The Madeleine Brand Show for February 22, 2012

Arizona immigration activists seek Arpaio ouster

Despite Injunction Blocking AZ Immigration Law, Protests Continue

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PHOENIX - JULY 29: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to the media in front of his county jail on July 29, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona, the day Arizona's immigration enforcement law SB 1070 went into effect. Although U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton suspended several controversial provisions of the law the previous day, Arpaio said he did not need the law in order to detain undocumented immigrants during his planned crime sweep in Phoenix. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Joe Arpaio

Last year the Justice Department accused Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio of violating the civil rights of Latinos -- targeting them for arrest and then mistreating them in jail.

Meanwhile, Arpaio's critics in the local community have been organizing a campaign to accelerate his ouster. And they are going about it in an unusual way. Devin Browne, reporter for KJZZ in Phoeniz, joins the show to discuss immigration activist's novel tactics.

Guest:

Devin Browne is a reporter for KJZZ in Phoenix and with the Fronteras Desk, covering immigration issues.


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