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Dane County Sheriff to investigate allegations against Wisconsin Justice David Prosser

Wisconsin Capitol Police have turned over to the Dane County Sheriff an investigation into allegations that Supreme Court Justice David Prosser choked a fellow judge. “Sheriff Mahoney has agreed to investigate this incident and all inquiries about the status of the investigation should be made with the Sheriff’s Department,” Capitol…

AZ Sheriff: Vitriolic remarks ‘may have some responsibility’ in shooting

An Arizona sheriff responsible for investigating the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and 18 others isn’t backing down from assigning some responsibility to vitriolic remarks by public figures. Appearing on ABC News Monday, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik stood by earlier remarks that “vitriolic statements” made on radio and…

AZ sheriff ordered to fix ‘unconscionable’ jail conditions

The self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in the nation” is required to fix jails that do not meet constitutional minimums when it comes to food quality and housing conditions, a federal appellate court ruled Wednesday. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously rejected Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s appeal of District Court Judge Neil…

Feds sue Arizona sheriff in civil rights probe

US Justice Department sues Ariz. sheriff in civil rights probe for not handing over records The U.S. Justice Department sued Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Thursday, saying the Arizona lawman refused for more than a year to turn over records in an investigation into allegations his department discriminates against Hispanics. The…

Rogue Arizona sheriff refuses to comply with Feds

Sheriff Joe Arpaio is at it again. A lawyer for the rogue Arizona sheriff who’s staked his position as one of the most vociferous defenders of Arizona’s new draconian immigration law now says his client will not comply with a request from the Feds to turn over documents related to…

Idaho farmer unknowingly tends to 300 pot plants

Idaho farmer unknowingly tends to 300 pot plants worth $628,000 hidden in his corn fields Authorities say a southern Idaho farmer unknowingly watered and fertilized more than 300 marijuana plants while tending to his corn fields. The Jerome County sheriff’s office says the farmer found the plot of pot growing…

Arizona sheriff not relenting after court ruling

Arizona sheriff forges ahead with aggressive immigration sweeps even after court ruling. Lost in the hoopla over Arizona’s immigration law is the fact that state and local authorities for years have been doing their own aggressive crackdowns in the busiest illegal gateway into the country. Nowhere in the U.S. is…

Drinking buddies set friend’s prosthetic leg on fire, ditch burned man by roadside

A 47-year-old man’s friends set his prosthetic leg on fire after he lost a drinking bet, causing him to suffer severe burns to his buttocks and lower back. Dona Ana County sheriff’s deputies found the man naked on the side of U.S. Route 70 with his prosthetic leg in flames.…

Arizona sheriff hopes ‘anti-Latino’ immigration law will create job openings

Some believe that the entire point of a new Arizona immigration law is to drive Latinos from the state but a controversial sheriff believes that the law will actually cause an increase in population. Police are now required to ask for residency papers from any person they have a “reasonable…

Court spectator sues judge for drug-testing him ‘on a hunch’

A Tennessee judge who ordered a court spectator to submit to a drug test based “on a hunch” is being sued for infringing on the spectator’s constitutional rights. Benjamin Marchant’s lawsuit (PDF) against Dickson County Judge Durwood Moore says Marchant was a spectator in the court in January of 2009,…

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