L.A. County prosecutors rebel against DA George Gascon

December 31, 2020

Leftist Los Angeles District Attorney seeks to block prosecutors from fulfilling legal duties

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon is not an unknown in Arizona. As Mesa Police Chief, his propensity was to showboat as he protected illegals aliens, stirred conflict with 6-term elected Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and arrogantly gave the back of his hand to Mesa Mayor Scott Smith and City Manager Chris Brady. The East Valley Tribune previously reported that Gascon accepted the San Francisco Police Chief position as talk swirled of him being terminated in Mesa after traveling to D.C. to rail against enforcement of illegals. His trip was financed by a group advocating for leniency for border invaders.

After moving again following a stint in San Francisco, Cuban-born Gascon is now the Los Angeles County District Attorney where he advocates sweeping leniency for criminal offenders.

Hot Air describes Gascon as “the wildly liberal, anti-cop DA [who] has been working overtime to empty the jails and prevent the prosecution of criminals, even as crime rates have been surging in the City of Angels.” He arrogantly told a murder victim’s family to ‘Keep Their Mouth Shut.”

Currently, prosecutors in Los Angeles County are asking a judge for an order that would keep them from enforcing new directives from District Attorney George Gascon requiring them to be lenient in their sentencing recommendations for specified types of offenders.

The Association of Deputy District Attorney’s for Los Angeles County (ADDA) asserted in a lawsuit that the directives would mean violating state laws that require enhanced sentences in certain cases:

As the District Attorney, Respondent Gascon lacks authority to legislate and has no right to unilaterally abrogate the law — regardless of his personal opinion as to the law’s merits.

Gascon’s directives, the complaint states, prohibits deputies from pursuing sentencing enhancements in future cases under the state’s ‘Three Strikes Law’ and, for current pending cases, requires them to withdraw allegations to support tougher sentences for cases including bail violations, gang-related cases, and situations where special circumstances could result in a sentence of life without parole.

The complaint, signed by Michele Hanisee, President of the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County can be read here.

Under the voter approved Three Strikes Law, prosecutors are required to seek enhanced sentences. It is not optional and they cannot exercise discretion. For the other enhancements, the complaint states the blanket policies violate Gascon’s own obligation to prosecute violations of the law.

The lawsuit calls for court orders to rescind Gascon’s directives and end their enforcement.


David Bodney, newspaper’s lawyer, reprises Judge Judy

December 30, 2020

The title of Judge Judy’s book, “Don’t pee on my leg and tell me it’s raining” captures the essence of Phx Lawyer David J. Bodney’s editorial

The American Bar Association has an informational page on its website providing an answer to the burning question, “When Do I Need A Lawyer?

Missing among the numerous examples is, “When you are a failing, far left, Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating newspaper, hemorrhaging subscriptions faster than any other in the Gannett news conglomerate.”

Nevertheless, the lead editorial, “Loss of local news imperils democracy,” written by the hard left Arizona Republic’s democrat lawyer/lobbyist, David J. Bodney is a shocking admission of the newspaper’s dire plight.

Bodney refers to the Pew study released last year observing most Americans —  three out of every four — expressed the view that local news outlets are doing fine financially. He quotes Margaret Sullivan, media columnist for the Washington Post, who frets, “Less than one in six Americans, actually pays for local news, which includes having a subscription, print or digital to the local newspaper.”

Bodney goes on:

“So here’s the thing, if we are lucky enough to have a community with a local newspaper, like this one (the Arizona Republic) it’s imperative that we subscribe and support it. After all, a newspaper’s purpose isn’t just to keep public officials accountable, it is also to be the village square for an entire metropolitan area; to help provide a common reality and touchstone, a sense of community and place.”

To put his desperation plea in perspective, the Arizona Republicoriginally named the Arizona Republican at its inception a dozen years before statehoodhas undeniably become an arm of the democrat party, promoting its issues and massaging its office holders and candidates while salivating over the Harris/Biden ticket for obvious reasons, ignoring Biden’s dementia and son Hunter’s scandals.  For all of Bodney’s grandiose platitudes about “providing a common reality,” the newspaper’s columnists, editorialists, and the few remaining reporters (excluding the ubiquitous ASU Cronkite School editor-less student interns) who have survived buyouts, layoffs, cutbacks and witnessed the selling of its building, voted to unionize. Most importantly, there is no deviation from the leftist agenda and vicious maligning of President Donald Trump and his supporters. News is free and its in our pockets. We can decide on a wide variety of platforms whether we want to be informed or pay to be insulted.

To put it acceptably, Bodney’s blather-filled editorial is utter garbage. He knows it and so do the rest of us. The reason the newspaper is dying and reduced to begging for a return of its permanently lost subscribers is because Arizona conservatives are tired of paying to have their intelligence insulted and the diversity-base of democrats the newspaper exalts doesn’t read.

Dem megadonor Ed Buck’s trial finally scheduled Jan.19, 2021

December 29, 2020

Longtime Arizonans will remember a then-youthful political gadfly Ed Buck (born Buckmelter) who waged a recall and impeachment battle against Republican former Gov. Evan Mecham, initiated before his inauguration.

Conservative Republicans will have no trouble recalling how the leftist Arizona Republic chronicled and canonized the effort to impeach conservative Gov. Evan Mecham. We’ve been inundated with praiseful accounts of a certain naval “war hero,” the son and grandson of admirals, but few are aware Mecham left college to join the U.S. Army Air Corps during the height of World War II, training as a fighter pilot. He was shot down and held as a prisoner of war receiving an Air Medal and Purple Heart for his valiant service. Active in his church and a successful businessman, he served in the state senate before winning a three-way primary race for governor in 1986, trouncing GOP AZ House Majority Leader Burton Barr, the presumed winner. He went on to easily defeat democrat Carolyn Warner.

On August 3, 2020, the U.S. Attorneys Office Central District of California issued a news release titled,Grand Jury Charges Ed Buck with Four Additional Felonies, Including that He Enticed Victims to Travel Interstate to Engage in Prostitution,” stating Buck is scheduled to go to trial on January 19, 2021.

It’s a big job in the nation’s most populous federal judicial district, so the wheels of justice are bound to turn slowly, but it’s past time for his trial to begin in the case which includes evidence of male prostitution, drugs and dead bodies found in Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. Buck, now 66, gray and emaciated, has a predilection for gay orgies with down-on-their-luck young black men. He injected them with methamphetamines on his mattress laden living room floor, causing three known deaths. Buck was arrested September 17, 2019. With his flamboyance vanished, he is seen on KTLA TV 5 cowering in the back seat of a patrol car.

Facing a possible life sentence in federal prison, the high dollar democrat donor and LBGTQ activist is oddly being represented by a public defender, paid for by the taxpayers and reserved for indigent defendants. These democrats who were the recipients of Buck’s generosity,* should return the favor and let the overburdened California taxpayers off the hook.

SRAZ has covered Buck numerous times:

March 19, 2018:  Why do perverts contribute to Kyrsten Sinema?

Jan. 10, 2019: Dem donor Ed Buck, 2 dead men and counting & Update

Sept. 19, 2019: Deviant Dem megadonor Ed Buck finally arrested after 3rd man overdoses & Update

Nov. 3, 2019: Adam Schiff’s multiple visits to Ed Buck’s sex, meth den

* Center for Responsive Politics

Radical dem insurrectionists defy old guard, seek control

December 28, 2020

NY dem chairman warns AOC against challenging Schumer

Democrats are bracing for an internecine battle that could make the 1975 ‘Thrilla In Manila’ world heavyweight boxing championship bout between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier look like child‘s play.

According to the New York Post, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) has been on the receiving end of stern warnings from Jay Jacobs, New York’s democrat party chairman, accusing her of “putting her ambition over need.”

Asked earlier this year about mounting a challenge to Schumer,70, Ocasio-Cortez, 31, responded “I don’t know,” which is light years away from a denial.

The Intercept delves further into the slim democrat margins in the congress as AOC says she believes the democrat party needs new leadership, telling the publication in an interview that it’s time for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to go. But the left, she said, currently has no plan on how to fill the subsequent leadership vacuum.

Ocasio-Cortez is letting them know she’s available…to further radicalize the leftist party and fully transmogrify it into her socialist vision. Listen carefully when democrats speak without a script. They are less likely to be lying.

How good was Calvin Goode? Death doesn’t alter his racism

December 27, 2020

Former Phoenix City Councilman Calvin Goode has died at age 93. His death is featured as an Arizona Republic front page report with two additional jump pages, extolling him as a “civil rights reformer” possessing a “gentle manner.”

Not a word exposes his own bigotry, exhibited in his letter to the same newspaper’s editor when Kate Gallego, now Phoenix Mayor, was running for the City Council District 8 seat in 2013. Both Goode and Gallego were/are committed democrats though for him their similarity ended there. Goode was not challenging the Harvard and Wharton Business School educated Gallego’s credentials. He vigorously opposed her lack of skin pigment as he gave voice to manipulative race-based council district gerrymandering.

Take time to read,Calvin Goode: Former councilman proposes racial gerrymandering,” which includes Calvin Goode’s bitterly malevolent letter to the editor of the same Arizona Republic newspaper that has buried Goode’s own vile prejudices with its glowing posthumous tribute.

Bigotry comes in all colors. Calvin Goode was a black anti-white racist. Death doesn’t transform the facts.

AZ Gov. Doug Ducey sells out to China

December 26, 2020

“Transition” is a word we now hear regarding “sexual preference.” Ducey, however, is transitioning from an Arizona governor to a tool of China. He’d be more acceptable wearing a dress, heels and lipstick

Speculation regarding lame-duck AZ Gov. Doug Ducey’s future plans have been running the gamut. As we wrote in a Feb. 2020 exposé titled,Slickster AZ Gov. Ducey halts sanctuary city ban,“ the former ice cream tycoon sold his gated 11,412 sq. ft. Paradise Valley golf course fairway mansion and 1,200 sq. ft. guest house situated on 2.14 acres, at a discounted rate of $8,150,000, obviously in preparation for his next adventure. His term ends on January 1, 2023, and he’s readying for another gig.

The SRAZ exposé is chock full of Ducey’s stunning duplicity when he gets lobbied by illegal invasion advocates. He is not unlike his mentor John McCain, who swooned at the thought of aiding and abetting illegals and showering them with benefits paid for by taxpaying citizens …many struggling to make ends meet for their own families. Ducey’s first job when he came to Arizona to attend ASU was working for beer heiress Cindy Hensley McCain at her Anheuser-Busch distributorship, setting the stage for a long friendship.

Ducey also executed a novel plan as he falls prey to the counter culture rebels, issuing this proclamation rife with “Whereases” declaring October 12th Indigenous Peoples’ Day, claiming it won’t replace Columbus Day though it already has.

Brazen Ducey is also unconcerned about the appearance of conflicts of interest as he sits on the board of a group doing testing, and is an affiliate of a prospective Coronavirus vaccine maker.

Don’t be tempted to put this important information aside. It provides a backdrop to Ducey’s latest aspiration for which he appears to be already laying the groundwork. The upside is it takes him out of the rough and tumble political realm and drops him into the lucrative hands of our fiercest global adversary…Communist China.

Here is Doug Ducey in his own words, (China Daily Global video) back in 2017, as he lavishes praise on the nation we now know created the deadly China-based Coronavirus virus in a lab. Watch and listen as he explains how beneficial it would be to expand trade with China.

This was not a one time lapse of judgment. Just days ago on Dec. 20, 2020 Ducey was featured in a World Tribune commentary by Joe Schaeffer, titled,Arizona Gov. Ducey to China: ‘Lots of opportunities’ to exploit ‘our defense industry, mining and ores.’”

Schaeffer begins his commentary with these words, “The video is shocking. As Americans only begin to wake up to the reality of just how severely compromised their political leaders are by a communist superpower, Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey’s alarmingly frank language resounds like thunderclaps.” He refers to the 2017 video posted above.

If you read nothing else today, we urge you to read Joe Schaeffer’s illuminating report.

Knowledge is power.

2020: Sending joyous Christmas wishes to our readers

December 25, 2020

May the peace and goodwill of this season be with us all. We express our gratitude to our service personnel, many stationed far from their own families, who ensure our countless freedoms and ask for blessings on President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania, and their entire family.

There’s no denying this has been an unprecedented year, dealing with a deadly global virus that has taken the lives of hundreds of thousands of Americans, and negatively impacting the historically best economy our nation has seen. For the first time ever, we have witnessed an election many consider fraudulent, based on numerous questionable practices brilliantly enumerated here by Patrick Basham.

We pray that 2021 will not continue to challenge us, and God shines his blessings on America.

Seeing Red AZ

T’was the night before Christmas….

December 24, 2020

As is our tradition on December 24th, we present what was originally titled,A Visit From Saint Nicholas.” It was penned by theological scholar Clement Clarke Moore in 1822 as a gift to his children.


Enjoy Christmas Eve.

Rush Limbaugh sends love, Christmas wishes in final show of 2020

December 24, 2020

As his fans are all too aware, Rush Limbaugh announced Feb. 3, that he had been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer.

The following night, during the State of the Union address, President Trump awarded the obviously surprised Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom, (brief video) which First Lady Melania Trump seated beside him, placed around his neck. The president thanked the radio host for his longtime charity work and “decades of tireless devotion to our country.”

Rush Limbaugh’s influence was immediate from his first nationally syndicated show August 1, 1988. He paved the way for conservative talk radio to lead on AM radio.

It is with our profound gratitude to Limbaugh’s impact on the thinking of so many that we direct our readers to, “What Rush Limbaugh’s life says about eternity,” by Richard Jack Rail. The author says of Rush Limbaugh, “He has pointed millions of Americans back to the path we ought never have left.” According to EIB (Excellence in Broadcasting) the number is 43 million daily.

Watch the opening of his Dec. 23 show, the last of this year, as he wishes “Merry Christmas everybody…I love you all.”

His grateful audience loves him back and wishes him and his wife, Kathryn, a Merry Christmas and many blessings in return.

AZ Republic suppresses facts in pedophilia case

December 23, 2020

Hatred, deceit, and now cover-up of unspeakable crimes against boys drive leftist AZ Republic closer to last breath

It’s no secret the anorexic, GOP-hating Arizona Republic is in serious trouble, losing subscribers faster than other newspapers in the Gannett stable and in a desperate cost-cutting measure, had to vacate its own building. To fill the decreasing pages with editor-less student reporters leftist drivel, half, three-quarter or even full page photos are increasingly used. A recent edition detailing the deaths of illegal aliens trying to breach our sovereign border, blames “Trump’s wall,” for forcing them further into desert areas. It’s actually America’s wall — which was a promise he made as a candidate in 2015, and brought him supporters who agreed that we have a right to secure our nation’s border.

Vacuous columnist Karina Bland, who specializes in being middle-aged, is often replaced by recycled columns from Clay Thompson who died in 2018.  In an effort to preserve their job security, reporters who have survived the mass firings and cutbacks at the increasingly feeble, Hillary-endorsing Arizona Republic have voted in favor of unionizing.

Now even Gilbert-based City News and Talk reports that a lawsuit has been filed claiming newspaper circulation managers did not act when they were told paperboys in the 1970s were being sexually abused by their advisors at The Arizona Republic and its defunct afternoon edition newspaper, The Phoenix Gazette.

The civil suit listing six defendants (Case Number: CV2020-016042) was filed Dec. 9, 2020 by attorney John Charland in Maricopa County Superior Court. 

Those seeking information on the cover-up of the pedophilia, won’t find it in the pages of the Arizona Republic. The Phoenix New Times provides an excellent, in-depth report. Even the New Jersey Globe, 3,000 miles away, has covered the story.

Always politically correct, the Arizona Republic gives days of coverage to the fabricated holiday known as Kwanzaa celebrated mostly by white liberals and by 2.3% of American blacks. It was created in 1966 by convicted rapist and violent criminal Maulana Ndabezitha Karenga (born Ronald McKinley Everett), a Marxist, anti-Christian, who was active in the formation of the radical leftist and revolutionary Black Power movement in the 1960s.

Covering the sexual abuse of paperboys lawsuit is not on the newspaper’s agenda.  It takes courage for accuser Gregory Brown to come forward and admit how he and other young boys were exploited by perverts in the employ of the Arizona Republic. The vile acts perpetrated were life altering as detailed by the Phoenix New Times. We wish his attorney John Charland success in this important case.

It should be the final nail in the failing newspaper’s coffin.