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Sheriff Arpaio on Why He's Suing Obama: "Everybody Sues Me…I Can Sue Them"

We know that Sheriff Joe Arpaio is capable of being motivated by spite.  In 2009, Arpaio gloated that “after they went after me, we arrested 500 more [people] just for spite.”  When he was asked about it in 2012, Arpaio only doubled down: “It was wrong,” he said.  “It wasn’t 500.  It was thousands.” Arpaio is currently suing President … Continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is Suing Obama, But It's Arpaio Himself Who is in Serious Trouble With the Law

The Best/Worst of Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio Maricopa County’s infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio – aka the “most expensive Sheriff in America,” or “America’s meanest and most corrupt politician” — is currently suing President Obama over executive action for immigrants. Sheriff Arpaio should worry about his own legal problems closer to home, considering the lawsuits … Continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Who is Suing Obama, Is In Danger of Contempt of Court

Opponents of immigration reform like to treat Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio as some kind of tough-guy hero — Fox News today cut coverage of President Obama’s Nevada speech to switch to an interview with Arpaio.  And today, Arpaio became one of the first to announce that he will be filing a lawsuit against Obama over the … Continue reading »

Federal Judge Hauls Sheriff Arpaio Back to Court, Calls Arpaio Out for Defiance of Court Order

Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio, apparently, can’t stop getting into trouble. A long record of misdeeds finally caught up with Arpaio last fall, when US District Judge Murray Snow ordered Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) to cease enforcement practices that use racial profiling to discriminate against Latinos.  To ensure that the department complied, the judge … Continue reading »

A Rough Start in 2014 for the Anti-Immigrant Movement

Choice for GOP is Clear: Be Defined by the Nativists or Be Competitive With a Changing American Electorate It’s been a bad week for the anti-immigrant movement.  Actually, it’s been a bad couple of years.  They are facing criticism from the right, their standing with Republicans is waning and they have zero influence with Democrats. … Continue reading »

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: America's Most Expensive Sheriff

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, after decades of perpetrating criminally unjust enforcement practices against undocumented immigrants, is not sitting pretty these days, and seems to be finally facing his reckoning.  Last year, a federal judge found Arpaio and his department guilty of practicing discriminatory immigration enforcement tactics, including racial profiling, and ordered a court-appointed monitor to oversee the office … Continue reading »

Steve Seagal Apparently Considering Run for Arizona Governor

Apparently, actor-turned-fake-lawman Steven Seagal is thinking about running for governor of Arizona.  During an interview with ABC 15, Seagal promoted his reality TV show–shot in collaboration with none other than Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio–and talked about a potential future in politics.  As Seagal said: Joe Arpaio and I were talking about me running for … Continue reading »

MUST-WATCH: Fusion’s Jorge Ramos Interviews Sheriff Joe Arpaio

It’s an interview that Jorge Ramos has been teasing for months, but the anchor’s interview with Maricopa County’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio finally aired last weekend, ending the inaugural week of ABC News-Univision’s new joint network, Fusion. Heated and confrontational at times, Arpaio during his interview with Ramos maintained that his department does not “go around … Continue reading »

Federal Judge Orders Sheriff Joe Arpaio Must Have Court-Appointed Monitor for No Less than 3 Years

Last summer, we wrote extensively about a civil lawsuit against Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio that could finally make him answer for years of racial profiling and police-power abuse.  Now the Sheriff’s day of reckoning is coming, after a ruling from US District Judge Murray Snow (and months of negotiations) decided that Arpaio’s office must submit to … Continue reading »

Law Enforcement Officials Take A Stand Against Secure Communities and SAFE Act

Two of the most inaccurately named public policies have to be “Secure Communities” and the “SAFE Act.” Neither keeps communities secure or safe. Instead, they breed fear and profiling. And, some law enforcement officials are taking a stand against them, including one, Sheriff Marlin Gusman, who used to be on the other side. Immigration advocates … Continue reading »