Among other things, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is a liar and a coward. To prove my point, I could go into Arpaio's history of dodging debates with re-election rivals, his opportune moments of amnesia under oath, and his sloughing off responsibility for MCSO scandals onto subordinates. But let's examine m ... More >>
When it comes to the ACLU's big civil rights case Melendres v. Arpaio, the MCSO clown car, as driven by geriatric joker Sheriff Joe Arpaio, just keeps on rollin', despite U.S. District Court Judge G. Murray Snow's best efforts. In fact, Snow has called a status conference for April 3, where some of ... More >>
No one would call the sheriff's lawyer, Tim Casey, a maestro of spin, but his response to federal Judge G. Murray Snow's final order in the ACLU's racial-profiling lawsuit, Melendres v. Arpaio, was a little like painting a smiley face on day-old road kill. Arpaio still is the jefe, Casey told seve ... More >>
Former Phoenix homicide detective Armando Saldate might be the only reason Debra Milke was on death row for more than two decades for killing her son -- a conviction that has since been overturned by a federal appeals court.Upon hearing that Saldate was planning to refuse testifying in Milke's retri ... More >>
In an overt act of intimidation reminiscent of his predecessor -- disbarred, disgraced political pariah Andy Thomas -- Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has moved to silence county Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox in all matters concerning Melendres v. Arpaio before the Board of Supervisors. See ... More >>
Testy, testy! "I think there's a 'Deputy' in front of your title," Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery tells one of the Pima County Attorney's underlings in an October 31 e-mail. Montgomery makes the smarty-pants comment in a series of recent, heated e-mails released today in court records fr ... More >>
See also: Sheriff Joe buffaloes readers with bogus yarns in his book Joe's Law See also: Arpaio denies writing, reading or agreeing with his book "JOE'S LAW" See also: Joe Arpaio's Early Christmas Gift from President Obama and the U.S. Attorney's Office See also: The Feds Proved Themselves a Cage of ... More >>
See also: Joe Arpaio Struggles in Racial-Profiling Trial to Answer Examples of Seemingly Bigoted LeadershipSee also: Joe Arpaio Looks Like Tired, Old Racist on Stand During Racial-Profiling TrialSee also: Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Trial Begins, and, Yes, He's Guilty as SinSee also: Joe Arpaio's ... More >>
See also: Joe Arpaio Struggles in Racial-Profiling Trial to Answer Examples of Seemingly Bigoted Leadership See also: Joe Arpaio Looks Like Tired, Old Racist on Stand During Racial-Profiling Trial See also: Joe Arpaio's Racial Profiling Trial Begins, and, Yes, He's Guilty as Sin See also: Joe Arpaio ... More >>
See also: Steven LaMar, Cave Creek Councilman, Dumped as Lawyer for Maricopa County Amid Criticism in Mary Rose Wilcox Claim See also: Mary Rose Wilcox Granted $975,000 Judgment by Federal Judge; Sidesteps County Efforts to Check Payment Maricopa County Treasurer Charles "Hos" Hoskins has been th ... More >>
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 >>
This week Attorney General Tom Horne paid a visit to recalled ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce's Ban Amnesty Now radio show, where he regaled Pearce's tens of listeners with his heroic legal work of late, despite Pearce's incessant efforts to turn the conversation back to his ridiculous "buy ... More >>
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu turned a nearly hour-long press conference to address allegations of threats that he and his attorney made to Babeu's ex-boyfriend into a parade of people defending his right to be gay. He asked a slew of own employees and friends to the microphone to offer him t ... More >>
Image: Carolyn Short's Facebook siteCarolyn Short, leader of the "No on 203" movement, admits she's actively trying to defeat the voter-approved medical marijuana law. Tom Horne and Jan Brewer appear to be taking her cues. Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne discussed a plan to launc ... More >>
UnivisionJose Gutierrez, who is in a vegetative state, with part of his skull removedSaint Joseph is traditionally the patron saint of workers and immigrants. The latter is because the father of Jesus was forced to flee to Egypt to save the Christ child from Herod the Great's wrath. Once King Herod ... More >>
electtomhorne.com"It's an absolute certainty now," said Horne of his unofficial win.State Schools Superintendent Tom Horne declared victory Saturday night over former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas, his rival in the GOP primary for state Attorney General. This, after today's count left Horne ... More >>
A U.S. District Court Judge has dealt Debra Milke (pictured in a 1991 photo) a big legal setback, ruling that the death-row inmate did validly waive her Miranda rights against self-incrimination before she allegedly confessed to having her son murdered in 1989. Judge ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to declare a strip-search of an Arizona student unconstitutional also "announces the safest place to secrete contraband at school," says Justice Clarence Thomas. Just stick those drugs in your skivvies. Don't you love when a government official makes things clear f ... More >>
Call it an unexcused absence. Maricopa County Andrew Thomas skipped a county Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday despite having been pointedly -- and publicly -- asked to show up and give advice on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's plan to segregate illegal immigrant jail inmates ... More >>
Now the Arizona Department of Transportation is being attacked on affirmative action
Pissed at Joe's insanity, Senator John McCain makes it official: He endorses Saban.
Taxpayers are footing the bill for a death row inmate's media kit. How much, you ask?
Federal judge questions DOC chief's credibility
Arizona's Juries are proving tougher than judges under a new murder sentencing system
Has ex-governor J. Fife Symington III gotten his just desserts?
A businessman, his wife, the lottery and their lawyers
The man who created Josie and the Pussycats can't understand why his girls don't belong to him
The battle over Phoenix's groundbreaking sex-club ban moves into federal court
Cheers and jeers greet news of ex-governor's prison stint
DESPERATE PEOPLE WILL HOCK ALMOST ANYTHING FOR QUICK CASH. THAT'S WHY PAWNSHOPS ARE BUSTLING, AND THE COPS ARE BUSTING
FOES OF THE MOUNT GRAHAM OBSERVATORY CELEBRATE A KEY VICTORY.