Paul Babeu's Getting Armed Volunteers to (Supposedly) Help Fight Mexican Drug Cartels

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Left to right: PCSO SWAT Commander Matt Thomas, Sheriff Paul Babeu, and state Senator Sylvia Allen.
Embattled Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu teamed up with state Senator/New Times' "Best Raving Loon" Sylvia Allen yesterday to announce that armed volunteers now be combating drug-smuggling in the county.

Babeu's unpaid "Anti-Smuggling Posse" will be the junior-varsity squad for PCSO's SWAT team when it comes to smuggling operations.

See also:
-Sylvia Allen's "Arizona Guard": Disaster in the Making

Allen tried to get a similar group of volunteers covering the border via a bill last legislative session, called the State Guard, but common sense prevailed on that one.

Babeu's posse is totally a good idea, according to Allen and PCSO higher-ups, because the posse members will have to pass background checks and get weapons training four times a year. They'll also receive "tactical training."

According to Allen, the posse is "a wonderful enhancement to our effort to protect the border."

Pinal County, of course, borders Maricopa, Pima, Gila, and Graham counties, and shares zero miles of the border with Mexico.

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Pinal County, in red.

More specifically, PCSO says the posse "will provide surveillance and intelligence support to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office Regional SWAT during tactical operations they perform against the Mexican Drug Cartels in western Pinal County."

What could possibly go wrong? Yeeeeeeeeeeee-haw.



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djalmasat
djalmasat

I wish all the luck to Paulinho drank but one condition: do not have sex with volunteers this mission! It is said the name chosen for this operation Paulinho and Hawk. The Raptor Hawk name, according to evil tongues is the bird icon gay, you know why? When not sitting in this dick with a dick in her mouth. It is soft?

NoMoreArpaio
NoMoreArpaio

Can't wait until they start shooting each other.

justme
justme

When the first multi-milliion dollar wrongful death judgement hits the Pinal County taxpayers, NT's and its commentors should have a great big "WE TOLD YOU SO" ready for them.

 

Allen is beyond stupid.  Babeu has really poor judgement.  What a combination, making for bad politics, bad public policy, and bad public safety.

DPSnAZ
DPSnAZ

Sylvia Allen --- the enlightend one from Snowflake!  Anybody remember her rant in the Senate when she cast her vote on that ominous Uranium mine near the Grand Canyon? And - what a surprise - injected her 6000 year theory into the matter ?! By the way, I keep hearing a mumer that good old Sylvia is still trying to hatch some petrified dinosaur eggs in her Snowflake backyard. Could somebody please corroborate ? Or is this just a rumor ?

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

Wasn't Sylvia Allen the one who carried a loaded handgun into the Senate building, in violation of Arizona law?

 

Allen is a complete nutcase through and through. The Bald Bunion is right there with her.

 

The Bald Bunion doesn't even have a county shared with the Mexican border. Why in the hell is he gonna pull a JT Ready and go on armed patrols in the desert?

 

Oh wait, I know. He's just desperate, trying to hold on to a position of power. Well Paul, now that you've been exposed as a fraud and a liar, time for you to start running...

jon49417
jon49417

so they think somebody is gonna roll over when goober stops him and starts asking questions? idiots

patriot
patriot

i live right next to these yahoos of baboons in az city and their "citizens on patrol" bunch.

all i can say is i will defend my self when confronted by 'Barny Fife".......or barney frank for that matter.

no citizen has any rights or privilages over mine!

we already know what happens with baboons bunch,having FOX news show up at a federal marshals stakeout to arrest one of thier own crooks for hydrocodone dealing!

We the people of pinal county want a sheriff like andy griffith,not andy dick!

VOTE TAYLOR FOR SHERIFF IF YOU LIVE IN PINAL COUNTY.....or even if you dont,(use your fake voter id to vote as many times as you can)

Thomas
Thomas

Deputies are hired on the basis of public postings.  Any member of the public can apply.  Once deputies are hired, the public can ascertain their identities.  This is a necessary part of responsive government.   

 

In contrast, the "hundreds" of posse members Babeu has already recruited were recruited privately, through unknown channels, without any public notice and beyond the light of public scrutiny.   How many of them are his political supporters, and were recruited through non-transparent political networks precisely because they support him?  

 

We'll never know, because, by Babeu's diktat, the public will have no right to find out who the posse members are.  Is Mike Presnell one of them?  Ryan Sudrick?  Harry L Hughes III?  We have no right to ask.  

 

Armed, empowered by the state, politicized, and anonymous.  This is an affront the the most basic norms of democratic government.

narizona
narizona

Thanks for your two cents jaf .you're not as funny today did your papi not let you whiff his butt crack?

narizona
narizona

This is going to turn  a bad situation ......into a disaster ,certainly not a solution ...The border patrol we have now can't even tell immigrants from smugglers , and they are going to TRAIN them , I can just see these Yahoos running around playing cowboys and Indians..WTF they shoot themselves and kill each other as it is ...add a little booz and here we go full scale border war for what? so MIGHTY WHITEY can be the ONLY people in Arizona .......Look around you during the course of your day.......Does it look like your campaign against brown people is gaining any ground ...I don't think so We are everywhere your banks your stores minority no more is what I see ......may as well get over it , My family migrated here to Arizona in 1915 ....I doubt very seriously if your movement is ever going to accomplish anything ......but to spread Your hate to your family and friends Once again you have my sympathy Your lost in your hate and it will consume you. Peace

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

with our border security being enhanced by Babue"s "posse", i will lay money that with in the first 6 months there will be probably 3 seperate incidents where these idiots shoot at and hit  other people patroling or real agents. no amount of training is going to help the people that apply. (this is for YPS: granted some of them will be responsible people, but a majority that apply and try to get on will be trigger happy racists waiting for a chance to shoot them some Mexi-kins. some of them will be weeded out right away, but you cant stop them all. so, again to YPS, i ask this question: Do you really think this to be a good idea? do you not see idiots like JAF getting on there and "accidentally" shooting a REAL officer?)

flubadub
flubadub

I quit wanting to run around and play "guns" when I was about 12 years old, but then it's never too late to have a happy childhood.

robert_graham
robert_graham

Aaah poor babies, what's wrong, you don't like Babeau's illegal immigration enforcement?  Regardless whether illegal immigration is fought by ICE, Border Patrol, The National Guard or your local sheriff, it is all right and necessary.  Lay off the attacks.

snowman
snowman

The posse will be named "Ready" posse, after Babeu's mentor and fallen hero.  Babeu was advised his first choice in naming the posse "Babeu's Stud Posse" ...may not be well received by the public. 

 

Babeu has sent out invites to his cesspool buddies. 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

Goodness.

 

Where do I apply?

 

Nothing like spending my days off in the desert hills sitting back, drinking coffee, scanning the trails for activity of smugglers, waiting for a call up from the SWAT unit.

 

Cain't wait to get a shot at one of them smugglers, trying to sneak themselves into Pinal County, the bastion of sanctuary counties.

 

Damn fine idea you two yojos have.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Sylvia Allen is all he's got left. That's sad. VERY sad.

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

we all saw how well Babue was able to control his "volunteer" public information officer Elias Johnson, who wasnt a sworn law enforcement officer. what makes you think his "volunteer border posse" is going to work any better? its going to be like the keystone cops out there. only it wont be funny, it will be a friggin disaster

notyours
notyours

gosh, I hope that they don't just focus on drug smugglers and also round up the illegals coming here to drop anchors.

member
member

What a couple of idiots. Allen is a nutcase and Studboi is not far behind. Anyone who actually believes these wannabe cops and AARP members (ever taken a close look at Arpaios Posse?) are going to engage the cartel is as stupid as they come. This is not about drug smugglers; these idiots are going to chase illegals all over the desert, catch a few, and alert the media as to their accomplishments."  And the media, fools as they are, will respond with stories. Studboi, I take my hat off to you, you definetely know how to manipulate the Phoenix media suckers, and they love being manipulated by you.

nomorebabeu
nomorebabeu

 @NoMoreArpaio

 How many of this guys are hoook ups of Babeu studboi sheriff ?  Remember it was on the news feb 18th, Babeu met a male to hookup on those porn websites, where babeu's profile was studboi1, babeu offered to help being a cop.

Pinal county citizes we are smart to vote him out. What is in babeu's mind when he is online looking for hookups?

 

Bnbk
Bnbk

 @MaskedMagician1967

 No that wasn't Allen.That was pink pistol packing Lorrie Klein. Not only did Klein carry a loaded pistol(that wasn't equipped with a safety btw) into the Senate building,she also pointed it at a reporter.........Both Allen and Klein are dimmly lit bulbs

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

please note YPS that i said "a majority that apply and TRY to get on" not that the majority  who make it through WILL be racists or trigger happy.

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @JoeArpaioFan The only thing the Bald Bunion enforces is shoving his penis into another grown man's buttocks.

 

He can't enforce anything.

 

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @JoeArpaioFanJAF, according to the article both Babeu and Aunt Sylvia said the intent of the posse was to curtail smuggling of contraband. Nothing said about its intent to fight illegal entry into Pinal County. Do you perhaps have inside information, or is this just another spewing of mush from the greatest fan of the greatest failure?

 

robert_graham
robert_graham

 @snowman The posse is necessary and will only get stronger.  All you illegal aliens better be scared, be very scared.

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @danzigsdaddyZigs, Johnson was a civilian employee, acting as Public Information Officer for PCSO. He was being well paid. Not a volunteer, at all. :-)

 

jon49417
jon49417

 @danzigsdaddy the smugglers will have the glass on these jerks the moment they poke their heads up

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @notyoursMaybe you could get new knobbies for your motorized chair and go out there and help them, huh? As long as you have a handler to take care of your personal needs you should be fine.

 

Tommy_Collins
Tommy_Collins

 @memberHey, member, not all of us AARP members are bad people. Some of us still actually have the ability to think outside our dentures, and we don't even use hang tags for up close parking. If you live long enough you may become a member, yourself. :-)

 

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @member we are going to have these idiots shooting up the desert and each other. its going to  be like the agent Ivie situation, just on a MUCH larger scale. there will deaths (of our own people),and  accidental shootings (again our own people, and shot by our own people). there will be a bunch of idiots walking around thinking they are the police and trying to assert the authority they imagine they have in everyday situations (I.E: citizen arrests). its gonna be people who couldnt become real police or even security guards who fill the roster. every single jackwagon racist in the state who bought a gun and now thinks he is a competent marksman is going to be applying for a spot on the team. for gods sake if they cant see the likely fallout from this they are out of their minds. (and you dont even have to introduce alcohol into this equation to make it a worst case scenario)

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @Tommy_Collins  Tommy, I'm gonna send you a note.

 

It is VERY important that you read the note...it concerns the Bald Bunion of Pinal County....

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