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AZ Cop Threatened By Mexican Drug Lords

From the ABC affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona, KNXV-TV:

Pinal sheriff turns down security detail

By: Deborah Stocks


FLORENCE, AZ – Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu says he will not request a personal security detail after receiving "credible" threats against his life.

Sheriff’s officials say Babeu has been outspoken about the need to secure the border with Mexico and protect citizens from both drug smuggling and human trafficking.

According to a department statement, individuals have made threats against the sheriff’s life because of his stance on the issue, threats that have been deemed "credible" by outside law enforcement agencies and forwarded to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office for action and other threats made directly against Babeu and his staff.

City officials were asked two weeks ago by Chief Deputy Steve Henry for funding so Babeu could be temporarily provided with a small security detail.

"Any threat against an elected official is serious and they usually come from upset citizens," Henry said. "We have information of additional threats from the Mexican Mafia and Drug Cartel members that are placing a ‘green light’ on our Sheriff. It is one thing to threaten an elected official, yet threats against the Sheriff by foreign born criminals raise this to a new level."

Needless to say, Sheriff Babeu has been also getting threats come from ‘upset citizens.’ Meaning from the usual suspects, such as peace activists and the other bravos who are dedicated to fighting hate and violence.

Still, it must be somewhat disconcerting to have Mexican gang lords in effect ‘putting a contract’ on you. Though the ACLU would probably contend that they are perfectly within their rights.

But Babeu said he would not request funding or reallocation of positions to provide for a security detail because of the county’s already stretched budget.

"I understand this threat, yet I will not run in fear or change my support for SB1070 and my demands for President Obama to secure our border with 3,000 armed soldiers in Arizona and start building the fence again," Babeu said. "I’m always armed and as every law enforcement member knows, we always have to be aware of our surroundings and possible threats."

Sherriff Babeu is obviously delusional. No less of an expert than Janet Napolitano as well as the rest of our leaders in Washington have assured us that the nation’s borders have never been more secure.

And they have never been wrong before.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

4 Responses to “AZ Cop Threatened By Mexican Drug Lords”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    When do we get to start killing these ass*****? Seriously. This is intolerable …..

  2. Astravogel says:

    Mind Problem: What would occur if the United States-Mexican
    border was simply closed to entry to the North? Any penetrations
    to be met with one warning shot only, then shoot to kill?

    Interesting conjecture. Does the United States have anything to
    loose if this is enacted?

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    I’d be more worried about the open threats by our
    own gubbamint and the snarling G-Men in Jackboots.

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