Fundraiser for Senator John McCain Arrested in Arizona Meth-Lab Bust

Brendan O'Connor · 04/27/16 02:25PM

On Tuesday afternoon, Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies arrested Emily Pitha, an independent political consultant working for Senator John McCain’s re-election campaign, during a drug bust at her home in Phoenix, Arizona. Police made the arrest after her boyfriend signed for a package from the Netherlands containing more than 250 grams of MDMA.

Justice Department Launches Investigation into Arizona's Democratic Primary

Jeff Ihaza · 04/04/16 10:45PM

In March, thousands of voters in Arizona reported waiting in hours-long lines to cast their vote in the state’s Democratic primary. Over 100,000 people have signed a petition demanding a revote in the state and now, the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice has officially opened an investigation to uncover what exactly happened during last month’s primary.

Widow of Man Who Begged for Life Before Police Shooting Seeks to Unseal Body Camera Footage (Updated)

Andy Cush · 04/01/16 03:10PM

Laney Sweet, the widow of Daniel Shaver, an unarmed man who was shot five times and killed by a Mesa, Arizona, police officer in January, is seeking to have body camera footage from the shooting publicly released. Sweet previously declined an apparent offer from prosecutors to personally view the footage on the condition that she not discuss what she saw with the media. She recorded and published audio of that conversation on YouTube.

White President of Arizona NAACP Chapter About Reporter: "Nice Tits!"

Brendan O'Connor · 01/27/16 06:25PM

Following a meeting organized by the Arizona school district where six high school girls wore T-shirts spelling out the n-word (more or less), Don Harris, head of the Maricopa County chapter of the NAACP—who also happens to be white, and Jewish—commented on a reporter’s appearance: “Nice tits!”