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Bandits in Cop Cars; But Napolitano Isnít Listening, Arizona Sheriff Says
CNSNews ^ | December 16, 2010 | Susan Jones

Posted on 12/16/2010 11:08:34 AM PST by jazusamo

Paul Babeu

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu.
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(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 he’s the president of the Sheriff’s 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.

It’s 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 doesn’t 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 we’re 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, you’re breaking America’s laws – you’re apprechended then you’re formally deported. You come back into our country illegally, you’re 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 Napolitano’s visit to Arizona today and tomorrow does not signal that the administration is taking the danger any more seriously: “Here we’ve heard nothing except that the border’s 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.

It’s 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.

Also see:
Sheriff Babeu: It’s ‘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)



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; babeu; bandits; bigsis; border; crimaliens; drugcartels; drugs; fence; illegals; mexicans; napolitano; obama; sis; sovereignty
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It's criminal that Obama and Napolitano ignore Sheriffs that are in the middle of the fight to protect Americans.
1 posted on 12/16/2010 11:08:37 AM PST by jazusamo
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2 posted on 12/16/2010 11:11:12 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: jazusamo

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.


3 posted on 12/16/2010 11:15:17 AM PST by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: Nachum

“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.


4 posted on 12/16/2010 11:15:36 AM PST by edcoil ("The only winning move is not to play")
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To: jazusamo
Paul Babeu, the sheriff of Pinal County, Arizona...... the man who will some day take over for Joe Arpio.
5 posted on 12/16/2010 11:16:26 AM PST by umgud
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To: jazusamo

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?


6 posted on 12/16/2010 11:20:21 AM PST by mo
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To: jazusamo

Some Ranger patrols in this canyon would clear up turf disputes real quick.


7 posted on 12/16/2010 11:22:08 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: jazusamo

Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason and brought to justice for the harm he has done to America.


8 posted on 12/16/2010 11:23:04 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: umgud
the man who will some day take over for Joe Arpio.

Yes, and he's a worthy man indeed.

9 posted on 12/16/2010 11:23:12 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: edcoil
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.

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.

10 posted on 12/16/2010 11:23:16 AM PST by SeeSac
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To: SeeSac

If we have a proper fence, why 6,000 men


11 posted on 12/16/2010 11:24:49 AM PST by edcoil ("The only winning move is not to play")
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To: edcoil

if we have a border-long minefield, a lot less men would be needed.


12 posted on 12/16/2010 11:26:39 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: thethirddegree
I have a dream!

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BE STILL MY HEART!


13 posted on 12/16/2010 11:26:57 AM PST by Dick Bachert (11/2 was a good start. Onward to '12. U Pubbies be strong or next time we send in the libertarians!)
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To: edcoil

“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.


14 posted on 12/16/2010 11:27:10 AM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: jazusamo
You come into America, you’re breaking America’s laws – you’re apprechended (sic) then you’re formally deported. You come back into our country illegally, you’re going to prison.

This will NEVER work.

You know why?

It's common sense.

Democrats legislated Common Sense out of existance about 40 years ago...

15 posted on 12/16/2010 11:29:04 AM PST by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: edcoil

Sure.

He should build the fence, launch his UV’s, put his 6,000 deputies to work...

You have it all figured out.


16 posted on 12/16/2010 11:29:58 AM PST by old curmudgeon
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To: Dick Bachert

Great pic! Now we need one with Obamabitch and his Bubba


17 posted on 12/16/2010 11:29:58 AM PST by thethirddegree
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To: jazusamo

Like Clinton’s women, our border states are being sacrificed to the political agenda of the left.


18 posted on 12/16/2010 11:32:25 AM PST by Spok (Clueless, classless, clown...and our president.)
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To: NorCoGOP

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.


19 posted on 12/16/2010 11:35:24 AM PST by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: old curmudgeon; edcoil

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.


20 posted on 12/16/2010 11:37:30 AM PST by donna (Synonyms: Feminism, Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Fascism, Islamism, Darwinism)
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