Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Judge Orders Monitoring of Sherriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department

Sherriff Joe Arpaio, Maricopa County, Arizone, racial profiling, police monitor
Federal Judge Orders Monitoring of Sherriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Because of Racial Profiling and Other Issues

This news broke late last Friday, right before the holiday weekend, so it didn't get much notice. Personally, I wish the judge could force the old fool to wear that pink underwear. That's Sheriff Joe's trademark form of constant, low-level humiliation and shaming that passes for 'corrections' in that God-forsaken hell hole of a county.

(Reuters) - A federal judge plans to appoint a monitor to watch over the operations of hardline Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, whose office had been found by the judge to have racially profiled Latino drivers during the lawman's crackdown on illegal immigration.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow said in a court hearing on Friday that the Maricopa County lawman, who styles himself as "America's toughest sheriff," needed an independent check on his actions to prevent such profiling from continuing in the future.

"I intend to approve a monitor," Snow said of his plans, despite stiff opposition from the six-term sheriff of Arizona's most populous county. A ruling outlining changes to be made at the sheriff's office could come as early as mid-September.
Read more on Reuters.com.

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