The Department of Justice indicted Arizona’s Joe Arpaio for defying a court order to stop racially profiling the Latinx community. He faces 6 months of jail time. Arpaio had called himself the “toughest sheriff” in town as a way of excusing his inhumane treatment of the Latinx community. The Department of Justice found evidence of Arpaio’s department assaulting pregnant women, stalking Latinx women, using racial slurs, ignoring rape, and more. He is currently running for his seventh term.
You can read a full list of Arpaio’s department’s worst actions in an article for Alternet here.
Lead image by Gage Skidmore.