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Who can forget Guadalupe Mayor Rebecca Jimenez's 2008 showdown with a sputtering, enraged Sheriff Joe Arpaio? Though the square-mile town of Guadalupe is inhabited almost exclusively by American citizens of Mexican and Yaqui descent, Arpaio and his racial-profiling boys in beige went on the hunt for "illegals" and ended up...
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Joe Arpaio Foe Rebecca Jimenez Leads in Guadalupe Mayoral Race (w/Update: Jimenez the Winner)

6 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Please see update below. Former Guadalupe Mayor Rebecca Jimenez's camp is partying tonight, celebrating what they believe may be a win over incumbent town Mayor Yolanda Solarez. See also: -Guadalupe made it clear that Joe Arpaio's attacking anyone with brown skin -Joe Arpaio's Nemesis Rebecca Jimenez, Guadalupe's Once and Perhaps...
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Joe Arpaio's Nemesis Rebecca Jimenez Leads in Guadalupe Mayoral Race, Run-Off Certain for May 21 (w/Update)

6 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Note: Please see update at the end of this post. Despite a last-minute smear campaign by her detractors and a surprise endorsement of the incumbent by Congressman Ed Pastor, one-time thorn in the side of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Rebecca Jimenez, was leading a four person pack in the race for...
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Joe Arpaio Resignation Drive Endorsed by Congressman Ed Pastor

8 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Congressman Ed Pastor of Arizona's 4th District has joined the ranks of Sand Land politicians calling for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's resignation over the MCSO's mishandling of more than 400 sex crimes cases in El Mirage, many involving child victims.Today, Pastor's office released the following statement endorsing plans by some on...
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Joe Arpaio Agrees to Cultural Training for Deputies in Guadalupe; County Supervisors Approve

5 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Guadalupe's come a long way from the days when Sheriff Joe Arpaio laid siege to its mean streets, hunting for illegal immigrants. On Wednesday, the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved two groundbreaking amendments to Guadalupe's contract for police protection with the Sheriff's Office. The first requires that deputies...
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Guadalupe Redux: Will Joe Arpaio Return to the Scene of the Crime, or Punk Out? (w/Update)

10 years ago by Stephen Lemons
As I reported in last week's Bird column, Guadalupe's lickspittle Mayor Frankie Montiel has invited Sheriff Joe back to his square-mile town for Thursday's town council meeting, and perhaps a meal of Mexican seafood. Arpaio's return comes one year after the MCSO ran roughshod over that town in an anti-immigrant sweep,...
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Joe Arpaio's Nemesis Rebecca Jimenez, Guadalupe's Once and Perhaps Future Mayor

6 years ago by Stephen Lemons
Rebecca Jimenez's campaign video, produced by Dennis Gilman Sheriff Joe Arpaio may have one foot in the grave (we hope) due to his "broken arm," but one of his enemies from not too long ago is alive and well and running for mayor of the unique little town of Guadalupe...
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The MCSO Retaliates Against a Guadalupe Activist; Plus, John Huppenthal Spews Bogus Stats During a Prejudice Party at the Arizona Capitol

10 years ago by Stephen Lemons
LOCAL HEROES Ever since the MCSO's contract for police services with the town of Guadalupe was renewed earlier this year, a small band of residents of the square-mile town has sought to monitor the interaction of sheriff's deputies with Guadalupanos. A month and a half ago, these half-dozen or so...
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Citizen Journalist Dennis Gilman and His Video Camera Take on the Valley of the Sun

6 years ago by Weston Phippen
The cops march down Jefferson Street in black riot gear, lobbing tear-gas canisters that erupt into clouds of violet and lawn-green. Even the bursts of electric-yellow pepper spray they unleash on protesters add to the psychedelic color scheme. Anarchists with black rags over their faces chant slogans. A woman in...
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Guadalupe made it clear that Joe Arpaio’s attacking anyone with brown skin

11 years ago by Stephen Lemons
With spirited protesters and helmeted deputies on horseback, the night of April 3 in Guadalupe was like some historical reenactment, albeit in miniature, of a late-'60s anti-war melee. You know, the kind chronicled by Norman Mailer in one of his seminal "non-fiction novels" of the era, such as Miami and...

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