Posted by: Arizona Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Attorneys of Alcock & Associates
TUCSON — Hackers have once again slammed Arizona police, exposing racism and corruption. On Wednesday, the group Anonymous exposed a second set of data of Arizona police officers, which exposed a school cop targeting diversity studies in Tucson schools. The data also exposes racist chain e-mails forwarded by Arizona police officers.
The data on Wednesday exposed e-mails of Tucson schools public safety officer Robert ‘Bob’ Barry of Tucson. Barry sent a letter to Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne urging an investigation of studies at Santa Rita High School in Tucson in May.
Barry tells the Attorney General that students at Santa Rita High are being “indoctrinated” because they are being told about the genocide of Native Americans, which Barry doesn’t appear to believe is a fact.
Barry calls a diversity speech “hate speech.”
Barry, who retired from the Department of Corrections as a criminal investigator, is a school safety officer with Tucson Unified School District. It is the same district where students are battling the state of Arizona to save their ethnic studies classes.
Here is an excerpt from Barry’s e-mail to the Arizona Attorney General:
There is a spokesman Calvin Terrell who if from African American studies who is telling staff, students, and monitors that the white teacher does not understand the African Americans and that the White man conducted a genocide on the Native Americans.
Also staff have been told they are sitting in Mexico in the auditorium.
He is teaching hate speech with the confidence of the [principal and this is not taking place at any other school.
The principal has mandatory attendance with “sub” available in a cash strapped district to attend these classes and PD hours spent on his briefings. There is role playing where the Whites are the root of all evil.
In the data, Barry’s other e-mails reveal his anti-immigration, and anti-immigrant, stance. One of these e-mails that he forwards begrudges immigrants benefits received in the US, including a “free education.”
Barry’s report to the Attorney General focused on a talk by Cavlin Terrell to students. Terrell is a motivational speaker who speaks on diversity issues. In a separate school newsletter online, Marocs de Niza High School praised Terrell for his talk, “From Coward to Warrior,” to students last summer.
Meanwhile, in the second data release, Anonymous exposed documents revealing racial discrimination against Navajos by Arizona police.
The released files reveal that charges against Navajos were illegally filed in state courts, rather than tribal courts. One Navajo officer from Teec Nos Pos, Arizona, said he was retaliated against by his superior when he discovered the illegal filing of charges of crimes occurring on Navajoland.
The Navajo officer then filed a discrimination complaint with the Arizona Department of Public Safety. However, in the data release, attorneys told the Navajo officer that he would need an initial $10,000 and an estimated $40,000 to pursue a lawsuit against the Arizona Department of Safety in court.
Anonymous said they targeted Arizona police to expose racism and corruption.
The first release was specifically in opposition to SB 1070 and the Border Patrol. According to their Twitter messages, the first Arizona data release was from Lulzsec, whose members said they disbanded after 50 days and rejoined Anonymous.
The second data dump is called Chinga La Migra II (F–K the Border Patrol) from “Hackers without Borders.” They target racism and injustice.
The second release reveals police officers forwarded racist chain e-mails. One of these offensive e-mails includes the racial slur “camel licking.”
The e-mail begins with a quote about R. Lee Ermey, host of The History Channel’s ‘Mail Call,’ who played the drill instructor in the movie, Full Metal Jacket. “He is a retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant and a very plain speaker, as you will soon read. So, for your entertainment, here is Retired Marine Gunnery Sergeant R. Lee Ermey at his first press conference,” the e-mail states.
The e-mail continues with the reaction to the world’s opinion of the operation in Iraq. Emery says: “‘OH SURE! YOU DON’T KNOW THE TIMES I HAVE CRIED MYSELF TO SLEEP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT SOME GODDAMNED FRENCH PANSY THINKS! OH THE DAYS I HAVE HAD TO WEEP BECAUSE SOME SHIT EATING TERRORIST SCUMBAG MIGHT BE MAD AT US, BECAUSE WE WENT INTO WHATEVER GOD FORSAKEN HOLE IN THE SHIT THAT HE LIVES IN AND KILLED HIM. WHAT THE HELL KIND OF DUMBASS QUESTION IS THAT YOU PETER-PUFFING JACKASS? WE ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA , AND WHEN YOU ATTACK US, WE ARE GOING TO COME TO YOUR HOUSE AND BLOW YOUR STINKING CAMEL-LICKING CARCASS INTO PI ECES SO SMALL WE WILL BE ABLE TO BURY YOUR SORRY ASS IN A THIMBLE!”
In another e-mail, a police officer forwards a message concerning President Obama and the belief that he is not a US citizen. This message states that Obama is using a deceased person’s social security number. In other e-mails from this officer, there is information on a police officer who is a registered sex offender, registered in South Carolina, and is removed from the Arizona police fraternity lodge.
Anonymous said, “Police officers who lock people up for decades, who get away with brutality and torture, who discriminate against people of color, who make and break their own laws as they see fit. We are making sure they experience just a taste of the same kind of violence and terror they dish out on an every day basis. Our advice to you is to quit while you still can and turn on your commanding officers before you end up in our cross hairs next, because we’re not stopping until every prisoner is freed and every prison is burned to the ground.”
ACLU Racial Profiling Report
Driving Black or Brown in Arizona
“On average, Native Americans stopped by DPS officers were 3.25 times more likely to be searched than whites stopped by DPS officers. African Americans and Hispanics were each 2.5 times more likely than whites to be searched by DPS.”
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