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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. High-Speed Chaste
    Voas
    Will county auditors be Arpaio's Waterloo?
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  2. Muck My Day
    News
    Sheriff candidate fears dirty politics
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  3. Posse Galore
    Feature
    Staking out Maricopa County's wildest political race -- to unseat Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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  4. Soft Cell
    News
    Special handling for a federal prosecutor's drunken-driving case sparks controversy in sheriff's ranks
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  5. Cyber Nemeses
    Flashes
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  6. 2 Jokes, 1 Stage, 0 Laughs
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  7. The Joke's on You
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  8. Per Verse
    House
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  9. Chain Reaction
    Feature
    Why some inmates dig the pauper-planting female chain gang
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  10. The Plot To Assassinate Arpaio
    Feature
    It was a diabolical scheme. Problem is, most of it was hatched by the Sheriff's Office
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  11. Can't Get Their Phil
    Flashes
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  12. Moving Target
    News
    Vocal leader of deputy's group is candidate for dismissal
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  13. Service Clubbed
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  14. Blowing His Cool
    News
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is trying to fire another deputy who alleges wrongdoing in the sheriff's office
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  15. The Jokemobile
    News
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  16. Underwear Under Scrutiny
    News
    FBI subpoenas Posse Foundation records of sale of pink boxers
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  17. 109 Degrees of Incarceration
    News
    County inmate Lance Hawthorne died in a cell whose vent had been closed as a form of punishment
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  18. The Spider Mafia
    Flashes
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  19. Insider Account
    News
    One of sheriff's former henchmen tells of dubious tactics
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  20. Detention Mounts
    News
    County jails are understaffed, but there seems to be plenty of money for the sheriff's pet projects
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