As Donald Trump seeks congressional support for his border wall, the Guardian's Paul Lewis meets Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff recently pardoned by Trump, and other local Republicans who are enraged over what they describe as an 'invasion' from Mexico. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) CNN reports that during his speech today to the National Sheriff’s Association, Attorney General Sessions said this: I want to thank every sheriff in America. Since our founding, the independently elected sheriff has been the people’s protector, who keeps law enforcement close to and accountable to people through the elected process. Show More Summary
A man killed a woman and drove the wrong way Wednesday on I-95 in Florida, causing multiple crashes before he was shot and killed by sheriff's deputies. Witnesses describe the chaotic scene to WPEC’s Paul Meuller.
A Maryland sheriff's office recruit accused of sex offenses involving a minor has been fired. News outlets report that 20-year-old Nicholas Paul Carini was arrested Wednesday in connection with an … Click to Continue »
A sheriff's lieutenant is accused of assaulting a woman in North Carolina. News outlets report that Morehead City police arrested 40-year-old David Paul Craft early Sunday morning. Documents say Craft … Click to Continue »
By DON THOMPSON and PAUL ELIAS The Associated Press RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE — A Northern California man killed two neighbors with whom he had been feuding before he went on a shooting rampage Tuesday at apparent random sites — including an elementary school that successfully locked him out — in a series of attacks where […]
(Paul Mirengoff) Linda Greenhouse, the former Supreme Court reporter for the New York Times, is often wrong but never in doubt. These days, she has no doubt that “we’re all living in Sheriff Joe [Arpaio] country now.” How so? Because...Show More Summary
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Outspoken Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the media fanned the flames in a flap with sheriffs over his directive they should hold immigrants without warrants and is calling news organizations "the most horrible...Show More Summary
Kentucky State Police say sheriff's deputies killed a murder suspect who had shot at them. State police Trooper Lloyd Cochran says in a statement that 57-year-old Paul E. Dolen of … Click to Continue »
The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office has fired one sergeant and placed another on administrative leave. The Bend Bulletin reports (http://bit.ly/2y2vgqH ) corrections Sgt. Paul Navarro was fired on Wednesday, while … Click to Continue »
Authorities say a 76-year-old man has died and his 16-year-old grandson was injured after the helicopter they were riding in crashed in mid-Michigan. The Midland County sheriff's department says Paul … Click to Continue »
A purveyor of fake news who became famous for influencing the 2016 presidential election has died, the man's brother said. Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Casey says 38-year-old Paul … Click to Continue »
(Paul Mirengoff) Whichever way one comes down regarding President Trump’s pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, I think it’s important to recognize the context in which Arpaio took the over-zealous law enforcement actions that led to his conviction. Show More Summary
The former second-in-command of the nation's largest sheriff's department was denied a new trial in a federal corruption case that also brought down his boss. Ex-Los Angeles County Undersheriff Paul … Click to Continue »
(Paul Mirengoff) My position on the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio is that it was a reasonable exercise of the president’s pardon power. Not pardoning the sheriff would also have been reasonable, in my opinion. Indeed, as I said in my post on the subject, I don’t like presidential pardons. Show More Summary
It wasn't just millions of Democrats that were left 'triggered' by Trump's pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio over the weekend as several prominent Republicans, including John McCain, Jeff Flake and Paul Ryan, also decided to take a very public stand against the decision. Show More Summary
The New York Times columnist sounds off on Trump's Arpaio pardon. Former Maricopa County Sherrif Joe Arpaio proudly referred to his tent city prison as a "concentration camp." The former sheriff was free to carry out his abuse and racial profiling almost freely, ignoring any requests to stop, for decades. Show More Summary
"Let’s call things by their proper names": Fascism, American Style, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: As sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Joe Arpaio engaged in blatant racial discrimination. His officers systematically targeted Latinos, often arresting them on spurious charges and...
Paul Krugman: “As sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., Joe Arpaio engaged in blatant racial discrimination. His officers systematically targeted Latinos, often arresting them on spurious charges and at least sometimes beating them up when they questioned those charges. Read the [...]
After President Donald Trump pardoned the former sheriff of Maricopa County, voices from across the political spectrum have criticized the decision.