Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio Racially Profiled Latinos
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

be newsPut this one in the “things we didn’t need a judge to confirm” file:

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a racial profiler, ruled a federal judge on Friday.  (Not ringing a bell? Arpaio employs the “show me your papers” tactic against Latinos he and his deputies suspect of being in the country illegally.)

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow validated charges of racial profiling from critics of the Maricopa County sheriff, who has publicly championed immigration status checks on “suspicious” Latino motorists.

Arpaio’s response? He’ll appeal the ruling, says lead attorney Tim Casey.

“In the meantime, we will meet with the court and comply with the letter and spirit of the order,” Casey told The Associated Press.

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Aaron Morrison is an award-winning New York area-based multimedia journalist with a B.A. in Journalism from San Francisco State University. Aaron uses video, audio, photography, the web and social networks to tell captivating stories across all media platforms. Over the last year, Aaron has worked as a general assignment reporter for the Daily Record (Gannett) in northern New Jersey. Before that, he spent the spring of 2010 as the temporary legislative relief reporter for The Associated Press' statehouse bureau in Trenton, N.J. In his down time, Aaron enjoys the company of his friends and extended family. He is a fan of culinary arts and dreams of having a home kitchen so tricked out that Julia Child turns over in her grave.


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