Arpaio defends county's Tent City jail

PHOENIX, June 24 (UPI) -- Thousands of protesters rallied Saturday to demand an end to the Tent City jail in Phoenix.
Arpaio to shut down jails Saturday

Arpaio to shut down jails Saturday

PHOENIX, June 22 (UPI) -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Friday his office will shut down all six of its jails Saturday because of a protest expected in Phoenix.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 14, 2012.
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Elderly cat hoarder arrested, charged

WITTMAN, Ariz., May 24 (UPI) -- An 81-year-old woman was arrested in Arizona and faces 26 counts of animal neglect and cruelty charges, police said.

N.C. newspaper pulls candidate endorsement

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 4 (UPI) -- The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer has pulled its endorsement of a congressional candidate aligned with those who question President Obama's place of birth.
Do Arizona, Obamists even like each other?

Do Arizona, Obamists even like each other?

WASHINGTON, April 15 (UPI) -- With so many major decisions ready to drop at the U.S. Supreme Court before the justices rise for their summer recess in late June, it's easy to forget that one of the biggest disputes, the Obama administration's challenge to Arizona's stringent immigration law, has yet to be heard.
Feds threaten to sue Arizona sheriff

Feds threaten to sue Arizona sheriff

WASHINGTON, April 4 (UPI) -- The U.S. Justice Department says it may sue a controversial Arizona sheriff for failing to cooperate in negotiations to correct alleged civil rights violations.

Fla. GOP congressman sides with 'birthers'

WASHINGTON, March 20 (UPI) -- A Republican congressman from Florida said Tuesday he is not convinced President Barack Obama's birth certificate is legitimate.

New trial ordered in pink underwear death

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8 (UPI) -- The death of a mentally ill inmate forced to don pink underwear could result in liability for Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., a court said.
Arpaio still pushing Obama birth 'fraud'

Arpaio still pushing Obama birth 'fraud'

PHOENIX, March 1 (UPI) -- Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Thursday he believes President Obama's birth certificate might be a "forgery."
FBI raids home of 'TargetingCops' blogger

FBI raids home of 'TargetingCops' blogger

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Agents in Portland, Ore., raided the home of a blogger suspected of threatening Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the FBI and Arpaio said.
Asian-Americans urge Arpaio to resign

Asian-Americans urge Arpaio to resign

PHOENIX, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Asian-American groups in Arizona have asked Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to resign, saying his office racially profiled immigrants.

Slain Arizona killer's motives unknown

SEDONA, Ariz., Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Authorities in Arizona say they may never know why Drew Maras, who died in a shootout after killing a deputy, shot and killed a New Hampshire couple.

Phoenix deputy killed in burglary shootout

ANTHEM, Ariz., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- A burglary suspect and a sheriff's deputy were killed Sunday in a brief gunfight at a Phoenix-area medical plaza, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced.
Arizona sheriff to run for sixth term

Arizona sheriff to run for sixth term

PHOENIX, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Sheriff Joe Arpaio says he plans to run for a sixth term in Maricopa County, Ariz., despite allegations his department engages in racial profiling.
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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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