J.T. Ready Bragged About Hunting "Two-Legged Varmints" in Police Report

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Illegal immigrant "hunter" J.T. Ready, with what the ATF says is a rifle with a mock grenade launcher

According to one Gilbert neighbor, neo-Nazi baby-killer and anti-immigrant vigilante J.T. Ready boasted of hunting "two-legged varmints" just days before a massacre in which Gilbert police believe he murdered four, including a 16-month-old girl, and then committed suicide.

In a police report released Tuesday by the Gilbert Police Department, Budd Moyer, who lived next door to Ready's girlfriend-victim Lisa Mederos, states that he believed Ready was a U.S. Border Patrol "agent," a belief he expressed in a 911-callback recording released by the  police earlier this month.

Moyer describes Ready stowing a shotgun and body armor in a vehicle, when he asked Ready if he was a hunter. Ready, known for his desert patrols with his paramilitary group U.S. Border Guard, told Moyer that he hunted "two-legged varmints," and that "these two-legged varmints shoot back."

Another neighbor, Tammy Cowden, also thought Ready was "a border patrol agent," according to the report. Cowden along with other are residents described seeing and/or interacting with armed, camouflaged men hanging around with Ready at the Mederos residence, where he lived.

The report is full of gory details of the murder scene, some of which are summarized in a recent Associated Press news item. (You can read the report for yourself, here.)

I mention the comments above to make a point about Ready's activities in the desert, where he rounded up migrants with his fellow AR-toting extremists and turned them over to the real U.S. Border Patrol.

That is, if middle-class, English-speaking Gilbert residents assumed Ready was a border patrol agent, what do you think migrants, speaking only Spanish, thought of Ready and his camo-clad comrades? 

Did they think Ready and the others were with la migra or some other law enforcement agency? Did they believe that they were under arrest by these men, who often wore gear emblazoned with the words "U.S. Border Guard" and gold sheriff's stars?

We may never know, because it doesn't seem anyone bothered to ask. As I mentioned in a recent piece lambasting federal authorities for not properly investigating Ready's desert activities, U.S. Border Patrol representatives I spoke to in the past about Ready were pretty blase about having neo-Nazis turn over illegal immigrants or drugs to them.

"We don't confirm these type of things," one BP flack told me after I asked him about photos of Ready mugging it up with actual border patrol agents online. "We do respond to citizen calls. It doesn't matter who calls."

Apparently, it didn't matter who detained illegal immigrants in the desert, as long as border patrol got them in the end.


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Buddha
Buddha

Listen here is the deal. JT was too selfish to kill hisself. Doesn't anybody realize that less than 13 days before, a whole truck of illegals was fired upon by "men in military style clothing with automatic weapons" and the obvious attempt to cover it up by killing the "weak link" he even told neighbors he was "getting ready to be raided ".
Why would he worry unless word came down that him and his border Nazis were being fingered!

It goes like this. You and your buddies (including Ready) go play border nazi and shoot up a truck and slither away. Then 10 later you hear some rumblings. You realize you have the worlds biggest media whore and his family as your "weak lInk" JT even makes his family move. To u and your buddy's he is the whistleblower (obviously) so you roll up kill everyone and make it look like murder/suicide. I hate JT too and he is NOT innocent. I believe he killed those people in the truck. But his death and the rest was a coverup by someone (remember the car tires squealing

IBMMuseum
IBMMuseum

The two Arizona Voter ID cards (for separate counties) that J.T. Ready had in his wallet are interesting too. Dash between the two polling places, vote twice. Does each respective County Clerk's office keep records of whom signed to vote in prior elections?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

"An AR-15 with a grenade launcher?" An M-16 (the military version of an AR-15) with a grenade launcher is an M-203 - or at least it was decades ago when I was in the Army. And it fired 40mm grenades. Why would Ready have six 40mm rounds and nothing to use them in?   

Stepford
Stepford

The witness who said JT was a "Nazi guy" and that he wasn't surprised this happened, at least made sense. I can't believe one of the witnesses said she wasn't afraid when 3 men in camo gear equipped with assault rifles walked up to her home? Others also mentioned that they weren't afraid of men in camo gear with weapons wandering the neighborhood late at night. What's the matter? Is everyone on sedatives?

Koolarrow
Koolarrow

Wait a minute, at the murder scene, 40mm grenades were mysteriously discovered and it was uncertain how JT Ready obtained them.

In other news, Penile County is having to provide records as to used military equipment to the Defense Logistics Agency after it is discovered Penile County and Sheriff Paul Babeu obtained this equipment for official law enforcement use (as outlined in DoD/DLA policy) to organizations that did not perform law enforcement activities.

(Does US Border Guard count or did that Jan Brewer bill to fund militias get killed?)

shlthead
shlthead

"Other than the warnings of a few groups and individuals, there was not much in the way of outrage over Ready's patrols. That indifference cannot be laid merely at the feet of federal or local law enforcement. The public at large bears responsibility for this lethal apathy."

Thank you for saying this in your article. It's been really bothering me deep down inside seeing the widespread quiet acceptance of a very vicious and mean disgusting aspect of personality, not only go largely unopposed, but often silently endorsed. I don't know what to term it actually, but it's been keeping me awake at night. I've seen far too many people be okay with hate lately, and even up here in Canada. People need to knock these hateful people down a few notches before they start walking around high on their own authority and power.

John
John

  Concerning the supposed fake launcher:  I can’t state for certain that it is in fact a working unit, real or fake.  However I think it safe to say that it is in fact not a standard piece of PVC pipe, as has apparently been suggested.

Marcy
Marcy

Here's what JT Ready has to say now:

IBMMuseum
IBMMuseum

I agree, an interesting read. Besides the fatal shot to the  head, "stippling" and the position of her body show that J.T. intended to kill Baby Lilly too. The "over-the-counter" medication in Ready's car trunk, and the neighbor's description of it not being unusual that J.T. was "high-strung" has some strong implications.

Has any word been put out what was in the two barrels in the backyard?...

Wanumba
Wanumba

Hey Russell and Lester Pearce fans......not much difference between JT and your sleazebag heroes. 

Royalphoenix2
Royalphoenix2

J.T. was a coward. Even money says he had meth in his body prior to this most cowardly act. peace

Yummyt45
Yummyt45

too bad he didnt hunt lemmons

Jarhead1171
Jarhead1171

I was stationed with JT, and was at his first court martial, while he was with 1st LAR. He was an evil person. I believe he did this, he use to spout utter bull crap. I remember seeing an article in swat magazine years ago with him in it talking about illegal immigration. I emailed swat magazine to tell them about his character, telling them he was a bomb waiting to go off. I don't believe he really had anybody hang out with him after getting to our unit. I remember him stealing from the Marine Corps, and testifying about his lousy character at his court martial. He was a lousy person, and I hope I never run into anyone like him again.

John
John

 Scary huh...a Nazi voting twice!  

azlefty
azlefty

He was saving  up  for the  launcher perhaps? You don't make a lot of scratch working  the parts counter at Auto-zone

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

SA tactic.  entice criminals, fools and racists with patriotic blather..   get your numbers up till EVERYONE fears you then proceed with your agenda.

Buddha
Buddha

ShIthead,

Your right on the money brother! This hate in this state is killing us. Causing us to lose income from winter visitors and other tourism. I am selling my business, open now 7/week for 8 yrs and getting the hell out before they start profiling EVERONE without " I hate Obama" stickers on thier foreheads.

Willard Olson
Willard Olson

I suspect JT had and still has a lot of supporters in Arizona.  It is misplaced to believe that overt bigotry died with that fat slob.

John
John

 rain water.

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

you didn't think they were turning over everything to BP did you.   he did not come back empty handed lets say

Koolarrow
Koolarrow

Doesn't meth make you skinny?

MM2
MM2

 Look how pretend tough you are.

Wanumba
Wanumba

 Yummy, you'd crap your pants the minute the cops come to investigate you for making a threat.

Nazis...the biggest pussies on earth.

Slicksterzz
Slicksterzz

 So you advocate cold-blooded murder?

IBMMuseum
IBMMuseum

 By most accounts I had heard, J.T. wasn't working at Auto-Zone (or anywhere else) for several months. How he got the expensive gear he already had is the million-dollar question. He couldn't just steal it from the Marine Corps like he did before.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

it didn't there are people that talk like him here in Yavapai county.

John
John

 IBM   Thanks for the picture links, had not seen those. Also you are correct about the apparent lack of rifling, which I had also noticed. However simply viewing the poor photo I wasn't certain enough to say ye or nay on the rifling.  The tube appears ( at least for me ) to have had some milling, concerning the mounting bracket, and too a somewhat raise ''ring'' around the upper front part of the tube.  I'm just having a hard time calling it a piece of PVC, and I have even a harder time the thing were aimed in my direction.

IBMMuseum
IBMMuseum

I would think that water in a barrel, even under a gutter drain, would evaporate in Phoenix. Water for the yard? Lisa was mad at neighbors for not lending her a grass seed spreader, and a comment was made that J.T. didn't help her with yardwork, what kind of lawn did she have?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 NO there is alot of fat meth addicts around like the fat cunt meth addict who was a bus driver and her house was full of garbage. she was a fat meth addict.

azlefty
azlefty

Unless it is 20 to 1 then they are the  Brave "Aryan" warriors

Bob_Lablaw96
Bob_Lablaw96

 I like your efforts to get Joke tossed in the can, but you seem to run on only two issues.  You have some talent that could be applied to other topics besides a liberal rant against anything north of moderate liberal

Coz
Coz

Internet tuff guy and as usual, full of shit, is all it is Stephen.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

from what I have heard, he didnt work for some time.

John
John

 Perhaps the answer to that question would be best answered by the agency which reportedly took possession of the 40 mm's, and which had as also reported been investigating Mr. ready for some four years?

IBMMuseum
IBMMuseum

 I had wondered why Ready didn't have that particular weapon for his desert photo-ops, and thought it was just for show. J.T. imagined (probably hoping against all hope) he would get into some firefight in the desert, and wouldn't have taken any inoperative weapon there. He was good with some details, but really seemed lack attentiveness elsewhere (the light-colored bore, no pun intended, never would have seemed to do much other than be for show).

alehound
alehound

That's no way to speak of your mother...

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

lol when it's 20-1 against them they cry like bitches and then go home and take it out on their wives and daughters...

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

U gots one thing right, chimchimcheree. North = enlightenment. South and southwest = racist evil mofos

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

Last night. With El-Ray Bone's mom ;)

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 Your another internet tough guy green hornet. when the last time you even had a fist fight with another man? EVER?

GreenHornet
GreenHornet

Zip it, El Ray-O-Vision, and go suck on your own bone. You know you've done it before.

EL WRAY BONESHACK
EL WRAY BONESHACK

your the internet tough guy coz. your always full of macho bullshit talk on here.

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