Saturday, October 20, 2007

We Win One

Both Ghandisxmas and I have put up posts about on the ongoing feud between Phoenix New Times owners and local Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Now I see that we have a win for the good guys:

Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas announced Friday afternoon that he was dismissing the case against New Times and that no charges would be pursued against the editors and writers involved in the case.

Thomas also said he was dismissing special prosecutor Dennis Wilenchik, who had pursued the case on the county's behalf.

Thomas said that mistakes were made, that the case had been grossly mishandled and that he was uncomfortable with where the case had gone.

I'm not sure how much the attention of the blogs helped move this case, but it certainly feels good to see a wrong righted.

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