1/13/10 Meria interviews Daniel Horne, author of “Accidental Felons, And Then They Came For Us”. What happened to Daniel in Arizona can happen to any of us; exposing the danger of Andrew Thomas and Sheriff Arpaio on the legislature and our system of justice; Az Tent City jail; DUI-auto accident? without the aide of fellow inmates Dan would have died; 10,000 prisoners, 7,000 unsentenced! Andrew Thomas-rogue prosecutor;abusive mandatory minimum sentencing; manufacturing crimes to fill prisons; Thomas has made Az the 3rd most dangerous state with fabricated crimes; now under investigation; crazy crimes to get arrested for; secret grand juries; cops are now prosecutors; juries of 8! Felonies up 33% since Thomas took office; illusion of justice in America;DUI – The numbers haven’t changed since 1980’s – propagandized; MADD-now a special interest group; Dan’s story; hypoglycemia; civilian govt is under seige in Arizona; definition of justice; bankrupting the country with prisons for profit; legislature must change.
Maricopa County, AZ is a place where first-time DUI offenders can face life in prison. Where parents can wake up in the middle of the night and their bedroom is full of armed men with drawn guns. And, where local residents convicted of no crime can die in the desert from abuse and neglect. Maricopa County has been so successful marketing its message of hate, that the state Arizona is bankrupt. It now lacks enough visitors and taxpayers to run the government. This book was the first to raise a voice against this violence. It was given away throughout the county and state governments until it raised awareness. It forced politicians who did not want to see the truth to see it anyway. That was in 2008. In 2012, 100% of the county sheriff s Chief Deputies have been fired, and he is struggling to avoid indictment. The former County Attorney, Andrew Thomas' political career is over. His State Bar trial ended in 2011 and disbarment, possibly indictment, is expected this year. State Senator Russell Pierce, the author of the controversial SB1070 anti-immigration law, became the first sitting President of the State Senate in United States history to be recalled. He lost the election. Accidental Felons is a story of a shackled legal system where judges are courtroom props. It is a case study of America s failed legal system, one of the major drivers of our nation s loss of prosperity, high unemployment, and ominous future. This book shows what happens to a state when industries that make a profit from worsening the human condition take control of a government. However, there is hope. The People are waking up and this book is a pebble that rolled down a mountain until it became an avalanche.