The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 14, 2013.
By United Press International

Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio backs down from racial profiling

TUCSON, June 8 (UPI) -- Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio is backing off enforcement of U.S. immigration law in response to a court ruling his discriminates against Latinos.

Sheriff Arpaio recall effort falls short in Arizona

TUCSON, May 31 (UPI) -- Organizers of an effort to have Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio recalled said Thursday their effort fell short.

Court bans detention practices by Ariz. sheriff against Latinos

PHOENIX, May 25 (UPI) -- A federal judge in Arizona has ruled Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's handling of people of Latino descent amounts to racial and ethnic profiling.
Mark Grace on jail time for DUI: 'I deserve to be here'

Mark Grace on jail time for DUI: 'I deserve to be here'

PHOENIX, May 16 (UPI) -- Former baseball player and broadcaster Mark Grace said his stay at the Tent City jail complex in Phoenix has been a life-changing experience.

'Aggravation phase' of Jodi Arias trial postponed

PHOENIX, May 9 (UPI) -- The aggravation phase of convicted murder Jodi Arias' Phoenix trial was delayed until May 15, Judge Sherry Stephens decided Thursday.
Report: Jodi Arias says would prefer death penalty to life in prison

Report: Jodi Arias says would prefer death penalty to life in prison

PHOENIX, May 8 (UPI) -- Jodi Arias, convicted Wednesday in the stabbing and shooting death of her ex-lover, told KSAZ-TV in Phoenix she prefers the death penalty over life in prison.

Police 'neutralize' bomb in package addressed to Ariz. Sheriff Arpaio

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., April 12 (UPI) -- An intercepted package addressed to controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio contained an explosive device, police said.
Phoenix law officers fire back at Arpaio

Phoenix law officers fire back at Arpaio

PHOENIX, March 28 (UPI) -- A group of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's former peers say they disagree with the outspoken Arizona lawman's warnings about crime increasing if he is recalled.

Arpaio out of hospital after fall

PHOENIX, March 3 (UPI) -- Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the self-described "America's toughest sheriff," is out of the hospital after falling and breaking a shoulder bone.

Arpaio supporters assail recall effort

PHOENIX, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Opponents of efforts to recall Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio are criticizing the role of out-of-state resources in the campaign.

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Strasburg: Ready to pitch 200 innings ... Reports: Hernandez, M's close to deal ... Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI ... A's close to new spring training deal ... Sports news from United Press International.
Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI

Ex-Cub Mark Grace heads to jail for DUI

PHOENIX, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Former Major League Baseball player Mark Grace reported to Maricopa County Jail Sunday to begin serving his four-month term for driving drunk.

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'Thief' steals weekend box office ... 'Argo' wins USC Scripter Award ... Seagal leads school security training ... Orchestra leader James DePriest dies ... News from United Press International.

Seagal leads school security training

PHOENIX, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Star Steven Seagal, 60, led members of an Arizona sheriff's volunteer group through a simulated school shooting, officials said.
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Joe Arpaio

Joseph M. "Joe" Arpaio (born June 14, 1932) is the elected Sheriff of Maricopa County in the U.S. state of Arizona. First voted into office in 1992, Arpaio is responsible for law enforcement in Maricopa County. This includes management of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, county jail, courtroom security, prisoner transport, service of warrants, and service of process. Arpaio promotes himself as "America's Toughest Sheriff." He is well known for his outspoken stance against illegal immigration. Arpaio has become a flashpoint for controversy surrounding Arizona's SB1070 anti-illegal immigration act.

Arpaio was once widely popular among voters in Arizona. However, his popularity has waned since 2007, but remains positive among registered Republicans.

Arpaio was born in Springfield, Massachusetts to Italian parents both from Avellino, Italy.. Arpaio's mother died while giving birth to him, and Arpaio was raised by his father, a grocery store owner. Arpaio completed high school and worked in his father's business until age 18 when he enlisted in the United States Army. Arpaio served in the Army from 1950 to 1954 in the Medical Detachment Division and was stationed in France for part of the time as a military policeman.

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