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  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 2:49:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Jun 2016
    An anti-Trump protester in Arizona held up a “Make America Mexico Again” sign as anti-Trump agitators demonstrated ahead of Trump’s Saturday visit to the Grand Canyon State.
  • Pima County bans texting while driving

    06/18/2016 6:41:20 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    Motorists in Pima County will have to wait to respond to that text message after a ban on texting while driving went into effect this week, giving law enforcement another tool to curb what one Sierra Vista police commander called the most prevalent of the many distractions within a vehicle these days. For years, texting while driving has been one of the most common forms of driver distraction, said Cmdr. Lawrence Boutte of the Sierra Vista Police Department. “We’ve not done any official studies, but every last one of us knows that it takes attention from the road and is...
  • Orlando Killer Worked For Company Transporting Illegal Immigrants Inside US; Was Interviewed By FBI

    06/12/2016 1:58:56 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 137 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | June 12, 2016
    In a surprising discovery, the Palm Beach Post first reported that according to state records, Orlando shooter Omar Mateen - who as we reported earlier was licensed as a security guard and also holds a firearms license - was employed by the US subsidiary of G4S plc, a British multinational security services company, whose US-headquarters are located in Jupiter, Fla, and which also happens to be the world's largest security company by revenue. ... But where it gets more disturbing is that as Judicial Watch reported several days ago, in a post titled, "DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads Of Illegal...
  • Sportscaster Paul Cicala Blames Female Trump Supporter's Dress For Abuse(Shortened)

    06/03/2016 9:29:53 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 3, 2016 | Dan Riehl
    Tuscon sportscaster Paul Cicala deleted his Twitter account after receiving blowback on social media on Thursday night for his tweets suggesting that a supporter of Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump who was assaulted by protesters provoked the attack by pointing “to her Trump shirt.” Cicala’s tweets were in response to the images and video tweeted by NBC’s Jacob Rascon showing a Trump supporter being assault after Thursday’s rally in San Jose, California.
  • Sister of former Supreme Court Justice O'Connor killed in Arizona car crash

    05/08/2016 7:12:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 8, 2016
    The sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor was killed in a car accident Saturday in Arizona. Pima County sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Inglett said Ann Day, 77, suffered fatal injuries after her vehicle was struck by two other cars near Tucson. Day was a former Arizona Republican state senator and Pima County supervisor. Day was driving eastbound on Ina Road around 7:40 a.m. when an oncoming car crossed the median. Day’s vehicle was struck head-on, Inglett said. A truck traveling behind Day then rear-ended her. She was alone in the vehicle. Paramedics transported Day to the hospital, where...
  • Arizona restaurant owner faces backlash after appearing onstage with Donald Trump

    03/27/2016 3:15:25 AM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Gregory Krieg,
    Donald Trump scored a 22-point victory in the Arizona Republican primary on Tuesday, but even as the billionaire's campaign turns its attention to upcoming contests, a political proxy battle has erupted here, about 90 minutes north of the border with Mexico. The unlikely arena is a small restaurant a few miles outside Tucson, in the shadow of the dusty Catalina Mountains, called "Sammy's Mexican Grill."
  • Trump thanks Latina supporter; now mounting backlash threatens her business

    03/22/2016 6:57:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    kgun9.com ^ | 3/21/2016 | Megan Thompson
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - It has been two days since she took center stage, next to the GOP front runner Donald Trump in Tucson. Ever since she showed her support for the billionaire, she has been harassed at her business. Before thousands of eyes were on her Saturday afternoon, Trump spotted not her, but her sign which read "Latinas support D. Trump." While KGUN9 was inside Sammy's Mexican Grill, the phone rang several dozen times, many calling Betty Rivas and her family racists, vulgar names and threatening their business. Betty Rivas and her husband Jorge own the restaurant in Catalina, and...
  • Trump thanks Latina supporter; now mounting backlash threatens her business

    03/22/2016 3:24:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    KGUN-TV ^ | 3/21/16 | Megan Thompson
    It has been two days since she took center stage, next to the GOP front runner Donald Trump in Tucson. Ever since she showed her support for the billionaire, she has been harassed at her business. ....While KGUN9 was inside Sammy's Mexican Grill, the phone rang several dozen times, many calling Betty Rivas and her family racists, vulgar names and threatening their business. .... Rivas told KGUN9, she's shocked at all the controversy this sign has created because - she took a similiar sign to the Bernie Sanders rally in Tucson. That's right - she has not even decided who...
  • TEENAGER'S EYE-WITNESS ACCOUNT OF CHAOTIC TRUMP RALLY IN TUCSON

    03/22/2016 12:44:26 AM PDT · by catlover98 · 64 replies
    I know this is a vanity post but as I was at the Trump rally Saturday in Tucson I felt as if I had to write something. When I am angered I like to write out my thoughts and share them. And this time I felt like I HAD to do it, just like Trump said that he didn't want to run for president, he felt like he HAD to. And I thought you all deserved to know the truth, because all the news stations definitely are keeping it far from you. So this is my personal experience as a...
  • VIDEO: BLACK COP Shocked by ‘Evil’ Behavior of Trump Protesters; Praises Restraint

    03/21/2016 9:20:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 3-20-2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Full title - "VIDEO: BLACK COP Shocked by ‘Evil’ Behavior of Trump Protesters; Praises Restraint of Trump, Tucson Supporters" Tucson police officer Brandon Tatum attended Saturday’s Donald Trump rally in Tucson on Saturday as a curious civilian. What he witnessed shocked his conscience so much he recorded a video to describe his experience as a Black man at a Trump rally. Tatum described violent protesters tackling Trump supporters, getting in Trump supporter’s faces, loudly yelling ‘Black lives matter!’ and swearing such that parents had to shield their children from the protesters. He also said the Trump supporters were not racist...
  • Police Officer Brandon Tatum Talks About His Experience At the Trump Rally in Tucson (VIDEO)

    03/20/2016 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/20/2016
    Brandon Tatum My experience at Donald Trump's rally in Tucson, AZ. brandon tatum speaks of his experience at a trump rally.
  • Arizona Police Officer: I Felt Safe with Trump Supporters, but Protesters Were Profane, Dangerous

    03/20/2016 3:55:48 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 20,2016
    Brandon Tatum, an officer in the Tucson Police Department, shared a video Saturday night giving his perspective on Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tucson, Arizona — and the disruptive protesters who hurled obscenities at the Republican candidate. Tatum says that as a black man, he did not feel unsafe around Trump’s supporters but was ready to fight protesters in self-defense. He calls them the most hateful, evil people he has ever seen. The demonstrators, who he recalls chanting the phrase “Black lives matter,” used profane language and gestures, leading a mother to cover her child’s ears. One protester, he recounts,...
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Black cop tells the TRUTH about Trump rallies

    03/20/2016 11:51:35 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 73 replies
    You Tube ^ | 3-20-16 | Ricky Vaughn
    Published on Mar 20, 2016 Tucson Police Officer tells the TRUTH about his experience at a Trump rally. https://www.facebook.com/Tatumbug34/v...
  • Donald J. Trump in Tucson, AZ (Sat 3/19)

    03/18/2016 11:33:56 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Event Brite ^ | 3/18/16 | Donald J. Trump for President
    Donald J. Trump in Tucson, AZ (Sat 3/19) Doors open at 11:00 AM WHEN Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 2:00 PM (MST) WHERE Tucson Convention Center - 260 South Church Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Donald Trump will campaign in Tucson Saturday

    03/18/2016 6:51:30 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 3/18/16 | Joe Ferguson
    Donald Trump will hold a rally Saturday at the Tucson Convention Center, city officials said late Thursday. Ticket information isn't yet available for the 2 p.m. event. Trump also plans a Saturday morning rally in Fountain Hills in the Phoenix area.
  • PBS TV series visits Cochise County for upcoming episode

    02/23/2016 7:13:14 AM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Terri Jo Neff
    The host and production crew of the television show “Mineral Explorers” visited several areas of Cochise County last week to film scenes for an upcoming episode of the popular show. “” is an unscripted, reality series of 30-minute episodes that features mineral dealer Thomas Nagin as he educates viewers about minerals, and showcases the cultures of miners, mining history and some myths about the industry. Earlier this month Nagin and his crew explored mining-related sites throughout southern Arizona, starting with the Tucson Gem & Mineral show, the Old Tucson movie set, then they were off to Bisbee and Tombstone.
  • Video shows only known US jaguar roaming Arizona mountains

    02/03/2016 9:04:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2016 11:58 PM EST | Astrid Galvan
    The only known wild jaguar in the United States is seen roaming around a creek and other parts of a mountain range in southern Arizona in the first publicly released video of the giant cat. "El Jefe" -- Spanish for "the boss" -- has been living in the Santa Rita Mountains about 25 miles south of downtown Tucson for over three years, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. El Jefe is about 7 years old and is one of only four or five jaguars that have been spotted in the U.S. in the last 20 years. He's the only...
  • Bill would toss adoption preference for heterosexual couples [Arizona]

    01/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2016 10:09 PM EST | Bob Christie
    Democrats in the Arizona Legislature want a law that requires judges to give preferences to married heterosexual couples in adoption stricken from the books. The legislation introduced in both the Senate and House removes current language giving preferences to a husband and wife over others in adoptions. Backers say the U.S. Supreme Court's decision last year legalizing same-sex marriage bans laws giving preferences to heterosexual couple over gay couples. Sen. Steve Farley, D-Tucson, also said single parents shouldn't be given second-tier status on adoptions so the proposal completely eliminates preferences for married couples. He said single parents are just as...
  • Team Led BY Middle Eastern Woman Caught Surveilling U.S. Facility on Mexican Border

    12/16/2015 12:50:06 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 55 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 12/16/2015 | staff
    A Middle Eastern woman was caught surveilling a U.S. port of entry on the Mexican border holding a sketchbook with Arabic writing and drawings of the facility and its security system, federal law enforcement sources tell Judicial Watch. The woman has been identified as 23-year-old Leila Abdelrazaq, according to a Customs and Border Patrol (CPB) report obtained by JW this week. Abdelrazaq appeared to have two accomplices, a 31-year-old man named Gabriel Schivone and a 28-year-old woman named Leslie Mcafee. CBP agents noticed the trio "observing the facilities" at the Port of Mariposa in Nogales, Arizona on December 2. Schivone...
  • Japanese firm to build US-Mexico gas pipeline

    04/10/2013 5:36:18 AM PDT · by thackney · 19 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 10, 2013 | Associated Press
    Mexico’s president says a Japanese company has been tapped to build a pipeline to import U.S. natural gas through Arizona. President Enrique Pena Nieto is visiting Japan, where he made the announcement about the $460 million project Tuesday. Japan’s Mitsui Corporation will build the pipeline, which will run from Tucson to the Mexican border.
  • Police: Witness follows man who stole beer, kills him

    12/08/2015 2:03:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December. 8, 2015
    TUCSON, Ariz. — A witness who saw a man steal two cases of beer followed him out of a convenience store and shot him to death after the thief charged at him with a log, according to authorities in southern Arizona. Police in Tucson are investigating, and prosecutors will determine whether to charge the shooter, a man who has not been identified, Sgt. Kimberly Bay said.
  • Group patrols AZ border for terrorists

    11/23/2015 7:37:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    KVOA.com ^ | November 23, 2015 | Domenica Fuller
    SASABE, AZ - A group of veterans and concerned citizens, who've been patrolling the border for five years, are now turning their focus on what they believe are new threats to America.
  • Armed Black Man's Post on Traffic Stop Is Internet Smash

    10/30/2015 10:04:36 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    Newser ^ | 10/30/15 | Evann Gastaldo
    'MAYBE IF YOU TREAT POLICE OFFICERS WITH RESPECT, THEY WILL DO THE SAME TO YOU' Steven Hildreth Jr. was "a black man wearing a hoodie and strapped"—he was legally carrying a gun—when stopped by a Tucson police officer for a broken headlight. And yet, he and the officer involved were respectful to one another, and both walked away from the incident unscathed, Hildreth writes in a Facebook post that's been shared more than 250,000 times. In it, Hildreth tells the story of how he informed the officer he was carrying a weapon near his wallet, the officer disarmed him as...
  • OBAMA FREED CRIMINAL ALIEN WHO SET POLICE INFORMANT ON FIRE

    08/19/2015 8:15:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/19/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
      There are lots of DREAMERs out there dreaming terrible dreams. But we can't possibly deport them as they are part of the fabric of their communities. And besides, it would hurt the ability of the police to win the trust of illegal aliens who set police informants on fire. An Arizona lawman blasted the federal government Tuesday over an Immigration and Customs Enforcement policy he said sprang criminal immigrants on the law-abiding public. With the loved ones of crime victims at his side, Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu spotlighted three criminals, including a Russian national who set a...
  • McCain: Senate transportation bill would provide long-term certainty

    08/05/2015 10:10:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Arizona Capitol Times ^ | August 3, 2015 | John McCain
    Few things are as essential to economic growth and development as our nation’s roads. In a state as expansive as Arizona, riders understand the importance of having sound infrastructure, especially when it fails, as it did with the recent bridge collapse on I-10 in California not far from the Arizona border that continues to impact travelers across our state and region. Throughout history, providing for our nation’s infrastructure has been a central priority for both political parties. And, since President Dwight Eisenhower created the Interstate Highway System in 1956, our roads and bridges have served as the backbone to our...
  • Meat of the Matter: Long-predicted water crisis is here

    07/26/2015 8:30:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | July 22, 2015 | Dan Murphy
    It’s not just producers and farmers who are getting hit with rising costs and growing shortages of water. When it comes to H2O, everyone better get prepared to pay more and get less. In its long history, water has never been more precious, more controversial, more expensive or more essential to agriculture and commerce than it is right now. A symbol of purity in cosmetic ads, a stand-in for quality in beer ads, the poster boy for violence and destruction during floods, hurricanes and tsunamis, water is currently so scarce out West that it threatens to decimate the nation’s most...
  • Obama gets mayors to welcome immigrants with open arms

    05/11/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama got four mayors to fully endorse his nationwide program to “build welcoming communities” for millions of “new Americans” and roll out the red carpet. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed — who recently made headlines for terminating his city’s fire chief over a Christian book that described homosexual behavior as sin — signed on late last month to join three other mayors of major American cities: Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Nashville’s Karl Dean. Reed’s message to the millions of refugees and immigrants entering the country: Come to Atlanta. “Reed became the nation’s fourth mayor to...
  • Arizona Police Car RAMS Suspect.. Police Car Hit Suspect Mario Valencia Dash Cam Video

    04/14/2015 4:41:34 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 2015-04-14 | Les Grossman
    Arizona Police RAm Suspect.. Police Hit Suspect Mario Valencia With Car Dash Cam Video Dashcam video shows Arizona cop car ramming armed suspect TUCSON, Ariz. -- Police in Arizona released video from a dashboard camera showing how a police officer used his cruiser to put an end to a crime spree in February, CBS affiliate KOLD-TV in Tucson reported.
  • State Senate panel votes to ban gun laws, punish Tucson

    02/13/2015 6:39:51 AM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services
    PHOENIX — Declaring state law to be above all others, a Senate panel voted Tuesday to both block federal gun laws they believe violate the Second Amendment and punish the city of Tucson for enacting its own restrictions. They also agreed to bar state and local governments from helping any federal agency that collects metadata like phone and email records without a warrant. Any official who cooperated would be forever barred from holding public office. And if that isn’t enough, the same committee declared that county sheriffs are supreme, meaning they can arrest federal officials — including police — who...
  • Scare at Sub Base (Groton CT.)

    03/13/2006 2:49:14 PM PST · by Bottom_Gun · 132 replies · 8,211+ views
    Scare at the Sub Base GROTON -- Police and fire units have set up a perimeter at the Groton Sub Base. Bomb-sniffing dogs have been also called out to the scene. Navy authorities are providing very limited information as to what happened Monday morning. Crystal Lake Avenue and the military highway road along the river have been blocked off by local police. This provides access to Gate #1 where the incident involving a truck took place. A spokesperson for the sub base tells Eyewitness news that at 6:30 a.m. Monday a Navy dog trained to sniff for explosives sensed something...
  • Tucsonans: See you tonight at The Loft for a Freeper's Movie (get-together afterwards)

    01/07/2015 1:53:12 PM PST · by lulu16 · 13 replies
    The Loft Cinema Tucson ^ | Jan. 7, 2015 | vanity
    Historian and documentarian Larry Schweikart will be at the theater for the 7:30 show, which happens also to be a freebie. So come and meet him and local conservative talk host Charles Heller, both who will go out for coffee after the screening with myself and a few others. Schweikart's movie is about the effect of rock and roll on the destruction of the Berlin Wall. You may also know him for his books, The Patriot's History of the United States.
  • Pima County may vote to refuse to hire smokers

    12/07/2014 8:57:08 PM PST · by Ken H · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | December 05, 2014 | Mariana Dale
    The Pima County Board of Supervisors will vote this month on whether to refuse to hire smokers and put a major pinch on the pocketbooks of those who already work there. The two-part policy would take effect in July 2015. It prevents the county from hiring smokers and slaps a 30 percent health insurance surcharge on employees who do smoke or use other tobacco products. -snip- “It’s not an attempt to punish anybody,” said Human Resources Director Allyn Bulzomi. “It’s an attempt to encourage people to be healthy.”
  • Tucson police rescue kidnapped teen and arrest extortion suspects

    09/05/2014 11:26:43 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | September 5, 2014 | Staff
    Tucson police this week rescued a 16-year-old boy they say had been beaten, blindfolded and bound after being kidnapped for ransom because his captors believed he came from a wealthy family. The boy’s family called police Tuesday evening reporting that their son was taken and that his suspected kidnappers were attempting to extort money from them. “For whatever reason the suspects believed that the family, that the father, had a good deal of money,” Tucson police spokesman Sergeant Pete Dugan said. Detectives worked overnight to track the boy down to a house in the city’s south side. They were conducting...
  • Tucson Police Release Body-Worn Cam Footage Of Sick, Coed-Attacking Cop [VIDEO]

    07/05/2014 10:36:43 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 5 2014 | Eric Owens
    The police department in Tucson, Ariz. has released raw video footage from the camera police officer Joel Mann was wearing when he brutally pummeled a female student who was walking innocuously just off the campus of the University of Arizona. The newly-released footage – and other, cell phone-taken video of the same incident from a different perspective – was taken on Saturday, March 29. Tucson police had deployed in full pseudo-military riot gear in case students and fans damaged any property after the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team lost an overtime thriller to the Wisconsin Badgers. (VIDEO: TYRANNY IN TUCSON:...
  • A-10 backers win House vote to save plane

    06/20/2014 7:39:41 AM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David Wichner Arizona Daily Star
    The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. But the fate of the venerated “Warthog” close-air-support jet remains far from certain, as the Senate still must act, and the issue will likely be hammered out in conference committee. The amendment’s bipartisan adoption was a victory for Rep. Ron Barber, a Tucson Democrat, and other A-10 supporters, who were chagrined when the House Appropriations Committee left A-10 funding out of...
  • VIDEO: Tucson Officials Excited To Help Illegal Immigrant

    06/13/2014 11:10:41 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 29 replies
    KNST ^ | Jume 13, 2014 | KNST Tucson
    This is a news video that interviews the lefties of city council of Tucson welcoming the illegals into the city, changing zoning laws to accommodate them, putting them up in a former Ramada Hotel with banquet halls, workout rooms and a pool. In it you will see over-aged "minors" toting their kids and pretty brawny teenage "boys."
  • (Illegal) Immigrant Surge in McAllen Crowds Bus Station in Tucson (Obama amnesty surge)

    05/29/2014 3:56:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star via The Brownsville Herald ^ | Thursday, May 29, 2014 | Perla Trevizo and Luis F. Carrasco
    The Department of Homeland Security dropped off some 140 immigrants — mostly women and children — at the Tucson Greyhound station this weekend, leaving them to find their own way to their destination cities across the country to report to immigration offices there. While such releases are not new, the number left here at the same time has put a strain on local border advocates and has customs and bus line officials working on a plan to accommodate the unexpected influx of travelers. ICE in Arizona is processing 400 people, mostly families coming from Central America and Mexico who were...
  • FBI looking for Arizona women performing illegal butt-enhancement injections

    05/28/2014 9:19:26 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 28 | Aalia Shaheed
    The quest for a perfect body is putting women in Tucson, Ariz., in danger. The FBI is currently trying to locate Ivonne Clarisa Ceballos Tapia and Perla Guadalupe Rubio Prado. The two women are accused of performing illegal buttock injections with polyacrylamide hydrogel, a watery gel not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
  • Planned cuts could threaten Davis-Monthan's future

    05/04/2014 9:32:13 AM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | David Wichner Arizona Daily Star
    The Air Force’s plan to retire its entire fleet of A-10C “Warthogs” could make Davis-Monthan Air Force Base vulnerable to the next round of base closures. In its proposed budget, the Air Force would eliminate the close air support jet, including 55 active-duty A-10Cs at D-M, by fiscal year 2016 and 28 Air Force Reserve A-10Cs at D-M by fiscal 2019. In 2019, 21 F-16s would be moved to a Reserve unit at the base. The Pentagon also plans to cut its fleet of EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare planes — based solely at Davis-Monthan — roughly in half, to...
  • US Army Veteran Who Fought Alongside Syrian Rebels Has Died In Arizona

    04/14/2014 12:03:39 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Apr. 11, 2014 | Paul Szoldra
    The Army veteran who fought alongside rebels in Syria, only to be later accused of joining Al Qaeda-linked terrorists by the U.S., has died in Arizona of unknown causes, his family told ABC News. Eric Harroun, 32, succumbed to an "accidental overdose" according to his sister, but an official cause had not yet been released. The Phoenix-born man was first spotted in late 2012 by U.S. intelligence after he appeared in Youtube videos alongside Syrian fighters. In one such video, Harroun was the lone English speaker celebrating amongst rebels who had apparently downed a regime helicopter.
  • Planned changes at D-M go beyond A-10 cuts

    03/21/2014 12:52:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies
    Arizona Daily Srar ^ | David Wichner
    Phasing out the A-10 attack aircraft could cost Tucson 2,000 jobs — and that’s just one of many changes in store for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, the proposed 2015 Air Force budget shows. If Congress approves the cuts, D-M would see ongoing — though, in some cases, diminished — missions including electronic warfare and unmanned aircraft operations. Among the proposed changes: •Most significantly, the base would lose its entire fleet of 83 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs by the 2019 fiscal year. •It also would lose seven EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare planes by fiscal 2016. The base now operates 15 Compass...
  • New photos of bighorn lamb born north of Tucson released

    02/22/2014 3:06:20 PM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Feb. 18, 2014 | unknown
    The Arizona Game and Fish Department released new photos Friday of another lamb born in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson. So far, three lambs have been spotted in the Catalinas, born to bighorns relocated there from Yuma. Game and Fish said this week that 12 of the 31 bighorns relocated have died, most being killed by mountain lions.
  • Border Patrol Busts More Than a Dozen Previously Deported Violent Felons

    02/11/2014 8:12:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-12-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIt was a remarkable -- and disturbing -- catch. Not fruit-pickers. Not landscapers. Not roofers or housekeepers. Not "hard-working immigrants" performing "an entrepreneurial act" by crossing the border, as elitist tool George Will described illegal aliens to Laura Ingraham this past Sunday. Not quite. In just three days last month, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said. A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of...
  • How @JAMyerson Blamed @SarahPalinUSA for Tucson

    02/09/2014 3:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | February 9, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    While the beatdown on Jesse Myerson’s communist advocacy will continue — compelled by the impersonal forces of history — we can take a brief detour to examine what he wrote after Jared Loughner’s deadly January 2011 shooting spree in Tucson, Arizona. Beyond Blood Libel: A Refudiation of Sarah Palin’s Lone Gunman TheoryYou can read the whole thing, if you have a masochistic appetite for bad writing, but here’s a sample paragraph: "But even if it cannot be demonstrated that Loughner’s act grew out of the right-wing violence-glorifying culture, there remain critical pieces of context for understanding how culpability for violence...
  • Illegal immigrant using false name and IDs gains access to D-M

    12/31/2013 2:05:41 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    KVOA ^ | Dec 31, 2013 | Faye DeHoff
    PINAL COUNTY - An illegal immigrant is arrested in Pinal County and it's discovered he had gained access to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. On Thursday, Dec. 26, at 7 p.m., a Pinal County Sheriff's deputy stopped a 2006 Ford Expedition westbound on Interstate 10 near milepost 180 for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle identified himself, using an Arizona Identification Card, as 37-year old Armando Villalobos of Phoenix. The deputy did a routine license and warrant check. Villalobos returned with a "No License" status and a felony warrant for his arrest out of Texas. The warrant showed he...
  • Illegals march across classified military base 'I think the average American should be petrified'

    11/24/2013 8:24:52 PM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    wnd ^ | 11/24/13
    An investigative report from an Arizona television station reveals illegal aliens routinely are marching across a classified military base in order to enter the U.S., and the military’s perspective is that it’s not the Department of Defense’s responsibility to chase down invaders. The report comes from KVOA-TV in Tucson, which reported that the fort, which is the home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command, is having hundreds, perhaps thousands, of illegal aliens come across its 73,000 acres. The site is located in the Huachuca Mountains only a few miles from the border...
  • McCain still hopeful immigration reform is a political priority

    10/24/2013 8:32:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | October 23, 2013 | Perla Trevizo
    Passing immigration reform is a way for Republicans to get on a positive agenda and regain some of the approval of the American people, Sen. John McCain said Tuesday during a town hall in Tucson. He said the prospects of passing comprehensive immigration reform this year are still strong despite some Republicans saying the government shutdown and the way it was handled by President Obama affected any chance for compromise. But “the same people that said that are the people that oppose immigration reform. They are just trying to find another reason,” McCain said after the town hall meeting attended...
  • Arizona Immigration Protesters Block Court Proceedings

    10/12/2013 12:24:06 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | Oct. 11, 2013 | BEN GITTLESON
    Immigration activists chained themselves to buses and blocked an entrance to a federal courthouse in Tucson, Ariz., today, halting immigration proceedings that could have resulted in deportations. Protesters forced two buses carrying detainees on their way to court for immigration cases to stop for over four hours beginning about 8 a.m., after they locked themselves to the vehicles five minutes from the Evo A. DeConcini U.S. Courthouse. Another six protesters chained themselves to gates at a vehicle entrance at the court.
  • Shutdown will furlough more than 1,600 DM civilian workers

    10/01/2013 10:37:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies
    Davis-Monthan Air Force Base will immediately furlough 1,604 civilian employees and scale back some base services as a result of the shutdown. The remaining 1,782 civilian workers and all military personnel will continue to perform their normal duties. The civilians won’t be paid until after the federal impasse is resolved. But all active-duty military will keep getting their paychecks on time, due to a last-minute bill signed late Monday by President Obama to ensure military pay continues during the shutdown. D-M gate hours won’t change. However, services that relied on furloughed employees will have to be changed to reflect a...
  • AZ:AG Horn rules Tucson Gun Ordinances are Preempted by State Law

    09/27/2013 5:10:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Attorney General of Arizona, Tom Horne, was asked by Representative Brenda Barton if two ordinances dealing with firearms, were preempted by State Law. AG Horne quoted ARS: 13-3108(A): A. Except as provided in subsection G of this section, a political subdivision of this state shall not enact any ordinance, rule or tax relating to the transportation, possession, carrying, sale, transfer, purchase, acquisition, gift, devise, storage, licensing, registration, discharge or use of firearms or ammunition or any firearm or ammunition components or related accessories in this state.  AG Horne replied that the two Tucson ordinances, 11080, which deals with officiers obtaining...