A judge has allowed two private lawyers to quit representing child-abuse suspect Shanesha Taylor, and has assigned a public defender to her renewed felony case. One of the lawyers says Taylor stiffed him on his fees. The development is the latest in the failed deferred-prosecution deal for Taylor, ... More >>
Back in the dark ages, Republicans used to be all about the economy, stupid. A chicken in every pot, a home-entertainment center in every living room. Take, for instance, our last great Republican president -- William Jefferson Clinton. He demonstrated that a Democrat (in name) could be pro-busine ... More >>
azag.govTerry Goddard, shooting for a middle that doesn't existHas Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard gone nativist on us, or is he just playing politics with Arizona's new "papers please" immigration law?Goddard just announced that he'd had in-person meetings with law dogs from U.S. Attorney Ge ... More >>
from ACLU.orgThe ACLU started the legal war against SB 1070 in earnest todayAs it had announced it would do last week, the ACLU along with several other groups filed suit in federal court today, seeking to have Arizona's "papers please" legislation enjoined before it's scheduled to take effect by th ... More >>
Doug Lingner will be leaving the Housing Authority of Maricopa County by Monday -- or else.Doug Lingner, executive director of the Housing Authority of Maricopa County, will be resigning his position.Lingner, a former Phoenix City Councilman, was the subject of a New Times cover story just five w ... 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 >>
Don Logan, the former Scottsdale Diversity Director who confronted white supremacist Daniel Mahon in court today Shackled and dressed in stripes, Daniel Mahon avoided Don Logan's eyes in federal court today as the man Mahon's accused of targeting with a mail bomb spoke to the court, looking ... More >>
Sonia Sotomayor, a racist? Riiiiiight.... You know it's taken a turn for the surreal when an obnoxious lout like William Gheen is calling you a racist. Gheen is a nasty piece of work, the founder of the extremist nativist Americans for Legal Immigration PAC, which is headquartered in Rale ... More >>
Andy Hartmark Bryant Wilkerson Maricopa County Superior Court Judge Teresa Sanders had never seen anything like it.Sanders was in court Friday morning to sentence Bryant Wilkerson, a 30-year-old Fountain Hills postal clerk whose cause was championed by both New Times and the NAACP. Wilkerson ... More >>
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
Howard Stern's switch to satellite means a whole new world for Phoenix radio. And for me
Luciano Arriaga Jr. was born defiant. Falsely arrested by a nerve-frayed cop, he'd sooner take a chance on resuming his 10-year prison sentence than accept a plea bargain
Donald Harris gives good lip.
A comedy "king" fills the hall with laughter
Charles Goodson says, 'Dammit, Janet - get lost!'
Chuck Carlson and his disciples are taking it to the streets, demanding that pro-life churches practice what they preach and condemn war in Iraq
David James appears to be a victim of racial profiling at the hands of two white Phoenix officers
Clint Bolick is trying to change the world, one lawsuit at at time.
A Phoenix City Council race is pitting Hispanic hopes against black history
Racial bias alleged in unwarranted detention of two black, elderly women
Copwatch, an earnest band of volunteers, aims to stamp out police brutality -- and vanquish institutional racism -- by aiming a camera.
Police go to great lengths -- including civil injunctions -- to combat gangs. The jury is out on their effectiveness
The Crips who raped a retarded girl sprang from a 'hood where too many kids aspire to the thug life
He was the mystery informant in the Viper militia case. Now he's resurfaced after a year on the run. And he wants what's coming to him.
The war between a state agency and a self-appointed watchdog degenerates into accusations of racism, revenge and name-calling--and your tax dollars pay for it
Arizona's militias aren't the exclusive domain of white supremacists - people of color are joining the ranks, too.
Controversy--often racially charged--has been a constant companion of school administrator Charles Townsel. Now his job is on the line again and people in South Phoenix are choosing up sides.
RUBEN ORTEGA USED THE PHOENIX POLICE DEPARTMENT TO PURSUE HIS PERSONAL AGENDA-AND HIS POLITICAL FOES
WHEN IT WAS OVER, PHOENIX COP JOE PEREZ ADMITTED HE'D DONE WRONG. LOOK WHERE IT GOT HIM.