Arizona - General Summary of Links on This Page: Veterans Today, EGordon Duff, (2012) Excerpt: What if I were to tell you that highly authoritative experts believe the State of Arizona is largely under the control of Mexican drug lords and organized crime?  Who do I ask?  We have a former candidate for governor on staff, retired intelligence officers, retired very senior FBI along with broad access to those public servants who will talk privately though most live in fear. A week ago, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Deaver died in a “one car accident” while on an empty road.  He was heading out on a hunting trip, planning to meet with his son.  His 2008 4 wheel drive Dodge pickup truck ran off an empty dirt road and he was killed.  We know different.  This was an assassination using a commonly known tactic called “Boston brakes.”  Look it up on your computer, it makes for very good reading. Excerpt from Veterans Today continues with quote from the Examiner From the Examiner:   There are concerns about a compromised DoJ In September 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a warning to local law enforcement agencies throughout Arizona, informing them that they were being targeted by the powerful and violent Mexican drug cartels. The DOJ’s 2011 Drug Market Analysis for Arizona stated the cartels “have begun to threaten local police officers to deter their enforcement activities. Violent criminal groups often referred to as border bandits, rip crews, or bajadores, operate along trafficking corridors in remote locations, preying upon law enforcement officers and smugglers who transit their territories.” The report also detailed the expanded use by the cartels of street gangs in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Local gangs such as Brown Pride distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and heroin at the street level in Tucson, while the New Mexican Mafia controls such sales in Phoenix. Of course, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed on Tuesday evening, in a single vehicle crash while on his way to join his sons on a hunting trip near White Horse Lake in Coconino County. According to a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office press release, an unidentified driver was actually following Sheriff Deaver on a desolate stretch of Forest Service Road 109, but lost sight of his 4-wheel-drive 2008 Chevrolet pickup for a brief period. Then, the driver “saw what appeared to be a cloud of dust, and as he came closer he learned that the vehicle had rolled over and was resting on its wheels.” The witness told 911 operators: “he did not detect any signs of life from the single occupant of the vehicle.” The case remains under investigation, and as of Friday afternoon, Coconino County Medical Examiner, Trish Lee had not yet released Deaver’s autopsy report. Study Names Arizona as Most Corrupt State (2014) By SAMUEL RUBENFELD ASSOCIATED PRESS Arizona is the most corrupt state in the U.S., according to a new survey of news reporters 10 Worst Police Brutality Videos in Arizona The Guardian.  Arizona Immigration Law spurs abuses. (2010) Felipe Calderón warns relations with Mexico will suffer as police allowed to stop anyone they suspect is an illegal immigrant. The law, which gives the police the right to stop anyone they suspect is an illegal immigrant, "opens the door to intolerance, hate, discrimination and abuse in law enforcement", Calderón said last night. Trade and political ties with Arizona would be "seriously affected", he warned. Arizona anti-police-corruption bill gains (2013) By Lindsey Collom The Republic | Excerpt:A bill giving counties power to take control of corrupt police departments and primarily aimed at the polygamist enclave of Colorado City passed the Arizona House by an overwhelming majority Thursday. House Bill 2648, which still needs a Senate vote, would allow county supervisors to appoint a neutral, third-party administrator to take over a police department determined by the state’s law-enforcement advisory board to have systemic misconduct or mismanagement. Phoenix and Metro Area Close to Phoenix Phoenix The Integrity Report Arizona State University ASU Excerpt: ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE OFFICERS ARE SO FED UP WITH CORRUPTION THEY SUE THEIR OWN POLICE DEPARTMENT. 13 NEWS OUTLETS AND COUNTING. Phoenix Police Brutality Protest Ends Clash (2014) Phoenix, Maricopa County.  CNN: Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio under investigation for alleged abuse of power. Chuck Conder, (2010) Excerpt:  But the 77-year-old lawman is himself the subject of serious allegations of abuse of power. Arpaio's critics say he has a long history of launching bogus criminal investigations against political opponents and anyone else who gets in his way.  This year a federal grand jury started looking into the allegations. Former Maricopa County School Superintendent Sandra Dowling says what happened to her is a case in point. Dowling says was locked in a political battle with some members of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors over school district funds when the sheriff's SWAT team came in the dead of night to search her home. Dowling was charged with stealing money from a school for homeless students. There were 25 felony counts in all. "Never could I have imagined what a nightmare was waiting ahead," Dowling said. Arpaio promised to uncover massive public corruption -- "We are looking into all avenues of this investigation," he said -- and to win a speedy conviction. From the start Dowling maintained her innocence: "I kept saying I didn't do anything. I didn't do anything." It took three years, but finally a judge threw out all the felony counts against Dowling. She entered a guilty plea to a single misdemeanor charge. But she said her reputation had been shattered, her career destroyed, and she owed more than $100,000 in legal fees. "I still don't think that everybody knows I was innocent," she said. Dowling is not alone. Arpaio has launched -- either on his own or in conjunction with the county attorney -- high-profile criminal investigations against a who's who of Maricopa County politicians and officials. Mesa Disturbing Video of Police Brutality Just Emerged in Arizona (2014) Mesa Police respond to excessive force claims (Nov 2015) Williams Williams Police Officers Resign (2012) LARRY HENDRICKS News Team Leader Two Williams police officers have resigned their positions with the police department. A third is scheduled to serve 80 hours of suspension in the wake of an Aug. 10, 2012, incident involving the arrest of an intoxicated man. A group, calling itself a Concerned Group of Local Citizens, has sent a letter to members of local and state government, law enforcement and the news media calling for further investigation into the matter. Williams Police Chief Herman Nixon said the matter came to light in October when videotapes of bookings at the Williams police facility were being reviewed. The video, according to Nixon, shows officer Will Starcevich putting a person who is in handcuffs into a chokehold after the man had spit on the officer. The man, a transient from California who was intoxicated and combative, had been arrested at a local market, Nixon said. The man made threats of violence and struggled with officers. Nixon stated that a chokehold on a handcuffed person, even when the person is combative, is against the department's policy. Nixon said that when he went to suspend Starcevich to conduct an investigation into the policy violation, Starcevich resigned in late October. 750c9b38ddbf.html Boycott Boycott, Arizona near I-17.  Arizona police abuse disabled girl and kill her service dog, Dunkin. (2010) updated 10/25/2016
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