Today, Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Arizona were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for their series of articles of the infamous “Sheriff Joe” of Maricopa County. The Tribune won the most prestigious award in journalism for revealing how a popular sheriff’s focus on immigration enforcement endangered investigations of violent crime and other aspects of public safety.

You can read their articles, a five part series titled “Reasonable Doubt” at:

Do not miss this opportunity to gain a greater appreciation for how one man’s goal of eradicating undocumented immigrants turned the largest county in America into a more dangerous place to live. As a graduate of Arizona State University in Maricopa County, and as a former resident, I am grateful that the East Valley Tribute had the courage to publish these articles. Congratulations again to Ryan Gabrielson and Paul Giblin!