Arpaio Free AZ

An end to Arpaio starts with him out of office, but it doesn't stop there.

In 2007, Arpaio was granted the first contract in the country that enabled local law enforcement to collaborate with federal ICE agents. This paved the way for SB1070 and copycat laws, as well as mandated police and ICE collaboration in every state, county, and town. Eight years later, Arpaio has been denounced by the people and sanctioned the courts, but he still remains in office and the policies he made famous still allow our community to be terrorized.

It’s time for Arpaio to resign and take his legacy with him.

1. Resignation

Arpaio needs to go and he needs to take all the racist, abusive policies and practices he institutionalized with him.

2. End Police-ICE Collaboration

As the first sheriff to have his officers allowed to act as ICE agents by the federal government, Arpaio paved the way for SB1070. Now police departments across the state can racially profile with impunity. Residents already subjected to prejudiced policing shouldn’t be targets for deportation as well. We demand ICE agents immediately leave the 4th Avenue Jail and that ICE stop deporting all people swept up in the criminal justice system through the corrupt and abusive Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department.

3. Human Rights in Maricopa County Jails

We demand the immediate closing of Tent City, independent investigation into all deaths in custody, and adequate healthcare and mental health care for inmates. Arpaio has worked to stripped the dignity of people in his custody, through chain gangs, inadequate meals, striped uniforms, and pink underwear. Stopping the dehumanization of inmates in county jails starts with ending these practices of intimidation and humiliation.

4. End Discriminatory and Abusive Enforcement

Arpaio’s posses must be immediately disbanded and all racial profiling and abuse by officers must be investigated and sanctioned by an independent commission. Directly impacted communities must be included in policies enacted to overturn the culture of abuse and racism rampant in the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department.

5. Justice for Arpaio’s Victims

Justice in Maricopa County is not just the absence of Arpaio. The sheriff and his cronies have destroyed countless lives over his nearly 25-year reign of terror. It’s time for us to turn the tables on Arpaio, to fight to actively repair the damage he has done to our community.

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Apr2015
For immediate release Today, hundreds marched from the Arizona State Capitol to the Sandra Day O’Connor Federal Courthouse, demanding an end to police-ICE collaboration in the state of Arizona.  Outside of Arpaio’s contempt hearing, four people were arrested blocking an intersection in an act of civil disobedience, holding banners that said ... Read More

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Apr2015
A cinco años de aprobarse la SB1070, dos victimas de esta ley anti-inmigrante comparten su historia y su lucha para ayudar a otros afectados. Mira el video aquí: http://univisionarizona.univision.com/videos-univision-arizona/video/2015-04-22/hablan-victimas-de-la-sb1070/embed

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Apr2015
More than 200 demonstrators gathered at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix before marching toward the Fourth Avenue Jail on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of when Gov. Jan Brewer signed Senate Bill 1070 into law, in protest of U.S. Immigration and Customs ... Read More

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Apr2015
El jueves marco el quinto aniversario de la SB 1070—considerada en su momento una de las leyes más severas en contra la inmigración ilegal. Una marcha fue convocada para denunciar los daños que creó la ley en la comunidad inmigrante de ... Read More

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Apr2015
Activistas y miembros de la comunidad oranizan una manifestacion con motive del quinto aniversario de la ley SB1070. Lee el artículo completo aquí: http://univisionarizona.univision.com/videos-univision-arizona/video/2015-04-16/inmigrantes-recuerdan-dano-causado-por-la-sb1070
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