About 20 years ago I was working the med surg unit in a small community hospital in New England and sharing the lunch room table in the break room with a traveler from Arizona. On the T.V. was a sheriff interviewing a prison inmate whose complete interviewing clearly was designed to humiliate the young prisoner and to demonstrate how he, as wayward young man, had destroyed his life and disrupted the lives of innocent civilians. This was on the then Court TV Channel and the sheriff’s demeanor seemed he was enjoying this interview. The nurse I was sitting with was a Latino from Arizona and I said to her, “Why is this sheriff allowed to do this, and on national TV?”
She said, “Thats Broadway Joe Arpaio, he promotes himself in the media by using prisoners, mostly Hispanics whose life he says has caused damage to the community.”
I could tell from her tone the Latino nurse was not impressed and further went on to say, “I get pulled over in Phoenix probably 5 times a year and harrassed about nothing. I know other Latinos who’ve been robbed by the Arpaio posses.”
“Doesn’t the administration there know this and step in?” I said in emotional disbelief.
She calmly said, “Of course, they allow it.”
By the time I traveled to Arizona to work as an R.N. I was a seasoned clinician whose immediate assessment of desert nursing was they needed help, and lots of it. A long time went by and I reached full retirement and decided it was a good time to open up a quack or two. I had heard about the Medical Mafia whose own laws of Mormon Delight wrap themselves as Angels of Rightenous and burn everybody in their way of making $. The Navy way is what I did.
Of the many interviews this page and group has done very few allow their real names used. However, all were asked tell us something good they’ve done that the AZBN’s disciplinary account of them did not mention. One nurse had worked 72 hrs straight in the middle of 911. Another had delivered a baby in a remote camp during a blizzard by candle light, and all was well. Another, whom I know personally, dragged a 200lb marine from a burning building while under enemy fire. All were experienced R.N.s who never saw the AZBN coming. Why oh Why are their names unknown?? The fear of an administration that would allow dickheads like Broadway Joe to get away with murder makes these quality nurses hide. Nurses should avoid Arizona as there is no law this corrupt board aheres to.
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Peary Brown retired R.N.