We are gearing up for the 2010 election cycle and this meeting will be a brainstorming and planning event. So bring your ideas and enthusiasm to this meeting. This will be the time to discuss your ideas and what will be the best ways to spend money t
Shelton representing himself on a charge of theft is found not guilty by a jury after a three day trial and three and a half hours deliberation. UPDATED
Another family joins in the effort to get the whole truth about the circumstances surrounding the murder of Sophia Nunez by the "Baseline Killer".
Otra familia se une en el esfuerzo para obtener toda la verdad sobre las circunstancias que rodearon el asesinato de Sofía Núñez por la "Línea de base Killer".
Otra familia se une en el esfuerzo para obtener toda la verdad sobre las circunstancias que rodearon el asesinato de Sofía Núñez por la "Baseline Killer".
Border Patrol Chief Gilbert's presentation was filled with the same old lack-luster explanations and excuses we've heard from the Border Patrol for years to justify otherwise unjustifiable law enforcement operations. The Border patrol wants you to vo
Stana continued to reinforce my observations that the GAO report wasn't designed to be an independent, honest analysis of the utility and effectiveness of internal checkpoints but rather a tool to grease the way for the continued expansion of the bur
Today, DPS shot down another FOIA request, stating that there is no “Special Unit” that tracks down “Frequent Fliers” as described in a September 8th article in the Arizona Republic. “…DPS does not have a “special unit” that tracks down”frequent f
Banning texting while driving would make Arizona safer, but such a law would be prohibitively difficult to enforce and would fail to address the wider issue of distracted driving, the director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety said. “Text
[of course] Many Valley homeowners can expect to see a increase in their property taxes, despite the significant drop in their house's value. Much of the increase is due to the state equalization tax, which is back after a 3-year hiatus.
James Tuton, CEO of automated ticketing scam vendor American Traffic Solutions, was booed by fellow “Arizona Corporate Excellence” attendees while receiving an award Thursday evening. The gathering is organized by the Phoenix Business Journal and
When evidence exists that would harm the state, procedure requires we put a match to it, so there is no chance of it seeing the light of day, much less become a permanent record the public could examine and ask uncomfortable questions about.
The manual the pirates at the Arizona Dept. of Public Safety use to determine whether to send out a ticket to you or not. (PDF) Made for 3rd grade level idiots.
American Traffic Solutions, Inc. (ATS), the second largest provider of automated ticketing and extortion systems in North America, announced the acquisition of Nestor Traffic Systems, otherwise known as a steaming pile of crap. ATS acquired what w
I guess those with the guns win.
MESA, Ariz. (AP) - A businessman is seeking nearly $70,000 from the City of Mesa after he was denied permission to open a tattoo parlor.
The notice of claim is a precursor to a lawsuit and comes slightly less than six months after the Mesa City Council rejected Ryan Coleman's application to open Angel Tattoo near Dobson and Baseline roads.
Attorney Michael Kielsky said his client has a case because the application was denied based on "a negative perception" about tattoo establishments, not tangible proof it would be detrimental to the neighborhood.
Recently, a Maricopa County Superior Court judge ruled Tempe's decision to revoke a tattoo parlor's business license was arbitrary and lacked credible evidence that the business would have decreased the area's property values.
An attorney representing a tattoo parlor applicant has filed a claim against Mesa seeking $69,800 plus interest for the money they spent to try to open the business and profits lost.
They're also asking for either the right to open the parlor, or an extra $25,000 plus interest.
The notice of claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, comes slightly less than six months after the Mesa City Council rejected an application by Ryan Coleman to open Angel Tattoo near Dobson and Baseline roads.
The city has 60 days to respond. If it doesn't, it would be considered a denial of the claim.
"Then we may file a lawsuit if we so choose," said Michael Kielsky, the attorney representing Coleman.
During this part of the meeting GAO
representative Richard Stana used a very poor sports analogy to try and
convince the public that interior checkpoints on America's streets are
necessary. What Mr. Stana failed to acknowledge is that football
players, and fans who attend football games, are engaging in voluntary
interactions. Nobody forces football players to play the game and no
one grabs individuals off the streets and forces them to watch and
cheer the football players on.
On the video you can hear the deputy saying, "Turn that camera off and give it to me because that is now evidence of my traffic investigation." It shows the second time in just a couple hours that Maricopa County deputies or detectives tried to take a camera, claiming it's evidence.
A family of one of the victims of the alleged Baseline Killer is suing the Phoenix Police Department.
PHOENIX - The family of a victim killed by the Baseline Killer is saying the city of Phoenix is responsible for their loved one's death. Romelia Vargas' family claims the Phoenix Police Department wanted to get all the credit for solving the Basel
[repost& UPDATED] Knowing 9 year old Ben would be
compelled to take daily mind altering drugs his father decided to
remove him from danger in August. Jim was pulled over in a car without his son yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and arrested.
Los comienzos de una multimillonaria demanda judicial contra el dólar
está en marcha el Departamento de Policía de Phoenix basado en el
bloqueo intencional de las pruebas de evidencia llevó al asesinato de 7
Please take a look at our website: http://justiceforshawnaforde.com An American patriot has been attacked by the media and law enforcement in the most Mexico-dominated county in Arizona, and what do patriots do? Scatter, and act like this is sRead Letter
The beginnings of a multi-million dollar law suit is underway against the Phoenix Police Department alleging deliberate blocking of evidence testing led to the murders of 7 people.
In summary, the second part of Mr. Stana's presentation was even more
disappointing than the first. Mr. Stana went out of his way to ignore
facts that undermined his conclusion that interior checkpoints are
needed while artificially bolstering facts absent proper context that
supported his position.
A videotape that shows a Maricopa County
Sheriff's Office detective in a heated exchange with a cameraman has
some people claiming the actions are a violation of civil
YouTube video shows a member of the sheriff's office confronting a man
shooting video of a crime sweep Saturday at Gran Mercado.
The key piece of evidence used to crack the Baseline Serial Killer case sat in an evidence locker for 9 months while 7 more people lost their lives. Sources inside the Phoenix Police Dept. say that's just the crime lab's latest mistake.
Officers sat outside Vontesmar's home and watched him drive to work. "We watched him 4 different times put the monkey mask on and put the giraffe-style mask on," Officer Dave Porter said. "Based on surveillance, we were positive that Vontesmar was the driver."
Porter said that it would be up to justices of the peace to determine what to do with Vontesmar's tickets, but the officer said there is enough evidence to reissue the tickets in Vontesmar's name, despite his claims that he was not the driver.
AZ drivers punished more heavily than those from Canada or Mexico... An internal document used as a reference guide by Redflex employees and obtained by CameraFRAUD provides new insights into the company’s various automated ticketing schemes throughout Arizona. The document, titled “Procedural Manual” and dated April of 2009, includes a visual flow-chart for determining whether or not a “ticket” (notice of violation) should be issued. Guesswork appears to be the rule of thumb when it comes to sending out a so-called “notice of violation,” even in situations where officials have said that a notice wouldn’t be mailed: * Gender mismatch (Redflex photo vs. MVD). Issue ticket? Yes. (More after the jump)