Yesterday, we told you about the response from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyers to the Justice Department lawsuit alleging racial-discrimination practices.Points made by Arpaio's laywers in an attempt to throw out a couple of the claims in the lawsuit contend discrimination against peopl ... More >>
Pity poor state Senate President-elect Russell Pearce.He couldn't be there for all the fun today in D.C. as a passel of his moonhowlin' racist buds -- including nativist poster-boy Kris Kobach, now Secretary of State from Kansas, Pearce's primary flunky Arizona Representative John Kavanagh, and fell ... More >>
Russell Pearce, defiling Old Glory in this picture, and spitting on the U.S. Constitution in generalSo was anyone surprised by neo-Nazi-hugging state Senator Russell Pearce's press conference yesterday announcing that he'll be targeting U.S. citizen children in a racist attempt to undermine the U.S. ... More >>
I'm not pointing it at you, I'm brandishing. I've always dreamed of riding a nuclear payload right into enemy territory a la Slim Pickens in Dr. Strangelove (whatever "enemy territory" is these days), and I'm a step closer due to the efforts of former East Valley Tribune columnist Le Temp ... More >>
We wouldn't wish this job on our worst enemy.Seeking to somehow manage the chaos that has engulfed the justice system in Maricopa County -- what with the county's presiding criminal court judge facing bizarre charges, a host of judges accused of being part of a "criminal enterprise," and ... More >>
Okay, it's not the problems of the world are going to get solved if more convicted felons get out and vote. There are other reasons why Arizona should consider changing the way it disenfranchises ex-cons from the electoral process, according to a new report by the American Civil Liberties Union&nbs ... More >>
The unresolved Hart vs. Hill suit was filed 30 years ago in federal court. It brings up the same jailhouse abuses that occur today
Justice Department examines conditions at state youth facilities
Despite public scrutiny, abuse continues at the state's juvenile corrections facilities
Governor ignores calls for investigation of abuses within juvenile corrections
From the week of July 26, 2001
Community leaders call for independent task force
Isolated, abused and lacking mental health care, do juvenile offenders leave state custody in worse shape than when they went in?
After years of wildly blasting the Chandler power structure, self-proclaimed civil rights advocate Ramon Gomez now finds himself under attack
Dispatches From Uranus...
Civil suits take back seat to criminal cases in county's full court press
Music, money and mayhem clog MP3 download sites
Federal ruling in bilingual-education lawsuit goes unheeded by state officials
Local party promoter trademarks black hooker slang
Images from the Deep South take viewers on a walk through the civil rights era
Arizona political leaders know the answers but can't seem to pass the violence-prevention test
Twenty years ago-- as gangs began their rise in the valley-shortsighted civic leaders slashed youth programs. Today's troubled kids are still paying the price.
Already, the state's grand plan for halting urban sprawl appears doomed
The Justice Department investigates the county sheriff's officeagain
A gruesome death has cost Arizona's multimillion-dollar teen rehabilitation industry a bundle. But it's not because the state is determined to stop the abuse.
The nursing assistant was fired for sexual misconduct. But when he was charged with crimes, Samaritan Health System decided he deserved the best defense money could buy.
Stadium-tax foes strike out again in Superior Court
State auditor general confirms that Sheriff Arpaio misspent $122,419
Fighting a legal war on multiple fronts, Symington and his attorneys turn to a time-honored tactic: stonewalling
The Department of Juvenile Corrections helped create an overcrowding crisis in state juvenile facilities--to the benefit of a private contractor that employs two former state officials
Harvey McElhannon sells Diamondback Beer, and was the first to file for that trademark. Now Jerry Colangelo and Major League Baseball want him eighty-sixed.
Mitchell Vanorsby was awaiting trial for armed robbery when a judge let him out of jail. Now he's back behind bars, awaiting trial for murder.
A divorce gets nasty. Documents are stolen. Corporate perks run amok. A top executive abruptly retires. The CEO gets his wings clipped. A blonde commits suicide.
THE VALLEY'S HOTTEST POLITICAL STRATEGISTS TEAMED UP TO PUSH MLK DAY. NO WONDER IT FAILED.
During her 14-year marriage to an auto-parts mogul, Denise Hrudka lived in the lap of luxury. Then her husband stood up.
A LOOPHOLE HAS ALLOWED THE MENTALLY INCOMPETENT TO COMMIT CRIME AFTER CRIME, WITHOUT BEING PUNISHED OR PLACED UNDER SUPERVISION
WITH PROPOSITION 300--THE PRIVATE-PROPERTY-RIGHTS MEASURE--ARIZONA ONCE AGAIN BECOMES A BATTLEGROUND FOR A NATIONAL RIGHT-WING CRUSADE
THE STRUGGLE BETWEEN ENVIRONMENTALISTS AND INDUSTRY OVER PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS HAS TAKEN ON A RELIGIOUS FERVOR
A BIASED SYSTEM OF JUVENILE JUSTICE LEFT THAT AS HENRY CRUZ'S ONLY CHOICE