Ya mean like the AZ program to drug test welfare recipients that has cost millions and only caught one person?
Uneducated and in prison are not always choices . We have ridiculously long sentences for drug use( 1 who President Obama let out for drug use after 17 years. This was not selling, robbing,etc. Studies have repeatedly shown young people who are white get off for violations that oftentimes other races of people have the book thrown at them. Also the latest African-American young lady, Sandra Bland, who was pulled over for no turn signal, told to put our her cigarette, fought for her rights and she is dead, is another example to refute what you said. No way do I believe she killed herself.). We have African- Americans who are targeted daily and end up in prison. I have seen targeting over and over and yes you could say a person did something like Sandra. Some media is trying to paint as being combative and my God I would be if I were black and I was pulled over for a turn signal violation. I would be terrified. When there are prisons for profit, anything can be made to look like a crime. Look at the DOJ report and/or documentary about Ferguson. I have not talked to 1 person who either read the report or saw the documentary who believes what you said at all any more.
College is no long affordable for many. Also, when schools are not funded, there is not equality for all but I think you knew that.
No, Al Todd, you made a very uninformed post, are just plain insensitive to others or have a strong sense of entitlement. BTW did you know that there are 2 children who died in Tucson within 10 days who were abused? Yes the funds for CPS have been inadequate for years, workers can only get so many calls in and can only work so many hours and consequently they make quick stops and move on. If you want to see documentation for the 2 cases I cited, just Google what I said. They will be in your face if you want to see it. There are a lot more stories like those 2 children but like the DOJ report on Ferguson , you have to really want to bother to research or read the articles in the paper. They are not liberal news. Arizona Daily Star(AZCentral) do report these things to a small degree. These stories were there because I get the paper every day.
To go back to the findings that Ducey and Biggs like to ignore, there is not enough money put where children are concerned(be it education or social services). They are trying to put salve on their consciences(if they have any) that prisons for profit are where money should be put. They really are only trying to serve their richer friends in power.... not Arizona .
@moyla75, The good old days are gone my man. Like you said, "order drinks and think about dinner". These "something's" couldn't have handled it anyway.
Gardening is a great experience for all ages. My favorite plant to grow is the TickleMe Plant. I love how the leaves fold together like magic when you Tickle it! Everyone will want to grow a TickleMe Plant.
You can find the kits online
Hopefully, as time goes on without the dire outcomes feared by legislators, the concept of "non-toxic" will sink in. There's no need to severely restrict or deny anyone the right to use a non-toxic herb just because they might enjoy it.
Chetdude it may actually be you that is the stranger to the truth. The full unedited tape is available on their website and the lead investigator says they have thousands of hours yet to be shown. We can now see what PP has been paid to do. With out tax dollars.
And the President told us he was a Christian.
My son was pulled over, his friend had $40 of marijuana on him said my son sold it to him and pinal County seized my $8000 car and we lost. Absolutely ridiculous
God forbid that west side residents exercise their First Ammendent right to criticize A FEW businesses.
Dear "Reality," stop being a hypocrite, grow a backbone and tell the world who you are! Do businesses walk on water? Wouldn't any smart business owner want to hear from his/her customer base and "target-market?" People-human beings-are the most important capital. What is wrong with the democratic concept of "one person, one vote," and allowing residents of a particular neighborhood to vote en masse to determine their own destiny? Barrio Hollywood Neighborhood Association belongs to its residents.
Business owners in Barrio Hollywood should organize their own Merchant's Alliance.
As much as I hate the idea of civil forfeiture, at this point Rhonda needs to sue her 20-year-old son.
He was directly responsible for the illegal act and he needs to pay his Mom.
The seed of mistrust was planted by the former officers who feel that they are entitled to run the association and nobody else. The gentrification stories are all fabricated nonsense coming from David Morales who lives in his own reality and some others who still live on Planeta Aztlan from back in the nineties. The last meeting at which a vociferous majority voted for exclusion also had a very nasty anti-business atmosphere with a non barrio resident outsider giving condescending lectures to business owners. Not very smart. Just to make sure, I took the trouble to make a long bike ride through the streets and alleys of Barrio Hollywood and Menlo park as well, very hot day and cooled off at the whataburger, also run by locals for a long time. There is no gentrification going on and the pinche complaints about San Agustin seem to miss the point that virtually ALL of the businesses there are owned and operated by local Hispanic Families who have invested in the area and work very hard. To me the whole balloon about the association appears to be generated by local whiners who feel they have a limited future. If Barrio Hollywood wants to be dynamic with a better future, I recommend that they walk away from the association and its poisoned politics and form their own organization that accommodates all who are interested in the future of the area.
cahi61 do you have that link to the Crying Onion?
Why not? We have watched almost all of history being rewritten.
wow Trivia fun - thanks for all the info. It will come in handy for my new book called 'The Lost Restaurants of Tucson' soon to be published by The History Press. In the book both Pago Pago and Aku Aku are mentioned. Dean Short died about a month ago. I believe the 2200 Club was that building at onetime but the dates are a little fuzzy in my research.
Sorry Ldonyo but I'm not. Everything you described still requires violation of laws and convictions. Uneducated and in a prison are life choices. You just don't happen to like their choices and want to blame somebody else.
I really have no idea why I was down-voted from my previous statement. I asked for clarification on the article.
What is wrong here? Is this the inclusive environment you would want strangers to visit and maybe change their minds or be influenced about a subject they are ignorant of?
I am not attacking anyone. I understand that writers have deadlines and not every article is going to their best work, I do possess the ability to emphasize with my fellow humans.
I do not know the history or Barrio Hollywood or what this article is trying to convey.
I smell a new pricy program and a knee-jerk executive order from our "friends" in DC.
In response to this: "When the system only distributes crumbs, people fight each other over them. As a person who DOES teach English and tries to help undocumented AND documented people on our shores, I am offended by the tone of these comments."
You said it, when the system distributes only crumbs you don't open your front door and allow anyone from the parking lot to walk in steal those crumbs.
It's not easy to be an American right now. There are so many working poor.
Since when did protesting Mexicans bypassing American laws and ignoring our sovereignty become "eating our own"? Did Mexico and the rest of the Central and South American countries become States at some point?
To those who followed the rules, paid their dues and came here legally and are documented, WELCOME!!!!!!
13---you asked what happened to the ape (thanks). He went off with your girlfriend.
13...It's because people know reading what you write is a waste of time. It's like swating a fly.
Dont have to look at it to know its useless and annoying.
"Private" is the wrong adjective for CCA and other companies that make money from the penal system; "for profit" is more accurate. The whole relationship between the For-profit prison industry and Arizona Republican lawmakers is beyond stupid and crosses into flat-out corruption. Can anyone defend contracts requiring 98% cell occupancy rates (which provide an incentive to the state to put as many people as possible behind bars) or that put Arizona taxpayers on the hook for construction costs but then give ownership of the facilities to the private companies? If we later want to buy the buildings, we have to pay for them AGAIN? I think it's time we stop pretending Republicans care about fiscal responsibility.
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