Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by Flake’s son, ex-wife

August 12, 2018

Flaky Austin Flake and Logan Brown try and fail in another attempt to get rich on the backs of Maricopa County taxpayers

Federal Judge Neil Wake has dismissed the lawsuit brought by Austin Flake and his now ex-wife Logan, who has reclaimed her maiden name of Brown.

The case stemmed from dismissed animal cruelty charges the duo faced in the June 2014 heat related suffocation deaths of nearly two dozen dogs they supposedly were caring for at Green Acre Kennel in Gilbert. The facility was owned by Logan’s mother and step-father, MaLeisa and Jesse “Todd” Hughes, who were vacationing in Florida when the gruesome deaths occurred.

When the Flakes’ checked the kennel on the hot June 20th morning and witnessed the horrific scene, they did not call for veterinary assistance, opting to hose down the dying dogs, then callously piled their dead carcasses in a shed.

The pets sweltered to death, packed together in a steamy utility room, lacking air-conditioning. They had neither food nor water in their stomachs, according to the veterinarian who performed necropsies on the dogs.

On October 14, 2014, a Grand Jury indicted both couples with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Ultimately Logan’s parents served short sentences on fraud charges involving lying to the owners of the pets, telling them their dogs ran away. The Hughes’ took plea deals in lieu of going to trial. As defendants, each pleaded guilty to one count of facilitation to commit fraudulent schemes and artifices, and one count of cruelty to animals, both Class 6 felonies. Their sentences included 23 days in jail without the possibility of work release, work furlough, home detention or compliance monitoring.  The days they served equaled one day per dead dog.

After Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery dropped the 21 felony charges and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals against Austin and Logan Flake, the actual responsible parties, they filed a lawsuit against the taxpayers of Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio, seeking $8 million to resurrect their formerly pristine reputations. They claim they were targeted by the Sheriff’s office and their characters were ruined by the investigation. A few $million each could go a long way to soothe their hurt feelings. Fortunately that effort went nowhere.

With their eyes still on the money prize, they angled for another civil trial, this time against the sheriff’s investigative detective.

But Judge Wake has now dismissed that lawsuit, ruling their attorney Stephen Montoya hadn’t provided evidence the detective intended to deprive the Flakes’ of their rights. Read the judge’s order.

SRAZ has written extensively about this tragic set of circumstances and the appalling flakes. Let’s hope this is the last we hear of these grifters. 

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Worried about separation? Hardly. Illegals keep coming

July 8, 2018

With all of their anti-Trump issues fizzling, Democrats have latched onto the separation of illegal alien families at the border as their pivotal issue going into the midterm elections. 

Three main refresher points beg to be made:

  1. This program did not originate under President Trump. It has been in place since the George W. Bush administration and was expanded upon by Barack Obama, a fact that is conveniently swept under the liberal political mat.
  2. Using children, whether your own or those unrelated to you, as a means of gaining illegal access into the United States doesn’t, and shouldn’t, work. Operation Streamline, a program begun in 2005, referred all illegals for prosecution, making exceptions for those traveling with children. That policy brought us to the indefensible point where children provide cover to America’s invaders. On June 20, Pres. Trump signed this Executive Order, affording congress the ability to prioritize immigration proceedings involving illegal alien families.
  3. American citizens who commit crimes and are incarcerated are routinely separated from their children, oftentimes for years. If they bring the children along during the commission of their criminal acts, those actions results in enhanced penalties. Where are Socialist billionaire financier George SorosActBlue* and MoveOn recruited mobs —- known for inciting riots —- marching over their plight? They are nowhere to be seen — since their criminality doesn’t play into the Left’s narrative.

The telling headline in the Arizona Republic provides the rest of the story in a two-page report: “Despite separation threat, more families are arriving at border.”

Obviously they are not as aggrieved by the circumstances as the drummed up protesters are. The takeaway is the issue of “separated families” plays well with the left-wing media that desperately needs to divert attention away from the monumental successes of the Trump administration, including the lowest unemployment rate in decades and a booming economy.

Those bread and butter issues are what bring working Americans, who are paying attention, to the polls. 

Republicans are motivated to ensure President Trump is surrounded by conservatives in the U.S. House and Senate to get his legislation passed and judges approved. Tomorrow he is set to nominate a replacement for retiring U.S, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

*This is an interesting site to peruse, courtesy of Center for Responsive Politics.


Weekend reading guaranteed to make you smarter

July 1, 2018

If you read nothing else today, read this

Today we are gifting our readers with an enlightening and timely article by Bruce Thornton, who knows a thing or two about his topic.

Do yourself a favor and read,LIES, DAMNED LIES, AND IMMIGRATION POLICY, The falsehoods that protect a political interest.”

Illegal immigration and the contrived drama surrounding it are ripping at the fabric of our sovereign nation. Don’t be fooled by the ongoing leftist rant, which now includes abolishing the federal bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). There is a method to their madness, and even the safety and security of our own citizens take a back seat to the liberal agenda of increasing the size of the Democrat voting base.

This commentary is especially relevant following what is claimed to be over 600 nationally organized marches Saturday on behalf of illegal aliens and the traction-grabbing, though based in deceit, issue of “family reunification,” seized on by the desperate Democrats who have seen their other means of regaining political power fizzle. Among the radical organizers of #FamiliesBelongTogether are the ACLU, Women’s March, and MoveOn, funded by anti-American Socialist billionaire George Soros.


Trump’s Exec Order: Hysterical Dems don’t want to lose their election issue

June 21, 2018

Anyone who’s paying even scant attention is aware the unacceptable situation on our porous border has escalated into a mega-issue that has been exploited by the Democrats. They disparately need it, since have nothing else to run on during the upcoming midterm elections. Their fake ‘Russian Collusion’ narrative has evaporated. Impeaching President Trump is a pipe dream. The economy is soaring and unemployment is at a record low. So Dems have zoned in on the issue of separating children from their lawbreaking parents at the border. Liberal churches have weighed in demanding an end to the program, though they do virtually nothing to end the steady stream of humanity, as they look upon the illegals as pew fillers in their declining congregations. Some have provided sanctuary within their walls. Others have worked to turns cities and states into enormous sanctuaries, often with dire results.

Rarely do you hear that these separations have been going on for decades, and reached a zenith under the Obama regime.  As we wrote in this June 16th post, “Illegals’ status enhanced by ability to expand Dem voter bloc,the mainstream media focus is on the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policies, although Newsweek reminds its readers that Barack Obama held more than double the number of children in shelters compared to the Trump White House.

Children are an easily exploitable distraction. What the left actually desires are open, transnational borders. It’s not about family reunification. They want no one detained. Ever.

President Trump signed this Executive Order on Wednesday, specifically addressing family separation. Still, there are obvious facts that should not be ignored:

American citizen parents who commit crimes and are arrested are routinely separated from their children. If they bring their children along on their crime spree, their penalties are enhanced when they are sentenced to prison. Children of divorce, whose custodial parent moves, are separated from their parents each and every day. The difference is they don’t have liberal advocates hysterically exploiting their situations for political gain.

Not all of these children are with their parents, Some are traveling with unrelated persons who use them as a tool to gain entry into the United States. Some children are being sexually exploited by these strangers. Older kids oftentimes travel alone, and once here will act as conduits for other family members. MS-13, a notorious and vicious gang originating in El Salvador has grown and spread throughout the U.S. recruits kids as young as ten.

Don’t be conned by purposely ginned up media hysteria. President Trump has long held that the United States must adopt an immigration system that serves our national interest. He has remained committed to securing our border by construction of a wall, restoring the rule of law, and returning illegal entrants to their countries of origin. Among his priorities is protecting American workers by ending the chain migration scheme. He has eliminated the irrational Visa Lottery, and implemented a merit-based entry system — reforms which advance the safety and prosperity of all Americans while helping new citizens assimilate and flourish.

These remarks and interaction are from the meeting President Trump and Vice President Pence held earlier yesterday with select House and Senate members.

The Daily Caller displays photos of Obama’s detention facilities housing illegal border crossers, that the mainstream media has chosen not to show,


Illegals’ status enhanced by ability to expand Dem voter bloc

June 16, 2018

Though the left intentionally misuses the words, illegal aliens are not “immigrants” or “migrants.” Immigrants enter the U.S. legally, using our generous system that takes in over a million yearly. Migrants are the swallows that come to Capistrano each March 19, but even they return home to Argentina.

The political rhetoric surrounding separating children from their illegal invader parents has escalated past a fevered pitch. A USA Today front page photo showing a father asking, in Spanish, of course, “Why are you taking my boy?” is a guaranteed heartstrings tugger. The report details the man’s long journey from Honduras to Texas with his 5-year-old son in tow. He left his wife and other children back home. The boy was supposed to be insurance.

Open border advocates and legal advisers have been counseling illegals breaching our border to bring their children and coaching them on the “magic words” to memorize enabling them to fall within the statute of credible fear that will put them on the asylum track, according to border officials.  Mostly uneducated Central Americans from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, trekking through Mexico, but not stopping there, continue to flood the U.S. Once here they send back $billions of U.S. dollars in remittances to their homelands.

The mainstream media focus is on the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policies, although Newsweek reminds readers that Barack Obama held more than double the number of children in shelters compared to the Trump White House.

Families are routinely separated in the criminal justice system when adults break the law. It’s known as consequences for unlawful actions. If you rob a bank, you’ll be guaranteed to be separated from your kids, regardless of your country of origin. Taking a preschooler along on the heist will not ensure release from police custody. If anything, putting a youngster in harm’s way will enhance the charges.

A question to ponder: Would the throngs of immigration lawyers and illegal advocates be as committed to providing advice, aid and comfort, if they thought  the majority of these “refugees” would register as Republicans?

This is syndicated columnist Ann Coulter’s reasonable twitter take:

@AnnCoulter

No, Chuck Schumer, I do not want to see illegals separated from their children.

I want to see them separated from our country.

2:27 PM – 15 Jun 2018


GOP establishment back to pushing amnesty deal

June 14, 2018

The lyin’ Ryan Express delivers amnesty cargo

President Trump was non-equivocal when he issued this Immigration Principles and Policies letter to House and Senate Leaders on October 8. 2017.

He ended up acquiescing on major portions of his policy when signing the omnibus spending bill after being steamrolled by the GOP establishment led by House Speaker Paul Ryan, who is retiring at the end of this term. Like Arizona senators McCain and Flake, Republicrat Ryan has long been bonded to amnesty for illegal aliens, in all of its incarnations, including chain migration. There is not an iota of difference between the Republican posers and the most liberal Democrats.

The omnibus excluded construction of Trump’s wall, expanded “Catch and Release” for illegals, and did not fund 1,000 new deportation agents as the president requested. It was released, passed by Congress, and rushed to Trump’s desk within days. 

In March, when faced with the no-wall omnibus, an irate Trump  threatened to veto the $1.3 trillion dollar bill, signing it just hours ahead of a deadline to avert a midnight government shutdown and keep military funding.

“There are a lot of things I’m unhappy about in this bill,” he said at the time. (video). “I say to Congress, I will never sign another bill like this again.”

Here we are in June 2018, and the identical strategy is being used to rush Trump into an immigration deal sure to demoralizes his populist base, aids Chamber of Commerce illegal labor profiteers, and breaths new life into his opponents preceding the crucial midterm congressional elections.

The duplicitous Ryan calls for passage of the amnesty bill next week, though it has not been completed or released yet.  “So This is Ryan acting like [Rep. Nancy] Pelosi: “Vote first, read later,” said Jessica Vaughan, policy director at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

Citing a Harvard-Harris poll, John Binder, writing for Breitbart News, noted nearly 2 out of 3 Republican voters say reducing overall immigration to the U.S. is more important than tax cuts or repealing and replacing Obamacare. Only job creation led the immigration issue.

The Alien Incarceration Report jointly released June 6, 2018 by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, reveals the shocking rate of criminality among illegals incarcerated in the Bureau of Prisons. The numbers are on page 1 under Summary of Findings.

Do yourself a favor and read Ann Coulter’s most recent take on this debacle in the making titled,Meanwhile, ten miles from the White House…

In Coulteresque style, she minces no words.


School shootings: Who’s to blame?

May 19, 2018

Another school shooting has taken the lives of what is being reported as 9 students and a teacher‘s aide. Twelve others were wounded by the 17-year-old murderer, This time the massacre was in Santa Fe Texas, a small town of approximately 80,000 residents south of Houston.

The Houston Chronicle described the assassin with these words: “He posted a photo on his Facebook page of a “born to kill” T-shirt and wrote in a journal about shooting people and committing suicide. His Facebook cover photo comes from an album called “Dangerous Days” by a dystopian cyberpunk band called Pertubator with a track that took on a haunting quality before 8 a.m. on Friday morning: “Humans Are Such Easy Prey”

The newspaper wrote, “The signs of dark, violent fantasies were ubiquitous in (the killer’s) social persona and private ramblings.”

Like the 1999 Columbine High School killers, he had a penchant for wearing a trench coat. Presenting a dichotomy of personalities, he had been an honor roll student, played on the high school football team and expressed a wholesome desire to join the Marines.

Seventeen were killed at a Parkland, Florida high school just three months ago on Valentine’s Day. This list of school shootings goes back to 1990.

The immediate reaction by many on the left is to go after guns — confiscate and destroy them. Eradicate the Second Amendment as outdated.  Blame the NRA. Then comes the talk of mandatory mental health evaluations and permitting involuntary commitments.

Lost in the mix is the undeniable fact that violence, passing as entertainment,  has for far too long, permeated our society.  Music lyrics were once taken on by Tipper Gore, then-wife of Sen. Al Gore. She testified before a senate panel in 1985, saying, “…in virtually every medium, the communications industry offers increasingly explicit images of sex and violence to younger and younger children. In the course of my work, I’ve encountered a degree of callousness toward children that I never imagined existed. No one asks what is in the product or its effect on kids, only how well it will sell.”

Her efforts to expose the encroachment were vociferously fought by the music industry. In 1985, the graphic violence was mild compared to today. According to Quora, the Internet “became mainstream among researchers by 1989, among Silicon Valley movers and shakers by mid 1995, and by most US households by 2001.”

In 2018, many children are isolated, unsupervised and fatherless. The Internet provides them with explicit images and social media sites to “express themselves.”  Their entertainment is raw and often violent.  Fewer families than ever before are involved in a faith-based community. Values are no longer taught. Parents increasingly put their own pursuits ahead of their children. These are the areas that beg for attention, since they create the personalities that revel in violence.

Families owned firearms throughout our history and mass shootings were not perpetrated at schools by adolescents. The cause is too uncomfortable to address, but it’s time to remind parents that their children are their primary responsibility. Economic pressure must be applied to the entertainment and music industries. The NRA, which protects freedom, is not the problem.