Monday, May 28th, 2018

In Arpaio’s Arizona, They Fought Back

"Many Latinos surely avoid any contact with the sheriff and his deputies.  But Maricopa is also home to a brave corps of people who have tirelessly and stubbornly resisted the sheriff’s campaign of fear.  They are a diverse group — Latinos and Anglos, immigrants and the native-born, street protesters and musicians, filmmakers and bloggers, and a very small number of elected officials.  They don’t get much national attention.  But as the worst of the outrages of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office are exposed this month in United States District Court in Phoenix, their work and their warnings are finally being recognized." – Lawrence Downes, NYT, July 22, 2012.