Tag Archives: Tucson

ARIZONA: Notorious Street Preacher Brother Dean Arrested For Assaulting Female College Student

The Tuscon News reports: A controversial street preacher known as Brother Dean has been accused of assaulting a University of Arizona student, authorities said. Rene Hernandez, a spokesperson for the University of Arizona Police Department, said Dean Frederick Saxton was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Saxton has been accused of kicking a woman in the chest and has ...

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Tucson Mayor Compares AZ Hate Bill To Whites-Only Lunch Counters Of 1950s

“Discrimination by private businesses led to some of the most noteworthy moments of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. The Montgomery Bus Boycott was targeted at the Montgomery Bus Lines, sparked by the arrest of Rosa Parks for refusing to move to the back of the bus. Civil rights activists who claimed white-only lunch counters as their ...

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Photo Of The Day

Posted to the Facebook page of Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria in Tucson. The restaurant has also posted this: “As a longtime employer and feeder of the gay community, Rocco’s reserves the right to eject any State Senators we see fit to kick out. That is all.” The photo has been shared over 2000 times and many commenters are vowing to ...

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ARIZONA: Tucson Approves Civil Unions

Last night the Tucson City Council unanimously approved civil unions for same-sex couples. No state law should be violated as long as the city does not include rights that are reserved for married couples, said City Attorney Mike Rankin. Since 2003, when the city established a domestic-partnership registry, it has had an increased number of domestic partnership applications. Councilman Paul ...

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Giffords Resigns To Full U.S. House

Giffords’ resignation letter had to be read by an occasionally sobbing DNC head Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. I watched this live this morning, you’ll probably need a tissue.

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Tucson Shooter Found Incompetent

Not very surprising. Jared Loughner is incompetent to stand trial, a federal judge decided today. A psychologist and psychiatrist both found Loughner unable to help in his own defense or understand the proceedings. Doctors say he is schizophrenic. U.S. District Judge Larry A. Burns said doctors report Loughner is unable to help with his defense because of his irrational distrust ...

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Baja Arizona

NPR reports on the secessionist movement to split Arizona into two states, with the relatively liberal bastion of Tuscon and its surrounding area to become Baja Arizona, the 51st state. Baja Arizona supporters say there’s a serious side to their quest to create a new state. They say Arizona is headed in the wrong direction — cutting education and health ...

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AZ Rep. Trent Franks (R) Opposes Bill Banning High-Capacity Gun Clips

“People have tried to politicize this and make everything except the killer responsible.” Guns don’t kill people…etc etc.

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ARIZONA: Teabaggers Demand Recall Of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik

Pima County, Arizona’s Sheriff Clarence Dupnik became a media sensation when he blamed Tea Party and GOP rhetoric for creating the violent atmosphere that may have led to the Tucson massacre. So rather than engage a bit of self-reflection, the teabaggers are calling for his head. Sheriff Dupnik, who has occupied his post since 1980, won re-election most recently in ...

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Sarah Palin Appears On Fox News To Respond To “Political Finger-Pointing”

Sarah Palin on Sean Hannity tonight: “In a situation like we have just faced in these last eight days of being falsely accused of being an accessory to murder, I and others need make sure that we too are shedding light on truth so a lie cannot continue to live. If a lie does live, then of course your career ...

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Teabaggers Claim Obama Commanded Applause At Tucson Memorial

Over the weekend reichwing and widely-read Tea Party bloggers began claiming that the reason we heard so much applause at the memorial for Tucson’s shooting victims is because audience members were “commanded” to do so by the arena’s Jumbotron, which, of course, was secretly being run by the Obama administration. In fact, the Jumbotron operator was live-captioning the event for ...

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Tucson Shooting Victim Arrested For Saying “You’re Dead” To Guns Advocate

One of the victims in last Saturday’s shooting in Tucson was arrested today after saying, “You’re dead,” to a man advocating for gun ownership. The arrest of Eric Fuller, 63, came at a taping of ABC’s Town Hall, which was being moderated by Christiane Amanpour. Toward the end of the taping, Amanpour brought up the issues of gun safety and ...

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Cops Find Photos Of AZ Shooter Posing With Gun While Wearing Red G-String

Investigators today said that they’ve received a bizarre series of photos of mass murderer Jared Lee Loughner. The photos show Loughner wearing a red g-string with a Glock pistol next to his naked buttocks. The photos were turned over to the police by Walgreens, where Mr. Loughner had taken the 35-mm film to be developed on Jan. 7, the day ...

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The Big Blue Horrible

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Quote Of The Day – Trent Humphries

“It’s political gamesmanship. The real case is that she [Giffords] had no security whatsoever at this event. So if she lived under a constant fear of being targeted, if she lived under this constant fear of this rhetoric and hatred that was seething, why would she attend an event in full view of the public with no security whatsoever?” – ...

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GLAAD Angry About Westboro Radio Deal

The Westboro Baptist Church has agreed not to picket the funeral of the federal judge murdered in Saturday’s massacre in Arizona. In return, a nationally syndicated radio show will give Westboro airtime to broadcast their repulsive message. GLAAD wants the deal called off. This week Westboro has reacted to the tragedy in Tucson with messages like “God Sent the Shooter.” ...

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Rush Limbaugh’s Tucson Billboard

Copyranter notes: “It’s actually been there for quite some time. I know, because my girlfriend’s mother lives in Tucson. It’s of course via the radio station, not Limbaugh. Though, I’m sure he—or his “people”—had to approve it before it was erected.” (Via – Towleroad)

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Olbermann Speaks To Daniel Hernandez

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President Obama Speaks In Tucson

Obama’s recognition of the heroes begins at 12:00.

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LIVE VIDEO: Obama Speaks In Tucson

UPDATE: The event is concluded. I’ll post video recaps as soon as they become available.

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