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.
A fence is worthless without armed men to stop it from being destroyed.But a fence is still useful;troops used concertina wire to slow the hostiles so they can then be shot.It is difficult to do much when you are entangled in barb or razor wire.
Perhaps-Shoot/burry/shut-up, would work best.
OK, so the only thing that really changes is that he can’t build a wall.
So all he has to do is field his 6,000 mean and his UV’s and win the war single handedly.
Wonder how many deputies he actually has? Maybe 150 or so?
Most of the rural sheriff departments operate with a pretty small crew.
When will folks stop giving this administration the benefit of the doubt?
Obama has no interest in “fixing” anything in America.
His only goal is to buy as many votes as possible, so as to implement and maintain his socialist agenda.
Indeed, and the coyotes can clean up the mess.
Hope you don't mind, but your response was so perfect, I just wanted to repost it.
Yep, it’s his administration and the Dems that want those votes.
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.
We need 6, 000 armed soldiers, Babeu said.”
I can do it in under 30 seconds:
Dozen rednecks, 24 cases of beer, $2.00 bounty per ear.
I just looked up the department numbers.
The county is divided into three regions, A, B and C.
48 men with 12 supervisors in A. 37 men and 1 super in B and not posted for C.
It would stand to reason that C would have something like 40 men so his total force including supervisors would be 140 men and women.
With that mighty force, he is supposed to whip all of the banditos in Mexico when even the Mexican army can’t do it.
You just have to feel sorry for the sheriff. He has a hell of a job and no support.
I wonder what would happen if the sheriffs along the border would deputize every able bodied man and woman in their jurisdictions and get donations for some sort of .50 caliber weapon for each deputy....
And turn them loose to clean the place up.
And, the 340,000 citizens of Pinal County can foot the bill for the whole country!
Sheriff Arpaio in Maricopa County is fighting the battle and the “powers that be” are trying to bring him down with all kinds of investigations.
I think there is just too much drug money for bribes for Arizona to last much longer.
“Why would Janet Big Cyst Napolitano”
There! Fixed it!
This is terrible. However, there is light at the end of this very long and very dark tunnel: we only have to tolerate this for two more years. No matter who is elected in 2012, he or she will close the borders.
Careful! A couple of years ago I advocated mining the border and was threatened with banning or suspension by a Mod for doing so.
They seem to work well in Turkey,Greece,ROK,and Israel.
(Saw it 1st-hand while stationed on the DMZ.)
I guess they’re all ‘uncivilized’ nations.
Wake up America!
This is not a new problem. The GOP had all 3 Houses for several years. What did they do? Not much. One of the many reasons I do not call myself Republican anymore. (I call myself “a limited-government independent”.)
LOL. The state run media described the killers as 'bandits who prey on illegal aliens'.
Its safest to assume they are always lying, any occasional truth telling on their part must be unintentional.
Obama and Napolitano are continuing the Bush policy.
My guess is it is the law and not policy since it is pretty hard to control the border when the county line is seventy (70) miles from the border. Pinal County is NOT on the border. One County and one Indian reservation in between. As for changing the law, have you heard of SB1070? Babeu is a big proponent. Sorry but your facts are wrong.
I have strong opinions when I heard, what I hear, which is small amounts of information regarding what is actually taking place. This reminds me of how little has been shared with Americans in relation to 911. The only way Americans can be fooled is withhold information from the American public. They (politicians and media) make it easy to make the public think they are here to inform and help our nation survive. Yet truth be told the majority of politicians and national media work to bury this nation.
I believe the Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu is a person of honor, who is being ignored by the politicians who control Americans along the border regions, forcing the LE of the border regions to face being removed and possible federal charges if they (the LEs) attempt to do what is right and proper for this nation's citizens, by serving, protecting and defending.
This attitude by politicians, judges, lawyers to protect those who are invading this nation drives a wedge between LE and those who protect the invaders and our nation's citizens. I believe this is by design. Not a conspiracy but by design, NTL. Law Enforcement is frustrated, and I do not blame them. When you do your job correctly and the politicians, judges, and lawyers work to undo the good work done by our LEOs, wouldn't you be frustrated too?
There are good and bad in LE, but the overwhelming majority try to uphold their oaths to the public. Can anyone think the majority of our politicians, judges, and lawyers uphold their oaths to the citizens of this nation?
I apologize for the rant. Sometimes things need saying. I realize everyone here is informed, yet there are too many who remain uninformed. I pray there are solutions. Any thoughts of what can be done legally? And I will agree, maybe there is no legal solutions, except the ones contained within our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. I pray though, there will be another way. God, could you pick up the phone?
Yep, I picked up on that too. She probably got that from the sheriff and figured maybe he knew what he was talking about.
Yep, but it’s still criminal.
“The state run media described the killers as ‘bandits who prey on illegal aliens’.”
Riiight. That car had several hundred pounds of marijauna in it. But the driver was probably here illegal, so the media can say they didn’t lie.
Except by omission.
Good to see you back!
Depends on the fence...
This fence is in Israel. Maybe we could pay them to give us some lessons. Nah, that would make too much sense.
Get a CLUE, sheriff. Hussein is going to do NOTHING to annoy 40 million future democrat voters and welfare recipients.
Very well said. The few that do uphold their oaths like Babeu and Arpaio and there are many others have to fight the powers that be as well as the criminals. Look at the fiasco of the Holder/Obama fight against AZ 1070, they should be congratulating the governor, legislators and the people for enacting it but no, the turkeys in Washington have an agenda.
Hopefully the present makeup of SCOTUS will shoot down Obama on this if it gets to them . If we lose a conservative on the court before it gets to them we’re in trouble.
I thought it was a great rant. :-)
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