I began this blog in May 2009 following the death of Marcia Powell at Perryville State Prison in Goodyear, Arizona. It is not intended to prescribe the path that leads to freedom from the prison industrial complex.

Rather, these are just my observations in arguably the most racist, fascist, militaristic state in the nation at a critical time in history for a number of intersecting liberation movements. From Indigenous resistance to genocidal practices, to the fight over laws like SB1070 and the ban on Ethnic Studies, Arizona is at the center of many battles for human rights, and thus the struggle for prison abolition as well - for none are free until all are. I retired the blog in APRIL 2013.

Visit me now at Arizona Prison Watch or Survivors of Prison Violence-AZ

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Arizona Police Association: JD Hayworth is The Man.

This is a press release from the Arizona Police Association, issued April 23, 2010. Just so folks know.


APA Endorses J.D. Hayworth for U.S. Senate

The Arizona Police Association, an association that represents 18 individual police, detention, correction and border patrol associations and which counts approximately 9000 individual members from across the great state of Arizona is announcing our endorsement of Mr. J.D, Hayworth for the Republican Nomination to the United States Senate

The APA believes that now is not the time for continued “Maverick ideology or policies” but rather it is a time for consistent Arizona constituent based determinations on national issues.

The need for Arizona’s voice to be heard on issues related to immigration reform, border secu-rity, tax reform, constitutional right protections as they relate to the labor/management rela-tions have been ignored for too long.

For decades we have heard Washington politicians advocate but do little to address these is-sued especially the issues related border security and immigration reform. The time to con-vert talk to action has now arrived. It is no longer a time for the “Arizona’s last line of Defen-sive” posture rather it is time for Arizona’s congressional delegation to hear their constituents and initiate a compelling offensive drive on these issues. We believe J.D. Hayworth has the drive, ability and desire to actively pursue quick results on these issues.

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