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ACLU sues to get Border Patrol documents

PHOENIX — Claiming a pattern of civil-rights abuse, the American Civil Liberties Union filed suit Monday to find out exactly how the Border Patrol enforces immigration law far from Mexico.

April 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

The ACLU of Arizona was to file a complaint today to the Department of Homeland Security requesting an investigation of what it calls unlawful roving patrol stops by Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Related

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George Zimmerman helped 4 out of wrecked SUV, officials say

ORLANDO, Fla. — George Zimmerman helped rescue four people from an overturned vehicle in central Florida last week, just days after he was cleared of all charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, officials said Monday.

July 22, 2013 3:13 pmLoading…

Group fails in bid to recall Arpaio

PHOENIX — A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix failed on Thursday after recall organizers said they couldn’t collect enough voter signatures to bring the lawman to the ballot again.

May 30, 2013 4:03 pmLoading…
Fitz Blog: This just in

Fitz Blog: This just in

 

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Arpaio's office guilty of profiling, judge rules

PHOENIX - Self-professed "toughest sheriff in America" Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office were guilty of racial profiling, a federal judge found Friday, before ordering a permanent halt to the practice.

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Judge: Sheriff Arpaio's office profiles Latinos

PHOENIX — A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.

May 24, 2013 4:56 pmLoading…

Fitz Blog: Local News Update

     The Ron Barber and Martha McSally will be decided by a duel. Initially Ron Barber proposed a beard growing contest to settle the election but Martha McSally argued that would be unfair and take way too much time to resolve. Her campaign’s counter proposal of air combat was greeted enthu…

November 13, 2012 4:30 pmLoading…

Latinos targeted by NC sheriff, feds say

RALEIGH, N.C. — A two-year investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice has found that a North Carolina sheriff and his deputies routinely discriminated against Latinos by making unwarranted arrests with the intent of maximizing deportations.

September 18, 2012 9:04 pmLoading…
Arizona's 'papers please' provision now in effect

Arizona's 'papers please' provision now in effect

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton dissolved the injunction she issued more than two years ago blocking the state from enforcing key provisions of the 2010 immigration law.

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Judge to hear arguments over Arizona immigration law

PHOENIX — A judge will hear arguments this morning over a request by opponents of Arizona’s immigration law that would thwart a U.S. Supreme Court decision that upheld the statute’s most contentious section.

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Woman: Deputy rough at traffic stop

PHOENIX - A woman testifying Thursday at a racial profiling trial against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his department said that during an unjustified traffic stop a sheriff's deputy slammed her stomach-first into her car while she was five months pregnant.

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Arpaio, on stand, explains charged remarks

PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, known nationally for his hard-line stance on illegal immigration took the witness stand Tuesday and faced allegations that his trademark immigration sweeps amount to racial profiling against Hispanics.

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Arpaio expected on stand today in profiling trial

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff known nationally for his hardline stance on illegal immigration is expected to take the witness stand Tuesday and face allegations that his trademark immigration sweeps amounted to racial profiling against Hispanics.

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Lawyer: Arpaio, deputies racially profiled Hispanics

PHOENIX — Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s anti-illegal immigration patrols are taking center stage in federal court in Phoenix.

July 19, 2012 12:06 pmLoading…

Dept. of Justice sues Sheriff Arpaio

PHOENIX — Federal authorities sued America’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step after months of negotiations failed to yield an agreement to settle allegations that his department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols.

May 10, 2012 11:08 amLoading…

Justice Dept. plans to sue Arpaio

PHOENIX — Federal authorities said Wednesday that they plan to sue Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office over allegations of civil rights violations, including the racial profiling of Latinos.

May 09, 2012 9:08 pmLoading…

NH resolution supports Arizona’s immigration law

CONCORD, N.H. — The New Hampshire Senate has passed a resolution in support of the tough Arizona law that requires police to check the immigration status of people they want to stop for any reason.

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House Democrats file challenge of SB 1070 with Supreme Court

WASHINGTON - House Democrats invoked the name of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin on Tuesday as they filed a challenge to Arizona's SB 1070, the immigration law to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court next month.

March 28, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

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