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Pima County abolishes contentious CLEPC law-enforcement review board

The Pima County Board of Supervisors has disbanded a law-enforcement advisory group that had been enmeshed in controversy for more than a year. Sheriff Napier has announced he's setting up his own group.... Read more»

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Oct 1, 2019, 8:57 pm
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Obviously Sherrif Napier is willing to meet with those members of the community that he chooses. “Our community” obviously doesn’t include people who are concerned about his collusion with ICE and Border Patrol and who may wonder, with some justification, who “our” community is, anyway?! Elias is right—a little bit of democracy (or the possibility of communication)  was lost today. These somewhat democratic structures get set up (like the Police Review Board in the old days) and then someone—how dare them!-actually tries to get them to reach their democratic potential for resolving issues by bringing UP contentious issues—and all of a sudden they get radically changed or simply go away. The idea that anyone’s control over elected’ behavior ends at the ballot box is the most undemocratic expression yet….but its quite common. The system begs us for our vote, but then asks us to go to sleep until its time to come out and vote again. And we wonder why our civic engagement is so low?

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Oct 2, 2019, 12:23 pm
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In the article, “contentious” is the operative word;  and in the 1st comment, by “bettsph”,  the operative phrase is “somewhat democratic structures”.  To clarify, this means pseudo democratic structures;  I’ll say “fake democratic”, because the CLEPC was populated by activists.  These are self-nominated loud-mouths who protect an extensive, grant-funded, non-profit, people-trafficing operation in the Sonoran Desert and across the Tohono O’odham Nation.  They managed to snow the Supervisors into briefly refusing the 20-year-old Federal Stonegarden Grant, to refuse Federal funding coming into Pima County.  Cooperation between the Sheriff’s Department and the Border Patrol could result in the arrest & prosecution of another dozen liberal globalists; similar to the re-trial,  scheduled next month,  of a Western Pima County Community Councilman.  This involves some prominent people, and Samaritan meetings for recruitment appear in the Copper News.  Church buildings have been used for years.  This is going-on OPENLY;  just like the phony “impeachment inquiry”,  just like the phony angst over the border wall.  We need the next election ASAP,  so that everyone knows that so-called “Blue” America has been folded-up and trashed, in disgust & embarrassment.

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Pima County Sheriff Mark Napier speaks to members of the Pima County Board of Supervisors just before a vote on Operation Stonegarden in May.

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