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We will kill Arpaio says Cartel

I had expected that the news floating around  about the threat  on Sheriff Arpaio’s life by the Mexican Cartel would have dominated the internet media.  It did not.

I have written several articles about Sheriff Arpiao because as a retired police officer I have heard of  and admired Arpaio for years.  And as a former resident of Arizona I saw first hand some of his professional efforts and the effects.

Its probably true that Sheriff Arpaio receives threats against his life by unhappy people in Arizona because he is either loved or hated and I mean real hate. After all his approach to the law is strict. His approach to the inmates in his jail is even more strict.

People who enforce our laws are allowed a certain amount of latitude in the their approach to our laws. Good officers  rely on common sense as to who should and should not be held to task.  In my opinion Arpaio is stricter than most but not to the point of being unreasonable. He is widely criticized for his approach. Those who are on the receiving end of his and his deputies approach to the law are no doubt angry. After all Boulder Colorado did not make them wear pink underwear.  I doubt the victims of their crimes are complaining.

And  so we must be wary  of this latest threat on his life. It was not uttered and passed on by unreliable sources. Sheriff Arpaio was informed of this threat by our own FBI.  I doubt that the FBI would pass on this information had it not originated from a source they believed to be credible.

Unfortunately there are those who would discount this threat. After all it was not made at a good time for the pro immigrant groups in this country. But there is information that I became aware of  last year when writing about the crime in Arizona that indicates that there is a clear and definable relationship between the passing of illegal immigrants across our borders and the death of our police officers.

Written 1m 2009.

FBI says 41 police officers killed in 2008.

Days after Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s arrest of 60 people in a two day crime sweep, the FBI reminds us of the number of police officers killed in the line of duty for 2008.  41 police officers were killed in the United States and Puerto Rico in 2008. There have been 530 police officers killed in the line of duty since 1999.

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Sheriff Arpaio’s tactics have been severely criticized since he took on the responsibility of enforcing federal immigration laws. His critics say that he is profiling and that profiling is not acceptable. But if the FBI statistics are accurate, they seem to suggest an outrageous increase in the number of police officers murdered in states that have immigration issues. Do we really want to stop Arpaio’s efforts?

Although the FBI statistics reflect crimes committed by race region and many other tables, they apparently do not reflect crimes committed by immigrants, whether legally in this country or not.

Arizona ranks sixth in Officers killed since 1999 with 16 officers lost. Arizona rose to fourth in officers killed in the last two years losing 5 officers, behind an astounding 12 officers killed in Texas, 9 in Florida and 7 in California and Louisiana.   All of these states are either on the Mexican border or the Gulf of Mexico. Not even New York with its huge populace can equal any one of these statistics.

Arizona lost three officers during 2007. Of these three, a Glendale police officer and a Phoenix police officer were killed by illegal immigrants. All three officers were killed by persons with extensive criminal histories.

One might assume that the Mexican Cartel has been at war with Sheriff Arpaio and for that matter with all United States Police officers for years and now feel confident enough to publicly announce their intentions.

What gave the Cartel their confidence ?

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The two faces of Janet Napolitano

On December 30, 2009 I wrote this article for the “Examiner”. I did not know then how accurate my thoughts would be.  You can decide for yourself.

Janet Napolitano’s Two Faces

In light of the recent lapses in our National security the question now is who is running our Homeland Security? Obama or Napolitano ? Is Napolitano a figure head that is going to suffer the wrath of the media and absolve the Obama administration of accountability? Or is Obama going to admit that Napolitano is really not qualified and he needs a true military or police security professional in charge of protecting US Citizens.
The Examiner reported on 12-28-2009 that the qualifications of Napolitano may not be appropriate for the position she holds or what the Obama administration expected.

Now that the news media frenzy begins to bring out the performance of our Homeland Security the spot light is on Napolitano’s laundry. She cannot escape her history as the Arizona Governor, or her actions to protect Arizona’s borders from the influx of Mexican drugs and illegal immigrants. She certainly cannot take back her words.

It seems that Napolitano has two resumes. One that was effective enough to convince the Obama administration to offer her the position of Secretary of Homeland Security (not to mention her pro Obama campaign efforts) and one that most Arizonian’s know as the real Napolitano.

No matter if your a Republican or a Democrat the facts stand on their own. Napolitano has tried to walk the line. One side advocates a hard line secure the border stance with severe penalties for employment of illegal immigrants and the other is a soft stance to Immigrants and Arizona business’s who hire these immigrants to increase their profits and who presumably contribute to the political candidates who sympathize with their plight.

Napolitano is a savvy politician and in an effort to court the Obama administration Napolitano provided this press information on November 23rd 2008.

Washington bureau David G Savage:

As governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano last year signed into law the nation’s harshest penalty for employers who knowingly hire illegal immigrants, a measure that would take away their business licenses for a second violation.

She called it the “business death penalty” and the “most aggressive action in the country” to stem the flow of illegal workers. She also criticized Congress and the federal government for failing to act on immigration overhaul. “The states will take the lead, and Arizona will take the lead among the states” she said.

But in Arizona her press is different:

Arizona Republic: December 28th, 2008.

“Still, Napolitano has resisted pressure from the state’s Republican-controlled Legislature to take an even harder stance against illegal immigration. She vetoed more than a dozen bills aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants”

Some of the bills that Napolitano vetoed are…
1. A bill that denied in-state tuition and day care for illegal immigrants.
2.A bill that would have given all Arizona police officers the authority to enforce immigration law. (and   her law)
3.A bill that would have designated English the official Arizona language
4.A bill that would have prohibited the use of a Mexican ID card called the “Matricula Consular” from use     as a form of proof of identity in Arizona. According to the FBI, this form of ID is easy to forge, and is in wide circulation  through out the United States in fraudulent from.

In addition Napolitano also yanked $1.6 million in state funding from Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to blunt his efforts to arrest illegal immigrants through crime sweeps that critics said were terrorizing immigrant communities and violating civil rights.”

In December 2009 Napolitano told the Arizona Republic: “What I would say is that we are undoubtedly safer now than prior to 9/11. I would give credit in the Department of Homeland Security context to my tow predecessors (Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff). Building a federal department is not easy work. We’re still building it”.

It’s true that the influx of immigrants across our borders has decreased, and the crime rate in border cities has decreased , but some have said that our global economy has been, in part, the reason and the crime rate is not the result of Homeland Security’s performance. The rate of drugs passing over our borders has not decreased but increased.

In some cases States and local jurisdictions have taken it upon themselves to do what the Federal Government would not. In Napolitano’s own state of Arizona the Sheriff of Maricopa County has empowered his deputies to round up illegal immigrants and hand them over to the Homeland Security (ICE) in a effort to enforce Federal Immigration Laws that were not being enforced by the State of Arizona or the Federal Government.

And in Texas, according to Washington Post writer Spencer Hsu on March 12th 2009:

President Obama is reviewing a request from Texas Gov. Rick Perry to send National Guard troops to the Mexican border in response to violence triggered by Mexico’s fight against drug cartels, the White House said.

“We’re going to examine whether and if National Guard deployments would make sense and under what circumstances they would make sense,” Obama told reporters from regional newspapers on Wednesday as reported by the Dallas Morning News and McClatchy Newspapers.

“I’m not interested in militarizing the border,” Obama said.

In the most direct comments so far on the drug fight that has killed 7,000 people in Mexico since the beginning of 2008, the president praised Mexico President Felipe Calderon for “taking some extraordinary risks under extraordinary pressure” to fight the cartels.

US Officials say the amount of violence that has spilled over into the United States so far does not warrant major concern. Nevertheless, Obama added, “I think it’s unacceptable if you’ve got drug gangs crossing our borders and killing U.S. Citizens”

Perry, who called on Washington to pay for 1,000 additional troops or federal agents on the border, called Obama’s statement “a mistake”.

Certainly Napolitano’s background validates her report card of the Homeland Security’s performance in the last year and mirrors her performance as the governor of Arizona but is it in concert with Obama’s security plan for the United States of America ? Is our Homeland Security responding to Obama’s vision or Napolitano’s vision? Possibly they are one in the same.

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The Toughest Sheriff inThe Country is Raising Money to Stop Amnesty for Immigrants

Today Sheriff Joe Arpaio sent out a mass appeal to raise money to fight a perceived movement by Democrats to grant Amnesty to all immigrants who are in this country illegally.

Arpaio is well known for his battle against illegal immigrants in Arizona. He is also well known for his tough stance against crime in Arizona and touts a strong  popularity among Arizona voters.

Arpaio’s battles were not limited to criminals and immigrants. He has resisted  Janet Napolitano’s attempt to stop his enforcement of Federal Immigration laws when Napolitano was Governor of Arizona.

THE FOLLOWING IS ARPAIO’S BLOG

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The PRO-AMNESTY forces are actively building  coalitions to force on America a “comprehensive immigration reform” scheme that grants Amnesty to illegals in the United States.  If you haven’t already, please sign B.A.N.’s CITIZEN PETITION and send a loud message to the pro-Amnesty liberals that America opposes Amnesty, once and for all!Thank you again for visiting B.A.N. – America’s leading coalition of conservatives united to BAN AMNESTY NOW!  Now more than ever, what we need most is YOU!

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WHAT DOES SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO SAY ABOUT B.A.N.?

“I’ve been called ‘America’s Toughest Sheriff‘ because I enforce the law and go after the criminals, even when the Liberals in the media and the Socialists in Washington disagree.”Today, I’m asking you to support B.A.N., Ban Amnesty Now, because they are America’s toughest anti-illegal immigration organization, and they are our best hope for stopping the Obama Amnesty scheme in its tracks.”

~Sheriff Joe Arpaio
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SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM SEN. RUSSELL PEARCE
Hon. Co-Chairman, BanAmnestyNow.com
Sponsor, Arizona Law SB1070

Dear Fellow Americans,

The White House and Congress are mobilizing against Americans who oppose Amnesty and support secure borders!White House and Congressional Leaders just held meetings with leaders the Southern Baptist Leadership Conference, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, and the powerful National Association of Evangelicals to plot strategy to MAKE AMNESTY LAW!!!

Collectively, these organizations boast membership in the tens-of-millions! This is just the sort of base and clout the pro-Amnesty Lobby needs to kick off their national drive for Amnesty all illegals living in the United States!

We believe there should be a pathway for earned legal status and citizenship,” said a leader of one of the evangelical groups leading the charge for Amnesty.

Abortion divides us, gay rights divide us, war and peace divides us, but comprehensive immigration reform [amnesty] unites us,” said another.

While the pro-Amnesty Washington Establishment works behind closed doors to craft their latest Amnesty scheme, I need your help today. We successfully stopped their Amnesty plans in 2007. We passed SB 1070 in Arizona this year.

Together we can and will STOP AMNESTY again!
Friends, we can keep the pro-Amnesty forces at bay, but only if we act today! Please join me on the front lines of stopping the Obama Amnesty scheme by JOINING B.A.N. right now with a contribution of $20, $30, $50 or even $100.Every $20 donation allows us to reach more than 1,000 new potential supporters, so please be generous today. Our first goal is to collect 1,000,000 signatures to BAN’s national petition against Amnesty! With your help, we’ll reach that goal – but one thing is certain: we can’t do it without the support of patriots like you.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Your friend,

RUSSELL PEARCE
State Senator, Arizona

P.S. Please join me with a contribution of $20, $30, $50 or even $100 today. Your support is critical to stopping Amnesty in its tracks!P.P.S. For everyone who contributes $50 or more June 30th, we will send you, as a special “thank you”, a BanAmnestyNow.com bumper sticker and a special invitation to the upcoming BAN kickoff TELE-TOWN-HALL, which I’ll host. We will talk about SB1070, how it can work in every state in the nation, as well as how we can stop the new Obama assault on Amnesty!

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Obama ICE Appointment Signals Push for “Sanctuary Nation”
June 27, 2010, 01:51 AM
Former Houston Policy Chief Harold Hurtt is President Obama’s appointee to run the 287g program within the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. This is the program intended to assist law enforcement to identify illegal aliens. This is done by empowering local law enforcement to investigate the immigration status of a criminal after their arrest.  If that sounds familiar, it should: it’s the same policy as the new Arizona law, SB-1070, signed into law this spring – and which takes effect July 29. SB 1070, of course, was sponsored by Ban Amnesty Now national co-chairman Sen. Russell Pearce (R-AZ)…..
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ACTION ALERT: Amnesty Bill Gets 100th Co-Sponsor in Congress
June 25, 2010, 10:34 AM
Yesterday, pro-Amnesty leaders in Congress announced they had reached an important milestone with their 100th co-sponsor for legislation putting illegal immigrants on a pathway to citizenship. The legislation supporters claim the comprehensive immigration reform measure is not Amnesty because it requires a $500 fine and a background check in order to begin the citizenship process…..
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SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO: Help Me Ban Amnesty Now!
June 24, 2010, 06:02 PM
In this letter from Sheriff Joe Arpaio to conservatives across the nation, America’s Toughest Sheriff explains why signed on as a new B.A.N. national co-chairman, and why he needs your help to Ban Amnesty Now… before Obama and the Washington Establishment can force their schemes on America!
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Obama is Holding a Dead Mans Hand

If you havn’t been paying attention you might have overlooked the fact that in spite of all the critics flogging President Obama over decisions he has been making or lack thereof, his popularity is holding steady

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For the time being Presidential advisors are banking on consistency. This explains why, for instance, the administration is willing to alienate supporters of Arizona’s new immigrant law by directing the Department of Justice to challenge the law in the nations Supreme Court. 

Its risky business. If the polls generally do not show a decline in the President’s popularity when other polls show that 60% of all Americans support Arizona it makes political sense to try to capture the declining Latino vote by attempting to stop Arizona from enforcing their new immigration law. Win or lose, Obama gets kudos   for trying. 

Gallop — “Hispanics’ approval of President Barack Obama’s job performance slipped to 57% in May, after falling from 69% in January to 64% in February. By contrast, whites’ and blacks’ approval of the president has been steady throughout 2010.” 

Congressional mid-term candidates do not share the steady approval that is held by Obama. 

According to Gallop “Americans who believe most members of Congress do not deserve to be re-elected support their position by saying representatives are simply doing a bad job, that they have been in office too long, that they are not making decisions based on what’s best for the country, or that they are too focused on self-interest, special interests, and partisanship. Relatively few cite Congress’ performance on specific issues.” 

No matter what the polls are revealing today, American sentiment is traditionally slow to raise its ugly head. The actual truth about Obama’s popularity remains hidden until November 6th, 2012 when we shall learn if Obama’s political cards were a royal flush or he dealt himself a dead mans hand. 

Mexicans who died crossing Arizona's desert

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Mexicans who died trying to cross into the US Arizona border. 

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Is Arizona’s Immigration and Politics a View into the Next Presidential Election?

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President Obama might be more interested in the Arizona Governor’s race than any other political race in the country.

Jan Brewer who is a candidate for Governor of Arizona went from basic obscurity to a National figure in a matter of just a few months. She signed into law the toughest immigrant law in the nation. Brewer has pleased Arizona residents with her courageous defense of Arizona’s Immigration law.  She has also outraged those who think the law has racial bias overtones.

She is standing toe to toe with President Obama and the Democratic Party, who have rebuked the Arizona law, and in return she has scoffed at Janet Napolitano, her predecessor, saying:  “She (Napolitano) kind of did a 180 on the state of Arizona now that she’s secretary of homeland security. The comments that the borders are just as secure as they’ve ever been, if you would look at some of her correspondence previously, they weren’t very secure,” Brewer told reporters May 28 after signing the canvass for the May 18 special election on Proposition 100. “I’ve always said that she’s (Napolitano) turned a blind eye and is looking at it from a different perspective, sitting up there in the city of sin.” (Provided by Arizona Capitol Times)

When Brewer announced her intent to run for Governor replacing outgoing Janet Napolitano her chances of winning the Republican nomination against the likes of the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio were considered by most slim.

Arizona rumors were that Arpaio, who also supports the immigration law and is also a Republican, have been inaccurate. Arpaio has announced  that he is bowing out of the race for governor. If Brewer wins the nomination she could be a welcome ally for Arpaio who is probably weary of  the lack of gubernatorial support.

Let’s not forget Senator John McCain who is fighting for his political life in a primary challenge by radio talk show host JD Hayworth. In fact the Senatorial election may take a back seat to the election for governor in Arizona.  McCains previous stance on immigration has come home to haunt him.

The national spot light on Arizona’s immigration law is the last thing McCain could wish for because his previous stance on immigration has been soft. He has been forced to change/clarify his political platform.

He is now on the Arizona immigration band wagon calling for more Federal Troops to supplement the Border Patrol.  McCain is faced with the fact that  Sheriff Arpaio’s popularity is over 60% in support of  Arpaio’s past policy to enforce immigration laws if politically correct or not.

McCain wants to save his Senate seat and be included in the “clean sweep” Arizona’s voters seem to be heading for.  By passing the Arizona immigration law voters are signaling  political representatives  that they should  stop the huge influx of immigrants into the State of Arizona from Mexico or they are not going to be reelected to office.  It doesn’t appear to matter what the party affiliation is.

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California’s budget and Arizona’s immigration Law

Shelia Jackson President SD School Bd-Web pic.

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As I wrote previously, I personally believe that there is nothing wrong with Arizona’s immigration law.  If you read the law and disagree I challenge you to comment on this site.

We all know that any law, whether we consider it constitutional or not, should be enforced within the “spirit of the law”.  The political inference is that this law has no good spirit, just bad, bad blah, blah spirit.

The San Diego School Board decided to make their presence and stance known to interested persons other than their students. (Mainly Arizona residents) In this case I’ll gladly assist them.

Its called teaching by example (Or something like that).  I guess the goal was to show that a stance as important as Arizona’s immigration law needed to be taken by San Diego’s  scholarly school board.

Maureen MaGee of The Tribune reported:

“Stopping short of warning students against travel to Arizona, the San Diego school board on Tuesday passed a resolution condemning the state’s new immigration law as unconstitutional.

Approved unanimously, the resolution urges Arizona to repeal legislation that will allow law enforcement to question anyone on their immigration status — and detain those who cannot prove legal residency — if stopped for reasonable cause.

At the urging of board Vice President John Lee Evans, the board eliminated an Arizona travel warning that President Richard Barrera had proposed for students and their families out of concern they may be subject to harassment or racial profiling. However, the San Diego Unified School District will develop a policy restricting travel and participation in conferences in Arizona.”

This panic about Arizona’s immigration law, the same one that compelled all the threats to boycott Arizona, generated a back lash from Arizona. They said that they would not come to California.  They would not come to California as they always do.  They would not spend the typical millions of dollars in California while on their vacations.

The  students and more importantly their parents  realized that the  school board members may have hoof and mouth disease. Were they  taking this stance on an out of State law even if it may impact the School Board budget? The same budget that is dependent on California’s tax base.  Hence the foot into the mouth.

It seems that the board didn’t think things through and remember that in politics “what goes around, comes around” .  It’s the first law of nature that even an 11th grader learns when running for class president.

Comedian Paul Rodriguez realized this and was forced to acknowledge that his threat to boycott an appearance in Arizona would reduce his income if he missed his appearance.  He did his show.

Most people of average intelligence realize that the Arizona immigration law is not going to stop more than a half-dozen tourists whether traveling into California or going into Arizona.  Everyone knows this except those who made the threats to stop interstate travel.

And so for the unforeseeable future we will be forced to hear all the blah, blah, blah rhetoric coming from our politicians. The more desperate they are to get their name in print, the more prone they are to put their feet into their pie hole.  They are as a political lynch mob, running around making idle threats without considering the consequences.

These are the people who are running and getting elected to political office. The same people we trust with our children and our pocket books.

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Arizona Republic proposes a “pipeline” for Immigrants to enter the United States.

Arizona Republic denounces most Arizona politicians over immigration law and proposes a “pipeline” for Immigrants to enter the United States.

The Arizona Republic, the largest paper media distributor in Arizona has placed an editorial on the papers front page and verbally spanked  the politicians in Arizona.

The two politician’s who bore the worst wrath of the newspaper were Sheriff Joe Arpaio and candidate for senator J.D Hayworth. They are the only two politicians who advocate the strict enforcement of immigration laws.

It’s not clear just what the Arizona Republic wants these politicians to do but says that Federal Immigration reform is needed. The Arizona Republic recommends the following reforms.

  1. “Despite the turmoil and passion surrounding this issue, there is a broad consensus that immigration is a federal responsibility and it demands federal action. State laws cannot fix it.
  2. Reform must secure the border so that the people entering this country are doing so legally and we know who they are. It (reform) must eliminate the access to jobs that migrants are willing to risk their lives to reach. It must include an efficient system to verify worker eligibility and tough sanctions for employers who hire the undocumented.
  3. It must provide a path to legalization that has to be earned by the current undocumented population. If they choose not to earn it, they choose not to be citizens and live in this country.
  4. Reform must create a legal pipeline for future workers  that is demand-based and temporary. With a legal framework in place, there will be no reason to be in this country without permission. Foreigners who break our laws will be prosecuted, punished and deported.”

In closing the Republic editorial says, “Comprehensive reform will make the border safer. When migrant labor is channeled through the legal ports of entry, the Border Patrol can focus on catching drug smugglers and other criminals instead of chasing busboys across the desert.”

The Arizona Republic touted their demands for immigration reform since 2002 but failed to mention that they supported Senator John McCain in the 2008 presidential race knowing that McCain’s view of the immigration issue was similar to that of Barack Obama.

On October 28th, 2008 the Republic endorsed McCain stating:

Nobody in the country knows the Republican presidential candidate better than we do. And no one is better placed to judge whether he would serve honorably and admirably as president of the United States

John McCain joins hands with Barack Obama and other Democrats on numerous important issues. They are scarcely apart in their personal judgments about how to resolve illegal immigration.

John McCain joins hands with Barack Obama and other Democrats on numerous important issues. They are scarcely apart in their personal judgments about how to resolve illegal immigration..

They speak virtually in one voice regarding the environment and the dangers of global warming. But McCain’s support for a wide array of energy sources, including expanding domestic-oil production and building nuclear-power plants, is considerably more credible than Obama’s.

McCain speaks with a voice of credible authority.

It is not as mellifluous a voice as Obama’s. But it is a voice we in Arizona know well. It is one we trust.

The Republic recommends John McCain for president of the United States.”

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