Category Archives : Arizona


This morning, William Coleman, a 20-year veteran deputy of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, was killed in a shootout with a burglary suspect.  While this loss of a deputy is certainly tragic news, especially for his loved ones, I wouldn’t normally find myself feeling the need to write a blog about […]

Sheriff’s Deputy Killed in Shootout


Iowa
According to information released by the Iowa Department of Public Safety, Iowa will officially become a “Shall Issue” state as of January 1, 2011. What this means is that County Sheriffs will no longer be allowed to arbitrarily deny any Iowa resident the individual right to legally carry a concealed […]

Iowa Shall Issue


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Today’s essay is brought to you by California Penal Code, Section 834b. 834b.  (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States […]

California: The Boycott State



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Introduction There has been a lot of talk around the state, the nation, and the world about S.B. 1070, Arizona’s recent illegal immigration bill (note that it’s a bill, not a law… there is a difference).  Most of that talk has been included “thoughtful” rhetoric likening Arizona to a racist […]

S.B. 1070



podcamp
It’s (almost) that time again! Hammer Time?  No.  (Well, yes, but it’s always Hammer Time.)  It’s (again, almost) time for the coolest (un)conference this side of the… uh… Rio Salado! I’ve been to both previous PodCamps, and have had a great deal of fun and learned a lot each time.  […]

#podcampaz



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It started with constant, unending lightning orbiting Tempe.  Yes, I said orbiting.  Then the wind.  Then the rain.  Then the hail. This storm flooded roads, killed power, stranded drivers, and threw 50′ trees out into the middle of University Drive (a 4 lane road + suicide lane).  Power lines were […]

Storm


Loop 101 at Elliot Road was reopened on Thursday following a nearly 20-minute closure as authorities tried to calm a suicidal man standing on a fence at the overpass. At about noon, Department of Public Safety officials responded to the scene and shut down all lanes of the highway soon […]

Jumper