Photoradarscam was off target indeed since it was the Koz who made the remark.
Photoradarscam is also off the mark on donations to campaigns, especially Richard Fimbres since he had supported the cameras as Highway Safety Director for the State of Arizona.
Also, check the financial reports, no contributions given by the camera companies to any of the candidates.
Love how someone throws something against the wall to see if it would stick, as was the first post, and for which it doesn't.
Photoradarscam: That "pathetic" jaywalking candidate is Steve K.
Read the original story: "Lay off the jaywalkers," Kozachik said after hearing the idea at a forum last week. "I do it every morning when I'm out running. You'll end up balancing the budget on my morning run."
Ben Buehler-Garcia wants TPD to ticket the jaywalkers. Kozachik needs to get a ticket whenever HE jaywalks. Or maybe use one of the City parks for his jogging pleasure.
My objection to the cameras is that they are managed by a private company that rakes in millions. Anytime you outsource something to private industry you get less than what you pay for as they are in the business to make money, not promote safety.
How's this for a novel idea? Add a person or two to the IT staff of the city and install and run the cameras yourself. You get to keep all of the money except for the meager salaries you pay the IT staff and you can say it is for safety.
Win-win, you add more jobs and get to keep more of the money.
Politicians will always disagree, especially when they are influenced by camera company lobbyists. The issues regarding cameras installed to monitor the public on public owned property should be DECIDED ONLY BY THE VOTES OF THE PUBLIC. Get these issues on the ballot or dismantle the whole camera program and refund the taxpayers for the expense incurred.
"We can have fewer police officers assigned to traffic so they can get to burglaries sooner. We can't have it both ways" This is a myth they like to perpetuate. Ask the Tucson PD how many officers have been removed from traffic duty because of the cameras. The answer should be ZERO. Officers can be pulled from traffic duty to respond to crimes-in-progress if needed. Many crimes are discovered when people are pulled over that can't be when the car owners are mailed a ticket weeks later.
Garcia is pathetic in how he brags about being a jaywalker. Just what the city needs is someone who flouts the laws that are there for his safety.
Naturally Fimbres supports the cameras. The camera companies are known to support the campaigns of city council members in order to buy them off. You can't trust anything they say.
Super markets don't like it because it impacts their sales and profits. But some of the crap I pay good money for is not fit to eat. I have talked to Produce Mgrs about the poor quality, and they say storage, heat and long shelf life creates the problems.
If law enforcement doesn't enforce immigration law, who should?
The city of Tucson had a press release that because of these people's action, police were taken off their normal patrols and called in for backup, potentially putting Tucson citizens at risk. These are the unintended consequences brought on by our City Council by declaring Tucsom an immigrant welcoming community. People in this country illegally now feel empowered to threaten our police force when they are caught breaking our laws. There is a long line to get into this country--thugs such as these need to be deported.
Our "people" did not do the same thing. They got in line.
Where ever the English went there was prosperity. Where ever the Spanish went there was poverty.
So do the same thing.
To all those critical of immigrants: your people did the same thing. And Tucson, for you real Mexiphobes was Mexico anyway before it was taken by the US less thean 4 generations ago. So chill out and move back to Wisconsin if you don't like it here. The border long had crossing back and forth, long before you ever showed up with your California turnover property money or your trailers.
Since the CITY COUNCIL and the headline omitted the word 'legal' you know the rest of the article will just be disingenuous BS and not worth reading.
Invite some of those 'immigrants' over to the house for food shelter and medical care and let us know how that goes for you.
Just another PC: I'm not sure why you need to hide behind an anonymous name to make your comment, but that said: You may have decided that you get to decide what the word "dealer" means, but I'm using it in the informal sense of a person who sells things. If you set up a table at a gun show and sell guns, I think it's fair to refer to you as a dealer of guns, even if they are coming from your private collection.
And to think Congress thinks that people who willfully disobey the laws of their home country and the country they pay thousands of dollars to sneak into will suddenly become law abiding citizens. What benefits do they really gain with amnesty? They already have found ways to get their children educated for free, scam the health care industry and tax payers, and even vote. Maybe it would be better to deport them all and allow them to apply the right way for admission and citizenship.
When Eric Holder mandated the DOJ ignore the paper laws, ie. lieing on the BATFE form when purchasing a firearm, it became easier for prohibited possessors to buy. After all lieing on the form is a felony, but Holder doesn't want to spend resources on enforcement. Too bad though, it may have prevented some of the shootings. Now if Congress can ever figure out a way to include a data base of those folks who are, shall we say nuts, then it may be more productive.
Welcome immigrants, yes definitely! Welcome illegal aliens, no way. Why is a church trying to tell TPD how to enforce the law? If anything, the IRS should enforce the law by taking away the church's tax exempt status because of its blatant political activities that cross the line from tax exempt religious activity.
An illegal immigrant welcoming city? No, thanks.
While the city once again wastes time on national issues, the grass continues to grow through the asphalt of our rapidly deteriorating streets.
There is a big difference between welcoming immigrants and allowing wholesale illegal border crossing by anyone at all, terrorist and dangerous criminals included. The Tucson Police and Border Patrol are trying to protect YOU!
Meanwhile my street has grass growing up through the cracks and the road from the airport looks like it belongs in Somalia, not the United States.
Why does our useless city council waste time grandstanding on these hotbutton national issues way outside their core responsibilities when basic services are not being performed?
"We're not saying you can't have a gun show at the TCC," Fimbres said. "We're just saying background checks are a required part of that. ... IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW WHO WE ARE SELLING WEAPONS TO." emphasis added
There you have it. Councilman Fimbres wants to know who is buying weapons, not if they are mental defectives or prohibited possessors.
Many note that firearm prohibitionists like Councilman Fimbres, Councilman Uhlich and Councilman Kozachik really aren't interested in firearm safety; otherwise, like the NRA, they would spend monies to train people how to safely handle a firearm.
No, they are more interested in prohibiting firearms first to certain classes of people then to everyone.
Damn Jim, you would think after all these years and after all of the corrections that you would finally report on this correctly. Even the reporters at the Arizona Daily Star get this one right. In you article you wrote:
"Federal law requires anyone with a federal license to sell firearms to conduct a background check on buyers. But non-licensed dealers are not required to do a background check—and in fact, they don't have access to the database that would allow them to do background checks."
Jim, if you do not know by now, and you certainly should, if you are "dealing' in firearms, you are required, by federal law, to be licensed to sell them.
Oh, and by the way, the penalty for selling firearms that are not part of a private collection for profit can result in severe penalties. Put another way, IT IS AGAINST THE LAW!
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