File this one under "outrage du jour": Dennis Wilenchik, the former special prosecutor whose runaway investigation of New Times resulted in the wrongful arrests of Village Voice Media Editor Michael Lacey and VVM CEO Jim Larkin, has been appointed by Governor Jan Brewer to sit on Arizona's Real Esta ... More >>
Elizabeth JohnsonOnce again, Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson, was supposed to be in court this morning. Once again, Johnson didn't show up, despite the fact that she's in the custody of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.Court officials tell New Times Johnson was s ... More >>
Elizabeth Johnson skipped court today...again.Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson, has a choice to make: actually show up in court for her next hearing under her own free will, or allow Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jailhouse goon squad to use "any means necessary ... More >>
Elizabeth Johnson and her missing son, Gabriel.Elizabeth Johnson, the kinda-hot/borderline-nuts-o mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson, was supposed to be in court this morning to attend a hearing regarding the kidnapping charges she faces stemming from her son's disappearance in December of 20 ... More >>
Elizabeth Johnson and missing baby GabrielThe Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, using "any means necessary" -- as directed by a judge -- delivered the mother of missing baby Gabriel Johnson to court this morning without a hitch and things didn't go in her favor, court officials tell New Times.Gab ... More >>
courtesy of the Arizona Republic
Dennis Wilenchik, home freeDennis Wilenchik, the one-time special prosecutor whose investigation into New Times led to the nighttime arrests of its top executives, has been cleared of all wrongdoing by the State Bar of Arizona.And, sadly, this isn't one of ... More >>
Last year, prosecutors working for Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas angrily accused Superior Court Judge Timothy Ryan of "a persistent pattern of conduct that indicates bias and prejudice" against his office -- and demanded that he be removed from all criminal cases.
That attempt failed ... More >>
This just in: It's okay to arrest newspaper owners under the cover of night.
And it's perfectly ethical for the county attorney to appoint the sheriff's lawyer as a special "independent" prosecutor in a case where the sheriff is the "victim."
And if that "independent" prosecutor's conf ... More >>