Why Rep. Daniel Patterson should resign immediately

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Rep. Daniel Patterson has a lot of resources, and he can hire the best lawyers. Year after year he gets in trouble, almost always involving violence, and his lawyer gets the charges dropped. That does not mean he did nothing wrong. That just means that he will not be going to jail for it. This is one of the reasons domestic violence victims stay quiet. There usually is no evidence for things that take place in the home. It becomes a “he-said, she-said” situation, and even to this day, Daniel Patterson is claiming that Georgette’s bruises are probably self-inflicted. When […]

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VIDEO: MAS students speak — one month after banning of their classes and books

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There was a delegation of Chicano Studies supporters in Tucson last weekend from CSUN (Cal State Northridge). At this conference the MAS students spoke about what has changed in the classroom. This is what is going on under John Pedicone’s tenure as TUSD superintendent: Banning of truth in MAS classrooms Banning of books from Chicano and Native American authors A strict forbidding of MAS teachers to speak about “race, class, and oppression” District monitors that follow students around, and that make sure the censorship is enforced, but ONLY in MAS classrooms How ironic that what is going on is what […]

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3 strong similarities in Bundgaard and Patterson domestic violence events

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Both pulled their victims from car, then allegedly hurt them Senator Scott Bundgaard pulled his victim out of the car in Phoenix: Thompson said police responded to a call at about 11:20 p.m. Friday of a man pulling a woman out of a gold vehicle, which was stopped northbound next to the median on Arizona 51, just south of Cactus Road. When officers arrived, they said Bundgaard, 43, and Ballard, 34, his passenger, showed marks of a physical altercation, “which constituted an act of domestic violence,” Thompson said. via State Sen. Bundgaard involved in domestic violence incident Rep. Daniel Patterson […]

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Why does Sheriff Arpaio care more about sexual abuse against dogs instead of human children?

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MESA, AZ – Authorities arrested a married couple and their friend Monday night for conspiring to commit bestiality with a male Golden Shepherd mix. Pinal County resident Shane Walker, 38, and his wife, 33-year-old Sarah Dae Walker were arrested along with their friend, 29-year-old Robert A. Aucker of Gilbert, according to Sgt. Brandon Jones with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. … Arpaio said he sent Jim Buckmaster, CEO of Craiglist.org, a letter asking him to consider better monitoring the website to prevent this kind of solicitation. Buckmaster never responded, Arpaio said. Read more: MCSO: 3 arrested for planning to commit […]

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VIDEO: Richard Elias speaks out against domestic violence, tells DGT crowd to support Georgette

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Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias was the speaker for this week’s Democrats of Greater Tucson luncheon yesterday. Near the end of his speech, after discussing county issues, Elias went on to discuss advocacy. He mentioned his support for domestic violence organizations such as EMERGE which helps victims: “The issue of domestic violence is huge in our community and I’m proud of the fact that the county stood up for EMERGE and helped them with $100,000 grant. Anyone who has the opportunity please to talk with Georgette [Escobar], she will need some help over the next couple of weeks and we […]

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Las Adelitas Arizona calls for resignation of Rep. Daniel Patterson

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Las Adelitas Arizona Joins Women’s Organizations and State Leaders In Calling for the Resignation of State Representative Daniel Patterson Las Adelitas Arizona joins a diverse coalition of organizations and individuals calling for the resignation of State Representative Daniel Patterson, in light of both recent and repeated allegations of domestic violence. In separate instances, two women – Patterson’s estranged wife and his former girlfriend – were issued orders of protection by Tucson judges. The most recent incident occurred last week, and these repeated allegations clearly demonstrate that the shadow Mr. Patterson has cast on his credibility and character prevents him from […]

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VIDEO: MAS student gives amazing speech holding TUSD board accountable!

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Meet Nico, and Ethnic Studies student who had his classes taken away from him by the TUSD school board last month. Nico also got to witness his books being taken away from the classroom, forbidden from being taught out of anymore lest the teacher be fired. (The district says no books were banned, so to prove their point, why do they not allow the teachers to teach from them as before?) The district will have monitors enforcing this rule, and they have been monitoring the MAS classroom regularly, since apparently to the men on the TUSD school board, this is […]

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Was Rep. Daniel Patterson knowingly putting his child in harm’s way?

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On KVOA-4 news at 10pm, Daniel Patterson was talking about his now ex-girlfriend as a “career criminal” who is dangerous and violent. So I ask the simple question; was Daniel Patterson knowingly putting his daughter in harm’s way by letting her be with a “career criminal” with a “violent criminal history?” Is she more dangerous than all the guns in his home? What kind of parent would, for the past year, allow his little girl to be around a career criminal with so many guns in the house? Especially with a known violent criminal in the house? And why is […]

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AZ Coalition against Domestic Violence applauds call for Rep. Patterson’s resignation

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(Phoenix, AZ) – The Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence today issued the following statement in response to the call for Representative Daniel Patterson’s resignation. Representative Daniel Patterson has been repeatedly accused of domestic violence. Domestic violence is serious and never acceptable and our lawmakers should be held to the highest standards. Because of this, we applaud Representative Chad Campbell and Executive Director of the Arizona Democratic Party Luis Heredia’s call for the resignation of Representative Patterson. An Order of Protection documenting allegations of domestic violence was issued by a judge in the Tucson City Court on Friday and these alleged […]

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Professor Rudy Acuña responds to KGUN9 interview

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Dear Ms Cavazos [KGUN9 news segment on Sunday]: I believe that the written summary of our interview misrepresents what I said. First, I did not suggest that the TUSD Mexican American Studies Program compromise. As you know, I do not live in Tucson, so it would be presumptuous of me to recommend a compromise. What we discussed was, where does a discussion begin? In my opinion, it would be insane to begin the discussion at the point when the program has been gutted and its books have been banned. Any discussion has to begin with what is best for students. […]

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