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Our Opinion: Review Arpaio actions, please

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio

The Arizona Latino Legislative Caucus is urging President Obama’s administration to review Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s operation – and rightly so.

Concerns about racial profiling and other abuses of people’s civil rights have surfaced since Arpaio began raiding Hispanic neighborhoods over the past two years.

His recent decision to segregate illegal immigrants in county jails also raises questions, as all inmates are to be treated under the same standards.

The Departments of Justice and of Homeland Security were asked last week to review the situation, in a request by U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr. and three other House Judiciary Committee Democrats.

We hope a federal review in Maricopa will be forthcoming. The notion that people with brown skin are treated differently is not acceptable in Arizona or anywhere else.

Citizen Online Archive, 2006-2009

This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

For all of the stories that were archived by the Tucson Citizen newspaper's library in a digital archive between 1993 and 2009, go to Morgue Part 2

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