NYC language police curtail 1st Amendment, issue hefty fines

October 12, 2019

“Illegal alien” verboten as left escalates its war on free speech

The Heritage Foundation reports New York City will now impose fines up to $250,000 — per offense — on Americans who use constitutionally precise language when describing invaders.

What have we devolved to when a major U.S. city censors and penalizes citizens for using the correct legal term,” illegal alien,” that has been used in both federal immigration law and numerous court decisions?

The NYC Commission on Human Rights has issued a preposterous 29-page manual imposing guidelines on speech as it relates to illegal aliens.

The opening sentence of the Heritage Foundation report warns, “The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwell’s novel “1984” has now arrived in New York.”

 SRAZ used the same analogy in 2010, describing the government imposed theft of our rights in the post,Orwell’s 1984: Alive and well with journalistic word police.”

You can’t put four minutes of your time to better use than acquainting yourself with this alarming curtailment of our First Amendment freedoms.

We are on the brink of sacrificing our rights on the reckless altar of political correctness. If we don’t stand up to this expansive encroachment on our constitutional freedoms, our children and future generations will rightly despise us for sitting by idly while Leftist-driven annihilation overtook us.

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MC Assessor Paul Petersen indicted in multi-state adoption fraud & Update

October 10, 2019

Things are not looking good for Maricopa County Assessor Paul Petersen.  Following raids on his home and law office, he’s been indicted in a bizarre international adoption scheme involving bringing pregnant women from the Marshall Islands to homes that he owned until they gave birth. The maneuver involved paying birth mothers and unlawfully selling the babies to adoptive parents. Initially, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office and the Utah Attorney General’s Office were involved in charging Petersen. But he has not escaped the attention of authorities in Arkansas where 19 federal felony charges relating to smuggling, wire fraud, mail fraud, visa fraud, and money laundering have been filed against him.

There is a quirky angle to this strange case. If the Marshall Islands sound familiar, it’s because a remote one of them was a favorite haunt of single term AZ Sen. Jeff Flake. Younger and buff as a congressman, and consumed by fits of bravado, he ventured there alone…except for his tripod and camera.

It was not happenstance that this remote chain of islands caught the attention of Flake and Petersen. They are also a prolific base for LDS Church proselytizing, and are where Petersen served his two-year church mission.

Petersen’s chatty bio on the assessor’s website describes him as a fifth-generation Arizonan with ties to territorial days, a husband and father of four and most interestingly, “continues to practice law from his Mesa-based law office…and remains committed to helping people all across the country in their effort to adopt children. He has helped guide families through this complicated process for nearly 15 years and has provided counsel for adoptive and birth parents alike in hundreds of adoption cases since the beginning of his adoption practice.” Peterson further notes he is admitted to practice law in Arizona and several other states. Petersen did double duty as general counsel for Bright Star Adoptions, an agency that operates out of the same building as his law office. His legal bio remains accessible on the State Bar’s website.

The 32-count AZ Attorney General’s indictment (visible here) alleges conspiracy, theft, forgery and 29 counts of fraudulent schemes.

Petersen and his co-defendant Lynwood Jennet, a Marshallese woman who aided in the fraud, are accused in the indictment of illegally obtaining services from Arizona’s Medicaid system for the women, while falsely claiming the women were Arizona residents. Petersen is accused of bilking the state out of $814,000, according to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office. On his (now inaccessible) law office website, Petersen noted he charges $40,000 per adoption.

During Petersen’s initial court appearance, a $500,000 cash bond was ordered as well as the relinquishment of his passport, since he is deemed a potential flight risk.

Paul Petersen remains in jail and Arizona elected officials are demanding he step down from his post as Maricopa County Assessor. Duane Kees, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas announced at a Wednesday news conference that if Petersen is found guilty of all of the federal charges in Arkansas alone, he could be sentenced up to 315 years in prison and fined $5 million.


Heroin poppy purge provides sob story for illegals

September 29, 2019

Misplaced sympathy: Actual victims are Americans not Guatemalans

If you thought the Hillary-endorsing, Trump-hating Arizona Republic was loathsome in its previous incarnation, its recent acquisition by GateHouse puts an even more outrageous spin on the news. 

A front page report headed THE MIGRANTS, sits atop the emboldened headline, “Poppies cultivated for heroin fuel crisis.” Below that is the tearjerker line: “Guatemalan farmers fled to U.S. after crops were razed.” This twist puts to rest the illegal invaders claims of seeking fear-based asylum. What they want is economic security in the country they were more than willing to flood with heroin.

Readers are then introduced to Carlos. He previously farmed potatoes, oats and corn, before finding a much more lucrative and prettier crop of bright red poppies he and others like him were happy to cultivate for their milky fluid used to make heroin. Carlos says he and his friends were persuaded to replace their vegetable crops with what he was told would produce medicine.

Sure thing, Carlos.

If you thought the bad guys are the willing farmers, often engaging in violent battles to ensure enough water for their deadly but highly profitable crops — via their complicity in flooding American cities with heroin — you‘d be dead wrong. The ogre in the tale of woe is none other than the United States. Our government has “pressured” Guatemala to eradicate the profitable poppy fields, throwing Carlos and his complicit compatriots back into growing vegetables.

Carlos admits the loss of revenue from growing poppies was the main reason he decided to leave and join the massive influx of Guatemalans invading the U.S.  “They took away the poppy. These potatoes are hardly worth anything.”

He says he heard that as long as parents showed up for their court hearings, they could stay in the U.S. and work while their kids went to public school free. Guatemala, which only requires a sixth grade education, imposes fees for any schooling past that grade level.

These staggering numbers are directly from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. They include 72,873 unaccompanied minors who were apprehended by Border Patrol through August.

During the same time period, Border Patrol apprehended 457,871 illegal invaders arriving as “family units,” a claim which DNA oral swabs frequently expose as untrue. Many of the children used to gain entry by non-related adults are trafficked or purchased. Many are sexually exploited. They are a factor contributing to a 406% increase from the previous year. Of those, nearly 40% — more than from any other single country — came from Guatemala.

These are just a few harsh facts you won’t read in the rag.


Reasons AZ Republic continues hemorrhaging subscribers

September 19, 2019

Deliberate mischaracterization of issues is hallmark of what has been identified as fake news

The Phoenix New Times documents the surge in upheaval at the newly acquired Arizona Republic. Some employees are promoting union representation. The announcement comes days after newbie executive editor Greg Burton sent out a strange email to newsroom employees accusing union organizers ofsurveilling colleagues.” After being homeless, the newspaper’s parent company Gannett was gobbled up by Gatehouse Media in a massive buyout deal, though continuing to use the Gannett name. The future remains bleak. As readership continues to plummet, the Republic advertised a “Fall Sale” with a rate of 99 cents a month — nowhere near enough to sustain its shaky life. Rather than Fall Sale, it should read Fail Sale.

A major problem for the far left-wing, Hillary endorsing Arizona Republic is its disconnect with its remaining reader base, overwhelmingly senior citizens as evidenced by numerous pages of hearing aid ads.

A couple of recent examples: Following the Arizona Supreme Court’s ruling supporting the free speech and religious liberty rights of the Christian artist/owners of custom wedding painting and calligraphy Brush & Nib studio, the newspaper used the front page to blast the decision as anti-LGBTQ, bizarrely accusing the court of “siding with proprietor’s rights.”

National Review took a decidedly different approach, headlining its article by David French,The Arizona Supreme Court Strikes a Powerful Blow for Free Speech and Religious Freedom.”  Arizonans can be justifiably proud of the legal team from Scottsdale-based Alliance Defending Freedom, which struck an important victory for religious freedom and freedom of speech.

Via an ASU Cronkite student reporter, the newspaper also headlines a South Phoenix “Dad-son graffiti tag-team.” The 50-year-old father who calls himself Noe Such Styles Baez and his son, Champ, 27, are extolled as talented artists who are passing their aerosol paint can skills to the next generation, while the reporter ridiculously declares that “graffiti is growing in acceptance.” Graffiti is vandalism.  It is expensive. Not only in in terms of covering it up, but most significantly by its damaging effects on neighborhoods. Buses, subway cars, buildings and bridges are frequent targets in major cities. Gangs use graffiti as a form of communication or for “tagging” their territory.  Read 5 Ways Graffiti Vandals Damage Your Community, for a realistic view of the  problem plaguing many American cities. Graffiti is not art. It is a crime.

If you are among the rapidly decreasing and unreported number of subscribers to this leftist rag passing as a journalistic endeavor, stop fooling yourself that you are being informed. Cancel.


American Airlines Iraqi saboteur successfully plays victim

September 7, 2019

A brief report buried in the single page USA Today insert inside the failing Arizona Republic newspaper is titled, “Airline: Mechanic attempted sabotage.”

This should rightfully have been given Page One coverage, but that was likely deemed politically incorrect by the Hillary-endorsing, far left newspaper.

Here are the facts: An American Airlines mechanic, arrested Thursday by federal air marshals and FBI agents, appeared in federal court Friday on a sabotage charge accusing him of purposely gluing foam inside the tube of an air data module, disabling a critical navigation system on a flight with 150 people aboard before it was scheduled to take off from Miami International Airport in July. His actions were captured on surveillance video.

The reason? According to this criminal complaint filed in Miami federal court, employee Abdul-Majeed Marouf Ahmed Alani, who is from Iraq but reportedly lived in the U.S. for decades, was upset over stalled union contract negotiations. Though his salary averaged $8,000 a month he admitted to investigators he was motivated by the potential for overtime pay.

Alani, was appointed a federal public defender by Magistrate Judge John J. O’Sullivan after the saboteur claimed he was unable to pay for his own defense — although he admitted he owned property in Sarasota and leased two cars, a 2018 Honda and 2016 Camaro. Speaking in halting English, he also requested an Arabic interpreter to translate.

Not only did this criminal intentionally intend to endanger the lives of 150 passengers and crew based solely on greed, but he is playing American taxpayers and the legal system and getting away with it. Those nefarious motives are not enough for the local newspaper to give this prominent coverage, though it routinely finds ample space to attack President Donald Trump.


Sanctuary city San Francisco declares NRA a domestic terrorist org.

September 6, 2019

Before San Francisco’s streets became littered with homeless addicts, their drug paraphernalia, piles of human waste and the accompanying rats, it was a destination city for vacationers. Arizonans often filled the flights. In addition to its myriad unique attractions, it featured top-rated dining establishments, unrivaled shopping and a Union Square discount ticket booth for same night theatre productions.

Even in it’s heyday, San Francisco was a politically leftist bastion, but the city’s magic pushed that fact aside, since visitors didn’t have to live under the reign of radicals.

Stark reality brought us to our senses after a 5-time deported illegal alien who had served time in a federal prison, shot and killed Kate Steinle, walking arm-in-arm with her father along the pier in 2015. The Mexican national murderer, residing in the sanctuary city ultimately had his guilty conviction overturned by a California appeals court.

Now the news from the ‘City by the Bay’ unequivocally demonstrates the irrationality of the leftists in control. Following recent deplorable national shootings, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved this deceitful resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization.

It comes as no surprise that the 11-member board, which runs under a “non-partisan” guise, is made up solely of Democrats, who were paid $110,858 per year in 2015. Undoubtedly that has increased in almost 5 years.

The unanimous vote to turn the organization that is the most valiant defender of protecting our Second Amendment rights into a terrorist organization should strike fear in the hearts of every rational American. Obviously, the leftists who voted in unison against our freedoms are not conversant with our founding documents and the reasons supporting each of our clearly defined rights.

Next the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will blame cars for drunken drivers and label American Motors a terrorist organization.

Support the NRA. It supports us all. If you’re not a member, join nowOur future is at stake.

 


Anti-police coverage dominates, predatory teachers are routine

September 2, 2019

The Hillary-endorsing, newly acquired, failing local newspaper, which gives front page prominence to what it calls “bad officer behavior” and use of “excessive force,” when police are in encounters with an increasingly hostile criminal element, is stupefyingly lax when it comes to sexual predatory teachers in our schools.

Beginning in 2009 Seeing Red AZ began covering predatory teachers, with, “The Endless Parade,” predicting in that year,Nothing wrong with these teachers a good raise in salary couldn’t fix.”

Fast forward to April 2018 where we proved to be ‘right on the money,’ with, “Teachers behaving badly demand 20% raises,” which gives the background on money that has been specifically earmarked for schools through passage of ballot propositions301 in 2000 increasing the state sales tax and 123 in 2016 a grab from the state land trust — guaranteeing more money for education, which apparently is never enough.

A major premise of passing the Arizona Lottery in 1980 was that money from ticket purchases would make its way to schools.

Teachers protest and school districts hold budget overrides and bond elections to “get more money into the classroom” —- eduspeak for bolstering teacher’s salaries. And just like clockwork, signs in support of bond overrides are popping up on Valley roadways, once again.

The Goldwater Institute’s VP for Litigation advised school districts the teacher’s strike and school closures were illegal, depriving more than 840,000 Arizona students of their constitutional right to an education. Still Gov. Ducey capitulated, yielding to their demands. Ducey recently applauded gifting lower in-state tuition rates for illegal aliens.

Meanwhile sexual predators with teaching credentials continue to populate our schools, betraying the trust placed in them by parents as they prey on young students. Yet the unfailingly negative focus of the leftist Arizona Republic newspaper continues to be police officers, who increasingly are in life or death situations where split second decisions must be made.

Some of our early coverage of sexual predator teachers can be seen here.