2013-05-28 20:58:39

Federal court finds Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s tactics are unconstitutional in targeting of Latinos

In a victory for civil rights advocates, a federal court judge has ruled that Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio violated the constitution by targeting Latinos through racial profiling. The ruling, handed down before Memorial Day weekend, sides with the plaintiffs, a class of Latino residents who were victims of unwarranted questioning or arrest. The ruling sets a precedent for another case that the same judge will hear in June, which challenges the authority of the Maricopa County Sheriff's office to enforce federal immigration law.

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