Sheriff Arpaio hired former employee, convicted child-sex criminal, for armed school “posse”

Unbelievable and outrageous on so many levels… Americablog Our own Jon Green wrote in December about how, following the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, GOP Sheriff Joe Arpaio was going to have his 3,000-strong gun-toting “posse” of volunteers patrolling Arizona’s schools, just like the NRA wanted. (This article was co-authored by John Aravosis.) Today we find out that the posse reportedly… More Sheriff Arpaio hired former employee, convicted child-sex criminal, for armed school “posse”

America’s Craziest Sheriff Sends Vigilantes To Arizona Schools (Posse Comitatus)

Thousands of armed vigilantes in Arizona schools.  What could possibly go wrong? (Sheesh!) Think Progress Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will begin sending armed “posses” to patrol around Arizona schools today, in response to the shooting less than a month ago at Sandy Hook elementary school. Arpaio made a name for himself by abusing the civil… More America’s Craziest Sheriff Sends Vigilantes To Arizona Schools (Posse Comitatus)

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Arrests 6-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant

This is insane… Think Progress Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona Sheriff from Maricaopa County, arrested a 6-year-old undocumented immigrant on Friday. The move came the same day President Obama announced a new policy halting deportations for young undocumented immigrants. The Arizona Republic has the story: The girl was with 15 other people believed to be in… More Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Arrests 6-Year-Old Undocumented Immigrant

Sherrif Joe Sends Birther ‘Investigators’ To Hawaii On Taxpayer Dime, Including Sheriff’s Deputy

I’m  amused by groups in the Tea Party or GOP who have looked for almost six years to find some dirt on Barack Obama.  It appears that the POTUS is just a normal, everyday American. At what point do these Obama Derangement Syndrome characters realize that there’s no smoking gun out there? Addicting Info Joe… More Sherrif Joe Sends Birther ‘Investigators’ To Hawaii On Taxpayer Dime, Including Sheriff’s Deputy

Ten Most Disturbing Anti-Latino Practices Described By DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Arpaio has always been an ass and continues to be one to this day… Think Progress Earlier today, the Department of Justice filed a formal legal complaint against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) alleging widespread constitutional violations and lawless mistreatment of Latinos. According to the complaint, Arpaio and his staff engaged in… More Ten Most Disturbing Anti-Latino Practices Described By DOJ’s Lawsuit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Arpaio asks for Obama’s Selective Service card

In my opinion, this guy is in way over his head with his embrace of birtherism… Arizona Daily Star Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has asked the Selective Service System for help in his investigation into the authenticity of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate. The sheriff has asked the federal agency for the original Selective… More Arpaio asks for Obama’s Selective Service card

Friday Blog Round Up

Wisconsin Voter ID Supporter Caught Voting for Colleague  Obama proposes online “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights”  Fact-checking the Arizona presidential debate  Sheriff Joe Arpaio to announce results of his Obama birth certificate ‘investigation’  Female witness hits back at GOP: ‘I’m a woman who uses contraception, that makes me qualified’ to testify  Gay Marriage Passes in… More Friday Blog Round Up

Arpaio: I briefed Santorum on birth certificate investigation

CNN Politics Joe Arpaio, the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, briefed GOP contender Rick Santorum on his investigation into President Barack Obama’s birth certificate, the controversial law enforcement official told reporters Tuesday. After a speech to a Republican gathering in Phoenix where Santorum appeared earlier in the day, Arpaio explained he wanted to inform the… More Arpaio: I briefed Santorum on birth certificate investigation

Federal Judge orders Sheriff Arpaio to stop arresting people simply because he thinks they are undocumented

Think Progress Less than two weeks after the Department of Justice found widespread lawlessness and abuse of Latinos by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies, an Arizona federal judge ordered Arpaio to end one of his most abusive practices — detaining and arresting people who have committed no crime merely because his office suspects them of being… More Federal Judge orders Sheriff Arpaio to stop arresting people simply because he thinks they are undocumented

Man Brain Dead After ‘Excessive Force’ Used At Jail Overseen By Arpaio

It looks like Arpaio’s days as the Maricopa County Sheriff may be numbered, with this latest newsreport… Think Progress On the heels of a Justice Department report accusing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating the civil rights of Latinos, Arpaio’s department is under fire after an inmate became unresponsive while in custody and is now likely brain dead, according… More Man Brain Dead After ‘Excessive Force’ Used At Jail Overseen By Arpaio