The Career Criminal Squad Scores Again, Putting the Boot to Phoenix's Contingent of the Vinlanders Social Club

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Were the CCS ever to be done away with, it would be a tragedy of immense proportions.

With a down economy and white-supremacist activity on the rise, we need the CCS now more than ever. Arizona is a cauldron of ethnic and racial animus that racist skinheads are drawn to. Minus the CCS, the terror and the crimes these thugs commit would go largely unchecked, unsolved.

Let's hope that the PPD doesn't do something stupid and disband this anti-racist A-Team. This city needs a pushback to the rise in hate crime, and the CCS provides that in a way no other force can.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
Contact: Stephen Lemons