Before leading the way for other states to pursue immigration laws, Arizona passed a ban on human smuggling in 2005 that has led to more than 2,100 arrests and drawn criticism for a tactic in which people who pay to be sneaked into the country are charged as conspirators to the crime.Read More »
Officials approved a $3.2 million settlement of a lawsuit by a diabetic woman's family members who alleged she was denied medical treatment while incarcerated in one of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jails.Read More »
In Arizona, Republicans are losing the battle over Hispanic voters.
Hispanic voter registration leans Democratic by a wide margin, and polling reinforces their support for Democratic candidates.
A court has rejected Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to reconsider its ruling that criticized jail officers' decision to force pink underwear onto a mentally ill inmate who erroneously believed his jailers were trying to rape him.Read More »
Voters will decide Tuesday whether to give the self-proclaimed toughest sheriff in America a sixth term as he faces his most serious political challenge.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s re-election campaign launched a robocall Monday warning that county officials don’t want voters to give their early ballot to anyone who offers to deliver it to the recorder’s office.
But that warning, the elections officials say, is not accurate.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio has become an almost unstoppable force in his 20 years in office by driving home two themes: that he will unceasingly crack down on crime and, more recently, illegal immigration.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has launched a TV commercial that accuses his Democratic rival Paul Penzone of abusing his wife in a 2003 domestic dispute.Read More »
The unmistakable scent of pepperoni pizza, the crackle of adolescent laughter and a buzz of excitement filled Wesley Bolin Plaza on the evening of Oct. 9, as a crowd of about 300 young Hispanic volunteers congratulated one another and shared the personal stories that brought them there.Read More »
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office has agreed to further investigate 28 sex-crimes cases as part of a re-examination of more than 400 alleged sexual assaults that the agency failed to adequately investigate between 2005 and 2008.Read More »