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AzPSC – El Mirage – Crime Index

by John Q Public Safety
According to an August 31, 2017 article in the Arizona Republic, in 2016 El Mirage ranked 5th in per capita crime for those cities in the metro Phoenix area with populations larger than 25,000. El Mirage has 34 crimes per 1,000 residents despite the cities immediately to the east and west having significantly lower per capita crime rate.  Surprise, to the west of El Mirage has 21 crimes per 1,000.  Peoria to the east of El Mirage has 25 crimes per 1,000. At the upcoming El Mirage City Council meeting on Thursday September 7th, the El Mirage City Council will […]

Queen Creek mayor to help set policies for League of AZ Cities and Towns – Queen Creek Independent

by AZPSC News Feed
[ad_1] Home Meet Your Neighbor Queen Creek mayor to help set policies for League of AZ Cities and Towns Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney Queen Creek Mayor Gail Barney is one of three elected officials who will serve on the policy-making executive committee of the League of Arizona Cities and Towns. Mayor Barney was elected to the executive committee along with Flagstaff Mayor Coral Evans and Oro Valley Mayor Satish Hiremath during the organization’s annual conference held Aug. 22-25 in Oro Valley, just north of Tucson. The League of Arizona Cities and Towns is a voluntary association of all the […]

Arpaio, Trump are bigoted birds of a feather

by AZPSC News Feed
[ad_1] Roger Enríquez, For the Express-News Published 4:53 pm, Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Roger Enríquez: The Justice Department investigated Joe Arpaio multiple times for civil rights violations. Roger Enríquez: The Justice Department investigated Joe Arpaio multiple times for civil rights violations. Photo: Mark McClendon / Then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference in 2013 at the Sheriff’s headquarters in Phoenix, Ariz. President Donald Trump has pardoned the former sheriff following his conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order, essentially, to stop racial profiling. less Then-Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaks at a news conference in 2013 at the […]

Former Interior secretary pushed Arizona to enact water law

by AZPSC News Feed
[ad_1] PHOENIX (AP) - Former U.S. Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus, who died Thursday in Idaho, was a key player in Arizona’s passage of a landmark 1980 water law, acting in concert with then-Gov. Bruce Babbitt to force competing interests to the negotiating table. At the private urging of Babbitt, Andrus threatened to block funding for the Central Arizona Project, a since-completed aqueduct project to deliver Colorado River water to farmers and cities in central and southern Arizona, if Arizona didn’t enact tough groundwater laws. Babbitt used the leverage provided by the ultimatum by Andrus, a fellow Democrat, to strong-arm the […]

Where is the justice for Arpaio’s victims?

by AZPSC News Feed
[ad_1] When President Trump pardoned former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio Friday night, it was an endorsement of one of the nation’s most blatant racists, a man who has displayed boundless and illegal animosity toward immigrants. One clear byproduct: It sends a haunting message to immigrants and signals a green light for law enforcement to violate civil rights. Thousands of people were terrorized during Arpaio’s two decades in office in Maricopa County, Arizona’s most populous county, covering more than 9,000 miles and the city of Phoenix. For years, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” got away with being a racist […]

Donald Trump’s Pal From Arizona Has a Long History of Scandals

by AZPSC News Feed
[ad_1] President Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio Friday, sparing the controversial former Arizona sheriff a spell in jail. The move has drawn an outcry from civil rights groups, given that Arpaio’s conviction was for defying a court order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected immigrants. But others, including the president, have praised Arpaio’s stance on law enforcement and immigration.  The sheriff who branded himself America’s toughest lawman has long attracted controversy. As news of the pardon breaks, Newsweek reviews five of his biggest scandals. Keep up with this story and more by subscribing now Joe Arpaio, right, then the sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, endorses […]

‘No one is above the law.’ Local leaders react to Arpaio’s pardo

by AZPSC News Feed
[ad_1] PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - “Joe Arpaio does not deserve a pardon.” “The president is a coward.” Local lawmakers are expressing some strong feelings about President Trump’s pardon of Joe Arpaio. The president pardoned the former sheriff following Arpaio’s conviction for intentionally disobeying a judge’s order in an immigration case. [READ MORE: President Trump pardons former Sheriff Joe Arpaio] The White House announced the move Friday night, saying the 85-year-old ex-sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County was a “worthy candidate” for a presidential pardon. Arizona Senator John McCain issued this statement about the pardon on Friday night: “No one is above the […]

Phoenix Mercury honor former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Gifford

by AZPSC News Feed
[ad_1] The Phoenix Mercury honored former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords as the 2017 “BBVA Compass Bright Futures Woman of Inspiration” Thursday night. (Source: Phoenix Mercury) Giffords was presented the BBVA Compass award and a jersey in her honor during the ceremony. (Source: Phoenix Mercury) PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/AP) - The Phoenix Mercury honored former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords as the 2017 “BBVA Compass Bright Futures Woman of Inspiration” Thursday night. The Mercury held a special halftime ceremony during the game against the Los Angeles Sparks at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Giffords was presented the BBVA Compass award and a jersey in […]
El Mirage “town hall” meeting Tuesday August 22, 2017

AzPSC​ ​-​ ​El​ ​Mirage​ ​-​ ​Jones​ ​Questions

by John Q Public Safety
As we reported last week, the El Mirage City Council held a special council meeting on Thursday August 17th to consider a replacement council-member for the position vacated by the passing of Vice Mayor Ramirez. In that same report we asked Councilman Bob Jones to put the council, and the City of El Mirage, back on track by supporting Anita Norton as the replacement. Instead, Jones supported the alternative, the council vote was deadlocked three to three and there is still no replacement. According to a message on the Arizona Public Safety Coalition (AzPSC) Tipline, El Mirage Councilman Bob Jones […]

Powerful photos in Danny Lyon retrospective at Etherton artfully “compress history” | News

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[ad_1] Before Phoenix sprawled, before small towns like Buckeye and Surprise metastasized into McMansion bedroom communities, agricultural fields stretched across the desert as far as the eye could see. There were citrus orchards and onion fields and Mexican workers to pick them. Danny Lyon was there to photograph them.  In 1977, the year undocumented farmworkers staged a citrus strike in El Mirage, AZ. (and accused Border Patrol of staging retaliatory raids and destroying their camps), Lyon arrived in Maricopa County. He shot a black-and-white photo of just four of the many men who were spending their lives picking food for […]