Illinois is not the only state tainted with political corruption. Arizona has a long history of politicians who are embroiled in controversy. All the way from presidential hopeful Senator John McCain down to dangerous the bowels of Sheriff Joe Arpio’s desert jail euphemistically called Tent City.
A new predator walks the streets of Arizona now. He is arguably the most dangerous man in Arizona, if not the entire United States. Were he in a third world country, our nation would brand him a criminal, but in Arizona he quietly destroys lives in wholesale fashion with a minimum of public scrutiny. He lives in the county of Maricopa, along with over 1/2 of Arizona's population. He is the 800 pound gorilla in the state's legislature.
He is Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. This is a predatory politician with no equal. He is the man who single-handedly drained all defense resources within Arizona in 24 months by charging so many residents with capital crimes. The man who increased the rate at which Arizona residents go to prison by 33% using Mandatory Minimum Sentencing as a weapon of mass destruction to manufacture violent criminals out of ordinary citizens. And, he is a man who single-handedly thrust Arizona from the 9th most dangerous state in America to number 3 with one idea—abuse of the law.
Andrew Thomas, is a one-man wrecking machine of liberty and things American. If he isn’t in the pocket of the for-profit prison industry, then he certainly has his portrait hanging in the board room. He, more than any other factor, is responsible for the collapse of Arizona’s penal system and subsequent sale of Arizona prisoners for profit.
More details on this man and his acts of barbarism are available at the Accidental Felons website.