MCSO paramilitary-style raid on Mesa's public library that George Gascon cited to the Judiciary Committee.After the second panel of witnesses was seated and introduced, Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren cited the Southern Poverty Law Center letter about witness Kris Kobach mentioned in my firs ... More >>
Things are just getting under way here in Room 2141 of the Rayburn House Office Building for the House Judiciary Committe's 287(g) hearings. There's a packed house, with plenty of representation from Arizona, including Mesa Police Chief George Gascon, civil rights activist Salvador Reza, and la ... More >>
Congressman Luis Gutierrez pointed out that Irish and Italians were labeled as bringing crime to this country, just as Mexicans are now. Avondale, Arizona, resident Julio Mora was the first witness for the House Judiciary Committee after it came back from it's break for voting. Mora is a ... More >>
I just received the witness list for Thursday's 287(g) hearing from New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler's office. At this point, it's highly unlikely that the Republicans will try to call Sheriff Joe Arpaio because the Dems are running the show, and Arpaio would be walking into a hostile environment ... More >>
from Congressman Nadler's Web site
NYC Congressman Jerry Nadler (left), with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers.
Trying to get info out of Washington, D.C. from here in Sand Land is like attempting to obtain cheese directly from the cow's teat sometimes. Nevertheless, I'm in rece ... More >>
One clip from today's media event denouncing Joe Arpaio, and heralding the investigation into him by the U.S. Department of Justice.
The big news out of D.C. for us here in Sand Land, of course, is that the Justice Department is investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office for civil rights viol ... More >>
Check this video the group America's Voice has been using to gather signatures for the anti-Joe petition to be ballyhooed tomorrow.
This is one I wish I could be in D.C. for: Tomorrow at 1 p.m., House Judiciary Chair John Conyers, Immigration Subcommittee Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren, and apparently our o ... More >>