Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s History and Legacy

By: Friday October 4, 2013 6:00 pm

This past Wednesday, Arizona Federal District Court Judge Murray Stone announced his decision, and thusly, Native Americans and Chicanos achieved their re-installation of civil rights for being free from “racial profiling.” Consequently, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MSCO) will now have to undergo the requisite “monitor” or “oversight” that covers all law enforcement operations.


The Theft of Voting Rights in Arizona

By: Thursday November 15, 2012 2:53 pm

What’s happening in Arizona right now, relatively under the radar in the traditional media (with a few notable exceptions), approaches the kind of thing you’d expect out of a banana republic. The short version is that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio didn’t want to lose re-election, so he and his colleagues tried to make sure that nobody of the Latino persuasion would be allowed to vote. And they used a variety of tactics to ensure that result. That’s pretty much what’s going on.

DoJ Continues Closing Cases, Ends One Investigation Into Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio

By: Saturday September 1, 2012 10:30 am

I wouldn’t be surprised if they started to post lists of all the cases they’ve successfully closed over the years. Forget conviction rates, the “wrapped up without charges” rates must be through the roof!

Fatster’s News Roundup from June 18, 2012

By: Tuesday June 19, 2012 6:18 am

A roundup of news stories from late Monday, including articles on the War of 1812, Justice Scalia, immigration hysteria, Joe Arpaio, Chris Christie, Koch Brothers, Digby, Al Gore, buyology, Roman Catholic nuns, Google, Japan and more.

Late Night FDL: Penis Envy

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 8:00 pm

Having read and heard a great deal about Romney’s Cranbrook hazing story today, at first I sort of agreed with Greg Sargent that it was an insignificant incident, happened when he was a teenager, etc. But I’d then have to ask Sargent and others: Did you really ever do anything like that?

DoJ Sues Joe Arpaio for Civil Rights Violations

By: Thursday May 10, 2012 6:13 pm

The Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division has filed suit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, alleging discriminatory police conduct against Latino citizens.

Beyond May Day, Frustrated Immigrant Movement Forges Ahead

By: Saturday May 5, 2012 1:25 pm

May Day has historically had a pro-migrant message, from its origins in 19th-century working-class Chicago, to its revival in 2006 as a day of protest for immigration reform. But this year, even with the added momentum of Occupy Wall Street, the pro-immigrant mobilizations were relatively modest, according to advocates, though the struggles facing immigrants are growing more dire.

AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Media Conspiracy Against Birthers Is ‘Bigger than Watergate”

By: Monday March 19, 2012 12:40 pm

Arizona’s nutty Sheriff Joe Arpaio wonders why the media is isn’t all worked up over claims about President Obama’s birthplace. This man and the rest of the birther crowd are in serious need of time on the couch. Especially Arpaio, who holds a position of power. While on the AZ taxpayer’s dime, his power-mad, paranoid behavior surely needs to be addressed, but no, he’s going off half-cocked ad nauseum, egged on by WorldNetDaily.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Continues His Off-the-Rails Birther ‘Investigation’ – The President Is Kenyan

By: Friday March 9, 2012 5:17 pm

Oh, please. Will he ever give it a rest? Who the F cares what this fool digs up? “News site” WND publishes every breathless utterance by Arizona’s barely-tethered-to-reality Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County.

Arpaio Cited By DoJ for Unconstitutional Policing

By: Thursday December 15, 2011 11:40 am

In a stinging report, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division released their findings of a two-year investigation into Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, showing that he unfairly targeted Latinos and discriminated against them at the expense of other crimes in his jurisdiction, including sexual assault crimes.

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