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Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

That's what happened when there's a Republican governor and a republican majority in the State House and State Senate. Thank goodness for federal laws that are meant to protect the general public. States' rights? B.S.!!!!

16 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Sharon on 03/17/2016 at 1:17 PM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

You can thank TUSD for that destroy public education act and as the commonsense guns in government buildings except colleges I find worthless until they quit exempting them. The citizens of AZ might have to step up and fix it themselves and the tequiring of reporting a gun stolen to TPD is against state law so that shows just how stupid the town clowncial is.

5 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by PaulAZ on 03/17/2016 at 9:56 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

It's funny that the state legislature is so for home rule at the state level, but so against it at the local level. Oh, and just about every bill for the last 10 years could be classified as a "Keep the lawyers employed" bill. This state would be rolling in surplus funds if they weren't spending 10% - 20% of the general fund on lawyers to defend clearly unconstitutional laws.

24 likes, 4 dislikes
Posted by Ldonyo on 03/17/2016 at 8:21 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

"Arizona gets D grade in 2015 State Integrity Investigation. Scandals spur little change."
Political access to Information Grade F
Executive Accountability Grade F
State Civil Service Management Grade F
Lobbying Disclosure Grade F
Ethics Enforcement Agency Grade F
State Pension Fund Management Grade F
http://www.publicintegrity.org/2015/11/09/…

What Arizonans have created with their apathy, is truly shameful.

24 likes, 5 dislikes
Posted by Pima Mujer on 03/17/2016 at 7:50 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

Steve M. - it is obvious we NEED the state legislature, to protect us from all those unfair federal laws, and to stop counties and cities from passing any laws. Unless they agree with a federal law, and then they pass a law that we must obey all those. Doncha see?

13 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by W Corvi on 03/17/2016 at 7:32 AM

Re: “10 Terrible Bills at the Arizona Legislature

Why do we even still HAVE a state legislature anyway? It appears to be becoming anachronistic. Could it be time to restructure lawmaking in Arizona by way of direct democracy?

20 likes, 6 dislikes
Posted by Steve M on 03/17/2016 at 4:35 AM

Re: “Poetry of Resistance

Your lede, which uses both Chicano and Latino in the same sentence, helped me learn what a Chicano is today. Simply: Chicano = A Mexican-born person (and only Mexican born) living in America. Latino, I guess, would be an American-born person of Mexican heritage.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/21/c…

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/chicano?s…

I previously had assumed the two words were interchangeable, with no birth identity attached -- because I never looked.

1 like, 2 dislikes
Posted by IPH on 03/10/2016 at 6:15 PM

Re: “Justice Delayed

I just finished watching the crime investigation show and this is my opinion: Frank Jarvis Atwoon is truley a waste of air.....he should pay with his life. An eye for an eye and die in the same manner as little Vikky did. I am disgusted in the mother and the woman that married this scumbag. How can they sleep at night. Kudos to Atwoods father for turning him in!!

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Cathie-Kevin Martindale on 03/10/2016 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Poetry of Resistance

Illegal Mexican immigrant kills 5 - more blood on open border liberals hands

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said in a statement late Tuesday that Serrano-Vitorino was a Mexican national who was held at the Overland Park, Kan. Municipal Court on Sept. 14. The fingerprinting generated an ICE detainer, but the agency was “erroneously issued…to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, instead of the Overland Park Municipal Court.”

The Department of Homeland Security said that Serrano-Vitorino was released from custody without ICE being notified, though they did not elaborate on why. ICE also confirmed that Serrano-Vitorino had been deported back to Mexico in 2004, but had since returned illegally.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/03/09/ice-admits-september-mistake-let-suspect-in-kansas-murder-spree-go-free.html

American lives don't matter.

2 likes, 9 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/10/2016 at 6:46 AM

Re: “You Say You Want a Revolution

Well then you birkenstock bolshevik trash might want to flee back to the California sewers you came from! If it all upsets you so. Guess not since the Exodus of Blue States who have screwed their own states up seems never ending. Just remember who is offsides when cultural Marxists start getting burned out. Reality is a real bitch you know. Just like votes consequences to actions eventally come.

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Posted by Hard Corps on 03/09/2016 at 4:38 PM

Re: “Security 360°

"absurd fear of immigrants"

You spelled illegal criminal aliens incorrectly.

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Posted by Old Pueblo Veteran on 03/07/2016 at 10:21 PM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

The City of South Tucson believes it's driving towards progress, but they have not noticed their vehicle is going in reverse. They say they fear gentrification, but they are on the side of low-income housing and more drug rehabs. City Planner Mick Jensen has been in Favor of Pasadera drug rehab locating across the street from our school since May 2014, even though they are not entitled to be at that location. As a City Planner, he should have known that from the beginning,

I believed Jensen worked for Pasadera, I recently found out he is a City of South Tucson Employee. In this case, he is largely responsible for the lawsuit we are currently facing. We are tired of City employees costing the city millions of dollars without there being consequences. This has to change.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by South Tucson Primero on 03/05/2016 at 9:10 AM

Re: “South Tucson: The Pueblo Within the Problems

To prevent gentrification in Cost,
subsequently in trying to prevent replacing the poor........... for
Well to do rich people, the Feds...
Should continue to funnel millions
Of dollars constantly in the hands of
all these nonprofit Corporations,in COST.

Mind you, COST is only one square
Mile. Honestly, who would have thought
So, with such an easy formula?

There shall never be, no gentrification
In COST.....Send us your tire, and your pooor..............

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Raymond Beltran on 03/05/2016 at 7:15 AM

Re: “Security 360°

SO writes "This absurd fear of immigrants..."

Illegal Alien Crime Accounts for over 30% of Murders in Many States

Between 2008 and 2014, 40% of all murder convictions in Florida were criminal aliens. In New York it was 34% and Arizona 17.8%.

During those years, criminal aliens accounted for 38% of all murder convictions in the five states of California, Texas, Arizona, Florida and New York, while illegal aliens constitute only 5.6% of the total population in those states.

That 38% represents 7,085 murders out of the total of 18,643.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2015/08/08/illegal-alien-crime-accounts-for-over-30-of-murders-in-some-states/

6 likes, 13 dislikes
Posted by What, Again on 03/03/2016 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Security 360°

Isn't NPR liberal?

http://krwg.org/post/border-crime-taking-toll-residents-southwest-new-mexico-arizona

7 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Dan Hyde on 03/03/2016 at 11:37 AM

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

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