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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 past 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.

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  1. Death and Laxness
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    If the jailers had paid attention, they might have noticed that Jose Rodriquez was dying
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  2. Arpaio Tries to Plug Leaks
    News
    Sheriff's Office suspends, transfers officers suspected of talking to New Times
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  3. Mutiny at the County
    Feature
    Sheriff Arpaio's deputies say his vaunted posse does little more than waste money and slake their boss's thirst for publicity
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  4. Say You Ain't Slow, Joe
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  5. Grave Misgivings
    News
    Why some people don't dig Sheriff Arpaio's chain-gang pauper burials
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  6. The Grave Truth About Sheriff Joe
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  7. Tepid Response Force
    News
    The county attorney promises to get to the bottom of Sheriff Arpaio's spending -- by asking for a state audit that was already scheduled
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  8. Joe Enhancement Fund
    News
    Sheriff Arpaio used jail-enhancement funds to pay for a lawsuit and videos of his TV appearances
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  9. Sentence: 90 Days of Pain
    News
    Jail inmate with 50 bullet fragments in arm waits months for medical treatment
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  10. Boxer Rebellion
    News
    When it comes to Sheriff Arpaio's underwear policy, taxpayers are taking it in the shorts
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  11. News Blackout
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  12. Feds Probe Alleged Abuse in County Jail
    News
    Joe Arpaio's famous jail is now the subject of a Justice Department investigation into possible civil rights violations
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  13. Earth to Joe
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  14. Joe Arpaio's Tent City
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  15. Jailhouse Blues
    Feature
    Pack 'em in and take away their rights. That's Sheriff Joe Arpaio's philosophy
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  16. What Part of a Horse's Anatomy Is Joe Arpaio?
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