Jude Joffe-Block Archives

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After years of reporting on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s famously restrictive immigration policies and detention practices, local journalism luminaries Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block joined forces to write Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio Versus the Latino Resistance (University of California Press, $27.95). The book reads alternately like one long feature story and like a suspenseful journalism procedural, with plenty of historical and legal background for context. Greene Sterling and Joffe-Block dive into the real...

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When writers Terry Greene Sterling and Jude Joffe-Block were researching their new book, they uncovered some interesting history about Phoenix. For example, Sterling says the book details how the word “Phoenix” was post-Civil War code for “rebirth of the South” to the Confederate refugees who founded the town. That tidbit is just the tip of the proverbial dust devils Sterling and Joffe-Block kick up in the book Driving While Brown: Sheriff Joe Arpaio versus the...

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