Stephen Lemons

Politics

Cross-Post: Salvador Reza, Anayanse Garza Allege Abuse During Arrest at State Capitol

A sobering reminder of the violent and unjust climate that persists in Arizona. Originally published on the Phoenix New Times blog Feathered Bastard by Stephen Lemons: The Arizona police state rolls on. Today, outside the Arizona state Capitol, human rights … Continued

Immigration

Anti-Immigrant Hidden Cameras & Neo-Nazi Patrols

The anti-immigrant group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) released its “hidden camera” documentary film this past July. A ten minute video titled, “Hidden Cameras on the Arizona Border 2: Drugs, Guns and 850 Illegal Aliens,” is the second “hidden camera” … Continued

Politics

Armed Neo-Nazis Hunt Immigrants in Arizona Desert

The climate of fear in Arizona’s desert has just reached new levels. Stephen Lemons’ piece in yesterday’s Phoenix New Times clearly illustrates this as he documents his trip with J.T. Ready -a neo-Nazi and border vigilante. As previously reported by … Continued

Joe Arpaio’s Guards Allegedly Break Woman’s Arm

Stephen Lemons at Feathered Bastard posted the story of a 47 year-old woman detained in Sheriff Joe’s infamous Maricopa County prison on possible immigration violations. She allegedly suffered abuse at the hands of guards while trying to exercise her lawful … Continued