The latest wave of sick and perverted hatred from the nativists who seem to control elements of talk radio comes in the form of Jon Justice a wannabe talk show host on 104.1 The Truth, an FM talk station in Tucson Arizona.
It began with a rally against Maricopa County Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio stepped up enforcement of Federal Immigration laws while ignoring the real crime occurring in his jusrisdiction.
The protestors, with Isabel Garcia of Coalition of Human Rights Arizona in attendance, beat an effigy of Sheriff Joe. Ms Garcia was videotaped picking up the head of the pinata a carrying it aloft through the crowd. For this, the right wing neo cons and nativists have begun a campaign of slander to have her disbarred as an attorney in Arizona and a member of the Public Defenders Office. I guess the right of Free Speech only works one way.
Who is this Isabel Garcia?
There is no greater promoter of human rights and advocate for migrant families in Baja Arizona than Isabel Garcia. She was a recipient of the 2006 Premio Naciónal de Derechos Humanos, presented by the Mexican government for the first time to someone who wasn’t born there, in order to get an idea of the scope of work she’s done. Rather than accept the award, however, she took the opportunity to call a press conference and demand that the affluent and elite south of border do more to promote economic justice among the working classes. It was a perfect example of Isabel’s work to keep the focus on the underlying roots of human migration and exploitation, rather than on herself. – from Latino Politico.
Jon Justice company filmed what they call a webisode featuring Justice with a lifesize pinata of Ms Garcia, where he was seen fondling the pinata, making sexually suggestive comments and dry humping her off camera. This is a sick individual without a doubt.
In Justice’s video the person he holds and fondles is not one that has hurt other people, but one that works to help them. Therefore any issue he has with her opinions should not have turned into his portrayal of rape, misogyny or the domination of another human being
The webisode caused an outrage amongst people of all races and was quickly pulled from YOUTUBE with this lame explanation from Truth 104.1 parent company, Journal Broadcast Group.
This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by
Journal Broadcast Group
Convenient isn’t it? Pretty ridiculous when you consider that it was filmed and distributed as a “webisode” from Jon Justice and his staff. Apparently they realized that they crossed the line where their money flow could be endangered.
However, the folks at LATINO POLITICO have preserved the evidence of this morons hatred for the rest of us to view and form an opinion. Check the bottom of the page for the video.
A boycott was launched against sponsors of Justices show. Immediately 7 sponsors withdrew and 4 more were considering their options.
What was Justice’s response? Like a little child caught doing something naughty, he responded;
In the meantime I also get to deal with blogs like this one that do nothing but make up their own pathetic versions of the story to make me look like I am some horrible monster. This is why it is so hard to wage this battle when people have no morals or ethics by which call standard too.
We ask you, as community allies, to step up with us in defending Isabel Garcia, demand accountability from 104.1FM and KGUN 9, and that hate speech not be given a platform in our communities.
It is our First Amendment Right, and our duty as members of this society, to denounce anything that goes against the basic human and civil rights that ALL posess. To try to silence those that would condemn torture and raciscm is contrary to the rights of us all!
Please help us to and let those involved know of your outrage.
Contact Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckleberry in support of Isabel Garcia. 520.740.8661 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact the Journal Broadcast Group, expressing your opinion of Jon Justice and the tactics of 104.1FM, and your concern that local KGUN 9 would be associated with an outlet that is so obviously NOT an objective media source. Contact Julie Brinks: 520.290.7600 or e-mail: email@example.com
Contact the Board of Supervisors, voicing your support of Isabel Garcia, who has broken no rule or regulation as a Pima County employee.
Pima County Board of Supervisors
130 West Congress Street, 11th Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701
This is an assault not just on those who would stand for human rights and for the voiceless, this is an assault on women, on powerful women, on public defenders, and on the first amendment right, which Isabel exercised and which set off this vengeful, sick retribution by a grinning, sweaty, leering radio personality too used to privilege and the unchecked power to spread mental dis ease and instigate harm.
I want your help. I am asking for your help. Allies, feminists, males, white, brown, black, golden, all of us. We need to strike hard at this type of scourge.
For those wishing to read the transcription of these “Webisode”, they are available for DOWNLOAD on this site.
Additionally, the actual websiodes are available for viewing online.
35 years in the trucking business and living in Mexico for the past 15 years, make me uniquely qualified to offer my insight and opinion into the Mexican trucking industry and other border issues. A contributor to SiriuxXM Road Dog Channel 106 and to the award winning Lockridge Report, Mexico Trucker Online continues to publish the unvarnished truth about the subjects we cover.