Skip to comments.AZ: Napolitano seeks talks on border vigilantes
Posted on 12/19/2002 9:23:54 AM PST by hsmomx3
Arizona's incoming governor hopes to defuse tensions over vigilantism at the border by inviting all sides to talk it out.
Border Action Network, a Tucson-based human rights group, released a report Wednesday calling newly formed civilian militias law-breaking puppets of national White-supremacist organizations, and it demanded state and federal investigations.
Leaders of the militias countered that they're patrolling the border because the federal government has jeopardized national security by failing to stop illegal immigration.
Border Action Network members delivered the report to state Attorney General Janet Napolitano, who will take office as governor in three weeks.
Napolitano had not yet read the report but wants to reduce animosity at the border, spokeswoman Kris Mayes said Wednesday.
"The best thing right now for everyone is to ratchet down the rhetoric," Mayes said. "The governor-elect would like to call all the stakeholders very early in her tenure for a dialogue to find a solution to this problem."
Napolitano opposes civilians acting as law-enforcers but believes landowners at the border have a right to feel protected by the federal government, Mayes said. Napolitano won't meet with anybody she deems an extremist, Mayes added.
Wednesday in Tucson, U.S. Rep.-elect Raul Grijalva said he will ask the FBI to investigate alleged links between civilian militias and White-supremacist groups. "If you shine the light on the cockroaches, they don't like it," Grijalva said.
Federal authorities in Arizona said they would investigate any group breaking federal laws but would not comment on past or potential investigations.
< /p> Terry Goddard, former Phoenix mayor and attorney general-elect, said he had not seen the report but recognized there's a "potentially dangerous" situation brewing in Cochise County.
Tucson Citizen contributed to this article.
To Janet 'Reno' Napolitano's stooge:
Wrong! The best thing right now for Americans is to seal the f'ing border!!! And you can ratchet that rhetoric right up your rectum.
I don't suppose they provided proof for their allegations. For the left, it sufficies to just make the claim and leave it at that...
As opposed to actually being protected?
Stupid woman. Typical government comment, always playing the race card, with no mention of the real lawbreakers or the fact that the federal government refuses to enforce existing border and immigration laws.
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And so it begins. The incoming Napolitano administration will wring its hands over the lack of funding for biotech, but, according to The Business Journal, our new guv wants about a half-million dollars to open a lobbying office in D.C.
According to Napolitano's press secretary, a former Arizona Republic reporter, it's to get more dollars out of Washington.
The highly respected and nonpartisan Tax Foundation (http://taxfoundation.org/taxspending.html), says Arizona already gets more tax dollars out of the federal government than it sends $1.12 per $1.00. It's currently ranked in the middle of all states, at No. 25.
Sure, the state's excess receipts are dropped from a decade ago, but we still (as of the most recent statistics available) get a 12 percent surplus.
Proponents of more government dependence point out that Arizona "contributes more tax dollars than it receives back in (some) areas, such as health care."
I'm not sure how many federal tax dollars we pay for health care beyond Medicare taxes, and I've never heard that Arizona seniors receive less Medicare coverage than seniors in other states.
Apparently, neither have the lobby proponents, since all they can cite is Arizona's ranking about in the middle, at 27th for National Institute of Health funding.
As The Business Journal points out, Arizona's senators and congressional delegation support sensible government spending and oppose pork-barrel projects that gouge other taxpayers. Looks like our new governor will try to undermine their efforts. Is this any way to start off a new administration?
During the campaign, people wondered if Napolitano was just using the statehouse as a stepping stone to a senate seat in Washington. As her plan seems to focus on D.C., and ignore legitimate state issues such as biotech development, it looks like she's playing leap frog instead.
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This was done with the help of SPLC, although their contributors are listed individually. Also has complaints from Isable Garcia, oh whaaaaaaa.
Read the PDF file Here is a .pdf of the report Border Action Network will be turning over to Napolitano and Terry Goddard when they take office. BAN is the "new" name for these guys.
What is the difference between a dairy farmer and the SPLC?
The dairy farmer only spreads a batch of manure once...
Yes, we've noticed that, particularly with Rats and traitors.
Back before tha Arizona GAZETTE, the Afternoon paper went belly up , we referred to that entire fish wrap operation as the RAG!!
We haven't "taken" that paper for the last 17 years!
Don't look for the Tucson or Phoenix papers to do that, though. Any letters critical of MEChA are immediately countered with a coordinated writing program about how it's just a lil' ol' student group
A student group that just happens to want to overthrow the United States in the Southwest and create an Aztec dictatorship! And The United States Congressman from Southern Arizona...Agrees.
Very interesting....perhaps King Cockroach would be better to scutter away now, before the light shines brightly on him.....which, IMO, may just happen. His own words will come back to haunt him.
Yah these scumbag leftists just now notice their is a problem on the border when a group of very concerned law abiding citizens manage to get in the way and threaten to rock the boat. Nevermind the murders, illegal immigration, drug smuggling, gang wars...etc. that has been growing over the years.
Stall, stall, stall, that's all the open border clowns want to do. What is there to talk about anyway?
The government won't do its job and close the borders so concerned citizens are attempting to do it for them. This governor should be congratulating Simcox and other patriots for their heroism, especially since Arizona is bearing the brunt of the invasion. Instead it looks to me like she is siding with La Raza, MEcha and other treasonous, racist organizations. To the governor if you're reading this, the country is watching you, so consider that should you decide to start attacking these fine, patriotic Americans defending their country.
But now that he will have national coverage, and at least a bit more coverage from the Right, it may come out. We'll see if anyone is smart enough to bring it up. Possibly FNC, but the MEChA thing has only surfaced a couple of times even there.
Of course, it's NEVER covered in the Lamestream media!
spoken like a true cockroach.
Seriously - if we don't protect ourselves who will?
The FBI should investigate possible links between Grijalva and Brown-supremacist groups or Mexican drug cartels. If the FBI shines a light on Grijalva, he won't like it and he'll run like a giant cockroach.