Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready and the U.S. Border Patrol Collaborate on Drug Bust?

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Ready, with what appears to be a U.S. Border Patrol vehicle

The latest round of photographs from neo-Nazi J.T. Ready's patrols in the Arizona desert shows the Mesa storm trooper getting chummy with the U.S. Border Patrol, even leaning on a Border Patrol vehicle at one point.

There's a photo of Ready with a Border Patrol Agent on a motorcycle, and there's a pic of an agent taking a man into custody with Ready nearby.

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Ready, chumming it up with a BPA on a motorcycle

Captions for the photos claim Ready's group U.S. Border Guard "intercepted" some dope in the desert, and there's a photo of what looks like bundles of drugs.

So far, Border Patrol has not been able to confirm any of the incidents involving Ready's "illegal alien" patrols that I've queried them about on previous occasions. And this time was no exception.

"We don't confirm these type of things," said Omar Candelaria, BP's top flack in the Tucson sector, after looking at the photos online. "We do respond to citizen calls. It doesn't matter who calls."

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Photo of "police" gear from Ready's first public patrol. Ready says the gear isn't his...

These new photos were posted July 26, just a few days after the Arizona Highway Patrol Association issued a press release warning vigilante groups to "stay out of the desert." 

Spokeswoman Stacey Dillon said that Ready's was one of the groups AHPA, which represents Arizona Department of Public Safety officers, was addressing.

The release did not mention J.T. Ready by name or reference neo-Nazis. But it did include a photo from Ready's first public desert patrol in the Vekol Valley, showing gear emblazoned with the word "police" on it.

"These desert vigilantes are armed, and in some cases, attempting to portray themselves as law enforcement," reads the statement.

"Officers will arrest these individuals if there is evidence of impersonation of a police officer or related crimes, like hate crimes," Sgt. Jimmy Chavez, AHPA president, said in the release. "Police associations, like AHPA, want these individuals prosecuted to the highest degree of the law." 

The statement points out that, "According to Arizona Revised Statutes, impersonating an officer is a felony and could result in jail time."

Via text message, Ready told me that the "police" gear "belongs to a cop friend of mine." 

He added, "I'm not that stupid anyway."

In another text, he said of Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, "I let Sheriff Baboon play cop on TV for me instead. Safer that way."

In our back and forth, I wondered about Ready's recent statements to Phoenix journalist Terry Greene Sterling to the effect that he was leaving the National Socialist Movement, the most prominent neo-Nazi organization in America. 

He replied that he'd been a member for less than a year, and that he was now going to "focus on the border and my personal life." 

Ready has appeared at NSM rallies on numerous occasions, beginning back in 2007. Only in the past year has he publicly claimed NSM membership.

As to his comments to Sterling that he now regards illegal aliens as "economic refugees," he had this to say:

"Steve, you are too intelligent an atheist to print everything conjured up by NT staff job or no staff job. Connect the dots."

Sterling was once an investigative journalist with New Times. I don't believe she "conjured" anything.

In another text, he called illegal immigrants, "Political refugees. From cartel capitalism."

In the captions to his Flickr photos, he offers a harsher opinion:

"Illegal aliens are responsible for the trashing of our wildlife refuge and park areas. National monuments are destroyed by them. Hundreds of millions of dollars of ranch land and animals are destroyed by their invasion. Wildlife and livestock eating the rubbish and drugs left behind in the wake of the illegal aliens die a terrible and agonizing death."

I personally have no illusions about Ready, a man who has called Adolf Hitler "a great white civil rights leader." He was a neo-Nazi before his NSM membership, and without it, his spots remain unchanged.


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Teebagger
Teebagger

Feel free to leave this state, whiner. Bitch about everything and do NOTHING. Brilliant.

real 1
real 1

you are the blind idiot, jt ready and his thugs have NO jobs, do you really think they are out there to protect the border, NO these fat pigs need funding and what do you think they plan on doing. stealing drugs from right under law enforcement eyes! If they end up dead it is not a national threat it is because they are drug thieves no diffrent from a home invader in search of an easy score

Mcc
Mcc

I don't know JT Ready, have no reason to want to. He is but a symptom of a larger issue for this nation. As Mr. Arpiao outsources his responsibilities to vigilantes, so does our national government outsource to firms like blackwater and countless other un-vetted, un-trained contractors.

When a government turns to mercenaries to control it's borders, or fight its wars, the republic is a failed institution. Look to history my friends, The Roman empire expired quickly, we made it a bit longer, but are headed down the same path.

Sheriff Joe is but a symbolic image of how far we have fallen from what was once the shining symbol of freedom. JT is but a minion, to be cast off the minute the relationship becomes uncomfortable. If he does not realize that, he's a fool.

All indications point to a failed state, these are merely the death throes of the leviathan. Expect the fear mongering to increase, the class warfare to get uglier, and the prospects for normal every day people to get progressively worse.

For those that feel the need, stock your ammunition, clean your bores, stockpile food, water, and any other supplies you feel you need. It's going to get increasingly difficult in the near future.

I'll sit on my perch and watch it all fall apart.

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