Category Archives: Sheriff Arpaio

Young, brown, and informed

It’s a combination many Republicans in this state fear, especially GOPers like Joe Arpaio who made a career out of profiling and debasing brown people. But whether or not Arpaio wins reelection tomorrow, this group of individuals will change Arizona … Continue reading

Posted in elections, Featured Articles, Latinos, Main Article, Paul Penzone, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Sheriff Arpaio’s Willie Horton moment

If you’re old enough, you may remember this infamous Willie Horton ad from the 1988 presidential election between George H.W. Bush and Michael Dukakis. Many people credited this ad for helping Bush turn the conversation in the campaign and win … Continue reading

Posted in elections, Featured Articles, Main Article, public safety, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Who’s afraid of Sheriff Arpaio? Not Devin Fleenor

Pardon my French, but it takes balls to take on Joe Arpaio without an army of supporters behind you. So when a virtual unknown, a local artist, decides to self-fund a commercial attacking Sheriff Arpaio, you gotta wonder, “what was … Continue reading

Posted in elections, Featured Articles, Main Article, sex crimes, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Parents don’t let parents vote for Joe Arpaio

She was walking home from a friend’s house that night with another teenager, a boy who lived in her neighborhood. She was 14; he was 16. The two were acquaintances and had been at the friend’s house with several other … Continue reading

Posted in elections, Featured Articles, Main Article, public safety, sex crimes, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

David vs. Goliath in ‘Two Americans’ film: Goliath still rules

Two Americans isn’t a fairy tale. Two Americans doesn’t have a happy ending. But Two Americans may be one of the most important documentaries you’ll ever see, especially if you live in Maricopa County. The Americans in this story are … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Articles, immigration, Main Article, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Articles, political corruption, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Articles, political corruption, Sheriff Arpaio, Sunday Squareoff, Tom Horne | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Arpaio solves birther controversy, sets posse loose on Loch Ness Monster

The world stands with bated breath, anxiously awaiting the results of Sheriff Arpaio’s investigation into the authenticity of President Obama’s birth certificate. Or at least that’s what Mr. Arpaio would like to believe. For the vast majority of Americans, this … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Articles, public safety, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Arpaio’s injustices should not be our legacy

When my oldest son was in preschool, the teachers had a daily ritual where they would gather the kids in a circle and ask what each child was thankful for. After hearing a story about Martin Luther King, Jr., my … Continue reading

Posted in Featured Articles, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Discussing politics on 3TV

I sat down with Channel 3’s Frank Camacho on his show, Politics Unplugged, to discuss civil discourse, Sheriff Arpaio and the decriminalization of marijuana. We also spoke about some of my predictions for 2012.

Posted in drugs, Featured Articles, immigration, Politics Unplugged, public discourse, Sheriff Arpaio | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment