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Re: “Security 360°

This absurd fear of immigrants is taking away our civil liberties, with 2/3rds of all Americans living 100 miles from all borders. Meanwhile, Americans are raping and mass-killing Americans every day. Americans are taking your money away from you. If its jobs you're worried about, maybe you should think about how people breed jobs as fast as they need them, especially when all the capital isn't getting sucked up to the top and then flying out to some overseas bank.

10 likes, 11 dislikes
Posted by Sean Ongley on 03/03/2016 at 10:24 AM

Re: “Security 360°

Border Patrol Blasts Commissioner For “Half-Truths”

In a statement issued this week, Judd stated, “Border Patrol agents do not turn every individual we arrest over to ICE,” said Brandon Judd, NBPC president. “Under the Prosecutorial Discretion guidelines, we walk a great many illegal aliens out our front door without them even being interviewed by ICE. In these cases we don’t even refer these individuals via a notice to appear to see a judge, the lawful proceeding that allows a person to show cause for why they should be allowed to remain. We simply let them go and pretend they were never in our custody.”

Judd added: “The commissioner and I have serious disagreements on border security. He believes that amnesty programs like DAPA, DACA and ‘catch and release’ are the right approach. However, what we have seen is that these programs are only adding to the crisis, as illegal immigrants believe they are going to be allowed to stay.”

https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2016/03/03/border-patrol-blasts-commissioner-for-half-truths/

9 likes, 16 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/03/2016 at 7:06 AM

Re: “Security 360°

"The U.S. government spent an estimated $18 billion on immigration enforcement in 2014..."

No, they didn't. They spent $18 billion NOT enforcing illegal immigration. It's working exactly how the open border, anti-American liberals want it to work.

12 likes, 25 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/03/2016 at 7:00 AM

Re: “Security 360°

Border security is fine, but without nationwide enforcement of E-Verify it's mostly pointless.

16 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by bslap on 03/03/2016 at 6:49 AM

Re: “Murder in the Desert

I remember this... I know all these people. Yo soy el barra

Posted by Crowbar on 02/27/2016 at 12:52 AM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

Pima County Community Trust, affordable
Homes for the poor in COST? what a break,
PURCHASING A HOME AT a 99 YEAR LEASE,
Sounds like modern slavery to me,
Very fishy in deed.

I believe the parks,Would be a better option for the people. Some how somebody
stands to gain out there.

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Raymond Beltran on 02/22/2016 at 10:19 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

ALL THE USUAL VICTIMS, THE TAX PAYERS..
........
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Posted by Raymond Beltran on 02/22/2016 at 4:45 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

https://arizonadailyindependent.com/2014/08/17/huckelberrys-pima-county-history-in-brief/

All the usual suspects.

3 likes, 7 dislikes
Posted by Rat T on 02/22/2016 at 3:06 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

Corrupt Eckstrom Is history now?
But there are still roots hanging on,Evil versus Good, will always be with us,

We have to always beware of existing Eckstroms and new Eckstroms to come
....the mystery of all time,
MAY GOD HELP US...

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Raymond Beltran on 02/22/2016 at 2:46 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

Corrupt Eckstrom? I missed the details. Is this something new?

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Posted by Rat T on 02/22/2016 at 9:53 AM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

In spite of some negative comments, this is a well written and very important article that deals with important issues (poverty, gentrification, neighborhood development and resident rights) that can affect our whole community, of which the City of South Tucson plays a unique and important part.
It is true that the town has been used and abused in the past, but with the popular overthrow of the corrupt Eckstom machine by the voters of COST the people finally have a chance to improve the community for the benefit of the residents. Like everywhere, there needs to be a balance: over saturation of rehab centers and other agencies that could be detrimental to the neighborhood should be restricted based on need, while agencies like Primavera -- which can help stabilize families -- need to be supported. Casa Maria not only feeds the homeless, but hungry families in South Tucson as well. Small business -- like the new St. Charles Bar or the Gloo Factory print shop -- are starting to be drawn to the area which can help the tax base as well as local employment.
South Tucson is a very special and unique entity which should be supported and cherished. Viva COST!

5 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Bog Mann on 02/22/2016 at 8:02 AM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

Maybe the Weekly should consider a name change - a name that truly represents their purpose.

The Tucson Safe Room

Where liberal thought is protected and never an offensive thought is allowed.

5 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 02/20/2016 at 9:32 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

Interesting that the Weekly is deleting comments that did not in any way violate their terms.

Is the fact that Michelle Obama was spending $6000.00 per night of taxpayer dollars for a vacation in Spain while South Tucson is impoverished deserving of censorship?

Is the fact that this entire story is based on illegal aliens and a deadbeat dad throwing themselves on the taxpayers of Americans irrelevant and worth of censorship?

Is the fact that people in the article are grateful that they are not being "invaded" by whitey worthy of criticism, yet sure to be censored?

Welcome to the Tucson Weekly and a liberal utopia where only accepted thought is accepted and not censored.

All lives matter, even...white ones.

7 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 02/20/2016 at 8:35 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

The constantly seeking of Federal grants and public donations by its many promoters are not an all in one solution in helping to alleviate poverty, drugs, housing, prostitution, homeless, mental ill people walking the streets, transients, panhandlers, better City government , and for consequently having good results in people becoming independent, productive and conclusively more educated.

It’s historical been factual that the City of South Tucson for over 40 years has continuously been inundated by its City government grossed mismanagement of money, resources and its people. It’s all time success has only been a grant, loan or a promise away. Billions of dollars that have throughout time been received by all these goody good shoes have not made a dent into these City’s problems, it’s just gotten worse.

But what goes behind the curtains…….. Do we know, will they really tell us? In the mean time with all these so call social charitable good intentional community savers, while in reality life in the City of South Tucson has been made worse, especially for its resident’s quality of life, the tax payer’s cancer diagnosis is currently critically running its deathly course?

Stay tuned for Pasadera behavioral Health Net Work VRS City of South Tucson, Superior Court Case set for hearing on March/07/2016. At 1:30 PM, will be argued for 90 minutes, the stakes are ultimately high for either party, tax payer’s attendance is highly recommended. The weak of heart please stay home.

Besides of all the good they do, what we the public need to know is the numbers. A good audit of their books, employees, their pay roll account and their handling of their in-house business in general, it can tell us lots of tales, BS will not suffice. The percentage of what really goes to the real needy people they are helping is in question, for a fair domocratically both sides news interview, we all need to know.


Raymond Beltran
City of South Tucson Business owner

3 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Raymond Beltran on 02/20/2016 at 4:56 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

The constantly seeking of Federal grants and public donations by its many promoters are not an all in one solution in helping to alleviate poverty, drugs, housing, prostitution, homeless, mental ill people walking the streets, transients, panhandlers, better City government , and for consequently having good results in people becoming independent, productive and conclusively more educated.

It’s historical been factual that the City of South Tucson for over 40 years has continuously been inundated by its City government grossed mismanagement of money, including illegal taxes, resources and its people. It’s all time success has only been a grant, loan or a promise away. Billions of dollars that have throughout time been received by all these goody good shoes have not made a dent into these City’s problems, it’s just gotten worse.

But what goes behind the curtains…….. Do we know, will they really tell us? In the mean time with all these so call social charitable good intentional community savers, while in reality life in the City of South Tucson has been made worse, especially for its resident’s quality of life, the tax payer’s cancer diagnosis is currently critically running its deathly course?

Stay tuned for Pasadera behavioral Health Net Work VRS City of South Tucson, Superior Court Case set for hearing on March/07/2016. At 1:30 PM, will be argued for 90 minutes, the stakes are ultimately high for either party, tax payer’s attendance is highly recommended. The weak at heart please stay home.

Besides of all the good they do, what we the public need to know is the numbers. A good neutra audit of their books, employees, their pay roll account and their handling of their in-house business in general, it can tell us lots of tales, BS will not suffice. The percentage of what really goes to the real needy people they are helping is in question, in all fair news interviews, we all need to know.


Raymond Beltran
City of South Tucson Business owner

9 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Raymond Beltran on 02/20/2016 at 4:53 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

The report found that 22 percent of the city's residents are unemployed, and those who do have a job have a median income of $22,000 a year. If you're a single mother, which 13 percent of South Tucson's households are, the figure may be less.

Welfare mothers make better lovers -- Neil Young

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Posted by Gandalf the Wit on 02/20/2016 at 1:46 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

South Tucson is a small impoverished community that has been taken over by social agencies. We are a magnet for persons with drug and mental problems, due to the proliferation of these profitable nonprofits. (there's money in poverty). We have six locations in our very small, one square mile community, helping persons with drug addictions and mental problems. As of now we are fighting Pasadera, a behavioral health agency which wants to locate a 70-person residential drug and mental rehab across the street from Mission View Elementary school. Our community sees this action as a form of child abuse.

The principal of Mission View school was involved with Pasadera, running their meetings and apparently believed that a drug rehab across the street from an elementary school is a good idea. TUSD was informed about this and failed to take a stand against Pasadera. The Mayor of the City was recalled due to his coziness with Pasadera in trying to get this mega drug rehab into our town. Mick Jensen was at a Pasadera meetings and was upset because members of our community disrupted the meeting and asked questions as to why this, one more, drug rehab was coming to our community. Jensen could and should have prevented the Pasadera situation since by being a City Planner he should have known that the location Pasadera had selected for a drug rehab was not zoned for that purpose.

Now Jensen and South Tucson’s Zoning Director Joel Gastelum are saying they fear gentrification? What is wrong with these guys. Our town has been allowed to go into extreme reverse gentrification for decades. Our town's culture is not being perpetuated. This town is nothing like I remember in the 50s and 60s when mostly hard working families who had been here for generations populated the city and we were proud of our little corner.

As for the problems we are having with Waste Management and with the illegal secondary tax for which the city is being sued, but was not mentioned in the article, both were due to the poor advice of a previous City Attorney who has now been rewarded with a County judgeship. In our politics it’s not what you know that counts.

When families are moving to a community, most look into the quality of the schools. In South Tucson that would be” Strike one”, not even the school principal is interested in the safety and wellbeing of the children. The next thing they would look at is safety and quality of life, “Strike two” it’s a dark and dangerous place on 10th Avenue one of the main thoroughfares there are 20 “dead” street lights in a 14 block area. A family thinking of moving to South Tucson would also have to look at the capacity of the government to run the city and that would be the end of that inning, “strike three” if in doubt review the article.

We need ethical, reasonably capable persons running our city, a better school, the one we have has proven to be a dropout factory (TUSD where are you?). and most of all we need more community involvement.

Raul Green
Comunidad Primero

14 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by South Tucson Primero on 02/20/2016 at 12:38 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

Send us your poor, your tired.....ok wait a minute here. This is a lesson on how to denigrate a nation of compassionate people. And the flow of illegals will continue.Immigration reform should not be about amnesty. It ought to be about HONEST enforcement and a process that we control.

10 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by David W on 02/19/2016 at 10:32 AM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

I doubt South Tucson has to worry about gentrification......

5 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Gandalf the Wag on 02/19/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Mensa mini-quiz

Smartypants, you got the right answer to #4 but it's six miles, not five.

Posted by Rick Montgomery on 02/15/2016 at 9:03 AM

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