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Rev. Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court

Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
01/14
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Rev. Al Sharpton explains his views dealing with the court hearing that orders the Maricopa Sheriff’s department to change many of their policies. Many of the demonstrators have been demanding the resignation of Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpiao.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
02/14
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Al Sharpton explains his views dealing with the court hearing that ordered the Sheriff’s department to change their handling of immigration policies.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
03/14
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Reverend Al Sharpton walks to Phoenix Federal Courthouse to listen to an immigration hearing. The Court had found against the Maricopa Sheriff’s Department. Sharpton and other activists were interested in what the Judge had to say.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
04/14
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Reverend Al Sharpton leaves his vehicle on his was to an immigration hearing in the Phoenix Federal Court. The Court had found against the Maricopa Sheriff’s Department. Sharpton and other activists were interested in what the Judge had to say. Sh.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
05/14
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County Supervisor Mary Jo Wilcox answers questions to explain a federal judge’s ruling and actions against the Maricopa Sheriff’s department. The May ruling said the department must change its policies dealing with immigration and jail practices.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
06/14
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Immigration activists leave the Federal Court building in Phoenix after listening Judge Snow explain his ruling and the actions that need to take place next. The Judge has ruled against the Maricopa County Sheriff’s department last month. The depar.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
07/14
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A young man wears a mask representing half female and half mail to represent the role of women who have had male relatives incarcerated or deported. Members of Women from Promise Arizona marched the four blocks from the Fourth Avenue jail to the Fed.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
08/14
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Waiting outside the Federal Courthouse in Phoenix, members of Promise Arizona occupy their time. They were waiting to hear the Federal Court’s actions to change practices inside the Maricopa Sheriff’s department.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
09/14
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A member of Promise Arizona displays his organizations t-shirt. The group has fought for immigration reform. They marched from the county jail to the Federal Courthouse to a hearing discussing what actions the Maricopa Sheriff’s department must tak.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
10/14
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Activists hold a banner outside the Federal Court building in Phoenix. They want the Maricopa sheriff to resign. Inside, the court was explain a ruling against the department and what actions need to be taken.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
11/14
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Demonstrators wait outside the Federal Court building in downtown Phoenix. Inside a federal judge was explaining the process for changes inside the Maricopa Sheriff’s department. The department has lost a civil suit in May which requires them to ch.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
12/14
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Members of “Puente” wait outside the Federal Courthouse in Phoenix Arizona. Inside Judge Snow was explaining his ruling ordering Maricopa Sheriff’s department to make changes.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
13/14
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A banner is draped over a table expressing a stop current deportation practices outside the Federal Court in Phoenix. Federal Judge Snow was explaining his May 24 ruling to lawyers which found against the Maricopa Sheriff’s department.
Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
14/14
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A woman displays a American flag. She was part of a group waiting to hear what actions the Federal Judge wants taken as a result of his decision against the Sheriff’s department. The judge is requiring that the Sheriff change immigration and jail p.
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court
  • Rev Sharpton joins immigration activists in Phoenix federal court

Reverend Al Sharpton joined immigration activists in Federal Court to hear the judge discuss what actions the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office is taking and needs to take light of a profiling judgment against the department.

U.S. District Judge Murray Snow set a August date for the Sheriff's Office and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to make changes in the department's policies. Attorneys said they were confident they could resolve the legal issues cited in the Judge's May ruling.

Activists have claimed for years that the traffics, which were part of the Sheriff department's crime suppression efforts targeted Hispanics and jail practices. Sheriff Joe Arpiao has maintained they were following the training given to his department by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Members of several groups packed the courtroom while other waited outside holding signs and wearing t-shirts which expressed their views.

The Rev. Al Sharpton arrived and went directly to the courtroom without speaking to anyone. He appeared after the hearing and addressed the crowd. He said that it was a "job well done" but was going to wait until it was all over to pop the campaign bottles.

Lawyers for both sides will be back in court in middle to late August to discuss possible solutions.

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