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  • 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 ^ | APRIL 1, 2014 |
    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 ^ | 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
    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 · 11 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • AZ: Second Online Poll Hammers Those in Favor of Citizen Disarmament

    01/16/2014 8:38:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Second amendment supporters at Arizona Capitol in 2013 A recent poll from the Seattle Times ran through the blogosphere with decidedly positive results for second amendment activists.   In spite of splitting the second amendment supporters with two answers, the total came with 79% in favor of a strict reading of the second amendment (no infringements) and 18 percent in favor of the status quo.   Only 7% were for increased restrictions on second amendment rights, even worded as a "background check" measure. It appears that many people have been educated and have become more sophisticated in their understanding of the...
  • What the undocumented community needs out of immigration reform

    01/11/2014 4:48:10 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    Voxxi ^ | Jan 10, 2014 | Guest columnist
    Jose Patiño is a 25-year-old Dreamer from Arizona who recently appeared in “The Dream is Now” documentary. I was sitting in the kitchen with my mom and her prayer group when one of her friends, Lucero, got a call about her son, Luis, who is in detention. As my mom serves us menudo (spicy Mexican stew), I ask Lucero what happened to her son. She tells me that Luis was detained after a police officer stopped him and discovered he didn’t have a driver’s license. He is now in the Eloy Detention Center. Despite having two U.S. citizen children and...
  • AZ:61-Year-Old Ex-Marine Fires at Suspect who Threatens Him and Security Guard

    01/04/2014 5:32:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Armed Arizonans at an Anti-IRS Rally This story in Arizona follows a classic defense of others scenario.  A suspect pulls a gun and points it at an unarmed security officer.   A former Marine, 61 years old, sees the situation and pulls his own gun.  He is concerned not only for the security officer, but his wife, who has just left the store and arrived at the scene.  He orders the suspect to "freeze", but the suspect points her gun at the former Marine, who fires.  The suspect and confederate then flee the scene on a motorcycle.   It...
  • A Most Dangerous Journey: Tracing the Human Cost of Immigration From Altar to Arizona

    01/03/2014 8:12:08 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 3, 2014 | y JIM AVILA and ELY BROWN JIM AVILA More From Jim » Senior National Correspondent
    At the Pima County morgue in Tucson, Ariz., anthropologist Robin Reineke was going through the personal effects of the hundreds of unnamed migrants who try to cross the border between the United States and Mexico each year but instead wind up here among the dead. Reineke co-founded and is the executive director of the Colibri Center for Human Rights, which helps families of border crossers find missing loved ones. It's "important for us to think about the human cost of our border today, the human cost of immigrations," she said.Reineke keeps a locker room filled with personal effects found with...
  • 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...
  • Unknown explosion with fire just occurred a few minutes ago - California (News vanity)

    12/30/2013 4:00:15 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 134 replies
    I had just gotten out of the shower, and was getting dressed for work, when I heard a loud explosion. I looked out the window and saw a large plume of smoke. I went out with my digital camera and recorded the video I posted on my YouTube channel. I don't know what exploded yet, and I don't have time to check because it is almost time for me to start the job. I'll probably find out later what happened. The video is HERE or at the link above.
  • AZ:No Shooting Unless Zoned for it? Rancher Prevails Against Zoning Department

    12/12/2013 8:38:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 December, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Shooting in the Arizona Desert has a long history An interesting case from Arizona, where a rancher was dragged into court on the unfounded pretext that he was illegally building a shooting range on his large acreage near Prescott. From the Daily Courier: PRESCOTT - In what has become an issue pitting gun rights against land use codes, a Williamson Valley landowner had his Second Amendment rights upheld in a Tuesday hearing in Prescott. Brad DeSaye, owner of Headhunter Ranch LLC, said he never intended to build gun ranges on his properety. (sic) "The wild rumors that brought us to...
  • Investigation reveals illegal immigrant working as DPS officer

    12/11/2013 11:44:03 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Tom McNamara and Paul Birmingham
    A bombshell revelation, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators uncover exclusive information about an illegal immigrant on the job, with a badge and gun, working as a law enforcement officer in southern Arizona. The investigation in this case began when a man applied for a visa to stay here in the United States. Immigration and Customs Enforcement began their own background investigation on that man. That's when they learned he has a sister, who is an officer with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. The News 4 Tucson Investigators discovered that officer, Carmen Figueroa, has actually been working for DPS...
  • Man removed from flight in Phoenix over infectious disease alert

    12/02/2013 4:10:59 PM PST · by bgill · 45 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | Dec. 2, 2013 | Reuters
    Officials removed a man with an unspecified infectious disease - possibly tuberculosis - from a US Airways Express flight with 70 passengers on board shortly after it landed in Phoenix over the weekend, authorities said on Monday. The unidentified man was removed from Flight 2846 from Austin, Texas, when it landed on Saturday after the airline received an alert from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding a passenger known to have an infectious disease, a spokesman for the airline said.
  • Knife Right’s ‘Knife Owners Protection Act’ Introduced in Congress, Crucial Knife Owner Protections

    11/19/2013 6:17:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 14 November, 2013 | Doug Ritter
    Knife Right’s ‘Knife Owners Protection Act’ Introduced in Congress, Crucial Knife Owner Protections Published on Thursday, November 14, 2013 Tags:Doug Ritter|Knife Rights|Preemption Laws|Second Amendment Knife RIghts are Second Amendment Washington, DC:-( Knife Rights’ Knife Owners’ Protection Act, H.R.3478 (KOPA), was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives today by sponsor Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ). Knife Rights Chairman Doug Ritter explained, “KOPA will protect law-abiding knife owners travelling throughout the U.S. from the vagaries of restrictive state and local laws.As long as possession of the particular knife is legal in the state where the journey starts and ends, and provided...
  • Hundreds of undocumented immigrants captured at southern Arizona military post

    11/18/2013 12:36:53 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 27 replies ^ | Nov 17, 2013 | Tom McNamara and Paul Birmingham
    TUCSON - How secure are U.S. military installations? You would think the answer is: very. But, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators uncovered, one installation, right here in southern Arizona, continues to face potential outside security risks, and the problem doesn't seem to be getting any better. Fort Huachuca is only 15 miles north of our state's border with Mexico. The Army post covers more than 73,000 acres. In many parts, the terrain is steep and rugged. Much of the work that goes on at Fort Huachuca is classified but, as the News 4 Tucson Investigators learned, keeping people who...
  • AZ:First Hand Positive Reactions to Open Carry

    11/17/2013 3:44:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    My thanks to Don Cline, who posted this account on the  AZCDL email list.  From the date on the email, this occurred on 16 November, 2013.  It is clear that Don wants wide distribution. From Don: My wife, her mother, and I drove down to Goodyear, west of Phoenix, to my daughter’s home to celebrate our granddaughter’s first birthday today.  We were early and my wife and her mother wanted to do some shopping at Hobby Lobby.  I dropped them off and went to find a Batteries Plus store and ask some questions about the battery I’m using for...
  • McCain: We'll Try to Pass Immigration Changes After GOP Primaries

    10/29/2013 4:12:29 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2013 | Tony Lee
    “I think conventional wisdom is that time is not on our side,” McCain told reporters on Monday after an event in Chicago. “But there are a number of members of Congress who have primaries and when those primaries are done, they may be more inclined to address the issue of comprehensive immigration reform.”
  • AZ:PD: Home intruder shot, killed in north Phoenix

    10/15/2013 12:21:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 10 October, 2013 | Jose Miguel
    Police said the two armed suspects entered an apartment and one of the intruders was shot to death. The second intruder fled the scene and police are searching for him. Police said the resident was not hurt

    10/09/2013 7:57:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies ^ | 8 Oct 2013 | TONY LEE
    fficials in Arizona are seeking to ensure that residents who cannot prove they are United States citizens do not vote in statewide elections. According to the Associated Press, Attorney General Tom Horne and Secretary of State Ken Bennett announced on Monday that "residents who haven't submitted proof of citizenship won't be able vote for such offices as governor, secretary of state, attorney general and candidates for the state Legislature." The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Arizona "couldn't require such documentation to cast ballots for federal offices," and the "only federal offices on Arizona ballots next year will be U.S. House...
  • AZ:Homeowner shoots, kills burglary suspect; 911 call released

    10/08/2013 4:45:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Mia Garcia
    PHOENIX -- It was a wild weekend for a valley homeowner. He returns home from work to find an intruder in his home. That homeowner, armed with a gun, fired shots at the suspect -- killing him. Now we're hearing the 911 call that the homeowner made to police just moments after he pulled the trigger. We went to the homeowner's house and talked to him. He's really upset about the shooting and did not want to talk on-camera. But what he told us is exactly the same story he told a 911 operator when he called right after the...
  • Raul Grijalva Tries to Block Energy Exploration During Shutdown

    10/07/2013 4:01:37 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 33 replies ^ | October 7, 2013 | Lachlan Markay
    A Democratic member of Congress is using the government shutdown to pressure the Department of the Interior to prohibit oil and gas exploration on federal land. Energy companies should not be able to use federal lands if those lands are closed to hikers and campers, according to Rep. Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.), the co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Grijalva started an online petition to demand that Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack “stop mining [on] public lands while visitors are locked out.” “Fossil fuel and logging companies shouldn’t have special access to our federal lands while...
  • Girls' night out packing new kind of heat at Scottsdale Gun Club

    10/04/2013 10:37:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 2 October, 2013 | Nohelani Graf
    SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Mention the phrase "girls’ night" and most people think of the local bar scene and the age old ploy designed to attract women patrons - not to mention the men who are inclined chase them. But girls’ night is taking on a whole new meaning at a number of area gun clubs, where women are dropping their designer purses and picking up pistols instead. Managers at the Scottsdale Gun Club say concerns over personal safety have women flocking to their establishment. What was once a monthly event is now held bi-monthly, as part of “Ladies for Liberty”...
  • Judge orders monitor in Ariz. sheriff profile case

    10/02/2013 3:23:31 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies ^ | Oct. 02, 2013 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    PHOENIX — A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the appointment of an independent monitor and a community advisory board to ensure that an Arizona sheriff is complying with constitutional requirements after finding his office engages in racial profiling. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found in May that the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office and Sheriff Joe Arpaio singled out Latinos and deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions. It was the first finding by a court that the agency covering Arizona's most populous county engages in racial profiling after a small group of Latinos sued the sheriff's office for violating their constitutional rights, saying...
  • Maricopa County halts smuggling prosecutions

    09/30/2013 3:43:47 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies ^ | Sep 30, 2013 | PAUL DAVENPORT
    PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's most populous county halted prosecutions of both smugglers and those being smuggled on Monday.
  • AZ Voters Taking Action: McCain-Flake Recall

    09/29/2013 3:52:23 PM PDT · by blueyon · 91 replies
    The Free Patriot ^ | 9/29/2012 | Arctic Conservative
    Arizona voters are angry. They are not alone in their anger, for it seems betrayal on the vote to defund ObamaCare is not isolated to Arizona. However, Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit and John Hawkins at Right Wing News are on board with the recall, and I certainly feel their pain! I live in Alaska, not Arizona, but I certainly know what it is like to feel betrayal from a Senator! The difference is that I know mine are not Republican; yet McCain and Flake seem to think they are!
  • 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...
  • AZ:Phoenix Politicians Use Police Overtime to Destroy Guns

    09/20/2013 10:18:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    A fraction of the guns turned in to Phoenix Police in May, 2013 Phoenix police had nearly 2,000 guns that were turned in to them in this May destroyed in secrecy after spending thousands of dollars in police overtime to process them. This is an unusual way to conduct a deodand ceremony.  Usually they are conducted in a very public way, with reporters present, pictures taken of the "evil" deodands as they are righteously crushed, chopped, or burned and melted. Perhaps Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton decided that using police overtime so that hundreds of thousands of dollars of valuable property...