Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

AZ: Napolitano seeks talks on border vigilantes
AZ Republic ^ | 12/19/02 | By Hernán Rozemberg

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: az; borders

1 posted on 12/19/2002 9:23:54 AM PST by hsmomx3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
"The best thing right now for everyone is to ratchet down the rhetoric,"

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.

2 posted on 12/19/2002 9:26:50 AM PST by Spiff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
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.

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...

3 posted on 12/19/2002 9:28:42 AM PST by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
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.

As opposed to actually being protected?

4 posted on 12/19/2002 9:29:07 AM PST by freedomcrusader
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
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.

Can you say backed and bought off by La Raza? That's what I am reading into it, anyway.

I guess I must be a white supremacist (it's a bitch being profiled these days) ... because I am white, not because the illegal penetration of our borders must be stopped for this nation's security. Yes, this fella is gonna go far in the demRatic racist machine.
5 posted on 12/19/2002 9:29:34 AM PST by NormsRevenge
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
It is Hitlerian is scope this kind of propaganda.
6 posted on 12/19/2002 9:29:55 AM PST by junta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
law-breaking puppets of national White-supremacist organizations

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.

7 posted on 12/19/2002 9:32:58 AM PST by janetgreen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
This is certainly, for her political future, the absolutely wrong issue to fall into... right of the bat. Napolitano does not understand or appreciate the widespread and simmering resentment felt by a large majority of Arizona citizens at being used as a parasitic host by an increasing flood of illegal aliens. We will hear again and again ad nauseum about how "immigrants take jobs that Americans won't do..." etc. etc. and then they same people will turn around and decry high black and other minority unemployment rates.
8 posted on 12/19/2002 9:37:03 AM PST by Richard Axtell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Spiff
Janet's stooge used to be a reporter for the AZ Republic.
9 posted on 12/19/2002 9:44:53 AM PST by hsmomx3
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
TAlk Talk Talk Talk. That's our government. ACTION by Americans - see how it now gets attention. ACTION ACTION ACTION. If you have not please go to www.tombstonetumbleweed.com
10 posted on 12/19/2002 9:53:49 AM PST by Digger
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Thud
ping
11 posted on 12/19/2002 10:02:21 AM PST by Dark Wing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
Janet's Arizona Agenda
12 posted on 12/19/2002 10:04:34 AM PST by AZPubbie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AZPubbie
Here is a letter to the editor of the Biz Journal of Phx.
 
The Business Journal of Phoenix - December 16, 2002
http://phoenix.bizjournals.com/phoenix/stories/2002/12/16/editorial4.html

From the December 13, 2002 print edition arrowMore Print Edition Stories
Letter to the Editor
 

Napolitano's D.C. lobbying office sets wrong tone

Dear Editor,

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.

The justification?

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.

George Ertel
Scottsdale


© 2002 American City Business Journals Inc.

All contents of this site © American City Business Journals Inc. All rights reserved.

13 posted on 12/19/2002 10:42:45 AM PST by madfly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy; Spiff; FITZ; Marine Inspector; Tancredo Fan; Drill Alaska; Free the USA; Ajnin; ...
I just read the report. They have all kinds of lies, like the report of Spencer speaking at American Renaissance, 8 shooting deaths in Buckeye (not even near the border) that is being invesgiated by Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio and he has more than once considered this some kind of drug ring vendetta thing relating to inner city crime. Also, the Red Rock shootings, that happened in a known Coyote pickup spot. Only evidence on that is the surving Mexican said the men were wearing uniforms. They have NO real evidence to put in this mickey mouse report.

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.

 
http://www.resistmilitarization.org/environment.html
 
 
Title: Hate or Herosim
Vigilantes on the Airzona-Mexico Border

http://www.borderaction.org/BAN-Vigilante.pdf

14 posted on 12/19/2002 11:04:41 AM PST by madfly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: madfly
This was done with the help of SPLC, although their contributors are listed individually.

What is the difference between a dairy farmer and the SPLC?

The dairy farmer only spreads a batch of manure once...

15 posted on 12/19/2002 11:07:43 AM PST by dirtboy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
bttt
16 posted on 12/19/2002 11:09:49 AM PST by TigersEye
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
Bravo! good one, lmao
17 posted on 12/19/2002 11:10:19 AM PST by madfly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
"If you shine the light on the cockroaches, they don't like it," Grijalva said.

Yes, we've noticed that, particularly with Rats and traitors.

18 posted on 12/19/2002 11:10:47 AM PST by nicmarlo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
The Democrats need more votes, and it appears as though they're playing for keeps now. Anyone who stands in their way is going to suffer serious reprisals.
19 posted on 12/19/2002 11:14:31 AM PST by jpl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3; All
Janet's stooge used to be a reporter for the AZ Republic

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!

20 posted on 12/19/2002 11:19:47 AM PST by Lael
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: All
BAN = Border Action Network
http://www.borderaction.org
21 posted on 12/19/2002 11:22:50 AM PST by madfly
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: nicmarlo
And if anyone would like to look into Raul's past as a founding member of MEChA at the University of Arizona, you'll find out who the King Cockroach really is.

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.

22 posted on 12/19/2002 11:30:40 AM PST by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Regulator
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.

23 posted on 12/19/2002 11:40:28 AM PST by nicmarlo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: madfly
thanks bump
24 posted on 12/19/2002 12:18:17 PM PST by Free the USA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
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.

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.

25 posted on 12/19/2002 12:50:07 PM PST by PuNcH
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
Arizona's incoming governor hopes to defuse tensions over vigilantism at the border by inviting all sides to talk it out.

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.

26 posted on 12/19/2002 1:07:58 PM PST by Reaganwuzthebest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nicmarlo
He was the chairman of the Pima County Board of Supervisors before leaving to run for Congress, and no one ever brought it up. That's because people in Tucson are barely aware of it.

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!

27 posted on 12/19/2002 1:13:25 PM PST by Regulator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
So Butch won't talk to anybody she deems an extremist. If she knew the meaning of the word, she wouldn't be talking to RaOOOOL!!!
28 posted on 12/19/2002 1:29:57 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
Is there any way we could get some Black Members of FR to go down to these areas to walk the border with these guys. I'm not black but I would go if I could afford too.
29 posted on 12/19/2002 3:16:32 PM PST by Sentis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: dirtboy
For the left, it sufficies to just make the claim and (leave it at that)repeat it over and over and over......
30 posted on 12/19/2002 4:18:50 PM PST by kennyo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Sentis
Cochise County is the site of the Army's Fort Huachuca. We got plenty of black folks and they're a big part of our history. The black 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments were based here; the Indians called them the Buffalo Soldiers and the name stuck. General Pershing of WWI fame was one of their commanders during the Spanish American War -- that's how he got the nickname Black Jack. There's a lot more to this place than just the OK Corral.
31 posted on 12/19/2002 6:13:35 PM PST by JackelopeBreeder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
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.

spoken like a true cockroach.

32 posted on 12/19/2002 10:40:24 PM PST by kstewskis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: madfly
Arizona's incoming governor hopes to defuse tensions over vigilantism at the border by inviting all sides to talk shoot it out.

Seriously - if we don't protect ourselves who will?

33 posted on 12/20/2002 3:27:43 AM PST by Brownie74
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: NormsRevenge
I know Raul Grijalva. He was on the Pima County Board of Supervisors for several years. They don't get any farther left than this dolt.
34 posted on 12/20/2002 1:24:07 PM PST by wjcsux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Brownie74
Aww, can't we all just get along?
35 posted on 12/20/2002 1:24:42 PM PST by wjcsux
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: wjcsux
Diversity is our strength. [/sarcasm]
36 posted on 12/21/2002 2:41:23 AM PST by Brownie74
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 35 | View Replies]

To: hsmomx3
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.

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.

37 posted on 12/21/2002 3:06:23 AM PST by judgeandjury
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson