Feedback from the Issue of Thursday, September 22, 2011

BROCK 'N' ROLL

Fulton Brock must resign immediately: It's very apparent that [Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton] Brock was protecting his wife and daughter long before the arrest of his wife ("Brocked Up," James King, September 8).

I actually felt a degree of empathy for him when this first hit the news and he seemed to also be a "victim," of sorts. Oh, dopey me.

All the adults and the Church [of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] should be ashamed [for not reporting the apparent sexual abuse of a teenage boy], including the Quinns [the victim's parents].

Mr. Brock needs to resign his position as a supervisor immediately. [He] sat in a meeting more than a year before his wife was arrested, where she was openly accused of having molested the teenager. She, of course, denied it, and then continued to see him in spite of many attempts to stop her.

At that point, I would expect any man to be just a bit suspicious of his wife's activities. You can't say [Fulton Brock] didn't have a clue.

He also was an apparent conspirator when she was on the way to meet an attorney and was arrested. She had a list of questions written by [Fulton Brock] to ask the attorney. He got the attorney's name from Rick Romley, for a "friend."

[Fulton Brock] was also an apparent conspirator when he threatened to call the MCSO to have [Sheriff Joe Arpaio] stop the search incidental to the arrest and court-issued search warrant.

The county attorney simply [chooses] not to do anything about it.
Tommy Collins, Phoenix

Church turns it back: Good job, James King, in exposing not only the Brock [family's problems], but the [Mormon] church's in this. Somebody should have reported this [molestation of a minor] to the police!

This proves that the church — in actuality — condones its members doing pretty much whatever they want as long as the church doesn't get dragged into it.
Ron Durham, Phoenix

Oh, lighten up, Barr: In addition to the people's actions described in the story, what's also "Brocked Up" is the Book of Mormon prophylactic cover photo.

I have no doubt those involved with the art direction were pleased with themselves, knowing the condom-wrapper design would get a good laugh from those who don't know or care about the Book of Mormon and would be, as anticipated, inflammatory for those who do.

So with some hesitation I give the desired response and say the photo is crass.

Every editor loves a good fallen-from-grace story, especially when politicians and religious leaders can be written into the same [piece]. What happened is tragic for those directly and indirectly involved. Both the commission and attempted cover-up are clearly not in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ found in the Book of Mormon.

It's obvious that beige news stories about the quiet, boring lives of LDS church members don't make headlines, and those involving adultery, child molestation, and cover-up do.

Am I surprised to see this [cover image]? No. Disappointed? Yes. Hopefully such art direction will give New Times the edgy street cred required to boost circulation.
Barr Petersen, Phoenix

Just one big, evil clique: Thank God for New Times. Because reading New Times is the only way you find out what is going on in Arizona.

The "Brocked Up" article proves once again what a corrupt, insane bunch of imbeciles these Mormon Republicans are. Just one big, evil clique that includes Mormon bishops, Mormon lawyers, and most of all, Maricopa County Supervisor Fulton Brock.

If there is a God, he's got to condemn all these worthless pieces of crap to the deepest part of Hell.
Bill Demski, Glendale

Investigators made all the right moves: I wish it were easy to get a police investigation into suspected molestations. I know of hundreds of cases in which reports were made by people thinking something may be happening, and the cases get suspended because there are no facts to support their suspicions.

To conduct the investigation, the police need some facts and, most importantly, a statement from the victim that something occurred. In this case, the young victim was not telling anyone, even his girlfriend, that something happened to him.

The parents tried for a year to find even one fact to give to the police so they could investigate and couldn't [because of] secretive paths that Susan Brock took to keep the victim quiet.
Kenneth Thatcher, city unavailable

 
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Sam Haskins
Sam Haskins

I would like to know when the law has to follow State Law? Medical marijuana is legalized in the State of Arizona. They have Arizona Revised Statutes to protect those that have been certified and received their green card. So why are these people with a medical need being arrested and prosecuted and placed in prison when the law says that the charges must be dismissed. I don't get it. I have been following what could be a land mark case on this and have contacted News channels 3,5 and 10 to see if they would cover it and 3 and 5 said that it happens all the time in Arizona that the law breaks the law and unless it was a federal law they would not be interested in covering the story. They should be ashamed of themselves as reporters and news channel 10 said that they had just laid off 87 people and did not have the manpower to cover the story otherwise they would have. What does it take to get the public to stand up and say this is wrong and we the people want it changed.

Sincerely,

Sam Haskins

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Developers son in Scttosdale was killed by a vehicle. Guess where the driver of that vehicle came from and what his legal status in th US is?

Mistalee
Mistalee

Statistics show that most US vehicular fatalities are caused by White Anglos.

DEPORT ALL WHITE ANGLOS TODAY!!!

Gwm602
Gwm602

Check into what is going on with the transit contract. You want the real truth talk to some of the salaried employees. When Veolia took over they cut their pay by 17% That is what they want to do with the drivers. Here is some of the things that happen to the drivers..Chuck WeigandFinally home from Mayo. Just trying to figure out why it took nearly an hour for a relief driver to arrive. Text said relief at 19th Ave, then a voice call indicating the relief "had trouble leaving the garage". I wonder what that is supposed to mean? I used to be an operator calling in for relief due to illness was a priority. Just another thing the Veolians have apparently changed, cold and hard. If we can not depend on one another, we have nothing at all.

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

Ask a Mexican when he / she plans to return to Mexico to legally apply for a work visa to legally enter the US?Where in Mexico is Nicky Diaz Santillan? She was deported right?

Betr
Betr

dude its to late, we are here 2 stay

Dumoudan
Dumoudan

not after conservatives control the House, Senate and also the Office of the President. Then it will be hello mexico for you and yours.

Jesterjackson
Jesterjackson

He only remembers the last thing he was told.

Mistalee
Mistalee

This poor asshole apparently doesn't remember that the last Republican in the White House was pushing immigration reform.

 
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