The ACLU is trying to find out the extent of "militarization" of police forces across the country, including 10 law enforcement agencies in Arizona.Arizona's ACLU, as well as those in 22 other states, are filing public records requests "to determine the extent to which local police departments are u ... More >>
A recipe for disaster:
U.S Customs and Border Patrol's lax policies over the use of lethal force.
Inadequately trained agents sent to patrol rough desert terrain blanketed with fear and tension that's fueled by potential danger.
A border-hawk sheriff putting weapons in the hands of unpaid civilia ... More >>
Score a triumph for redistricting a little more than a half-year ahead of the November elections. The Payson Roundup reports that Republican state Senator Sylvia Allen has turned yellower than an egg-sucking cur at the prospect of running in the newly formed Legislative District 6, where a recent po ... More >>
Dennis Gilman's raw footage of Babeu's Saturday presserIn addition to Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's admission to being a gay man during a Saturday press conference, wherein he denied allegations published in my colleague Monica Alonzo's expose concerning deportation threats against his ex-lover, ... More >>
Retired Colonel James Burnes pleaded guilty today to two felonies related to thefts totaling $2 million -- from charities. Military charities.According to a court spokesperson, Burnes entered a guilty plea for two of the initial eight charges for stealing the money that was supposed to go to mili ... More >>
If you need an example of wigged-out, dysfunctional democracy verging on outright insanity, look no further than state Senator Sylvia Allen's Border Security, Federalism and States' Sovereignty Committee.Here, Chairwoman Allen and a cadre of right-wing loons hold sway. Rational questions and reasone ... More >>
patriotactionnetwork.com"Tim Guiney" will show no mercy to Kyl or McCain (sorry for the poor quality reproduction)... Despite all this blather about immigration-related bills being "held" by state Senate President Russell Pearce until there's a budget, Senate Bill 1495, which would give the governor ... More >>
photosbyjosemunoz.comGee, if we're being "invaded," Jan, why not declare a state of emergency?Add one part delusion to three parts grandstanding, mixed with a healthy glob of nativism, and what do you get?Governor Jan Brewer's SB 1070 "counterclaim" against the federal government for not protecting ... More >>
Cute couple, eh?Jared Lee Loughner should run for the Arizona state Legislature. He'd feel right at home, particularly amongst the Russell Pearce Republicans, who are so delusional and high on their own supply right now that I'm half expecting to see state Senate President Pearce dressed up as Napol ... More >>
Odd moment recently at the symposium for the Arizona Coalition for Military Families, which we attended at a conference center in south Phoenix.
Joey Strickland, director of the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services, was giving a nice little speech about how Arizon ... More >>