Today's (12-6-07) Arizona Republic started this article on page 1.
The residents of the town of Aguila, sick and tired with poor response times from Sheriff Joe Arpaio's force are starting to arm themselves in order to have a measure of protection. For people living in large urban areas, emergency response times of 15 minutes may be intolerable. Imagine response time measured in hours.
Hopefully, the Republic will stay on top of this story. I, personally will be watching to see how events unfold.