Joe Arpaio

Penzone handily re-elected as Maricopa County sheriff

BY: - November 3, 2020

Maricopa County voters overwhelmingly elected Sheriff Paul Penzone to a second term, rejecting a bid by one of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s executive officers. 

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Penzone, Sheridan: ICE will continue to have a place inside county jails

BY: - August 31, 2020

Regardless of whether Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone or challenger Jerry Sheridan wins election in November, a vestige of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s time helming the agency will remain in place: federal immigration agents screening every person booked into the county's jails.

Jerry Sheridan hopes to convince Maricopa County voters he’s not Joe Arpaio

BY: - August 25, 2020

Jerry Sheridan, the Republican vying to take back the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office,  minimized the scope of the seminal racial profiling case and its reforms that if elected he will be in charge of upholding. Those views got him and his former boss, Joe Arpaio, held in contempt of court. “The judge got it wrong,” […]

Arpaio trailing in bid to reclaim sheriff’s office

BY: - August 4, 2020

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe appears unlikely to get a chance to reclaim his old job, as he narrowly trails in the Republican primary to his former chief deputy, Jerry Sheridan.

Phoenix PD: ‘Confusion’ caused erroneous felony charges against Dreamers

BY: - June 16, 2020

The Phoenix Police Department said “confusion on the paperwork process” led to felony charges for four Arizona residents after they were arrested following a May 30 protest denouncing the death of Black Americans at the hands of law enforcement.

Leaked chats show neo-Nazis, extremists tried to sway 2018 Arizona elections

BY: - May 5, 2020

Self proclaimed Neo-Nazis and other extremists worked together to try and sway the outcome of Arizona’s 2018 midterm election by a variety of means including promoting candidates they liked or ones they felt were doomed to fail, according to leaked chat logs. 

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The legacy of SB1070: The rise of Arizona’s new political order

BY: - May 1, 2020

The power base in Arizona has shifted in the past 20 years, and we have the state’s Republican Party to both thank and blame for that.

Bay Area megadonor gives $1.8m to Arizona Dem Party

BY: - April 15, 2020

A California doctor and Democratic megadonor gave $1.8 million to the Arizona Democratic Party in February.

10 years after SB1070, ‘We Are Still Here’ showcases art of those impacted

BY: - January 15, 2020

The exhibit, titled “We Are Still Here,” marks the 10-year anniversary of the controversial state immigration enforcement law Senate Bill 1070.


AZ Republicans take a giant step backwards on immigration and race

BY: - August 14, 2019

Once upon a time, not long ago, in a land called Arizona, there was a group of Republican politicians who wanted to shed the state’s post-SB1070 nativist image.