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2007 Stories by Paul Rubin

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  • Siege Mentality

    published December 6, 2007

    Ruth McGregor, chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court, says politicians and special interest groups are attacking the independence of the... More >>

  • Power Play

    published December 6, 2007

    Maricopa County law enforcement violated the constitutional rights of this newspaper and its readers in October, going so far as to subpoena the... More >>

  • Brother's Keeper

    published November 1, 2007

    Michael Carbajal faced a crowd of about 3,000 on a chilly afternoon in the village of Canastota, New York. It was June 2006, and Arizona's... More >>

  • Remembering Joe Zawinul

    published October 11, 2007

    It was the eve of the new millennium at Joe and Maxine Zawinul's beautiful place in lower Manhattan. The music of Marvin Gaye filled the home... More >>

  • Below the Belt

    published September 20, 2007

    It came as little surprise to most people in the know that Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban lost his recent defamation trial against Sheriff Joe... More >>

  • Death Wish

    published August 23, 2007

    Last spring, family and friends gathered at a service for Jana Van Voorhis, a 58-year-old Phoenix woman who recently had died at her home. ... More >>

  • The Last Word

    published August 23, 2007

    For Wesley Smith, author of Forced Exit: The Slippery Slope from Assisted Suicide to Legalized Murder, the circumstances surrounding the... More >>

  • Danny Carbajal TKO'd

    published August 2, 2007

    A curious moment occurred inside Maricopa County Judge Andrew Klein's courtroom on July 25. Danny Carbajal, the older brother and former... More >>

  • Death by Electrocutioner

    published June 28, 2007

    Second of two parts Just before midnight on May 3, 2005, the life of 24-year-old Keith Graff was about to come to a violent end... More >>

  • Taser Aftershock!

    published June 21, 2007

    First of two parts For one young Phoenix police officer, the Taser X26 he was carrying on April 23, 2006, was a godsend —... More >>

  • The Taser: Almost Never a Lethal Weapon

    published June 21, 2007

    In response to a series of public records requests, the Phoenix Police Department provided New Times with 42 reports from April 2006 in... More >>

  • Snake on a Plane

    published June 14, 2007

    Continental Airlines Flight 82 departed from Newark, New Jersey, on the evening of March 30, bound for New Delhi, India. One of the 300-plus... More >>

  • Letters From Hell

    published May 24, 2007

    Robert "Gypsy" Comer, whose path to death by lethal injection was paved with bad intentions, sent a series of letters to New Times before... More >>

  • Belle of the Ball Gag

    published May 17, 2007

    For a two-month stretch that ended a few weeks ago, Mistress Seven spent her evenings as the guest of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Tent City, the... More >>

  • Blame Game

    published May 10, 2007

    If attorney Steve Dichter could have gotten away with kicking his client Bob Owens to shut him up at the con man's recent sentencing, he probably... More >>

  • Outrageous Fortune

    published April 19, 2007

    The lawyers are scurrying inside the Juvenile Court building in Mesa on a recent morning like shoppers on a last-minute run. They move from... More >>

  • To Catch a Thief

    published April 12, 2007

    On the morning of April 5, a pale and paunchy middle-aged man wearing a black-and-white-striped jail outfit stood before county Judge Brian... More >>

  • Indian Takers

    published March 22, 2007

    Steve Bison of Alabama's Cherokee River Indian Community says the war over 4-year-old Raven Laws may be traced back to the legendary Battle of... More >>

  • Rock the Vote

    published February 15, 2007

    Shortly before the 2004 presidential election, Dale Schwartz decided to register to vote. "It was a big election, and everyone was stressing... More >>

  • Boob's Tube

    published January 25, 2007

    On the early evening of April 7, 2004, an Apache Junction resident named Ruby Norman shot an e-mail over to Sheriff Joe Arpaio that must have... More >>

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