Over the past couple weeks I interviewed key members of the early '80s Phoenix skate punk. The results, printed in this week's issue, coincide with this weekend's JFA 30th Anniversary show at Hollywood Alley. Everyone I spoke to was funny, insightful, and has a genuine lifers; people doing it ... More >>
Hey, someone needs to keep an eye on these guys...
Know that old song by Elvis Costello, "Watching the Detectives"? Well, Phoenix Copwatch does it for real. The volunteer organization monitors all cops in the area, but pays particular attention to Sheriff J ... More >>
The DOJ's anti-Arpaio line: 877-613-2137. Call early and often.As that great Phoenix philosopher Fronzo "the Fonz" West once asked in a riddle worthy of a Buddhist koan, "How do you call the cops on the cops?" Here in Mari-Kafka County, the problem's compounded by the fact that one of the most corru ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Free the Fonz! Fronzo West Jailed for Telling Authorities "Fuck the Police"
Up on the Sun:
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Why are cops afraid of The Fonz? A combination of camcorder and freedom of speech.
Phoenix civil liberties activist Fronzo West is currently doing time in the Maricopa County jail for exercising his freedom of speech rights as enshrined in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
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Next up for the D-Backs: baseball's next potential superstar, Ryan Braun, and the Brew Crew.
Schlemiel, schlemazel, Hasenfeffer Incorporated . . .
It's temptingly easy to dis Milwacky -- er, Milwaukee -- a small-market town that's home to Laverne De Fazio, Shirley Feeney, the Fonz, happy dru ... More >>