Crime Statistics

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    April 8, 2014

    Arizona's 10 Safest Cities

    No surprise here: Phoenix isn't exactly one of the safest cities in Arizona.Read on to find the 10 safest cities in Arizona, where you might die of boredom, but most likely not as a result of a violent crime:

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    November 5, 2013

    Gilbert Named One of the Top Cities in America for Conservatives to Live

    Gilbert is one of the best places in the United States for right-wingers to live, according to one analysis.Estately, a real estate company, put together a formula to find the best cities in America for conservatives to live, and ranked Gilbert (which is technically a "town") ninth.

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    June 17, 2013

    Worse Week in Washington: Jeff Flake or Trent Franks?

    Last week was not exactly the greatest week ever for a couple members of Arizona's congressional delegation.There's Senator Jeff Flake, whose son Tanner "N1ggerKiller" Flake made tons of racist and homophobic remarks on the Internet, and then there's Representative Trent Franks, who made an ass of h ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Russell Pearce Gets Mad Love from the Arizona Republic

    The Arizona Republic's editorial board must be patting themselves on the back right now. Why, they scored an editorial on the Gang of Eight's immigration bill from none other than recalled, disgraced two-time loser Russell Pearce, Sand Land's high satrap of hate. See also: -Russell Pearce, Ol' Bud ... More >>

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    February 27, 2013

    "Spillover" Violence From Mexico Not Really Happening, According to Border Cops

    According to most of the people running law-enforcement agencies along the U.S./Mexico border, so-called "spillover" violence from Mexico isn't really happening.Some grandstanding politicians would swear otherwise, but a Government Accountability Office report says officials from 31 of 37 state and ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Tempe Sees Huge Spike in Murder for 2010

    ​Following the second highly publicized, unsolved murder of an Arizona State University student in six months, the Tempe Police Department has come under fire for its handling of violent crimes. The department responded to media inquiries about crime statistics by issuing a press release yeste ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Jan Brewer Wrong Again: FBI Stats Show Violent Crime Down in Arizona 14 Percent

    courtesy of Dennis Gilman The FBI gives the lie to Jan Brewer's noxious rhetoric It's been proven over and over again: Governor Jan Brewer's hysteria and the hysteria of her nativist allies over alleged illegal-alien-perpetrated crime in Arizona is founded on anecdotal evidence, some of it gl ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Thomas Takes Credit for Drop in Crime; Repeat Offenders Locked Up at Higher Rate

      ​ Do the "tough-on-crime" policies of Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas work to reduce crime? Thomas thinks so. The prim politician, now in his second term, campaigned in 2004 on a platform of stopping illegal immigration and throwing the book at criminals. Now, if you belie ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    Oops! Former Guv Napolitano Wrongly Hyped "Impending Crime Wave" in 08

    ​Janet, Janet, Janet ...We found ourselves sadly shaking our head while reading the New York Times yesterday, wondering (yet again) how our former governor could have gotten things so wrong.Governor Janet Napolitano, need we remind you, repeatedly insisted the state was not in a budget crisis -- s ... More >>

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    July 16, 2009

    MCSO Arrest Rate Is "Startlingly Low," Says Goldwater Institute

    Clint BolickThe Maricopa County Sheriff's Office arrested suspects in less than five percent of its cases in 2007, the Goldwater Institute says -- a shockingly low statistic that contradicts what the Sheriff's Office has long officially maintained.The statistics, which the Goldwater Institute ... More >>

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    September 20, 2007

    Mayor Phil "Goober" Gordon passes the buck on the slaying of Officer Nick Erfle.

    Look at this incompetent putz. No wonder our cops are getting killed right and left. They say Nero fiddled while Rome burned, and Phil "Goober" Gordon suns himself in the tropics and passes the buck as PHX cops are boldly shot down during daylight in the center of the city. Just as he did when a se ... More >>

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    February 20, 2007

    Poor little Phil Gordon only has four friends!

    No, Phil, you're supposed to stick the gun in your mouth... Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon is a major dweeb, the kinda guy who probably got his lunch money stolen from him when he was in grade school, who now desperately curries favor with anyone and everyone to get them to like him. Whenever you ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 2006

    Murder City

    P-town's scratch-master sharpens his talons over Mayor Goober's crime stats, markers for dead cops and Jarrett Maupin's anti-N-word campaign

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    November 1, 2006

    Criminal Intent

    Mayor Goober and his Crime Czar, Tickle Me Elmo. Remember Mayor Phil "Pipsqueak" Gordon's front-porch bench program -- you know, that lame-ass Mayberry-esque initiative where people were supposed to park their fannies on these stupid benches, eat popsicles, and protect their neighborhoods "f ... More >>