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

11 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."

13 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

11 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

11 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?

11 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

11 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

11 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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Arizona Democrats Call for Federal Investigation into Local GOP Lawmakers' Role in Riot

10 days ago by Josh Kelety
The letter calls out Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, Mark Finchem, and Anthony Kern.
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The Departed 2020: Arizonans We’ll See on the Other Side

17 days ago by New Times Staff
Final farewells to notable Arizonans we lost this year.
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Biden Backs DACA, Limits Deportations in Win for Arizona Immigration Advocates

2 days ago by Josh Kelety
Arizona pro-immigration advocates praised Joe Biden's executive order preserving the DACA program.

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