Associated Press gives official pass to criminals

July 13, 2021

News agency will no longer cover “not newsworthy” crimes

Associated Press is back to its old tricks, determining what is now too offensive for general consumption while attempting to manipulate American’s attitudes via language. It has become the self-appointed arbiter of communication, with no one to challenge its leftist perspective. SRAZ has written about the agency’s overreaches intended to cunningly alter the vantage point of readers, now utilizing loaded language techniques while ignoring minority perpetrated criminality.

In 2019 AP reporters were instructed on retooling language in an effort to reconfigure opinions. In 2021 deceitful word manipulation has become even more emboldened. We noted at the time that what was once heralded as the free press, has grotesquely transmogrified to purveyors of mind control. This is an important link which is worth your time.

Claiming its mission is to “inform the world,” and “setting the industry standard for ethics in journalism,” AP boasts it’s been on the scene since 1846. Its former rival United Press International (UPI) has all but dried up and bitten the dust.

AP’s latest gambit is deeming certain names too objectionable to be seen in print. Naming crime suspects or showing mug shots of minority criminal perpetrators is now considered racist, although their presumably loving mothers bestowed the monikers on them.

John Daniszewski, AP’s Vice President for Standards, ignores the fact that crime stats are highest among minority perpetrators, since that doesn’t fit into the leftist perspective as it skews the news. He writes, “The names of suspects are generally not newsworthy beyond their local communities. We will not link from these stories to others that do name the person, and we will not move mug shots in these cases, since the accused would be identifiable by that photo as well. We also will stop publishing stories driven mainly by a particularly embarrassing mug shot, nor will we publish such mug shots solely because of the appearance of the accused.”

In a world inhabited by leftists even those calling themselves “journalists,“ charged with delivering the news, showing or naming the perpetrator is now racist or too embarrassing.

It’s worth considering if John Daniszewski would be so generous if either he, his wife or children were brutally victimized by those whose violent crimes he is intent on ignoring.


Stephen Richer revels in blue spotlight, duped Republicans

July 12, 2021

GOP political newcomer clearly displays his leftist stripes

When the GOP-hating, Hillary-endorsing local newspaper is enraptured with an elected Republican, it’s a clear sign something is amiss. That is exactly what’s happening with Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer. The Recorder’s Office is regarded as a down ballot post, which few people can accurately identify either by the duties or the office holder.

In November 2020, Richer, the previously unknown Republican lawyer ousted the single term democrat and the victory tasted sweet, masking the toxicity aimed at conservatives that we were soon to see. Richer has appeared in a full-color, above-the-fold photo in a newspaper report standing beside democrat Sheriff Paul Penzone and using the prominently displayed word “unhinged” to describe President Donald Trump. Penzone, it should be remembered defeated six-term Sheriff Joe Arpaio with at least $2 million added to his campaign coffers by none other than Socialist billionaire George Soros who has resolutely donated to overhaul the criminal justice system in his leftist image.

This revealing account was published in Law Enforcement Today.

Displaying its newfound GOP defector poster boy, Sunday’s edition of the seriously declining local newspaper devotes two pages to a “Your Turn” column by Stephen Richer, titled, “Playing by an awfully different set of rules.”  This bold type face, foolish sentiment is directly below the headline:

Maricopa County election administrators conducted bipartisan hand-count audit of 2020 votes. Cyber Ninjas — Republicans in sheep’s clothing — recruited almost exclusively from the GOP.

Do those words sound like what Republican voters would expect to hear from a newly elected Republican? The newspaper, which always posts a photo of the columnist alongside the article, generously provides Richer a “haircut” by lopping off the oddly balding top of his head, making him look more palatable as he gouges Republican Senate President Karen Fann and the auditing firm which has worked around the clock with NINE online cameras making the process available to any interested party. Richer bizarrely concludes they play by a “different set of rules.”

His own election was hardly a runaway. Richer defeated democrat Adrian Fontes by a razor-thin 50.1% to 49.8%. In the primary he defeated perpetually losing candidate Clair Van Steenwyk (known as “Van the Radio Man”) by a 15% margin, which should have been far greater.

If Richer runs for any political office in the future, it should be as the democrat he has shown himself to be. It will be a rare display of honesty.


Biden’s border crisis even worse than we thought

July 6, 2021

Dems view invasion of unvaccinated and uneducated as future democrat voters

With the Biden administration’s weakness evident to those from Central America, Mexico and Special Interest Aliens who continually breach our southern border, it’s worth paying attention to the criminal aspect of who is entering.

As bizarre as it sounds, recent “guidance from Biden’s acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement  Director Tae Johnson instructs agents not to pursue illegal aliens for arrest and deportation until they have been convicted of aggravated felonies against Americans — crimes such as rape, murder, child pornography, sexual abuse of a minor, trafficking firearms, and theft.

On its heels came this “Policy Alert” from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services carrying the subject line: “Bona Fide Determination Process for Victims of Qualifying Crimes, and Employment Authorization and Deferred Action for Certain Petitioners.”

In plain English, our government is prioritizing illegals who claim they are crime victims…rather than perpetrators.

The victims Pres. Joe Biden and his disinterested, perpetually  cackling “border czar” VP Kamala Harris should focus on are Americans.

FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) has actively monitored the Biden Administration’s inaction and the criminal invaders who are being welcomed without any consideration for the well-being of Americans.

This datelined list of Examples of Serious Crimes By Illegal Aliens is well worth your time. It exposes the fallacy that these are “just good folks, trying to make a better life for themselves.”

Preston Huennekens, FAIR’s Government Relations Manager, highlights the border policy differences between the Trump and Biden border administrations, headlining his June report, “May Border Apprehensions Reach 21-Year High.”

This Center for Immigration Studies report, “MS-13 Resurgence: Immigration Enforcement Needed to Take Back Our Streets,” details horrific crimes committed at an alarming rate by violent gang members. The numbers have obviously increased since this was written in 2018.

Sanctuary cites, counties and states providing safe havens to criminal aliens have proliferated across our nation.

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AZ dem vaccine love fest embraces Cindy McCain…

July 1, 2021

…ignores ugly realities of the school where dems staged photo-op

Leaving her husband’s caretaking duties to professionals, “Dr.” Jill Biden came to Phoenix Wednesday, to push COVID immunizations at what was described as a “closed” school-based vaccination event. Accompanied by Doug Emhoff,* Mayor Kate Gallego, her ex-husband U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, (whom she divorced in 2016, when pregnant with their son) and, of course, Cindy McCain…an increasingly necessary fixture to complete any democrat event.

Oddly, the report was relegated to Page 3 of the interior section of the leftist local newspaper. Could it be because Isaac Middle School where the event was held, should have been showcased the dire conditions of the minority-majority population school, where 86.8% are “economically disadvantaged” and falling far behind in basic math and reading proficiency scores? The school scores a “1” (10 is Best) when compared to schools statewide and nationally.

None of those harsh realities were on the minds of the still-masked democrat attendees on hand for the photo-op. Among them were AZ Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (now arrogantly running for governor); City Councilman Laura Pastor; Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez; and state Department of Health Services Director Dr. Cara Christ, who cloaks herself as a PND (Party Not Declared.)

The Biden-Harris spouse trip came as headlines blast, “Support for Biden erodes among Democrats as U.S. looks past pandemic.”

*Kamala Harris’ husband, oddly referred to in the report as the “second gentleman.”


Kamala Harris’ quick Mexico trip: I came, I saw, arrivederci

June 27, 2021

Leftist immigration policy has predictably dire border consequences

VP Kamala Harris finally took a sanitized trip to El Paso on Friday, three months after she was named the border czarina by Pres. Joe Biden, and facing mounting pressure for not attending to business, to which she cackled in response. She briefly visited an ICE facility, staying out of the sun and avoiding the harsh reality of a steady stream of illegal aliens crossing into the United States. A recent headline following her trip? “More migrants will now get 2nd chance at asylum.”

With audacity in abundance, she actually stated the Biden administration had made progress tackling the “tough situation we inherited.”

Apparently the Vice President, who has steadfastly avoided the border since her March 24 appointment to oversee the calamitous situation, has forgotten that border wall construction was an issue that President Trump campaigned on and was elected to fulfill. Progress was being made until Biden’s surrogates authorized dismantling of completed wall sections and a halt to new construction, creating the current crisis.

Since Biden has undone the effective policies from Day One of his administration, illegal aliens have crossed the southern border at a record rate of nearly 180,000 per month, according to data supplied by U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

On his first day in office, signing myriad pre-prepared leather bound executive orders, Biden also overturned President Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, affecting illegals awaiting immigration decisions. In the ensuing months, unaccompanied minors, being exploited by transporting drug cartels have become a major problem at the border. Kamala Harris’ response? Listen.

Is it any wonder this June 23, Rasmussen Reports indicates 55 percent of voters support election audits?

          


Biden nominates “humanitarian” Cindy McCain as ambassador

June 24, 2021

It comes as no surprise that Pres. Joe Biden is repaying Republicrat Cindy Lou Hensley McCain for her support of the democrat presidential ticket in 2020. He has nominated her to a Rome-based ambassadorship to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture.

Though she was embarrassingly unable to energize any supporters when campaigning for the Harris/OBiden duo, she persevered, due to her visceral jealousy-based hatred of conservative President Donald Trump. He was easily able to attain the presidency that had twice eluded her RINO* husband.

The far left local newspaper, along with democrat Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly have lavished praise on Cindy McCain, repeatedly referring to her as a “humanitarian.” Sinema couldn’t contain her enthusiasm, issuing a statement that noted, in part, that “Cindy McCain is a demonstrated humanitarian…and a terrific choice to combat famine and hunger crises around the world.

It must have slipped Sinema’s mind that “humanitarian” Cindy, then an addict, stole prescription opiates from her own medical aid charity.**

At the January 2021 Statutory Meeting of elected GOP state delegates, Cindy McCain was censured by the elected Republican delegates, replicating the 2014 censure of her late husband John, for his bonding to the left. Still stung by his intra-party rejections, the never-accused-of-being-intelligent Anheuser-Busch beer distributorship heiress tweeted, “It exposes for all to see the reckless selfishness of President Trump and the cynicism of elected Republicans, who defended his unconstitutional effort to cling to power. They have shamed our country, and delighted our enemies.”

Grant Woods, John McCain’s first chief of staff, and later elected as Attorney General as a Republican…who had signed on (click to enlarge) as a Republican for democrat Janet Napolitano…also jumped into “humanitarian” mode as he described Cindy. After years of threatening to reregister as a democrat he finally made good on his promise, to the delight of actual Republicans.

John McCain retaliated against the censuring delegates by working with wealthy out-of-state Obama allies to purge the Arizona Republican activists from their elected though unpaid posts.

*   Shocking 19 second video

** Phoenix New Times article, “Opiate for the Mrs.”


MC Attorney dismisses charges against anti-police rioters

June 13, 2021

This statement from Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel regarding the dismissal of charges for the Oct. 17, 2020 riot case against Phoenix Police raises far more questions than it answers. Acknowledging the fact that crimes were committed, she then goes on to convolutedly address the issue in the third person, stating, “It is the decision of this office that it is in the interests of justice to not proceed.”

Scrolling through the links following the statement, it appears the Maricopa County Attorney is more attuned to distributing community service announcements than to prosecuting criminality, which is the fundamental duty of the prosecutor’s office in the fourth largest and fastest growing county in the United States.

Phoenix Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Ann Justus stated at the time, “As officers began making arrests, incendiary devices were thrown at them. Due to the ongoing criminal activity and assault, the Phoenix Police deployed less lethal munitions in order to safely make arrests.”

The marauding gangs, using the death of repeatedly incarcerated George Floyd 1700 miles away in Minneapolis, to assault Phoenix Police, faced numerous charges including aggravated assault on officers, criminal damage, unlawful assembly, rioting, resisting arrest and obstructing a roadway. They knocked over barricades, “causing a fully marked Phoenix Police patrol vehicle to sustain damage,” Justus said.

Rioters attempted to conceal their faces from view with black umbrellas as they set off smoke bombs in the road and flung them at officers. When police finally declared an unlawful assembly, they were ignored. Fifteen adults and three teens were arrested.

It was reported that flyers for the protest were posted on social media prior to the rampage, boasting, “Phoenix PD underestimates the power of the people. March with us to occupy Washington Street and remind PD who they serve. We will not stay silent. Until we get justice, Phoenix will have no peace.”

Protests against the police have not been isolated incidents and nationally efforts to defund the police have gained momentum resulting in officers leaving and crime rates rising. Yet these are the people Maricopa County Attorney Adel thinks are worthy of having their charges dropped. Violent rioters do not respond to weakness. It emboldens them.


Conservative blacks aren’t black enough for white leftists

June 11, 2021

White newscaster arrogantly lectures black U.S. Rep. on how to be black

CNS News, a division of Media Research Center, exposes a CNN report and media interview (watch by clicking on the link) that are shocking in their arrogance.

U.S. Rep. Byron Donalds (R-Fla.) during his appearance with CNN’s “New Day” anchor Brianna Keilar accused the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) of discriminating against him by denying him membership because he’s a Republican. There are currently no Republican members of Congress in the Congressional Black Caucus. Steely-eyed, smirking and with an occasional arched eyebrow, Brianna Keilar sticks with her prepared talking points and ignores the responses of the congressman, even interjecting his remarks with, “That’s not true.“ She also accuses Congressman Donalds of “defending” President Trump, and told him his ideas are “incongruous” with those of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Unable to discern facts beyond her limited perspective, Keilar cited two leftwing newspapers to bolster her contentions.

There are black Republicans who have a keen insight into what’s best for blacks, and recognize it isn’t the democrat party. Here in Arizona Republican state Rep. Walt Blackman (LD-6) a Constitutional Conservative ably represents his constituents. He recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. House of Representatives for CD 1 now represented by a democrat.

Republican Mark Robinson is Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina, the first black elected to the second highest position in the state in 2020. He won the Republican nomination clearing the 30% threshold and avoiding a primary runoff. Robinson defeated a state senator, superintendent of public instruction, a former congresswoman, and former state representative.

Robinson is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment, and back-burners the dems driving issue of climate change, desiring America to remain energy independent, not dependent on purchasing our fuel from China, Iran and Russia, all our committed enemies. 


Lawyer misplaces compassion, finds an absurd platform

June 10, 2021

Leftist newspapers such as the Arizona Republic don’t only despise conservative candidates, elected office holders, voters and opinions; they use their flagging platform to promote their twisted agenda. A recent edition is a case in point.  A third of the editorial page was devoted to a commentary titled, “I watched a gas chamber execution. It still haunts me.”

The author protesting the death penalty is Tempe-based defense attorney Jim Belanger. In1982, his client Donald Eugene Harding was found guilty of the wanton 1980 murders of two businessmen, whose names are too irrelevant for Belanger to mention in his lengthy diatribe. Throughout the article, he refers to the homicidal perpetrator warmly as “Don.” What he focuses on is not the heinous criminality of Harding’s acts but what he refers to as “the indignity of being striped nearly naked, wearing a pair of white, diaper-like under shorts with an electric monitor attached to his chest.” Following the guilty verdict came the appeals, and Harding got a reprieve of another ten years before his 1992 execution. That’s more than his victims Robert Wise and Martin Concannon were accorded. In a separate murder, Harding also killed Allen Gage.

Not noted in Belanger’s account of the 10 minutes it took Harding to die, and how he “wanted to vomit as he wept” misplaced tears, is the fact that Harding spent his last moments cursing at then-Attorney General Grant Woods, another state execution witness and giving him the middle finger.  The final indignity comes from lawyer Belanger who inconceivably compares the death penalty to being “disturbingly like the one the Nazis deployed to murder millions in the Holocaust.”  Belanger is woefully lacking in historical knowledge, Hitler’s victims unlike Harding‘s, were blameless, rounded up and systematically slaughtered in extermination camps for the crime of adhering to their faith. There is no correlation.

Following Harding’s execution, Arizona moved to lethal injection for administering the death penalty.  This is the list of those executed by the state of Arizona since capital punishment resumed in 1976.

The Arizona Department of Corrections inmate database fills in the cavernous holes in Belanger’s tale, including numerous prior convictions and the depravity of Harding’s acts. Harding even had the opportunity to order a last meal. He chose “several fried eggs, several strips of bacon, toast, butter, honey and orange juice.”

That was far better treatment than his innocent victims Robert Wise, Martin Concannon and Allen Gage received. They were bound, gagged, beaten and shot in the head and chest at close range.

If you want unvarnished news, the local newspaper is not a reliable source.


Budget causes ire-based stalemate at AZ Capitol

June 1, 2021

On Friday, we got a taste of what a foot-stomping, red-faced tantrum looks like when Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey took to Twitter to shamefully brag about vetoing 22 bills including election integrity and anti-critical race theory legislation. Read his veto letter sent to Senate President Karen Fann and House Speaker Rusty Bowers, with copies to legislative leadership.

Ducey’s ire is based on the legislature’s equally petulant refusal to pass a budget that includes a 2.5% flat state income tax which would include a tax cut for all Arizona taxpayers, force the state to live within its budget and stop viewing us as golden egg laying geese. Republican Steve Forbes, a successful businessman, twice ran for president based on this core concept.

The legislators responded by deciding to take a hike and are out until June 10, though the fiscal year ends June 30.

The Epoch Times covers the absurdity of the termed-out governor, who at 57 is not ready to retire. Whatever his aspirations are, he is backing himself into a McCorner that excludes the conservative base he needs. When he initially ran, he gladly accepted the endorsement of RINOcrats John McCain and Jeff Flake, both anathema to GOP stalwarts.

At his core, Doug Ducey is a political opportunist, foolishly miscalculating who we are. When then-President Trump held a massive Phoenix rally on February 19, 2020, Doug Ducey was happy to be called on stage to stand beside President Trump. Trusting this duplicitous character is an act of naiveté.

There’s too much at stake.