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Obama Appointee David Hickton Targets 24-Year Ohio Resident & Father of Two US Citizens

Yesterday, in response to fierce and growing criticism about the Obama Administration’s record-breaking deportations, the President declared he was the “Champion-in-Chief” for immigration. Apparently, his political appointees haven’t gotten the message. We’ve known for years that the Department of Homeland Security, particularly ICE and Border Patrol, are out of control and their big boss—the President—has … Continue reading »

A Loss For Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Court: Judge Won't Dismiss Bias Case Brought By Dept. Of Justice

This is a headline we like to see: Arizona Sheriff Arpaio Loses Bid to Dismiss U.S. Bias Lawsuit The loss against Sheriff Joe means the lawsuit against him will proceed: Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department that accuses him and his officers … Continue reading »

DOJ Lawsuit Against Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio Reveals Broad Range of Misconduct

Perhaps one of the most notable things about the lawsuit the Department of Justice filed against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio last week is its breadth.  Arpaio is being charged with quite a range of offenses, from mistreating Latino prisoners to mass racial profiling to intimidation of political opponents to violent misconduct.  The Associated Press today highlights … Continue reading »

Round Up: DOJ Files Suit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Yesterday, the DOJ filed a suit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” after infamous Joe decided to be his usual belligerent self. Sheriff Joe has refused to comply with the Department of Justice’s terms after he was found to have “engage[d] in a pattern or practice of unconstitutional policing” and had “a chronic … Continue reading »

Department of Justice Sues Maricopa County's Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The Department of Justice announced yesterday that it is filing a lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, following a months-long delay during which “America’s Most Corrupt Sheriff” refused to reform his enforcement practices or agree to the independent oversight of a monitor. The development is the latest in a series of events that began … Continue reading »