oh hush Grijalva. Last I checked, 20+ people of any race aren't just let into a DC office. Why were they in there if he wasn't even there? And how about you talk to the non-latino/hispanic non-illegal folks. You'll something about the United States from them.
I see a definite correlation between the Tea Party and the Nazi
He should be/should have been impeached.
It's their thing, do what they wanna do, telling everyone who to sock it to!
good I hate going to Union, something else there will be nice.
Oh its sooo not my thing...
What does this have to do with Raul Grijalva? He's too busy getting drunk right now and so he's chosen not to be a part of this issue. We are asking for public records from the City of Tucson, as City residents and taxpayers. That is the issue here.
This group now meets the first and third Wednesday's of the month at TMC Hospice (Peppi's House) 2715 N Wyatt Dr. Please call 324-2438 for more details.
But after this tussle, it will be back to "governance" as usual.. which means working to get reelected, and not to serve the people of Arizona.
Screwed by the RTA. By the time they are scheduled to widen the section near our place... hell, I'll likely be dead. But we'll have those WONDERFUL Michigan left-turns all up and down this road.
riorican: check again, I directly addressed the problem in my post just above yours...
Instead of subsidizing Raytheon and the rest of the war mongers they should FIND THE MONEY to help the people they have harmed...
I thought that the El Rio for the People movement fought to create a community center. I did not know they also fought to maintain the golf course??? Let's face it, the author and his father will always hate Regina and anyone even closely associated with Raul Grijalva.
Sweet piece, Mr. Nitzel.
Although, I'm dismayed that, so far, none of the comments I've read seem to acknowledge what was your central point.
Which was, "In the meantime, the Garcias are huddling in a small bedroom with their kids while they wait for their insurance company to decide what it's willing pay to replace the wall."
What a cold, heartless place Tucson is becoming.
Did the restaurant close down?
Why not release those records detailing the relationship between TREO and the City of Tucson?
Closed door, "self-appointed clique" decision-making style politics and politicians have got to go!
If abortion was treated like tubal ligation or vasectomy i.e. a medical procedure between a patient and physician, the "Gosnell situation" would have never existed. Defending anti-choice politicians, who keep moving the goalposts for a safe, legal medical procedure, isn't a good look on you Tucson Weekly.
No mames, guey!
^ I had the same thought! ^
Sorry, Peter J., I'm not a fan of your idea.
There isn't enough traffic in this town to justify it...
I've been involved in opposing this Grant Road nonsense since moving down here from the S.F. bay area -- where there IS A REAL TRAFFIC PROBLEM. But thanks to a rigged election paid for by Click, Diamond and the rest of the growth uber alles characters and a cowardly Council we're still facing the threat...
In all likelihood though, after the next economic collapse and the inevitable population flight from Tucson, they'll run out of money before getting to our neighborhood...
Of course, that doesn't help our neighbors in this article whose lives have been degraded by RTA FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) and the execrable few who profit from "growth"!
Yes, it is true boys and girls.... The police totally disregard the patient protection laws concerning medical marijuana and arrest you anyways. The money you spend for the doctor's prescription ($100-200) combined with the registration fee for Arizona Department of Health Services ($150) is all for nothing. Recently, the police without permission, probable cause nor search warrant entered into my friend's house and discovered a a small amount of marijuana and 5 small plants being cultivated. The amounts found and seized were well below the allowable limits of marijuana set forth in ARS.36-2801. Further, the police ignored ARS.36-2811 which are suppose to protect Medical Marijuana patients from exactly this type of abuse by authorities. Obviously, the police don't enforce, recognize, nor obey these laws because they don't like them because they prefer to loot and take whatever they please from a Medical Marijuana Patient's home without any culpability. If any other individual or group entered into a person's home without permission, and acted as the police did, they would be charged with everything from burglary, theft, robbery, breaking and entering, trespass, etc... but since it was the police it's okay to trash the patent's personal items and take whatever they wish (even though ARS. 36-2811 prohibits such action by police). The next or following day the police obtained a search warrant after already searching the house and arresting my friend the day earlier. I thought police were suppose to obtain a search warrant signed by a judge before searching and not the other way around? Please remember that this all began when a police officer arrived outside my friend's house to investigate something else completely which appears to have happened outside in front of his house on the street. My friend was not involved whatsoever, nor did he have any knowledge of what happened earlier outside on the street of his residence. My friend was only standing on the front porch of his residence curious as well to what had happened. The police officer asked my friend questions but my friend had been asleep in his bedroom located in the back of his house further away from the street. In fact, he told me he was awaken by the noises of whatever took place outside the front his home. According to my friend, by the time he got out of bed, went to the bathroom, and walked to the front of his house, the street appeared quiet until a few seconds later when the police arrived. My friend had absolutely no idea of about what had happened earlier in front of his residence, in which the officer was now investigating. The police officer asked if there was anyone else inside my friend's home and my friend responded "no, I live alone and there was no one else inside". However, to my friend's surprise the officer promptly marched up the stairs onto the porch, pushed my friend aside, then opened the front door of his house so to verify no one else was inside the residence. According to my friend, the police officer then entered into his house and said that he could smell marijuana odor inside the residence. The police officer swiftly handcuffed my friend (thereby arresting) by putting him into the back of his police car. My friend possesses a current Medical Marijuana Card with Authorized to Cultivate for that address and told the officer the MMJ card was in his wallet on the table inside his house and he would have no problem getting it for the officer. The officer said no he will find it and re-entered my friend's residence. My friend was helplessly handcuffed in the back of the police car. The police officer had already once pushed my friend aside to open the door and entered the house to look if others were inside, without requesting permission, so my friend believed the officer was looking for his MMJ card to verify my friend's story, so he believed that the officer would return momentarily to take off the handcuffs and release him after verifying his patient status. However, again to my friend's surprise, the officer returned only to tell my friend he was going to charged with possession and cultivation of marijuana. The officer said that he discovered 5 marijuana plants growing in 5 gallon buckets in the back of the room of the residence. My friend lives alone and normally keeps his plants locked away in a private room of personal residence when he receives visitors. My friend had less than one half of the amounts allowed patient's so to comply within accordance to Arizona Medical Marijuana laws. Yet, he was still arrested and charged possession and cultivation.... so folks don't think the Medical Marijuana card protects you... because it does not stop the police whatsoever from arresting and charging you with it anyways. The police will only do what they do best, "protect and serve" their own interests and can care less about you, your civil rights, nor any laws protecting patients against illegal arrests, search and seizures. Moreover, it apparent by their actions that the police believe that the law does not apply to them, and in most cases it appears they are correct. How many times have you heard of a police officer actually being held accountable for any illegal actions they may have committed while conducting an investigation? Police do whatever they want to do to the average person without fear of punishment because they are the enforcers of law, so therefore above being held accountable if they were to break them, because they are certainly not going arrest themselves if they did violate any laws. Think for a moment on how many times do you hear about the police arresting police for stealing money from a drug bust? I have never read in the paper or heard on the news even once of this happening. Have you? Yet, everyone has heard and\or knows someone who the police have taken money from, but before it got checked into evidence, it became a much smaller amount than was actually confiscated from a suspect. If your life depended on the following question, which would you honestly choose as your answer. There is a drug bust of a member of one of the drug cartels. The cartel member tells his boss that the police confiscated $1,500,000 and this was also verified by three other cartel members who assisted in counting the money. However, when the police checked the money confiscated at the drug bust into evidence there was only $1,152,000. Again, your life depends on the correct answer; honestly, who would you choose took the money? Or maybe, you believe that criminals are really bad accountants and don't know how much they have collected? Therefore, it should be no big surprise to hear that the police then more or less robbed my friend's house by taking unrelated items, such as TV's cameras, money, jewelry and his prescriptions issued 3 days earlier by a local hospital for his heart and blood pressure. I really wish that I could say that this isolated occasion by police and a rare abuse of police misconduct, unfortunately it is the norm and not the exception of what happens to our possessions if police enter into our homes. Nowadays, we have only the right to think we are protected with civil rights... but trust that it is nothing less than an illusion or a fairy tale. The checks and balances set forth in the scripting of the US Constitution no longer exists within the democratic system of today. The Bill of Rights is just that... an invoice of what it will cost you to keep or protect what is rightfully yours. The founding fathers of this country intended to protect individual rights against oppression and tyranny by the ruling body of government in power. The average american individual is powerless to protect themselves from being tyrannized by government agencies serving their own agendas and interests. Face it, unfortunately, "We the people" only receive justice if we are one of the few in power which can afford to buy it, or one those in power which decides on whom the laws, shall or shall not, be applied and enforced against. Taxpayers, please have no doubt about one thing; Regardless of how frivolous the case and how it may unjustly devastate a person's life, some government agencies will have no problem spending large amounts of your tax dollars to justify their paychecks. I wish to end this opinion by stating that there are many good police officers and government agencies out there which serve the public admirably. Please understand, I intend no disrespect towards them for the abuses of power committed by some of their colleagues that make them look bad. I applaud their efforts and believe they have a very difficult job in which they perform daily with integrity. I thank all of those deserving for their honorable service and dedication in maintaining public well being. Thank You for your Service!
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