Arpaio is Guilty of More Than Contempt
(Phoenix)—Sulma Arias, spokesperson for the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM), and Petra Falcon, Executive Director of Promise Arizona (PAZ), issued the statement below after a U.S. District Judge found former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt of court:
“For more than two decades Joe Arpaio used his position as sheriff to terrorize black and brown families, boasting about his gross abuse of power, racial profiling and the dehumanizing conditions at Tent City. Today’s court ruling affirms our belief in the court system to uphold our values.
The immigrant community is in solidarity, working to repair the damage and pain of Arpaio’s racist policies that tore families and communities apart. We will continue to work to dismantle hate at every level of government.”