From Tuesday's demonstration, outside TUSD...Police in full riot gear, some tech-ed out SWAT-style with pepper-spray guns. A cop chopper overhead. Protesters locking arms to prevent police vehicles from moving. A 69 year-old activist on crutches arrested and cited, along with six others. Cops flingi ... More >>
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Congressional candidate Vernon Parker will be hosting what could be seen by some people as their own little slice of hell.For the bargain price of $200 you could spend a full day trapped on a bus with Joe and Vernon, as you tour the scenic Arizona/ Mexico bo ... More >>
Usually, folks like to compare Sheriff Joe to rather nefarious historical figures, you know, like Bull Connor, Idi Amin, Augusto Pinochet, Benito Mussolini (well, they're both Italian), and so on.
But the Man from Galilee? The Prince of Peace? The Light of This World? Jesus Christ himself?
That's t ... More >>
Center for New CommunityThe ad comparing Arpaio to Bull Connor, which ran in Thursday's RepublicSheriff Joe received a little support today from an unlikely source, the Rev. Oscar Tillman, President of the Maricopa County branch of the NAACP.I contacted Rev. Tillman to ask his opinion of a half-page ... More >>
Grampa Joe describes his daughter's adopted kids: "I got a black, a Mexican with down syndrome even."
GQ magazine just published a damning portrait of Sheriff Joe by writer Alexander Provan titled "The Vigilante," and it couldn't come at better time. I know from experience that way too many re ... More >>
Would you buy a used car from this guy, or a played out Memorandum of Agreement?
By kvetching to the Arizona Republic and KTAR 92.3 FM's Jay Lawrence over the weekend about his brand-spanking new, 287(g) jails contract with ICE, has Arpaio thereby violated his agreements with ICE, bo ... More >>
photo by Liana Lopez
Arpaio wows the old fogies in Houston...
I don't know about the devil goin' down to Georgia, but Sheriff Joe did go down to Houston this weekend to pimp the pack of bogus yarns in his 2008 tome Joe's Law. You know, the one wherein he claims credit for busting the French C ... More >>
by David Shankbone
Get your game face on, Joe, Rev. Al's ready to rumble...I've just received confirmation from Monica Sandschafer, ACORN's lead organizer in Arizona, that the Rev. Al Sharpton will be in Phoenix this Friday, June 19th. For those unaware of it, that date is known as Juneteenth ... More >>
photo by Juda EngelmayerRev. Al's got his eye on Sheriff Joe...As I promised in a previous blog post, I participated in a national conference call this morning, which featured the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, ... More >>
photo by David Shankbone
Look out Joe, Rev. Al's comin' for ya...
The left's finally bringin' out the big dogs to take on our racial-profilin' Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Tomorrow in Harlem, Rev. Al Sharpton will denounce Maricopa County's corrupt, tin-pot tyrant in a national press conference with B ... More >>
Maybe E.J. Montini should ask Maria del Carmen Garcia Martinez (left) if she feels the MCSO violated her civil rights?Why do I bother with a middlebrow muttonhead like the Republic's E.J. Montini? After all, this smug little scribbler is known for his milquetoasty opinions, his aversion to rocking t ... More >>
Dennis Gilman's video of the Saturday march, featuring Shannon Rivers of the Akimel O'odham people.
Gilman's video of the Saturday anti-Arpaio protest led by Zack de la Rocha is particularly cool because of an address he captured at the beginning of the march, given by Shannon Rivers of the Akimel ... More >>
De La Rocha: "Some of those that work forces/Are the same that burn crosses." Sound like anyone we know?
In what appears to be a major coup for the activists organizing the anti-Arpaio action the weekend of February 28, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network has ann ... More >>
photo by Eduardo Barraza of Barriozona.com
To borrow a line from Alfredo Gutierrez's La Frontera Times, this woman is not your friend.Ever since Janet Napolitano's nomination to be director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, some liberals and immigrant rights activists have held out hope ... More >>
Let's just hope the MCSO never has to help protect President-elect Obama.
By now, many of you have already read about our corrupt top constable Sheriff Joe Arpaio's flipping the verbal bird to President-elect Barack Obama and his soon-to-be U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Concerning his ... More >>