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US: Arizona (News/Activism)

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  • Border Patrol Agent Killed; Another Wounded (October 2, 2012 at Naco, Arizona)

    10/02/2012 8:42:48 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 2, 2012 | CNN Wire Staff
    <p>NACO, Ariz. -- A Border Patrol agent was shot and killed near Naco, Arizona, on Tuesday, the agency said. Another agent sustained injuries that are not considered life-threatening, said Brent Cagen, a Border Patrol spokesman.</p> <p>The shootings happened in the southeastern part of the state, near the Mexican border.</p>
  • National Democrats spending money on Arizona Senate race

    10/02/2012 6:03:32 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 1, 2012
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has made a $526,000 ad buy in the Arizona Senate race for the week of Oct. 2-8. It’s the first independent expenditure the DSCC has made in the contest. The group has so far spent about $500,000 worth of coordinated money with Democratic nominee Richard Carmona.
  • 2 US Border agents shot, 1 killed, near major drug corridor in Arizona (at Brian Terry Station)

    10/02/2012 5:42:19 AM PDT · by sunmars · 55 replies
    <p>The identities of the agents were not immediately released, but the shooting occurred at the Brian Terry Station near Naco, Ariz., which is just south of Tucson. The station was named after an agent who was killed in the line of duty in December 2010. The area is considered a remote part of the state and sources tell Fox News that the shooting occurred about eight miles from the border.</p>
  • As I see it: Dever's death leaves a void in all law-abiding hearts

    09/30/2012 8:55:25 AM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies
    Dear Nancy, I want to thank you for the years of allowing those of us who call Cochise County home to have your husband, Larry, as our sheriff. I first got to know Larry when I came to this newspaper in 1984, a couple of years after the Miracle Valley Shootout, the only title we in the media could come up with. I know he took a lot of heat, which was mostly generated by outsiders who flew in, made accusations, and then flew away. I left in 1987 for a five year period to work at another Wick paper...
  • "Adios Arpaio" rally held to start voter drive

    09/29/2012 2:50:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | September 29, 2012 | Associated Press
    PHOENIX (AP) — Several hundred activists and union officials have spread out across Latino neighborhoods in metropolitan Phoenix to register voters in an effort to prevent the re-election of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
  • Dennis Miller Show interviews Col Martha McSally [running for Congress Arizona]

    09/29/2012 2:39:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    You Tube ^ | 27 September 2012 | Dennis Miller
    [audio] 4:25 Col. Martha McSally is running for Arizona's 8th district congressional seat House of Reps [Gabrielle Giffords is stepping down]
  • Huge audience celebrates Dever's legacy. [Former Sheriff example in all aspects of his life]

    09/27/2012 3:22:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA – His quick wit, honesty and passion for his family and the community he served earned Larry Dever the respect and admiration of all those who had the honor of knowing him. Such sentiments were made clear by the size of the crowd attending Wednesday’s memorial service for the late Cochise County Sheriff, overflowing the 1,300-seat Buena High School Performing Arts Center. “The tremendous attendance you see here tonight is a reflection of how far and how deep the loss of Larry Dever has affected our world,” said Rod Rothrock, chief deputy of the sheriff’s office. Rothrock was...
  • Filmmaker arrested for fake terrorist video [Only arrested after putting it up on youtube?]

    09/27/2012 5:57:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies ^ | 9/25/12 | Christine LaCroix
    Police arrested Michael D. Turley Monday after he allegedly dressed his teenage relative in a sheet, armed him with a fake rocket-propelled grenade launcher, and sent him to create a terrorist hoax to prompt police response... Police have been waiting since July 28 to make an arrest because Holmes said they needed more evidence of Turley’s intent. They got that evidence last week when Turley posted his film on YouTube, in which he clearly states that he is, “about to mimic a modern day terrorist brandishing an intimidating weapon.” That gave police what they needed to make an arrest. In...
  • Sheriff Can't Detain Suspected Illegal Aliens

    09/26/2012 4:48:22 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | 09/26/2012 | Tim Hull
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio may not detain suspects based solely on a belief that they are in the country illegally, the 9th Circuit ruled. The federal appeals panel in San Francisco late Tuesday upheld a preliminary injunction in a class action over the sheriff's alleged pattern of racial profiling. Other issues in the action went to trial in Phoenix in late July. Manuel de Jesus Ortega Melendres, David and Jessica Rodriguez, Manuel Nieto Jr., Velia Meraz and the organization Somos America sued Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff's office over three traffic stops during a 2006 anti-illegal immigration sweep. The plaintiffs...
  • Obama campaign has momentum and nerves (LOL!)

    09/26/2012 2:40:37 PM PDT · by Alter Kaker · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/26/2012 | Julie Pace
    CHICAGO (AP) — Six weeks from Election Day, President Barack Obama's campaign has momentum — and a big case of nerves. Top advisers are both relishing in Obama's edge in key battleground state polling and warning it can change in an instant. They're wary of the many factors that still could derail the Democrat's campaign, from simmering tensions in the Middle East to the three high-stakes presidential debates. They're worried, too, about a flood of negative advertisements from Republican-leaning outside groups and potential complacency among Democratic voters and volunteers who think the race is a lock for Obama. Also weighing...
  • America's Most Notorious Sheriff Got Smacked Down In Court

    09/26/2012 2:27:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 26, 2012 | Abby Rogers
    Arizona's Sheriff Joe Arpaio, best known for his fights with undocumented immigrants, received quite a blow Tuesday from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The federal appeals court ruled Arpaio can't detain suspects based only on his belief they are here illegally, Courthouse News Service reported Wednesday. Arpaio has garnered his fair share of headlines in the past for his harsh stance on fighting illegal immigration. Back in June he arrested a 6-year-old girl during a raid on suspected undocumented workers.
  • Happy Birthday to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer!

    09/26/2012 12:56:29 PM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Stand with Arizona ^ | 09-26-2012 | John Hill
    Today is the birthday of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, who helped spark a movement across America to take back the rule of law on immigration when she signed S.B. 1070 on April 23, 2010. She has shown grit and determination in the face of constant opposition and hostility from the Obama Administration. And she stood alone to oppose Obama's lawless "Dream" amnesty by declaring that those illegal aliens would be barred from driver's licenses, in-state tuition and state benefits. She has been steadfast in her dedication to the rule of law, and today we salute her... HAPPY BIRTHDAY GOVERNOR!Please leave...
  • Victory: Federal Appeals Court Rejects ACLU Lawsuit vs. Arizona’s SB 1070 (Last Hurdle Gone)

    09/26/2012 8:37:43 AM PDT · by montag813 · 7 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-26-2012 | John Hill
    The last barrier to Arizona's enforcement of its landmark immigration law has been swept away - and by a left-leaning court to boot. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Tuesday rejected the ACLU and its allies, by denying the coalition’s emergency motion for an injunction to block the key provision of S.B. 1070's. That provision, Section 2B, requires state and local police officers to attempt to determine the immigration status of any person stopped under state or local law if “reasonable suspicion” exists that the person is unlawfully present in the United States. Section 2B - the heart of...
  • Phoenix Police Receive Federal Grant to Purchase Wearable Cameras for Officers

    09/25/2012 6:48:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 12 September, 2012 | NA
    The Phoenix Police Department, in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) College of Public Programs, has received a $500,000 federal grant to purchase 50 on-officer video camera systems that will be used in the Maryvale Precinct. The Department of Justice “Smart Policing” grant will allow ASU and the Police Department to jointly examine the impact of this technology on crime, public and police accountability, and satisfaction with the police. “This grant will allow us to further our department’s commitment to community-based policing while maintaining the public trust,” said Acting Police Chief Joe Yahner. “The technology that this grant will provide...
  • Arizona Immigration Law Spurs Education Campaign [Frustrating Enforcement?]

    09/22/2012 5:52:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 19, 2012
    September 19, 2012 Arizona Immigration Law Spurs Education Campaign PHOENIX — An education campaign for illegal immigrants to remain largely silent when they're pulled over by police is being put into practice in Arizona after a federal judge ruled that the most contentious part of the state's immigration law can take effect. Natally Cruz and Leticia Ramirez have been telling immigrants who are in the United States illegally, like themselves, that they should offer only their name and date of birth — and carry no documents that show where they were born. U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton ruled Tuesday that...
  • Slain agent's family not letting up on Holder(fast and furious)

    09/22/2012 6:28:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 21 September, 2012 | AP
    The parents of a U.S. Border Patrol agent killed with a gun sold in the government's botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning investigation believe a Justice Department Inspector General's report into the case was mostly an effort to keep Attorney General Eric Holder from being blamed.
  • Judicial Watch takes its eye off the ball

    09/20/2012 9:29:19 AM PDT · by inkling · 7 replies
    Goldwater Institute ^ | September 20, 2012 | Clint Bolick
    Judicial Watch, the Washington, D.C.-based group that describes itself as a conservative watchdog, has taken on all types of government corruption and waste. Among them is the scandalous practice of union release-time, in which government employees are given paid time to perform union work, including lobbying and campaigning. Judicial Watch condemned Miami-Dade County, Florida Mayor Carlos Alvarez for allowing “public transit workers to be excused from their regular duties while still collecting taxpayer salaries.” Among Judicial Watch’s bill of particulars against the mayor was the “1,300 union police officers who make over $100,000 at the department Alvarez worked in and...
  • Shock, disbelief following Dever's death

    09/20/2012 5:36:51 AM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Area officials have expressed sorrow and additional information has been released by the agency investigating the crash that resulted in the death of Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever on Tuesday. Coconino County law enforcement was initially contacted about the accident at 6:40 p.m. Tuesday when a caller reported a single-vehicle rollover accident on Forest Service Road 109, about two miles north of White Horse Lake, which is about 20 miles southwest of Flagstaff. The caller had been traveling behind the 2008 white, three-quarter ton Chevrolet pickup truck headed south on a dirt road that leads to White...
  • Quayle on Fast and Furious report: Holder ‘lied to my face’ during House testimony

    09/20/2012 2:02:48 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 19, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Arizona Republican Rep. Ben Quayle told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder gave him false testimony under oath about Operation Fast and Furious wiretap application documents during a June 7 House Judiciary Committee hearing. Quayle said the Department of Justice’s inspector general report proves that Holder lied to him while under oath during the hearing. “I saw earlier that Holder is basically doing a victory dance and that he thinks this [inspector general] report exonerates him and there was no dishonesty with Congress — that’s just a blatant lie,” Quayle said in a phone interview. “I mean, he...
  • FROM THE EDITOR: I was a gun show virgin(AZ)

    09/20/2012 3:57:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies ^ | 18 September, 2012 | Dan Shearer
    My first recollection involving a real gun was when I was about 8 years old and Dad took us boys out to a pasture in Minnesota with a 12-gauge. One of the brothers was smart. He brought along two washcloths and packed them under his shirt to absorb the kick. He didn’t share, so the rest of us nearly had our arms ripped off when we pulled the trigger. I declined Dad’s offer for another go at it, and it was a while before I shot another gun. I don’t mind guns, and even considered getting one when we moved...