Jim Kouri is a long time friend of The Morning Zone and appears with host Dave Chaffin every other Tuesday at 7:07AM MDT with Dave to talk about the primary crime issues of the day and his frequent columns often appear here under commentary on kgab.com.
Jim is  CPP is currently fifth vice-president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police. He's former chief at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at a New Jersey university and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.

Jim writes for many police and crime magazines including Chief of Police, Police Times, The Narc Officer, Campus Law Enforcement Journal, and others. He's appeared as on-air commentator for over 100 TV and radio news and talk shows including Oprah, McLaughlin Report, CNN Headline News, MTV, Fox News, etc. His book Assume The Position is available at Amazon.Com, Booksamillion.com, and can be ordered at local bookstores.

Jim holds a bachelor of science in criminal justice and master of arts in public administration and he's a board certified protection professional.

Gov. Brewer thumbs nose at Obama's amnesty vote purchase

~~Illegal alien Amnesty~~
~~August 20, 2012~~
~~By: Jim Kouri~~

Over the weekend, Hispanic leaders and Democrat lawmakers staged mass demonstrations in Arizona to protest the latest executive order issued by the state's governor, Jan Brewer.

The woman talk host Sean Hannity likened to Britain's legendary "Iron Lady," Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, is once again defying President Barack Obama and his liberal-left supporters. And she was mimicked by Nebraska's Gov. Dave Heineman on Friday.

In reaction to what critics call "a de facto Dream Act by fiat," Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed her own executive order on Wednesday directing state agencies to withhold driver's licenses and other benefits regulated, and paid for, by the State government to anyone benefiting from President Barack Obama's new illegal alien policy.

Brewer told her constituents that she was merely reiterating a provision of the controversial Arizona immigration law. The provision denies taxpayer-funded public benefits and state identification to so-called undocumented immigrants.

"They are here illegally and unlawfully in the state of Arizona and it's already been determined that you're not allowed to have a driver's license if you are here illegally," Brewer said in a press conference on Thursday. "The Obama amnesty plan doesn't make them legally here."

"This is a smart move. How are Obama's illegal aliens going to get to their jobs if they can't drive?" asks former police detective Mike Snopes.

Brewer said Arizona will allow all federal benefits for those illegal aliens who are eligible, but she said they are not entitled to driver's licenses that are issued by Arizona nor will they be given benefits that are given to citizens and legal residents of Arizona.

Obama's policy put a stop to deportations for a group that meets his criteria, such as arrival in the United States before they were 16-years old and no convictions for certain crimes.

Immediately after President Obama announced the policy change last month, Gov. Brewer labeled it "backdoor amnesty" and political pandering by the Democratic president who faces a large-scale battle for re-election in November..

Arizona's governor, several lawmakers and many law enforcement officials such as Maricopa Countys Sheriff Joe Arpaio have been at the forefront of state laws against illegal aliens.

Hundreds of thousands of invalid voter registrations uncovered by attorney

August 19, 2012
By: Jim Kouri

During an appearance on Geraldo Rivera's radio show on Friday, an attorney who gained notoriety investigating President Barack Obama's background told Rivera's audience that her analysis of California's voter rolls revealed more than 720,000 invalid voter registrations.

Orly Taitz told Rivera -- a newsman known to be a staunch pro-illegal alien advocate -- that she is working with a former North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) expert in digital databases to investigate complaints of fraudulent voter registration.

According to the attorney, an examination of California's database revealed 723,620 voter registrations which are not valid because of missing birth dates on the forms.

"California's elections code 2150 and 2152 stipulate that an affidavit from an elector has to contain a valid birth date, valid country of origin, a Social Security number, drivers license or a number assigned to the voter if there is no Social Security number or Drivers License number," Taitz said.

Besides the more than 720,000 registrations without a birth date, Taitz and her NATO expert said there were over half a million registrations without a country of origin. Additionally, employees of offices of several registrars admitted that in some cases, where the databases did not contain a birth date, they simply created one, assigned a birth date such as 01.01.1850 (Jan. 1, 1850) or 01.01.1900 (Jan. 1, 1900).

The attorney also told Geraldo Rivera's audience that thousands more "potentially invalid registrations are contained in the databases, where data shows individuals, who are 150 years old and 200 years old still voting."

Taitz said she has forwarded the results of her investigation to the FBI and her results are a part of a legal action that is currently being conducted.

The maverick lawyer said she is seeking removal of all invalid voter registrations in California's database before the November election. She is also contesting the results of the primary election for the U.S. Senate, where she ran as a Republican candidate. A major non-partisan research project suggests that the U.S. is fast approaching the status of Third-World Nation when it comes to the integrity of local and national elections.

"Our democratic process requires an effective system for maintaining accurate voter registration information. Voter registration lists are used to assign precincts, send sample ballots, provide polling place information, identify and verify voters at polling places, and determine how resources, such as paper ballots and voting machines, are deployed on Election Day" state Pew Center statisticians.

These systems are plagued with errors and inefficiencies that waste taxpayer dollars, undermine
voter confidence, and fuel partisan disputes over the integrity of our elections, according to Pew researchers.