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
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Jan2015
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Jan2015
BREAKING // Excuse cross-postings // Please forward January 5, 2015 Contacts: Caroline Picker, Puente, media@puenteaz.org, 510-501-7276 Salvador G. Sarmiento, NDLON, sgsarmiento@ndlon.org, 202-746-2099 Steve Kilar, ACLU of Arizona, skilar@acluaz.org, 602-773-6007 Court Grants Injunction in Lawsuit Against Workplace Raids  Arpaio and Montgomery Ordered to Stop Enforcing Statutes on which Raids are Based Full order available below PHOENIX – Federal ... Read More

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Jan2015
A federal judge Monday blocked one of the most well-known tools used to crack down on illegal immigration by the man who calls himself America's toughest sheriff. Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio must stop enforcing Arizona's identify theft laws, U.S. District Judge David Campbell ruled Monday, granting ... Read More

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Dec2014
Plaintiffs Continue Court Case to Seek Immediate and Permanent Relief Against Workplace Raids   Last night, Sheriff Arpaio’s lawyer filed papers in the case Puente v. Arpaio announcing his plan to terminate the criminal employment squad that has, for the past six years, conducted workplace raids on local businesses and arrested workers ... Read More
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