8. Joe Arpaio didn’t seem to care much about sex crimes occurring in Maricopa County. Like at all. Hundreds of sexual assault and child-molestation cases were allegedly ignored and mishandled by his sheriff’s office while Arpaio chased the spotlight. Arpaio’s meticulously cultivated tough guy image didn’t extend to harsh treatment for sex criminals. Wonder why? Maybe it’s because one of his “Sheriff’s Posse” members was a big fan of child porn. … [Read more...] about The Maricopa County Cavalcade of Horrors: Joe Arpaio’s 10 Greatest Hits
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The documents gave a damning picture of Thomas and David Hendershott, Arpaio’s longtime chief deputy, who vigorously continued their efforts even after the grand jury questioned two cases, as well as the prosecution’s motives. The grand jurors voted to “end the inquiry” into Donahoe along with one concerning supervisors spending county money to sweep their offices for bugs they thought Arpaio’s deputies may have planted. … [Read more...] about The Prosecutor on Trial: Ex-Maricopa County Attorney Faces Disbarment for Political Acts
Bracamontes, who had been deported multiple times before his crime spree, last entered the country while George W. Bush was president, sometime between May 2001 and February 2002, when there is a record for his marriage in Arizona, according to the Sacramento Bee. … [Read more...] about Trump’s new immigration ad was panned as racist. Turns out it was also based on a falsehood.
All of this spun out of a civil, racial profiling lawsuit against Arpaio, who heads the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona. The complaint alleged he engaged in systemic abuses. The self-styled “America’s Toughest Sheriff” is infamous for his tough talk against undocumented immigrants. He was already found in contempt of court because of the aforementioned issues (refusing to stop immigration patrols, etc), but that wasn’t a criminal issue until now. Another judge, not Snow, will preside over this separate case. … [Read more...] about ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff’ Faces Federal Criminal Contempt Claim
His officers stopped Latino drivers four to nine times more frequently than they stopped others, and Arpaio became known for using derogatory terms such as “Mexican bitches.” He also oversaw a series of bizarre and draconian tactics in his county’s prison system, including forcing some people to parade around in pink underwear and reportedly calling his state’s jail a “concentration camp.” His office also ignored hundreds of sex abuse cases, according to an Associated Press investigation. … [Read more...] about Mike Pence Praises Sheriff Joe Arpaio As ‘Champion’ Of The Law