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The Myth of Immigrant-Fueled Crime Wave in Arizona
The Myth of Immigrant-Fueled Crime Wave in Arizona Politics Blog, September 9, 2010
Brewer, Arpaio and CCA
Over the summer reports started to emerge that revealed that two key advisors for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer had close ties to Corrections Corporation of America .  Specifically local CBS affiliate KPOH reported that "two of Brewer's top advisers have connections" to private prison giant Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). Lawrence Lewis, writing for the Daily Kos , reported that "Paul Senseman, Brewer's deputy chief of staff, is a former lobbyist for CCA. His wife…
Crime Drops, Immigration Soars in Arizona
Crime Drops, Immigration Soars in Arizona The Crime Report, August 23, 2010.
Arizona's Anti-Immigrant Panic Masks a White Drug Abuse Crisis
What does a drug abuse epidemic have to do with angry political attacks against immigrants and minorities? Everything, concludes a new CJCJ study detailing key facts so far missing from debate over Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law. The study analyzes recent figures documenting that drug abuse has become a deadlier crisis in Arizona than almost anywhere else--worse, even, than California's formidable drug woes. After a tripling in drug death rates over the last two decades, overdose of…
Scapegoating Immigrants: Arizona's Real Crisis Is Rooted in State Residents' Soaring Drug Abuse
Senior Research Fellow Mike Males and Executive Director Daniel Macallair investigate Arizona's recent anti-immigrant law.  "
Scapegoating Immigrants: Arizona's Real Crisis Is Rooted in State Residents' Soaring Drug Abuse
Scapegoating Immigrants: Arizona's Real Crisis Is Rooted in State Residents' Soaring Drug Abuse
Fabricating Arizona's "Immigrant Crime Wave"
Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly (among others, including prominent Republicans such as Sarah Palin) has repeatedly blamed Arizona's "500,000 illegal aliens" for (in O'Reilly's words) bringing a crime wave in Arizona, particularly Phoenix, that is "overwhelming... dangerous... through the roof," creating social chaos" so "desperate" and "dangerous," that the state had to impose its draconian immigration crackdown law (Fox News reports of May 3, 4, 6, 13, and 14). "Arizona had to do…

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