Joe Arpaio Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 1/4/2012 7:00:49 PM EST
    FILE - In this file photo from Dec. 5, 2011, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio discusses the latest in the document release on his office's handling of many sexual assault cases over the years in El Mirage, Ariz., during a news conference in Phoenix. Arpaio faces a Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012 deadline for telling the U.S. Justice Department whether he will cooperate in overhauling his agency in response a federal civil rights report that accuses the sheriff's office of civil rights violations. In mid-December, Arpaio was given 60 days by the Justice Department to reach an agreement to fix the alleged violations. The Justice Department says it will file a lawsuit against Arpaio if it isn't satisfied with his response. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
  •  - Republican presidential candidate Perry salutes a supporter at a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Republican presidential candidate Perry salutes a supporter at a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Posted: 12/27/2011 4:48:49 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry sits beside Maricopa County (AZ) sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) while saluting a supporter at a campaign stop at the Main Street Cafe in Council Bluffs, Iowa December 27, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
  •  - Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry addresses supporters at a campaign stop in Council Bluffs

    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry addresses supporters at a campaign stop in Council Bluffs

    Posted: 12/27/2011 1:02:53 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry addresses supporters, as Maricopa County (AZ) sheriff Joe Arpaio (L) listens, at a campaign stop at the Main Street Cafe in Council Bluffs, Iowa December 27, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Republican presidential candidate Perry salutes a supporter at a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Republican presidential candidate Perry salutes a supporter at a campaign stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa

    Posted: 12/27/2011 12:44:13 PM EST
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry sits beside Maricopa County (AZ) sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) while saluting a supporter at a campaign stop at the Main Street Cafe in Council Bluffs, Iowa December 27, 2011. REUTERS/Rick Wilking (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - File photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during news conference in Phoenix

    File photo of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during news conference in Phoenix

    Posted: 12/23/2011 10:07:00 PM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings, accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination, at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona in this December 15, 2011 file photo. A federal judge on December 23, 2011 issued legal sanctions against Arpaio for destroying documents in a civil rights lawsuit accusing him and his department of racially profiling Latinos. REUTERS/Laura Segall/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Posted: 12/23/2011 8:18:49 PM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. REUTERS/Laura Segall
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    Posted: 12/23/2011 2:35:48 AM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge will hear arguments Thursday Dec., 22, 2011 in a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in Arpaio's immigration patrols, a week after federal authorities accused the sheriff's office of a wide range of civil rights violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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    Posted: 12/22/2011 1:25:47 PM EST
    FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2009 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference in Phoenix. A judge will hear arguments Thursday Dec., 22, 2011 in a lawsuit that alleges racial profiling in Arpaio's immigration patrols, a week after federal authorities accused the sheriff's office of a wide range of civil rights violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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    Posted: 12/22/2011 12:20:46 AM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff's Office immigration jail officers, who lost their federal power to check whether inmates are in the county illegally, give Sheriff Joe Arpaio a standing ovation after they turned in their credentials after federal officials pulled the Sheriff's office immigration enforcement powers Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Phoenix. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security stripped Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail officers of their federal powers after federal authorities accused the sheriff's office last week of a wide range of civil rights violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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    Posted: 12/22/2011 12:20:46 AM EST
    A defiant Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks to the media before holding a ceremony where 92 of his immigration jail officers, who lost their federal power to check whether inmates are in the county illegally, turn in their credentials after federal officials pulled the Sheriff's office immigration enforcement powers Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Phoenix. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security stripped Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail officers of their federal powers after federal authorities accused the sheriff's office last week of a wide range of civil rights violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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    Posted: 12/22/2011 12:20:46 AM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio shows his badge as he holds a ceremony where 92 of his immigration jail officers, who lost their federal power to check whether inmates are in the county illegally, turn in their credentials after federal officials pulled the Sheriff's office immigration enforcement powers Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, in Phoenix. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security stripped Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail officers of their federal powers after federal authorities accused the sheriff's office last week of a wide range of civil rights violations. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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    Posted: 12/19/2011 8:45:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 file photo, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio discusses the latest in the document release on his office's handling of many sexual assault cases over the years in El Mirage, Ariz., during a news conference in Phoenix. Federal authorities plan to announce their findings Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 in a civil rights investigation of Arpaio, who has been accused of using discriminatory tactics in its signature immigration patrols. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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    Posted: 12/16/2011 6:30:46 PM EST
    Randy Parraz, President of Citizens for a Better Arizona, acknowledges supporters, during a Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting where he asks for the board to put on their agenda calling for the resignation of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Phoenix. Roughly 100 opponents of the Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio turned out at the meeting to urge the officials to call for Arpaio's resignation amid reports of botched sex-crime investigations and other problems in his department.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
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    Posted: 12/16/2011 6:30:46 PM EST
    Protesters Sergio Juarez, right, and Rafael Guerrero, both of Phoenix, wait to get into a Maricopa County Board of Supervisors meeting, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Phoenix. Roughly 100 opponents of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio turned out at the meeting to urge the officials to call for Arpaio's resignation amid reports of botched sex-crime investigations and other problems in his department.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
  •  - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Posted: 12/15/2011 8:40:57 PM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) sits with his lawyers and talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. The Obama administration accused a firebrand Arizona sheriff on Thursday of engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in a crack down on illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- led by Arpaio, a sheriff famous for making inmates wear pink underwear -- regularly violated U.S. civil rights laws and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a scathing report. REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Posted: 12/15/2011 8:03:52 PM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. The Obama administration accused a firebrand Arizona sheriff on Thursday of engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in a crack down on illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- led by Arpaio, a sheriff famous for making inmates wear pink underwear -- regularly violated U.S. civil rights laws and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a scathing report. REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Posted: 12/15/2011 7:44:31 PM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. The Obama administration accused a firebrand Arizona sheriff on Thursday of engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in a crack down on illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- led by Arpaio, a sheriff famous for making inmates wear pink underwear -- regularly violated U.S. civil rights laws and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a scathing report. REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Posted: 12/15/2011 7:41:36 PM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. The Obama administration accused a firebrand Arizona sheriff on Thursday of engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in a crack down on illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- led by Arpaio, a sheriff famous for making inmates wear pink underwear -- regularly violated U.S. civil rights laws and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a scathing report. REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Posted: 12/15/2011 7:39:49 PM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. The Obama administration accused a firebrand Arizona sheriff on Thursday of engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in a crack down on illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- led by Arpaio, a sheriff famous for making inmates wear pink underwear -- regularly violated U.S. civil rights laws and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a scathing report. REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix

    Posted: 12/15/2011 7:38:35 PM EST
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio talks to the media about the Department of Justice's investigative findings accusing the Maricopa Sheriff's Office of racial profiling and a pattern of discrimination at the Sheriff's office in Phoenix, Arizona December 15, 2011. The Obama administration accused a firebrand Arizona sheriff on Thursday of engaging in racial profiling of Latinos and making unlawful arrests in a crack down on illegal immigrants. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office -- led by Arpaio, a sheriff famous for making inmates wear pink underwear -- regularly violated U.S. civil rights laws and the Constitution, the U.S. Justice Department said in a scathing report. REUTERS/Laura Segall (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS HEADSHOT)