By Latina Staff | 10/03/2013 - 17:02
Racial profiling again, Sheriff? Guess we'll have to keep a close eye on you!
According to Fox News Latino, a federal judge ordered on Wednesday that Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio be appointed an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that Arpaio is complying with constitutional requirements, after finding his office engages in racial profiling.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/27/2013 - 09:30
A federal judge ruled that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office has profiled Latinos in routine patrols for undocumented immigrants. According to BBC, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” was sued by a group of Latino drivers who claimed that the 80-year-old’s deputies relied on race when choosing whom to stop during patrols.
By Kamren Curiel | 02/27/2013 - 13:39
Maricopa County is in the news again for its anti-immigrant practices. A study released last week by Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse found that Maricopa County Jail holds the title for most immigration holds in the country. The study also found that of the nearly one million people detained between 2008 and 2012, 800 were U.S. citizens.
By Samantha Leal | 11/01/2012 - 09:49
Paul Penzone, a retired police officer, is looking to become Maricopa's new sheriff -- a position currently held by Joe Arpaio, the controversial sheriff known for his outspoken nature on undocumented immigration and who has angered many with his hard stance.
Penzone, a Democrat who had worked for 21 years with the Phoenix police, criticized the work done by Republican Arpaio and is gunning for the Latino vote to help him win the election, reports Fox News Latino.
By Samantha Leal | 08/30/2012 - 09:41
The self-proclaimed "toughest sheriff in America" Joe Arpaio will soon need some defending of his own. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that two news executives for the Phoenix New Times can sue the Maricopa County sheriff's office for their arrests in 2007, according to the Huffington Post.
By Sally Mercedes | 02/28/2012 - 17:04
Al Punto con Jorge Ramos got heated when Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio was on to discuss his investigation into President Barack Obama's birth certificate. When Ramos told Arpaio that he is the "face of racism and discrimation" to many Latinos, Arpaio completely disagreed. In his own version of the good ol' "but my best friend is black!" trope, Arpaio listed a few states and continents he's lived in where a lot of Latinos might be found and insisted that Latinos love him.
By Viviana Hurtado | 12/23/2011 - 11:00
The clock is counting down, not just to a New Year, but to one of the most exciting Presidential elections which may be determined by Latinos. We decided to look back at the most important issues, policies, and political stories of 2011 that may influence for whom voters cast their ballots in 2012.
By Amaris Castillo | 12/22/2011 - 09:43
Jail officers working for Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio handed in their federal credentials during a news conference in Phoenix Wednesday, a day before civil rights attorneys will be in federal court to seek a ruling in a lawsuit that alleges Arpaio systematically discriminated against Latino residents in conducting traffic patrols and so-called "crime suppression sweeps.”
By Amaris Castillo | 12/16/2011 - 16:30
The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” is in trouble with the U.S. Department of Justice. According to America’s Voice Online, Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s reign may end soon, as a result of a three-year investigation conducted by the department. Those familiar with Arpaio know of his controversial practices aimed at cracking down illegal immigration, and the fierce criticism he has received because of it.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/23/2010 - 16:00
There's a new sheriff in town and apparently his name is...Lou Ferrigno? Ferrigno is one of a few stars who have chosen to join Maricopa County's Joe Arpaio to form a posse to combat illegal immigration on the border.
Wait, did we say stars? We meant washed-up celebs. Ferrigno will be joined by the illustrious Steven Seagal and some guy named Peter Lupus who was apparently on the Mission: Impossible TV series. In all, Arpaio got 56 people to sign up for this new posse.