Garcia Demands More Power For Pima County Commission, Insults Rile

Isabel Garcia [Photo from NBPC Facebook]

Pima County’s Community Law Enforcement Partnership Commission will convene on Monday to once again attempt to determine how they will perform their duties. The Commission has failed to craft bylaws, and now, even the group’s mission is in question.

The Commission was created on February 20, 2018 as one of five conditions set by the supervisors for the Pima County Sheriff’s Office in order to accept Operation Stonegarden funds for Federal Fiscal Year 2017.

When supervisors Ramon Valadez, Sharon Bronson, and Richard Elias voted to reject the Stonegarden funds as part of the “Resistance Movement,”the Commission lost its original purpose, but was given new life with an expansion of its oversight role.

That expanded role is clearly not enough for Commission member Isabel Garcia. At their December 3, 2018 meeting, Garcia, a former public defender and illegal immigrant advocate, had what some members characterized as a temper tantrum. During a discussion of the group’s bylaws,Garcia questioned the mission of the Commission and demand that it be expanded to include oversight of all grants accepted by the Pima County Sheriff’s Office and what “disproportionate impact they (the grants) would have on people of color.”

Garcia’s tirade spurred a heated discussion among Commission members in which more accusations were made about law enforcement officers:

Despite confusion as to its mission, the Commission’s December 10 meeting agenda includes the following items:

Review and recommendation of the following Grants:

A. (Note: on December 4, 2018, the Pima County Board of Supervisors requested this item be reviewed by the CLEPC) Arizona Department of Public Safety, to provide for the Border Strike Force Bureau Program, $260,000.00/$86,666.66 General Fund match (GTAW 19-54)

B. Department of Justice, to provide for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, $25,000.00 (GTAM 19-22)

C. Department of Justice, to provide for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, $25,000.00 (GTAM 19-24)

D. Department of Justice, to provide for the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force, $25,000.00 (GTAM 19-25)

Request for Information to the Sheriff’s Department

· DHS Mission for Operation Stonegarden Funds including:

o What model means

o What it entails

o For what purposes is it utilized

· Does PCSD receive any other federal monies designated, or suggested, for collaboration with CBP or ICE?

4 Comments

  1. I guess with any and all qualified applicants excluded Isabel Garcia was the shoe in, house favorite. Sadly her passion isn’t in the greater Good or the publics interest.
    Her presence is little more them irrefutable proof that the three dumbass majority of the current BOS place special interest over public interest.
    If Isabel Garcia really wanted to something that would benifit Pima county or help make the world a better place, she’d commit suicide.

    The Oracle

  2. A lawyer’s job is to give a defense to those accused. This lady was(is?) a county employee for the legal defenders office. I no longer live in corrupt Pima County. If she is still paid to defend accused criminals and is now working to destroy the Sheriffs department, she is not only corrupt but is actually working to allow criminals not to be arrested. Basically per the Arizona Bar she would be working as a criminal for criminals.

    If she still works for the county as a criminal defense lawyer then someone in Pima County should file a bar complaint. It’s not just a conflict. It’s actually working outside the law in order to free all criminals. Even for lawyers that’s something that will get her disbarred.

    But ultimately Pima County and Tucson metro will go the way of Detroit. You can’t fix it. Sell the house and move. It’s not that other governments are not corrupt. It’s that Pima County and Tucson are totally corrupt. They will continue to fail. The crime will continue to go up while the powers that be tell you how great it is.

  3. Ah, yes, just one more example of the open border idiots…..Everything this woman has touched has turned to crap yet she is the darling of the Grijalva’s. Just look at TUSD. SSDD in Pima County. So lucky I am gone.

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