Russell Pearce Scores Lame Summary Judgment Against Sal Reza in Federal Court (w/Update)

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Russell Pearce, vindictive? Just look at that face, does it look vindictive to you?

You could say Russell Pearce beat the lawsuit (for now), but lost his career.

Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone sided with recalled, disgraced ex-state Senate President Russell Pearce, finding that Pearce did not violate the constitutional rights of Phoenix activist Sal Reza when Pearce banned him from the state Senate building in 2011.

Not knowing that the Mesa muttonhead had "banned" him, Reza was arrested when he stopped by the Capitol to talk with his Senator, Steve Gallardo.

Arizona Department of Public Safety Sergeant Jeff Trapp and Officer J. Gentry Burton, the DPS officers assigned as plainclothes security for the building, ordered Reza out, and Reza, incredulous, asked to see proof of his banishment in writing.

See also:
-Russell Pearce's Police State Capitol: Sal Reza's Arrest Report
-Salvador Reza, Anayanse Garza Allege Abuse During Arrest at State Capitol
-Russell Pearce Sued by Puente's Sal Reza

So like class-A jerks, Trapp and Burton collared both Reza and a lady accompanying him, even though she wasn't banned.

Allegedly, the DPSers threw the 61 year-old Air Force veteran up against a plate-glass window and dragged the little woman Reza was with by her hair.

Read Judge Martone's lame summary judgment in Reza v. Pearce.

Both were cuffed and hauled off to Fourth Avenue Jail. For what, exactly? For attempting to speak with their elected representative after Pharaoh Pearce issued his edict.

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U.S. District Court Judge Frederick J. Martone

Pearce claims that Reza had been seen by others being disruptive two nights before, during a marathon Senate Appropriations Committee session on February 22, 2011.

I was there that evening, as Pearce, ever the one-trick-pony, introduced yet more anti-immigration legislation.

Reza and hundreds of other activists were in the building to observe. Ironically, they were not even in the room where the hearing was being held. They were in an entirely different room, watching the proceedings on closed circuit TV.


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comrade
comrade

Corruption is rampant in this state, is like a virus and as long as the virus incubators, (the Old Fart Shurf. Pearce the mucus monster, gin brewsky,  etc,) are not dealt with, is going to continue spreading. Probably Pearce threw a padlock at the judge's groin  to convince him to rule in his favor.

This is  clearly a violation of the first ammendment and where is the indignation from those who refer so much to the Rule of Law?

wherewasi
wherewasi

I am starting my lists for the next ballot.  When do I get to vote against retaining Martone as a judge?  Hopefully in 2014.

He is either a complete idiot or intentionally biased.

No ethical person could take the facts that Mr. Lemons has presented here and draw the conclusion that Russell was righteous.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

I'm happy that Mr. Reza and Mr. Montoya have decided to appeal. I expect a panel of three judges will likely be able to see through the mush and understand the hate and vile actions of Mister Pearce, the disgraced former senate president. The only reason this lawsuit continues today is because we taxpayers are footing the bill to defend Mister Pearce. If not, it would have be settled out of court long ago, just as the lawsuit against Rob Haney was this past week.

The bottom line is that Mister Pearce ordered the two yahoos to violate Mr. Reza's right to freedom of movement and they used the authority of their positions to wrongfully arrest Mr. Reza. I'm sorry the judge doesn't seem to understand. Perhaps he is hoping for recognition by the former JP, huh?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

The judge did the right thing to dismiss Mr. Reza's lawsuit.

Cozz
Cozz

Another perfect example of just how F-d up Arizona has gotten to be.

There is no such thing as justice in Arizona anymore, nothing but injustice for all to see.

Arizona sucks.

allanbartlett
allanbartlett topcommenter

@comrade gin brewsky, good one!

MotherJones
MotherJones

@wherewasi Nice sentiment. But he's a federal judge. They're appointed and serve for life.

But he's onl;y district court. 9th is where you play in the big leagues.

yodaddybitch
yodaddybitch

@JoeArpaioFan listen you little bitch, shut the fuck up, keep doing your job (sucking dick)

thats  A  L  L  you good for, by the way you do an incredible job,  do  you happened to have a sister or maybe momma can come and relief you.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@Cozz Fucked up? I hardly think so. What's fucked up is people like Reza who think they are above the law.  Now he should be deported.

Bnbk
Bnbk

@Cozz what the shit should we expect from a Bush suck up apointee ?

FuckRepublicans
FuckRepublicans

@MotherJones @wherewasi 

Martone has always been an asshole and not fit to judge anyone.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

@JoeArpaioFan Mr. Reza is a U.S. citizen, born in the United States, and a veteran of the United States Air Force. How would that qualify him to be deported?

WHAT, if anything, have YOU done for our country, JAF? Perhaps you distribute red, white, and blue mayonaise on the burgers you hand to customers, eh?

If you've ever met Mr. Reza you would know that he is one of the quietest and nicest people you could ever meet. He feels strongly about certain issues, including immigration, but any 'demonstration' of his feelings is always passive.

Can you show us a DD-214 with your name on it?

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

@Bnbk Good for the judge. And next, the suit against Arpaio will be dismissed.

yodaddybitch
yodaddybitch

@Tommy_Collins hell no tommy she doesnt know what that means.

dont waste your time with dushebag asspaiofan, the only thing she can show you is her crack pipe.

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