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  • Mark Napier defeats Chris Nanos (Dupnik's replacement) in race for Pima County (AZ) Sheriff

    11/09/2016 7:35:25 PM PST · by Suz in AZ · 2 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Caitlin Schmidt
    After maintaining a strong lead as election results rolled in, Mark Napier has defeated current Sheriff Chris Nanos, 56 percent to 44 percent. Napier said that his first priority is to do a "cultural reset" in the Sheriff's department to help restore morale. "To the people who have been given a black eye by all the nonsense that’s been going on and the high-level people who felt under-appreciated and often mistreated by the current administration, we’re going to lift them back up," Napier said. Nanos, a Democrat, was appointed to the position by the board of supervisors in July 2015,...
  • Part Four: Three Bizarre Events

    04/05/2013 9:15:38 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 125 replies
    Butterdezillion's Blog ^ | April 5, 2013 | butterdezillion
    Three events that made no sense at the time now make sense. I'll C&P the substance in the first comment so the HTML will (hopefully) transfer.
  • 14 defendants named in Guerena lawsuit

    11/06/2011 6:21:29 PM PST · by TankerKC · 15 replies
    KVOA TV ^ | Nov 1, 2011 | KVOA
    TUCSON - The family of a Tucson man killed by a Pima County SWAT team filed a wrongful death lawsuit. Jose Guereña died May 5th, during a raid at his southwest side home, reportedly after he pointed a rifle at officers. The team fired 71-shots in all, nearly two dozen hit the former marine. Weeks later court documents tied Guereña to a drug trafficking ring; something the family's attorney said isn't true. Originally the Guerena family filed an intent to sue hoping to get a $20-million settlement. That never happened so the official lawsuit was filed by their attorney and...
  • Orlando Jones' Death Threat Against Sarah Palin Shows Double Standard

    10/27/2011 7:57:15 PM PDT · by South40 · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/26/2011 | Mark Whittington
    Orlando Jones, the actor and comedian, is in hot water over a tweet in which he compared former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to Moammar Gadhafi and suggested liberals band together and kill her. Though Jones, under a withering Internet onslaught for the idea, has been pleading he was just kidding and that he has a constitutional right to say he wishes anyone he wants to be killed, the tweet is fraught with irony. Palin was accused of fomenting violence in the wake of the Gabrielle Giffords shooting because of a map her PAC distributed placing the congresswoman's district in cross...
  • Former 7-Up spokesman and actor Orlando Jones claims liberals should kill Palin [ Sheriff Dupnik? ]

    10/25/2011 1:01:13 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 58 replies ^ | Oct 25 2011 | By Meghan Keneally
    A comedian and actor went to Twitter to suggest that the death of Muammar Gaddafi should inspire American liberals to kill Sarah Palin, sparking a virtual fire-storm. That's just what actor and former soda spokesman Orlando Jones did when he turned the death of the Libyan dictator into a call to arms for American liberals to kill the poster woman for the Tea Party movement. 'Libyan Rebels kill Gaddafi, if American liberals want respect the better stop listening to Aretha & kill Sarah Palin(:' Mr Jones tweeted on Friday.
  • Lil Wayne: Tea Party Hates Obama Because He's Black

    09/13/2011 3:55:32 PM PDT · by Melissa 24 · 70 replies
    Rolling Stone Magazine ^ | September 13 2011 | Matthew Perpetua
    Lil Wayne isn't feeling hopeful about any of the candidates in the current Republican Presidential field. In a new interview with Vibe, he offers his take on Tea Party Republicans, and suggests that the Tea Party's disrespect for President Obama has more to do with his race than any of his policies.
  • VIDEO: Liberals Wish Death on Perry, Palin, Bachmann on Twitter

    09/07/2011 9:05:51 AM PDT · by · 10 replies
    <p>Ever since Obama and the left called for 'civility' in political discourse, they have failed miserably at taking their own advice. Just from the past couple of days alone, the violent rhetoric coming from the left has been in high gear.</p>
  • Video Game Allows Players to Slaughter "Tea Party Zombies" Like Sarah Palin and Bill O'Reilly

    09/06/2011 2:35:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 9/6/11 | Stephen Gutowski
    Controversial new game "Tea Party Zombies Must Die" allows players to slaughter Tea Partiers and famous conservatives with a variety of weapons. The graphic, offensive, and violent game was created by StarvingEyes Advergaming but does not have any obvious connection to or advertisement for any other group.
  • VIDEO: Obama Says He Is "Proud" Of Hoffa After Union Leader's Remarks

    09/06/2011 3:09:35 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/5/11 | Barack Hussein Obama MmmMmmMmmm
  • Biden fired up at Ohio rally (Calls opponents 'BARBARIANS')

    09/05/2011 2:58:14 PM PDT · by milwguy · 46 replies
    politico ^ | 09/05/11 | p staff
    Vice President Joe Biden is known for his colorful rhetoric, and he didn’t disappoint a Labor Day crowd in Cincinnati. Noting Ohio labor members’ fight to overturn a new state law that clamps down on the organizing rights of public employees, Biden said of the stakes: “This is a different kind of fight. This is a fight for the heart and soul of the labor movement. This is a fight for the existence of organized labor. You are the only ones who can stop the barbarians at the gate! That’s why they want you so bad.”
  • Just reported on Fox; Jimmy Hoffa Jr says of Republicans; "Let's take those sons-a-bitches out"

    09/05/2011 10:17:10 AM PDT · by vanilla swirl · 171 replies · 1+ views
    Fox snewz | now | me
    Obama will speak shortly at GM in Detroit about labor. Jimmy Hoffa Jr. in his introductions said about Republicans and/Tea Party; Let's take those sons-a-bitches out" That's all for now......
  • Fox News Reports: Obama Warm Up Act Hoffa Says of Tea Party "Let's Take these SOBs Out!"

    09/05/2011 10:20:43 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 319 replies
    Just reported on Fox a Detroit rally for Obama to preview his joke of a jobs bill, Jimmy Hoffa Jr. warming up the crowd said of the GOP and the Tea Party "Let's take these sons of b-tches out!" This is a clear incitement to violence which Obama must condemn at once. If he does not, then he is a rank hypocrite accusing conservatives of incivility and incitment as part of his attempt to politicize the Gabby Giffords shooting. This is a MUCH MORE CLEAR CALL FOR VIOLENCE than anything they can pin on anyone in the Tea Party,...
  • Biden At AFL-CIO Rally: "You Are The Only Folks Keeping The Barbarians From the Gates"

    09/05/2011 2:15:39 PM PDT · by DFG · 74 replies · 2+ views ^ | 09/05/11 | HotAirPundit
    The opposition is called "son of a bitches" at one Labor rally and "barbarians" at another rally. Here's an angry Joe Biden at the AFL-CIO rally in Cincinnati just a short time ago.
  • Family of Marine Killed in Arizona SWAT Raid Sues Pima County for $20 Million

    08/18/2011 8:25:56 AM PDT · by Immerito · 266 replies ^ | August 17, 2011 | E. D. Kain
    Jose Guerena was killed by a Pima County SWAT team back in May. His wife, Vanessa, and 4-year-old son were in the home at the time but were fortunately unharmed when police fired dozens of bullets into the home. Guerena himself did not fire on police, but police reported he was holding a rifle when they broke the door down. Follow-up investigations have shown that Guerena was related to people likely involved in criminal activity, but Guerena himself appears to have been on the sidelines. Now Vanessa Guerena is filing suit against Pima County to the tune of $20 million...
  • Attorney Representing Vanessa Guerena Files $20 Million Dollar Claim in Tucson

    08/12/2011 11:58:58 PM PDT · by chulaivn66 · 24 replies
    KOLD TV 13 TUCSON, AZ ^ | 08/12/2011 | chulaivn66
    The attorney representing Vanessa Guerena filed a twenty-million dollar lawsuit today naming all of the agencies whose members participated in the SWAT raid, Pima County and the several agencies employing them and Sheriff Clarence Dupnik. See the filing PDF link at KOLD.COM for the listing of names and agencies involved in the filing. Chris Scileppi, the attorney called the raid needless and in a report shown on KOLD TV channel 13 Tucson, a tape ran showing Mrs. Guerena at the door of the home, approached by SWAT members and dragged from the doorway across the gravel front yard after tripping...
  • No arrests 3 months after killing by SWAT

    08/05/2011 10:16:16 AM PDT · by petitfour · 19 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 8/5/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    No arrests have been made in the three months since Jose Guerena was killed by a SWAT team during a raid of his home that officials said was part of a complex drug-trafficking investigation involving numerous people. Stolen cars, drugs, cash and weapons were found in another one of the four houses raided that May 5 morning, but Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said no one has been arrested because an ongoing homicide investigation tied to this case is "much bigger." "We could go out and make some arrests today, and we could've made some arrests some time ago, but we have...
  • Tucson Newspaper Political Cartoonist Fantasized About Obama Sending SEALs to Assassinate Tea

    08/01/2011 9:24:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/1/11 | Ken Shepherd
    Today Tucson congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) cast her first vote since she was critically injured in a January shooting. You'll recall that in the weeks that followed, the media bemoaned the incivility -- supposedly predominantly conservative in nature -- of the political debate which had allegedly created a climate of hate. But there appears to to be no firestorm over how, just last week, Arizona Daily Star cartoonist David Fitzsimmons fantasized about President Obama sending a SEAL team to assassinate Tea Party-friendly House Republicans.
  • Stolen assault rifle found in home of ex-Marine killed by SWAT

    06/23/2011 8:58:10 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 114 replies ^ | 23 June 2011 | Mindy Blake
    Tucson Police confirm that a weapon they found in Jose Guerena's home had been stolen in 2008. SWAT officers killed Guerena in his southwest side home last month when they went to serve a search warrant. Investigators say Guerena pointed an assault rifle at officers when they went in the house.
  • Stern writer threatened after Weiner outburst

    06/20/2011 1:25:56 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 47 replies
    MSNBC ^ | June 20, 2011 | Marianne Garvey
    Howard Stern writer Benjy Bronk certainly caused chaos during Anthony Weiner's public farewell address. But he definitely didn't deserve the violent threat aimed at him following the outburst. So what happened? After Bronk interrupted Weiner's speech with a barrage of questions — "Will you maintain your hot physique and smooth sexy chest?" — he was escorted out by police, who, Bronk revealed, actually laughed while hauling him out because they were huge fans of the Stern show. While outside, Bronk was surrounded by different media outlets who wanted to find out where he was from and why he was shouting...
  • Agents worried ATF program connected to Loughner gun

    06/16/2011 7:23:11 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 15, 2011 | Jordy Yager
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Federal agents were worried that the gun used to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) in the head could have been part of the controversial “Fast and Furious” gun-tracking operation. They learned eventually that it had not, sources said. The “Fast and Furious” operation was a program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) that authorized and monitored the sale of weapons to known and suspected straw purchasers for Mexican drug cartels with the stated goal of exposing and dismantling gun trafficking routes. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) held...
  • Probe clears 5 SWAT-raid officers

    06/14/2011 6:32:12 PM PDT · by freedomwarrior998 · 285 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 6-14-2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The five SWAT officers who shot and killed 26-year-old Jose Guerena while serving a search warrant May 5 have been cleared of any wrongdoing. The Pima County Regional SWAT team members -from four law enforcement agencies in the county - were justified in using deadly force against Guerena, according to an investigation by the Pima County Attorney's Office.
  • Former Marine killed by SWAT was acting in defense, family says

    05/11/2011 4:48:15 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 141 replies · 1+ views ^ | May 11, 2011 | Joel Waldman
    Jose Guerena, 26, was killed when a SWAT team came to his house to serve a search warrant Guerena's wife, Vanessa, said the SWAT team did not identify themselves Thinking it was a home invasion, Guerena got his rifle Now, Pima County Sheriff's officials are refuting original claims that Guerena fired at the SWAT members. In fact, they confirmed his safety was still on when his gun was recovered. Also, officials said that reports that some SWAT officers' shields were riddled with bullets are also untrue. SWAT gunned Jose down with 71 rounds fired in just about seven seconds; officials...
  • ESPN's Kenny Mayne: 'Almost rammed car with Palin bumper sticker. With intent.' (Twitter)

    06/11/2011 5:24:25 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 122 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/11/11 | Kenny Mayne
    almost rammed car with palin bumper sticker. with intent.. held up..coulda been kids in car.
  • Picture Gallery: Guerena SWAT raid shooting scene photos

    06/08/2011 1:02:48 PM PDT · by petitfour · 20 replies
    KGUN9 ^ | 6/8/2011 | Forrest Carr
    KGUN9 News viewers have been requesting more information about the scene of the May 5 SWAT shooting that killed former U.S. Marine Jose Guerena. Some have asked whether any drawings exist to show what happened in the house where the raid took place. Investigators have not released any drawings, but crime scene photographs issued late last week do give an idea of what happened. The picture gallery above provides highlights from more than a thousand photos that investigators have released to the media so far. According to the raid video and to testimony contained in various documents made public so...
  • Comic Chris Titus hints at assassinating Palin 'if she gets elected president'

    06/07/2011 1:24:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Sometimes there is a line that is crossed between what appropriate for comedy and what’s likely off limits. But did comic Christopher Titus cross that line? In an appearance on Monday’s “The Adam Carolla Show” podcast, Titus may have waded into that territory. In responding to a question about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” in which Palin defended her interpretation of what happened during Paul Revere’s pre-Revolutionary War famous ride, Titus launched into a description of what he would do if Palin were elected. “You know what man?” Titus said. “I am going to literally...
  • Fatal SWAT raid: just-released autopsy details Guerena's wounds

    06/06/2011 2:10:29 PM PDT · by petitfour · 76 replies
    KGUN9 ^ | 6/6/2011 | Forrest Carr
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - The Pima County Medical Examiner has released the official autopsy report on the death of Jose Guerena, the 26-year-old former U.S. Marine who was shot to death in a SWAT raid on May 5. The report confirms what a spokesman previously said to KGUN9 News by phone, that Guerena's body had 22 bullet entrance wounds. The report also shows that Guerena had many exit wounds as well. There were no drugs in his system. The autopsy lists the manner of death as "homicide" caused by "multiple gunshot wounds." In the case of a Medical Examiner's report, this...
  • Autopsy reports released in deadly Tucson SWAT shooting

    06/06/2011 2:03:15 PM PDT · by petitfour · 34 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 6/6/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The 26-year-old man shot and killed by a SWAT team during a raid last month was struck 22 times and a toxicology exam showed there were no traces of drugs in his blood at the time of death, according to an autopsy report released Monday. SWAT officers fired 71 rounds at Jose Guerena from the doorway of his home while serving a search warrant the morning of May 5, officials from Pima County Sheriff’s Department have said. Less than a third of those shots hit Guerena, leaving some 49 rounds passing through walls and some hitting nearby homes, according to...
  • Pima deputies charged with theft of drug money

    06/06/2011 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Mr.Unique · 35 replies
    KOLD 13 ^ | June 3, 2011 | Brian White
    TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - Unsealed court records allege that two former Pima County Sheriffs deputies worked together to pull over known drug traffickers to steal their money. In the "superseding indictment" that was unsealed Thursday, prosecutors allege that then-Deputies Miguel Arvizu and Francisco Jimenez arranged to also provide "security" while others stole drugs and money from a storage facility in Green Valley. Arvizu was a deputy for nearly seven years, from June 8, 2003, to when he resigned April 28, 2010. Jimenez was hired June 23, 2006, and resigned March 17, 2011. The charges paint a picture of two allegedly...
  • SWAT: We said, 'Open up' at least twice

    06/04/2011 11:23:17 AM PDT · by petitfour · 151 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 6/4/2011 | Jamar Younger
    The SWAT officers who shot and killed a man while serving a search warrant last month gave at least two commands for someone to open the door before knocking it open, according to documents released Friday. The officers told investigators that, upon opening the door, they saw a man appear in the hallway holding a rifle before they saw what they thought were muzzle flashes from his gun. It was later determined Jose Guerena's rifle was on safety and he didn't fire at the officers. The Pima County Sheriff's Department released hundreds of evidence photos and transcribed interviews with the...
  • Records: Guerena's brother was center of drug-trafficking probe

    06/03/2011 8:06:45 AM PDT · by petitfour · 81 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 6/3/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The older brother of the man shot and killed during a SWAT raid last month was the primary focus of a long-term drug-trafficking investigation, records released Thursday show. Jose Guerena and an assortment of relatives and acquaintances are mentioned in a report that chronicles a probe that stretched over two years of a suspected drug-trafficking ring in which several people appeared to have no source of income - except for monthly welfare checks several people named in the reports received - to account for their expensive cars and properties, the records released under a court order indicate. The Pima County...
  • Should PCSD reconsider their policy in deciding whether to use a SWAT team when executing <snip>?

    06/02/2011 3:30:21 PM PDT · by AZ .44 MAG · 22 replies · 1+ views
    KGUN 9 TV ^ | 6-2-2011 | KGUN 9 TV
    Poll asks if Pima County Sheriff's Department should reconsider using SWAT team to execute search warrants.
  • SWAT raid draws criticism of Sheriff Dupnik

    06/01/2011 9:35:19 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 22 replies
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – The raid on former Marine Jose Guerena's home has garnered national and international attention, raising numerous questions about excessive force and proper SWAT protocol, with Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik at the center on an increasingly heated and political debate. The Pima County Sheriff's Department released limited information on the debate, including yielding hundreds of documents, granting an interview with a lieutenant and raw video on the raid. Meanwhile, Dupnik has refused interviews, citing the need to maintain the integrity of the investigation. However, the raw video has not quelled the debate over the SWAT raid or...
  • Palin‘s Bus Defaced With ’Media Whore’ Sign

    06/01/2011 4:48:05 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 138 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/01/2011 | Billy Hallowell
    Someone posted an unfriendly sign on Sarah Palin’s tour bus earlier today. The villain’s message, pasted directly over the words, “We the People” on a picture of the Constitution, read, “I, The Media Whore.” Gawker has more: [the sign] was sacrilegiously placed over a monster image of the preamble to the United States Constitution for nearly 15 minutes. The bus was parked outside Fox News headquarters.
  • Dupnik: Raid stemmed from 20-mo. probe

    06/01/2011 1:06:37 AM PDT · by petitfour · 76 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 6/1/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    The man killed in a SWAT team raid last month had been under investigation by the Pima County Sheriff's Department for 20 months as part of a major drug and homicide investigation, Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said Tuesday during an editorial meeting with the Star. But details of the investigation into Jose Guerena's activities won't be released because an informant for the Sheriff's Department could be in danger, Dupnik said. "There's a chance that our informant is going to get killed," he said. Guerena was killed when SWAT officers fired 71 rounds from the front door of his home in the...
  • Group protests SWAT death of Tucson Marine (AZ)

    05/31/2011 6:10:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies ^ | 30 May, 2011 | Associated Press and Jared Dillingham
    TUCSON, Ariz. – The death of a former Marine near Tucson continues to stir controversy. A group spent this Memorial Day protesting the SWAT raid which led to his death. Investigation documents reveal officers seized guns, banking documents and other items from the home but did not find drugs or cash.
  • Death of Jose Guereña Blamed on “Right Wing Talk Radio”

    05/28/2011 1:34:06 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Earlier this month a SWAT team burst into the home of Jose Guereña. Awaken by his wife’s screams that armed men were breaking into the house, Guereña grabbed his rifle to defend his family. The SWAT team shot him 60 times. As Guereña lay bleeding, they blocked paramedics from tending to his wounds. An hour later he died. Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik blamed the “baleful influence of right wing talk radio” for the death. “If it weren’t for the repeated assertions by talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh that people have a Constitutional right to keep and bear arms...
  • "What Were You Guys Thinking? Why Did You Kill Him?"

    05/27/2011 11:20:50 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 53 replies
    Pro Libertate ^ | 05/27/2011 | William N. Grigg
    "Why, why did you kill him?" a traumatized Vanessa Guerena begged to know as she was interrogated in a makeshift "command center" by detectives from the same Sheriff's Office that had just slaughtered her husband Jose. Her questioners, eager to exploit her trauma to extract information, initially refused to give her a straightforward answer. Jose, who had finished a graveyard shift at the Asarco copper mine, was sleeping when a SWAT team from the Pima County Sheriff's Office laid siege to his home on the morning of May 5. Vanessa was doing laundry, and the couple's four-year-old son Joel was...
  • Statement of Vanessa Guerena (wife of Marine killed by AZ SWAT.)

    05/27/2011 8:42:35 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 28 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | May 27, 2011 | Fernanda Echavarri
    Victim's wife statemeet right after AZ SWAT kills her husband. Part 2 at:
  • AZ Police Under Scrutiny After Opening Fire on and Killing Marine (admit nothing illegal in home)

    05/27/2011 3:03:59 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 107 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/27/2011 | Fox News
    A Marine who was fatally shot in his Arizona home earlier this month reportedly never fired upon the SWAT team that fired at him 70 times. Jose Guerena, a 26-year-old father of two and veteran of the Iraq war, died on May 5 in his home near Tucson, Ariz., during an anti-drug police raid. Authorities initially reported that they thought Guerena fired upon them, but an investigation revealed that no shots were fired, ABC News reports. The SWAT team descended upon Guerena's home thinking it was one of four houses associated with a drug smuggling operation. But nothing illegal was...
  • Soros-Funded ThinkProgress Libs Call For Lynching Allen West And His Family…

    05/26/2011 9:28:34 PM PDT · by Snuph · 31 replies ^ | 05/26/2011 | Zip
    In one of their endless threads twisting Congressman West’s words and smearing his heroic military record (3 combat tours of duty), we have this especially vicious comment: Continued at :
  • "View" Gals Okay With Schultz Using Slut; Walters Jokes Behar "Has Called Me A Slut"

    05/26/2011 7:24:45 PM PDT · by flowerplough · 58 replies
    RCP ^ | 26 May
    The heavy-hitters on "The View," Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar were all okay with MSNBC's Ed Schultz using the word "slut." In fact, right after Whoopi introduced the segment, the 81-year-old Walters joked about using the word: "I would like to say that Joy Behar on this program has called me a slut." Behar explained why she is okay with the word being used and how she, her colleagues and female friends use the term 'slut' very loosely. Whoopi Goldberg, who educated us on the difference between 'rape' and 'rape-rape,' is absolutely okay with a man referring to...
  • ABC's The View Makes Light of Ed Schultz's 'Slut' Reference for Laura Ingraham

    05/26/2011 12:28:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 5/26/11
    Instead of focusing on the vileness of Ed Schultz twice calling conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham a "slut" on his radio show, ABC's The View co-hosts gabbed back and forth Thursday about co-host Joy Behar's catty use of the term for her colleagues. Behar apparently calls her colleagues sluts on the ABC daytime show, and so the co-hosts chatted about the nature of her "insults" and compared them with Schultz's use of the term. The liberal talk show host and MSNBC anchor escaped their wrath for the most part, since they focused most of two minutes on Joy Behar...
  • Ariz. shooting spree suspect incompetent for trial

    05/25/2011 12:47:16 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    ap/yahoo ^ | 5/25/11 | JACQUES BILLEAUD,
    PHOENIX – A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage that wounded U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is mentally incompetent to stand trial, putting the criminal case against him on hold indefinitely. The decision by U.S. District Judge Larry Burns means Jared Lee Loughner, 21, will be sent to a federal facility for up to four months in a bid to restore his competency. Loughner, dressed in a khaki prison suit and sporting bushy, reddish sideburns, was removed from the hearing after an outburst and had to watch part of the proceeding on a TV screen...
  • Seventy-One Shots: The Death of Jose Guereña

    05/25/2011 10:50:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 25, 2011 | Bob Owens
    Jose Guereña survived two tours in Iraq, but he couldn't survive his own government. Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik infamously railed in January of this year that Arizona is a “Mecca for prejudice and bigotry.”One must wonder if the “prejudice and bigotry” he considers endemic to Arizona is to blame for the death of U.S. Marine veteran Jose Guereña, killed when Dupnik’s deputies gunned him down in his home. They fired 71 shots. They hit him 60 times. And then, as if this wasn’t enough, Dupnik’s deputies blocked paramedics for an hour and 14 minutes from approaching the scene, denying...
  • Jared Loughner found mentally unfit for trial

    05/25/2011 9:12:45 AM PDT · by Keith in Iowa · 101 replies
    CBS News ^ | 5/25/11 | Staff
  • Criminal home invaders pretending to be cops, or the real thing? Does it matter?

    05/25/2011 4:51:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 May, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann
    The slaughter in Tucson earlier this month of Marine veteran Jose Guerena, shot down by Tucson SWAT officers, should lead to some long, hard looks at the militarization of law enforcement, no-knock raids, and the "War on Drugs" in general. From the Arizona Daily Star: Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine, was sleeping after the graveyard shift at Asarco Mission mine about 9:30 a.m. when his wife woke him saying she heard noises outside and a man was at their window. Guerena told his wife to hide in a closet with their 4-year-old son, his wife has said. He grabbed...
  • Jose Guerena Evidence: Don't Buy Your Kids the Jesús Malverde Bobblehead (AZ SWAT killing)

    05/24/2011 11:46:32 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 11 replies
    Reason hit and run ^ | 05/22/11 | Tim Cavenaugh
    ...Reconciling O’Connor’s claims with Storie’s suggests the only item potentially linking the Marine veteran to a drug conspiracy was the picture of Jesús Malverde. Jesús Malverde, a probably mythical Robin Hood figure who is said to have died at the hands of Porfirio Diaz’s dictatorship in 1909, is the subject of a cult centered in Sinaloa, Mexico. Malverde tchotchkes can be found throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. With judicious use of Our Fathers and Hail Marys, the official prayer to the non-church-approved Malverde is said to be effective for immigrants and people who have been ripped off.
  • Death Squad Damage Control in Tucson

    05/24/2011 12:38:09 AM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 46 replies
    Pro Libertate ^ | 05/23/2011 | William N. Grigg Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized. The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution (emphasis added) The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land…. No person shall be disturbed in his private affairs, or his home invaded, without authority of law. Sections 3 and 8 of the “Declaration of Rights” from the Arizona State Constitution’s “Declaration of Rights” People seeking to defend the manifestly indefensible often sabotage themselves by disclosing critical details...
  • Guerena family attorney responds to SWAT lawyer (Wants Pima Sheriff Dupnik to release reports)

    05/21/2011 3:46:06 PM PDT · by Qbert · 83 replies · 1+ views
    KGUN9-TV (ABC) ^ | 5/19/2011 | Craig Smith, Layla Tang
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Guerena family attorney Christopher Scileppi said he's working with a dead Marine's honor, and a family's grief.  He wants to see proof to back up attorney Mike Storie's account of the SWAT raid that left Jose Guerena dead. Storie held a news conference Thursday and released several new details about the May 5 raid at the Guerena house that have been kept private until now.  He detailed why SWAT was serving a search warrant and what they found, and gave a reason for why paramedics waiting at the scene were not allowed inside the house to treat...
  • Tucson SWAT Team Defends Shooting Iraq Vet 60 Times

    05/20/2011 5:55:31 PM PDT · by Graneros · 99 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | May 20, 2011 | ELLEN TUMPOSKY
    A Tucson, Ariz., SWAT team defends shooting an Iraq War veteran 60 times during a drug raid, although it declines to say whether it found any drugs in the house and has had to retract its claim that the veteran shot first. And the Pima County sheriff scolded the media for "questioning the legality" of the shooting. Jose Guerena, 26, died the morning of May 5. He was asleep in his Tucson home after working a night shift at the Asarco copper mine when his wife, Vanessa, saw the armed SWAT team outside her youngest son's bedroom window. "She saw...