The cost to combat systemic racial profiling of Latinos by an anti-immigration sheriff’s office will cost taxpayers more than $20 million over the next two years, according to documents submitted by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona.
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A federal judge prohibited an anti-immigration sheriff from using racial profiling to target Latinos and ordered a monitor to make sure that he would no longer practice racial discrimination during law-enforcement stops.
A federal judge has prohibited an Arizona county led by a notoriously anti-immigration sheriff from criminally charging undocumented immigrants as conspirators when they pay to be smuggled into the country.
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his deputies have placed white wooden crosses in the Arizona desert where border crossers have died, as a way to deter immigrants considering crossing the border at the Gila Bend.