political corruption

Wolves in sheep’s clothing

Remember those WWJD – What Would Jesus Do — bracelets from the 90’s? They were a popular way for young adults to wear their beliefs on their sleeve (or wrist), and remember that one’s choices should reflect the teachings of Jesus. Our Republican legislators and Governor Ducey are quick to wear their religion on their …

Lucky for Tom Horne, he’s not a police officer

If Attorney General Tom Horne were an Arizona police officer, he’d lose his job. Actually, he never would have had the AG job in the first place. As pointed out by Bill Richardson, a retired Mesa cop and columnist for the East Valley Tribune, Horne’s past legal problems, which include a lifetime sanction from the …

Wheels of justice are turning, but they need our help

The list reads like a Who’s Who of Sheriff Arpaio’s nearest and dearest allies: Former MCSO Chief Deputy David Hendershott Former MCSO Deputy Chief Larry Black Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas Former Deputy County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon One by one, those responsible for helping Sheriff Arpaio take revenge on his enemies or silence his …

Politicians in trouble: Discussing Horne, Arpaio & Patterson on Sunday Square Off

Corruption is the topic of the day on this week’s 12 News Sunday Square Off. Two political heavyweights, Attorney General Tom Horne and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, are the subject of investigations, while fellow Democrats push for state legislator Daniel Patterson’s removal from office.

With a little help from my friends: Public servants using office for financial gain

When one works for a party that holds a super majority in this state, he/she is entitled to a few benefits. Or at least that’s what some of the Republicans in power believe. Notice that I said when one works for a “party” and not when one works for the “people.” That’s an important distinction …