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Inmate on life support wouldn’t be the first to die on Arpaio’s watch

Tweet*Trigger warning for descriptions and images related to extreme prisoner abuse* It’s still not clear what exactly happened to Ernest Atencio, but we do know that just days after the Department of Justice accused of Sheriff Joe Arpaio “unconstitutional policing” and creating a “pervasive culture of bias” against Latinos,  a 44-year-old Latino man, Ernest “Marty” Atencio, [...]
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Sheriff Joe Arpaio: Too busy “busting illegals” to worry about sexual assaults

Tweet As “America’s toughest sheriff,” Joe Arpaio, knows all too well, it’s hard to investigate sexual assaults when you have so much other stuff (mostly an obsession with “illegals”) on your mind. The sheriff’s office in Maricopa Count, AZ, recently confirmed that between 2005 to 2007, it failed to investigate 432 alleged sex crimes. Arpaio [...]
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