Maricopa County agrees to put a leash on Arpaio

Maricopa County’s board of supervisors have settled a federal lawsuit by agreeing to “new policies, procedures and training” under federal supervision to remedy civil rights violations by the county’s racist elected sheriff, Joe Arpaio, who has gained national notoriety for various stunts like making jail inmates wear pink uniforms, his support of Tea Party politics, and as a virulent anti-Obama “birther.”

Arpaio still faces another federal lawsuit for racially profiling and illegally detaining Hispanic drivers, and potential contempt sanctions for repeatedly violating court orders.

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Joe-Arpaio-800x430Photo: Joe Arpaio, America’s worst sheriff


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