Citizens Killed

While Incarcerated

Animals Killed
  • Dog Day Afternoon

    Sheriff Joe's goons launched an assault to make a misdemeanor arrest. The Raid left a burned house, a terrified neighborhood and a dead dog

    August 05, 2004
    Justin Delfino looked out the window of his Ahwatukee home and couldn't believe what he was seeing. It was shortly... More >>
Feathered Bastard
By Stephen Lemons
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Over the past 20 years, Phoenix New Times has reported on Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's serious abuse of power. The self-described "Toughest Sheriff in America" has fostered horrendous jail conditions, reckless police operations, and carried out personal vendettas against political rivals and members of the press. In the last year or more, he has also appointed himself enforcer of the nation's immigration laws in Arizona, and a whole new series of problems has emerged. Foremost, he and his deputies have violated the Constitutional rights of brown-skinned U.S. citizens and have committed outright cruelty against the undocumented.

Target Practice
Jail Conditions
Wasting Money
Politics and Paranoia
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