Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says He Faces Discrimination


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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio turns 81 next week, and he's taking the time to
recognize a victim of discrimination -- himself.

Never mind the recent federal court ruling that said the Phoenix-area sheriff was unfairly
targeting Latinos in his notorious "crime suppression" sweeps.

Arpaio says he'll increasingly focus on age discrimination as he continues his fifth term as sheriff,
and as he plans for a sixth.

He counts himself among the people looked down upon because of their age.
Watch Arizona's Fox 10 ask the tough questions here.



Read more: Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Says He Faces Discrimination -- Age Discrimination - ABC News
 
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An Arizona sheriff who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement is reconsidering his crackdowns - and other law enforcement officials who followed his lead are expected to eventually back away, too.

Joe Arpaio, the sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix, has temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts after a federal judge concluded two weeks ago that the sheriff's office had racially profiled Latinos in its patrols, Arpaio spokesman Brandon Jones told The Associated Press.

Arpaio critics, including the federal government, are gaining ground in their fight to get the sheriff out of immigration enforcement. Even before the ruling, Washington had stripped Arpaio's office of its special federal immigration arrest powers and started to phase out the program across the country amid complaints that it led to abuses by local officers. The Arpaio ruling is expected to impact state immigration laws in Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, where local officers question people's immigration status in certain instances.

The national mood on immigration also has changed dramatically. Fewer states are seeking their own immigration laws, and proponents for Congress to overhaul the nation's immigration system have public opinion on their side.

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Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Forced By Court Ruling To Suspend Immigration Enforcement | Fox News Latino

PHOENIX – Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed 'America's Toughest Sheriff,'
who led the way for local law enforcement across the country to take up immigration
enforcement, is now pulling back on his crackdown.

Other law enforcement officials who have followed Arpaio's lead are also expected to
eventually back away from doubling as immigration agents, traditionally considered
a federal responsibility.

Arpaio, the controversial sheriff of Maricopa County, which includes metropolitan Phoenix,
has temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts after a federal judge concluded
two weeks ago that the sheriff's office had racially profiled Latinos in its patrols,
Arpaio spokesman Brandon Jones said.

Arpaio has for years created national headlines for his notorious criticism over
Washington's handling of illegal immigration.
 

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