Desperate border state Guvs Ducey, Abbott request help…

June 17, 2021

Gov. DeSantis responds

Governors Doug Ducey (R-AZ) and Greg Abbott (R-TX) recently sent this 2-page letter (click to enlarge) to their fellow governors urgently requesting help securing the border that they describe as “a disaster” and “a crisis” ignored by the Biden administration. The two governors cite the Emergency Management Assistance Compact that empowers states to help one another in times of disaster or emergency. It was originally enacted in 1996.

Gov. Ron DeSantis, (R-Fla) was first to respond, stating:

“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American. Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law enforcement manpower and other resources to aid with border security. I’m proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida has your back.”

When the federal government shows no commitment to protecting our sovereign border or ensuring the safety and security of American citizens, it’s good to know that this crisis is not a back burner issue for governors who have to deal with the illegal invasion by providing benefits to those who wantonly disregard our laws. Rewarding lawbreakers only encourages more of the same, depraved pedophiles and deadly drunk and wrong way driver’s, among them. On March 24, — three months ago — Biden appointed VP Kamala Harris as border czar, but she has yet to give more than lip service punctuated by her notorious cackle, to the border.  Former President Trump has been invited to the border by Gov. Greg Abbott, and will be visiting it again Wednesday, June 30, 2021.

These numbers provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection show the staggering upsurge in illegal alien invaders. Be aware that “encounters” do not translate to “apprehensions.” Illegal crossings have surged by 674% in a year, with 180,034 reported in May.

Flag Day and Patriots’ birthdays: More than a coincidence

June 14, 2021

Today, June 14th is celebrated as Flag Day. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing this day as national Flag Day. Many patriotic Americans fly the flag daily as a means of expressing pride in our great nation.

Today is also the birthday of President Donald Trump and former six-term Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio, whose 24-year career is unmatched in Arizona history.

We wish them both a wonderful day and thank them for their dedication to the Constitution, our nation and the law.

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.

BLM thugs normalized, US embassies fly their flag

May 25, 2021

Criminal George Floyd mysteriously morphs into a national hero

Today, on the one year anniversary of the death of career criminal George Floyd, we are veering out of form and taking our readers directly to another site, Power Line blog. It headlines its recent post: “US EMBASSIES TO HONOR GEORGE FLOYD.” John Hinderaker has written a stellar piece which includes the State Department memo sent to all diplomatic and consular posts declaring the commemoration and instructs on matters of importance such as remembering to fly the flag of the United States of America above the Black Lives Matter flag.

No kidding!

Recalling the violence, looting, destruction of historical monuments and arson perpetrated across our nation by BLM thugs that followed in the wake of the death of the man, high on drugs,  who died while resisting arrest following the act of attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill, makes law-abiding citizens wonder why the BLM flags would be flown at all. 

On March 13, 2021 SRAZ wrote, “Career criminal worth more dead than alive,” detailing the $27 million of taxpayer‘s money unanimously approved by Minneapolis’ City Council as a settlement for Floyd’s family. George Floyd’s brother, Rodney Floyd, preposterously called the $multi-million settlement “a necessary step for all of us to begin to get some closure.”

The same city council, also in a unanimous vote, swiftly withdrew $8 million dollars from the police budget, resulting in an escalated crime wave…with violent uprisings throughout the city.

In the March post, there are also links to Floyd’s actual autopsy report and rap sheet detailing the illicit drugs in his system at the time of his arrest, and the numerous crimes for which he served time. He had recently been released from a Texas prison when he moved to Minneapolis.

The Floyd family will be guests of the Harris/Biden administration today, as the administration looks ahead to the next election cycle and bolstering its minority voter base. VP Kamala Harris, appointed over two months ago as the border czar, ostensibly to deal with the massive invasion at our southern border, has yet to travel there to see the conditions first-hand. Harris finds the crisis laughable.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released data detailing their efforts at the Southwest border in April, noting that border authorities apprehended 178,622 illegal aliens last month alone, with the majority being single adult males. This number represents a new 21-year monthly record. Among the invaders, unaccompanied minors in the company of paid criminal cartels are being exploited in unspeakable ways. The dems remain silent.

Maricopa County ballot audit front-burnered by White House

May 9, 2021

If you were under the misguided impression the Maricopa County election audit isn’t a concern to the Biden administration, be sure to read Breitbart News’ coverage of  the deep angst emanating from the White House as the matter is prioritized.

Headlined, “Biden Chief of Staff’s Daughter Asked DOJ to Deploy Federal Monitors for Arizona Audit,” it discloses the high degree of relevancy the audit carries, since Maricopa County pushed reliably red Arizona into the blue category, giving Biden the surge he desperately needed.

Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone — a Democrat more focused on politics than law enforcement — whose anti-Sheriff Joe Arpaio campaigns were beneficiaries of $millions in funding from Socialist billionaire George Soros, has jumped into the fray. He fantastically asserts that the audit is “mind-numbingly reckless and irresponsible.” He also leveled unfounded charges that the audit put the sheriff’s office “at risk” based on contrived situations that have no basis in reality.

Penzone is doing his job, but it’s not insuring the safety of the citizens of Maricopa County. A press release headlined, “Sheriff Penzone to Join the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice,” deceptively omits the name of the president, but the date discloses it was Joe Biden.

Chandler officer killed, Gilbert officer hospitalized, suspect in stolen car identified

May 2, 2021

As a memorial vigil was held Saturday evening for Chandler Police Officer Christopher Farrar intentionally hit by Jonathan Atland, who was driving a stolen vehicle, the Arizona Republic oddly placed quotation marks around two words in the the officer’s church bulletin notice stating the community prayed for the family of Farrar and honored “his sacrifice.”

Gilbert officer Rico Aranda remains hospitalized in critical condition due to acts of wanton criminality committed by the twenty-five-year-old Atland, who also attempted to run over three Pinal County officers and four DPS officers who shot at Atland during his crime spree at a Gilbert auto dealership. Atland will be charged with murder, aggravated assault and auto theft.

A comprehensive and updated report including photos of the officers and the suspect is available on Fox10, Phoenix. The Gilbert Digital Newsroom released this report.

These police officers, like countless other men and women across our state and nation, put their lives on the line each and every day they don their uniforms and go to work. The National Police Foundation has posted “A Hippocratic Oath for policing,” written by Sgt. Jeremiah P. Johnson, (bio follows oath) which is well worth your time.

The political left has become obsessive in its thrust to demonize law enforcement, calling for defunding and dismantling of our police agencies, replacing them with chaos. As an example, the website, For a World Without Police uses loaded language, placing law enforcement agencies into the context of enemies rather than defenders of peace. The three categories, The Problem, The Strategy and The Study Guide, should not be ignored.

None of us have previously encountered anything of this proportion intent on destroying our societal system based on living lawfully and respectably among one another. Games have rules and penalties. So do our daily lives. There are lines in the roadways, traffic lights and speed limits to keep us safe. In a perfect world, there would be no criminality. Humans are imperfect. Evil dwells among us in the form of murderers, thieves, pedophiles, arsonists and other criminals. And we now see that there are those who are intent on assuring its expansion rather than curtailment.

Joe Biden’s bait and switch presidency

April 24, 2021

Although a late find, it was entirely appropriate this commentary was published on April 1st — April Fools’ Day. We disagree with Charles Lipson’s description of former President Donald Trump, but the rest of his analysis is spot on. Americans who voted for barely cognizant, Obama-puppet Joe Biden got exactly what they deserved. The rest of us didn’t.

We urge you to read “Biden’s Bait-and-Switch Presidency,” originally posted on Real Clear Politics. Since this was written, matters have worsened. Leftist rioters have once again taken to the streets, creating havoc. Police are reviled and  have morphed into the enemy, as radical mayors and councils have appallingly called for them to be ’defunded’ and their forces dismantled. ‘Secure America Now’ has a list of the 11 major cities marching in lockstep off the cliff and into the abyss of criminality. This was the Phoenix mob demanding defunding, as covered by the local newspaper, including a gallery of 40 photos.

Despite our southern border being beyond crisis mode, the administration’s spokes-mouth Jen Psaki refuses to make any such admission. VP Kamala Harris, charged with overseeing the disaster, has yet to venture south though GOP members of congress and reporters have made it a priority. Taxes, which were reined in by President Trump, have surged due to astronomical and unsustainable spending by obliging marionette Biden. He has bowed to the radical Climate Change/Green New Deal agenda currently bearing the preposterous price tag of $93 Trillion, dramatically impacting U.S. households — while requiring no concessions from major global polluters China, India and Russia (which top the list). Biden pledged to cut the US’s greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030, doubling the US’s goals under the Paris Climate Accord. It was a cinch for him to make that commitment, since closing in on octogenarian status and weakened with declining cognitive acuity, in addition to having suffered recent falls, he will be long gone by then and will not have to answer for the destruction of America he and his partisans are attempting to ensure.

The term “systemic racism,” which has become the holy grail of the left, is debunked by the fact that Americans elected and reelected Barack Obama as U.S. President. Kamala Harris is now Vice President, likely to be in the Oval Office before frail Biden‘s term has officially concluded. Minorities are a presence in every aspect of American life, from medicine, government, law, education and science to policing. PragerU features Larry Elder, Carol Swain, Candace Owens and others bringing clarity to the topic. Each brief but enlightening segment is worth your time.

Former Tucson officer condemns left’s lies about police: “It’s hurting black people”

April 22, 2021

Retired Tucson police officer Brandon Tatum, who is black, joined “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday evening and slammed Benjamin Crump, LeBron James and liberal politicians who he said are pushing a dangerous and false narrative that law enforcement is racist.  (LeBron James has removed an incendiary tweet targeting the officer who shot and killed a teenage girl who was attempting to stab another teen girl.)

TATUM: “They should be ashamed of themselves coming out lying on this police officer and lying on that girl (Ma’Khia Bryant). That girl had a knife in her hand and she was getting ready to stab another young black girl in the face. She wasn’t just swinging a knife. She was going to stab the girl in the face and she was fatally shot. Officers have every right to use deadly force against another person to protect the life of another individual.”

LAURA INGRAHAM: “These people want there to be hatred and evilness in our country and they want police officers to be demonized. They want police officers and the public to have conflicts [so] they can continue to get better ratings. They can continue to get reelected, keep promising the public [policies] they can never deliver on.

TATUM: “They seem almost disappointed, do they not, when the facts don’t exactly match up with an easier narrative to perhaps vilify the police, whether it’s skin color of the people involved or whether there was a weapon involved.

They usually have a meltdown or they completely lie about it because it makes them look like hypocrites.

I really am sick and tired of listening to these people get on TV with no accountability. They are flat-out lying and stoking violence in our communities.

This is not hurting white people. It’s making other black people become more violent and feel like their life is endangered by police. They’re going to end up getting hurt and end up dying and not having patrols in their communities, which makes their communities more violent. It’s hurting black people and is perpetuated by a lot of black leaders.

LeBron James is living on a high horse in a multimillion dollar house, living near nothing but white people. At the drop of a dime, he will have white officers at his house doing investigations on false claims, if there are some. LeBron James and the people like the BLM cofounder living in million-dollar houses, they don’t care … I really wish they would be held accountable and at least be ashamed of what they’re doing to our country.”.

To watch the complete segment click here.

Deadly criminality has become routine in big cites around the country. As the New York Post reported in early February, “These black lives didn’t seem to matter in 2020.” Take time to read it, become aware of the shocking statistics and follow the informative links. You’ll know a lot more when you finish reading than when you began.

Derek Chauvin case: Was justice served by false systemic racism claims?

April 21, 2021

What has been lost in the coverage of the guilty verdict for former Milwaukee police officer Derek Chauvin is the fact that before he was elevated to sainthood in death, George Floyd was a career criminal imprisoned numerous times for a variety of major felonies and as his autopsy verifies, he was high on illegal drugs, though diagnosed with  chronic heart disease and positive for COVID-19. Police were initially called on the day of his death because he was engaged in the crime of trying to pass a counterfeit $20 bill in a store. At 6’4″ and weighing 223 lbs, Floyd was difficult to restrain as he resisted arrest. Officer Chauvin is 5’9″ and weighs 140 lbs. On Tuesday Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

Jurors were under intense pressure to render the verdict they did, fearful of riots, arson and looting, or what the left-wing media has come to minimize as “unrest.” They were also aware of the $27 million payment awarded to Floyd’s family by the Milwaukee City Council.

The deck was stacked. Judge Peter Cahill erred in not seeking a change of venue from the city where tensions ran high and not sequestering the jurors. Pres. Joe Biden publicly weighed in saying he was, “Praying for a guilty verdict.” VP Kamala Harris opined, “I think there needs to be a consequence and accountability for people who break the law. Period.” She obviously was not referring to Floyd. Both Biden and Harris hold law degrees and understand the impropriety of their statements, but the fact remains, such incendiary words resonate with their base. U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters another democrat, stated in advance of the verdict that “protesters need to “stay on the street” and “get more confrontational.”

To advance their political agenda, the left has race hustled, as prolific conservative columnist, author and professor, Dr. Thomas Sowell, then a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University wrote in 2016 in his column “War on Cops.” Now retired, his words still ring true as they relate to the race fraud that has been foisted upon the black community by those who benefit from what Sowell, who is black and rose from poverty to prominence, referred to as the “poisonous atmosphere” perpetrated by career race hustlers and racist institutions like the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

Akin to “white privilege,” “systemic racism” is a massive deceit crafted by democrats to advance their political power. They are now pushing legislation for reparations for slavery to be paid to people who never were slaves by others who never owned slaves. For the political left to remain relevant, they need members of their constituency to feel oppressed and victimized. Extolling the USA as the land of opportunity where people of all races can succeed doesn‘t fit their narrative asserting inescapable minority victimhood.

Derek Chauvin will no doubt spend the rest of his life in prison. Three other officers, one a rookie, who were at the arrest scene, have yet to be tried.

CA police chief magically morphs into judge and jury

April 19, 2021

 Intending to intimidate, criminals send bloody message to wrong house. Santa Rosa, Calif. police chief throws officers under bus as he claims to know “values and beliefs” of city’s police

It appears intimidating thugs are trying to replicate the bloody severed horse’s head in the bed warning scene in the classic movie, ‘The Godfather.’

The latest version, also meant to intimidate, was a gory, dripping decapitated pig’s head. It was thrown on the front porch of a Santa Rosa, California home previously owned by Barry Brodd who moved from the state two decades ago. Brodd, a retired Santa Rosa police officer, recently testified as a consultant on police practices and use of force expert for the defense in the trial of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derrick Chauvin.

Brodd’s credentials are impressive as his resume indicates. In 1995, he opened BVB & Associates, providing consulting and expert witness services.

Police Chief Rainer Navarro, promoted as the first Hispanic chief in July 2019, is obviously worried he might be targeted in the same gruesome manner. Navarro takes the low road by issuing this blatantly biased statement* making it clear he has, without spending a moment at the trial, hearing all of the facts presented in the case, or reading this incriminating autopsy report, has thrown both Barry Brodd and Derek Chauvin under the politically correct bus. He definitely doesn’t want the city of Santa Rosa looted and burned as numerous other American cities have been by those with no respect for the law. In the big picture, former officers are an expendable commodity, as calls to “defund the police” have become pervasive.

 Chief Navarro ought to focus on his own community where violent crime remains high.

* “We are aware of former Santa Rosa Police Officer, Barry Brodd, providing testimony in the Derek Chauvin trial. Mr. Brodd has not been employed by the department since 2004. His comments do not reflect the values and beliefs of the Santa Rosa Police Department.”