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Joe Arpaio, 'America's Toughest Sheriff' For Immigration Enforcement, And The Latino Resistance That Met Him Head On

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Joe Arpaio at a rally for then-candidate Donald Trump last October in Prescott Valley, Ariz.
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Joe Arpaio at a rally for then-candidate Donald Trump last October in Prescott Valley, Ariz.
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The new book "Driving While Brown" chronicles the rise and fall of one of the most notorious sheriffs and immigration enforcers in modern U.S. history; the human consequences of his more than two decades as the top law enforcement official in Maricopa County, Arizona; and how a Latino-led movement fought back against unconstitutional policing and institutionalized racism.

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*This interview was recorded on Monday, April 26.