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Was Arizona's primary debacle voter suppression, incompetence, or both?

Maricopa County Recorder Helen Purcell, the person in charge of the total disaster that was voting in Phoenix in the primary election on March 22, has taken the blame for what she calls "a giant mistake," cutting polling locations by...Show More Summary

Maricopa County, Arizona, can't afford elections, but MLB team wants taxpayers to upgrade stadium

This week the Arizona legislature will open hearings into the clusterfuck that took place in Maricopa County last Tuesday, usually referred to as the Arizona primary, although technically ours is not a primary—it’s the Presidential Preference...Show More Summary

Arizona's primary mess no surprise to American Indians familiar with history of voter suppression

Those long lines at the polling stations in Maricopa County, Arizona, during last week’s primary elections were, at least in part, a product of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Shelby County ruling three years ago. That decision wrecked a key element of the Voting Rights Act. Show More Summary

This week in the war on voting: When voter suppression went awry in Arizona

Welcome to the return of our war on voting series, a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. All the white voters in Maricopa County, Arizona—Republican, Democrat, and independent—got a lesson about voter suppression when their...Show More Summary

How many inmates have died in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails? Who knows, but it's a big number.

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Last week, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio concluded a contempt of court hearing that revealed what we’ve always known about the old coot: his office engages in racial profiling, he thinks he’s above the law enough to ignore court...Show More Summary

Morning Digest: America's most reviled sheriff might finally get the boot next year

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off: ? Maricopa County, AZ: Republican Joe Arpaio has spent his two-plus decades as Maricopa County sheriff cultivating his reputation as the most notorious law enforcement official in America. He's known for his abusive treatment...Show More Summary

Judge: 'I am more concerned with Sheriff Arpaio's willingness to tell the truth'

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

So, on Friday Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and a handful of his flunkies concluded a 20-day contempt of court hearing before US District Court Judge Murray Snow. It’s been a fun ride and it ain’t over by any stretch. The hearing,...Show More Summary

Sheriff Arpaio spends up to $1 million to smear judge, fails miserably

9 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Living in central Phoenix, I went to some of Netroots last week. After Sen. Elizabeth Warren's barn-burner on Friday, about 300 people, led by Puente Arizona, marched to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail (one-minute video of the protest above). Show More Summary

Jan Brewer and Joe Arpaio totally have Trump's back!

10 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump's new image consultant, Maricopa County Sherriff Joe Arpaio Donald Trump may be pushing the GOP establishment to the brink, but two high-profile conservative Americans are totally on board with him: Arizona's own Sherriff Joe Arpaio and former Gov. Show More Summary

The Summer of Joe: Sheriff Arpaio's court cases

11 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Pass the popcorn That's "cases" with an "s," as in plural, as in more than one. This week Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio celebrated his 83rd birthday, so we might pause a moment and light an Old Yankee candle that smells like 113-degree Tent City sweat. Show More Summary

Appeals court panel casts doubt on Arizona sheriff's lawsuit against Obama's immigration actions

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio A federal appeals court panel Monday was not impressed with a legal challenge to President Obama's 2014 immigration actions brought by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio last November. Lindsay Dunsmuir has the details: Two of the three judges weighing the case at the U.S. Show More Summary

What county sheriff might spend $10 million to get re-elected? You guessed it: Arpaio

The $10 million man Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has cost the people of his county nearly $45 million in lawsuits that were filed by victims whose civil rights were violated—people who were unfairly harassed, illegally detained or arrested, tortured or even killed. Show More Summary

Sheriff Arpaio admits to crimes in order to avoid trial. Victims: 'This won't fly'

Yes I'm guilty. Can we move on now? Very quietly this week, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's attorneys filed papers admitting that the blowhard and his deputies committed a crime, several in fact. Arpaio admitted he violated federal court orders that stem from a racial profiling case filed last year. Show More Summary

Joe Arpaio investigates DOJ and the judge who found him guilty of racial profiling

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Can you say vindictive peckerhead? Of course you can: "Sheriff Joe Arpaio." Earlier this week I reported that Arpaio had cost citizens of Maricopa County in Arizona $975,000, the result of another lawsuit filed against the sheriff and county. Show More Summary

What else is new? Joe Arpaio costs taxpayers another $975,000

Sheriff Joe Arpaio In the broader scheme of shitty things, this ain't much, just another $975,000 that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has cost taxpayers for his unethical and at times illegal shenanigans. Monday the 9th Circuit Court...Show More Summary

'They want to change the Constitution to save Arpaio'

Dear Joe... A few weeks ago I noted that a bunch of toadies for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio planned to recruit a "shadow army" to patrol the locations where petitioners are gathering signatures for the Arpaio recall. The group's instructional handout [PDF] says their "warriors" shouldn't get thuggy with people (they had to mention that). Show More Summary

Elderly diabetic Latino held in Arpaio's jail 6 months for using fake SSN. He was innocent.

Beginning in 2005, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was able to fortify his police state thanks in part to the handiwork of County Attorney Andrew Thomas, who provided the sheriff legal cover for his unconstitutional tactics. WhenShow More Summary

Sheriff Arpaio turns Sandy Hook massacre into PR stunt

Sheriff Joe "You could say everything I do is a publicity stunt." — Sheriff Joe Arpaio Sadly, few people are surprised by this, that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio would use the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School to get his pasty mug on the TV news. Show More Summary

PAC Plus coalition organizes voters, targets Mitt Romney in Spanish and English

Starting in Arizona, where TV ads will run in Phoenix, Tucson and Yuma in Spanish and English linking Mitt Romney to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, a new PAC Plus (PAC+) coalition of people...Show More Summary

No arrests. But Sheriff Joe Arpaio blames 'illegals' for smuggling ton of pot in latest seizure

The pick-up and some of the ton of marijuana seized by Sheriff Joe Arpaio's boys. (MCSO) Somebody in the public relations department of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona has a wicked sense of humor even though, or perhaps because, s/he works for Joe Arpaio. Show More Summary

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