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Justice Court smacks down Joe Arpaio: Turning point for 'America's toughest sheriff?' (+video)

A federal court found that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio systematically violated the constitutional rights of immigrants through 'saturation' sweeps targeting Hispanics.

By Staff writer / May 25, 2013

Ross D. Franklin, File/AP

A federal court on Friday found that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio systematically violated the constitutional rights of immigrants through "saturation" sweeps that ended up targeting people based on their appearance or perceived ancestry.