Carrie Pixler Ryerson, of Fennemore Craig,
Phoenix, was elected to the Board of
Directors for the Ronald McDonald House
Charities of Phoenix.
Attorney Paul D. Petersen was appointed
Maricopa County Assessor by the Maricopa
County Board of Supervisors. A licensed
Arizona attorney since 2002, he previously
worked as the assessor representative at the
Arizona Legislature and as a sole practitioner.
He continues to practice law, focused primarily on helping people across the country in
their efforts to adopt children.
received the Arizona
Service for his efforts
in support of Arizona drug law enforcement.
Other recent honors in that office:
Tony Novitsky, Major Crimes I Division
Chief at the Maricopa County Attorney’s
Office, was honored with a Lifetime
Achievement Award by the Arizona
Prosecuting Attorneys’ Advisory Council
Dayton, Ohio, has done for its growing Turkish
community and California and New York have
done for most everyone. Their communities’
prosperity speaks volumes, as does the exquisite
acting of the unknown Somalis.
When you invite immigrants into your
community, you get unexpected talents,
resilient souls, commitment to hard work and
a profound appreciation for our raucous diver-
sity and the freedom that is in our DNA. But
the process of inclusion is imperfect and messy,
just as humans themselves are, so sometimes
you get anger and frustration. Migration is sel-
dom perfect for anyone, but when, as with
refugees, it begins with an involuntary step, it
Christopher Rapp, Deputy Maricopa
County Attorney, was recognized as the
2013 Arson Prosecutor of the Year by
the Arizona Chapter of the International
Association of Arson Investigators.
The Association of Government
Attorneys in Capital Litigation honored
Maricopa Deputy County Attorneys Burt
Jorgensen and Susie Charbel with the
Board of Directors’ Appellate Award for
Outstanding Advocacy in Capital Cases
2012-2013. The two were recognized for
their work in State v. Joel Escalante-Orozco.
Deputy Maricopa County Attorney
Rachel Mitchell, Sex Crimes Bureau Chief,
was honored by APAAC with the David R.
White Excellence in Victim Advocacy Award
for her work on behalf of crime victims.
Jennifer A. Cranston, a shareholder at
Gallagher & Kennedy PA, was selected as the
2013 Member of the Year for the Maricopa
County Bar Association.
is especially perilous.
And what of Muse? He admitted his guilt
and sought mitigation due to the circumstances
of his life—his age was never proven, but he was
a teenager, perhaps only 15, when he attacked
the ship, all 5' 2" and 100 pounds of him. He
knew nothing but civil war and warlords, poverty and dead ends.
The judge didn’t find his story sufficiently
compelling to mitigate his sentence, and he is
serving 34 years in a federal facility. He will be
about 50 when he is released, and he will then be
deported. In prison he has food, schooling, relative safety. And by 2044, perhaps his homeland
will have been restored. Or perhaps not.
Carl “Bull” Hazlett, Tucson
John J. Hinchcliffe, McLean, VA
Cameron H. Holmes, Phoenix
Eino M. Jacobson, Dewey, Ariz.
Robert C. Mothershead, Scottsdale
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