He predicted the downfall of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and other hardliners in the 2012 election.
Pearce credits himself for conceiving of Tent City, an alfresco jail complex that is one of several Maricopa County jails.
Atencio is at least the 12th inmate to die under strange circumstances in the Maricopa County jail system.
But to many Latino kids in Maricopa County, Arpaio and his allies are the bad guys.
This week a Maricopa County Superior Court jury in Phoenix came out with a confounding verdict.
This battle was fought at what is now called Maricopa Mountain.
He understood the illusion; so did the Maricopa; so did Reichter.
First warning was from the Maricopa boy who came running from the spring, saying they had killed his brother.
There has been rumors of Apache raids to the east of Maricopa.
Maricopa Wells and Tucson were both contending for the honor, and the latter it seems has since won it.