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Joe Arpaio in Non-Compliance, U.S. Department of Justice Threatens To Sue MCSO

10 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Assistant 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 rights violations against the agency.You can read the entire letter, here...
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AZ ADL calls on U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Sheriff Joe Arpaio's bogus "crime suppression sweeps."

12 years ago by Stephen Lemons
The Arizona chapter of the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement this afternoon calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to look into accusations of racial profiling by the MCSO as part of Sheriff Joe's anti-immigrant dragnets. The press release reads: ADL CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION INTO ALLEGATIONS OF PROFILING SURROUNDING MARICOPA...
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U.S. Department of Justice Files SB 1070 Lawsuit Against Arizona

10 years ago by Stephen Lemons
As was anticipated, the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit today in federal district court against the state of Arizona and Governor Jan Brewer over Arizona's new "papers, please" legislation, SB 1070.In the lawsuit, the United States government "seeks to declare invalid and preliminarily and permanently enjoin the enforcement of S.B...
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Joe Arpaio Watch: U.S. Department of Justice Team in Phoenix, Activists Impatient with Investigators

10 years ago by Stephen Lemons
According to several sources, a team of eight to nine U.S. Department of Justice investigators looking into civil rights violations by Sheriff Joe Arpaio was in Phoenix this week. On Sunday, February 21, they met with around 15 anti-Arpaio activists, some of whom gave them a tongue-lashing for dragging their...
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Joe Arpaio Sued by U.S. Department of Justice: What Took the Feds So Long?

10 years ago by Stephen Lemons
After more than a year and a-half of investigation, requests for documents and access, and threats and deadlines, the U.S. Department of Justice has at last, reluctantly, taken some action and sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio in federal court to force him to cooperate with its civil rights probe of his...
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Prescient U.S. Justice Department Report on Courtroom Safety Released as Vegas Killer Struck

10 years ago by Paul Rubin
We were rummaging through the post-holiday e-mail riffraff this morning, and happened onto this timely report from the U.S. Department of Justice. It concerns the growing number of threats to federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, and federal prosecutors (from members of the community, not, mind you, from the likes of a county...
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U.S. Justice Department's Public Integrity Boss Blasts Arpaio/Thomas Lawyer

10 years ago by Paul Rubin
Remember the big news yesterday when Andy Thomas and Joe Arpaio claimed "victory" for convincing the U.S. Department of Justice's Public Integrity Section to investigate myriad claims they've been making about alleged "corruption" in Maricopa County? It should come as no shock that the spin, as manufactured by Joe and...
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The Departed: Those We Lost in 2019

2 months ago by New Times Staff
Life is like a highway — with a precipitous cliff at the end that we all must drive off. For the following Arizonans, the road ended in 2019.
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EPA Data: Phoenix Has Highest Levels in U.S. of Carcinogenic Gas Ethylene Oxide

4 months ago by Elizabeth Whitman
As the Trump administration rolls back dozens of environmental protections, it is proudly cracking down on ethylene oxide.
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Phoenix Is the Largest U.S. City Without Independent Police Oversight

8 months ago by Steven Hsieh
The Phoenix city council has stalled on an effort to implement independent oversight of the police. Things look different this year.

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