Tag Archives: arizona

Gunrunner/Fast and Furious: Bush/Cheney Fail?

Seems that Project Gunrunner which turned into Fast and Furious all began as a Bush/Cheney sloppy attempt to control drug guns.

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Project Gunrunner explodes: Lies from Arizona

Brenda Norrell
Project Gunrunner, and then “Fast and Furious,” were supposedly ATF sting operations to track weapons used by drug cartels in Mexico. Thousands of weapons were purchased by “straw” buyers in the US, then allowed to “walk” across the border into Mexico, walk into the hands of drug cartels.
An e-mail from a Flagstaff police officer about Project Gunrunner is dated March 17, 2008
“ATF Southwest Border Strategy Project Gunrunner Weapons of Choice,” with the date stated as revised in Feb. 2008.
Project Gunrunner began as a pilot project in Laredo, Texas, in 2005 and was expanded as a national initiative in 2006

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Border Minute Man supporter guilty of murger of father and 9-year old duaghter.

A little justice can go a long way toward settling bad feelings and uncover hate and fear’s worst effects on us all.

Amplify’d from www.splcenter.org

Concluding a three-week trial that exposed the most unsavory side of Arizona’s militant border vigilante movement, a jury on Monday found Shawna Forde guilty of two counts of first-degree murder for the May 2009 killings of Raul Flores, 29, and his 9-year-old daughter in the border town of Arivaca, Ariz.

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Loose lips +

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Will Arizona Senate Leader Welcome President Obama or “Require Papers”?

A month ago, Pearce, one of the main architects and proponents of the SB 1070 anti-immigration law in Arizona, infamously joked at a Judicial Watch panel: “I can tell you that the best thing about 1070 is that Obama may not be visiting Arizona because we actually require papers now.”

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Palin prays nothing she has said/done contributed to Giffords tragedy

It would have really been quite refreshing and brave if she had made such a statement or expressed those thoughts instead of attacking her attackers. I hope that she can some day she may add compassion to her passion.

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Sarah Palin brands media’s attacks over Arizona shooting as ‘blood libel’

Politician breaks silence on Giffords shooting and lambasts opponents with controversial choice of language

Sarah Palin today accused her opponents of manufacturing a “blood libel” by suggesting her rhetoric and campaign tactics had anything to do with the Arizona shootings.

Palin’s bizarre use of language is sure to provoke further controversy – a blood libel refers to the false claim that Jews murder children to use in religious rituals. Giffords is Jewish.

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Private Prison Profit Reason for Arizona Illegal Alien Law

The current Governor has really close ties to private prison companies. What better way to up profits than by putting more people in detention. As usual – follow the money and you will find the stink. Race bait voters so you can get money from filling up private jails that are paid with your tax dollars!

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Tucson Hearing Puts Spotlight on Private Prisons in Arizona

Tucson Hearing Puts Spotlight on Private Prisons in Arizona
From Mike Wilson of the Tohono O’odham Nation to Joe Glen of the Maricopa & Pima Juvenile Corrections Associations, the theme was the same: Companies such as Corrections Corporation of America, Management Training Corporation, and the GEO group consistently focus on profit over safety and rehabilitation of those who are incarcerated in their facilities.

Coming directly on the heels of the Tucson Hearing was a scathing report from National Public Radio exposing the influence that private prison corporations had in the development of Arizona’s controversial immigration law, SB1070. Corrections Corporation of America, which holds contracts with the federal government to incarcerate immigrants, was a key player in creating a law that would increase the number of immigrants in detention, thus representing the potential for tremendous corporate profits. The report describes how a shadowy organization called ALEC provided opportunities for corporations to meet with state legislators to draft model legislation, which those legislators later took back to their states.Read more at bsnorrell.blogspot.com