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.

Latest News

25

Jun2014
A new lawsuit filed Wednesday against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio challenges business raids conducted by the Arizona sheriff’s office that have led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers on charges of using fake or stolen IDs to secure employment. “We’ve finally come up with this lawsuit as ... Read More

19

Jun2014
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's last standing avenue for illegal-immigration enforcement is now being challenged in federal court. A local civil-rights organization on Wednesday filed a lawsuit to end Arpaio's trademark workplace raids, an often-touted law-enforcement effort that has led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers since 2008. The suit ... Read More
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Apr2014
The young woman jams her fist into the palm of her hand. One by one she cracks her knuckles. First one hand. Then the other. The noise sounds like frozen carrots breaking. Crack. Crack. Crack. Twenty-two-year-old Noemi Romero, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, cracks ... Read More
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17

Jul2013
PHOENIX — Her parents are criminals, technically speaking, having pleaded guilty to impersonation for falsifying a Social Security number to secure employment, a felony in this state. They were caught in a workplace raid led by Sheriff Joe Arpaio in 2009, a ... Read More

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Mar2013
  Op-ed by Marisa Franco.  Originally published on Politic365. Despite the fact that political winds are blowing away from Arizona-style attrition politics, some officials in that state are determined to keep their tent staked in the ground, by hook or by crook.  ... Read More
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