Al-Qaeda leader captured: Living in Phoenix

February 3, 2020

According to this January 31, 2020 press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice, Ali Yousif Ahmed Al-Nouri, 42, the leader of Al-Qaeda terrorists in Al-Fallujah, Iraq has been arrested in Phoenix in connection with proceedings to extradite him to the Republic of Iraq.  He is wanted to stand trial in Iraq on two charges of premeditated murder of police officers committed in 2006 in Al-Fallujah. Ahmed Al-Nouri planned and implemented murderous schemes targeting Iraqi police.

The now unsealed complaint can be read here.

The troubling aspect is that this Al-Qaeda terrorist leader was located living in Phoenix. Since the murders were committed in 2006, he could have been living here undetected for well over a dozen years. It’s doubtful he has no like-thinking comrades here.

In 2011 SRAZ wrote, Hezbollah on our doorstep: Radical Muslims in border towns.”* It is substantiated by a shocking photograph of the now dead Yasser Arafat — the father of modern terrorism — and members of RUP, the La Raza Unida party, meeting in Beirut, Lebanon in 1980, providing photo evidence of the longstanding association between Mexico and radical elements of American hating middle-easterners. In recent years, immigration from the Middle East to Mexico has burgeoned, estimated at 1.1 million in 2018.

President Trump acknowledged the presence of Middle Easterners embedded among the caravans from Mexico breaching our sovereign border.

*Unfortunately, the outside links provided in our 2011 post no longer function.

AZ Republic’s odd placement choices, concealed info

February 1, 2020

Let’s see…which story should be given Page One prominence?

Bold Headline, above-the-fold accompanying a three-quarter page report —  including an oversize photo of an ASU student wearing a mouth and nose mask for protection against the coronavirus emanating from China: “It’s hard to prepare for an unknown, but the flu season has already provided helpful practice, state health officials say.” The article continues to an inside half page and a photo of another masked ASU student, riding a bicycle.

Bottom of the same front page: small font type: “27 accused of sex crimes.” It’s accompanied by a single sentence and a directive to page ‘3A’ (short-shrifted rest of the story). “More than two dozen people were arrested by Valley police in Operation Silent Predator, a crackdown on trafficking and sex crimes involving children.”

The arrested suspects, who were arranging sex acts with children, are described as between the ages of 21 and 69.  The child victims were 14-years-old and younger and were stalked online.

Of particular interest is the fact that twenty-seven Valley perverts were charged as sexual predators perpetrating crimes against children and the newspaper did not mention a single name. Could it be because Homeland Security was one of the investigating agencies, partnering with Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, and the Chandler Police Departments along with the Arizona Attorney General’s Office? Seeing Red AZ easily located the names of the suspects:

They have been identified as Samuel Puma, 69; Patrick Mai, 65; Walter Lundy, 59; Franklin Omori, 57; Roy Vasquez, 55; Daryl McCraw, 53; Hector Pano, 48; Juan Flores, 40; Andrew Kasmar, 37; Richard Gonzalez, 37; Colten Jourdain, 35; Edward Mendoza, 33; Agustin Ibanez, 32; Kristopher Broom, 31; Ezra Reynolds, 31; Fabian Hernandez, 30; Jose Sandoval, 30; Bryan Carr, 30; Lawrence Ruiz, 29; Tommy Diaz, 28; Kevin Evangelista, 26; Dovonta Owens, 25; Nicholas Benhart, 23; Jesus Mendoza, 23; Terrick Ebron, 22; and Isaac Arce, 21.

Their photos can be found on various local television outlets, though not in the seriously failing no-news newspaper.

Count on this: If any of these arrested child predators are here illegally, the Arizona Republic will never report it.

Phx thieves have advocates who denounce police

November 18, 2019

Local newspaper supports lawlessness

The City of Phoenix has a transportation farce known as light rail. It was the costly brainchild of then-Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, whose family and friends benefited from its construction, as businesses along its path suffered or permanently closed while it cut through the city. Construction began in March 2005. It began operation Dec. 27, 2008.

Just like riding a bus, going to the movie, or getting a haircut, there are fees to access the service. According to its website, there are various ways and places to purchase tickets, including fare vending machines at the light rail stations. Reduced fares are available to youths ages 6-18, seniors 65 and over, and the disabled. Violators are supposedly subject to fines ranging from $50 to $500, plus any court fees, and may lose their transit privileges — which is nothing more than an idle threat.

Therein lies the rub, as Shakespeare’s Hamlet might have said. No one routinely collects the tickets, which has made the trains a haven for the non-paying homeless. Because the rail cars are air conditioned, they provide these folks a respite from the summer heat and winter chill, plus a soft seat and scenic ride.

Since they are driving paying passengers away, police have begun occasional “fare sweeps” to “encourage fare and code of conduct compliance,” as described by the failing newspaper’s ASU Cronkite journalism school student intern Alyssa Stoney. Her sympathy clearly lies with the non-paying riders, whose advocates are given prominence in the newspaper’s report.

Yes. Street bums have advocates.

Light rail is estimated to cost over $140 million dollars per mile to build. That does not include the expense of maintenance and operation. It is obviously not a free ride, even for those taxpayers who were forced to fund it to the tune of $1.4 billion at its 2008 opening, though have never ridden it. Expansion continues.

But a group calling itself ‘Living United for Change in Arizona’ protested the “police sweeps.” Going by the acronym LUCHA, it is warmly described by co-executive director Alejandra Gomez as a “membership-led economic justice organization that is trying to support the most vulnerable communities that struggle on a day-to-day basis to make ends meet.”

New flash for Alejandra: So do many honest, hardworking Phoenix citizens who pay for what they use. Not doing so is theft, which is a crime.

Mexico: A terrorist nation run by violent drug cartels

November 11, 2019

The United States military is unparalleled. On Veterans Day, we pause to acknowledge the security our troops provide, not only to America, but with peacekeeping missions worldwide in regions where security is threatened or violence is commonplace.

Our troops are deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, with over 170,000 active-duty personnel serving outside the United States and its territories. The numbers, according to Wikipedia, are based on the most recent United States Department of Defense statistics as of June 30, 2019.

In view of the inconceivable carnage Mexican drug cartels inflicted upon three American citizen mothers and their six children — caravanning in three separate vehicles — grotesquely ambushed, brutally slaughtered and burned, leaving other children seriously injured, it’s time to stop our farcical dealings with Mexico. We have no choice other than to acknowledge the country is run by terrorists and to deploy troops on our own border.

Mexico is a dangerous country as evident by these U.S. Department of State advisories, which are not new. Americans are urged to reconsider travel or bluntly advised not to travel, as violent crime, such as homicide, kidnapping, carjacking, and robbery, are widespread. Giving them nearly $300 million a year of American taxpayer dollars has done nothing to alleviate the pervasive crime in the resource-rich country.

There has been a despicable effort to blame the victims and lessen the culpability of the murderers, with Associated Press zoning in on the group’s polygamous past or claiming the slayings were due to “mistaken identities,” the brutal killers thinking they were part of a rival gang, blaming water conflicts within the farming communities where the victims lived and even deriding the dead mothers as part of a “sex cult.”

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) recently stated, “Mexico is leaning dangerously toward becoming a failed state. We have not seen enough action toward addressing the threat that it presents, not only to the Mexican people but to the American people. When the drug cartels become as big, as powerful, as bold and as callous toward human life as these have become — I think this is a time for us to take this very seriously and to figure out the best steps forward.”

Mexican law enforcement and military are no match to the crime-related violence. In 2018, the number of drug-related homicides in Mexico rose to 33,341, a 15 percent increase from the previous year—and a record high. Mexican drug cartels have killed at least145 candidates and politicians and party workers in the lead-up to Mexico’s 2018 presidential elections.

Global Conflict Tracker lists Mexico in the same category as Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Lebanon and Turkey. 

We need a wall, a vigorous military presence and a fervent commitment to securing our border — Democrat opposition be damned.

Phoenix police chief prioritizes firing officers

November 5, 2019

Newspaper negatively chronicles police shootings

Police work is not your run-of-the-mill occupation. Few jobs have as an integral aspect the fact that when you leave for your shift, you might not return to your family. Rotating schedules include nights and weekends; routinely make officers absent from family events and holidays. High stress levels of crime scenes, where police often have to make split-second, life or death decisions take their toll. Police are accused of using excessive force when trying to subdue those high on drugs and/or armed. Now mandated body cams show isolated aspects of an arrest, calling into question the officer’s decisions. Officer suicides are no longer a rarity.

Corrections officers are attacked and killed while on the job in Arizona prisons. Two such murders took place recently.

The public expects rapid responses from dedicated officers. Yet the local newspaper and the Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams, appointed in 2016, show them no mercy. Scrutiny and criticism have become routine. How many times did you see the video of the arrest of a family of shoplifters, mischaracterized as a little girl taking a doll from a Dollar Store? The officer was fired.

The Sunday edition of the Arizona Republic ran an oversize Page One article and two full jump pages with photos, including sympathetic depictions of shooting “victims.” The lengthy all caps headline?

AZ POLICE SHOOTINGS: SOME OFFICERS FIRE AGAIN AND AGAIN. The sub header: 79 officers shot two or more times — 52% worked for Phoenix — 21.5% worked for Mesa.

Mesa’s controversial Police chief Ramon Batista resigned yesterday following a no confidence vote by Mesa’s police union and Fraternal Order of Police. The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, (PLEA) abruptly called off a pending vote of no confidence in Chief Williams, with no explanation.

Monday night an impaired wrong way freeway driver was responsible for colliding with Tempe police officers traveling to a crime scene in separate marked vehicles. This past Saturday night, two PPD officers were hospitalized following a DUI-related crash where the impaired driver, traveling at a high rate of speed, slammed into their patrol car as they were making a traffic stop. She was cited and released.

Imagine if the impaired driver was an off-duty officer. There is no doubt the case would not have been handled so gingerly. Career officers are now fearful of reprisals.

Phoenix Police Chief Williams has fired five officers so far this year.

Extreme leftist running for San Francisco DA

November 2, 2019

Rogue runs for San Francisco prosecutor

Michelle Malkin has done it again. As only she can, she exposes the underbelly of the now fetid city of San Francisco, once a vacation destination.

InRadical Spawn Chesa Boudin: America’s Most Toxic DA Candidate,” Malkin reveals his links to every unsavory character from his terrorist Weather Underground cop-killing parents and their partners-in-crime Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, who raised him from infancy after his parents were incarcerated, to his alliances with the Hollywood Trump-haters, culminating with his connections to Globalist billionaire George Soros and his insiders who are shoveling cash into Boudin’s campaign coffers.  In 2016, Politico exposed financier Soros’ clandestine efforts to “overhaul the U.S. criminal justice system,” investing heavily in District Attorney campaigns.

Malkin writes:

“Now Boudin wants to avenge his cop-killing parents by imposing “restorative justice” and “decarceration” policies that will incentivize violent crime and endanger lives in San Francisco and beyond. If you think California is on fire now, just wait until this red diaper baby takes control of the prosecutorial wheel.

The cornerstone of Boudin’s campaign is sabotaging immigration enforcement. He has called for prosecution and imprisonment of ICE and police officers for doing their jobs and vowed to create an “immigrant defense unit” within the DA’s office to “stand up to Trump on immigration.”

These extremist views tug at the damaged heartstrings of Socialist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who has endorsed Boudin in the upcoming Nov. 5th election.

Prosecutors, whether called District or County Attorneys, in their specific jurisdictions, are given the responsibility of keeping communities safe by presenting the government’s evidence stemming from police reports or grand jury proceedings to a judge or jury for a final determination. Their job is not to protect the worst of the worst and give them free rein to re-offend as DA candidate Chesa Boudin pledges to do.

No Wray of hope at the FBI

October 19, 2019

American Greatness posts an intriguing report titled, “Christopher Wray Has Some Explaining to Do.” The attorney author, who uses a pseudonym, reveals that although FBI director Wray promised the bureau would be better at complying with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), he has actually fought hard against transparency and accountability. We’ve previously written, “knowledge is power.” After reading this, it’s apparent that certainty is no longer assured.

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