Ours is an operation, whether it’s the state law or the federal, to go after illegals, not the crime first, that they happen to be illegals. My program, my philosophy is a pure program. You go after illegals. I’m not afraid to say that. And you go after them and you lock them up.Maricopa County, Az. Sheriff Joe Arpaio • As quoted in a federal court decision which ruled that the sheriff’s department illegally targeted Latinos in its immigration patrols. The accusations against Arpaio and his police department include accusations that officers pulled over residents for the purposes of checking their immigration status, along with a repudiation of the aggressive detentions people pulled over by police officers face. The quote above was used as evidence of improper conduct by the department. Arpaio denies the charges and his lawyer argues that the department received poor training from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
It’s about home protection. If you are a single mom or dad and can’t afford a shotgun, we’ll give one to you.Tucson resident Shaun McClusky • Discussing his work with the Armed Citizen Project, a program whose goal is to hand out guns to people in working-class neighborhoods in cities around the country, including Tucson, which had a major shooting just two years ago. (Yes, they do background checks before handing them out.) The approach, understandably, has drawn controversy, along with a response from a local activist in Tucson, who launched a competing endeavor called the School Supply Giveaway campaign.
If you voted for Barack Obama your business is not welcome at Southwest Shooting Authority. You have proven that you are not responsible enough to own a firearm.An ad taken out by the Southwest Shooting Authority in Pinetop, Arizona • Finally drawing, from the pro-gun side, a clear line on when you’re not responsible enough to wield your 2nd Amendment rights — the moment you voted for Barack Obama. The store’s owner, Cope Reynolds, realizes it’s an easy rule to duck (just don’t mention Obama) but he’ll stand his ground if anybody comes clean: “…if they own up to it, we will not serve them. This goes way beyond gun control, which many think is why we did this. I should have as much right to post a sign on my door as those that post ‘No Guns’ on their doors. source
You tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own. But know this, and remember it always: You failed.Gabby Giffords’ husband, Mark Kelly, to Jared Loughner. The 24-year-old Loughner has been given 7 life sentences and 140 years in prison for killing 6 and injuring 13 in a shooting rampage last year. Giffords was shot in the head but survived; Loughner pled guilty three months ago to 19 federal charges and has no possibility of parole. source
I did not say that the Arizona law was a model for the nation… I said eVerify was a model for the nation.Mitt Romney, backpedaling from a GOP primary debate in which he cited Arizona’s controversial SB 1070 law, which allows law enforcement officers to check the immigration statuses of people they suspect of having entered the country illegally, as a “model for the nation.”
In her last days, my mother occasionally became confused....”
One of the perks of being an early employee...
Over the last 90 days, the Digg...
We don’t speak for all of the victims or their families, but Gabby and I are satisfied with this plea agreement….Avoiding a trial will allow us — and we hope the whole Southern Arizona community — to continue with our recovery and move forward with our lives.Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords • Confirming that his family supports the plea deal between Jared Lee Loughner and prosecutors that will reportedly see the alleged spend life in prison, but avoid any chance of receiving the death penalty. Loughner was declared mentally fit to stand trial in a hearing on Tuesday, after which he pleaded guilty. source (via • follow)