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  • Phoenix fire department loses keys for businesses

    04/15/2014 12:25:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 14, 2014 7:29 PM EDT | Paul Davenport
    The Phoenix Fire Department said Monday it can’t account for hundreds of keys for lock boxes that allow firefighters responding to fires or alarms to enter thousands of businesses and apartment complexes when they are closed. Deputy Chief David Carter blamed poor record keeping over the past 15 years for the missing 850 keys but said there’s no indication they have been used for criminal purposes. “Our accountability isn’t the best here,” he said. …
  • Dodgers, Diamondbacks arrive Down Under

    03/18/2014 1:11:30 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 18, 2014 | Dennis Passa
    SYDNEY (AP) -- Adrian Gonzalez ripped line drives to all areas of the park, often scattering his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates in the outfield from the safety of the batting cage. It was just a few hours after arriving in Australia, with his body thinking it was about midnight. Related Stories Still, the first baseman who led the Dodgers in hits, home runs, RBIs and games played last season did a good job of making Sydney Cricket Ground, the home for two Major League Baseball season-opening games this weekend, sound and look like a real ballpark. The Dodgers and their...
  • Arizona jury to consider again death penalty for Jodi Arias in September

    03/17/2014 6:33:14 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 44 replies
    MSN News ^ | March 17 2014 | David Schwartz
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona judge on Monday set a September court date to try again to determine whether convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be put to death for killing her ex-boyfriend nearly six years ago, court officials said. Arias was convicted by a jury in May 2013 of murdering Travis Alexander, whose body was found slumped in the shower of his suburban Phoenix home in June 2008. He had been stabbed multiple times, shot in the face and had his throat slashed. But the jury deadlocked on whether the former California waitress should be executed or face life in...
  • Actor Steven Seagal Calls For Obama’s Impeachment

    02/26/2014 11:10:34 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Tom Hinchey
    Actor Steven Seagal appeared at the Western Conservative Conference in Phoenix on February 22, 2014, where he called for the impeachment of President Obama.
  • MSNBC: Tasteless Ronan Farrow Compares War Hero's Struggles to Congressional Bickering

    01/31/2014 12:30:07 PM PST · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    What is wrong with the hosts at MSNBC? Ronan Farrow, who will begin anchoring a network program on February 24, made a tasteless joke on Tuesday night, comparing war hero Cory Remsburg's struggles to that of politicians in Congress. Farrow tweeted, "Cory 'struggles on the left side.' Congress relates.'" Farrow has not apologized for the tweet On Wednesday, political reporter Mark Murray, whose wife works in the Obama administration, compared Remsburg's struggle to that of the President: "Obama's ending on Remsburg wasn't just a story about America -- it also was a story about Obama.
  • Poll: Should Sheriff Joe Let Tent City Inmates Watch the Super Bowl?

    01/29/2014 6:08:25 PM PST · by montag813 · 69 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-29-2014 | TRN
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio is world famous as "America's Toughest Sheriff". Inmates weak pink underwear, eat bologna sandwiches that cost only 40 cents per meal (and for which Joe charges them!) . In Summer inmates bake in Tent City, which recently celebrated its 20th year. When Sheriff Joe put up flags in prisoner's cells, he warned if any are defaced that inmate would get only bread and water for a full week -- and 38 inmates have been punished so far. But Joe also has a heart of gold. He spends a huge amount of time helping animals,  giving indoor space to...
  • Jodi Arias: Her $2.1 million legal bill paid by taxpayers

    01/29/2014 10:58:41 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 28, 2014 | Brian Skoloff
    Jodi Arias was convicted of murder, but still awaits a sentence. So far, Arizona taxpayers have covered $2.1 million in legal fees for the Jodi Arias legal team and other costs associated with her case.
  • PCSO Arrest Man deported 10 Times

    12/29/2013 8:19:18 AM PST · by exbrit · 7 replies
    Fox News Phoenix ^ | 12/27/13 | News Staff
    He was last deported in June after being in prison for 15 months, says U.S. Border Patrol. Padilla allegedly told deputies he walked across the border again two weeks ago.
  • Arizona high school football player dies after brain injury in lopsided loss

    11/12/2013 4:53:04 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 11/12/13
    PHOENIX -- PHOENIX (AP) — A high school football player in Arizona died from an injury suffered in the fourth quarter of a blowout playoff game loss, serving as another tragic reminder of the dangers of head trauma in youth sports. Hopi High School senior Charles Youvella died of a traumatic brain injury Monday at a hospital, the Arizona Interscholastic Association said. He was injured Saturday in Hopi's 60-6 loss to Arizona Lutheran in a first-round playoff game. Youvella scored his team's only touchdown in the game. The death attracted national attention after Arizona Cardinals star wide receiver tweeted a...
  • AZ: Another set of Dog Related Killings

    10/29/2013 9:52:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This Ithaca pump shotgun is typical of the tens of millions used for home defense and hunting in the United States every year A troubled Phoenix man shot and killed a family of four on Saturday, the 26th of October, in a case that is reminiscent of the Peach House Gunfight of last year in Texas. That case also involved a disagreement about dogs.  A couple was killed, but a neighbor made a long range pistol shot that stopped the killer as he was firing at a police officer. In the Arizona case, the armed neighbor did not open his...
  • Sebelius Visiting Phoenix to Promote Health Law

    10/24/2013 11:17:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 24, 2013
    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is visiting Phoenix amid calls for her resignation after the clunky rollout of insurance exchanges under the new federal health care law. She will go to a health center to talk with "navigators" who have been trained to educate people about enrolling for coverage.
  • Valley students take part in earthquake safety drill

    10/19/2013 8:40:02 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 19 replies
    FOX 10 News ^ | October 17, 2013 | Staff report
    PHOENIX - It's called the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill. Even though earthquakes are not common here in Arizona, they do happen. And today the Red Cross wanted to make sure everyone is ready just in case. Kids are learning to drop to the floor, cover themselves and hold on at Tumbleweed Elementary. "There are three steps, one you drop to the ground, number two cover, get under your desk, and three hold on to your desk," says student Thomas Harris. "You hold on to your desk until the principal announces over the intercom that we're all clear," says student Erica...
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Star Wars: Made in China

    10/05/2013 7:59:24 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 8 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | October 5th, 2013 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    In a shocking development the Chinese tested a satellite that’s capable of grabbing and capturing other satellites in orbit. This would suggest that China has militarized space and taken a significant step in its military development. Such capability would allow the Chinese to disable spy satellites anywhere and at any time. Of the 3 satellites China used, one was likely fixed with a robotic mechanical arm to capture a target while another was probably used for tracking the target spacecraft. The idea is to capture a satellite to download information and reverse engineer it. If an orbiting body is destroyed...
  • MCSO not allowed to participate in Hispanic Women's Conference

    09/21/2013 9:37:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Steve Krafft
    PHOENIX - It's the largest gathering of its kind in the country. The National Hispanic Women's Conference happens next week at the Phoenix Convention Center. Sheriff Joe Arpaio wanted the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office to participate. But the group says no thanks. The conference begins next Thursday. The sheriff's office thought it would be welcome to participate. But that turned out not to be the case. MCSO says the group accepted its $800 entry fee to attend the convention on August 29th -- but returned it September 11th. "I have been reaching out more or less to the Hispanic community...
  • Carwash Workers and Capitol Hill: Immigration in Limbo

    09/11/2013 1:08:21 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 2 replies ^ | Sep 11, 2013 | Michelle Chen
    In an interview with Fox 10 in Phoenix, former Danny's Car Wash employee Hortencia Jaimes says management fired and rehired undocumented employees under a 'new' identity. (Fox 10) After months of partisan squabbling over immigration reform on Capitol Hill, the legislative discussion may again be sidelined as lawmakers take on debates on war and the deficit. But for many immigrant workers, the clock is ticking. For one group of workers in Phoenix, each new day in the U.S. feels like it might be the last. Federal agents raided their employer, Danny’s Family Car Wash, in Phoenix last month, rounding up...
  • McCain gets an earful from voters on Syria

    09/06/2013 7:23:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 09/06/2013 | Kevin Liptak
    <p>Sen. John McCain, whose endorsement of President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes against Syria provided the president a key Republican backer, faced vocal opponents of military action during a town hall in Arizona Thursday.</p> <p>McCain has long advocated a more muscular American approach toward Syria, calling for a plan to oust President Bashar al-Assad from power. But on Thursday many people who showed up to a town hall in Phoenix said that getting more involved in the civil war would lead to unintended consequences.</p>
  • Immigration activists looking for reform to protect against racial profiling

    08/31/2013 11:29:25 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies ^ | Aug 31,2013 | Nohelani Graf
    PHOENIX - Immigration activists are looking for major reform to protect
  • Literally, The Police State Is Coming

    08/30/2013 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 36 replies
    Alan Levy, Gun Owner | 8/30/13 | Alan Levy, Gun Owner
    In between bowls of chicken poodle soup and deciding to provide air cover for al-Qaeda in Syria, our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama, found time to meet with mayors from our crumbling major cities. From Justin Sink of The Hill: *** "President Obama told a collection of big-city mayors Tuesday at the White House that he would continue to use executive actions to combat gun violence plaguing major cities. In the meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder and the mayors of 18 cities from across the nation, Obama discussed commonly applicable strategies to reduce youth violence. 'He also vowed to...
  • Crooked Unions Try to Take Out Bravest City Councilman in the U.S.

    08/19/2013 6:07:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 19, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, one of the most aggressively pro-freedom city councilmen, is under siege from the unions in one of the most corrupt local elections in the country. Along with a few other government officials around the country, which include Wisconsin’s Republican governor Scott Walker, he tried to reign in the out-of-control and unsustainable increasing costs of government employees, particularly their pensions. Up for reelection this year, DiCiccio is being challenged by union-backed Democrat insurance executive Karlene Keogh Parks. The unions unsuccessfully attempted to recall him in 2011. DiCiccio wants to cut $79 million in government waste from...
  • Federal agents raid 16 Danny's Family Car Wash locations in criminal investigation

    08/18/2013 7:07:38 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | August 17, 2013 | Greg Botelho
    CNN) -- A chain of Phoenix-area car washes that's raised thousands for local charities, including numerous law enforcement agencies, found itself the target of a sweeping raid Saturday by law officers. Special agents from Immigration and Custom Enforcement's homeland security investigations unit conducted raids at 13 Danny's Family Car Wash locations in central Arizona, plus three locations tied to its outsourced staffing service provider, HR Betty, said ICE spokesman Andrew Munoz. "We are ... going after businesses that are a magnet for unauthorized workers," Munoz said. The action came as part of a criminal investigation into alleged criminal fraud, identity...
  • $100 Mil Stimulus Green Company Obama Praised in State of the Union Address Goes Bankrupt

    08/13/2013 5:39:30 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies ^ | august 13, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Ecotality case wasn’t the biggest payoff, but it was particularly outrageous because it got stimulus money when it was already under SEC investigation.The company received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission in October of 2010.The president of Ecotality North America Don Karner was sent an additional subpoena in December of 2011, which specifically asks for any and all documentation surrounding the public announcement of the first Department of Energy grant to the company for $99.8 million on August 5, 2009.Ecotality was awarded $99 million in 2009 and an additional $26 million in October 2011. Since the beginning...
  • Nancy Grace Thanks Sheriff Joe on Air for Saving Her Life After He Intercepts Violent Stalker

    08/11/2013 5:26:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 08-11-2013 | John Hill
    The left loves to hate Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, but one usually left-leaning TV host announced her gratitude to the country’s toughest sheriff. Sheriff Joe, Nancy Grace says, saved her life.Grace announced on her HLN program that Arpaio likely saved her life and the life of her children after stopping a New York man who had been harassing her with death threats. "I want to personally thank Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona. I was apparently followed for four years by a bad New York man. He then repeatedly threatened my life. He was apprehended en route after quitting...
  • For mixed-status families, US immigration reform would end anxiety

    08/10/2013 5:56:48 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies
    Economic Times ^ | 10 Aug, 2013 | By Reuters
    PHOENIX: US born Junnyor Diaz studies at a Phoenix high school. His Mexico-born older brother, Edder, has applied for a program to avoid deportation, while their undocumented mother, Angelica, cleans houses to keep the family fed and, above all, together. They are among millions of families across the United States made up of citizens, so-called Dreamers and immigrants without legal status who are hopeful that a comprehensive immigration overhaul might finally simplify their lives. The US Senate passed a sweeping bill backed by President Barack Obama in June that offers a pathway to citizenship for many of the country's 11...
  • Obama heads to Phoenix to pitch mortgage reform

    08/06/2013 5:49:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 6, 2013 8:41 AM EDT | Julie Pace
    President Barack Obama is proposing to overhaul the nation’s mortgage finance system, including shutting down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—a plan with bipartisan support on Capitol Hill. Obama will also insist that popular 30-year mortgages be widely available to borrowers, even in a system that would rely more on the private sector than the government to guarantee loans. The president was to outline his proposals Tuesday at a construction company in Phoenix, once the epicenter of the housing crisis following the 2008 economic collapse. The housing market in the region, as in much of the country, has rebounded in...
  • AZ:"Assault Rifles" of the May 2013 Turn in Events in Phoenix

    05/31/2013 4:57:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 June, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    One Colt Sporter like this one was turned in; another AR15 type rifle went to a private buyer At the turn in events this May in Phoenix, a premium was offered for the turn in of "Assault Rifles" or "Assault Weapons". People who turned in those items were to be given double the premium for ordinary firearms, gift cards worth $100 in food. I asked Steve Martos, the Phoenix PD Sargent who coordinated with reporters, what the definition of an "Assault Rifle" was for the event. Those who gave out the gift cards had to have some definition to determine...
  • Police stand in for fallen officer at his daughter's kindergarten graduation

    05/23/2013 3:05:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Today ^ | May 23, 2013 | Eun Kyung Kim
    Tatum Raetz graduated from kindergarten this week, just three days after her police officer father was killed while investigating a drunk driving case. But the 5-year-old girl definitely felt her father’s presence at her ceremony, thanks to nearly 300 uniformed officers standing in his place at her Phoenix elementary school.
  • AZ:Sharon buys a Makarov at the Phoenix Turn in (buyback)

    05/20/2013 7:52:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Sharon at the Phoenix Gun Turn In Sharon came to the gun turn in at the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church in Phoenix, looking for a pistol for self defense. She shoots at Shooters World, and intends to take the pistol there to have it checked out. She has children in the Army, and she expects that they will go to the desert for some family fun with their firearms. Sharon said "We should have weapons to protect our families and homes." Sharon's Makarov The pistol that she obtained, a Russian made Makarov in .380 ACP, was in excellent condition with...
  • Swiss Vetterli Carbine from 1800's turned in at Phoenix Gun Turn in (buyback)

    05/19/2013 9:56:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Swiss Vetterli Carbine Circa 1870 This Vetterli carbine was turned in very early on May 18, 2013, at the Phoenix gun turn in event. I photographed it on the turn in table at about 8:09 am. I cannot Identify it further, and this is the only picture that I have. Does anyone know if this is an original carbine, or is it a later conversion? The rifle was manufactured about 1870. Dean Weingarten
  • Airguns at the Phoenix Gun Turn In May 2013

    05/16/2013 6:22:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    This Benjamin .22 pump air rifle was in like new condition The gun turn in event at Phoenix the last two weekends also collected air guns. No gift cards were given for them, but a few came in anyway. The lucky private buyer paid $45 for the Benjamin pictured above, including a tin of 500 pellets. This table of air rifles and handguns was turned in on 11 May. Most of them are relatively inexpensive, but you can see what appears to be a decent quality break open air rifle with scope under the imitation model 94 Winchester. The...
  • AZ:Phoenix Anonymous Donor Funds 18 May Turn In with Another $100K! Another Rolling Gun Show!

    05/15/2013 2:35:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Some guns that went past private buyers and were turned in at the Phoenix events Yes, you do see a stainless mini-14 with a folding stock, an M1 carbine, a utility double, and many more. Just short of a thousand were turned in. Another mysterious source comes up with $100K to further fund gun turn in events in Phoenix this Saturday, May 18th. The hours have changed to 0900 - 1300. Private buyers have made amazing deals at these events during the last two weekends, and some fantastic firearms have been turned in, in spite of dozens of private buyers...
  • AZ:The Most Enjoyable Gun Show in Ages

    05/14/2013 7:29:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 14 May, 2013 | Ian McCollum
    Author, with a Kassnar .22 AR lookalike (complete with homemade folding stock). Photo ©2013 by Dean Weingarten. The Arizona state legislature recently passed a law requiring cities to sell guns they collect in gun buy-backs, rather than destroy them, as is typically done. The law has been passed but not yet gone into effect – so the city of Phoenix and the a group called Arizonans for Gun Safety set up a series of three buybacks to be held before the law took effect.AFGS provided $100,000 of private money, and they partnered with the local grocery chain Bashas to give...
  • AZ:Phoenix Gun Turn in (buyback) The Rolling Gun Show

    05/14/2013 11:41:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    These ladies agreed to have their picture taken with some of their purchases, but only after I told them I was new media. They insisted that they did not want their pictures used for anti-freedom propaganda. They said that they would be checking up on me. Ladies, this story is for you. The gift cards could not always compete with cash. About 60-70 percent of the people bringing guns to the turn in wanted to get rid of the guns because they considered them worth less than the value of the cards, or because they thought the firearms were...
  • AZ:Phoenix Gun Turn in .22 "assault rifle" Home Modification

    05/12/2013 9:29:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Happy, private, buyer of .22 "Assault Rifle" at Phoenix gun turn in event. This rifle seems to have most things needed to make a media inspired "assault rifle". It has a flash hider, large magazine, folding stock, pistol grip, and is semi-automatic. Luckily, it has "brown privilege", so it is less likely to be discriminated against than if it were black. The ordinary Philippene made semi-auto .22 was fitted with some AR-15 style hardware to give it more sales appeal. Interesting homemade folding stock using cabinet hardware Note the hardware latch used to secure the folding stock Detail of...
  • AZ:Phoenix Early Gun Turn in (buyback) Luger and Holster, 11 May, 2013

    05/11/2013 4:53:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Likely WWII war trophy. This Luger came in with an Original Holster The holster is in the lower left, just three guns to the left of what appears to be a Model 97 Winchester shotun I arrived at the gun turn in at a little after 9 am on Saturday morning. I had a couple of inexpensive .22 rifles to test the system with. I promptly got in the line of vehicles to enter the area for the turn in. The line was a couple of hundred yards long when I entered itThis woman was one of many that offered...
  • What my Waitress Thought of the coming Gun Turn In (Phoenix 11 May 2-13)

    05/10/2013 8:29:57 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    My waitress was a young, pretty, Gen X or Millennial. I am in Phoenix again for the next and last gun turn in for an unknown period. I stopped for dinner at a Gyro sandwich place somewhere in Scottsdale. The food was good, the water acceptable, the company pleasant. The waitress was photogenic, so I asked her what she thought of the gun turn in (buyback) being run by the city. At first, she didn't recall what I was talking about, but then she said that she remembered seeing a sign for the event. She said that she wasn't...
  • Phoenix Gun Turn in (buyback) Part 2: Street Festival

    05/05/2013 6:41:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Numerous private buyers found that the police set up rendered the sit with sign strategy unproductive. At the gun turn in in Phoenix, the line of cars quickly became several blocks long. A private buyer examines guns for sale while others start to walk the line. The turn in event rapidly assumed the ambiance of a street festival. Private buyers walked the line of cars, politely asking people if they were willing to take cash for their guns. This Smith & Wesson model 19 was in 95% condition. The private buyer said that he paid $120. One was recently...
  • Phoenix Gun Turn In (buyback) 4 May, 2013 Part 1

    05/04/2013 10:55:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The first location visited to day was the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church located at 9835 North 7th Street. The weather cooperated today, with lots of sunshine, little wind, and moderate temperatures. People started showing up early at this location, but were not generally let in until very close to the official starting time. I walked into there area where they were about to start processing turn ins. A woman walked in with me and I asked her what she was turning in, and why. She was a widow, she had inherited a pistol from her husband who was a WWII...
  • Preparing for Gun Turn In Phoenix 4 May, 2013

    05/04/2013 8:33:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The drive to Phoenix from Yuma is about three hours, for what will be the first gun turn in event in 20 years. Many people come to the valley of the sun to retire, so the potential for widows who are not familiar with their husbands "old army rifle" or "Grandpa's shotgun" are pretty good. I and a good friend looked at the three sites last night. A couple were on the South side in modest neighborhoods. I have seen much, much worse. A lady of the evening in a red sequined dress and a nice figure sauntered along the...
  • 'Joe's Law': Sheriff Joe Arpaio's Strategy to Derail Amnesty Enrages the Left

    04/14/2013 5:49:08 AM PDT · by montag813 · 43 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-14--2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWebsite | Facebook | Twitter Sheriff Joe Arpaio is facing a campaign to recall him from office. They are collecting signatures, and already have more than half the required amount with two months to go. This follows a re-election campaign last year which saw unprecedented amounts spent on both sides, as George Soros committed $10 million to oust "America's Sheriff". Joe was forced to spend his entire 'war chest' of $8 million to (barely) hold onto office - the closest race of his career. Why?Why is the Left in America so focused on a single county's...
  • Burglar Eats Concrete While Stealing Golf Clubs, but Still Gets Away (Video)

    04/12/2013 9:18:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Phoenix New Times ^ | Fri., Apr. 12 2013 | Matthew Handley
    Today in Brief Acts of Criminal Stupidity, a burglary got a face full of concrete as he tripped over himself while stealing golf clubs from a Phoenix home. The only thing that could've made this video better is if it would've ended in an arrest, thus associating a name and mugshot with this act of criminal stupidity.
  • (R-AZ) Rep. Matt Salmon’s gay son: CNN, MSNBC canceled interviews when he wouldn’t bash father

    04/10/2013 3:48:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2013-04-09 | Jessica Chasmar
    The gay son of Rep. Matt Salmon, Arizona Republican, told KPNX-TV in Phoenix on Sunday that both MSNBC’s “The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell” and CNN’s “Piers Morgan Live” canceled interviews with him because he refused to attack his father on the air. Matt R. Salmon, the son, said MSNBC canceled his appearance because “they had intended to be critical of him and … I was unwilling to do so.” He also said CNN “seemed very gung ho about” an interview at first, but when he said he was supportive of his father, “they seemed to lose interest.”
  • In Phoenix, A New Quest For Diverse Public Pool Lifeguards

    04/06/2013 11:58:37 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 67 replies
    NPR ^ | 3/28/2013
    After noticing that most of the lifeguards at the public pools used by Latino and African-American kids were white, the Phoenix aquatics department decided to try to recruit minorities. More than 90 percent of the students at Alhambra High are black, Latino or Asian. On a recruiting effort there over the winter, the city's Melissa Boyle tells students she's not looking for strong swimmers. Like many under-resourced schools, Alhambra doesn't have a swim team. "We will work with you in your swimming abilities," Boyle says. Boyle's colleague Kelly Martinez takes on the delicate task of explaining the scenario the city...
  • Illegal Alien Murders AZ Mom For Denying Him Sex With Her 13-Year Old Daughter

    04/03/2013 9:07:19 PM PDT · by montag813 · 34 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-04-2013 | John Hill
    Monsters among us: yet another illegal alien pedophile strikes- by John HillStand With Arizona Illegal aliens are leaving a trail of victims from coast to coast - a massive crime wave that most Americans don't know about - because the media typically plays it down. And so frequently the victims are children or involve children - thanks to a perverse Mexican culture that virtually ensures the victimization of the young. There was one such a murder last night outside Phoenix. Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his Maricopa County Sheriff's detectives are  are investigating thmurder that happened late Monday night in...
  • City Recruits Minority Lifeguards Even if They Can’t Swim (Phoenix, AZ)

    04/03/2013 1:04:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 3, 2013
    In a staggering case of affirmative action gone wild, officials in a major U.S. city are actually recruiting minorities to be lifeguards at public pools even if they’re not good swimmers. It’s all in the name of diversity. You can’t make this stuff up. It’s a real-life story out of Phoenix, the capitol of Arizona and the nation’s sixth-largest city. It has more than 1.4 million residents and, among its official mottos is “value and respect” of diversity. This means “more than gender and race,” according to the city’s official website. It also encompasses “uniqueness and individuality” and embracing differences....
  • AZ:Phoenix Gun Turn in "buyback" Dates Announced for May 2013

    03/26/2013 1:56:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The gun turn in events for Phoenix have been given dates. They will be held on Saturdays, the 4th, 11th, and 18th of May. $100 gift cards will be given for handguns, most rifles, and shotguns. $200 will be given for semi-automatic "military style" rifles. The turn in events will be held in the Maryvale, South Phoenix, and Sunnyslope neighborhoods. The addresses of the events have not yet been announced. It has been reported that "high capacity" magazines that are turned in will also earn a card. No limits or qualifiers have been announced so far, but only $100,000 has...
  • Arid-Headed Water War Breaks Out Between L.A. and PHX

    03/21/2013 12:21:43 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 9 replies ^ | March 20, 2013 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The word arid has two meanings: insufficient rainfall to grow trees or dull and boring. The second meaning seems to characterize the level of intelligence that’s on display in the recent media water war that has broken out between the major newspapers in Los Angeles and Phoenix. This e-water war was provoked by William deBuys’ op-ed article in the March 14 Los Angeles Times, “Phoenix’s Too Hot Future.” The Phoenix-based Arizona Republic newspaper retorted on March 15 with an editorial, “Los Angeles More of a Water Vacuum than Phoenix.” DeBuys is the author of the book: “A Great Aridness: Climate...
  • For Arizona day laborers, immigration reform can't come soon enough

    03/19/2013 5:10:18 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 15 replies
    WTAQ ^ | March 19, 2013 | Tim Gaynor
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - At the end of a day of driving around Phoenix in his battered Ford truck scavenging for boxes, Mexican day laborer Jesus Aquilar sells the load to a recycler for pennies a pound, and tosses the yellow receipt with others on his dashboard. Now that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress have begun a push for comprehensive immigration reform, he wants to ensure he will benefit. When the time comes - if it does - to apply for legal status, the stash of dog-eared receipts could be a paper trail to a hoped-for life out of...
  • AZ:Opportunity for Cheap Guns, Phoenix turn in events in May 2013

    03/02/2013 4:39:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton has announced that he will be arranging a gun turn in for every Saturday during the month of May. Locations have yet to be announced, or what will be used as incentives for the turn ins. Called by the propaganda term “buy back” the programs insinuate that all firearms belong to the government, when in fact the guns were never owned by the government. This is a prime opportunity for Constitutionalists to have fun and the possibility of picking up some decent guns for very good prices. It appears that Mayor Stanton has $100,000 to play...