Category Archives: Tempe and Maricopa County Arizona News

Tom Ryff: Tempe cowers, offers settlement in lawsuit

by Brian A. Wilkins
December 7, 2019 (updated December 14, 2019)

UPDATED December 13, 2019 – Tempe City Council removes vote on Tom Ryff settlement from the agenda

 

 

The video starts where Mayor Mark Mitchell says they are removing item 5(A)(3) from the agenda. That is the vote on Tom Ryff’s $150,000 settlement.

Props to Vice Mayor Lauren Kuby. She responded to my email and asked for further elaboration on precedent related to non-disparagement agreements and how the Arizona and federal courts interpret them.

The action by Tempe City Council last night was effectively a … Read Entire Article

Occupy Phoenix: Police Showing Silent Solidarity?

by Brian A. Wilkins
10/18/2011

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2011/10/18/occupy-phoenix-police-showing-silent-solidarity.aspx

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As Occupy Phoenix enters Day #5, protesters had to make adjustments as to location of the occupation. Occupy Phoenix commenced this past Friday, with a march through downtown Phoenix that included stops at Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase Bank, and NBC 12.

Then Saturday came. Occupiers began the day at Cesar Chavez Plaza, which houses several Phoenix city and Maricopa County offices. The crowd was forced by police to move to Margaret T. Hance Park, just north of downtown, because police said the plaza closed at 6pm. Police then said the … Read Entire Article

Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff Commits Criminal Impersonation To Defraud Resident Eleanor Holguin’s Son

by Brian A. Wilkins
9/28/2011

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2011/09/28/tempe-police-chief-tom-ryff-commits-criminal-impersonation-to-defraud-eleanor-holguins-son.aspx

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“Coolo” cop Tom Ryff will no longer arrest Tempe citizens or place “hazard labels” on them in retaliation for speaking out in public forums about his frat-boy antics. He now will use his new internet cop to smear you and your family online.

A story was published on the Phoenix New Times website on September 12 entitled “Penile Hubris and Meth to Blame For Alleged Tempe Kid-Lurer Joseph Larosa’s Sexual Advances Towards Children?” The story is basically about a pedophile who was arrested for asking little girls if they wanted … Read Entire Article

GAME OVER: Wilkins Habeas Corpus Denied

OP-NAT EYE
9/28/2011 (links updated November 6, 2018)

Here is Day 1 (July 22, 2008) of the “55 Days In Maricopa County Jail” series when I kept a daily journal while incarcerated as a pre-trial, non-convicted detainee for nearly two months. You can scroll in ascending order from there.

PHOENIX — Exactly three year and two months later, doing everything possible as a homeless/jobless pro-se petitioner/defendant to see if a U.S. court would uphold the Constitution, it is officially over.

My final brief in Wilkins v. Arizona (CV-10-0443-PHX-JWS(MEA)) was filed last week, which was the objection to U.S. Magistrates recommendation … Read Entire Article

Arizona Senator Lori Klein Should Be Charged With Aggravated Assault

by Brian A. Wilkins
7/12/2011 (links and photos updated December 12, 2019)

21-year-old David Rubio was charged with 12 counts of aggravated assault and misconduct involving weapons in December 2010 for pointing a gun at a school bus. He was sentenced to five years in prison this past April, according to court records.

James Paul Rossi was charged with two counts of aggravated assault after aiming his gun’s laser pointer at two women in Gilbert this past March. He was sentenced to 45 days in jail which he began serving on June 25, and will serve 2.5 Read Entire Article

Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff Still Has Skeletons In The Closet

UPDATED 5/16/2011: TEMPEPOLICECLOSET.COM Back Up and Running

It came back up sometime last week. After quickly perusing the site for any new information, it appears the 14-year-old kid/SEO engineer we said Ryff hired to try and hide his true self on the internet is named Justin McHood. He also created the rogue Eleanor Holguin website, which depicted her as some sort of crazy goon (the site has since been taken off the web).

by Brian A. Wilkins
4/20/2011 (links and images updated November 14, 2018)

ORIGINAL LINK: http://blog.operation-nation.com/2011/04/20/tempe-police-chief-tom-ryff-still-has-skeletons-in-the-closet.aspx

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TEMPEPOLICECLOSET.COM, INDEFINITELY OR OTHERWISE, IS NO LONGER ONLINE. DID TOM
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Phoenix Police Wall Of Shame; Protesters Crash Killer Cop’s Fundraiser

UPDATED 4/10/2011: MORE VIDEO FROM PROTEST

Also, for those of you unfamiliar, please also read about killer cop Richard Chrisman being caught on tape planting a crack pipe on a homeless woman back on August 10, 2005 because he thought it would be funny.

by Brian A. Wilkins
4/8/2011 (photo gallery updated September 19, 2019)

Phoenix Police Thug Richard Chrisman (L) and Mr. Danny Rodriguez

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA) held a barbeque fundraiser yesterday, raising money for the defense of their thug homeboy Richard Chrisman. Protesters greeted every cop and anyone else who came to … Read Entire Article

Phoenix Police Shoot, Kill Unarmed Man

UPDATED 4/7/2011 9:21 a.m. VICTIM’S NAME IS JOHN SOLMEN

This, according to Phoenix Police. He was 48-years-old. The two other people in the car are apparently still being detained for questioning.

by Brian A. Wilkins
4/7/2011 (links and photos updated January 5, 2020)

VIDEO OF THE SCENE

 

PHOENIX — Here is what we know for sure.

A chase began around 28th Street and Thomas Road as Phoenix Police were conducting an undercover drug sting. The suspect refused to stop, so police backed off, since they did not want a high-speed chase during rush hour. A helicopter followed … Read Entire Article

Arizona Senator Scott Bundgaard Has Girlfriend Arrested; Claims Immunity For Himself

UPDATED 3/3/2011: MS. BALLARD SPEAKS…AND POLICE REPORT RELEASED

The more this Bundgaard character opens his mouth, the more we discover about his typical weakling persona. All these types do is hide behind badges and “immunity.” The true story, which we speculated correctly the night it happened, is now coming out. Ms. Ballard spoke to several news outlet in the past couple days. The police report was released to the public upon request of the Arizona Republic.

First, watch Ms. Ballard tell the real story on Fox 10 in Phoenix.

The immunity card was played to perfection in this clear … Read Entire Article