Sheriff Joe Arpaio: The 25 Most Read Stories of His Previous Term
20.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Reign of Terror Becomes State Policy, Thanks to State Senator Russell Pearce and Governor Jan Brewer
Photo by William Westfall The devil makes an appearance with Arpaio and Brewer at a recent SB 1070 protest.
With Governor Jan Brewer's signature affixed to Senate Bill 1070, Arizona directed all law enforcement agencies to adopt Sheriff Joe Arpaio's policy of rounding up and incarcerating Mexicans and then shipping them back across the border if they lack proper documentation of their status in America. Read the full story by Michael Lacey, published on May 6, 2010.
If Joe Arpaio and the MCSO had done its job, two women would likely be alive today. Read the full story by Stephen Lemons, published on October 11, 2012.
Over the years, lawsuits resulting from Arpaio's malfeasance have cost Maricopa County close to $50 million. By the end of the near-octogenarian's tenure -- whenever that'll be -- the number will be much higher. Read the full story by Stephen Lemons, published on August 18, 2011.
Here, in Phoenix, Arizona, we enjoy little peace; indeed, we live in the chaos generated by a reign of terror that Obama has done little to address. Read the full story by Michael Lacey, published on December 10, 2009.
If anyone requires a dose of his own medieval medicine, it's disbarred, disgraced former County Attorney Andrew Peyton Thomas. Read the full story by Stephen Lemons, published on April 19, 2012.