AZ legislator Anthony Kern’s bio lacks kernel of truth

March 13, 2015

First term state House member Anthony Kern (R-LD 20) has neither a bio nor photo accompanying his legislative member page.  Those omissions make it easier for the newcomer to misrepresent himself.

According to this report in the Arizona Capitol Times and this posting titled, “No, badge, no gun, no cop representing Glendale,” on the Rose Law Group Reporter, Kern, 53, isn’t quite on the up and up when it comes to his credentials.

His campaign website cagily skirts any mention of being a police officer, instead saying he owns a private investigation business. He says he graduated from the Glendale Law Enforcement Training Academy and is active in crime prevention as a member of Crime Free Multi-Housing and the National Institute of Crime Prevention. He notes he has been involved in the Block Watch program.

Open enrollment recruits —- those who are not sponsored by police departments —- must await sponsorship or employment before receiving full police certification. If his hasn’t arrived by age 53, Anthony Kern shouldn’t hold his breath waiting.


Chaos in Ferguson fueled by Obama, Holder

March 13, 2015

First black President and U.S. AG have incited, escalated racial tensions

By now we are all too aware of the racial unrest based in elevating a black street thug named Michael Brown into a choir boy amid chants of “Hand’s up, don’t shoot!”  —- words he never uttered. This past August, Brown was shot by Darren Wilson, a white police officer following a convenience store robbery.

In the aftermath, bedlam prevailed followed by days and nights of protests and threats. Brown’s step-father was videotaped calling for further violence, screaming, “Let’s burn this bitch down!“ referring to the town of Ferguson, Missouri. Barack Obama involved U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and sent White House emissaries to the 18-year-old’s funeral.

Looting, fires and pandemonium in cities across U.S. escalated in November after a county grand jury declined to prosecute Wilson. DOJ investigators concurred with that finding in a report released March 4.

The double standard, reported by the Washington Times, became ever more apparent as unarmed white 20-year-old Dillon Taylor was killed by a black police officer in Utah, with no White House representatives at his funeral and no federal probe underway.

Fast forward to Thursday. Two police officers were ambushed and shot —- one in the face, another in the shoulder,  outside the Ferguson police station —-  by a yet to be apprehended gunman, part of the mob further incited by the fact that the officer involved in Brown’s shooting was not charged. He has since left the police force.

Obama used Twitter to send his prayers to the officers and to denounce violence against police. “Path to justice is one all of us must travel together,” Obama wrote, not taxing his 114 character count.

Attorney General Holder called the gunman “a damn punk” who was “trying to sow discord in an area that was trying to get its act together, trying to bring together a community that had been fractured for too long.”

But Holder’s Justice Department also released a separate report asserting that racial profiling was at play in the city police force, and the municipal court system was driven by profit on the backs of the town’s predominantly low-income black residents. 

In the wake of the report, the police chief resigned on Wednesday. His was the sixth departure in the week since the release of the DOJ’s report. Ferguson’s court clerk was fired and the municipal judge, two police officers and the city manager willingly left their jobs.

Everyone in a position of authority ought to walk, and let the residents of Ferguson figure it out.


Feds raid state political meeting, harass attendees

March 2, 2015

In what appears to be a wild display of overkill, federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Bryan, Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating their cell phones, iPads, laptops, and personal recording devices. No arrests were made.

The Republic of Texas, a separatist group, was holding one of its regular meetings at the local VFW Post with 60 attendees. There was nothing illicit taking place. Yet according to this account in My San Antonio, an armed and armored force of the Bryan Police Department, the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, the Kerr County Sheriff’s Office, Agents of the Texas District Attorney, the Texas Rangers and the FBI disrupted the meeting.

In the end, at least 20 officers corralled, searched and fingerprinted all 60 meeting attendees, before seizing their personal electronic devices in the raid.

In this video, Gov. Rick Perry says, “Texans know best how to govern Texas” as he commended the efforts of the 2009 legislature in introducing HCR 50, affirming that Texas claims sovereignty under the 10th Amendment. 

Seeing Red AZ is not advocating in favor of secession. But it’s a good bet that many regular readers of this site have attended countless political meetings of various stripes and cringe at the thought of being subjected to such tactics for exercising their constitutional rights.

Read more about the underpinnings of the raid here.


AZ Federal judge protects illegals using stolen ID

January 7, 2015

Judicial overreaches reach new low

In a news article in which the headline is nearly as large as the report itself, the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) enthusiastically treats readers to the latest in outrageous judicial actions. The report states, U.S. District Court Judge David Campbell “issued a preliminary injunction blocking Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery from enforcing two state laws that make it a felony for undocumented immigrants to use stolen identities to obtain work.”

Gnaw on that bit of preposterousness.  According to a federal judge illegal aliens have as much right to your identity as you do —- and neither law enforcement nor prosecutors are able to take legal action against the thieves. Children are viewed as especially attractive targets since their stolen identities usually go undetected for years.

Previously, when found, arrested and turned over to federal immigration officials, the identity thieves were deported. But, alas, those pesky felony convictions hindered their chances of returning to the U.S. legally. Now using legal contrivances reminiscent of George Orwell’s “1984” Newspeak, a federal judge rules that disallowing criminals free access to our county and the personal identity of American citizens is repressive.

Under court imposed pressure, Arpaio has announced plans to disband his work-site enforcement unit within the next two months, following completion of an ongoing investigation.

Campbell said the state laws that criminalize the act of identify theft for the purpose of obtaining employment are likely unconstitutional because they are preempted by federal law.

Jack MacIntyre, a lawyer and deputy chief with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, correctly noted the ruling is “a little bit of an exercise in futility if you eliminate and declare a state law unconstitutional because of federal preemption with a wink and a nod to the reality that the federal government shows no interest in enforcing that area of immigration law.”

The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is reviewing an appeal of the preliminary injunction.  Bill Montgomery said the ruling “underscores yet again the consequences of federal inaction and the Obama administration’s indifference to the effects of unlawful immigration practices. While pretending to address the concerns of people admittedly violating the law, the victims of identity theft are deprived of the state of Arizona’s protection.”

As expected, left-wing organizations including the ACLU and Hispanic advocacy groups, praised the contemptible ruling.


Bill Montgomery, dead dogs & the Flakes: We got it right the first time

December 24, 2014

 All felony and misdemeanor charges dropped against Jeff Flake’s son and daughter-in-law. Single fraud charge remains against her parents

In what is being characterized as a “surprise move,” Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has dropped charges of animal cruelty against all four defendants in the deaths of nearly two dozen dogs at the Green Acre boarding kennel. His equivocal press release is filled with legal double talk in an effort to explain away the unexplainable.

It was clear from the June 20 onset, when the dead and dying dogs were found, Bill Montgomery was loath to touch this case. He dillied and dallied, even after Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s extensive three-month examination of facts which included veterinarian performed necropsies. The sheriff’s office recommended numerous felony charges of animal neglect and cruelty in connection with horrific abuse of the pets. The dogs died agonizing heat-related suffocation deaths after being crammed in a small laundry room overnight without air-conditioning, food or water.

When found in the morning they were hosed down in a crude attempt to cool them, then callously dumped in a shed and stacked like cordwood by the caretakers. No veterinarian was ever summoned.

But these were not just run-of-the-mill folks. Defendants Austin and Logan Flake, the son and daughter-in-law of U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, were each charged with 21 felony counts and 7 misdemeanor counts of cruelty to animals. Todd and MaLeisa Hughes, Logan Flake‘s parents were also charged.

The politically ambitious Bill Montgomery is cunning but still exhibited raw insensitivity to the grieving pet owners as he provided insight as to his bent during a Sept. 10 press conference. “This isn’t to cheapen or minimize the loss of the pets to the families,” Montgomery said. “But we’re not talking about the deaths of 23 children.” 

On Oct. 15, a Maricopa County Grand Jury indicted both couples. At the time, Montgomery solemnly stated, “Today’s indictment is the result of a thorough review of the extensive investigation into this incident and a decision to seek charges based on objective facts. We now look forward to the next step in seeing that justice is served in this case,” he said.

Then POOF! In a cloud of smoke capable of concealing  dead rabbits in a magician’s top hat (yes, there were also a couple of dead rabbits) the charges magically disappeared. A single count of fraud remains against Todd and MaLeisa Hughes. When the deaths occurred, they were vacationing in Florida, leaving the aptly named Flakes in charge of the pets.

The newspaper, referring to the deaths as a “tragic accident, not a case of intentional cruelty,” prefers to lay blame on their longtime foe, Sheriff Arpaio for having the temerity to recommend charges. Bill Montgomery, who would rather chew on rancid chops than refile this case says, “Our motion to dismiss the charges without prejudice reflects our ethical and professional duty as prosecutors to review information presented to us by the defense and to assess what impact, if any, it has on our case.”

What a load of horse pucky. After reviewing the facts, a Grand Jury found sufficient evidence to indict on multiple charges. But none on the panel have the same political aspirations as Montgomery.

Back in September we prophetically posted “Bill Montgomery: Between a Flake and a hard place.”

We got it right.


A Christmas gift from Sheriff Joe Arpaio

December 22, 2014

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Inmates in Maricopa County jail facilities are getting a thoughtful holiday treat from Sheriff Joe Arpaio. By signing up here 24 hours in advance —- beginning Tuesday, Dec. 23rd at midnight —- their friends and family members can visit free online, from the comfort of their own home, on Christmas Day.

Visit the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office website to learn more about the office.

 


NYC officers murdered, Maupin crawls out of Phx rat hole

December 21, 2014

Open season on police as WH and race baiters stoke racial fires

Racial unrest exacerbated by Barack Obama and his Attorney General Eric Holder reached another explosive level Saturday when a cowardly killer named Ismaaiyl Abdulah Brinsley, 28, shot and killed two New York City police officers. Brinsley then committed suicide.

Prior to his spineless execution of NYPD officers Wenjian Liu, 32, and Rafael Ramos, 40, the killer posted on Instagram “I’m Putting Wings on Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs #ShootThePolice #RIPErivGardner #RIPMikeBrown This May Be My Final Post.”  The image of a silver handgun accompanied the macabre message.

Officers Liu, married just two months, and Ramos, a married father of a 13-year-old son, were taking part in an anti-terrorism drill in Bedford-Stuyvesant when they were each shot point-blank in the head as Brinsley approached their patrol car.Brinsley was a fugitive who shot his former girlfriend in Baltimore earlier Saturday, according to this report in the Baltimore Sun.

This video shows NYPD officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill deBlasio, whom they hold culpable, as he walked into the police press conference Saturday evening. The New York Post has the report.

The shooting comes at a time of heightened tensions amid grand jury decisions in the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and Eric Garner in New York. Both men were black and the officers white.

The Obama White House sent a message that escalation of protests are acceptable when it sent three officials to attend Brown’s funeral —- three more than it sent for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s funeral, which it snubbed last year. 

At the time, AG Eric Holder personally visited Ferguson and assigned dozens of investigators to conduct a federal civil rights probe. Riots and looting, followed by burning of businesses came in the wake of the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict the police officer. Few will forget Obama’s declaration in another case, “if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon (Martin).  This Bill Whittle video fills in the facts Obama omits.

The double standards,  reported by the Washington Times, became ever more apparent as unarmed white 20-year-old Dillon Taylor was killed by a black police officer in Utah, with no White House representatives at his funeral and no federal probe underway.

To further stoke the fires, Phoenix has it’s own Al Sharpton protégé, a race baiter named Jarrett Maupin, who like his mentor Sharpton, is congregation-less yet still calls himself Reverend —-  though their contemptible actions belie that title.  Saturday afternoon Maupin rallied a few dozen demonstrators into downtown Phoenix to lie down in the street and on the light rail tracks halting traffic while calling for “justice” and protesting “police violence.”

Maupin ought to be calling for bringing fathers back to black families, instilling values and making education a priority. Seventy-three percent out-of-wedlock births insure poverty, gang involvement and accompanying crime.


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