Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he’ll begin separating veterans in his county jail from the other inmates and put them in a “patriotic decor” in order to help them overcome the problems that got them incarcerated. It won’t include felons or those in jail for violent crimes. According to ABC, that will include […]
In Phoenix, more than 100 veteran inmates have been told they will be moving to a segregated wing of the Maricopa County Jail. During a press conference today, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally announced his plan to house approximately 150 veteran inmates together, in...
Not content to let some silly South Carolina sheriff have all the fun, Maricopa County Sheriff and proud 'Murcan Joe Arpaio announced he would not lower his agencies' flags to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela, as President Obama had requested. Read more...
Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio believes he’s a hero for his $.56 Thanksgiving dinner offering to his inmates. “Thanksgiving menu is all set!,” Arpaio wrote on Twitter. “Hope the inmates give thanks for this special meal being served in the jails tomorrow.” According to a menu Arpaio posted, Maricopa County, Ariz. inmates received the […]
The Huffington Post was none too pleased with Arizona’s Sheriff Joe Arpaio over his cost-cutting efforts with his county jail’s Thanksgiving Day menu. “Joe Arpaio Offers Inmates, Fed Only Twice A Day, 56-Cent Thanksgiving Meal,” author Shadee Ashtari cried. Show More Summary
In a county that neighbors the jurisdiction of Joe Arpaio, America’s Trollingest Sheriff, law enforcement says an inmate was so desperate to stay in America that he horribly murdered his cellmate. This is because a concrete box is, according...Show More Summary
From Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his controversial raids on and detentions of immigrants to Rush Limbaugh and his rhetoric about “feminazis,” some white men, those which sociologist Michael Kimmel terms “angry white men,” are resisting perceived challenges against their masculinity and historical experiences of privilege. In his new book Angry White Men, Kimmel has interviewed […]
Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a tumor on America, a sack of poison with the reptilian instincts of the worst ad salesman you've ever met. Fuck him. Photo via Flickr user Gage Skidmore It’s obvious America’s prison system has got a lot of problems—from...Show More Summary
Well of course he does: Borderhawk Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio told a Phoenix radio program on Tuesday he wants an unmanned aerial vehicle "or two" to help his department crack down on drugs. […] "A fleet? I want one, or two," Arpaio said. Show More Summary
PHOENIX (Reuters) - Attorneys for hard-line Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio will appeal a judge's ruling ordering the appointment of a monitor to ensure that his officers no longer use racial profiling, especially of Latinos, in their efforts to crack down...
Phoenix, AZ – Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to get his hands on some drones. The controversial Maricopa County sheriff told ABC15 that he’s looking for a couple of unmanned (and unarmed) drones to help him keep an eye on his turf, but admitted that getting them will be difficult. Show More Summary
Interviews today with President Obama and controversial Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio officially launched Fusion with a special edition of the new America With Jorge Ramos. Actually, Fusion kicked off three minutes beforehand at 3:57 PM...Show More Summary
Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio suffered his latest blow recently when a federal judge ordered a monitor put in place to make sure he and his deputies don't harass Hispanics anymore. Arpaio, an 81-year-old who calls himself...Show More Summary
Arizona taxpayers paid more than $120,000 in one year to protect Arizona’s most notorious, anti-immigration law enforcement official from death threats around the clock. The post Anti-Immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Security Detail Costs Taxpayers More Than $120,000 In Overtime Pay appeared first on ThinkProgress.
A federal judge in Arizona has delivered a major – and hopefully final – victory in the fight to stop Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) from racial profiling and illegal detentions that target Latinos. In a ruling on Wednesday, U.S. Show More Summary
PHOENIX - A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday ordered a monitor be appointed to oversee the work of hard-line Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio to ensure that his officers no longer use racial profiling, especially of Latinos, when cracking down on illegal immigration.
Inmates in Arizona’s Maricopa County jail system already have it harder than most other prisoners. By decree of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, they are only given two meals a day, which they must pay for out of pocket. All inmates, even the mentally ill, are made to wear pink underwear, sometimes by force (the subject of recent litigation). Show More Summary
Get sent to jail in Arizona’s Maricopa County and you’ll be experiencing some serious life changes. And for the meat eaters, that includes going vegetarian.
Welcome to Maricopa County Jail, the closest thing America has to a real, live medieval dungeon. On today’s menu? We hope you like the vegetarian option, because there is only the vegetarian option. All kidding aside, Maricopa County jails have enjoyed a lot of limelight over the years thanks to the cruel/hilarious (not sure) reign... Show More Summary
CHICAGO -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio recently told members of the Arizona Minuteman border-watch movement that they could end up "seeing 30 rounds fired into them" if they're not more careful where they point their guns. Arpaio issued his warning...Show More Summary