Sunday, June 27, 2010
Breaking News: Arizona Republic Releases Arpaio's "Lawful Contact" Training Video conducted by Hate Group FAIR's Kris Kobach
Please watch it. Is is hilarious. Kobach provides the goons a list of 20 items. All they need is 2 or more to make the case for "Reasonable Suspicion." Basically, if you are brown (#3. Appearance) and in a Latino neighborhood (#6. Location), or you have your family in the car (#9 Vehicle overcrowded), you are eligible to be "Lawfully Stopped."
American Latinos, in Kris Kobach and Sheriff Arpaio's world, YOU ARE SCREWED!!
Rely on more than one. Carefully document what it was that constitutes "reasonable suspicion."
1. No English skills or speaks English poorly.
2. No ID
3. ID Card from foreign country & no other id from US
4. Admits he is not us citizen & refuses to answer questions
5. By his Appearance
6. Location of the stop has reputation for illegal immigrants
7. Appears In transit or recently travelled
8. Demeanor indicates it – takes flight.
9. Vehicle overcrowded
10. Passengers attempting to hide
11. Time of day; type of vehicle; area where human smuggling occurred in past
12. Police Knowledge of area
13. On road known for human smuggling corridor. Ex: Highway 87 in phoenix
14. Evasive maneuvers
15. Presence of individuals – acts as look out place
16. Vehicle foreign id out of country license plates
17. In company of Persons known to be unlawfully present
18. Dress or appearance
19. Vehicle been on long trip
20. Not making eye contact
The emails and their content have played a major role in a pair of high profile cases against Arpaio's Sheriff's Office: a racial-profiling lawsuit against Arpaio and an FBI criminal investigation into the Sheriff's Office. David Hendershott, Arpaio's chief deputy, testified in the DOJ's profiling lawsuit that e-mails were purged from the system after 28 days, so documents requested by plaintiffs' attorneys no longer were available. But during the course of the lawsuit, it was revealed that the county's technology office was able to "recover" erased e-mails because it archives messages from all but two county departments: the County Attorney's Office and the libraries.
Ole arpaio and his masked goons are shaking in their boots until the DOJ completes their recovery of the emails. In the meantime, they are trying to set up a new server so they can send their emails in secret again, but this time, the County Supervisors are blocking them.
It shouldn't be much longer now. The Feds have the proof in their hands. My question is, does Arpaio have large enough pink underwear to cover his own well endowed bupkiss.
email server at Sheriff's office targeted
La Bruja isn't going to win any awards for particularly polished speech. She's stumbled on multisyllabic words such as "exponentially" and "pernicious" in the past, and some verbal tics were again on display at the recent Clean Elections debate for the GOP primary. "I must say that we have did a lot, fighting back with the federal government," she said at one point, joining two verbs that really shouldn't sit adjacent to each other.
And about 38 minutes in, responding to an expressed concern that some undocumented immigrants are leaving the state, Brewer noted, "Maybe some people are leaving, but we don't know if they're legal or unlegal."
Saturday, June 26, 2010
CNN Reports: A labor union representing nearly 20,000 border patrol agents and staff Friday disputed comments made by Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer that most illegal immigrants coming across the southern border are smuggling drugs. Brewer initially made the comments earlier this month during a debate of Republican gubernatorial candidates. She repeated them Friday when asked by a reporter for the basis of the claim. "Well, we all know that the majority of the people that are coming to Arizona and trespassing are now becoming drug mules," Brewer said. "They're coming across our borders in huge numbers. The drug cartels have taken control of the immigration. "So they are criminals. They're breaking the law when they are trespassing and they're criminals when they pack the marijuana and the drugs on their backs."
When pressed, Brewer explained that many are simply coming to the United States to look for work but "are accosted, and they become subjects of the drug cartels."
T.J. Bonner of the National Border Patrol Council told CNN that Brewer's claims were "clearly not the case." Bonner said Brewer's comments, don't "comport with reality -- that's the nicest way to put it." Brewer's statement is the center of a controversy over a recently passed law that requires law enforcement officials to ascertain the citizenship of the subject of any investigation if they have reason to believe their suspect is in this country illegally. The U.S. Department of Justice is considering whether to file suit against the law.
Friday, June 25, 2010
1. Hillary Clinton dropped an immigration bombshell and said the Feds will sue Arizona over their racial profiling bill: sb1070. They are suing next week.
2. La Bruja Gov Brewer is begging President Obama for a lunch date following their meeting 3 weeks ago when he said "I'll get back to you." Message to La Bruja, the feds are coming Next Week with plenty of salsa!
3. White Nationalist John Tanton's willie nillie hate groups including NumbersUSA had their boy toy Rethuglican senators (Grassley, Hatch, Vitter, Bunning, Chambliss, Isakson, Inhofe, Cochran) write a letter to President Obama pleading for him not to fulfill the "rumors of amnesty" they are hearing. The ole boys are providing free faxes to their blind retiree followers and are bragging their sheep have sent so many faxes. (too bad they don't realize their free faxes are going to a faux fax number. (LOL) The Administration has caught on to their dirty tricks.
4. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano blamed a "bitterly divided Congress" for failing to create an immigration bill but assured Hispanic political leaders on Thursday that the president remains committed to overhauling the nation's immigration laws. She said President Obama is committed to Comprehensive Immigration Reform!
5. Rupert Murdoch (owner of Fox News) and Mayor Mike Bloomberg went on Fox News and advocated Comprehensive Immigration Reform and said Mass Deportation is ludicrous. They said, ""We're just going to keep the pressure on the congressmen," Murdoch said. "I think we can show to the public the benefits of having migrants and the jobs that go with them."
6. Arizona's newspapers are completing investigative reports on the Krentz murder and deputy puroll shooting hoax. The results of their investigation will be out next week. They say, "Two notorious crimes in Arizona, both instrumental in the national debate about immigration and border security, remain unsolved mysteries. And the law enforcement agencies investigating those incidents continue to withhold records describing what they've learned."
7. The results of the DOJ investigation for Sheriff Arpaio's and his masked henchmen is due any time now. There has been enough testimony to hopefully put arpaio and his goons behind bars or at least to take him out of power.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Republicans Say NO to Unemployed Americans and Vote Down the Bill to Extend Unemployment! Republican McConnell LAUGHS at Unemployed Americans!
And now, just a few minutes ago, thanks to REPUBLISCUM Senators, 1 million Americans will lose their unemployment benefits tomorrow. Republican Senators stood together to block cloture on a jobs bill that would have advanced legislation to extend unemployment benefits through November. Following the Senate's 57-41 vote that prevents the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act from receiving a fair up-or-down vote. This is an absolute disgrace. Do Republicans not understand the nightmare that millions upon millions wake up to everyday across this country? Once again Republican Senators sent hard hit families to the back of the line in favor of hedge fund managers and Wall Street millionaires. Republicans have chosen for Americans to lose and have decided the American people don't matter.
To make matters worse, the Republican leader stood up and joked about the plight of unemployed Americans. After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) took to the floor and begged his fellow senators to "do the right thing" and pass the latest revision of the tax and benefits extension act, McConnell LAUGHED and joked, calling the measure the "H. R. 4213 Deficit Extenders Act." Meanwhile, millions of families with children will starve as the Republican McConnell LAUGHS!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
In the article, General McChrystal and his aides speak negatively of Vice President Biden, Ambassador Karl Eikenberry, National Security Adviser General James L. Jones, Richard C. Holbrooke, the special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, an unnamed minister in the French government, and President Obama himself. What startled me about the article is the sheer irreverence the General had for some of the duties he, as a general in charge of leading a war effort, was expected to perform. In the article, he is portrayed as a brash "regular guy" who hates anything fancy (restaurants, food, shoes, clothes, movies, alcohol), rife with profanity, the middle finger, raunch and no one can kick his ass.
Mainstream, liberal and conservative websites have all condemned the General's judgement in allowing and approving this article for publication. Many of the conservative sites condemned McChrystal for allowing this type of interview in a "Liberal Rag" and also for saying he voted for Obama. Both sides are angry he violated UCMJ rules - criticizing the President and Congress, and for "letting loose" in the middle of a war.
I cannot imagine WHY the General allowed this interview. He approved it. He knew the firestorm it would create. I used to have utter respect for Gen. McChrystal. I saw his interview on "60 minutes" and he seemed so knowledgeable, patriotic and logical.
The general fired his PR Aid that set up this article with "Rolling Stone." McChrystal has apologized for what he called a mistake reflecting poor judgment. "I extend my sincerest apology for this profile," the statement said. "It was a mistake reflecting poor judgment and should never have happened."
I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out why he would do this. He had up until the time they went to press to rescind his approval of the article, but he let it go through. What can he possibly gain from this insanity? He is a career man with an outstanding record. He will either be asked to resign or voluntarily resign, either way, in disgrace. There are only two possible positive outcomes:
1. He never has to return to Afghanistan
2. He has a face to face meeting with the President -- but why would he want to be face to face with a man he criticized? Hmmmmmmmmm.....
AZ Sen. Jon Kyl has a long time history of lying and exaggerations to support his republican agenda. The Brad Blog taped this example (see video) of his false allegations and refusal to provide proof of his false claims. Now Kyl is LYING about what he "says" the President said to him. This lie is particularly blatant because no one, no Democrat or Republican, can imagine the President taking a zealot like Kyl aside to share a "private confidence."
The White House on Monday denied Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl’s claim that President Barack Obama told him privately that he would not work to secure the border unless it was part of a comprehensive immigration reform package. In a video that started circulating among conservative blogs over the weekend, the Arizona Republican is seen telling supporters in North Phoenix that in a private meeting in the Oval Office, Obama said “the problem” with border enforcement measures is that “if we secure the border then [Republicans] won’t have any reason to support comprehensive immigration reform.” Kyl said the president’s supposed statement is proof that Democrats “don’t want to secure the border unless or until it is combined with comprehensive immigration reform.”
But in a statement to POLITICO, White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer denied Kyl’s account of the conversation, saying “the President didn’t say that and Senator Kyl knows it.” “There are more resources dedicated toward border security today than ever before, but, as the President has made clear, truly securing the border will require a comprehensive solution to our broken immigration system,” Pfeiffer said.
Kyl has been one of the most outspoken critics of the president on immigration reform and has before accused Democrats of holding up border security in order to keep it as a chip to negotiate for broader reform. Later in the video, Kyl says the reason the federal government has not secured the border is that Democrats “don’t want to do it.” “They want to get something in return for doing their duty,” the Arizona Republican said. “You don’t have to have comprehensive reform to secure the border, but you have to secure the border to get comprehensive reform.” Kyl spokesman Ryan Patmintra said the senator is not backing down from his assertion, despite the White House’s denial. “There were two people in that meeting, and Dan Pfieffer was not one of them,” Patmintra said. “Senator Kyl stands by his remarks, and the White House spokesman’s pushback that you must have comprehensive immigration reform to secure the border only confirms Senator Kyl’s account.”
Blue Wave News reports:
Rand Paul, an eye surgeon and the Tea Party-backed Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Kentucky, believes that the long-term unemployed of America just have their expectations set too darned high. According to Paul, the tens of thousands of Americans who have nearly exhausted their unemployment benefits and who will soon be in dire straits because the Senate failed to pass an emergency extension this month, could have had jobs a long time ago if they were just willing to settle for ones that paid less than the ones they lost. Paul, who apparently has never had the bad luck to experience long-term unemployment – the kind where jobs are already scarce, half your job market is looking for work, and there’s serious competition even for low-paying jobs you can’t get hired for anyway because your work experience screams “over-qualified” – got on the air Friday with Lexington radio host Sue Wylie and had the nerve to tell people who are desperate, demoralized and worried about destitution that their carefree lives of leisure need to come to an end. He called it “tough love.”
“As bad as it sounds, ultimately we do have to sometimes accept a wage that’s less than we had at our previous job in order to get back to work and allow the economy to get started again,” Paul said. “Nobody likes that, but it may be one of the tough love things that has to happen.” Possibly because his understanding of the plight of the jobless is so stunningly superficial and academic, Paul fully endorsed the Republican filibuster that successfully blocked passage of the $120 million bill that would have extended benefits for the unemployed.
Paul said he supports the filibuster. If the Senate thinks the bill is necessary, it needs to find the money to pay for it elsewhere in the federal budget rather than add to the $13 trillion national debt, he said. “It’s all a matter of making priorities,” Paul said. “Some tough decisions will have to be made.” Rand, have you ever had to decide which utility bill gets ignored this month because there simply isn’t enough money to pay all of them? Have you ever tried to find an outfit for a job interview by poking through the racks of worn, stained clothing at the Goodwill store? Have you ever spent time agonizing over whether your child’s cough was severe enough that it warranted a trip to the doctor, because if you spent money on an office call, you would be short on cash for food for the rest of the week?
Those are “tough decisions,” Doctor Paul. Those are cases of people “making priorities.” Families whose providers have been jobless for months or a year or even more are not living it up, sir. They are scraping to get by. If there are folks on unemployment who aren’t taking jobs because they pay less than their unemployment benefits, it’s not because they refuse to work for less than they made at their old jobs – it’s because they are barely making it as it is and can’t afford to take a penny less! If a family is struggling to make ends meet with unemployment benefits, how dare a man with a medical practice and family connections in politics lecture them about “accepting a lower-paying job” and act like cutting off the only money keeping them off the street is some sort of character-building exercise?
The long-term unemployed are not a bunch of lazy rabble who think they’ve found the perfect gravy train. You may think that once their benefits end, they will race right out and “find” jobs because they’ve just been kicking back collecting those checks every week. What about the people who wind up losing their homes, who end up in homeless shelters or on the streets? What excuse will your libertarian imagination dream up to blame those people for their plight? You want tough love, Doctor Paul, diligent healer of human vision? Ditch the rug. Nobody with working eyes believes that’s your real hair.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
BREAKING NEWS: San Diego's Jeff Schwilk Copies JT Ready and is planning a Gun Totin' Border Event on June 26 & 27
BREAKING NEWS: It looks like Jeff Schwilk is jealous of the attention JT Ready is getting with his violent "Border Event" this weekend. Schwilk, not to be outdone, is planning a Gun Totin' "Campo Border Event" next weekend, June 26 & 27. Both Schwilk and JT Ready were attendees of sb1070's Phoenix Rising Rally on June 5 where CCIR's leader Barbara Coe incited attendees to "Lock & Load" and they took her message to heart.
Local law enforcement responded to JT Ready in email regarding his offer of help. They said, Thanks but No Thanks. "This would not be helpful and would only cause a strain on already strained resources, and their safety needs to be a priority. It will only complicate our concerns to have untrained and armed citizens, who are not from our County, patrolling our desert areas. We currently have operations that are ongoing and advised to not take law enforcement matter into their own hands."
Additionally, regarding Schwilk having his Border Ops at the former Campo Minuteman site, former head minutewoman Carmen Mercer abandoned and closed down the national minuteman group MCDC because after Mercer's "Call to Arms", Mercer said she received a more feverish response than she expected and decided the group couldn't shoulder the responsibility and liability of what could occur. She said, "People are ready to come locked and loaded, and that's not what we are all about," Mercer said. "It only takes one bad apple to destroy everything we've done for the last eight years."
Back to Schwilk's email: I learned about Schwilk's Border Event from Minuteman X. As my long time readers know, Minuteman X is a former minuteman who witnessed many atrocities by those in power and left the MMs, but continues to stay on their mailing list. Whenever Schwilk or other current MM leaders email outrageous content, Minuteman X sends me a copy so I can post this information on my blog. Here is Schwilk's letter to the MMs. Judge it for yourself. Incidentally, Minuteman X precedes the email with a few comments about Schwilk.
----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Minuteman X
Sent: Sun, June 20, 2010 3:17:47 PM
Subject: San Diego Minutemen Update
This land is private and the owner has been trying to remove the "Minute Squatters" who are there.
Jeff Schwilk was BANNED from Agent Rosas' funeral
From: "Jeff Schwilk"
Date: June 20, 2010 11:30:48 AM PDT
Subject: Campo Border Event, June 26 & 27
All Concerned Americans are invited! Forward to your Patriot lists.
PLEASE RSVP TO ME! IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND SATURDAY OR FOR THE WEEKEND. We need to keep a head count since space is limited at the event site. We are expecting about 30-40 Patriots, so sign up now.
BORDER EVENT, June 26-27, Campo, CA
What: Border gathering of concerned citizens as a show of force to Mexico and a show of support for our beleaguered U.S. Border Patrol.
Schedule: 10 am Saturday until 6pm Sunday (overnight camping and Sunday optional). Remembrance and tree planting ceremony for slain BP Agent Robert Rosas at 1pm Saturday. Agent Rosas often worked this area before he was murdered by Mexican assassins in July 2009 just a few miles east of here. We'll have a BBQ/Picnic at around 2pm. Border tours/border watch throughout the afternoon, evening, and Sunday.
Event organized by Tecate Border Volunteers and local residents.
Location: "The Oaks" is a clump of large oak trees near the border fence approx. 3/4 mile east from the end of Forest Gate Rd. where the road ends at the border.
Click link and then zoom in to see how Forest Gate Rd. meanders towards the border.
It turns into a dirt road for the last mile. Just stay on the road and it will take you straight to the border and the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) Monument. Turn left on the first dirt�road before the monument (large marker at the top of the hill)and take it straight to the Oaks.
Directions from I-8 in Pine Valley:
Exit Buckman Springs Rd.and go south 10 miles. Turn right on Hwy. 94/Campo Rd. and go 1.5 miles west. Turn left on Forest Gate Rd. just past the railroad crossing.� Then go about 1.5 miles to the border following the Forest Gate Rd. directions above.
Bring your own food and beverages and a portable grill if you have one for our BBQ picnic Saturday afternoon. Bring folding chairs, ice, and plenty of water. Plenty of shade under the oak trees. A porta-john will be at the site.
This will be a fun get-together to show support for our Border Patrol at this difficult area in East County. BP in the area is under attack daily there by Mexican terrorists attacking them with rocks and other lethal weapons. A $250,000 bounty was recently announced by the drug cartels for a kidnapped or murdered USBP agent. Dozens of aliens and criminals with their loads of drugs enter our country illegally in East County. San Diego's border is NOT secure!
Bring border watch gear (binoculars, radios, etc.) if you want to do that Saturday evening/Sunday. Recommend tent and camping gear for overnight or you can sleep in your vehicle. Experienced local border watchers will be there to give tours Saturday and set up a border watch in the area.
Legal guns are allowed on the border and recommended if you are staying after dark. Your gun can be loaded on the border (dirt road areas only). Follow all CA gun laws and safety procedures at all times. Security will be provided at the camp.
Current weather forecast for next weekend is low 80's and upper 40's. Subject to change of course. Normal high�for this time of year is 90'. Bring a jacket�if you are staying the night.
Come on out and join us at your border!
Jeff Schwilk, Founder
Support Arizona / Boycott San Diego
Regarding the "Minuteman Squatters" comment, Barbara Mercer said in her decision to close down the MCDC after her "Call to Arms" message that one of the reasons she decided to close down the MCDC was because the local ranchers wanted NOTHING to do with violence on their properties and were banning the MMs. Apparently the local ranchers are having difficulties removing MM squatters.
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Kingsley Lloyd Bowen, 66, a grandfather of a family with three generations of marijuana/drug traffickers has been convicted on drug charges by a federal jury in Phoenix. Earlier this year, Bowen's daughter, 40-year-old Sandra Marie Bowen; his daughter's boyfriend, 36-year-old Christopher Anthony Williams; and Bowen's grandson, 22-year-old Dillon Ornim Clarke; pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Sandra Bowen and Williams are Chandler residents, while Clarke lives in Brooklyn.
According to federal prosecutors, the Bowens operated an elaborate organization that moved marijuana from Arizona to Florida, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and several other states. The feds claim the Bowens moved about 6,900 pounds of chronic (marijuana laced with Crack) across state lines in what prosecutors claim were wholesale quantities. The money the Bowens were rakin' in from the family business was laundered through 23 bank accounts linked to the family, authorities say. At trial, federal authorities say prosecutors showed that more than $900,000 in proceeds was deposited into bank accounts belonging to the Bowens.
Here are the comments from the various AZ newspapers:
. This story just made me crave cheese puffs!
. not a crime
. so marijuana is legal in Germany
. Oh just legalize the (inappropriate term) stuff anyways.
. When will the madness end? Governments and religions do not like drug use because they want to control what people think, do, and say. They will not rest until we all are conquered and controlled. You gotta fight for your freedom. "You gotta fight for your right to party!"
. Just another indication that the society in which we live is totally, unequivocally, bull-moose-looney frinkin INSANE. Our government hounds and harrasses people like these, who have neither killed nor harmed anyone
The people of AZ could care less about the Drug Cartels as long as they get their fixes of Marijuana, Chronic, Crack, Meth, Cocaine, Heroine, etc. How can the people of AZ be so duplicitous? This is exactly the same response they have towards Exploitive Employers. They Condone the Citizen Dealers who entice the poor, the cartels from other countries to bring in the drugs and then condemn anyone who crosses the border who brings their drugs in and even worse, condemns the workers who are seeking a better life and have nothing to do with drugs.
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
President Obama Holds BP Accountable for their Oil Spill! Meanwhile Wacko Republicans Barton & Bachman make Fools of Themselves Apologizing to BP!
President Obama announced Wednesday that BP will set aside $20 billion for an escrow fund to compensate victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as the oil firm’s chairman publicly apologized for the disaster and said the company will not pay out any more dividends this year. While the nation applauded our President for holding BP accountable for their disaster, a few Republicans made idiots of themselves.
Republicans Joe Barton (TX) and Michelle Bachmann (MN) apologized to BP saying it was a "shakedown." Barton, who has a long record of backing oil industry interests, APOLOGIZED to BP CEO Tony Hayward during congressional hearings saying, (see the video at minute: 1.35) "I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday. I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterize as a shakedown. In this case a $20 billion shakedown." Incidentally, Barton has received more than $1.5 million in campaign donations from the oil industry, according to Open Secrets, a nonpartisan watchdog group. Barton's and Bachmann's insane comments have outraged both Democrats and Republicans alike.
Barton has back-peddled from his outrageous comments and offered a very milk-toast apology saying his comments were "misconstrued."
From the Congressional Hearings Today re: BP and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster:
The Deepwater Horizon oil-drilling rig was:
1. Registered in the Marshall Islands. The Marshall Islands allows the owners of vessels flying its flag to pick their inspectors from among the private organizations that perform such services.
2. Owners paid taxes in Switzerland.Transocean, the company that owned the rig, was officially headquartered in Switzerland in order to avoid U.S. taxes.
3. The rig was built in Korea.
However, the burden of disaster recovery fell to the United States, "the country that didn't get to build the rig, that did not inspect the rig, that did not get the taxes for the rig is responsible for recovery."
Meanwhile, Martin Sullivan, contributing editor of Tax Analysts, has calculated just how much money Transocean saved by avoiding U.S. taxes. The grand total since 2002: $1.88 billion. Sullivan writes that Transocean is in reality headquartered in the Houston area "but moved their legal domiciles first to the Cayman Islands and then to Switzerland to avoid U.S. tax." Sullivan outlines two ways Obama could roll back the tax breaks to Transocean and other oil service companies. And he concludes that "eliminating future tax benefits for expatriate corporations in the oil industry would be consistent with the President's goals of tilting tax benefits away from fossil fuels and of raising revenue by suppressing aggressive tax avoidance by U.S. multinationals using shell companies in tax havens."
Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), chairman of the House transportation committee, nailed it when he said things need to change. "My view after this tragedy is that we need to Americanize the vessels operating in the US economic zone," he said. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) had just concluded: "I think most of us would like to see every ship that operates" in the Gulf "is American flagged, American staffed and American built."
NeoNazi Friends of sb1070's Russell Pearce are Planning Violent Border Ops this weekend and No One is Stopping Them!
These racist, white nationalist zealots are following the request of CCIR's Barbara Coe at the Phoenix Rising Rally in support of sb1070 when Coe shouted to the crowd to "Lock & Load!"
Now, Ready is conducting a Border Ops this Saturday, June 9, 2010. He is asking for volunteers to "come on down" and prepare to shoot. His webpage announces the Border Ops to be conducted in Vekol County AZ.
"Camouflage or earth tone clothing preferred. Plenty of water and water containers. MRE's or field prepared meals are a plus. Valid I.D. on person and emergency contact information required. Military related gear a plus. Helmets, body armor, or related gear welcome but not required. Bring plenty of firearms and ammo. Bandanas, balaclavas, or other identity concealing items are permissible and encouraged."
Sheriff "Hollywood" Babeu is not planning on stopping them from these violent and outrageous activities. My question to the FBI/DOJ is, why aren't you stopping them? Why aren't you investigating their role in the shooting of innocent Latino's last week in Rio Rico? Just check their cell phone records to see if they were there, that will be a start. FBI/DOJ, please step in and stop the violence!
Ready’s statement promises that, "This is the Minuteman Project on steroids! THE INVASION STOPS HERE!“
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Short analysis of the highly publicized incident:
The DPS investigation raises more questions than it answers about a scenario that instantly escalated the already tense situation in Arizona stemming from contentious Senate Bill 1070 and the shocking March 27 murder of border rancher Rob Krentz. Does the DPS scene analysis accuse or even suggest that Deputy Puroll (in the June 5 photo) staged the episode and injured himself slightly somehow for unspecified motives?
Or does it suggest that the deputy may have engaged in a nefarious scheme of his own device--say a shakedown of desert drug dealers or something of that nature (a la the recent arrest of Phoenix cop James Wren for ripping off drug dealers while on duty) when things went awry? The answer is no to both questions, but with a large asterisk attached.
Says a veteran crime-scene detective (not involved in the case) who analyzed the DPS report for us: "There are red flags all over this situation, starting with the fact that [the DPS] was unable to do as thorough a report as they would have wanted, mainly because they weren't allowed to interview the the deputy--the alleged victim--who lawyered up. This thing looks very, very suspicious on any number of levels."
That detective is referring to the fact that Deputy Puroll chose not to cooperate fully with the DPS crime-scene team after Puroll's agency asked the state cops to provide assistance in that part of the case. Why the 53-year-old deputy--the alleged victim of a cold-blooded attempted murder--took that tack is one of the many questions that has emerged in this intriguing case.
The DPS report says Puroll pretty much clammed up on the advice of his union (AZCOPS) attorney, agreeing to the standard walk-through of the scene with DPS investigators and a sheriff's detective after the incident only if the state cops agreed not to make audio or video recordings. The DPS complied, despite a law enforcement standard in officer-involved shootings that calls for investigators to "conduct taped interviews" of all witnesses--including the police. Whether Puroll did submit to questioning by criminal investigators from his own agency is uncertain. (Pinal County sheriff's spokeswoman Lieutenant Tamatha Villar told us last week that her agency will release its own report on the case in the near future. We e-mailed her a list of questions early this morning about various aspects of the case, but she hasn't gotten back to us).
In the DPS "Findings" section of its report, Detective Jeff Brown--the lead investigator--noted only that "All conclusions relative to this criminal investigation will be formulated by the Pinal County Attorney's Office upon review of the criminal case." That says exactly nothing.
We will be writing more about the Puroll case shortly (watch Valley Fever and our print paper), but here's a little background followed by major findings gleaned from the DPS report and other sources:
The deputy claimed to have been ambushed by up to three (but more likely two) armed marijuana smugglers he happened on and then tracked for at least a mile on foot while patrolling solo about three miles south of Interstate 8 at milepost 147.
The three men of Latino descent were part of a group of five or six guys who allegedly were lugging marijuana across a part of the desert well known to authorities as a corridor for the smuggling of drugs and people from south of the U.S.-Mexico border. Puroll sustained one (or two, again depending on the verbal accounts of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu and Lieutenant Villar) superficial gunshot wounds to just above his left kidney during a shootout that lasted anywhere, according to the county authorities, from one to 20 minutes.
According to Sheriff Babeu's account to the media, the still-at-large assailants shot at Deputy Puroll "for 20 minutes" as the officer returned fire with almost 50 rounds from his M-16 A1 assault rifle and his Glock pistol, possibly wounding one of the men.
(Click here if you want to read an early Associated Press account. Note Sheriff Babeu's reference in the story to about 30 bullets fired at the deputy, and to "bales of marijuana" that Lieutenant Villar said Louie Puroll had reported seeing while on "routine patrol."
Sheriff Babeu reiterated at a press conference that Puroll told him of seeing five men "clearly carrying marijuana" on backpacks before following them deeper into the desert before getting ambushed. For the record, police never confiscated any marijuana, nor have they arrested anyone in connection with the Puroll case.
--Deputy Puroll lost his loaded Glock in the area later designated as the crime scene. The DPS detectives located the weapon when they searched the scene about 18 hours after the incident. The deputy apparently reloaded it there after he fired 16 shots (expended shell casings apparently from the pistol were in the area before he somehow left it behind.
--Puroll allegedly parked his patrol vehicle about one mile from where the late-afternoon shootout allegedly occurred, and then set off by himself into the desert tracking marijuana-laden smugglers, about 10 minutes (according to Sheriff Babeu) before at least two members of the malevolent crew ambushed and tried to murder him. It remains unclear exactly when the deputy first called for backup, and precisely what he said in that radio call.
--According to its Evidence Recovery Log, the DPS located 29 expended shell casings from Puroll's M-16, A1 assault rifle inside the perimeter (a full magazine holds 30 bullets) and the 16 shell casings from the deputy's Glock, the gun that he lost.
--The detectives collected six shell casings that may have been fired by two AK-47 assault rifles. (Four 7.62 x 39mm casings (AK-47 bullets) were in one part of the crime scene, and two were in another.) Three spent casings from a .45-caliber handgun were a distance from each the AK-47 casings.The nine expended casings at the scene that weren't Puroll's apparently account for all shots that could have been fired at the deputy during the alleged gunfight, and suggests that this was not the wild shootout depicted by Sheriff Babeu and others. Babeu said at a press conference in early May that a full-blown firefight lasted from "a minute or less," with at least two alleged assailants continuing to fire at Puroll for about 20 minutes after the initial salvo.
--Several unfired AK-47 bullet magazines also were confiscated within the scene, as well as food, a cell phone, and other items suggesting that the area was serving as a camp for undocumented aliens who, without question, do frequent that vicinity.
--The scene was unsecured (and therefore compromised) by law enforcement overnight, and criminal defense attorneys we contacted say this could spell doom in the event that anyone ever is charged in connection with the incident.
KING: Some claim that the Arizona law will bring about racial discrimination profiling. First let me say, Mr. Speaker, that
profiling has always been an important component of legitimate law enforcement.
If you can't profile someone, you can't use those common sense indicators that are before your very eyes. Now, I think it's wrong to use racial profiling for the reasons of discriminating against people, but it's not wrong to use race or other indicators for the sake of identifying that are violating the law. [...]
It's just a common sense thing. Law enforcement needs to use common sense indicators. Those common sense indicators are all kinds of things, from what kind of clothes people wear - my suit in my case - what kind of shoes people wear, what kind of accident [sic] they have, um, the, the type of grooming they might have, there're, there're all kinds of indicators there and sometimes it's just a sixth sense and they can't put their finger on it. But these law enforcement officers, if they were going to be discriminating against people on the sole basis of race, singling people out, that'd be going on already.
Are Followers from Phoenix Rising Rally Continuing to Heed Barbara Coe's Advice to "Lock & Load?" More Innocent Latinos Shot Near Border
At 5:00 am on Friday, June 12, five undocumented migrants who had crossed into the United States and were walking through the canyon near Rio Rico, AZ., were shot at with a high powered rifle by two unidentified white males wearing camouflage clothing. "The victims claimed no demands were made. They were just walking and fired upon,” said Sheriff Antonio Estrada. Estrada said when the group ran away from the shooters, one of the men, Manuel Esquer Gomez, 45, from Nogales, Sonora sustained a gunshot wound to the left forearm. As the group continued to run, the men stumbled upon skeletal remains of what they thought were two people.
Deputies from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, along with a U.S. Border Patrol special response team and air support, responded and found the skeletal remains of one man. Documents found on the man identified him as Alberto Donato Lopez, 40, from Puebla, Mexico. Lopez’s body was taken to the Pima County Medical Examiner’s Office in Tucson to determine the cause of death.
“It is unknown at this time if the deceased was killed or died of natural causes,” Estrada said. “There’s always a concern that these people could possibly be victims of violence.” Estrada said the Border Patrol tracked footprints from the scene of the shooting, but no suspects were found. “At this point we don’t know who they are,” said Estrada. “It’s perturbing to hear of people with high-powered rifles and camouflage. It raises some real red flags.”
This is the second reported shooting attack on migrants since Barbara Coe rallied the crowd at the June 5 Phoenix Rising rally to "Lock and Load."
Note: Unlike Sheriff Paul (Hollywood) Babeu, Sheriff Estrada is properly investigating this shooting as an attack on migrants and reporting the facts immediately to the public vs. refusing to release the 911 tape.
Group of illegal immigrants shot at, 1 wounded near Rio Rico
Monday, June 14, 2010
Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon sponsored the first resolution opposing the Arizona law that makes crossing the border illegally a state crime and requires police to verify people's immigration status. The law goes into effect July 29. A second resolution by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa calls for the repeal of the Arizona law and for Congress to pass comprehensive changes to immigration law. An estimated 200 mayors attended the conference Monday in Oklahoma City.
Stop Exploiting the Death of Humanitarian Rancher Robert Krentz! Instead, Stop Drugs and Border Violence!
John Tanton's groups FAIR and NumbersUSA also aggressively pushed HR5016 just 14 days after the death of Robert Krentz. This is extremely odd because Robert Krentz was an environmentalist and HR5016 eases restrictions on Federal Land. HR5016 reads: "Neither the Secretary of Interior nor the Secretary of Agriculture shall impede, prohibit, or restrict activities of the Secretary of Homeland Security on public lands to achieve operational control (as defined in section 2(b) of the Secure Fence Act of 2006 over the international land and maritime borders of the United States." This bill allows vehicles and people into protected lands and animal sanctuaries.
I've been reading a few articles about Rancher Krentz. Rob and Sue Krentz were married in 1977. Their families were long time ranchers in Southeastern Arizona. Rob was a high school football star and graduated from the University of AZ in 1973. Rob and Sue met in 1976. It was love at first sight. They married the next year. Their honeymoon was short and they quickly returned to the difficult ranching life. They raised three beautiful children. They were good Catholics and went to church every Sunday. Being so close to the Mexican border, the Krentzes had frequent, friendly, contact with Mexicans (their daughter married a Mexican American). Rob Krentz was a friend, neighbor, active in the community and also an environmentalist. He was a member of the local school board since 1979, member of the Whitewater Draw NRCD board and became a leader in a group called "the Malpai Borderlands Project."
The Malpai Borderlands Project (MBP) is a community-based ecosystem management effort under the leadership of a number of landowners within the planning region which extends along the Mexican Border from near Douglas, Arizona to Antelope Wells, New Mexico and North to New Mexico Highway 9. The patchwork of ownership includes 53%private and 47% made up of state trust land in New Mexico and Arizona and public land managed by the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.
The MBP Group's goal: "To preserve and maintain the natural processes that create and protect a healthy, unfragmented landscape to support a diverse, flourishing community of human, plant, and animal life in the borderlands region." Malpai ranchers pioneered "grassbanking," moving cattle from ranches stressed by drought to graze temporarily on others less affected by the lack of rain. The practice has saved some ranchers from having to sell their spreads.
The Krentz's were good neighbors and had many rancher friends who were also members of the MBP. This was a tremendous ecological partnership between private ranchers and the government. "We are trying to preserve this landscape as an area devoted to wildlife." MBP's mission is to stop the use and abuse of these lands from environmental damage created by humans including vacationers, off-roaders, land developers and any landcrossers. To combat some of the environmental damage created by perpetrators, the ranchers recently received a grant from the Bureau of Land Management to help pay for the huge daily trash pickups.
Like many of their rancher neighbors, the Krentz's noticed many trespassers including border crossers travelling across their land. The Krentz's often provided them water and occassionally called the Border Patrol if they needed help. In the late 1990s, the Krentz's noticed a difference in some of those crossing the border. Some of the crossers were now carrying large bales of marijuana. These crossers were different than those coming to the U.S. to work. They were not friendly. They also noticed Minutemen trespassing on their land. They often reported these intruders to the local border patrol, police and ICE offices. Nothing was ever done. Over the years, they just put up with the changes knowing their complaints fell on deaf ears. Gradually they became angry at the Federal Government for not finding out why the border had changed and for not passing Immigration Reform and securing the border.
On the morning of March 27, 2010, Rob and his brother were tending his ranch. They had set off on their separate tasks. At 10:30, Rob called Phil on his hand held radio and said he had just seen an "undocumented alien" near a water well on the property who appeared to be "in need of help." Rob asked his brother to contact Border Patrol to help him. Phil said there wasn't any urgency in Rob's voice and that type of thing happens all the time so he wasn't worried. They were supposed to meet at noon but Rob didn't show. Phil called family and friends to look for Rob but they couldn't find him. They called Sheriff Dever at 6:15 pm. The sheriff sent out a search and rescue team. They sent out six police cars and two ATVs to the Krentz ranch. The Border Patrol and other agencies also responded. However it was now dark. They searched for five hours and finally found him about 11:30pm. He was dead, shot on his left side. Rob's rifle and pistol were still holstered. His dog Blue was also shot, later euthanised. The police followed the tire tracks and found Rob was shot about 300 yards away. At the shooting location they found three 9MM bullet shells. Trackers were brought in and found one set of footprints which came from the north and were headed south and tracked toward the Mexico line, where the trail ended. The Sheriff said he has no suspects. Local ranchers say they do not believe it was migrants since they never travel alone. They do suspect it may be a drug dealer, travelling from north to south, but to date, there are no suspects.
Mrs. Krentz is in mourning. She lost the love of her life. "All we wanted was to be able to live in safety on our own land. We don't want anyone on our property who isn't invited — drug smugglers, Minutemen, anyone. I guess that was too much to ask."
I hope whoever committed this heinous murder is identified and prosecuted. Robert Krentz should not have been murdered. Additionally, his death should not be exploited as numerous politicians and groups are now doing. He also would not have wanted the HR5016 bill to pass. He was an environmentalist. I doubt he would have been in support of sb1070. What he and his wife wanted was secure borders. sb1070 has nothing to do with secure borders.
They wanted the government to find out WHY so many people are coming here and why there has been such a drug trafficking increase into our country over the last 10 years. The Krentz's said the primary drug being brought across their land were bales of marijuana.
If we truly want to do something about the border problems and associated drug violence, I agree, we need to get to the root cause of why there has been such an increase in drug trafficking into our country and stop it.
1. Stop the flow of marijuana into our country.
2. Target the drug cartels and drug users.
Cowboy Down: Rob Krentz's Family Talks
HR5016 - Thomas Library
NumbersUSA: Support HR5016 for Robert Krentz
The Malpai Borderlands Project
The Formation & History of the Malpai Borderlands Group
Malpai Borderlands Newsletter
Sunday, June 13, 2010
"Anchor babies" isn't a very endearing term, but in Arizona those are the words being used to tag children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants. While not new, the term is increasingly part of the local vernacular because the primary authors of the nation's toughest and most controversial immigration law are targeting these tots — the legal weights that anchor many undocumented aliens in the U.S. — for their next move.
Buoyed by recent public opinion polls suggesting they're on the right track with illegal immigration, Arizona Republicans will likely introduce legislation this fall that would deny birth certificates to children born in Arizona — and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution — to parents who are not legal U.S. citizens. The law largely is the brainchild of state Sen. Russell Pearce, a Republican whose suburban district, Mesa, is considered the conservative bastion of the Phoenix political scene. He is a leading architect of the Arizona law that sparked outrage throughout the country: Senate Bill 1070, which allows law enforcement officers to ask about someone's immigration status during a traffic stop, detainment or arrest if reasonable suspicion exists — things like poor English skills, acting nervous or avoiding eye contact during a traffic stop.
But the likely new bill is for the kids. While SB 1070 essentially requires of-age migrants to have the proper citizenship paperwork, the potential "anchor baby" bill blocks the next generation from ever being able to obtain it. The idea is to make the citizenship process so difficult that illegal immigrants pull up the "anchor" and leave.
The question is whether that would violate the U.S. Constitution. The 14th Amendment states that "all persons, born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States." It was intended to provide citizenship for freed slaves and served as a final answer to the Dred Scott case, cementing the federal government's control over citizenship.
But that was 1868. Today, Pearce says the 14th Amendment has been "hijacked" by illegal immigrants. "They use it as a wedge," Pearce says. "This is an orchestrated effort by them to come here and have children to gain access to the great welfare state we've created." Pearce says he is aware of the constitutional issues involved with the bill and vows to introduce it nevertheless. "We will write it right." He and other Republicans in the red state Arizona point to popular sympathy: 58% of Americans polled by Rasmussen think illegal immigrants whose children are born here should not receive citizenship; support for that stance is 76% among Republicans.
Those who oppose the bill say it would lead to more discrimination and divide the community. Among them is Phoenix resident Susan Vie, who is leading a citizen group that's behind an opposing ballot initiative. She moved to the U.S. 30 years ago from Argentina, became a naturalized citizen and now works as a client-relations representative for a vaccine company. "I see a lot of hate and racism behind it," Vie says. "Consequently, I believe it will create — and it's creating it now — a separation in our society." She adds, "When people look at me, they will think, 'Is she legal or illegal?' I can already feel it right now." Vie's citizen initiative would prohibit SB 1070 from taking affect, place a three-year moratorium on all related laws — including the anchor baby bill — to buy more time for federal immigration reform. Her group is racing to collect 153,365 signatures by July 1 to qualify for the Nov. 2 general election.
Both sides expect the anchor baby bill to end up before the U.S. Supreme Court before it is enacted. "I think it would be struck down as facially unconstitutional. I can't imagine a federal judge saying this would be OK," says Dan Barr, a longtime Phoenix lawyer and constitutional litigator. Potentially joining the anchor baby bill at the Supreme Court may be SB 1070, which Arizona Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed into law in April. It is set to take effect July 29, but at least five courtroom challenges have been filed against it. Pearce says he will win them all.
Police set up an undercover operation Thursday night. Public Safety Manager Jack Harris said Wren was arrested after an attempted theft of $40,000 that he believed was drug money. Phoenix police spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson said Wren admitted involvement in all three cases. Wren was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail. He has resigned from the police department.
A local commenter said: SB1070-THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE. The police can stop anyone they want and take whatever they want. Pearce, Kavanagh and Brewer have all said the police will do the right thing and won't violate peoples' rights --- this article shows the world what it looks like in Arizona. With SB1070 the 'easter egg hunt" in the desert state is just beginning.
Local AZ residents Angry over Arpaio's Raids Targetting Latino Women at Sizzler Restaurants This Weekend!
Arpaio, as usual, called the media so they could video the arrests of these women. The cameras videod several protestors crowding the parking lot behind yellow crime tape. "How much money did it cost to do this? It's horrible," Dora Felix said. "Why aren't they arresting the drug pushers and people who dirty our streets," asked Suzanne Armijo. There were questions many in the angry crowd were asking.
Sizzler owners, who were not arrested, issued the following statement Saturday afternoon: Sizzler and the owner of our restaurants in Phoenix take seriously their responsibility to adhere to all federal and state labor laws. Beginning in 2008 the Sizzler Phoenix restaurants have used E-Verify as part of their efforts to ensure compliance with immigration and work laws. The owner of the restaurants was extremely surprised to learn of the arrests and allegations. He is assisting the Maricopa County Sherriff’s office with its investigation. As of this afternoon, both Sizzler restaurants are open for business as usual.
Meanwhile Arpaio and his goons laughed at the family tragedies they created.
One commenter from Phoenix named TeraWatt60 said:
I live in Phoenix and "Sheriff Joe" is a true fossil,rocklike brain and Jurassic Era thinking, he does this garbage, along with profiling sweeps throughout Maricopa County in heavily Hispanic areas as part of his shtick.
This walking oil slick lives in Fountain Hills which is an affluent area whose overly entitled residents get upset (not making this up) because the fountain in the artificial lake was stopped...oh the tragedy. Surprisingly, no sweeps have been done near his home most likely because the landscapers who maintain their grass (in 115 heat) are often undocumented and it might inconvenience them.
Arpaio only targets those who can't fight back, he is a bully with a bullhorn. He would never go after any employer of any size here in the county, but he would be happy to pick on their employees.
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Congress Conducts Hearings from Those Impacted by Arpaio's Racial Profiling Tactics & How More Families will be Impacted with the Enactment of sb1070
Last Thursday afternoon, five Arizonans testified before a congressional panel on the likely effects of SB 1070, the Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration. U.S. Rep Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona) co-hosted the hearing. It focused in part on the controversial immigration sweeps conducted by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, thereby presenting the curious spectacle of a Tucson-area congressman investigating a Phoenix-area sheriff. The panel heard testimony from Catherine Figueroa (in video). The young girl told the panel that Arpaio's deputies arrested and jailed her parents for three months. "I would also have bad dreams that the deputies would take my aunt and family and me to jail. I'm still afraid of deputies." Figeuroa went on to say, tearfully, "Please help us. Children don't know what to do without their parents."
Phoenix area businesswoman and immigration activist Alma Mendoza testified SB 1070 would discourage women from reporting crimes. She's a former victim of domestic violence. Celia Alejandra, a working mother of three, testified about a workplace raid carried out by Arpaio's deputies. Her jaw was broken in the raid. Alejandra told them, "Please don't close your ears. Don't close your eyes. Don't close your mouth. It's true what's happening in Arizona. We are being discriminated against."
Silvia Rodriguez also spoke to the panel about the effects of Arpaio's (and his masked goons) controversial racial profiling suppression sweeps. Rodriguez was only two years old when her parents brought her to Phoenix, legally; however they overstayed their visa. Her parents, fearing they would be caught in one of the arpaio's raids, left the state, leaving Rodriguez to finish her college education by herself. She is a straight A student who has been accepted for an advance degree by Harvard. She is pushing for passage of the Dream Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for students in her situation.
Sylvia Herrera, who has a Ph.D. in education, submitted several videos and written testimonies from people who have had their civil and human rights violated during Arpaio's (and his goons) suppression sweeps. Herrera called on the Department of Justice to complete its 15-month long investigation of Arpaio (and his goons) for their outrageous racial profiling.
Earlier this week, Sheriff Arpaio told local news affiliates that while the effects of immigration enforcement on families are sad, the same can be said about enforcement of other laws. He pointed out that his jail is filled with people separated from their families for breaking laws other than those related to immigration. Apparently he doesn't care about the heartbreak he causes so many families, as can be attested to in the fact he has lost Maricopa County over $40M in lost civil suits for wrongful deaths and other violations in his tent city facilities.
Heartless Governor Brewer, up for her 1st election as Governor, said the potential effects on families are no reason to back down on immigration enforcement. She advocates that (Latino) citizens concerned about being separated from their families should return with them together.
Representative Raul Grijalva graciously co-hosted Thursday's Congressional hearing along with fellow Democrats Jan Schakowsky of Illinois and Gwen Moore of Wisconsin.
Two Murdered Latinos in Pinal County and For Sheriff Babeu, It's All About Fame -- Remember His Name!
Babeu is NOT releasing the 911 tape, he merely released a 2 second clip and a transcript. Initially, Babeu's spokesperson went on and on saying the tape was in Spanish, very short and they were cut off. Now, all of a sudden, Babeu has a very long, "clear as day" transcript in English with the 911 operator calling the caller "Omar" (have you ever heard of a Latino named Omar??) with the caller going on and on saying his shooting was in the same place deputy puroll was shot. Imagine that. You are dying in the desert and you go on and on saying you were shot where the deputy was (supposedly) shot, over and over again, just like the spin originally provided by the sheriff's office. Detectives say next to the dead men was a Bushmaster automatic rifle used by police officers for patrolling. It does not appear to be stolen.
Now we get to the bottom line of why Babeu and his crew are making this announcement: "Babeu said he doesn't believe the drug cartel problems will not be solved when SB 1070 becomes a law, or with President Obama's promise of 1,200 troops spread out among four border states.It will fall short. What is truly needed in 3,000 soldiers for Arizona alone," Babeu said.
It all becomes clear. For Babeu, it's all about Fame for Babeu, fueling the ANTI Immigration Reform frenzy (for votes) and lining the county pockets with Federal money! "Fame...remember Babeu's name!"
Now READ the transcript that sheriff babeu "says" is from one of the two latino men shot in his county. Remember, they said it was short, in spanish and they were cut off and could not speak about it initially; and remember, in the early videos he was clutching his blood soaked birth certificate:
911 Call Transcripts
Listed below are the 911 call transcripts from the double homicide that occurred on June 6th, 2010. Details of the investigation were sent out in the earlier release this morning.
Date of Call: 06/06/2010
First Phone Call: (1931)
Dispatcher: 9-1-1, what is your location? Hello? Do you have an emergency? How can I help you?
Caller: Yes, somebody shot me, we were running.
Dispatcher: Where are you?
Caller: Right here at the 8, in this area?
Dispatcher: Where are you?
Caller: Right here where they shot the sheriff, on this side. By the store, there’s a little hill please send a (boludo/sheriff) because there are some people, they want to jump us, they want to rob us and somebody shot us.
Dispatcher: Did you say on highway 8?
Caller: Yes. On the 8, the little hill right on the trail.
Dispatcher: Do you have any direction?
Caller: I really don’t know. There’s a little store with a big antennae, I can see it.
Dispatcher: What is the name of the store?
Caller: I really don’t remember but it is right there at the 8. I see a bridge that takes you to the mountains. Please because I am losing a lot of blood.
Dispatcher: Okay, just give me one moment.
Caller: It is where it happened the last time where they shot the sheriff.
Dispatcher: Did they shoot you?
Caller: Yes me and my partner. Because they want to rob us.
Dispatcher: Right now?
Caller: Yes, right now, right now.
Dispatcher: Where are you injured?
Caller: Right here in my stomach. I am bleeding a lot, I cannot walk.
Dispatcher: Did you say there’s another person injured?
Caller: Yes, there is someone else but I can’t hear him anymore.
Dispatcher: Where is he?
Caller: He’s right here with me in the side. The other guy is vomiting. I cannot move him.
Dispatcher: Are you to the south?
Dispatcher: Are you on the south?
Caller: My phone battery is going to die.
Dispatcher: I need the location so I can send the help.
Caller: Please send me help because I’m dying. Please come and get me.
Dispatcher: Okay, give me one second.
Caller: Please, are you guys going to come? How long is it going to take you because I am dying?
Dispatcher: We have officers on the way.
Caller: Okay, please (moaning)
Dispatcher: Are you still with me?
Dispatcher: Where are you right now?
Caller: By the hill and mile 150.
Dispatcher: In front of mile 150?
Caller: Yes, on the hill by the 8, to the north.
Dispatcher: To the north?
Caller: Yes, did you locate me?
Dispatcher: What is your name?
Caller: (Caller gives name – Name redacted)
Dispatcher: (Name redacted) How old are you? Hello? Omar?
Dispatcher: How old are you?
Caller: Twenty five.
Dispatcher: Thirty five?
Caller: No, twenty four.
Dispatcher: Twenty five? Twenty four?
Dispatcher: What is the other guy’s name?
Caller: I don’t know his name. I just know him as vale. (Friend)
Dispatcher: What is your date of birth?
Caller: (Date of birth redacted) Please send somebody so they can come for us. My cell phone battery is going to die.
Dispatcher: Just answer my questions, okay?
Dispatcher: Tell me your birth date again.
Caller: (Date of birth redacted)
Dispatcher: Do you have a lot of pain in your stomach?
Caller: Well, I don’t know he just felt and I’m trying to help him…
Dispatcher: Okay, where is the other guy? Omar?
Caller: He is moaning, he is right there.
Caller: Yeah, the guy is right there.
Caller: He is right there laying on the ground and he is moaning a lot.
Dispatcher: Okay and you say right at mile 150 and the 8.
Caller: I am right on the 150, right in the front on the north side almost of the side of the little hill. You go to the hill, you’ll see the little hill.
Dispatcher: Are you near the freeway?
Caller: No. I was on the hill and there is a building where there is steam and they throw the garbage. You can see the peak. (Moaning) Look!
Dispatcher: Okay, I am sorry, give me one second.
Dispatcher: We are sending someone, they are looking for you, okay?
Dispatcher: What are you wearing?
Caller: Green shirt, brown pants and I am going to start waving.
Dispatcher: What is the color of your pants?
Caller: Brown pants and a green shirt, white tennis shoes and a black hat. (Moaning in pain)
Dispatcher: Okay. What about the other guy, what is he wearing?
Caller: Black shirt.
Dispatcher: What else?
Caller: Blue jeans between blue and black.
Caller: Are you going to take a long time?
Dispatcher: We have someone looking for you. What do you see around you, what do you notice? Caller: The hill and the peak. Right in the front of the mile 150, you’re going to see the little hill by the peak. I will be on the north side, I mean on the south side.
Dispatcher: Do you see the freeway from where you are?
Caller: No, I’m on the back of the hill, I don’t see it.
Caller: I cannot walk.
Dispatcher: Give me one second.
Caller: Yes, I’m going to give you time. (Inaudible word from caller Piata?)
Dispatcher: One moment.
Caller: Piata? I’m going to call…
Dispatcher: Beg your pardon?
Caller: Chavo I’m going to call this guy (the morro – the guy) to see if he can hear me. No, I don’t hear anything, I think he fainted. Hey! The battery is going to die. I want to go back to Mexico. Hello?
Dispatcher: Yes, I am still here.
Dispatcher attempts to call back…Spanish speaking recording says, the phone you have called is not available at this moment. Twice.
Caller phones in again…
Caller: Do you speak Spanish? Because I’ve been shot right here in the 8.
Dispatcher: Where is he right now?
Caller: Mile 150.
Caller: Mile 150 there’s a little hill in front, please.
Dispatcher: Are you still okay?
Dispatcher: Where are you at right now?
Caller: On the hill in front of mile 150.
Dispatcher: In front of the mile 150?
Caller: Yeah, right in front of the highway.
Dispatcher: On the 8?
Caller: Yes, right here on the 8 on the freeway.
Dispatcher: Okay, one moment, we have already…
Caller: To the north.
Dispatcher: Are you to the North?
Caller: Yes to the north side. Do you know where I am?
Dispatcher: What is your name?
Caller: (Name redacted)
Dispatcher: (Name repeated – redacted)
Caller: Yes. I’m right on the other side of the hill so you guys will have to go to the top and you will see me.
Caller: Can you send a boludo? (Boludo is Argentinean word for male but caller using word in terms of deputy/help.)
Dispatcher: Yes, we are going to send you one. How do you know you are at mile 150?
Caller: Well just let him know to go to the 150, I’ve already figured out where I am at, I was selling cantaloupe here before. I already know this location from before.
Dispatcher: I’m giving your information now.
Caller: Is he going to come for me?
Dispatcher: Yes, just give us some time.
Caller: I am in pain, I cannot speak anymore (moaning). I am bleeding a lot, please. Please (inaudible word) let me be. (Translator thinks either speaking to another person there or saying a prayer.)
Dispatcher: From which side do you see the lights? Hello? Just don’t hang up. Give me one second.
Caller: Are you going to make me wait?
Dispatcher: Where do you see the lights?
Caller: Lights? They are in front of me, I’m behind the lights.
Dispatcher: Are you by yourself right now?
Caller: I am on the hill and I’m walking with a friend and then I heard another man in agony and I can’t hear him anymore.
Dispatcher: Can you see the sheriff lights or no?
Caller: No, I’m too far down the hill.
Dispatcher: So you do not see anything?
Caller: No, I do not. If you send a helicopter I will see it by the hill. You guys can check on the hill, I am south of the hill.
Dispatcher: Yes, we will try to help you.
Caller: Because I am going to start a fire.
Dispatcher: Sir, you are by yourself or no?
Caller: Yes, I am.
Caller: I am going to start the fire so the helicopter can find me. Please.
Dispatcher: Do you have anything to start the fire?
Caller: Yes, I have a lighter. I also have a flashlight.
Dispatcher: How do you know the officer also was…?
Caller: In the morning they showed something about the officer.
Dispatcher: On the television?
Caller: Yes (Moaning).
Dispatcher: What part of your body is bleeding?
Caller: On the side of my hip and stomach and it’s bleeding a lot. I cannot walk.
Dispatcher: And what caused…do you know who was the (suspect)?
Caller: Phone disconnected
Dispatcher: 9-1-1 What is the location of your emergency?
Caller: Hello.Dispatcher: Sir? Omar?
Dispatcher: Where are you?
Caller: I am right here.
Dispatcher: Can you hear the ambulance (sirens)?
Caller: Is the ambulance here already?
Dispatcher: Do you hear it?
Caller: No. I don’t hear it, I am in the desert. Somebody passed over with a helicopter like they are looking at me.
Dispatcher: Just one second, okay?
Caller: Okay, I am losing a lot of blood.
Dispatcher: We are trying to find you.
Dispatcher: Stay with me on the line.
Caller: I’m losing a lot of blood (moaning).
Dispatcher: Omar, don’t move from where you are even if your phone dies. Omar? Hello?
Dispatcher: Are you still here with me? Just stay on the line with me until we find you okay?
Dispatcher: Stay with me on the line.
Dispatcher: Can you hear me?
Caller: Yes, I’m here.
Dispatcher: Okay just stay with me on the line.
Dispatcher: Do you hear the ambulance around there?
Caller: I’m telling you to send the boludo (sheriff) and you’re going to find me.
Dispatcher: And you say you are to the north?
Caller: Yes, to the north of the hill. It will be the hill and mile 150.
Dispatcher: Can you see the freeway from where you are? How do you know it is mile 150? Are you to the north or the south?
Caller: Yes. To the north by the hill you’ll see me right there.
Dispatcher: Okay then you are to the south.
Caller: Yes, the south. I’m telling you to send the boludo, please I’m going to see him. The sheriff was from there, do you remember? (Referring to the deputy shooting)
Dispatcher: Give me one second.
Dispatcher: Hold on
Caller: (Moaning…buttons pushing)
Dispatcher calls back.
Dispatcher: Is that you Omar?
Caller: Yes. I’m on the corner (inaudible)…
Dispatcher: What do you see around you?
Caller: I just see a lot of hills.
Dispatcher: Just hills?
Caller: I’m lying on the ground, I cannot move.
Dispatcher: What else do you see?
Caller: Just a lot of mountains, I’m telling you I am in the place where they shot the sheriff I saw it on the news when they shot the sheriff.
Dispatcher: Okay, you say you are in that exact area?
Caller: Send a helicopter to see if you can see me I will try to start to make smoke.
Caller: Please. Hello?
Dispatcher: Give me one second.
Caller: Well the battery on my cell phone is going to die and I’m not going to be able to dial again. Dispatcher: Stay with me on the line and don’t hang up.
Caller: I’m telling you the battery is going to die.
Dispatcher: One second.
Caller: Please send a helicopter.
Dispatcher: We have somebody already en route.
Dispatcher: Yes Omar.
Caller: Help me, send a helicopter. Hello? Oh my god…
Dispatcher: Are you sure there is just one mountain.
Caller: Yes, it’s the mountain and then the little hill. You guys will see it.
Caller: I want you to send a helicopter to find me.
Dispatcher: Okay, one second, I’m right here with you I am not going to hang up.
Dispatcher: I’m right here, I’m not going to hang up.
Caller: My battery is going to die.
Dispatcher: Okay, how do you know?
Caller: What? Hello? (Moaning) Hey!
Dispatcher: I’m right here with you, don’t hang up the phone. Omar, how do you know you’re at mile 150? Omar? How do you know you’re at mile 150?
Caller: It’s because I was selling cantaloupe I was in Santa Rosa selling cantaloupe.
Dispatcher: How do you know you are around mile 150?
Caller: How do I know?
Caller: Well, I’m telling you they can check it out, I was selling cantaloupe right there. I know because I was in that area before.
Dispatcher: Okay, Omar.
Caller: Are you going to come and get me? I can’t speak a lot anymore. I am bleeding a lot. Please! (Moaning) (Praying) …just let me die
Dispatcher: Omar, which side do you see the lights? Omar? Hello? Hello? Omar?