Skip to comments.Bandits in Cop Cars; But Napolitano Isnít Listening, Arizona Sheriff Says
Posted on 12/16/2010 11:08:34 AM PST by jazusamo
(CNSNews.com) - Paul Babeu, the sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona, says give him half an hour, and he could tell President Obama how to secure the U.S. border with Mexico -- if only the president and other administration officials would listen to him.
Babeu joked that he must be on the White House do not call list, even though hes the president of the Sheriffs Association for the State of Arizona.
In an interview with Fox News on Thursday, Babeu lamented the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent on Tuesday at the hands of bandits illegal aliens in the U.S. who steal from cartel members who sneak drugs into the United States.
Its an ongoing problem, Babeu said: We had just this past weekend other bandits that are using what appear to be a police car with lights and sirens, red and blue lights, push bumper, spotlights that are stopping vehicles, trying to steal drugs from cartel members -- in my county.
Yet Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano doesnt talk to him, Babeu said because we have a different opinion than her about the reality of what our country is facing.
Babeu knows exactly what he would tell Napolitano and the president if they would listen to him or accept his invitation to come see what were facing.
We need 6, 000 armed soldiers, Babeu said. We need to build and complete the double barrier fences that he suspended stopped the construction; and then, a novel concept we need to enforce the law. You come into America, youre breaking Americas laws youre apprechended then youre formally deported. You come back into our country illegally, youre going to prison. Those three things will secure our borders, Babeu told Fox News.
As things stand now, neither President Obama nor Janet Napolitano has spoken to Babeu, despite his efforts to get them on the phone or to visit Pinal County in person.
He said Napolitanos visit to Arizona today and tomorrow does not signal that the administration is taking the danger any more seriously: Here weve heard nothing except that the borders more secure than ever, unprecedented resources
On Tuesday, in a conference call with border sheriffs and police chiefs that did not include Babeu, Napolitano reviewed what the Homeland Security Department has done to boost border security in the past year.
Its not enough, Babeu argues.
As CNSNews.com has reported, Napolitano's conference call came on the same day that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered near Nogales, Arizona.
Pinal County is in south-central Arizona, about 70 miles from the U.S. Mexico border, but it is along the drug corridor leading from Mexico to Phoenix.
Sheriff Babeu: Its An Outrage Obama Stopped Building Border Fence (Aug. 26, 2010)
Arizona Sheriff Says Cops Are Being Killed by Illegal Aliens; Joins Call for U.S. Troops at Border (Apr. 20, 2010)
Arizona Sheriff: Our Own Government Has Become Our Enemy (Aug. 1, 2010)
Arizona Now Has Whopping 30 National Guard Troops and 15 Billboard Signs Warning Citizens About Drug Cartels (Sept. 1, 2010)
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Why would Janet ‘Big Sis’ Napolitano and the Obama Administration listen to anyone. To hear them tell it ... they have ALL the answers.
It is a shame that they haven’t a CLUE as to the proper questions to ask.
“Paul Babeu, the sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona, says give him half an hour, and he could tell President Obama how to secure the U.S. border with Mexico”
Is it the law or policy stopping this sheriff from doing his job? If law he should help change it, if policy then the failure is his fault.
It’s his border, he is on the ground, he is in charge and defines the policy.
Really...why Arizona residents bother to pay Federal taxes...I can’t imagine.
South Korean sleep tight on their borders due to the US Military and US Taxpayer...why can’t Arizonans?
Some Ranger patrols in this canyon would clear up turf disputes real quick.
Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice for the harm he has done to America.
Yes, and he's a worthy man indeed.
He says it needs the fence completed and 6000 armed men to hold the US border. He has no authority over the fence and he has no budget for 6000 armed men.
If we have a proper fence, why 6,000 men
if we have a border-long minefield, a lot less men would be needed.
“Is it the law or policy stopping this sheriff from doing his job? If law he should help change it, if policy then the failure is his fault.”
What the hell are you talking about? All of the sheriffs in the border counties of Az are doing their job. They are out manned and out gunned by the smugglers. Have you not been paying attention? The border sheriffs have all been screaming about this. Babeu has been front and center on this issue from day one. He has had deputies shot by these animals. He needs the damn federal govt to start doing it’s job.
This will NEVER work.
You know why?
It's common sense.
Democrats legislated Common Sense out of existance about 40 years ago...
He should build the fence, launch his UV’s, put his 6,000 deputies to work...
You have it all figured out.
Great pic! Now we need one with Obamabitch and his Bubba
Like Clinton’s women, our border states are being sacrificed to the political agenda of the left.
You’re right...Until we get a president and enough people on the Hill that don’t hate America to put some common sense back into legislation it won’t change.
Pinal County, Arizona isn’t even on the Mexican border.
The county to the south, Pima, is being run by illegal aliens already from what I can tell.
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