According to one nationally-recognized expert in correctional medicine, the medical care in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's vast incarceration complex is not just potentially hazardous to the health of pretrial detainees and jail staff, but to the general public as well. Dr. Robert Cohen, a member of New York ... More >>
For Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 81st birthday, he's not getting 81 whacks on the fanny from federal Judge G. Murray Snow. Rather, in a hearing today at the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in downtown Phoenix, Snow signaled that he's inclined to give the aged autocrat something even less welcome, for t ... More >>
U.S. District Judge G. Murray Snow just handed the ACLU, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the law firm Covington & Burling, all Latinos, and everyone who has strived for justice in Maricopa County a reason to celebrate over the long holiday weekend by ruling against Sheriff J ... More >>
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More than four years after it was first filed, and more than three years since the American Civil Liberties Union lodged its amended complaint in the case, the big racial profiling lawsuit against Sheriff Joe Arpaio -- Melendres v. Arpaio -- will finally go to trial this summer.That is, i ... More >>
I suppose his hair can grow over that when need be...Phoenix-area anarchists earned the right to wear their Zapatista-like bandannas Saturday in a full-on street battle at 8th Avenue and Jefferson, with anarchists and assorted counter-demonstrators on one side, and the Phoenix Police Department and ... More >>
This guy's denouncing neo-Nazis? What a joke...Don't laugh, but neo-Nazi-huggin' state Senate President-elect Russell Pearce is denouncing the neo-Nazis.Talk about man bites dog.Seems Pearce told KPHO that the National Socialist Movement members coming to Phoenix for an anti-illegal immigrant bash a ... More >>
The "architect" of Arizona's ethnic cleansing laws, stymied by the 9th CircuitTo borrow a phrase from that great modern philosopher Flavor Flav, when it comes to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal's recent ruling on Prop 200, don't believe the hype.Because hype, fake outrage and panic is basically what ... More >>
The feds are nippin' at Arpaio's heels, finallyAssistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez has sent a letter to Sheriff Joe's legal counsel, threatening to sue the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office if it does not comply with the U.S. Department of Justice's investigation into allegations of civil ri ... More >>
Rubin Lucio and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray being arrested at Fourth Avenue Jail today Phoenix exploded today in a fit of anti-SB 1070 rage that only a summer rain seems to have dampened for the moment. Scores of activists including Phoenix civil rights leader Salvador Reza of the organization Pue ... More >>
Activists unfurl an anti-SB 1070 banner high over downtown PhoenixIn a daring act of civil disobedience in downtown Phoenix this evening, at least four activists occupied a tall crane near Central Avenue and Jefferson Street and deployed a huge banner that read "Stop the Hate," with red lines crossi ... More >>
Governor Brewer, outside federal court ThursdayIn a day filled with protests, arrests, legal arguments, an appearance by the governor, and at least one certified neo-Nazi, the most significant developments in the SB 1070 saga happened within the Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthouse in Phoenix, n ... More >>
Attorney Stephen Montoya (center) with Phoenix police officer David Salgado (left) and CPLC President Edmundo Hidalgo (right) With the cries of demonstrators on both sides of the SB 1070 debate reverberating inside the steamy glass cage of Phoenix's Sandra Day O'Connor U.S. Courthous ... More >>
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder: Still waiting on the "results" of the Arpaio probeWith demonstrators outside the Phoenix federal courthouse clamoring for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's head, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder today characterized the Department of Justice investigation into Arpaio's office a ... More >>
from MCSO.org Durango Jail, where some of the 500 hunger strikers are being held Phoenix civil rights activist Salvador Reza and Univision Channel 33 are reporting that there is a hunger strike on in Joe's jails, with about 500 prisoners joining in the action to protest the atrocious food ser ... More >>
By John Dickerson Six attorneys and a federal judge wrangled in U.S. District Court for three and a half hours this week over the issue of moving forward with possibly the most important inmates’ rights lawsuit ever filed against the Maricopa County Sheriff Office: Hart vs. Arpaio. Lawyer Dennis ... More >>
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