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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Guest Commentary

Re: “Guest Opinion

Pima does fund the county in the same way any other county funds their departments. Just where and how the other county gets funding was not conveniently mentioned. How many other county turned down federal monies. The Sheriff has taken on much more costs burden than the 1.9765% annual you have generously provided over the last 10 years. Probably does not cover the retire hire backs pension and wage increases for all jail, bailiff, constable, infrastructure, capitol investments. Is that a great job Sharon dont think so

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Posted by Robert Ruckman on 11/18/2018 at 11:05 AM

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The truth is , my familys store ., that the original design was rejected by the store . They asked her to redo it , she replaced with obscene upside down logo because evidently this pissed her off.
. About the El Conquestador , my grandfather Aaron Levy did not want Elcon there . In fact his old home backs to current Elcon and he lived the hotel and thought it could be fixed up . Wanted to do the mall further east where park mall is now and as Levys was the anchor the Elcon deal was stalled .
Unfortunately he died suddenly at 53. His brother sold the stores to Federated Department stores In 1959 . Thats whom made the deal for Elcon .
So his death reshaped Tucson .
I often wonder what it would have loooked like .

Laura Spiri

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Posted by moof on 10/07/2018 at 2:30 PM

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Mark Twain said there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Seems like you are trying to justify for a bad decision. How is it that all those previous years you accepted the Stonegarden Grant without this much depth of information? Does political motivation and/or obstruction apply this time around? What has changed? Oh right we have a new President and Sheriff.

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Posted by Annie Szalay on 09/21/2018 at 10:33 AM

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THANK YOU SUPERVISOR BRONSON FOR PROVIDING THE INFORMATION ON THIS SUBJECT. GOOD JOB.

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Posted by Chulo on 09/20/2018 at 8:57 PM

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This can all be avoided with preventative politics. To cure root problem, it is time for mandatory term limits for all elected and appointed personnel.

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Posted by Grandma Suzy on 09/20/2018 at 10:47 AM

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Thank you Supervisor Bronson for your reasoned study and stand on this sensitive issue.

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Posted by Steve Williams on 09/20/2018 at 10:04 AM

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I'm sorry but the supposed excuses sound a lot like reasons for not fixing our roads. I think the truth is there is more excitement over being a sanctuary city/county than doing the right thing and enforcing ALL our laws.

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Posted by David Bell on 09/20/2018 at 9:15 AM

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Thank you Supervisor Bronson for your very humane and responsible decision and position. You have our support for your well thought out decision.

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Posted by Barbara Warren on 09/20/2018 at 8:31 AM

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Does Hoffman work? His Star column shirttail doesn't indicate that he does.

Posted by SonoranWinds on 08/30/2018 at 9:12 PM

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Wow. Hoffman's response must have struck a raw nerve with Ricardo.

He went on a venomous rant that addressed none of Hoffman's comments at all. Maybe it is because he can't.

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Posted by lc69hunter on 08/28/2018 at 2:12 PM

Re: “Columnist Clapback

tucson.com has a firewall so references to that online publication does not work out for most of us.

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Posted by MaryE2 on 08/24/2018 at 9:26 PM

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Ricardo-
Fun fact: Jonathan Hoffman is actually also not related to Jonathan Duhamel, who you have Bighorn sheep issues with.

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Posted by Me on 08/23/2018 at 11:33 AM

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First, Hugo Montenegro, identify yourself. A real photo of yourself. I'm not responding to an anonymous troll, like you. That is a real photo of myself. My name is really Ricardo Small. You can find me on Facebook with public details about myself. Who are YOU really?

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/23/2018 at 10:10 AM

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Richard, could you address his statement that TUSD is only spending 49-51% of funding in the classroom while most are in the 60 percentile? If all you do is troll and spread your venomous comments I will begin to think you are really Danehy with a photo of somebody else. (That actually does smile) Is attacking someone you disagree with a way to massage inner guilt that you can't come to terms with?

We learn something when we listen. You have just got to try it.

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Posted by Hugo Montenegro on 08/23/2018 at 9:46 AM

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Sadly there is no subscription with the Tucson Weekly to cancel for publishing Hoffman's screed, like I did with when the Arizona Daily Star started published his crap. Don't get me wrong. I do NOT believe in censorship at all. Hoffman certainly is welcome to have his crap printed or shown on the 'Net. It's just that I won't ever pay a publication that publishes Hoffman's far right idiocy. Hoffman's opinions are as wrong as flat earthers. Factual information about our round earth does not deserve equal exposure as the superstitious flat earthers. That's just like Hoffman vs Danehy, pretend flat earth vs factual round earth.

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Posted by Ricardo Small on 08/23/2018 at 4:49 AM

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Posted by WTH Does That Mean? on 08/04/2018 at 6:09 AM

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I take issue with Sheriff Napiers premise that those with ICE Detainers in our county jail have brioken the law. This perspective and viewpoint seem to be the foundation and rationale for considering and finally allowing ICE Agenrs to enter our county jail. Unfortunately, this premise underscores a dangerous bias that is pervasive among law enforcement officials who are seeking to be more than enforcers of publicly safety. Those charged with keeping the peace are NOT elected or chosen to act as jurists in our legal system. While Sheriff Napier may believe he has found a creative way to have his cake and eat it too on this issue, I am not convinced his bias has not been a factor in his rationalization to allow ICE Agents access to our jails; and I think he should look more to the community than to National [Law Enforcement] Organizations to shape his policies. Jurisdictional Authority, the preservation of Constitutionam
Due Process for every individual should be the factors guiding policies like this. I think Sheriff Napier needs to go back to the drawing board on this issue and provide better reason instead of justification for adopting this policy.

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Posted by Troy Morgan on 08/02/2018 at 11:38 AM

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Someone needs to inform SMG, the contractors who, bully their employees, who have mental illness into a trigger that is very, very dangerous for, not only their own staff but of the general public as well by the way they treat "people" by ganging up on the employee in order to obtain a successful threat of "job termination". Over and over again. They, then bring a mental ill person in a meeting with no witnesses. Mental person? No, I agree with the article. However, it will never happen because we as a society, like SMG entertainment, dont know how to manage on a "human level" as, that would require being "procedural" and, well, SMG is far from that. Again, SMG is a contracted company who, sets up and cleans the TCC and it's venues. So, if you feel the floor's sticky, well, it's because they bullied an employee more than likely and, the employee just wont do the job in retaliation. However the employee wont quit and SMG wont fire them. They just bully them into submission. Dangerous. Very, very dangerous. However, society wont do nothing but react when the mental ill go off on them and or the innocent. That is why company's have "policies" in place that they violate themselves.

Posted by Rocky56 on 08/02/2018 at 7:11 AM

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I see lots of "thank you's".

I see, thank you for speaking for us. Why cannot you speak out for yourself? You dont have to visit the capital. Write letters to your representatives, certified mail, and make them sign for them. Not only you, but have your friends, relatives as well, all send "snail mail" as, it' must be acknowledged if you ask. What needs to be done is; Pressure. People dont work together no where near enough to address these issues that are the most important in a societies structure. But, instead, year after year, it's the same old stuff, only getting worse. It's come to the point, I have seen it since 2005 and, as an employee union member for the state, I was appalled when teachers union "failed" to work with other agency unions to address the "lack of educational" funding at that time. Today, I still write to my legislators, yet, they dont even give the respect of responding. Why? Google the state of Arizona, corruption. In 2014, Harvard University did a study on what states were the most corrupt. I wont tell you who may of come in first. Look it up. That study told me all I needed to know about this states governmental system. It needs to be "flushed". Big time.

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Posted by Rocky56 on 08/02/2018 at 6:56 AM

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Why would enforcing immigration law be different than enforcing any other federal law. It's a weak argument that amounts to "we don't really want to so we aren't gonna".

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Posted by bslap on 08/02/2018 at 5:58 AM

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