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North Carolina Activists Protest Sheriff Joe Arpaio

“Americas Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio visited North Carolina last weekend to campaign for Jim Pendergraph, an ex sheriff who is running for Congress. Arpaio was met by dozens of protesters holding signs questioning why the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office didn’t … Continued

Tanton Network Leaps to the Defense of Arpaio After Scathing DOJ Report Released

Last week the Department of Justice published a scathing 22-page report on the policies and actions of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The sheriff in Maricopa County is, of course, none other than Joe Arpaio. Arpaio’s civil rights violations … Continued


Cross-Post: Probe Finds Arizona Sheriff Violated Civil Rights

Originally posted by NPR on December 15, 2011. Sheriff Joe Arpaio has a national reputation for being tough on crime, but now the Arizona lawman is in the spotlight for a different reason. On Thursday, the Department of Justice released … Continued

Cross-post: Music Legend Manu Chao Protests AZ Anti-immigrant Laws

Originally posted by World Music Central on December 9, 2011. In September 2011, international French-Spanish music star Manu Chao ended his United States tour with a free concert in Arizona in collaboration with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network’s ‘Alto … Continued


Sheriff Joe’s “crime sweep” commences amid the alleged murder of an American teenager by Border Patrol

Sheriff Joe Apaio’s reign of terror continues in Phoenix. And this time his antics are more dangerous than ever. Arpaio is launching another round of what he’s coined “crime suppression sweeps,” an aggressive show of force by deputies and armed … Continued


Arizona Humanitarian Leader Arrested and Released

A wave of peaceful protests that started on July 29 in Arizona did not go without retaliation. Among the many arrests by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, the most shocking was that of Sal Reza, a well-known human rights leader. … Continued


Armed Neo-Nazis Hunt Immigrants in Arizona Desert

The climate of fear in Arizona’s desert has just reached new levels. Stephen Lemons’ piece in yesterday’s Phoenix New Times clearly illustrates this as he documents his trip with J.T. Ready -a neo-Nazi and border vigilante. As previously reported by … Continued


Bad Week for Nativist Attorney Kris Kobach

Following up on widespread claims that anti-immigrant attorney Kris Kobach was being paid large sums by the Maricopa County Sheriff”s Office, Stephen Lemons of Feathered Bastard got a hold of the official contract between MCSO and Kobach. Kris Kobach, the … Continued


Ten Thousand March Against Arpaio

Yesterday’s march in Phoenix, Arizona drew 10,000 supporters locally and nationally. According to the Press Association: Ten thousand immigrant rights advocates have marched in front of a county jail in Phoenix against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s anti-immigration policies. A … Continued


March Today in Phoenix, Arizona

As you are reading this blog, close to 10,000 people are taking to the streets in Phoenix, Arizona in a show of solidarity against the oppressive authority of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. Over the past … Continued