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Hundreds of friends and family of victims of violent crime gather in Yucca Park at the annual reading of more than 1,500 names engraved into the memorials granite walls. They mourn and some demand attention to the crimes that are 'taking the lives of our loved ones,' as one of the signs reads in the center of this picture.

In El Paso’s Lower Valley four granite disks hold the names of more than 1,500 victims of violent crime, a memorial linking the shattered lives of thousands who have witnessed how this city is not as safe as everyone believes. Read more»

Pinal County sheriff's deputies turn over four illegal immigrants to Border Patrol agents on Oct. 10, 2011.

As an emigrant from New England to Arizona 15 years ago, my first encounter with “illegals” occurred near sunset on Nov. 19, 1997 as an autumn chill settled in. Read more» 1