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Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2009’

  • Poll shows high approval rating for Sheriff Joe

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio received a high approval rating in the¬†most recent¬†Cronkite/Eight poll. Sixty-one percent of Maricopa County voters said they approve or strongly approve of his job performance. Thirty-four percent disapprove or strongly disapprove. It’s one of those love-him-or-hate-him kinds of things, as …

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  • Suspect detainment criteria outlined in handbook

    It took about two weeks, but Sheriff Joe has figured out where he got the list of criteria to detain illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office released a statement earlier this week that noted he will continue to use a set of indicators – including an inability to speak English, unusual appearance and the location where people are stopped – to detain people who might be illegal immigrants.

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  • Sheriff Arpaio clarifies erroneous reference to U.S. law

    The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office just released the following statement. Rather than bloviate, I just pasted it below. But I will say it’s one of the first times I’ve seen his office admit a mistake.

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  • Sheriff Joe, a non-existent U.S. law and the next crime sweep

    “You said some nasty things about me. I take it that way.” That’s how my conversation with Sheriff Joe started. He was offended that I had said on television that he was trying to use a non-existent federal law to justify the continuation of his crime-suppression sweeps.

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  • Goldwater Institute report hammers Wilcox, DBE program

    A report by the Goldwater Institute indicates potential problems with the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program at Sky Harbor Airport and specific abuses of the system by Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox.

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  • Capitol Times earns 18 ANA awards, 10 national awards

    I realize this is blatant self-promotion, but I can’t help myself – I’m just so darn proud of our staff. It was a record-breaking year for the Arizona Capitol Times – at least in terms of awards won at the annual Arizona Newspaper Association’s journalism contest.

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  • Dems target Kyl in “Call ‘Em Out” campaign

    The Democratic National Committee has decided it’s time to call out Sen. Jon Kyl for his statements on the health care legislation. The “Call ‘Em Out” campaign now has three targets – all of them high-profile Republicans.

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