Tag Archive: Phoenix

Ariz. County Won’t Charge Rifle-Toting Airport Visitor



No Charges Airport AR



” The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has agreed not to pursue criminal charges against a man who carried an AR-15 rifle into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in July as long as he meets certain requirements, records show.

  Peter Steinmetz, a director at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, had been facing two counts of disorderly conduct. After signing a “pre-indictment resolution offer” on Tuesday, Steinmetz told KPNX-TV that the deal was a victory for gun-rights advocates.

” I certainly didn’t intend to commit a crime; I did not commit a crime,” Steinmetz said. “I think the important point that was made is that, in fact, as Americans, we have a non-infringeable right to keep and bear arms and that you can legally do so at Sky Harbor Airport.”


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2nd Amendment Success Story – Armed Citizen Kills Serial Bank Robber, Another Arrested



Phoenix Bank Robber Killed



” The duo behind a rash of Phoenix bank robberies is out of business, with one now dead and the other under arrest, thanks to the efforts of an armed local businessman.

  On Wednesday, the Desert Schools Federal Credit Union was targeted by Lyndell Cherry, age 29 and Vincent Jones, age 21, who entered at around 2 p.m. and demanded money. The two had left the keys in the ignition and the engine of their getaway vehicle running, a mistake which proved to be their undoing.

  While the robbery was taking place, one credit union employee was able to call Sean Quaid, who owns a business next door to the credit union and told him what was happening. Quaid grabbed his gun and ran outside.  After determining which was the likely vehicle of the perpetrators, Quaid removed the keys from the ignition.

  When attempting their getaway, Cherry and Jones ran outside to their car and found they had no keys. They went back inside to see if they might have dropped them somewhere along the way, even going as far as searching a woman’s purse inside to see if she might have picked them up.

  With time running out, the robbers ran back outside and accosted a couple in a Chevy pickup, with Jones pointing his gun and demanding their vehicle. At that point, Quaid stepped in, ordering the felonious pair to stop. It was then that Cherry reportedly spun around and aimed his gun at Quaid, who fired first, striking Cherry. “


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Scores Of Undocumented Migrants Dropped Off In Arizona





” Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over the past several days after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas, officials acknowledged.

  Andy Adame, a spokesman for the Border Patrol in Tucson, confirmed that over the weekend federal officials flew about 400 migrants apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas to Tucson to be processed. He said the migrants were flown to Arizona because the Border Patrol does not have enough manpower to handle a surge in illegal immigrants in south Texas.

  The release has drawn criticism from those on both sides of the immigration issue.

  Border enforcement groups are concerned that the migrants will now disappear into the U.S., spurring even more to come illegally.

  Laurie Melrood, a volunteer family advocate in Tucson, said ICE has been dropping off small numbers of migrants at the Greyhound bus station there for about seven months.

  But on Monday, she said, ICE dropped off about 70 people, followed by another 90 on Tuesday and at least 60 on Wednesday.”


A cynic might suspect that this is Holder and Obama’s way of punishing Arizona for past insubordination . Read more











Caught On Camera: Little Pug Picks Fight With SWAT Team During Arizona Standoff !!



   Given the authorities’ propensity for killing family pets , this pug is lucky to have escaped with it’s life . Here’s a brief news story about the standoff and the bold pug . The standoff ended with the besieged robbery suspect , Andrew Joseph Desgranges , allegedly killing himself .


Homeowner, Who Interrupted Burglary, Left Shaken After Killing Suspect


Burglar Killed



” When a Phoenix homeowner returned home from work last Wednesday night he walked into a burglary in progress. When the homeowner walked into his house and came face to face with the burglar, he shot and killed him, according to a local Fox affiliate.

It was about 10 p.m. when the homeowner, whose name has not been released, noticed that there were lights on inside of his house when he pulled into the driveway. Feeling that something wasn’t quite right, he grabbed his handgun from his truck before going into the house. Once inside, 22-year-old Aaron Fisher emerged from a bedroom.”








Phoenix Man Arrested for Photographing Sandra Day O’Connor…Courthouse Building

Via the website Photography is Not a Crime (PINAC), which documents law enforcement abuses related to taking pictures and videos, comes the story of Raymond Michael Rodden, a 33-year-old man who made the bad decision to photograph some public buildings late at night last week.

Last Thursday at 3 a.m., Rodden was unable to sleep and drove to downtown Phoenix in his boss’ car (he was staying with the guy and had permission) and snapped some shots of government buildings. Then, he told PINAC

He noticed he was being followed by a Phoenix police patrol car. Before he knew it, he was being followed by an additional two marked cars as well as an unmarked car, not to mention a cop on foot.”



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Arizona Man Winds Up Jailed, Unemployed and Homeless After Photographing Courthouse

” “They wanted to know if I belonged to any extremist groups like the national socialist movement or sovereign citizens. They wanted to know what kind of books I checked out of the library.”

Darren Emfinger, the Phoenix police detective and joint task force member who has been featured in the The First 48 television show and who is refusing to return his items, can be reached at  (623) 466-1398 or on his cell phone, (602) 377-9108.

The Arizona ACLU, whom he hopes will help him in this case, can be reached at info@acluaz.org or 602.650.1854.

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton can be reached at mayor.stanton@phoenix.gov or 602-262-7111.”



Two Armed Citizens End Armed Robber’s Crime Spree And It’s All Caught On Tape





” About 40 minutes later, Johnson walked into a third pharmacy, located about 23-minutes away from the second, and, once again, pointed his gun at an employee and demanded their entire supply of Percocets.

According to local reports, while employees were gathering the pills, a customer slipped out of the store to go get help.

The employees handed Johnson the pills and he promptly exited the store, but outside he was confronted by two armed citizens.The video shows the citizens walk toward Johnson with their guns trained on him and Johnson complying to their demands by getting down on the ground. The two armed citizens disarmed and detained Johnson until police arrived to arrest him.

Johnson was taken without incident and is facing charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault, however, police are now on the lookout for a second person who they believe acted as Johnson’s getaway driver.”






TSA Agents ‘Humiliated‘ Wounded Marine With Aggressive Inspection: Report




” Transportation Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point, and at another point to stand painfully on his legs while his wheelchair was examined, according to a complaint a congressman has registered with the TSA.

Rep.Duncan Hunter said in his letter Monday that the Marine, who is still on active duty and showed TSA agents his military identification, was still forced to undergo that scrutiny.“

A TSA office asked the Marine to stand and walk to an alternate area, despite the fact that he physically could not stand or walk on his own. With numerous TSA officers sitting and unwilling to assist, an officer then made him remove his legs, then put them back on, only to advance to a secondary screening location where he was asked again to stand, with extraordinary difficult, while his wheelchair was examined for explosives,” Mr. Hunter said”




High-School Freshman Suspended For Having A Picture Of A Gun


” Yet another student has been suspended for having something that represents a gun, but isn’t actually anything like a real gun.

This time, Daniel McClaine, Jr., a freshman at Poston Butte High School in Tan Valley, Arizona, made the mistake of setting a picture of a gun as the desktop background on his school-issued computer.

The picture shows an AK-47 lying on a flag, reports KNXV-TV. The gun isn’t his, McClaine assured the ABC affiliate in Phoenix. He found it on the Internet and liked it, partly because he is interested in serving in the military after graduation.”


  Remember when there were High School Rifle Teams ? There weren’t any school shooings in those days …



There are still some schools with common sense , but they are few and far between .