Maricopa County

identity-rights

Cops in Arizona Tried a PR Stunt and It Backfired Horribly

Turns out ticketing people for good behavior isn't funny in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's old turf.
Alex Norcia
7.29.19
rape

Incapacitated Arizona Woman Who Gave Birth After Rape Was Likely Pregnant Before, Family Says

Her family's claim alleges that her caretakers and doctor repeatedly missed signs that she had been raped and impregnated.
Carter Sherman
5.23.19
police shootings

Horrific video shows cop gunning down unarmed man begging for his life

Taylor Dolven
Alex Lubben
12.8.17
Opioid Crisis

A fentanyl cocktail killed the fake news writer who bogusly claimed he got Trump elected

One of the most well-known peddlers of fake news during the 2016 election died suddenly this past September, and it wasn’t immediately certain why.
Noah Kulwin
12.6.17
white house

Sheriff Joe hasn't given up hope on a Trump pardon yet

"He didn't say he's not going to do it," Arpaio told VICE News in a phone interview.
Evan McMorris-Santoro
8.22.17
immigration

Sheriff Joe is now officially Criminal Joe

Tess Owen
7.31.17
jail

Arizona is housing prisoners in a tent city and it’s 117 degrees

Tess Owen
6.21.17
Policing

Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio charged with criminal contempt while running for re-election

Tess Owen
10.26.16
Crime & Drugs

Federal judge urges prosecutors to put Arizona's 'Sheriff Joe' behind bars

The controversial 84-year-old Phoenix-area lawman could face criminal contempt charges for violating a court order linked to racial profiling of Latinos.
Tess Owen
8.20.16
Crime & Drugs

Fed-Up Judge Threatens 'America’s Toughest Sheriff' Over Continued Racial Profiling

Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio could face prosecution on charges of criminal contempt for violating court orders related to the racial profiling of Latinos.
Tess Owen
6.1.16
The VICE Guide to the 2016 Election

Budget Cuts Are Robbing Americans of Their Voting Rights

Cuts to basic voting services are melding the right's enthusiasm for spending cuts with its more insidious support for restricting ballot access.
Spencer Woodman
4.13.16
prison

How 'America’s Toughest Sheriff' Treats Mentally Ill Prisoners

A lawsuit alleges that mentally ill inmates at the Maricopa County Jail in Phoenix under Sheriff Joe Arpaio are kept in "dangerously inadequate" conditions.
Tess Owen
4.3.16
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