I was talking to my dad this morning. As the conversation typically goes, he asked what I have been up to lately and how business is going. I told him I have a house in escrow for a couple that are relocating to the Phoenix Metro area and that it had been a hard process [...]Show More Summary
Phoenix, AZ--Today begins the first of three giant defense salvos that may end the 24-year persecution of Debra Milke. The instigators are the now disgraced police detective and the Maricopa County Attorney. The first matter up before...Show More Summary
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced that he’ll begin separating veterans in his county jail from the other inmates and put them in a “patriotic decor” in order to help them overcome the problems that got them incarcerated. It won’t include felons or those in jail for violent crimes. According to ABC, that will include […]
In Phoenix, more than 100 veteran inmates have been told they will be moving to a segregated wing of the Maricopa County Jail. During a press conference today, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally announced his plan to house approximately 150 veteran inmates together, in...
Effective January 1, 2014, Maricopa County’s maximum FHA mortgage limit will be reduced from $346,250 to $271,050 for Single Family Residence (SFR) home purchases. This reduction applies to all counties in Arizona with the exception of Coconino, where the FHA loan limit will drop from $450,000 to $362,250. What does this mean for buyers? If a [...]Show More Summary
Not content to let some silly South Carolina sheriff have all the fun, Maricopa County Sheriff and proud 'Murcan Joe Arpaio announced he would not lower his agencies' flags to half-staff to honor Nelson Mandela, as President Obama had requested. Read more...
Phoenix, AZ—It was exactly 24 years ago today when I was assigned to interview Debra Milke who had just arrived at the Maricopa County Jail. Milke was in the process of being booked for murder when a detention officer ushered me in to her. Show More Summary
The presiding judge for Jodi Arias’s sentencing retrial has declared a media blackout, barring cameras and use of Twitter from the courtroom while the fate of Jodi Arias is decided. Maricopa County Judge Sherry Stephens granted a request to block live coverage of the proceedings; only still images of the Jodi Arias sentencing trial will... Show More Summary
Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio believes he’s a hero for his $.56 Thanksgiving dinner offering to his inmates. “Thanksgiving menu is all set!,” Arpaio wrote on Twitter. “Hope the inmates give thanks for this special meal being served in the jails tomorrow.” According to a menu Arpaio posted, Maricopa County, Ariz. inmates received the […]
The Maricopa County Community College District, a 10-college system headquartered in Tempe, Ariz., said Wednesday that it was notifying almost 2.5 million people that their names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, and bank-account...Show More Summary
At least 94 people fell ill with E. coli O157:H7 after dining at a single Federico’s Mexican Restaurant location in Litchfield Park, AZ, according to the final outbreak report released by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health on Monday. The final report summarizes the investigation into the outbreak, which began in mid-July. The investigation... Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ – Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to get his hands on some drones. The controversial Maricopa County sheriff told ABC15 that he’s looking for a couple of unmanned (and unarmed) drones to help him keep an eye on his turf, but admitted that getting them will be difficult. Show More Summary
It's time, once again, to marvel at some idiots who don't know how to handle the world: Cry-Baby #1: James Alfredo Valenzuala via Reddit. Images via Google Maps and Maricopa County Sherrif's Office The incident: A guy saw a poster of...Show More Summary
Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio suffered his latest blow recently when a federal judge ordered a monitor put in place to make sure he and his deputies don't harass Hispanics anymore. Arpaio, an 81-year-old who calls himself...Show More Summary
Phoenix, AZ—I had to visit a client in the Maricopa County Jail who is charged with two unrelated murders of women. When I got to the jail it was in a full state of lockdown because of a demonstration by as many as 4,000 illegal aliens and their families. Show More Summary
A federal judge in Arizona has delivered a major – and hopefully final – victory in the fight to stop Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) from racial profiling and illegal detentions that target Latinos. In a ruling on Wednesday, U.S. Show More Summary
Inmates in Arizona’s Maricopa County jail system already have it harder than most other prisoners. By decree of Sheriff Joe Arpaio, they are only given two meals a day, which they must pay for out of pocket. All inmates, even the mentally ill, are made to wear pink underwear, sometimes by force (the subject of recent litigation). Show More Summary
With liberty and justice for all. This bold statement of equality in the Pledge of Allegiance is uttered countless times every day across the United States by those who are proud to call this nation home. It was the pursuit of liberty...Show More Summary
Get sent to jail in Arizona’s Maricopa County and you’ll be experiencing some serious life changes. And for the meat eaters, that includes going vegetarian.
Welcome to Maricopa County Jail, the closest thing America has to a real, live medieval dungeon. On today’s menu? We hope you like the vegetarian option, because there is only the vegetarian option. All kidding aside, Maricopa County jails have enjoyed a lot of limelight over the years thanks to the cruel/hilarious (not sure) reign... Show More Summary