Phoenix New Times:  “Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas have defiled our town square with hanging corpses: five county supervisors, four superior court judges, two county administrators, three attorneys, an entire law firm, and (everywhere) Mexicans.  All of this occurred in a single month, December 2009, when the two lawmen filed racketeering, bribery, obstruction of justice, and hindering prosecution charges against their enemies.  Three days before Christmas, prosecutor Sheila Polk broke ranks.  Her stunning letter in the morning newspaper provided the blade to cut down these nooses.”