Stephen, Great article with a twist. You hit the nail on the head. Keep up the good work ferreting out the truth.
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Pearce didn't reply, but the circumstances Pearce described in his testimony parallel those of the Nethercott affair. Pearce stated that the aliens were given "food, water, and clothing," but he failed to mention they were held at gunpoint, and allegedly robbed and assaulted, before getting released.
A nefarious individual who once threatened to close the border with machine guns, Nethercott is a felon, having been convicted in California for aggravated assault. He was later convicted in Texas as a prohibited possessor of a firearm and served five years in the pen.
Nethercott had a neo-Nazi sidekick in his organization who was wounded in a shootout when the FBI tried to arrest Nethercott on an outstanding warrant. The warrant was for threatening U.S. Border Patrol officers. Nethercott, amazingly, beat that rap.
The other redneck yahoo Pearce mentioned as "a friend of mine," this time by name, was Cochise County wild man Roger Barnett, known for hunting Hispanics on his 22,000-acre ranch — much of which is leased federal property.
Legal, illegal — it didn't matter much to Barnett. In 2004, he menaced with his AR-15 a Hispanic-American family who'd supposedly strayed onto his property, threatening to shoot them and calling them "dirty Mexicans." Three children were among his victims.
The district attorney in Cochise refused to bring charges, telling a reporter that no jury in the county would convict Barnett. So the family sued Barnett and won a nearly $100,000 award, one upheld by the Arizona Supreme Court.
Barnett also was sued by several migrants crossing his property in 2004. He allegedly threatened the group at gunpoint, hurled racial slurs at them, and kicked a woman. A federal jury awarded the plaintiffs $77,804.
Roll received so many death threats from nativist wackos during the trial that he was assigned 24-7 protection.
Barnett appealed the case to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Earlier this month, it ruled against him.
Before the Judiciary Committee, Pearce claimed the "bad guys prevailed" in court against Barnett, "who did what any reasonable man would have done."
He called the lawsuits "frivolous" and said, "I hope we take that case to the [U.S.] Supreme Court."
The fact that Pearce obviously considers a violent racist like Barnett a good guy should tell you all you need to know.
Oh, and Pearce's SCR 1020? The Judiciary Committee gave it a do-pass recommendation, natch.
Stephen, Great article with a twist. You hit the nail on the head. Keep up the good work ferreting out the truth.
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Why even five years after the fact do people still refere to me ??/ Maybe because what happened was just wrong. I will let the american people decide.
I want a better life so I am going to go rob a bank later today. I want a better life so I am going to go and rob my neighbor, steal all of his food, steal all the money from his wallet and then steal his identity. Isn't that a sick mentality. How can you people not see something wrong with that? Because you are low class. Probably didn't have parents to teach you how to work hard for what you want. I bet you sat there all day and hated on people with a car nicer than you but you refused to better yourself so you coudl have nice things. Gimmie gimmie gimmie. How sad.
Why should police and courts enforce laws like rape and murder but not illegal immigration? When did America become a land of selective law enforcement? When corrupt government/congress realized that they could stay in power by using the illegal vote through voter fraud. America sucks now thanks to illegal immigration and those that exploit it. Twenty years from now, America will be a lawless nation just like Mexico. Stupid humans.
By the way, the feds can go pound sand. If they actually did their job and enforced immigration LAWS then the state of Az would not have to do it for them. I would vote for Pearce if he ran for congress cause then he could have the ultimate say when it came to voting for bills that help protect American CITIZENS.
Pearce and Brewer, Gould and Kobach all have my full support in combatting ILLEGAL immigration. Not to be confused with LEGAL immigration and those who took the time to come to America following the law. Hey, I want a better life too, we all do, but does that mean that its ok for me to go rob a bank? No. I want some sex so does that mean its ok for me to rape a girl? No. I want to eat some good food so can I go steal food from a grocery store? No. If you want a better life then work for it, do not expect it to be handed to you. America is the land of opportunity yes, it is not the land of guaranteed success and hand outs. New times is one sick and twisted publication. I thought azcentral spewed a lot of lies and biased propaganda but this rag takes the cake. You are some really sick people. Lazy freeloaders. Work for what you want, rather than demanding it be handed to you. Viva SB1070! Come to America legally, or do not come at all. Losers.
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It seems that on one hand pearce wants Arizona to run the country, and not be a part of the country, only a sovereign nation of it's own. On the the other hand it seems he is willing to leave Sand Land and go east to the Land Of The Big.
Yes, I think really think pearce should resign his state senate position and make a run for the national senate seat. Damn fine idea. In fact, make the Flaccid Fool From MCSO his campaign manager.
The Flaccid Fool of MCSO is considering a run for Senator Kyl's U.S. Senate seat. Imagine if that happened.... Pearce could be the Flaccid Fool's campaign manager and Candy Ass Thomas being the Flaccid Fool's legal beagle....
Or, even better... Both resign to run.... Pearce for CD6, the MCSO shurf for U.S. Senate.... Lisa Aubuchon could run both their campigns straight into the ground......
That would truly be hilarious.
Shut up! Quiet! Shhhhhhhhhh.........
Don't TELL him this stuff! C'mon, just let it happen.
And I agree with Hock, beside Bachmann this guy's nothing. He'd just fade into the woodwork.
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that pearce signed up for the guard instead of going to vietnam dont mean jack to me.due to the politics involved vietnam was an embarrasment that cost way to many americans their lives and families their loved ones. i know id rather have him in the job than flake just my personal opinon flake is flakey to me
State Senate President Russell Pearce is too insecure and mentally unstable to run for Congress....
I read in Wednesday's East Valley Tribune that the Flaccid Fool of MCSO is considering a run for U.S. Senator Jon Kyl's seat. That is a really scary thought....
Imagine how much damage both the MCSO shurf and his sagging wrinkly left nut can do not only to Arizona but to the entire country if elected to Congress...... I'd move my ass to a country with a non-extradition treaty......
IT'S EITHER MILLIONS WE SPEND NOW OR A HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS PLUS LATER?
Just like the Great Land Rush of the 19th century, hundreds of thousands even millions of illegal aliens will be fleeing different States enacting policing laws. Idaho, Florida Utah, Missouri, Texas, North Carolina, Maryland, Tennessee, Minnesota and of course the great State of Arizona, who is battling for survival in the biased-oriented court system.,In swarms they will be loading their trucks, packing their families and leaving less hospitable locations. They are heading they think to other States with easy welfare pickings, with brought and sold legislators where the laws are not enforced. Even the cash strapped, Sanctuary State of California has numerous counties ready to embark with E-Verify, as a mandatory verification warning to foreign nationals you better not apply for a job here, as the business owner is unlikely to take the risk of losing his business license. Other States are introducing laws including the federal 287 (g) law to train local police in arrest and detain suspicious individuals on hold for ICE agents.
Secure Communities a program that expedites fingerprints gathered by local law enforcement agencies to the FBI and then through a federal (ICE) immigration database to identify undocumented immigrants. Over a thousand jurisdictions in 40 States and others ready to participate. All these enforcement programs cost millions of dollars, but it touches nowhere near the hundreds of billions of dollars extracted from your taxes to support illegal aliens. The border remains frighteningly open and their is no program to guarantee that foreign airline passengers will leave after their entry visa expires? American immigration laws have been mocked since the 1986 amnesty law by both the US Government and the businesses that hire discount labor. If their was a real effort by any administration to halt the illegal alien invasion, any illegal invader would be facing a felony, not a stupid minor infraction.
I joined the Tea PARTY as more and more taxes are being taken, to support the education, health care and other social welfare programs in pandering to the illegal immigrants. I am also an activist of the million plus membership of NumbersUSA pro-sovereignty organization, that allows free faxes to your resident State Representative or even the leadership in Washington. You can also contact your politicians through the Switchboard in DC at 202-224-3121. Their is a Pdf file "Illegal Aliens and American Medicine."that every American should assimilate. It will probably give you heartburn and the billions of dollars we are paying to support health care for illegal aliens, that should be going in the pensions of old American warriors, OUR senior citizens, OUR homeless, Our blind, our sick, handicapped and those citizens living in poverty. This is just part of the deception and collusion of our legislators, who have been corrupted by special interests. We should bring our military home from Afghanistan, Iraq and other support bases, and place them along the US border, Canadian border fully armed with orders to fire.
Illegal immigrant states like Texas New York State and Illinois's, specially in California and Nevada, has no real ID verification where there was massive voter fraud through absentee ballots use; I truly believe.
It would be good for us, if you set aside how embarrasing he would make Arizona look...of course he may seem normal compared to Michelle Bachmann!
Everyone see what Lemons wrote in his blog about Pearce's criminal son?
Wait till Russ runs. More Pearce scandals a-plenty.
It would be ironic if he got elected to Congress and then Arizona's legislature used his own stupid law that says we can ignore what the federal government does against him. Or even better if he finally got elected and, on the eve of his inauguration to the U.S. Congress, Arizona seceded from the Union...