Finally…SCOTUS hears oral arguments on DACA

November 13, 2019

In a victory for the Trump administration, oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court began Tuesday morning on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (which morphed into the acronym DACA). President Trump moved to end the program in 2017 but was thwarted by lower court rulings.

Estimates of those affected by Obama’s political construct via an executive order, bypassing congress, now range between 700,000 to 800,000. The flawed premise was to bestow the gift of U.S. citizenship to those who needed only affirm they were 16 years of age or younger when they initially entered the United States or arrived by 2007. They merely had to declare that they have been of good moral character since initially being brought to the U.S. as children by their invader parents — illegally. Verifying how many came as babes in arms or ably propelled themselves over the border last month is impossible to substantiate. Many of those who claim to have been brought as babes in arms are now grandparents.

Government attorneys representing the Trump administration told the court that the program “sanctions the ongoing violation of federal law by more than half a million people,” arguing it is not authorized by immigration statutes. They stated leaving DACA in place interferes with the ability to send “a message that leaves no doubt regarding the clear, consistent and transparent enforcement of the immigration laws.”

A ruling isn’t expected until mid 2020.

DACA worked hand-in-hand with another scam known as the D.R.E.A.M. Act. The acronym stood for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. It was introduced as S.1291. The 2002 bill was drafted before the speech police ruled the words “illegal” and “alien” unacceptable, so they were used extensively throughout the bill.

The D.R.E.A.M. Act, an actual nightmare, whose recipients slickly morphed into “Dreamers,” was a liberal dream come true, a warm and fuzzy piece of legislation also lacking any means of verification while permanently swelling the ranks of the Democrat Party. Read SRAZ’s complete 2016 post,D.R.E.A.M. Act morphs into dreamy amnesty.” Knowledge is power.

Those who claim this status have obtained protection from deportation under DACA, which permits them to work legally in the United States and also provides access to myriad benefits including driver’s licenses, in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities, education grants, the ability to apply for Social Security Numbers — required to claim Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a major tax benefit for lower-income earners — which allows recipients to participate in Social Security and Medicare. 

The open border, pro-illegals Arizona Republic runs a bizarre and insulting op-ed by Arizona’s worst governor, Janet Napolitano. A radical leftist noted for her blasé retort when frustrated Arizonans pleaded for border action: “Show me a 50-foot fence, and I’ll show you a 51-foot ladder,” she was at the Supreme Court yesterday opposing the Trump administration. We are not linking to her convoluted rationale. She resigned the governor’s post to become Obama’s Secretary of Homeland INsecurity. Her latest argument is, “Ending DACA is profoundly negative.”


Adam Schiff’s multiple visits to Ed Buck’s sex, meth den

November 3, 2019

Questions abound regarding close association with now jailed deviant

SRAZ recently posted Deviant Dem megadonor Ed Buck finally arrested after 3rd man overdoses. That exposé was preceded by Dem donor Ed Buck, 2 dead men and counting. It’s been a busy year for the former Arizona resident who cut his political teeth in 1987, launching a recall against Gov. Evan Mecham shortly after the conservative businessman’s and decorated WWII veteran’s inauguration.

In the intervening years, Buck, 65, whose actual name is Edward Bernard Peter Buckmelter, moved to California and morphed into a Democrat mega donor, lavishing campaign contributions (itemized list) on Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Kyrsten Sinema and her ‘Getting Stuff Done’ fundraising PAC, along with a two page list of other Dems and their organizations. A standout is U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) who rated a hefty chunk ‘o change from Buck.

Schiff becomes even more notable as it’s been revealed that he visited Ed Buck’s den of horrors — otherwise known as his Hollywood home — at least a dozen times. This is the same place where Buck would bring homeless, usually black men, back for a evening of less than wholesome antics, fueled by methamphetamines and carried out on floor mattresses. At least a couple lost their lives, before Buck was finally arrested after another man escaped.

Buck’s federal criminal trial has been rescheduled from Nov. 26 of this year to Aug. 4, 2020. He is currently being held in the Metropolitan Detention Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Senior U.S. District Judge Christina Snyder has delayed the proceedings, citing, among other reasons, that “the case is so unusual and so complex, due to the nature of the prosecution and the voluminous discovery, that it is unreasonable to expect preparation for pre-trial proceedings or for the trial itself within the time limits established by the Speedy Trial Act.”

Never-Trumper Schiff is committed to the removal of the President of the United States by whatever machinations he deems useful. When the claims of Russian collusion didn’t pan out, shifty Schiff, the chair of the oxymoronic House Intelligence Committee switched gears, alleging a Ukrainian scandal. Expect a North Pole scandal centering on Pres. Trump, to erupt as we draw closer to Christmas.

The investigation that should take place is one looking into Schiff’s penchant for repeated visits to Buck’s drug den and sex chateau.

True Pundit titles its must-read exposé, “Clinton WhistleBlower: FEDS Investigating Adam Schiff’s Disturbing Behavior at Ed Buck’s Meth & Sex House.”

 If you read only one thing today, this report should be it.


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.


Demonic Dems aim to doom Trump presidency

October 30, 2019

On the cusp of Halloween, Democrat congressional ghouls are lighting the fire under the impeachment caldron. The House Rules Committee will debate this contemptible 8-page resolution today to provide a “pathway forward” for the impeachment of President Trump.

When President Trump recently used the word “lynching” to describe this outrageous action against him, he was castigated for appropriating a term that one race now thinks it owns.

The word Holocaust has long been used to describe the Nazi’s systematic slaughter of 6 million Jews during WWII. In recent years has been appropriated to describe the legalized murders of pre-born human babies at the hands of abortionists since the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. These figures are based on the numbers used by the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, a division of Planned Parenthood of America.

In both instances, Holocaust describes gruesome, unconscionable deaths; the taking of innocent lives by those who considered them inconsequential.

President Trump is indeed being lynched by a ferocious mob, though they are wearing business suits instead of white hoods. They are assembled in congress rather than driving down back country roads after nightfall carrying torches to terrorize, torture and kill blacks. 

Yes. Words have meaning. President Trump has been maligned, demonized and colluded against since the day of his Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration. The left-wing Hillary-supporting media, congressional Democrats and Hollywood elites have dedicated themselves to defaming and conducting a witch hunt against him.

Earlier today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) summed up the Democrat‘s actions stating:

“They have denied President Trump basic due process and are cutting his counsel out of the process in an unprecedented way. The House Democrats new resolution does not change any of that. The draft resolution that has been released does nothing of the sort. It falls way short, way short.” He added, “It does not confer on President Trump the most basic rights of due process or seemingly alter Chairman Schiff’s unfair process in the House Intelligence Committee in any way whatsoever.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), nearly 80, who has lost control to the radical “squad,” young enough to be her granddaughters, has back-pedaled on her lack of enthusiasm to impeach. Now she is moving forward with ferocious vigor.

U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), an extreme leftist partisan who has conducted closed door meetings with the single goal of removing the elected President of the United States, has bared his fangs in anticipation of the kangaroo court proceedings. Arizona Congressman Andy Biggs (R-CD5) exposed Schiff in this commentary.

The Bible instructs us to gird our loins for the upcoming battle.


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.

Editors’ note: We will be unable to monitor comments today. For that reason, the comment section is turned off.


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

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 be fined $5 million.

Oct. 28, 2019: The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to suspend Paul Petersen for 120 days from his position as Maricopa County Assessor citing “neglect of duty.”  The board does not have the authority to remove him from office. He has been in police custody since Oct. 8.

 


Inexperienced applicant to lead MC Attorney’s Office

October 4, 2019

Allister Adel selected over accomplished prosecutors

The front page headline declares: “1st woman named county attorney.”  A citizen’s committee doing the job that should have fallen to the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, vetted the applicants to fill the top position left vacant when longtime elected County Attorney Bill Montgomery was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court. The supervisors then named Montgomery’s replacement.

The list was pared down to five applicants, three of whom were experienced prosecutors, with backgrounds as bureau or division chiefs in one of the nation’s largest prosecutorial agencies, serving over 4 million residents in the fourth largest and fasted growing county in the U.S.

According to the County Attorney’s website, there are over 900 full-time employees, including attorneys, investigators, paralegals, victim advocates and support staff.

One of the applicants, a former chief deputy, was currently serving as interim county attorney. Another applicant has experience as a criminal section chief at the United States Attorney’s Office. There was one male among the five applicants.

Selected to run the massive prosecutorial office was Allister Adel, who provides consulting services for nonprofits and small businesses. She worked for the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Her bio lists her work with the City of Phoenix “to fund a fellowship space and butterfly garden at Starfish Place, a transitional housing facility for trafficking survivors and their families.” Adel previously served a short stint for the office she will now lead. She will have to run to retain the office in 2021.

Arizona has long been in the forefront of having capable women in high ranking positions. Lorna Lockwood — born in 1903 in the Arizona territory — is notable for being the first woman in the nation to become Chief Justice of a state Supreme Court serving in that capacity twice. She passed the bar in 1925 and was a state legislator and Superior Court Judge before ascending to the Arizona Supreme Court in 1960 — paving the nearly identical career path Sandra O’Connor eventually took to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Our state legislature and judicial branch are filled with women and Arizona has had four female governors. Women have been elected secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, and superintendent of public instruction. In 1998, Arizona women known as the ‘Fab Five,’ held all top offices simultaneously, a national first. In 1944, Jewel Jordan served as Maricopa County Sheriff.

Gender is no longer a groundbreaking issue. The people of Maricopa County deserved to have the County Attorney’s vacancy filled by an experienced prosecutor, rising from within the ranks of the office. That person is not Allister Adel.