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Rethinking Arizona's Identity Theft Laws

On May 2, a federal court in Arizona allowed Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to continue his workplace raids to search for undocumented immigrants using false identities to work. In the wake of this decision, we should reconsider how we define identity theft. Show More Summary

See the face of American fascism: Decoding sheriff Joe Arpaio’s anti-bestiality video

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Is this the face of American fascism? Whiter than white – his hands skeletally pale – and showing all his 83 years, Joe Arpaio, the minority-persecuting sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, warns the public against yet another enemy in its midst. First it was Barack Obama, who Arpaio insists is...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio: It’s not my fault that my racial profiling program cost taxpayers $40 million

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio insisted he will run for a seventh term as Maricopa County sheriff, despite facing possible criminal charges after being held in contempt of court for flouting a judge’s orders, 12News reports. Arpaio has already racked up a $40 million bill to taxpayers in his...

Voting has become harder in Arizona without federal oversight — and people are angry

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Voting is hard in Arizona, and people are angry PHOENIX — When the U.S. Supreme Court threw out major provisions of the Voting Rights Act three years ago, Maricopa County in Arizona moved quickly to lower the cost of holding elections. Among its first moves was to reduce the number of polling...

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio could face jail in profiling case

last weekNews : The Raw Story

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio in Contempt in Profiling Case Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” may face jail time or a takeover of his Maricopa County (Arizona) sheriff’s office after a federal judge found him in contempt of court for deliberating violating an...

Arizona Sheriff Arpaio in Contempt for Ignoring Court in Profiling Case

Joe Arpaio, America's self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff," may face jail time or a takeover of his Maricopa County (Arizona) sheriff’s office after a federal judge found him in contempt of court for deliberating violating an order to stop profiling Latinos solely on the assumption that they're in the country illegally. Judge G. Show More Summary

Hours-long lines, goofs with ballot materials. Why can't Arizona hold elections?

When the Supreme Court threw out major elements of the Voting Rights Act three years ago, Maricopa County in Arizona moved quickly to lower the cost of holding elections. Among its first moves was to reduce the number of polling centers from 200 to 60. With fewer locations, the state allowed voters...

Joe Arpaio, 'America's toughest sheriff,' found in contempt of court in racial profiling case

A federal judge in Arizona has ruled that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio intentionally violated the judge's orders to end profiling of Latinos 19 times, a decision that raises the possibility he could face criminal charges. U.S. District Court Judge Murray Snow found Arpaio and three of his...

Sheriff Joe Arpaio Found In Contempt Of Court In Racial Profiling Case

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and three of his top officials were found to be in civil contempt on Friday after a federal judge ruled that he violated court orders stemming from a 2007 racial profiling case. U.S. Show More Summary

Federal Judge Finds Arpaio in Contempt

A federal judge ruled Friday that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in civil contempt of federal court on three counts, AZ Central reported. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that Arpaio and three of his top aides violated a federal order intended to stop racial profiling in his jurisdiction, according to the newspaper. Show More Summary

Judge delivers major blow to Sheriff Joe Arpaio in racial profiling case

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge found Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in contempt for violating a court order meant to stop racial profiling, the Arizona Republic reports. The civil ruling sets the stage for criminal contempt of court proceedings....

Charges dropped against prep football player who exposed himself in yearbook photo

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Arizona announced Wednesday that high school football player Hunter Osborn will not face charges after he exposed himself during the team’s yearbook photo as a prank. Officials dismissed the case after all 69 people at the photo shoot — who were considered “victims” — declined to press charges. An […]

Court lifts ban on Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio’s workplace raids

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal appeals court on Monday lifted a court order blocking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s use of workplace raids to enforce Arizona laws that make it a crime for illegal immigrants to use stolen identities to obtain work. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said...

It’s Good News for John McCain!

Meth: the official drug of the Republican Party. On Tuesday afternoon, Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies arrested Emily Pitha, an independent political consultant working for Senator John McCain’s re-election campaign, during a drug bust at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. Police made the arrest after her boyfriend signed for a package from the Netherlands containing more […]

John McCain’s fundraiser busted for a meth lab with LSD, coke, heroin and counterfeit cash

4 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Sen. John McCain’s re-election fundraisers all list the same name as the RSVP contact, but that name also showed up as a person arrested during the bust of a meth lab Tuesday. In Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff’s deputies made arrests when they found an operational meth lab as well as...

Judge rejects lawsuit seeking to void Arizona primary election results

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A judge on Tuesday tossed out a legal challenge to a problem-plagued presidential preference election in Arizona, ruling that the woes at the polls were not due to fraud. Maricopa County Superior Court Judge David Gass said there were insufficient grounds for granting the request to void the...

Judge dismisses challenge to Arizona presidential primary

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge David Gass ruled that a Tucson man challenging the results hadn't proven fraud and hadn't shown long lines in Maricopa County or registration problems statewide with the election would have changed the results. Attorneys for the state and counties argued the problems didn't rise to the level of misconduct needed to discount the results. [...]Show More Summary

Brittney Griner Ordered to Pay Glory Johnson Child Support

After a short marriage and even faster divorce, WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have finally hashed out their child support issues. A Maricopa County, Ariz., judge ordered Griner to pay Johnson $2,516.97 a month in child support for the twins to which Johnson gave birth, according to ESPN. Show More Summary

Poll worker testifies on AZ voting problems: ‘Every single time it happened — it was a Democratic voter’

last monthNews : The Raw Story

An Arizona poll worker testified Monday that dozens of voters — all of them Democrats — were affected by a computer glitch during last month’s primary election. Dianne Post, an attorney and Maricopa County poll worker, testified that the computer system checking in voters would...

“2 million ballots botched in latest Maricopa County fiasco”

KPNX: In yet another elections embarrassment for Maricopa County, two million ballots were printed with the wrong Spanish-language description for a ballot proposition May 17, resulting in a massive reprinting of ballots and mailing of postcards to correct the mistake. This … Continue reading ?

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