Phx police new enemy as emboldened mob demands control

June 4, 2020

The men and women of the Phoenix Police Department take an oath of office swearing to “protect and defend the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution and laws of the State of Arizona, and will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, and defend them against enemies, foreign and domestic.”  These words are embedded in Arizona Revised Statutes and are also affirmed by elected officials. From 1928 to the present, the Phoenix Police Department has lost 38 Officers in the line of duty.

Suddenly those who put their lives on the line to protect and defend the rest of society are the enemy as marauding criminal gangs have taken to the streets across the nation, using the needless death of a black man arrested for passing a counterfeit $20 bill in Minneapolis as an excuse for violence, looting, arson and hurling bricks at, and even killing police. The white officer restraining George Floyd with a knee to his neck causing his death and other officers who witnessed it have been jailed, and are facing murder charges.

The repercussions of this death nearly 1,700 miles away, have emboldened mobs, blandly described by the local, far left newspaper as “activists and protesters” Bolstered by the lack of resolve of weak Democrat Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, a crowd reported in excess of 1,000 descended on City Hall demanding a 25% decrease of police funding while “fully funding an Office of Accountability and Transparency.”

As widespread domestic terrorism erupted in Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey activated the National Guard.

In a recent interview, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, a black female, commended Phoenix police officers who took a knee along with protesters during a night of protests saying, “We lead with heart,” and opining, “that sentiment reflects the beliefs of the majority of the police department.”

If that’s truly the case, which we doubt, we’re in trouble.


Some Facts Worth Knowing…and then some

June 3, 2020

Longtime readers of Seeing Red AZ are aware we have favorite columnists to whom we sometimes direct your attention. Topping our list for years was the brilliant economist, professor, and author Dr. Thomas Sowell, who retired far too young at age 86 in 2016.  Dr. Walter Williams, another economist, and conservative genius, just a few years younger, and still writing influential columns, now holds sway with his approach to current events.

Both men are black political conservatives, who base their reasoning on growing up as poor minorities, but possessing great minds that provided them with opportunities and intellectual perspective they have shared through their columns. 

Today’s column by Dr. Walter Williams, is titled, “Some Facts Worth Knowing.” His concluding sentence is, “As I pointed out in a recent column, intelligent decision-making requires one to not only pay attention to the benefits of an action but to its costs as well.”

Although the column is not specific to the violent national riots that have occurred in the wake of the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, it covers the benefits America provides that are ignored by the radical left anarchists, looters, arsonists and their apologists. Prophetically, in January, Dr. Williams wrote,The New Racism.”

Lost in the swirl of violence are some pertinent facts. George Floyd’s unfortunate death has become incidental to the current criminality. What is now referred to as “systemic racism” the rallying cry of the mobs, is a fallacy. Phoenix disproves that fraudulent allegation. We have Jeri Williams, a black female police chief, whose husband Cody Williams, was previously a city councilman and is now a Phoenix Justice of the Peace.

The first black councilman was elected in 1965. Ethnic minorities, including Hispanics, have long been elected to city, county and federal public offices. Currently, four of the eight Phoenix City Council members are Hispanic as are one third of our congressional representatives. The state legislature represents an ethnic mix. The exclusive enclave of Paradise Valley elected a black city council member who then served two terms as mayor. Republican Margaret Hance was elected the first female mayor of Phoenix in 1975, serving four consecutive two-year terms, from 1976 to 1983. In 1946, lawyer Wing F. Ong, was the first Chinese-American, who was not born in the United States, to be elected to a state House of Representatives. He was then elected to the state senate in 1966. Former state senator Kimberly Yee, was elected State Treasurer and is a nationally recognized Republican leader — the first female Asian-American to be elected to statewide office in Arizona.

White America is more colorblind than the current manufactured outrage would have us believe.

We shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that racism can emanate from minorities, as former city councilman Calvin Goode made all too clear in this stunning example.


Pres. Trump vows to protect Americans, is blasted by left

June 2, 2020

“America is founded upon the rule of law. It is the foundation of our prosperity, our freedom, and our very way of life”

In this statement given from the White House Rose Garden Monday evening, President Trump addresses the coordinated riots and lawlessness that have overtaken American cities in recent days. Vowing to mobilize civilian and military resources to quell the criminality that has decimated countless cities, his words echo his dedication to this country and his plan of action to restore safety and civility to our nation that has been gripped by the Coronavirus pandemic and now by “coordinated professional anarchists, violent mobs, arsonists, looters, criminals, rioters, Antifa, and others.”

Following his remarks, Pres. Trump, joined by a few White House officials, walked to nearby historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, which rioters attempted to burn down the preceding night.  Even this calming action was met with blistering contempt by Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (NY). The pair issued a joint statement, reading in part, “the nation needs real leadership” during this challenging time, adding, “The President’s continued fanning of the flames of discord, bigotry and violence is cowardly, weak and dangerous.”

Rev. Mariann Budde, the far-left bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. claimed to be “outraged.” Budde, not a neutral player, assumed the leadership post at the church in 2011, and was quoted as saying: “I want to build up the liberal church again so we can be a legitimate conversation partner in the public arena.”  Last year she blasted what she called Trump’s “radicalized rhetoric.”

Try to imagine Pelosi, Schumer or Budde making these same irrational statements if Barack Obama was still in the White House and walked to a nearby church under identical circumstances. You can’t, since such a scenario would never have taken place.

The left has never gotten over his stunning 2016 victory, and are willing to destroy our nation to advance their agenda. 

 


Amid widespread domestic terrorism, AZ Gov. Ducey activates Nat’l Guard

June 1, 2020

Sunday night, following Gov. Ducey’s issuance of a State of Emergency declaration, hundreds of criminal looters and defilers took aim at Scottsdale Fashion Square mall and surrounding businesses including the Mercedes-Benz dealership. Their wanton destruction was estimated in “millions of dollars”

In a rare Sunday announcement, (Read it here) Gov. Doug Ducey declared a State of Emergency including activating the National Guard and issuing a week-long statewide, limited curfew from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

The overriding question as violent demonstrations, arson and looting arise with contrived spontaneity in Arizona, states across the country and have now erupted in our nation’s capitol, is who is organizing them? The obvious intent is to destabilize our social structure, coupled with respect for authority and law, which bind our enviable, constitutionally-based society.

The disingenuous headline in Sunday’s edition of the radically-left local newspaper was, “Anger and Anguish.” The question of whose anguish and anger is made all too clear with the accompanying front page article, headlined, “Ariz. governor’s remarks focus on ‘rule of law’ not community pain.” 

It begins by disparaging Republican governors “across the country,” while specifically targeting Republican Gov. Ducey for being forcefully outspoken in his denunciation of criminality committed by what the newspaper terms “marginalized persons.”  The full quote from a Tucson-based ‘Black Lives Matter’ advocate is, “I think the governor has always made it clear that he values law and order over the everyday person, specifically marginalized people — “black people, incarcerated people,” she stated.

The rest of us can only hope so.


Criminality truth blunts fallacy of Institutionalized racism

May 31, 2020

In an absurd, venom-laced editorial in the far-left Arizona Republic newspaper, editorialist Elvia Diaz climbs on her reliable racism charger, ramming her spurs into its sides to rev it up. Every societal ill takes root in “institutional racism,” according to the flawed tactics that have driven the newspaper off the cliff. There is no reason for any minority failing other than the majority conspiring against them.

As violent rioters torch, loot and destroy businesses, many already hit hard by the pandemic shutdown, Dias contends, “Telling folks to protest civilly isn’t going to cut it.” Minnesota resident George Floyd, arrested for attempting to pay for merchandise with a counterfeit $20 bill, was brutally killed by a Minneapolis police officer, who has been arrested and criminally charged. And George Floyd? He has become an incidental memory to the marauding vandals overtaking American cities.

In fact, the “institutional racism” Diaz decries is more often used against white males than any other group. (These numbers are from 2016, and no doubt have escalated.) Affirmative action dictates are imposed from college admissions to workplace personnel departments.  Even the newspaper that employs Dias also brags about its own disreputable hiring policies based not on ability but the applicants DNA, over which they have no control, but which has paramount appeal to the left.

Athletes who earn $millions and are revered and cheered by white fans, grouse about racism, though minorities dominate the sports of football and basketball.  Yet star quarterback Colin Kaepernick, now described as a civil rights activist, “took a knee” rather than stand for the nation anthem. His legal settlement with the NFL was reported to be between $60 to $80 million.

America, unlike any other nation, fought a bloody internecine war beginning in 1861 to rid itself of the reprehensible practice of slavery. Interracial marriage has been on the rise, and obviously has increased since this 2013 Pew survey was released reflecting the trends from 2019 – 2000.  Those familial relationships were forged through bonding and love, not “institutional racism.”

Yet Google, the left-wing agendized search engine, affixes this message to its homepage today, “We stand in support of racial equality, and all those who search for it.” Apolitical Bing is the site rational people — of all races — should use.


Phx Mayor Gallego joins other Dems defending rioting thugs

May 30, 2020

Dem mayors lead America’s most dangerous cities

As late night rioters filled the streets of downtown Phoenix Thursday, Mayor Kate Gallego remained mysteriously silent. She finally issued this bizarre statement after an unruly mob of criminals and vandals claiming to honor the memory of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, killed by a hometown police officer nearly 1700 miles away, engaged in a destructive rampage. Led by long-time race baiting rabble-rouser and con man, Jarrett Maupin, the mob made demands while damaging at least five police vehicles, bus stop shelters and causing havoc at public buildings including the Phoenix Police Department where rocks shattered the glass doors and broke windows at the AZ Industrial Commission building. They were turned away as they demanded access to the closed state legislature. Maupin is quoted as saying, “Rioting is the language of the oppressed.”

Previously, Gallego, a leftist Democrat, apologized to a couple accused of shoplifting, because an officer drew a gun on them when they ignored his warnings to stop in the parking lot of the store where the pilferage took place. In response to Gallego’s foolishness, the couple filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city’s taxpayers.

Maupin, a former Al Sharpton protégée, calls himself “Reverend,” though like his mentor, he attended no theological seminary and has no congregation.

Following violent riots in Chicago, Mayor Lori Lightfoot, a radical Democrat, presiding over a crime ridden city with murder rates rivaling war zones, announced at Friday’s press conference that she has two words for President Trump: “F— you.”“I will encode what I really want to say to Donald Trump,” Lightfoot said. “It’s two words: It begins with F and it ends with U.”

These words come from a major city mayor as riotous marauders made their way across America leaving rubble in their path. Taking down suburbia is their latest threat.

Robert B. Charles, writing for Amac (the conservative alternative to AARP, which supported Obamacare), notes of the top-ten “most dangerous cities” in America, all have Democrat mayors.  Those cities are Detroit, St. Louis, Oakland, Memphis, Birmingham, Atlanta, Baltimore, Stockton, Cleveland and Buffalo.

Charles’ article is titled, “America’s 25 Worst Cities are Democrat-Led – The Answer, New Leaders.”

In view of what we’re currently witnessing across the nation these are facts worthy of your attention.


Minneapolis erupts in savagery following officer brutality

May 29, 2020

Organized protests have now spread across the U.S. from New York to California and are creating chaos in Phoenix

Following the needless death of George Floyd, accused in Minneapolis of passing counterfeit money, who died when a responding officer held him down with a knee to his neck, violence erupted. The officer, since fired along with four others, is white. Floyd was black.

As if on cue, those in the neighborhood took to the streets, torching buildings, burning cars and looting stores. Videos showed a new way of honoring Floyd, as vandals took hammers to smash open the cash registers in a local Target store after they stole the merchandise.

The police were told to stand down for their own safety, despite the fact that their job entails protecting the safety of the citizens they are hired to serve.

This oddly worded Emergency Executive Order, issued by far left Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, who activated the National Guard to provide safety and security to the people of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding communities. It took him until the fourth paragraph to address the riots and widespread criminality.

A former Congressman, Gov. Walz, ran as a member of the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party — the same party which radical anti-American and anti-Semitic U.S. Rep. Ihan Omer won election in Minnesota. Walz is a former teacher enamored with communist China, where he once taught. He and his wife ran Educational Travel Adventures, dedicated to accompanying high school juniors and seniors on summer educational trips to China.

Expect nothing of substance from him.