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Top Five Most-Read Phoenix News Stories of the Week

In case you missed any news action this week, we've got you covered.

Here's our recap of the most-read news stories of the week:

5.) Joe Arpaio Heads to the Woodshed: Judge G. Murray Snow Orders Monitor, Retraining, Video Cameras on Patrol Cars and More in Melendres

 

Federal Judge G. Murray Snow issued his much-anticipated final order Wednesday in the ACLU's big racial-profiling case Melendres v. Arpaio, and you can bet Sheriff Joe will not be pleased.

The detailed 59-page command requires strict compliance with the court's previous injunctions against the MCSO's prejudiced policing toward Latinos, and it should force radical change on a law enforcement agency that has yet to join the 20th century, much less the 21st.

Essentially, Snow lowered the boom on Arpaio with a permanent injunction that the court will oversee until the MCSO has maintained "full and effective compliance" for a minimum of three years. Arpaio's office lost the case in May, with Snow's ruling that the MCSO had engaged in biased policing, a practice he ordered the MCSO to end.

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4.) Jan Brewer's Five Smelliest Brain Farts

 

Governor Jan Brewer will likely be remembered for years to come, not for her policy work as governor, but for her excessive brain farts.

Check out Brewer's five biggest, er, smelliest, brain farts:

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3.) Maricopa County Mugshots of the Week: Making Assumptions

 

At the end of the week, we bring you a roundup of visitors to the desert's own Fourth Avenue Jail. To be considered for our Maricopa County mugshots of the week, get arrested, strike a pose, and we'll take care of the rest.

This week, we make a few assumptions about our alleged offenders.

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2.) 10 Worst ASU Party Moments of the Year

 

While most ASU parties go down without a hitch, there have been some undeniably bad ASU party moments that have landed the party scene in the news on several occasions.

Check out the 10 worst ASU party moments of the last year (hint: spilled beer doesn't even come close to making the list).

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1.) 10 Craziest Phoenix Crimes of the Month: September

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No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us.

Just when you think you've seen it all, there's always something worse. From a naked meth-head's chase of imaginary people, to a man playing in traffic, to a man biting a baby, to a man branding his girlfriend's vagina, and more, we bring you the 10 craziest Phoenix-area crimes of the month.

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