Rapist on train: Here’s the rest of the story…and more

October 23, 2021

Media Research Center’s Newsbusters has “the rest of the story” on the horrifying report that recently surfaced regarding the rape of a female passenger on a Philadelphia train. What news coverage there was focused on the lack of concern shown by blasé fellow travelers who watched the criminal sexual assault and did nothing to aid the victim. Apathy is not a traditional American value, but has gained a foothold when America is being flooded with illegal aliens, who are not imbued with the moral principles that have traditionally undergirded our culture. They cower at calling attention to themselves, concerned that dealing with law enforcement will expose their illegal status.

What was omitted from the reports was who the criminal rapist actually is, and background on his status. Newsbusters refers to Tucker Carlson’s Fox News report on the shocking crime committed by 35-year-old Fiston Ngoy, a Congolese illegal alien, who was released in 2019 by an immigration judge without deportation despite a history of serious offenses. Ngoy was originally in the U.S. on a student visa in 2012. He has not been a student since 2015.

This criminality is not a rarity. Neither is the repulsive apathy. Yet the Biden administration has opened the floodgates to illegals, after tearing down the border wall construction undertaken by President Trump, fulfilling a campaign promise to American citizens.

And while Biden’s surrogates have ordered COVID vaccinations for Americans, unvaccinated illegals surging across our sovereign border have no such mandates as they are transported to American cites across our nation. These are the latest numbers of “encounters,” from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Biden’s handlers have devoted themselves to dismantling the Trump administration’s effective enforcement policies. Vice President Kamala Harris, supposedly in charge of border enforcement, has shown no interest (brief video) in addressing the invasion, since the millions entering illegally are viewed as future democrat voters. The Washington Examiner headlines its recent report, “Illegal immigration soars under Biden to third-highest in 97 years.” Take time to acquaint yourself with the facts of this crisis.

With continually escalating prices, along with food and merchandise shortages, Biden’s approval ratings have fallen from tanking to being in the toilet — with a 42% approval rating. His $3.5 Trillion spending scheme which will indenture future generations of Americans is the “icing” on this putrid cake.


NYC’s Mayor de Blasio punishes smart kids, promotes “racial equality”

October 10, 2021

More contemptible democrat lunacy invades American schools

Fox News reports Bill de Blasio is phasing out New York City’s Gifted and Talented program — bowing to critics who complain that the esteemed model is racist.

The term “racist” is the latest pungent pejorative. Hurl it and anyone in its path risks an irrevocable taint. The political left has now succeed in installing the Marxist ideology of Critical Race Theory in our schools, teaching children as young as kindergartners that whites are oppressors and minorities are victims.

The Daily Wire runs a revealing exposé, “Nation’s Largest Teachers Union Says It Will Teach Critical Race Theory In All 50 States, 14,000 School Districts. “ It’s definitely worth your time. The article reveals, “the NEA also vowed to team up with organizations such as Black Lives Matter at School and the Zinn Education Project — named after the anti-American and factually challenged historian Howard Zinn — to call for an October 14 rally in honor of George Floyd’s birthday “as a national day of action to teach lessons about structural racism and oppression.”

Open Secrets shows Teachers Unions have steadily increased their political involvement with the National Education Association (NEA and  the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) giving $millions to democrat state and national candidates. The unions have ramped up their political spending, increasing from $4.3 million in 2004 to $43.7 million in 2020. Just 2% of teachers union donations in the 2020 cycle went to Republicans.

Teachers unions’ political support for Biden has undeniably paid off as he took their side against reopening schools.


Disney’s left turn has economic consequences

September 26, 2021

Earlier this year SRAZ posted, “Disney becomes “inclusive,” drops customary greeting.” It detailed the origins of Walt Disney’s vision, his patriotism and family values that the Disney name came to represent, and concluded with the corporation’s fall to the diversity and LGBQT agenda. Now the corporation has a Diversity Dashboard that outlines its hiring practices that only takes ethnicity, a genetic component over which none of us has any control, into account.

No longer are the theme parks simply a family friendly destination, but are now expensive indoctrination centers. Ticket prices for two days are listed as “from” (meaning upward of) $118 /day per person. For a family with 3 children, that translates to an unaffordable base price for many families — excluding food, hotel and parking.

Disney recently announced it will close at least 60 Disney stores in North America this year. Although the announcement attributed the massive closures to an increase in online shopping, there are many families that are protesting the leftward bent of Disney Company and refuse to support the social agenda that does not represent their values.

We do have a voice.


Leftist AZ newspaper surprisingly vilifies black, dem, female police chief

August 16, 2021

There’s no doubt Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams is in hot water. Though she ticked off all of the politically correct boxes of being the first female to hold that office, in addition to the bonus of being black, Williams is now surprisingly on the receiving end of the local newspaper’s wrath. She was recently suspended for a day, and is facing calls to resign relating to the Phoenix Police Department’s response to the BLM mobs that stormed Phoenix last year that the left portrays as evidence of “system racism.”  Spineless Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel, dropped charges against the criminal mobs ridiculously portrayed as “protesters.”

Jeri Williams is not a political novice. In 2016, Pres. Obama appointed her as a member of the Medal of Valor Review Board. Her husband, Cody, was a Phoenix City Councilman. Although council members, like the mayor, run under the “non-partisan” subterfuge, a fact made all too clear when he was inducted into ‘Arizona’s Democrat Party Hall of Fame.’ In 2007, he was appointed to fill a vacant position as South Mountain Justice of the Peace, a position he has since run for, and to which he has been reelected.

When Jeri Williams was appointed police chief in October 2016, she all but walked on water, though not the first minority to serve as chief. Ruben Ortega held that post from 1980 to 1991. He was followed by Daniel Garcia who led the department from 2012 to 2015.

Highly acclaimed Doeg Nelson, Arizona’s top ranking black police officer, who rose through the ranks to assistant chief, was exceptionally well qualified and widely expected to be the next chief in 1980 before being ambushed by Ortega supporters within the office. They invited Nelson for a celebratory drink after their shift, and then arranged to have him pulled over after leaving, which left Ortega unchallenged.

Ortega’s arrogance along with his chastisement by a Maricopa County Superior Court judge were exposed in this 1991 Phoenix New Times report titled, “The Rise and Gall of Ruben Ortega.”

SRAZ has previously covered Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams:

Nov. 6, 2021: Biden’s US AG Merrick Garland launches probe into Phx Police

Nov. 5, 2019:  Phoenix police chief prioritizes firing officers

July 14, 2019: How did police become the enemy?


Diversity: Left views it as DNA, never perspective based

August 8, 2021

A recent headline in the failing local newspaper blasted, “Cities on quest for diversity.” The report opened with, “Valley municipalities are beginning to prioritize a diverse workforce to better serve the community.” The inside jump page ran another headline: “Finding solutions to diversify Valley’s municipal workforce.” In all, the article covered four pages.

One of the “experts” stated, “Whatever the strategies undertaken, it must be intentional because government jobs have been historically dominated by white men.” This bizarre contrivance is the radical left’s latest divisive agenda item. In fact, white males are now hindered in their job quests based on their whiteness and maleness.

It should be noted that Arizona has had four female governors, two Republicans and two democrats in recent years. The state legislature has House and Senate members that come from a mélange of ethnic and political backgrounds, including immigrants…many holding leadership 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.

Arizona Governor Raul Castro, born in Mexico, was elected in 1974. A democrat, he resigned midway through his term when he took an ambassadorship to impoverished El Salvador which he must have regarded as a higher calling than being governor.

This chart showing the mayors of America’s 50 largest cities demonstrates voters elected 17 diverse leaders without the contrivances advanced by the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic). In all, the breakdown of mayoral political parties is 36 democrats, 11 Republicans, and 3 “Independents” (two elected with state democrat party support). Several are listed as “openly gay,” as if that is a qualification. Politically astute Phoenix Mayor Kate Widland Gallego kept the Hispanic surname of the congressman husband she divorced while pregnant, clearly viewing it as a political asset. Phoenix holds “non-partisan” elections, which are a farce. Kate Gallego is a democrat as are the majority of the council.

The nation’s top crime-ridden cites are led by democrats, as reported by Fred Lucas in The Tennessee Star.

Local Arizona reporter Paulina Pineda exemplifies the newspaper’s recent diversity policy of assigning minorities to cover anything dealing with minorities, as if ethnicity — a factor over which none of us has any control — is a prerequisite to being able to competently report news.

Numbers take precedence, with percentages of specific minorities in various Arizona city governments weighed against the municipalities’ racial makeup.  When the word “community” is used, it never refers to the community as a whole, but only to the prominent ethnicity, further dividing residents. 

Not addressed in the farcical report is whether those seeking employment have credentials to match the top tier city jobs or whether they are even interested in the positions. In the accusatory language of AZ Republicese, all that matters is attaining the illusionary nirvana known as diversity. We gift our readers with the wisdom of Walter E. Williams, Ph.D. (d. Dec.  2020). In 2019, he wrote, “The Demonizing of White Men.” Professor Williams was black.


Americans beware: Control is the new normal

July 29, 2021

This afternoon, shaky Joe Biden, masked and wearing sunglasses, made a spoon-fed announcement that all federal workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to strict Coronavirus testing requirements. The Department of Veterans Affairs announced Monday all of its health-care workers must be vaccinated.

Read Katie Pavlich’s excellent new report, “BREAKING: Biden Issues New Vaccine Mandates.”

Merrick Garland who heads the Department of Justice as U.S. Attorney General says government agencies and companies CAN force employees to get COVID vaccines as California and NYC lead the way with mandates. Garland rivals Ramsey Clark for the title of most radical leftist to hold that office in modern history.

Remember when Barack Obama nominated this tyrannical activist to the U.S. Supreme Court in the waning days of his administration?  Republican senators back-burnered the nomination, while Arizona single-term Senator Jeff Flake, Obama’s basketball and traveling buddy, was shepherding Garland around the senate desperately trying to gin up votes for him.

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Bar Alliance urged its nearly 500 member bars ask customers to prove they’ve been vaccinated or provide results of a negative COVID-19 test from the past three days. They were not so authoritarian when the deadly scourge of AIDs was infecting large segments of the San Francisco homosexual community, since that would have been politically incorrect.


Disney becomes “inclusive,” drops customary greeting

July 3, 2021

Walt Disney, an American icon who created magic and promoted values through his movies and theme parks was a patriot who renounced the democrat party and became a Republican in 1940. He was a generous donor to GOP candidates. Disney was a founding member of the ‘Motion Picture Alliance for the Preservation of American Ideals,’ an organization which stated they “believed in, and like, the American Way of Life — we find ourselves in sharp revolt against a rising tide of Communism, Fascism and kindred beliefs, that seek by subversive means to undermine and change this way of life.”

Given his conservative background, Disney would likely be rolling in his grave if he knew the turn his theme parks are taking, embracing not a wholesome haven for families, but celebrating what is now deceptively sold as “diversity.”

Disney Park’s automated announcements, which play before all performances, have surrendered to the newly empowered LBGQT clamoring chorus and changed the traditional greeting, “Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls.” Now they began with, “Good evening, dreamers of all ages.”

“Inclusion is essential to our culture and leads us forward as we continue to realize our rich legacy of engaging storytelling, exceptional service, and Disney magic,” Josh D’Amaro, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, recently enthused on the company’s website.  D’Amaro, whose personal life is shrouded in mystery, with only his work and education history highlighted, has a vision for Disney that would have earned him a final paycheck and an escort to his car if the company’s namesake were still at the helm of the world-wide company.

Spend your money elsewhere. Exposing children to this agenda regardless of how it is cloaked, might appear subtle, but it is now so ubiquitous that even subtleties are readily absorbed.


Biden admin.’s stunning hypocrisy on Mideast air strikes

June 28, 2021

Arizonans looking for facts regarding the Biden-ordered air strikes against Iran-backed militia in Iraq and Syria on Sunday evening will have to locate the information somewhere other than on the pages of the radically left-wing local newspaper which focuses on sports and diversity.

This Department of Defense statement notes the U.S. military targeted operational and weapons storage facilities at two locations in Syria and one location in Iraq.

The strikes came at the direction of Pres. Joe Biden‘s handlers, the second time his surrogates have ordered retaliatory strikes against Iran-backed militia since taking office five months ago. Biden last ordered strikes against a target in Syria in February, that time in response to rocket attacks in Iraq.

Military action is often necessary to secure our troops and aid our allies. It’s the predictable hypocrisy that warrants scrutiny.

The U.K.’s Daily Mail provides this exposé, reporting that the views were decidedly different when President Trump authorized military action.

Four years ago, Biden’s mouthpiece Jen Psaki — formerly Obama’s Communications Director — tweeted her dismay at Trump-sanctioned air strikes on the very same country which her boss approved a bombing raid last night.

“What is the legal authority for strikes? Assad is a brutal dictator. But Syria is a sovereign country,” Psaki wrote in April, 2017.

In June 2019, Biden referred to President Trump as “erratic” and “impulsive” for taking the same actions his administration is now taking.

Their deceitful tweets can be read here.


Diversity, inclusion go off the rails at MC Attorney’s Office

June 22, 2021

Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel has new mission

In an office whose duty is prosecution of criminals, Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel has, instead, hopped onboard the inclusivity and diversity bandwagon, signing a “unity pledge.”

Recently, the appointed county attorney bizarrely dismissed the charges against the anti-police rioters marauding in downtown Phoenix, issuing this statement:

“It is the decision of this office that it is in the interests of justice to not proceed.”  She concluded her statement with these words: “I believe that just because we can legally pursue charges does not always mean that we should. It is not an easy decision to step away from a case when we believe crimes were committed, but in this case, it is the right thing to do.”

This absurd action emboldening criminality is why she needs to be challenged by someone who understands the difference between a social worker mentality and doing the job of prosecuting criminals and keeping the county safe for law abiding residents. 

Instead there is a new focus. An interoffice email from the MCAO Diversity Committee lavished praise on President Biden for making history by signing a law recognizing Juneteenth as a federal holiday. 

“Hello MCAO Community, the DEI Committee is going to start sending out a “Spotlight on Diversity” email at the beginning of each month.  Starting with July, we will spotlight an MCAO employee, sharing the diversity and value they bring to our office.  If you or someone you know would be a great spotlight, please let us know!”

The email also noted that “June is Pride month, celebrating the LGBTQ+ community, giving its history along with this “Fun fact”: A few years ago, organizers decided it is too hot in Phoenix to have a June parade and festival.  Phoenix Pride parade and festival now happens in early November.”

Included in the email was a list of Inclusion tips:

– Get familiar with the LBGTQ+ spectrum

– Learn terminology

– Use inclusive language in communication (instead of Ladies and Gentlemen, try folks, friends, community members)

– Participate in local events and groups (consider joining the LGBTQ+ ERG as an ally)

– Respect people’s pronouns and names

The tagline on the lengthy memo, announcing monthly messages on this topic, states: “Diversity in itself does not create inclusion — an inclusive environment must be intentionally designed, nurtured, and supported.”

Allister Adel’s selection by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors following the resignation of former Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery when he was appointed to the Arizona Supreme Court was greeted with fanfare proclaiming her as the first female to head the prosecutor’s office. 

She should not have been identified by her plumbing, but by her leftward bent.


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.