Shortly after Gov. Jan Brewer signed SB 1070 into law, the state of Arizona became jokingly known in some progressive circles as the “[new Mississippi](http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100530133807AAg6JTs).” Of course, this didn’t change the fact that Mississippi is [still Mississippi](http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/01/scott_sisters_finally_set_free.html). But the comparison was based on the idea that Arizona had become to the modern immigrant rights movement what Mississippi was to its civil rights predecessor over four decades earlier: ground zero for the political and cultural changes sweeping the rest of the country. And the defiant, often violent, backlash that comes with it. According to activists at [Alto Arizona](http://altoarizona.com/), last Saturday’s [deadly shooting rampage](http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/01/the_inherent_self-destrcution_of_…) in Tucson is just the latest in a string of violent political acts dating back over two decades in the state. They’ve put together a timeline dating back to 1987 showing that Arizona’s status as a rouge state isn’t new. It includes [Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lawlessness](http://colorlines.com/archives/2010/09/joe_arpaio_the_perpetual_potentia…) in Maricopa County and the [horrific murder](http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/talk/blogs/eades/2009/06/minuteman-…) of a 9-year-old girl and her father by Minuteman activists, and much more. Check out the timeline, which we’ve posted above, and [add your own story](http://altoarizona.com/).