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Sharpton calls Arpaio a blight on Arizona’s civil rights record

With one exception - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Arizona addresses civil rights as well as any other state, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Oct. 16. "I think when the sheriff is out of town, Arizona is about as equal as everyone else when it comes to civil rights," Sharpton said before participating in a civil rights forum.

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Capitol Quotes 10/16 (access required)

"I still think there's a federal law out there that gives me the authority to do this. I might not have the right one, but there is one out there." - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, commenting on his authority to arrest illegal immigrants now that the federal government has changed the 287(g) agreement. He also was referring to the text of what he believed was a federal law that doesn't exist in U.S. Code.

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Feds mum on Arpaio’s upcoming crime sweep (access required)

In response to the loss of his agreement with the federal government that authorized his agency to enforce immigration law on the streets, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio pushed up the date of his next crime suppression sweep to Oct. 16 and said he would deliver any illegal immigrants found by his deputies to the Border Patrol. Federal officials aren't saying how they will react if he makes good on his vow.

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Beck presses Arpaio

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio appeared on The Glenn Beck Show last week to talk about DHS's move to end an agreement that allowed him to enforce federal immigration law. Beck started off the interview with a softball question for Arpaio, but as the interview went on, he appeared to grow skeptical of the sheriff's claims.

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Capitol Quotes 10/9 (access required)

"You get more radiation from the banana you ate in the morning than you get from standing beside that ore truck." - Ron Hochstein, president and chief operating officer of Denison, commenting on the danger of hauling uranium ore across tribal lands.

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Napolitano: Changes coming for immigration detention

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced a slate of reforms in the way Immigration and Customs Enforcement deals with the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrations it detains every year. Napolitano and ICE Assistant Secretary John Morton made the announcement on Oct. 6, outlining the need to tailor the agency's policies to its unique needs.

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