Sheriff Paul Babeu Babeued Himself, Leaps Ahead of Facts in Border Agent's Death

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Pinal Sheriff Paul Babeu: Wait, what happened?
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu's insatiable desire to stand in the limelight has once again bitten him in the keister.

This time, he latched onto the death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie as a way to get center stage and deliver his anti-President Obama sentiments.




See also: Babeu Blasted Pima County Sheriff for Not Waiting "Until the Facts Come Out"

See also: Jan Brewer May Have Paul Babeu'd Herself

See also: Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Wounded in Shooting Near Bisbee

"It should not be a surprise that that we have had four Arizona border patrol agents murdered in the last two years and the Obama administration, even some members of the media, do not want us to talk about this and say we make this political," Babeu is quoted as saying in an October 7 article posted on Examiner.com.

Murdered?

Of course, by Friday, October 5, FBI and Border Patrol union officials already were saying that the shooting probably was the result of "friendly fire," meaning the Border Patrol agents accidentally shot at each other.

It's ironic that Babeu gives off an air of righteous indignation, claiming "members of the media ... say we make this political," because that is exactly what he is doing -- using this tragedy as an opportunity to blast President Obama and his adminsitration.

It's the same political play that once made him a rising star in the Republican Party, juiced his now-failed bid for a seat in Arizona Fourth Congressional District, and landed him as co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign in Arizona. He was a fixture on national conservative radio and television shows.

That was before New Times wrote about Babeu's Mexican ex-lover claiming the sheriff and the sheriff's attorney, Chris DeRose, threatened him. That was before Babeu sent half-naked photos of himself to unknown individuals, before he posted a very sexually explicit profile of himself on adam4adam.com, a hook up site for gay men, and before details were known of his past as headmaster at DeSisto School, a Massachusetts boarding school for troubled teens that was shut down over allegations of sexual and physical abuse.

Both Babeu and his ex-lover were cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in their very public love spat, but questions persist about Babeu's professional judgement. He has to rehab his image as a tough-on-the-border lawman, and shootings like this one give him the perfect venue to capture an audience.

On October 3, FOX 10 News turns to Babeu to speculate on "how the shooters were able to fire on the border agents," says morning show co-host Rick D'Amico.

Under the headline, "Sheriff Babeu: Agent shooting suspects likely using military grade weapons," Babeu says:

"Whether they're bandits or whether they're actual cartels members, what they have, oftentimes, is they're armed to the teeth, to the same level, if not, greater than local law enforcement. They have, usually, AK-47s, semi-automatic, sometimes fully automatic weapons," he tells the television personalities.

And even though he qualifies his statements in the middle of the interview, saying, "All this information is yet to be known, and we have to wait for a full investigation to find out exactly what happens," he immediately follows it up with "But these people are not from America, and they're heavily armed in our country. And then there's this big debate about, well, are people politicizing it? People are already attacking our governor. Well, well, wait a minute! We've had four Border Patrol Agents and border-related deaths in the last two years. What's going on here?!"

Brewer also has caught heat for blasting the Obama administration over the death of the agent -- for running her mouth without waiting to find out actually what happened that night in the middle of the desert.

Babeu, eager to make the border conditions fit his own narrative, reacted the same way when his deputies were called out to a scene in Vekol Valley where five charred bodies were still smoldering in a vehicle.

That tragedy he blamed on a violent cartel hit and the result of the Obama Administration not securing the U.S.-Mexico border. But investigators later said the bodies actually belonged to a Tempe family involved in a murder/suicide.

Babeu had said that those five people -- three of whom were later identified as children -- in the burned SUV could have been involved in smuggling activities, and the embattled sheriff declared all the evidence was pointing to a "violent drug cartel" hit.

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youproductsucks
youproductsucks

Monica, did Hendley agree to letting you plagiarize his title and story line?

titosan
titosan

Yourproductsucks is a suckass.

ReggieVV
ReggieVV

As I said the day it happened, the morning it happened, pontificating pols will shoot their mouths of  on this incident.  But it was only conservative, moronic right wing blowhards who did.  No Democrat or liberal did anything of the sort.  Like Obama, they observed and waited for facts before turning nitwitted cowboy.

xxxfacebook75
xxxfacebook75

Why not write the same article about Jan Brewer, she did the exact same thing, blasted Obama.  

xxxfacebook75
xxxfacebook75

Jan Brewer, our Senile Governor did the same thing.   Republicans hate Obama, he is black.  Republicans and the Tea Party are racist, that is a know fact.   

badgeman
badgeman

Really "youproductsucks," are you one of Babeu's stud boys?  The dirtbag was an Officer in the United States Army, when he performed his little number.  He also referenced he was a sheriff. 

 

This paper, does a great service. 

 

youproductsucks
youproductsucks

At least you are writing about a topic you know.  It probably makes it easier to avoid stealing others people's intellectual property, eh?

 

Once a plagiarist, always a plagiarist, you chubby lil yaqui.

greg.jones
greg.jones

Babeau rushes to grab puclicity before the facts are all in and ends up being wrong and looking like a dumbass?? I am shocked. I say shocked. This is unprecedented. (If you don't count the time when he announced the burned SUV was definitely the work of a cartel hit and never, ever admitted it was really a tragic murder-suicide by a white guy who killed his whole family.) What are the chances he and Gov. Brewer will come back to the press and say, it appears I spoke too soon and this was not evidence of rampant border insecurity but a tragic accident in the middle of the night by honorable law enforcement personnel taking extraordinary efforts to secure our border?

JacquelineHine1
JacquelineHine1

@justamexican Pinal County voters--defeat this man-he does us no favors

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

The Bald Bunion did the exact same thing when the Justice Department came swinging at the Flaccid Fraud of Maricopa County: He promptly opened his mouth, inserted his foot, and started chewing.

 

He said something to the effect of: "I have little faith in the U.S. Department of Justice because they released their findings of fact in their civil investigation into the MCSO and the MCSO shurf on the same day Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed, December 15, despite the fact that everyone with a brain and 2 brain cells to rub together knows that the MCSO and the MCSO shurf racially-profile Hispanics and Latinos."

DNichols
DNichols

Babeu 's mouth clammers at just the mear mention of a Mexican Male Shooter.

Lukasiewicz
Lukasiewicz

What I wanna know is why is Babeu giving an interview with a notorious bigot like Kimberly Dvorak?  He's consistently sidled up to the lunatic fringe; it's his natural home.  That's a problem.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

Typical for the majority of republicants in this state, open mouth, insert foot and start chewing

 

Our wonderful (cough cough) governor did this too when she jumped the gun and shot off her mouth before having a little thing like facts on her side.

 

What is really amazing to me is the amount of people who buy this swill they are putting out.

tom10545az
tom10545az

what a state, the sheriff up north is a alcoholic, driving with 3x the legal limit of alcohol, no seatbelt and now is honored in death...for what???

now this "agent" was murdered by a co-worker, and he is honored in death also?

now the gov and this bald headed homo cant keep their mouths closed until "the facts" are known,

wonder if the FBI was not involved, this would be blamed on "illegal aliens"?

and now the AG(tommy horny) cant keep his name out of the paper now either.

what a state!!!!!

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

Oh and what's wrong with delivering anti-Obama sentiments???  It was Obama's idea to make this a cover-up and lie about the Border agent's death.

robert_graham
robert_graham topcommenter

The Border agent was not killed by friendly fire.  He was murdered in cold blood by armed Mexican thugs.  To say that it was friendly fire is only a cover-up to protect illegal aliens and to make it seem that our borders are not so insecure afterall. 

studboi3
studboi3

 @DDAWG

 Babeu will never change. When babeu was elected he appointed his close buddy who knew babeu was gay from Chandler PD Blake king. Blake didn't know what to do, desperated he told babeu he couldnt handle that position at pinal county. Babeu ignored him because he neded a buddy close to him to protect his lies.

Babeu himself came to blame Obama for this tragedy, agent killed, on Fox 10 and Ktar (No other station wants his lies anymore ). Babeu should be embarrased.

youproductsucks
youproductsucks

 @titosan Really? Who, pray tell, am I sucking up to? Can you provide one comment I've ever made here that sucks up to any one person?  I'll bet you can't.  I'll bet you don't even try.

Flyer9753
Flyer9753 topcommenter

 @xxxfacebook75

 

They did, I know since I commented on it.

 

Use the search looking for 'Brewer" and it will come up

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @Lukasiewicz The Bald Bunion of Pinal County is nothing more than a washed-up, has-been, failed politician whose entire career is based on nothing but failures.

 

>>He couldn't get elected mayor of North Adams, MA

>>He couldn't get elected to the MA Senate

>>He couldn't get elected to the U.S. House of Representatives

>>He couldn't handle being in charge of teenage students at the DeSisto School near Boston (He ended up abusing them sexually and physically, and was even dating a 17 year old boy while he was headmaster of the school.)

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 @tom10545az Uh - the sheriff up north is from Cochise County, which is actually down south...

As to whether Larry Dever is an alcoholic or just a hypocrite is still not known. Evidently he WAS driving a Cochise County vehicle when the rollover occurred.

narizona
narizona

 @JoeArpaioFan Only thing thats going to get spread by you is your legs tramp............ go wipe off the yucky stuff off your face!

danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

 @JoeArpaioFan you mean he's not dead? and since the cops admitted it was them firing on each other.......?????  hmmmm?? thats one hell of a cover up, being branded a murdererjust to back Obama. now thats dedication

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @JoeArpaioFan And it was my idea to warm up my steel toed boots and sear a nice impression on your ass.

 

These boots are made for walking/and that's just what they'll do/one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you--Nancy Sinatra.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 @JoeArpaioFan Man - or whatever you are - what have you been sniffing - Jan Brewer's panty hose? Or maybe Paul Babeu's panty hose??

DNichols
DNichols

JoeArpaioFan A.K.A. Joe Arpaio:

 

You are right the Borders are not so secure, Rancher Krenznear the Border, and Two Un-documented Hispanics in Pinal County were Murdered by Racist Vigilantes.

 

These Thugs need to be rounded up and executed.

 

And why have the Feds covered up which Sheriff gave Military Rocket Proppelled Grenade Weapons of Mass Destruction to Racist Nazi Vigilantees?

 

Any Ideas on where the Bombs came from Arpaio?

How about you Babeu?

These Nazi's were you two Sheriffs Pals?

 

To: Truth in Arizona?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 @JoeArpaioFan Okay, shit talker, I just KNOW you've been busy down on the border gathering evidence for your "bombshell." Wow! What utter and complete bullshit! I really do believe you are spewing the most outrageous, nonsensical bullshit since Josef Goebbels put out the Volkischer Beobachter.

studboi3
studboi3

 @MaskedMagician1967  @Lukasiewicz

 the list goes on...

>> He couldn't prove he was innocent threatening his exboyfriend

>> He couldn't hire a guy who babeu met online and offered to help him being a cop.

 

Babeu are not you tired of lies, misleading, threaten, "meeting" guys, revenge, open your mouth?  We are.  Please go back to MA. His disturbing life is beging to be public and disgusting!!

tom10545az
tom10545az

 @mikefrombisbee 

with a blood alcohol of 0.26, and driving 60+ mph, yeah, it was the first time larry ever did something like that on the way to see family...

what, its ok to show up for a family fishing trip? just wondering why it is a news event? 

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @mikefrombisbee  Mike, JAF has had his head firmly planted up the Old Fool's fat ass.

 

This one is classic: Man-or whatever you are...

MaskedMagician1967
MaskedMagician1967

 @studboi3  I have very reliable sources near North Adams, MA, where the Bald Bunion is from, that he is not well-liked or well received in his hometown.

 

Kinda like the greasy haired chubby guy over at MCSO....

Babeu
Babeu

 @studboi3  @MaskedMagician1967  @Lukasiewicz

 Tim Gaffney put a press release on SantanValley.com for Sheriff Paul Babeu announcing a sex offender to watch out for. Sheriff Paul is trying to look better than Sheriff Joe like he cares about victims of sexual abuse.  But, Santan would not print the trutn of my blog, so here it is:

  Tim Gaffney, I happy you put this notice out of a sex offender. But, your own Sheriff Babeu is a sex offender that no one has prosecuted yet. And lets get to his brother,s in the family John and Peter that visit Pinal County that Paul covers for. John has a warrant for his arrest in Florida and he has molested both Sheriff Paul and Judge Shaun, my sister Veronica, brother Joe, me (Lucy} and beaten my mother the whole time we grew up. Also, he ex-wife and her sister, and many people in the community back east. But, John gets to come to Pinal County and Paul covers for him . I think his picture ought to be released. John is a dangerous individual who kills dogs by choking them to death, burns building down and leaves people homeless. But, Paul covers for him. Now, Peter lives in Colorado Springs, CO. Peter works with kids. Paul took him to his award ceremony for Sheriff of America, even though Peter admits to raping my two sister's Mary and Theresa and this year we found out he raped Mary's daughter when she was 9 years old. Paul why don't you put up their pictures. My own Dad knows of these rapes. Also, my dad let his father rape me since the age of four until my teens and say who cares, he loved his father not me This also happened to two of my sister's and many cousins. But, when Father Lavigne came along, Paul came forward in 2002 in MA with his rape by Lavigne, to cover up what he did at DeSisto as Executive Director. Paul abused those students and actually went with one of the male students. With Fr. Lavign I was not allowed to join. Paul lies about what happened to him and I have the paper work to prove it. Some time you wonder why I get threatened by my father, Paul and Shaun and the rest of the family to shut my mouth or I wil, be sorry. My father said he would kill me and so would everyone else. That is why abc15.com said they would not release the rest of my interview. I told them release it anyway. And they still would not. Someone has to stand up to Paul and I feel I am the one to do it. . I have lost everything and no one cares. I have been in counseling for 18 years fro PTSD and I am on a disability for seizures. But if Pau wants to call me mentally ill have at it. If my kids who I raised for 20 years want to lie let them. They are all the losers in the end. I do not need people in my life that say," WHO CARES THAT YOU BEEN RAPED'' OR "YOU LIE ALL THE TIME". Right now my Alzheimers mother is dying in AZ, and I am not allowed to see her because I am telling the truth about the rapes, so people in the family do not pass this on to the next generation. My mother tried really hard to protect me but had a controlling husband. I do not think it fair, that Paul abuses his power as Sheriff and tells the whole family not to talk to me and tells my father not to let me talk to my mother. I have tapes to prove it. Tim Gaffney, you will not have enough room for the Babeu brothers once they are all caught for their sex abuse crimes and rapes. Paul, you have turned my kids against with lies to cover up your young lovers and John exposing you. I could care less about your threats and lies about me. Dad can call me the worst person alive. He offered me to his father as a sex slave. Tell Veronica, she is the one, like you, having sex with every passing person with legs. Paul, even your neighbor, ask Shaun about that. I will never talk to her again for lying to you. If you have not realized now, she is the one with the big bags of pot and pills you must be crazy. All your deputies let her off of tons of traffic violations behind your back. So, Tim, is your finger better from deleting all those email? You should be getting some new sex offender pictures soon. Take care and watch out for that poor finger. Lucy Babeu

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 @tom10545az It's possible that he did this regularly, but I doubt it. He sure didn't here in Cochise County or else word would have gotten around about it.  If he did booze it up it was probably just Larry, Darryl and their other brother Darryl, catching a buzz out in the sticks where no one could see them. But it's still conjecture. You don't know and I don't know. And it's quite newsworthy in that it is another excellent example of what kind of people were and are behind all the bat-shit crazy nativist/minutemen/teabagger paranoid horse puckey that has been stinking up the political atmosphere in this state for the past few years. RuSSell Pearce and his crazy-ass brother Lester. Paul Babeu. Jan Brewer. Lisa Allen. Peggy Judd. Joe Arpaio. J.T. Ready. Shauna Forde. Tom "Cato" Horne. Just to name a few.

Babeu
Babeu

 @studboi3  @DNichols

Sheriff Paul always speeds when hie is driving and does drive drunk. Paul's commercials on zero tolerajnce ffor people driving drunk. is too funny when he drinks all the trime. But, just like his sister's going out and drinking and driving he does not care. They giet off because they say," I am the Sheriff sister's" Paul gets drunk all the time when he goes to the gay bars in Tucson, but gets away with driving drunk and he never gets caught in Pinal county. Maybe other States would not tolerate his behaivior of breaking the law.Paul should be in jail for all the crimes he has commited. But, what news paper has the balls to exppose him

 I think Monca does an excelletn job holdiing her ground and telling ttruth.  Thanks Monica for a excellent jjob Lucy Babeu

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

 @MaskedMagician1967 I know Dever was lying his ass off about how racially tolerant the Cochise County Sheriff's Department was during the Miracle Valley craziness. I know Dever did a very stupid thing by going to that nut-job Glenn Spencer's home for a tea-bagger nativist rally on the border. And I know Dever was snuggling up to the minutemen during their first infestation here. And what I have heard from Cochise County folks is that Dever was driving a county vehicle when he went fir his death-ride up in Coconino County.

 

As far as what happened with the Border Patrol officers in the friendly fire incident I know little more than what you have heard. The two male agents were experienced and had worked in the area for quite some time. The female agent was a relative newcomer.  I know the wounded agent is a good dude and I wish him a complete and speedy recovery. Everyday life on the border is, contrary to what is portrayed in the media, not dangerous for people like you and me. The level of violence in communities like Douglas, Naco and Nogales AZ is considerably lower than it is in Tucson or the Valley. Corruption is fairly widespread in some law enforcement agencies because the mafiosos have a LOT of money to spread around.

 

Years ago, my wife and I would go for moonlight walks in Gold Gulch, which is not far from where we live. I wouldn't do that now. Nor do we go across the line to eat lunch or go to a baseball game or a fiesta like we have done in the past. But I have never been in a life-threatening situation on or near the border. Now, Mexican cops are scary. Rateros con placas no mas.

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