Even physicians with decades of experience telling patients that their lives are nearing an end are having difficulty discussing a potentially fatal condition that has arisen in Arizona: Death by budget cut.
Remember folks, this is the best healthcare system in the world…
Now it all makes sense: Arizona’s immigration law is all about making money for the private prison industry…
I think we should catch ’em, we should document ’em, make sure we know where they are and where they are going. I actually support micro-chipping them. I can micro-chip my dog so I can find it. Why can’t I micro-chip an illegal?
Traffic Citations Have Drivers Seeing Red
Phoenix, AZ - The Traffic Division of the County Courthouse in Maricopa County, Arizona, was packed with irate drivers in late July as nearly seven times the regular number of cases were on the docket, with some 2,400 cases scheduled daily.
Sources inside the Maricopa County judicial operations department, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, indicated that for a period of about two hours on May 5, 2009, all “red light” cameras at numerous intersections in the City of Phoenix were affected by a software bug that had photos of drivers taken on green lights instead of red. The result: thousands of citations sent by mail to bewildered citizens who jammed the courtroom for first appearances. To compound the problem, Maricopa County prosecutors followed a standing policy not to summarily dismiss citations without a plea agreement or conditions.
Now, some 6,000 drivers are required to contest these citations and establish at trial to the court’s satisfaction that the traffic light in each case was, in fact, green when the photo was taken. Local traffic attorney Olivier Washman said “These citations will almost certainly end up being dismissed at trial, but at what cost to these ordinary drivers, and to the system?”. A comment was not available from the Maricopa County Prosecutor’s Office.