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News, The Snitch George Gascón Lauds Feds' Discrimination Suit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

George Gascón Lauds Feds' Discrimination Suit Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The Department of Justice today took the unusual step of suing a sitting U.S. sheriff. Joe Arpaio, the infamous sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., is charged with years of systematically discriminating against Latinos and using the power of his office to…
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Postal Delivers Giving thought to the disgruntled postal workers: I've never really thought much about how the word "going postal" came about . I didn't know it stemmed from disgruntled postal workers. There really is…
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News, The Snitch Appeals Court Judges Grill Arpaio's Lawyer on Alleged First Amendment Violations

Appeals Court Judges Grill Arpaio's Lawyer on Alleged First Amendment Violations

An 11-member panel of judges from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had some tough questions today for Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyer about why "America's Toughest Sheriff" should be exempt from a lawsuit claiming he…
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News, The Snitch Appeals Court to Hear Arguments in Lawsuit Against Sheriff Who Jailed Village Voice Media Executives

Appeals Court to Hear Arguments in Lawsuit Against Sheriff Who Jailed Village Voice Media Executives

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will hear arguments tomorrow in a lawsuit filed against Arizona law-enforcement officials who falsely arrested two Village Voice Media executives as retaliation for stories printed in the Phoenix New Times in…
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News, Arizona and America Join Joe Arpaio in Rushing to Inquire: Are Your Papers in Order?

Arizona and America Join Joe Arpaio in Rushing to Inquire: Are Your Papers in Order?

Editor's note: Following publication of this article, U.S. District Judge Susan R. Bolton enjoined the state of Arizona from enacting key provisions of state Senate Bill 1070. Though the law’s most dangerous sections were put on pause, pending the outcome…
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With Governor Jan Brewer's April 25 signature affixed to Senate Bill 1070, Arizona is poised to direct all law enforcement agencies to adopt Sheriff Joe Arpaio's policy of rounding up and incarcerating Mexicans and then shipping them back across…
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News, The Snitch Lucky George: Incoming San Francisco Police Chief Says He Was About to be Canned From Old Job

Lucky George: Incoming San Francisco Police Chief Says He Was About to be Canned From Old Job

Incoming San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon -- the subject of this week's SF Weekly cover story -- is certainly walking into a dicey situation in his avowed attempts to shake up San Francisco's problematic police department. But it's better…
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News, The Snitch 'Three-Ring Circus' Of Immigrant-Bashing in Mesa, Ariz. May Have Hastened New SFPD Chief George Gascon's Departure

'Three-Ring Circus' Of Immigrant-Bashing in Mesa, Ariz. May Have Hastened New SFPD Chief George Gascon's Departure

By now, anyone even loosely following city government knows that San Francisco's next police chief is George Gascon -- and, if you've been following SF Weekly's coverage, you may even know how he stands on policy matters (and that he…
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News, The Snitch Know Your Potential Future Police Chief: George Gascon

Know Your Potential Future Police Chief: George Gascon

George GasconUPDATE: Mayor Gavin Newsom did indeed choose George Gascon to be San Francisco's next chief. Recently on this page, we noted that Harold Hurtt, potentially Police Chief Heather Fong's successor in San Francisco -- may be out…
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News, Feature Janet Napolitano’s Sorry Service in Arizona Makes Her a Terrible Choice for Homeland Security Secretary

Janet Napolitano’s Sorry Service in Arizona Makes Her a Terrible Choice for Homeland Security Secretary

Aware that J.D. Hayworth was poised to run against her, Governor Napolitano took a page from the anti-immigrant playbook and deployed the National Guard to Arizona's border with Mexico. Consorting with anti-immigrant enforcers, indulging rank opportunism, and adhering to failed…
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News, The Snitch Alt-Weeklies Provide Web Links to Douchey Sheriff Joe Arpaio's House

Alt-Weeklies Provide Web Links to Douchey Sheriff Joe Arpaio's House

Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times From the PR: Member papers of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) this week are providing links on their websites that direct their readers to the many places on the Internet…
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Alt-Weeklies Provide Web Links to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Home Address

Member papers of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) this week are providing links on their websites that direct their readers to the many places on the Internet where the home address of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is listed.…
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