Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $27,862
32%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 32% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: az

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Will Boehner Demand That Obama Uphold The Law & Enforce William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Act?

    07/11/2014 2:48:02 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    7/11/2014 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    We know this is a planned invasion... But Boehner (Boner) has beat the drum of 'Obama does not uphold or enforce the law." Hint hint: Obama really, truly doesn't... But... The William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act Of 2008 will either be "upheld" and "enforced" by Obama - or it won't. Under it, certain children under this Act are placed under the care of the Dept of Health and Human Services, are given the least restrictive environment, are given an attorney and can plead their case before a judge to stay in the U.S. And GWB signed this into...
  • Arizona Stands with Open Carry Texas

    07/11/2014 5:09:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    At this time of year in Arizona, I open carry.   I was in a McDonald's, drinking coffee and using the Internet when I considered how ordinary this all was, and how much heat was being put on Open Carry Texas for merely working to obtain the same freedoms in Texas.   Freedoms that are part of the law in most states of the union, somewhere around 44 states, at last count.  It was particularly surprising how much of the heat was coming from within the gun culture.  So I decided to stand with Texas.   I saw a gentleman who did...
  • Mother of officer killed by illegal immigrant writes Obama

    07/09/2014 8:54:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    KPHO ^ | ul 09, 2014 10 | Breann Bierman
    MESA, AZ (CBS5) - The mother of a fallen Mesa officer is writing President Barack Obama regarding illegal immigrants in the U.S. Mary Ann Mendoza's son, Sgt. Brandon Mendoza was killed after an illegal immigrant was driving the wrong way on the road and hit Mendoza's vehicle head on. Mary Ann Mendoza released the following letter: "President Obama, "I am writing this letter to you regarding illegal immigrants. "As a tax paying, law abiding citizen of the United States, I WANT my voice heard on this issue. My son, Sergeant Brandon Mendoza, an officer who was with the City of...
  • AZ: Democrats Fight for 7th District Seat at Anti-Gun Event

    06/30/2014 10:58:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Mary Rose Wilcox and Ruben Gallego from the Republic There are only a couple of safe Democrat seats for Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives.   One of them is in the 7th district, a seat that is now held by the retiring Ed Pastor.   I had the unfortunate experience to be "represented" by Ed for a number of years until gerrymandering moved the borders of the district.  In retrospect, Mr. Pastor was at least not an aggressively evil anti-rights activist, more of the "follow the party line" kind of guy.  It was rumored that as long as Ed...
  • Video: VA whistleblower claims supervisors forced her to keep secret wait list

    06/26/2014 7:47:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Hot air ^ | on June 26, 2014 | Ed Morrissey
    More whistleblowers are coming forward from the VA, but this woman from North Carolina gives a special insight into the way that wait-list fraud propagated within the system. Paulene DeWenter makes clear that the use of secret wait lists was no spontaneously-occurring method for front-line workers to deal with overstressed resources, but a deliberate strategy employed by VA management. DeWenter tells WITN that her boss told her to use the secret wait list method, or else she would buy DeWenter a bus pass — one way out of town ... DeWenter blew the whistle after one of the patients on...
  • Feds advertised for escort services for unaccompanied alien children in January

    06/19/2014 10:21:40 AM PDT · by don-o · 21 replies
    allenbwest.com ^ | June 19, 2014
    If you think this sudden flood of illegal immigrant children is spontaneous, think again. According to a “help wanted” Request For Information (RFI) posted on FedBizOpps.gov, the feds were looking for vendors to help escort unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in JANUARY of this year. The specific vendor requirements state: ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] is seeking the services of a responsible vendor that shares the philosophy of treating all UAC with dignity and respect, while adhering to standard operating procedures and policies that allow for an effective, efficient, and incident free transport. The Contractor shall provide unarmed escort staff, including...
  • Lawsuit seeks to stop Arpaio's business raids

    06/18/2014 5:45:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    centredaily. ^ | June 18, 2014 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    PHOENIX — Immigrant-rights advocates filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging business raids by an Arizona sheriff's office that have led to the arrests of hundreds of immigrant workers on charges of using fake or stolen IDs to get jobs. The lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio alleges immigrants living in the U.S. illegally have been singled out in such cases, while only a small number of employers have had court cases brought against them on allegations of illegal hiring. The advocates aren't seeking money and instead are asking a federal judge to conclude that a state law banning employers from...
  • Community says farewell to murdered priest; suspect in attack arrested

    06/17/2014 1:49:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    cns ^ | June 17, 2014 | Joyce Coronel
    PHOENIX (CNS) -- Clergy, religious and laity jammed into St. Catherine of Sienna Parish in Phoenix for a standing-room-only funeral Mass for Father Kenneth Walker June 16. The 28-year-old priest was fatally injured June 11 in an attack at a different church, one that stands in the shadows of the state Capitol buildings. A second priest, Father Joseph Terra, 56, was critically injured. Father Walker died at the hospital, and Father Terra was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. He has since been released from intensive care. Phoenix police announced hours before the funeral Mass that they had a suspect...
  • Safe haven keeps immigrant families together

    06/15/2014 7:40:11 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 06/14/14 | Amanda Sakuma
    TUCSON, Arizona – Daniel Neyoy Ruiz spends his days and nights living behind a steel-barred door. Meals are brought to him; his young son comes to visit. This 12 by 15 foot room isn’t jail; it’s what it takes for Neyoy to be free in America. Facing deportation after a driving infraction, Neyoy found safe haven in a place he’s called home his whole life: the church. “I never thought that this would happen,” Neyoy said. “I say this is better than being locked in (prison). Because there you are really locked. Here people can come visit you, they bring...
  • CBP fires back at immigrant children abuse allegations

    06/15/2014 6:42:19 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 25 replies
    KGUN ^ | Jun 14, 2014 | Christina Myers
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Under allegations that illegal immigrant children are being mistreated at border patrol facilities Customs and Border Patrol is firing back. In a release sent to 9 On Your Side Friday CBP said they are "Ensuring nutritional and hygienic needs are met; that children are provided meals regularly and have access to drinks and snacks throughout the day; that facilities include toilets; that they receive constant agent supervision; that children who exhibit signs of illness or disease are given proper medical care.” The statement added, “Mistreatment or misconduct is not tolerated.." A representative with the El Salvadorian consulate,...
  • Az Gov. Jan Brewer To Congress: End 'Unconscionable' And 'Manufactured' Border Crisis

    06/13/2014 2:43:00 PM PDT · by kingattax · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-13-14 | by TONY LEE
    On Thursday evening, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer asked Congress to end the "intentional and unconscionable" humanitarian crisis at the border that the Obama administration has created and ignored. In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Brewer mentioned that illegal immigrants are actually flagging down border patrol agents so they can enter the United States, where the Obama administration has led them to believe they will receive amnesty. She said it was also their responsibility to do something about the crisis at the border. "As congressional leaders, you have the ability to...
  • Makeshift Bomb Explodes at Nogales Power Plant

    06/11/2014 7:19:48 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 24 replies
    The Washington Times via AP ^ | 6-11-2014 | The Washington Times via AP
    NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) - The FBI is investigating an explosion at a power plant in southern Arizona caused by a makeshift bomb. Nogales police say the explosion Wednesday morning at the UniSource Energy Services Valencia Plant ruptured a diesel storage tank and caused a small spill, but the fuel didn’t ignite. Authorities say there were no reported injuries and they’re still looking for suspects and any witnesses to the explosion which occurred around 9:30 a.m.
  • ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT KILLS COP DRIVING ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE FREEWAY DRUNK

    05/16/2014 1:24:05 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 May 2014, | CAROLINE MAY
    An illegal immigrant who killed a police office while driving the wrong way in on an Arizona freeway Monday had a blood-alcohol level almost three times the legal limit, the Associated Press reported Friday. Raul Silva Corona had driven 35 miles in the wrong direction on three freeways with a blood alcohol level of .238 percent in the wee hours of Monday morning before he killed Mesa Police Officer Brandon Mendoza, according to the AP's report. In Arizona, a driver is considered intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent. Mendoza, who served for thirteen years at the Mesa Police...
  • Mexican Troops ‘Going Rogue’ Across U.S. Border; Attacking Americans (Video)

    05/02/2014 7:55:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-02-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Last month, we reported on an incursion by Mexican troops in Arizona, who held U.S. agents at gunpoint before being allowed to retreat back into Mexico. Many experts believe that elements of the Mexican army are openly assisting the drug cartels along their smuggling routes into the U.S. Now comes a new shocking report of dozens of invasions across the border by Mexican troops, who have shot Americans and even landed helicopters on ranchers' land and held them at gunpoint. WATCH:
  • AZ:Governor Brewer Signs Bill Preventing NFA "vetos" by Local Law Enforcement

    04/29/2014 9:00:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Use of Silencers is encouraged in Europe Photo Courtesy Gun World As part of the antiquated and constitutionally questionable National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA), heads of local law enforcement were required to sign off on the acquisition of tax stamps required to own gun mufflers, short barreled rifles or shotguns, and fully automatic firearms, that were transferred across state lines. With the Supreme Court firmly in "progressive" hands, the law quickly morphed into a federal requirement that a $200 tax stamp had to be paid, along with requirements for fingerprints and registration for any of the restricted items,...
  • AZ: Governor Brewer Vetos Weapons Definition Reform

    04/28/2014 7:51:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    I thought Governor Brewer would sign SB 1366.   It seemed a non controversial reform that deconflicted two definitions of what is a firearm under Arizona law, making it clear that air guns are not firearms. Here is the story from an AZCDL alert:  Don’t be caught with an air rifle! There are conflicting definitions of a firearm in Arizona statutes. One, ARS 13-105, uses the “action of an expanding gas” to define a firearm. This definition includes air-operated rifles and pistols. Meanwhile, ARS 13-3101 uses the “action of an explosive” to define a firearm. What makes the conflicting definitions...
  • AZ: Governor Brewer Bucks Trend; Vetoes Third Gun Reform This Week

    04/27/2014 3:04:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Brewer has been considered a friend of second amendment supporters.   When she was under threat of reelection, she signed constitutional carry into law.  Under her watch, Arizona has taken the lead as the most advanced state in the union when scored on restoring second amendment rights. Other states are striving to catch up.  Kansas passed a bill to make sure that public buildings would only ban people carrying guns if they effectively did so for legally armed citizens and criminals alike.  Indiana passed a law ending their "roaming school zones", where legally armed citizens could be turned into...
  • AZ: Legislature Sends Reform of Firearms Definition to Governor

    04/24/2014 10:07:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 22 April, the Arizona legislature passed SB 1366, a reform of the definition of what is a firearm in Arizona law.  The legislation now goes to Governor Brewer, who has 5 working days to veto it, sign it, or allow it to become law.  The fate of the bill was uncertain until the last minute.   The bills supporters were able to use parliamentary maneuvering to bring the bill up for a vote, where it passed easily. Arizona has long suffered under two potentially contradictory definitions of what is a firearm under the law.   I taught these two definitions...
  • AZ:Governor Brewer Vetos Gun Law Reforms

    04/23/2014 9:19:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jan Brewer vetoed gun law reforms that would have held local governments accountable.   HB 2517 would have put teeth into the state's preemption law, with penalties for government officials that prosecuted people  for violating illegitimate local ordinances.   Florida passed a similar bill in 2011 after scofflaw governments routinely persecuted citizens who exercised their second amendment rights.  Pennsylvania and Ohio are considering similar measures. HB 2339 would have ensured that local governments who wished to prevent people from carrying weapons in public buildings would have to do more than depend on those who would obey signs directing them to...
  • AZ: Citizen Disarmament Advocates Lobby to Maintain Disarmed Victim Zones

    04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
      In Arizona, a few women and children lobbied Governor Brewer to veto legislation designed to help keep people safe in the state.   John Lott, one of the foremost researchers on the effects of legislation restricting access to defense options, has noted that the vast majority of public mass shootings occur in gun free zones.  From a nationalreview.com interview: Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has...
  • AZ: Zoning Overreach Results in Legislative Protection of Private Shooting Rights

    04/20/2014 6:23:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Last year, a landowner in rural Yavapai County, Arizona, was finally vindicated in a hearing after a prolonged legal battle with local zoning officials.  The case involved local officials who claimed that they had the power to shut down shooting on private land, because shooting was not an "approved use" in the zoning code.  The closest complaining neighbor was  miles distant from the property.  A common practice in "model" zoning codes is to invert the ordinary structure of American law, claiming that everything that is not allowed is prohibited, instead of the long recognized construct of everything that is...
  • AZ:Governor Brewer Signs Concealed Carry Permit Reform

    04/18/2014 2:25:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed HB 2103 yesterday, the 17th of April, 2014.  The bill reforms concealed carry permit qualifications in the state, allowing people with military service to obtain a permit at 19 years of age.  From trendtrack.com: E. The department of public safety shall issue a permit to an applicant who meets all of the following conditions: 1. Is a resident of this state or a United States citizen. 2.  Is twenty‑one years of age or older or is at least nineteen years of age and provides evidence of current military service or proof of honorable discharge or...
  • AZ: Poll Favors Reforming Gun Laws

    04/17/2014 5:21:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A story in the Arizona Daily Star about an anti-second amendment group included a poll on whether gun laws needed to be stronger, changed a little, kept the same, or reduced.  From the Star: Do you think we need more laws placing restrictions on guns? Yes. We need much stronger laws. Yes, but only a few common-sense changes. No. The laws are OK the way they are. No. We have too many laws, and most of them should be eliminated. What is interesting about this poll is the last choice.   It is almost never given on these old...
  • Undocumented immigrant asks to be released from jail for medical procedure

    04/15/2014 1:31:41 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    FOX 10 News/KSAZ ^ | Apr 11, 2014 /Apr 12, 2014 | Jessica Flores
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Ruth Alvarez says breast cancer has been her personal prison; she is now facing the disease behind bars. Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies arrested Alvarez-- an undocumented immigrant-- in early April for working with a false identification. She says her arrest comes just a few weeks away from her planned mastectomy scheduled for April 23rd. Alvarez is asking to be release so she can undergo the surgery with her family by her side. "To go through breast cancer is already hard, it's so hard to go through treatments seeing how your whole body, your whole life kinda change,"...
  • N4T Investigators: Undocumented immigrants arrested inside Catholic church

    04/09/2014 11:54:41 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    kVOA ^ | APRIL 9,2014 | Tom McNamara and Paul Birmingham
    Are there places that should be off-limits to law enforcement? It's a question that some are raising in the wake of a recent incident in Pima county. The incident happened on March 23, in the community of Ajo, about 130 miles southwest of Tucson. The News 4 Tucson Investigators received a number of emails from people concerned that Sheriff's deputies and the Border Patrol stepped over a sacred line. According to a Pima County Sheriff's Department incident report obtained by the News 4 Tucson Investigators, a deputy passing by the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church spotted three Hispanic males on the...
  • Right to Return: Deported After Protest by His Family, Mexican Immigrant to Attempt U.S. Re-entry

    04/01/2014 5:41:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    democracynow.org ^ | APRIL 1, 2014 | democracynow.org
    After being deported to Mexico from his home in Arizona earlier this year, Jaime Valdez joins us to detail his attempt today to re-enter the United States. Valdez says he was deported in retaliation for a hunger strike that his family took part in at the Phoenix offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement to protest U.S. immigration policies. "All my family is in the U.S., so that’s why I’m trying to come back," Valdez says. "We’re going to try to get this message to the president, to stop the deportations and to stop the discrimination and injustice in detention centers."...
  • Two deported men will seek U.S. entry to reunite with their families

    03/30/2014 8:18:00 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    VOXXI ^ | Mar 27, 2014 | Griselda Nevarez
    Two men who were recently deported will attempt to come back to the United States next week to reunite with their loved ones in Arizona. On Tuesday, Jaime Arturo Valdez-Reyes and Ardani Rosales-Lemus, a father of two U.S.-born children, will present themselves at the port of entry in Nogales, Ariz. They will request that their cases be re-opened and that they be granted humanitarian parole.At a press conference held Thursday outside the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office in Phoenix, supporters said both men were deported for organizing within the detention center to stop their deportations. Meanwhile, ICE officials told...
  • Arizona Town Auctions Guns

    03/29/2014 6:33:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    When Arizona passed legislation early last year to stop the irrational destruction of valuable property that had come into the hands of local governments, the state required that firearms turned in to government agencies be sold through normal commercial channels, thus insuring that the guns were taken "off the street". Some local governments had been involved in what amounted to a modern Deodand ritual, where inanimate objects were "punished" by destruction as a way to sacrifice to the gods of political correctness.    Even in medieval times, most deodand objects were sold, with the money going to the Church or...
  • AZ:PCSO: Homeowner shot suspect in Apache Junction

    03/22/2014 2:08:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    abc15.com/news ^ | 18 March, 2014 | Staff
    APACHE JUNCTION, AZ - Authorities say a homeowner in Apache Junction shot a suspect who was trying to kick in his door Monday night. According to Tim Gaffney with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office, the incident occurred around 8:20 p.m. near McKellips Boulevard and Ironwood Drive. The 59-year-old homeowner heard the men at his back door and looked at the family's security camera, Gaffney said. He then saw the men wearing hoods and holding guns. When they started kicking at the door, the homeowner fired a round through the back door, Gaffney said in a news release. Another person in...
  • Arizona, known for US's toughest anti-immigrant law, leaves its past to woo Mexican business

    03/22/2014 8:27:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    theprovince ^ | MARCH 21, 2014 | KATHERINE CORCORAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    MEXICO CITY - Mention Arizona and many Mexicans grimace. It's still widely viewed here as the most anti-Mexico state in the U.S., even if the tough anti-migrant law behind that perception has been largely voided. But Arizona's leaders are logging lots of miles to put a new face on their home state.
  • AZ:Strange Encounter with an Armed? Cyclist

    03/13/2014 1:07:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Pistol and holster rig Author was wearing.  Clothes were as described in story I was out running this morning with my usual rig when I am exercising: a Glock 17 in a Fobus paddle holster.  After experimenting with a number of combinations, this is the one I usually use.  In the last 15 years I have worn out two of the holsters and am working on the third. I was headed south on the right hand sidewalk alongside a moderately busy four lane boulevard.  I was wearing a mostly white t-shirt with a nondescript design on it, and light...
  • John McCain Is Going To Ukraine

    03/12/2014 3:41:00 PM PDT · by Errant · 80 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12 March 2014 | Tyler Durden
    . Three weeks ago, John Kerry came, saw, and launched a blitz-diplomatic campaign which promptly resulted in, well, Russia annexing Crimea. Now it is the turn of that other foreign policy titan, neo-con John McCain, to complete Kerry's job and finally launch the GDP-boosting World War III. He may have the chance to do that as soon as Thursday, when he, along with other senators, is slated to travel to Ukraine to "show support for the government there." Or, said otherwise, to show support for the government that is in power thanks to an illegitimate and deadly coup that took...
  • McCain 'Seriously Considering' Running for Reelection to Senate

    03/12/2014 9:56:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Mar 2014 | William Bigelow
    Undeterred by a recent Public Policy Polling poll that showed he has only a 30% job approval in his native Arizona, Sen. John McCain said on Fox Business’ “Cavuto” that he is considering running for reelection. McCain denied the poll was accurate
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Arizona Family Group: Gov. Brewer’s Veto Marks ‘Sad Day for Arizonans’

    02/28/2014 9:26:08 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 6 replies
    by Bethany Monk Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed legislation Wednesday evening that would have protected people of faith. Proponents of the bill are deeply disappointed — to say the least. Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy — the primary organization behind the bill — said Brewer’s decision marks a sad day for those “who cherish and understand religious liberty.” Passage of SB 1062 would have amended the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). It protects people of faith from laws and state actions that burden the free exercise of religion. Gay activists and news outlets, though, propagandized...
  • Arizona lawmaker accused of racism after racially-charged roast of Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    02/27/2014 7:31:38 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 27 February 2014 | RYAN GORMAN
    ‘Sheriff Joe is the kind of guy that you gotta love, as long as you have papers,’ Kavanaugh can be heard saying on the recording made public by the Southern Poverty Law Center. ‘Going out with Joe is always an adventure,’ he adds as the audience laughs, ‘because usually when we walk into a restaurant, most of the waitstaff and cooks dive out the back window, and when they don't, I never know what the hell's in my food.’ Those jokes and several similar quips have put Arpaio in the uneasy position of defending a man he calls a friend....
  • Brewer Likely to Veto Anti-Gay Measure

    02/25/2014 10:53:24 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 55 replies
    NBCNews.com ^ | 02/25/2014 | Vaughn Hillyard
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is likely to veto the state’s controversial measure that could allow businesses to refuse service to gay and lesbians due to religious beliefs, according to three people close to the governor and familiar with her thinking. One of those is longtime Brewer political adviser Chuck Coughlin, who told NBC News: “It’s been her proclivity in the past to focus on the priorities she wants them [the legislature] to accomplish, and this was clearly not part of her agenda.” “She doesn’t want to take any actions that could jeopardize the economic momentum we’ve seen here in Arizona,”...
  • Border patrol arrests four sex offenders

    02/24/2014 7:21:46 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    northiowatoday ^ | February 24, 2014 | northiowatoday
    TUCSON – Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents arrested four convicted sex offenders during Valentine’s Day weekend. Two of the felons were convicted for crimes against children: aggravated criminal sexual assault of a minor 16 years old, and lewd and lascivious conduct with a child of 14-15. The others were convicted of gross sexual imposition and 3rd degree criminal sexual conduct. Two of the subjects were United States citizens. The others, from Mexico, were previously charged, convicted and removed from the U.S. Last month, however, these criminals were apprehended for illegally re-entering the country or smuggling. The suspects were processed for...
  • Conservative Christians Selectively Apply Biblical Teachings in the Same-Sex Marriage Debate

    02/23/2014 11:31:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 02/22/2014 | Kirsten Powers
    Conservative Christian groups in Arizona cheered the passage Thursday of legislation that would allow individuals and businesses in the state to deny service to same-sex couples due to religious beliefs. All eyes have shifted to Governor Jan Brewer, who must now decide whether to sign the bill. Similar legislation died in Kansas last week, but has also been introduced in Ohio, Mississippi, Idaho, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Oklahoma. The Arizona law seems to apply to services beyond those tied to weddings, but same-sex weddings are the impetus for these bills. Specifically, they are in response to lawsuits against three different...
  • Immigration activists march through downtown Phoenix

    02/23/2014 7:54:35 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 18 replies
    myfoxphoenix ^ | Feb 22, 2014 | Nicole Garcia
    PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Immigration protesters marched through downtown Phoenix as part of the United We Dream campaign. An estimated 300 activists marched down Central Avenue to the Immigration & Customs Enforcement building where they held a rally. Marchers chanted slogans like "stop the deportations now" and "I'm undocumented and un-afraid". Dozens of Phoenix Police Officers blocked traffic for the protesters, ensured marchers stayed on the sidewalk, and ensured everyone was safe. Some marchers had family members locked up in immigration detention centers. They demanded that the President not deport those family members and tear apart families. Young marchers called on...
  • AZ:Words Make a Difference in Description of Arizona Defensive Shooting

    02/18/2014 8:44:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 February, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Kriston Charles Belinte Chee was shot to death at the Chandler Walmart. (Source: Arizona Department of Corrections) AP or the police made an interesting choice of words in describing the shooting that took place in the Chandler Walmart.  The AP story says: PHOENIX (AP) — A man who shot and killed another man inside a suburban Phoenix Walmart opened fire in self-defense, Chandler police said Monday.  According to Chandler police, Kyle Wayne Quadlin, 25, shot Kriston Charles Belinte Chee, 36, following a fight at a service counter Sunday afternoon. If Mr. Quadlin did not start the fight, it would...
  • Tacoma-area man charged with murder in daughter's death

    02/14/2014 9:55:20 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | February 13, 2014 | STACIA GLENN
    Salvador Sanchez-Orozco penned a suicide note before squeezing his 2-year-old daughter to death and wrapping a dog leash around his neck in an attempt to kill himself, court records show. The Tacoma-area man pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Thursday in the death of Daveena Sanchez. Pierce County prosecutors also included a special allegation that the victim was particularly vulnerable, which opens him up to the higher end of the sentencing range. Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered Sanchez-Orozco, 26, jailed in lieu of $2 million bail. He has an immigration hold and is barred from contacting his wife or her family,...
  • Arizona bill calls for restrictions on public school, bathrooms, roads for illegal immigrants

    02/13/2014 2:15:37 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    abc15.com ^ | 02/06/2014 | : Sara Goldenberg
    PHOENIX - A new state bill would make it against the law for an illegal immigrant to use public resources
  • (illegal alien)Man accused in fatal 6th Ave. crash in U.S. illegally, has criminal past

    02/11/2014 8:41:16 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    KVOA ^ | Feb 11,2014 | Nathan O'Neal
    TUCSON - A 28-year-old man accused of driving drunk and killing an 18-year-old man in an accident on the south side has been in the country illegally for years with a checkered criminal history. News 4 Tucson learned that Juan Miguel Hernandez-Rodriguez, who was arrested and booked into the Pima County Jail on Saturday, also had an immigration hold placed on him. Hernandez-Rodriguez faces four felony charges, including 2nd degree murder, after a fiery accident on 6th Avenue near the rodeo grounds. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials confirmed that Hernandez-Rodriguez is a Mexican national and was previously detained at...
  • Feds deny state bids to tighten voter registration

    02/09/2014 7:39:45 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 31 replies
    Administration Propaganda(AP) ^ | 2-9-14 | Roxana Hegeman
    Feds deny requests from 3 states to require proof-of-citizenship on voter registration forms WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The U.S. Election Assistance Commission found Friday that heightened proof-of-citizenship requirements likely would hinder eligible citizens from voting in federal elections, handing down a ruling that denied requests from Kansas, Arizona and Georgia to modify the registration form for their residents. The decision came just hours before a court-imposed deadline in a lawsuit filed in federal court by Kansas and Arizona that seeks to force the commission to modify state-specific requirements for registering to vote in those states. Georgia, which has a similar...
  • Immigration reform delay creates frustration in AZ

    02/09/2014 7:02:08 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KPHO ^ | Feb 07, 2014 | Jason Barry
    HOENIX (CBS5) - Arizona remains front and center in the debate over immigration, but the big news this week came from Washington D.C., when U.S. House Speaker John Boehner cast doubts on whether immigration reform will happen this year. Immigration reform activist Erica Andiola was not surprised. The undocumented immigrant and co-founder of the Dream Action Coalition has been leading the fight for change. "We want to be able to understand the politics, but at the same time it's frustrating," said Andiola. "I know they're still thinking about elections and how it will affect their party, but for us undocumented...
  • Arizona sheriff puts inmates on bread and water for desecrating U.S. flag

    01/25/2014 7:12:14 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 24, 2014 | DAVID SCHWARTZ
    Reuters) - Dozens of inmates in Arizona jails run by a sheriff who has been a controversial figure in the national immigration debate have been put on a diet of bread and water for desecrating U.S. flags that hang in each cell, authorities said on Friday. Maricopa County lawman Joe Arpaio, who has been called "America's toughest sheriff," said 38 inmates were currently getting these meals twice a day as punishment for destroying government property while in custody at six jails. "These inmates have destroyed the American flag that was placed in their cells. Tearing them, writing on them, stepping...
  • CCSO probes Border Patrol shooting death near Portal

    01/21/2014 8:32:08 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    San Pedro Valley News-Sun ^ | January 21, 2014 | Bill Hess
    BISBEE — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the reported shooting death of a suspected illegal immigrant by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas said the incident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday approximately one-half mile east of Highway 80 near Apache.The scene of the incident was about 25 miles north of the border and slightly south of Portal, she said. “Sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded to the scene and located a Hispanic male, possibly in his late 20s, who had been shot,” Capas said Friday. According to initial information that county deputies and investigators gleaned at...
  • AZ:Police ID man killed during home invasion

    01/21/2014 7:55:35 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    kpho.com ^ | 17 January, 2014 | Jose Miguel
    A 77-year-old man who was in the home shot at the suspect with a shotgun about 3:19 a.m., said Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department. The man told police his house had been burglarized the day before, Thompson said. The intruder, William Thomas Mackey, 30, died at the scene, Thompson said. A pickup truck he drove was found in front of the residence, but Thompson said it was not clear if Mackey was involved in the burglary the day before. "I heard some commotion with all the dogs barking," said a woman identified only as Sandi. She said...
  • Judge names monitor to oversee Arizona sheriff in profiling case

    01/18/2014 8:15:45 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 17, 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - A veteran lawman who oversees embattled police departments in Detroit and Oakland was appointed on Friday to monitor the operations of a controversial Arizona sheriff whose deputies had racially profiled Latino drivers. Robert Warshaw, a former police chief in New York and North Carolina, was appointed by a federal judge to enforce a sweeping court order against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, a prominent but divisive figure in the national debate on immigration reform. A federal judge ordered Arpaio in May to stop using race when making law enforcement decisions, in response to a lawsuit that tested...