In some ways, Bisbee's is more akin to cases involving false accusations of child molestation and convictions obtained with unreliable testimony.

Such travesties bring home the importance of the prosecutor's role in the criminal justice system.

"The prosecutor does have an ethical duty to seek justice," former County Attorney Romley insists. "As hard and as difficult as that may be, we're not here to just get notches on the belt."

County Attorney Andrew Thomas
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County Attorney Andrew Thomas
Courtney Bisbee and her baby, Taylor Lee, at San Diego's SeaWorld in 2000
Courtesy of Camille Tilley
Courtney Bisbee and her baby, Taylor Lee, at San Diego's SeaWorld in 2000

Details

Read Courtney Bisbee's Petition for Post Conviction Relief.

Yet Thomas, who brags about seeking the harshest possible penalties for those charged with crimes, is particularly proud of the cases in his win column, and does not relinquish them easily.

Meanwhile, Bisbee spends her days behind the walls of Perryville, poring over law books and praying for a reunion with her lost daughter.

A mere 5-foot-2, Bisbee says she does not fear for her safety, though she has witnessed all kinds of violence in prison.

"I don't believe I'm in danger," she tells New Times. "Because, believe it or not, the inmates believe that I'm innocent, that I've gotten a raw deal. They have more heart and more character than County Attorney Andrew Thomas ever will."

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deviantproxy
deviantproxy

wow a woman molests a boy and everyone bends over backwards to get her ass off.

schultzybeckett
schultzybeckett

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Thanks

Schultzy

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Delawarewc
Delawarewc

I just reread this case ofCourtney Bisbee and begun to wonder how much changed hands. Thomas for campaign money, the judge because he was waiting to retired, people in SPD for new cars to carry out Scott will, and the conviction of Courntey to further his warchest or resume to move politticial futher to his goal. Help me get girl on the street and send Thomas and RICO tribe to jail..

MattGordonMD
MattGordonMD

No matter how innocent someone actually is, it is in his or her best interest to exercise the right to consult/have present an attorney when questioned by police. Also, my thought re: prosecutors and politicians that repeatedly boast how tough he is on crime, seeks high-end of sentencing guidelines, etc., are the ones that are the most likely to egregious misconduct like what happened here.

Gene
Gene

I'm not sure who you are John, and what you have to do with any of this. I'm the boy's father & trust me, I didn't get paid from anybody & Nik was never asked to do anything he didn't want to do. Where did you get that grudge against the Tilley's? You must be writing on behalf of scott bisbee. He's the only one to gain from any of this. When you have the right friends in high places, you can set up the pins & when the timing is just right, rrroooollllllll the ball & see what falls eh? This scam smelled from day one.

Maricopa County-Out of Control
Maricopa County-Out of Control

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

excerpt:

Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Gary Donahoe filed a $4.75 million claim against the county for alleged abuse of power by former County Attorney Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

As our post about Thomas and Donahoe from yesterday explained, the abuse appears to be quite real. Donahoe was charged by Thomas with three felonies, including bribery, despite the inability of Thomas to explain what Donahoe had done.

A probable cause statement attached to the criminal complaint in December was a near word-for-word copy of a complaint letter about Donahoe sent a week before to the Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct by Arpaio's chief deputy, David Hendershott. When asked at a news conference to explain himself, Thomas stammered and asked for the media to help him explain it, adding that Arizona's bribery law could be interpreted very broadly.

Thomas, now running for state attorney general, refuses to discuss the matter.

Michael Manning, Donahoe's lawyer, writes in the chilling (though flowery) notice of claim that Donahoe's reputation has been "irreversibly tarnished."

Watch videos on You Tube by Alison Hicks, Producer - filmed recently.

YouTube - Lawyer on Arpaio's jails deaths of detainees prt.2

http://www.youtube.com/user/Ba...

BackSPIN Interviews-Michael Manning Part 2 - Stories from Maricopa County and BeyondFrom: BackSPINmovies | May 17, 2010 | 40 views

Phoenix attorney Michael Manning discusses some of the corruption and abuse of power issues happening in Maricopa County

On May 22, 2010, at 6:43 PM, camille tilley wrote:Hello, update from Maricopa County

People need to inform themselves on the reign of terror we are living under in Maricopa County, where we find our lives shredded. Alison Hicks was a single mom with a young daughter, working as a tennis pro here in AZ, when a Arpaio's Swat team came after her. She has worked years to get her film together which has been turned into a series. She hired an LA crew. She lives in Michigan now but flew here to interview and film. Michael Manning best describes the abuse of power, but the other videos are also compelling. If he isn't stopped, it's coming your way!

YouTube - Lawyer speaking on his lawsuits won against Sheriff Arpaio

http://www.youtube.com/user/Ba...

BackSPIN Interviews-Michael Manning Part 1 - Stories from Maricopa County and BeyondFrom: BackSPINmovies | May 17, 2010 | 246 views

Phoenix attorney Michael Manning discusses some of the corruption and abuse of power issues happening in Maricopa County

Courtney's Supporter
Courtney's Supporter

Kathleen Winn 10/30/2008 2:32:04 PMCourtney you will be vindicated. We know you are innocent. You will get to tell the rest of the story.We all know who is behind these fabrications. You will prevail. We know you have been set up,made an example of. All those who know the truth will not be silenced. This was a custody/ divorce case gone terribly wrong. Yours and the Valles. One would just need to follow the money. We know people were paid off and paid for spreading lies. You have been buried alive in plain view. We will work to free you and restore your family. You remain in our hearts and prayers. Courtney your story will be told and those responsible will pay for their lies, mis-representations, and deceit. Judge Granville do the right thing grant this women an opportunity to present the FACTS. FREE COURTNEY BISBEE. Andrew Thomas's legacy is that he has hurt many innocent people in Maricopa County for the numbers. This case should have been invesigated a long time ago.

John
John

Tom, you're completely correct. Courtney Bisbee was a thief, and still is. She was caught steeling a $10K bracelet from a Scottsdale Mall, toys from Toys R Us, as well as Target and Ross (which is why everyone thinks she dressed her daughter in Designer clothing). She also would leave her daughter locked in her car for hours on end, Taylor was found TWICE by the Scottsdale police. She has 3 restraining orders from different neighbors in Scottsdale and one filed in Florida by her ex-ex-ex husband, Jeremy Kitchen. She is currently engaged to a violent criminal who's also in Prison in Florence...his name is Jose Valdez. Her parents and family are to blame for her life-long career as a criminal. They have done nothing but made excuses for her and blamed EVERYONE around her. They are malicious and will try to ruin the lives of anyone that crosses them. Camille Tilley paid the father of Jon Valles (Gene Valles) and had him force his son, Nik, to sign the papers that supposedly exonerate Bisbee. Everyone in the criminal system knows that Bisbee is a joke and her parents are just in denial. If they didn't blame her behavior on all the innocent by-standers...they would have to believe that Courtney is a child-molester. Who wants to believe that about their own child? However, given their history of deceipt...its no wonder where she learned her criminal behavior from. They lie and spin the truth in a million directions instead of get Courtney the mental help she needs. Ian Tilley has even admitted that Courtney has always been in trouble and she has mental problems. But, her parents don't get it! I wouldn't let my children near them!!

Connie
Connie

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Public outcry
Public outcry

more on above: Bakersfield CA

Ed Jagels, renowned as one of California's toughest district attorneys, built his career on the Kern County child molestation cases of the 1980s, putting more than two dozen men and women behind bars to serve decades-long sentences for abusing children.

Appellate judges now say most of those crimes never happened.

see: www.witchhuntmovie.com award winning documentary on the John Stoll story. An innocent man wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 20 years for a crime he did not commit in Jagel's Witch Hunt.

Public outcry
Public outcry

http://www.washingtonexaminer....

Crusading Calif. D.A. retires, leaving painful wake of overturned cases, costly settlements.

Sounds like what Maricopa County and Arizona taxpayers will looking forward to once the "tough on crime" politicos get "theirs" and move on to a comfortable retirement.

Who's "Lisa"?
Who's "Lisa"?

Is this the same "Lisa" writing damaging comments in Courtney's blogs?

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

County Wants Lisa Aubuchon, Prosecutor in Don Stapley Case, Held Personally Liable for Release of Sealed DepositionBy Ray Stern in NewsWednesday, Mar. 18 2009 @ 4:53PM

Excerpt: The public feud between the county Board of Supervisors and the county attorney's office is getting more personal."Lawyers hired by the county supervisors want Lisa Aubuchon, the prosecutor in the criminal case against County Supervisor Don Stapley, held personally liable if a judge orders sanctions for Aubuchon's release of a sealed deposition...."

From Comment box:

Could't happen to a nicer bitch says:Lisa Aubuchoun has been playing God with people's lives for years. She has been ignoring facts, laws, regulations and running her own personal agenda at the expense of other prosecutors, innocent citizens,and defense lawyers. She has repeatedly ignored judges rulings and done whatever she damn well pleases. She thinks she is smarter than everyone else and the rules do not apply to her. The State Bar or the Attorney General should involve themselves. She is Thomas's golden girl. Although Andrew Thomas hates women so he will probably let her fry. If Lisa thinks something will earn her points she will sacrifice others for her own selfish gain.She is the worst kind of person, lawyer, woman. I hope she has to pay thousands like she has caused so may others to do for cases that necer should have made it to the courts to begin with.Aubuchoun needs to be relieved of her position with the County Attorney immediately. The problem Lisa has bigger balls then Andy.Posted On: Wednesday, Mar. 18 2009 @ 6:44PM

DOJ help Free Courtney Bisbee
DOJ help Free Courtney Bisbee

It's been over 5 years since Courtney Bisbee's Swat team arrest by the Scottsdale police (2/11/04-Presidential election year). It's long overdue for the DOJ to step in an investigate all those officials and those responsible for her conviction, taking her child away PRIOR to the outcome of her Bench Trial.

Those who had motive for political and financial gain need to be investigated. This case is the tip of the iceberg. The good ole boys control the people and write their own laws, while ignoring the Constitution.

Injustice reigns in Maricopa C
Injustice reigns in Maricopa C

This says it all - excerpt: "In 2007, Jon's elder brother Nik recanted his testimony against Bisbee in a sworn affidavit; he accused his mother and his brother of concocting the tale to establish grounds for a lawsuit."

Release Courtney Bisbee and reunite her with her daughter. The DOJ needs to investigate those involved in this fraud and scam.

Court watcher
Court watcher

http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

excerpt: "Scott Bisbee did not appear, either in person or telephonically, though his goal is to keep the Tilleys from seeing their grandchild, who is now 9 years old. Instead, he was represented by lawyer Jennifer Ryan-Touhill, who seemed outflanked at several points in the proceeding by Courtney Bisbee, who phoned in from Perryville, and by the Tilleys, who were representing themselves.

Already on the table was a motion from an absent Scott Bisbee asking that the hearing be dismissed. Ryan-Touhill argued that Gordon's court does not have jurisdiction because the child lives in Nevada. But Camille Tilley cited Arizona Revised Statute 25-409(e), which states that, "A grandparent or great-grandparent seeking to obtain visitation rights under this section shall petition for these rights in the same action in which the parents had their marriage dissolved..." As Courtney and Scott were divorced in Maricopa County, Camille Tilley argued, she and her husband were simply following the letter of the statute."

NV Family
NV Family

Auto Nations Desert Honda Las Vegas, NV

http://www.lvrj.com/living/227...

Pepper wrote on June 30, 2008 02:23 PM:

Fact1: Who would be stupid enough to believe a article in which the facts are submited by the lots salesman. I can tell you from experience that it is a high pressure lot and they squeeze you for every penny they can.

Fact2 they dont treat their employees any better requirring them to be present from 10-14 hours a day sometimes and as you can see he sold 10 cars wich means he will take home less than a 1 thousand dollar paycheck for this month.

That may explain why it is next to impossible to get a native born Aemrican Salesman as if you appear to have any talent the mostly inferior management on var lots will be trying to get rid of you or make our life miserable to make themselves appear to be talented---

a nightmare to say the least and Desert lots are nothing but a den of thiefs!!!

Concerned Citizen
Concerned Citizen

A real eye opener about Maricopa County corruption and how the police and county attorney's office work together to get their "conviction" with total disregard for new evidence, proof of innocence.

Read "Jingle Jange" by Jim Hix. You might find some answers on how the Maricopa County courts work. This should send chills down everyone's spine.Comment by "JINGLE JANGLE" MARICOPA COUNTY JUSTICE from Paradise Valley on Dec 14th, 2008, 00:54 am

Ms. Bisbee was nothing but a "high-profile" political pawn used to gain votes, career point (a lawyer to judge position in the family court), child custody case -- take child, erase child support, detective who failed to investigate gets promoted to "intelligence gathering", police department personnel resigned - had to be aware of scam, the list goes on.

Meanwhile, people are not safe in Scottsdale when a Swat team can come to your homes in nice neighbors as if it was the ghetto -- and you think it can't happen to you? Scottsdale has a huge drug problem - where the money is. The Drug Wars have been directed at those with money to pay for the system that profits from all this. These are the real criminals and they operate on the "outside" and in the system.

AZ Moms
AZ Moms

Courtney Bisbee's Parents Fight to Visit Their GranddaughterBy Stephen Lemons in Feathered BastardThursday, Mar. 5 2009 @ 12:04PM

Camille and Tom Tilley, seeking the right to visit their grandchild Taylor Lee.Judge Michael Gordon's cupboard-sized Phoenix courtroom was packed Wednesday afternoon with supporters of both Courtney Bisbee and Bisbee's parents Camille and Tom Tilley. Family court seldom gets that kind of action. The Tilleys were there to petition the court for visitation rights to their granddaughter, Bisbee's daughter, Taylor Lee.

Tom
Tom

We're talking about a shoplift case from 2001 to 2003, so the mug shots I had pre-dated the molestation case by about a year. Its easy to rack up over thousands of dollars in recoveries of merchandise when said shoplifter keeps trying to get away with it. Bisbee would use her daughter as her personal burgler tool to conceal multiple layers of clothing and jewelry on, this is hardly the act of an ideal parent. In every single instance I dealt with Bisbee she stole or attempted to steal over $250 dollars in merchandise, between 2001 to 2003 this was a felony 6 offense in Arizona. I'm simply stating the facts that I know about Bisbee, I thought it was important that I say something given her obvious questionable character. If you want to support someone like this by all means go ahead, just know she isn't as innocent as you might think. Further the majority of my shopping lifting cases in Scottsdale have involved people that have had money to pay for merchandise, there aren't too many crack addicts popping meds and consumer electronics in the area.

Courtney's Supporters
Courtney's Supporters

#44 - you say, "...but I have recovered THOUSANDS of dollars worth of stolen merchandise from her activities". Note: Clothes for a pre-schooler run under $15.00 per item at Target a popular budget priced store. Her child wore designer clothes. She was a successful single mom and could well afford to care for and dress her child well. What rock did you crawl out from under? Once a person is charged or convicted as a "high-profile: case their mug shot is everywhere - nothing new here. Lawsuits will follow everywhere her images appear on this wrongful conviction of an innocent person. The lawyers are lining up for this one!

By the way, Target employs cheerful, young people and you sound too dark and sick to be an employee of theirs.

car guy
car guy

http://www.lvrj.com/living/227...

Vito wrote on June 30, 2008 04:15 PM:

Bisbee, you sucked as an F&I regional & Autonation was dumb enough to actually put you in a store. They go through so many GM's, I guess you were the only option left. (If you can call Desert Honda a store.) What are you guys ranked in the 4 Honda stores in town? Oh yea,a distant LAST. Only a putz like you would allow the R-J into their store for their little game playing with the public.

Tom
Tom

I was really glad when I saw this case come accross the screen on channel five all these years ago, let me tell you why. I can't give my full name given that I don't want to risk a personal lawsuit, but you should NEVER EVER feel sorry for Courtney Bisbee. First off Courtney Bisbee is one of the worst shoplifters I've ever dealt in my decade long career in Retail Loss Prevention. She used to dress her child up in stolen merchandise at my Scottsdale store and she even took the time to train her kid to tell her when I was observing her activities. I could never get approval from the District Loss Prevention Manager to arrest Bisbee given the fact that she was involving her kid, but I have recovered THOUSANDS of dollars worth of stolen merchandise from her activities. Now I'm hearing that there is a grass roots movement to free Bisbee, let me enlighten you to a fact that is obvious to me. Even if didn't rape this 13 year old boy (which I don't doubt she did) she is still a scum bag that deserves to sit behind bars. If you don't believe me about Bisbee being a shoplifter visit your local Target store, I'd venture to guess she still has her mug shot in the LP Booster Binder.

AZMom
AZMom

This sounds like a child custody case at it's worst. One day Courtney's daughter will find out the truth of what was done to her and her Mother. These are the people who are the criminals and belong in an Arizona prison. Who profited from all this?

justice4courtney
justice4courtney

Five years today, when Courtney Bisbee was arrested by a Scottsdale Swat team at her home with her daughter at her side, in a quiet neighborhood of McDowell Mountain Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ, falsely accused of an alleged crime that never happened. One detective handled the interviews, interrogations and determined NONbondable and held for 66 days, and never did an investigation.

This scam for money, political gain and child custody cases at their worst define this case of injustice, while the County Attorney Thomas has turned a blind eye to New Evidence-proof of innocence, for two years, while he is more concerned with his political agenda than an innocent person sitting in prison. If you think it can't happen to you, think again.

Still waiting for justice in A
Still waiting for justice in A

excerpt: "The conviction took place under Thomas' watch, and legal experts assert it is Thomas' duty as a seeker of justice to investigate this new information."

Thomas is too busy taking down his political rivals, personal agenda and vendettas to care, while the taxpayers foot the bill for his ego driven agenda.

ellanne
ellanne

katie, If you think about it when ever you walk outof your house you are putting your self in harms way. Should teachers be made to never huh a child that needs a huh, you could get sexual harrassment on your job at the drop of a hat a simple slip of the tongue comment so unless you are willing to read the scripts and find out what really went on, you think this deserves 11 years??

It's a "cover-up"
It's a "cover-up"

County Attorney Andrew Thomas is too busy hunting down his political enemies in high positions to bother with an innocent mom sitting in prison, or her young daughter and family. If it isn't Stapley, then it's the judges, or is it the AZ Bar, and of there's that New Times law suit and on and on.

The taxpayers and voters are picking up the tab for his wasteful spending, abuse of power, legal fees that the average person in Maricopa County can no longer afford for themselves. Hey, why would an attorney want to take an average citizen's case when they would rather handle the agencies and high-powered officials taking control of taxpayer money.

In the meantime, Courtney and her young daughter wait for MCAO to do their job and act on the New Evidence - proof of Innocence, while the national media watches injustice in AZ taking place.

"JINGLE JANGLE" MARICOPA COUNT
"JINGLE JANGLE" MARICOPA COUNT

Read "Jingle Jange" by Jim Hix. You might find some answers on how the Maricopa County courts work. This should send chills down everyone's spine.

retired nurse
retired nurse

what has the judge decided in this case. You know you cant count on andy dandy to do the right thing, even if its the law!

we need to recount those ballets!!!!1soemthing not right there.

Injustice reigns in Maricopa C
Injustice reigns in Maricopa C

Courtney had a private attorney not a public defender -- with a legal defense mounting in the hundreds of thousands. Once the trial attorney collected his huge flat fee (upwards in the tens of thousands) he thought his job was done. Meanwhile the prosecutor controls the courtroom while the defense attorney and judge turn a blind eye. A serious independent investigation is needed on the Courtney Bisbee case -- of all parties involved in her conviction.

BR
BR

The telling comment is in the story....this was prosecuted as a bench trial, and Ms. Bisbee denied her legal and Constitutional right to a jury of her peers. For all the talk of Andrew Thomas about the Maricopa County judiciary, seems it might be all talk....since it seems there are more and more denials of jury trials in criminal matters in MCSC, and since most of these individuals are being defended by county defenders, appears those PDs are not doing their jobs very effectively in being advocates for their clients in demanding jury trials.

Courtney's Supporters
Courtney's Supporters

Where's the Innocence Commission in the state of Arizona? Why do the taxpayers for a "prison bed" on an innocent woman when the overcrowded prison needs to use it for someone truly harmful with a criminal lifestyle and background. It's long overdue to re-open cases and find a path to release those from prison while their investigations and legal post conviction relief is in progress.

Sarah G.
Sarah G.

Free the Innocent Arizona lawmakers need to wake up and change flawed laws which can vindicate and release wrongfully convicted victims. They must clearly see the dire need for a statute change to #13-3620.01, false reporting. The way it should be worded is critical --- not only to keep bad neighbors, contentious wives or husbands, gullible, hateful, spiteful and vindictive children at bay, but also to keep police officers, CPS workers, and prosecutors at bay. The latter, do regularly force and coerce children and others to lie. Points, bonuses, funding, etc. create more convictions at the expense of truth. Their goal: to make and continue to warehouse more prisoners for Arizona's mainstay industry. in doing so, they could absolutely care less about the destruction of the family unit, let alone the harm done to the accused defendant. Such practices are "un-American", "immoral", and "unconstitutional". The slipshod court system and inhumane treatment toward falsely accused, wrongly convicted, and wrongly imprisoned people in this state --- must not be tolerated any longer. We must fight for early and warranted releases now!

Abuse of Power trumps the Cons
Abuse of Power trumps the Cons

#26 - truly gets what the problem is.

Comment by david saint on Nov 3rd, 2008, 11:10 am

"Only in Maricopa county can someone get away with the negligence that Thomas portrays. Mike Nifong, the Duke DA, got disbarred for doing something quite similar, and he also refused to follow the evidence (or in this case a lack there of). Heck, a NC sheriff got more press for saying something borderline racist, and yet we have inmates dying in the jails with the DO's involved and when they are tampering with evidence seems to be occuring, yet nothing?? It makes one wonder how we got to this point, i suppose the same way immigration issues got so bad, people just turned a blind eye because it didnt directly effect them. Well heres your wake up call people!!! IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU..we need justice in the CA's office, not one mans political ambitions trumping justice. On another note, one might also question the checks and balances of law enforcement here in Maricopa county, because it seems as if that concept has gone right out a 50 story window..theres a reason law enforcement and prosecutors are seperate entities, its set up to prevent just such instances that seem to occur daily here in Phoenix, IE trumped up charges against political opponents, or activists (MCSA leader Parraz for instance, or the former mayor of fountain hills who joe set up because he wanted to cut joes million dollar contract to form a Fountain hills PD, or the lawyer for AZ ACLU)...one can only hope some form of sanity can be returned Nov 4th with at least a Tim Nelson victory......"

Well those who support cruelty and inhumanity in the jails, prisons and abuse of power voted to ignore our Constitutional Rights and chose their personal agenda of bigotry and hatred instead. Maricopa County is chose to go backwards rather than move forward with the rest of the country. The DOJ and FBI need to get involved and not turn a blind eye to the corruption or they to are part of the problem and Thomas and Arpaio know it.

Seeking answers
Seeking answers

#29 Katie, take the time to read the whole story, which only begins to scratch the surface. The "one-sided" story that was presented to the public by the Scottsdale Police department detective and the prosecutors, is why Courtney sits in prison. The story is about the New Evidence, which is the truth. Obviously you are someone who doesn't want to know the truth. The rest of your comment is off topic.

AZ Moms
AZ Moms

This case shows how low devious people will go for financial gain. Everyone in this case has something to gain except this mom and her young pre-school daughter. And we wonder who the predators and abusers are? After reading the story, it's pretty clear to us. Stephen it looks like you just scratched the surface, we want to know more about Kemp the caregiver and his friend, Scott, Courtney's ex-husband, both "car guys" -- Hear a few Hummers showed up among friends during 2004.

Seeking answers
Seeking answers

Comment from Lee Little says it all: "Wow! FB, great article. YOU got it straight. The police, the defense attorney, the judge and the County Attorney should all take a lesson from you. What a load of incompetence in Maricopa County. All those officials should be removed from their positions!"

FB, Great work! Can't wait until you dig deeper -- sounds like a few others belong in prison.

Katie Daniels
Katie Daniels

Your paper is kind of schizoid. This was such an obviously one-sided story that I had to stop reading after the first few pages. Okay, this stupid woman may have gotten the shaft by the legal system. But she put herself in this position and that is glossed over by the writer. I am a fan of the New Times, though. I really loved the stories by Rubin on the Mormon drowning case and can't wait to read about it when the trial happens. Also, I like Sarah Fenske's columns because she seems like a fun (if very conservative) person. That's my two cents.

tami
tami

I can only imagine how the daughter of this woman is suffering. They looked so happy together. I hope those responsible will pay the price in their everyday lives. Everyone involved in putting her away and refusing to work to free her. We are paying everyday for her to be there. This can happen to any nurse or school teahcer.

Courtney's Supporters
Courtney's Supporters

David Saint, your comment was dead on. Since we understand this article was sent through all the County computers (because Courtney's case was "labelled" "high-profile" and now the public gets to read the about what those in power and control can do to a vulnerable young Mom and her 4 1/2 year old child, we are all getting an education on the reality of justice in Arizona. Those sitting on the side-lines doing nothing to help are also complicit.

We need courageous people like Stephen, and David to step forward and let the harsh spotlight shine on everyone who allowed a young child to lose her Mother on false allegations while those who had motive for financial and career gain were allowed to do so, by a judge and the County Attorney. They gave those teens and their parents permission to keep on doing what they have been doing -- it's fine with us. Now they are out in society doing what they do with the court's permission and creating more chaos and disfunction, as the taxpayers continue to pickup the ongoing tab into the millions with no end in sight. Thank County Attorney Thomas, the Scottsdale police department and Police chief Rodbell (signed the established protocol for investigation of child abuse that his detective failed to follow).

People of Arizona if you think it can't happen to you, think again. You have allowed abuse of power in the name of your bigotry and backward thinking to prevail -- now you are paying the price and so will your children and families. No one is immune to the damage those in power have done to the good life we once knew in Maricopa County and Arizona.

It's time to flip the switch and toss out Thomas, Arpaio, Pearce, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (except Wilcox) and all their enablers taking taxpayers dollars for themselves, their pensions and life style.

Will Vote for Tim Nelson for County Attorney and Dan Saban for Sheriff. It truly time for change in this police state.

registered nurse
registered nurse

In this day and age a nurse can be arrested and put away for 66 days without officially charging her, then trump up accusations without investigating and put her away for eleven years? This Det Kinder needs to be dealt with. Demoted and his badge turned in , wouldnt even make a good det officer. And we are payig for all this? I certainly think we could do a better job than this in a city as large as this. Not a back wards little berg . Certainly the republican party has better than Andy Thomas to offer. Allowing this to continue , while he lets legislatures convicted of druck driving off.And it is Andy Thomas that has the big billboards up agaisnt drunk drivers , like he is going to be so tough on them. Arpaio s twin, B S. Only you are ruining real peoples lives. This town should be in a uproar of phone calls and demands to stop this abuse.

anon
anon

Courtney Bisbee's Bench Trial law firm:Many of us believe Phillips got only a slap on the wrist by the Bar. They have destroyed many innocent lives with their tactics and lack of ethics. If a doctor or nurse had the slightest impropriety, they would end up in prison with the rush to judgment in these cases. It's time for lawyers to have to face the same standards as a doctor or nurse.

(Phillips & Associates) Lawyer in TV ads to be suspended for 6 monthshttp://www.azcentral.com/arizo...

Free Courtney Bisbee
Free Courtney Bisbee

Former Deputy County Attorney "Lisa Aubuchon Wanted "Hundreds" of Teens Interviewed During Dale Fushek Case, Probe Transcript Reveals"http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...

excerpt:"And the first section is the part about -- where she states that if these teenagers weren't cooperative, that we should consider subpoenaing them to the grand jury," Stribling said, describing how the office was trying to find out how many minors Fushek had potentially abused. "She was suggesting that, if we couldn't get people to just come and tell us, that we could possibly subpoena them to the grand jury. And, as I pointed out, that would have been hundreds of people."Earlier in the conversation, as mentioned, Stribling had said it was "thousands." We hear it was about 1,500, but don't have a copy of Aubuchon's memo to verify the number.

The very notion of trying to interview that many people, just to ask them if they knew anything, seems to have sprung from an unhinged mind. That simply isn't the way it's done in this country -- or possibly any country."

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For the "vote" the politicos like the "easy" convictions. 2004 Presidential year.Former Deputy County Attorney "Lisa Aubuchon Wanted "Hundreds" of Teens Interviewed During Dale Fushek Case, Probe Transcript Reveals"http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...excerpt:"And the first section is the part about -- where she states that if these teenagers weren't cooperative, that we should consider subpoenaing them to the grand jury," Stribling said, describing how the office was trying to find out how many minors Fushek had potentially abused. "She was suggesting that, if we couldn't get people to just come and tell us, that we could possibly subpoena them to the grand jury. And, as I pointed out, that would have been hundreds of people."Earlier in the conversation, as mentioned, Stribling had said it was "thousands." We hear it was about 1,500, but don't have a copy of Aubuchon's memo to verify the number.

The very notion of trying to interview that many people, just to ask them if they knew anything, seems to have sprung from an unhinged mind. That simply isn't the way it's done in this country -- or possibly any country."

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Former Deputy County Attorney "Lisa Aubuchon Wanted "Hundreds" of Teens Interviewed During Dale Fushek Case, Probe Transcript Reveals"http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.c...excerpt:"And the first section is the part about -- where she states that if these teenagers weren't cooperative, that we should consider subpoenaing them to the grand jury," Stribling said, describing how the office was trying to find out how many minors Fushek had potentially abused. "She was suggesting that, if we couldn't get people to just come and tell us, that we could possibly subpoena them to the grand jury. And, as I pointed out, that would have been hundreds of people."Earlier in the conversation, as mentioned, Stribling had said it was "thousands." We hear it was about 1,500, but don't have a copy of Aubuchon's memo to verify the number.

The very notion of trying to interview that many people, just to ask them if they knew anything, seems to have sprung from an unhinged mind. That simply isn't the way it's done in this country -- or possibly any country."

 
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