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Category: Cochise County News
Cartel Informants Protected by FBI in ATF Fast and Furious Cases
One of the best ways to increase profits and provide security for an illegal conspiracy is to work out a deal with the FBI, and become an untouchable. Like Whitey Bulger! Or the Mexican suspects of the bloody Fast and Furious gun running team! Or Arizona politicians!
Bisbee Wellness Initiative
The Bisbee Wellness Initiative is a complementary and alternative therapies free clinic. Their therapies are offered to help maintain wellness, promote health, and educate the community as to their effectiveness. They are meant to complement, not replace, conventional medicine giving you a balanced integrative approach to health care. All are welcome.
Ron Barber to Run for Gifford’s Congressional Seat
Today, Southern Arizonan and former Gabrielle Giffords District Director Ron Barber announced his candidacy for Congress in Arizona’s 8th Congressional District. Barber pledged to continue Gabrielle Giffords’ legacy of working across the aisle to solve problems for the people of Southern Arizona such as protecting veterans and seniors, investing in clean energy to create jobs and securing the border.
Man Charged in Brian Terry Murder Was in Jail When Shooting Occurred
A second man charged in connection with the Brian Terry homicide was in jail on the night of the shooting.
However, the sealed records do not show what charges were made, and he may have been indicted as part of a wider conspiracy.
Halftime in America – Detroit Makes Cars and Jobs
Admit it. We needed to save the auto industry, for both economic and national security. Clint Eastwood got the job to tell us this.
Bisbee and Naco Raided in Drug Bust
Bisbee and Naco area residents were arrested on warrants during the last 48 hours, on indictments for trafficking marijuana. Nine homes in Naco, Bisbee and Sierra Vista were raided, and several arrests were made.
KVOA leads with a lurid, hyperbolic headline: Feds take down members of a violent drug cartel. What they mean is that a bunch of juvenile delinquents have been smuggling cannabis in school backpacks. This qualifies as violence, under Arizona media guidelines.
Brian Terry’s Family Sues ATF and Phoenix Gun Shop
The Brian Terry family has filed a lawsuit targeting both the Gun Shop and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms for his death last year near Arivaca.
Democrats Blame Phoenix ATF for Operation Fast and Furious Scandals
“Based on the evidence before the Committee, it is clear that ATF agents in Phoenix and prosecutors in the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office embarked on a deliberate strategy not to arrest suspected straw purchasers while they attempted to make larger cases against higher-level targets. Although these officials claimed they had no probable cause to arrest any straw purchasers at the time, allowing hundreds of illegally purchased military-grade assault weapons to fall into the hands of violent drug cartels over the course of five years created an obvious and inexcusable threat to public safety on both sides of the border.
Gabby Giffords, Gaston Glock and Guns in America
Gabrielle Giffords and Gaston Glock are forever linked to both American history and culture.
The tragedy of Gabrielle Giffords’ near assassination in the Tucson Massacre is complex and full of missed opportunities. Gabby’s personal firearm is a Glock, as was the shooter’s weapon.