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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Law would make Minutemen guilty of ‘Domestic terrorism’

Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger:

This is just wonderful…

From WND:

An Arizona lawmaker has introduced a bill to revise the state’s statutes on organized crime and fraud by defining “domestic terrorism” in such a way that members of the Minuteman Project or other border-patrol groups could be prosecuted and forced to serve a minimum six-month jail term.

Now, Sinema is targeting border-security groups like the Minutemen with new legislation that would define anyone not formally affiliated with law enforcement, who patrolled in search of illegal activity while armed, as a domestic terrorist. If it becomes law, the bill would impose a mandatory minimum jail sentence, even if prosecutors recommend probation.

HB 2286 reads:

Sec. 2. Title 13, chapter 23, Arizona Revised Statutes, is amended by adding section 13-2320, to read:

13-2320. Domestic terrorism; classification

A. An individual or group of individuals commits domestic terrorism if the individual or group of individuals are not affiliated with a local, state or federal law enforcement entity and associate with another individual or group of individuals as an organization, group, corporation or company for the purpose of patrolling to detect alleged illegal activity or to individually patrol for the purpose of detecting alleged illegal activity and if the individual or group of individuals is armed with a firearm or other weapon.

B. Any city, town or county that suffers injury arising out of a violation of this section may maintain an action in superior court for the recovery of damages or for an injunction, or both. The court may award the successful party reasonable attorney fees.

C. If the court sentences the defendant to a term of probation, the court shall order that as an initial condition of probation the defendant be imprisoned in the county jail for a period of not less than six months. This jail term of incarceration shall not be deferred, deleted or otherwise suspended and shall commence on the date of sentencing. This subsection does not apply to persons who are sentenced to serve a period of incarceration in the state department of corrections.

D. A violation of this section is a class 5 felony.

Sinema and other Democrat legislators joined the ACLU and the American Friends Service Committee as legal observers during the Minutemen’s project on the Arizona-Mexico border in April 2005.

“I’ve been monitoring the Minutemen for a year now,” Sinema told vigilantewatch.org at the time, “and they’re just scary.”

“Race-based tactics always lead to violence,” she insisted. “Remember, the Ku Klux Klan was the first-ever group to patrol the border between the U.S. and Mexico back in the ’70s.”

I cannot stand left-wing idiots like this woman. The minutemen are not racist, they are patriots. These people are coming across our border like it doesn’t exist. They have no respect for our laws and the government is not performing its Constitutional duty to protect our borders. Now this D.B. wants to stop the minutemen from helping border patrol catch illegal alien invaders from entering our country???

The Minutemen’s Standard operating procedures requires that they “do not verbally contact, physically gesture to or have any form of communications with suspected Illegal Aliens.”

Sinema was awarded the “Vladimir I Lenin” award from Arizona Federation of Taxpayers in 2005, a tongue-in-cheek honor given to the “most pro-big government legislator.” In 2006, she angered many conservatives when, in a magazine interview, she referred to them as “Neanderthals” and said women and moms who stay at home and don’t work are dependent on men and “leeching off their husbands.”

Yeah, she isn’t too far gone, huh?

From AZCentral:

Name: Kyrsten Sinema

335 @. Windsor Ave. Phoenix, Az 85003
Attorney, ASU professor, legislator
Previous Occupation:
social worker, community organizer
Juris Doctorate, Master of Social Work, both ASU
Birth Date:
July 12, 1976
How long have you lived in Arizona?
since birth
What is your party registration and how long have you been registered as a member of that party?
Democrat, 2003
Previous public offices you’ve sought/held:
State Legislator
Civic organizations in which you’ve been active?
National Organization for Women, League of Women Voters, Sierra Club, League of Conservation Voters, Planned Parenthood, Community Outreach and Advocacy for Refugees, Girls for a Change
Are you using public funds in your campaign?
Do you have any sort of a criminal record or any outstanding civil judgments? Please be specific.

Kyrsten Sinema 15 D ksinema@azleg.gov rm:333 phone: 926-5058 FAX: 417-3015

Now you know a bit more about her…

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