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
“He looks like a killer, not a retard,” Nathaniel Carr, a lawyer in Maricopa County, Arizona, wrote about his client, Israel Naranjo, who is now on death row. Naranjo has a standardized IQ score of 72, but Carr badly botched the introduction of this evidence at trial. Show More Summary
Arizona – An Arizona man left his 5-year-old granddaughter alone in a desert outside Phoenix with a loaded and cocked gun — so he could have “a few drinks and a cheeseburger,” Maricopa County authorities said Monday.Paul Rater, 62, was...Show More Summary
After downing a cheeseburger and a handful of drinks Sunday evening, Paul Rater called home and ordered his wife to come get him, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says, per the Arizona Republic. But instead of his wife showing up at the South Buckeye Equestrian Center, the cops did—and...
A Buckeye man is accused of leaving his 5-year-old granddaughter alone in the desert with a loaded handgun. Maricopa County authorities say 53-year-old Paul Armand Rater is being held on suspicion of two counts of child abuse and one count of child endangerment. Bond was set at $25,000 at Rater's...
A 56-year-old Washington state man is accused of offering his dog for human sexual purposes in exchange for sex with farm animals in Arizona. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office nabbed James Allen Darland in a sting operation in which a detective posed as a rancher on a bestiality website, the sheriff's office said in a release. Show More Summary
In a decision Thursday that will not change the status quo, Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Richard Gama said a 2012 Arizona law requiring abortionists to use federal standards in administering chemical abortions is unconstitutional. According to reporter Howard Fischer: The legal problem with the law, said Gama, is that it’s not fixed in stone. […]
Detectives found several naked pictures of Lytonya Hickbottom, 37, when they searched Ramon Cummings’ cell in Phoenix’s Fourth Avenue Jail, according to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office.
On a Tuesday morning earlier this month, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., waited near a side entrance of the Tent City Jail, the open-air compound he operates in Phoenix. Several female inmates were lined up before him, hands behind their backs, ankles linked by chains. Show More Summary
U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow ruled two years ago that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had systematically profiled Latinos during traffic stops, prioritizing the targeting of people in the country illegally on civil violations over fighting crime.
Agreement resolves allegations Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapio's office discriminated against Latino inmates, and issues of political retaliation
A federal judge has approved a deal between the U.S. Justice Department and Arizona’s Maricopa County to resolve accusations of civil rights abuses and dismissed the department’s lawsuit against controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies. The move by U.S. District Court Judge...
We're not sure what it was about the Maricopa County Jail that 29-year-old David Spurlock loved so much, but he certainly didn't want to leave. The post Freed Inmate Refuses To Leave Prison, Gets Re-Arrested For Trying To Steal Truck From Jail Lot appeared first on Crime Feed.
How can we miss you when you won't go away? An Arizona man arrested on alleged possession of meth apparently liked the jail in Maricopa County so much that he didn't want to leave. David Spurlock, 29, was released on Wednesday for the...Show More Summary
Glory Johnson's request for $20,000 a month in temporary spousal support from Brittney Griner was denied in an Arizona court on Thursday. Maricopa County, Arizona, Superior Court commissioner Jacki Ireland stated that Griner, after only a 28 day marriage to Johnson, is not responsible for any financial support after the annulment. Show More Summary
A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday rejected a constitutional challenge to President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, finding that Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph Arpaio lacks standing to bring the case.
U.S. marshals raided Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office “in search of evidence after a court-appointed special monitor said the agency had withheld hundreds of documents a federal judge had ordered to be turned over months ago,” the Arizona Republic [...]
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
Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio insisted on Thursday that President Barack Obama had used forged documents for proof of U.S. citizenship, but he told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he was not “stupid enough” to answer questions about the claim. During an interview on CNN,...
While Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s push against undocumented immigrants gets more national coverage, activists warned this week Arizona’s efforts to privatize court representation for defendants could also spread. “Everything that is done to immigrants is done to all of us...