So Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to make nice with Latinos now?
Pardon me while I laugh till I spit.
Though Arpaio's won re-election for an unprecedented sixth term in office, so far, as of Friday, his two opponents together garnered 47.98 percent of the vote.
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Word is, Sheriff Joe is freaking out. Republicans who have supported him for years are jumping ship to back his Democratic rival Paul Penzone. As a result, his poll numbers are consistently in the doldrums, under 50 percent.
He's been forced to buy up a load of local TV time to run a creepy, disho ... More >>
Shut down Sheriff Joe Arpaio's notorious outdoors-deathtrap Tent City? Sounds like a solid idea to me, and one the Phoenix human rights organization Puente will be pushing Saturday, June 23 during a rally and vigil outside Joe's al fresco gulag.I had to look twice at the announcement for this action ... More >>
Anyone who knows award-winning Phoenix journalist Valeria Fernandez knows that for four years now she and her collaborator, filmmaker Dan DeVivo, have been working on a documentary about Sheriff Joe Arpaio's reign of terror and error in Maricopa County, a film ultimately titled Two Americans.Fernand ... More >>
Miriam Mendiola-Martinez, and her son angel, born Christmas week, 2009. Living in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Maricopa County is like living in a medieval version of the movie Groundhog Day, where each morning one awakens with further reminders that we do not live in the civilized world.Two years ago, I fi ... More >>
Give and give generously, lobbyists, or feel the wrath of KhanI have to give a nod to the Arizona Republic's Mary Jo Pitzl for nabbing a little item I'd been sitting on regarding a fundraising e-mail to fellow lobbyists sent from Mike Williams of the Phoenix firm Williams & Associates. This, on ... More >>
Gary Kelley: SB 1070's new poster-boy, now sentenced to 27.5 years in the state penA note to Sand Land's hillbilly gun-huggers: Beer and firearms don't mix. And they mix especially poorly with bigotry, latent or otherwise. Case in point is Gary Kelley, the South Phoenix man who gunned down his ... More >>
Filmmakers Valeria Fernandez and Dan DeVivo talk about Two AmericansWant to help tell the world what a sadistic, bigoted power-mad nut Sheriff Joe Arpaio is? Well, here's your chance, by ponying up the dough to help local journalists/filmmakers Valeria Fernandez and Dan DeVivo complete their documen ... More >>
You remember Sheriff Joe Arpaio, our bete noir before Russell Pearce ascended to the state Senate presidency?Well, Sand Land's smarmy, strutting, pseudo-lawman takes top bill along with little Katherine Figueroa in a recently-released teaser for the documentary Two Americans, which is currently ... More >>
Nelson Omar is the child in the center, wearing the Spider Man T-shirt...
New American Media recently published a heartbreaking story by reporter Valeria Fernandez about a young Guatemalan boy who may have been left behind in the desert by smugglers, and who is now feared dead.
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Kudos to Valeria Fernandez and A.J. Alexander for their work on this video
You never know when Sheriff Joe is going to blurt out a bit of the truth. Case in point: This video from the crew at 90daystoPhoenix.com, part of a documentary about Arizona currently in post-production.
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Phoenix journalist Valeria Fernandez has single-handedly emasculated neo-Nazi hugging state Senator Russell Pearce, and in Spanish no less.How she got Pearce to sit down for an interview for CNN en Espanol, I don't know. But listening to the best known Hispanic-bashing bigot in the state, and perhap ... More >>