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Sheriff Joe Arpaio Will Be Charged With Criminal Contempt of Court

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio—famous for his hard-line anti-immigration stance, dressing jail inmates in pink underwear, and housing inmates in Korean War tents in the desert heat—will be charged Wednesday with criminal contempt of court by the US Department of Justice for refusing to stop conducting immigration patrols, according to the Associated Press. "America's Toughest Sheriff," already embroiled in a tough re-election fight to win a seventh term, will face trial on December 6, the Arizona Republic reports.
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