Stephen Lemons

Stephen Lemons

Stephen is a staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.

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  • 9 days ago | Courts

    Backpage executives, current and former, took the Fifth today at a hearing of the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations into child sex trafficking. The Senators say they proved Backpage's criminality, but that remains to be seen.

  • 10 days ago | Courts

    In a bombshell development on the eve of a January 10 U.S. Senate hearing, the Dallas-based online classified site Backpage.com has shuttered its controversial adult listings section. "The government has unconstitutionally censored this content," ...

  • 5 years ago | Longform

    The U.S. Supreme Court will rule this month on legislation that forces police to scrutinize Latinos, both immigrants and citizens. President Barack Obama has deported 1.5 million people. And 41 states are attempting to limit the voting rights of y...

  • 6 years ago | Longform

    Operation Streamline's a mega-expensive quagmire that fattens the U.S. Border Patrol's budget and enriches private corporations. It diverts resources from pursuing serious crimes, such as human smuggling and drug and gun trafficking. Streamline's ...

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