Arizona State Militia and Robert Crooks Punked by CBS 5's Morgan Loew

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Kudos to Morgan Loew for infiltrating yet another militia group, the Arizona State Militia, which Loew exposed on CBS 5's Wednesday night broadcast.

Loew went undercover to document with hidden cameras a statewide recruitment drive by the organization, which bills itself as "a law-abiding, non-racist, non-radical unit."

Sure. That's why they crack jokes about assassinating U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

"We cannot countenance anyone who says, `Oh yeah, let's go assassinate Holder,'" kids one militia dude as a hidden cam is rolling. "As much as he may need it, you can't do it."

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When Loew finally reveals his identity, the tough militia guys cover their faces and run away. I mean, if there's nothing wrong with the group, as ASM insists, why the secrecy?

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ASM claims that it has "hundreds" of members and that it carefully vets those seeking to become members, both dubious claims, considering that the meetings were small and that they were so easily infiltrated by Loew.

Loew correctly points out that there are several such groups operating in Arizona, though I use that word "group" loosely. All the same, just one of these militia nuts could turn out to be dangerous.

Timothy McVeigh, anyone?

So these delusional goofballs with guns cannot be ignored, even when, in the case of, say, the "Arizona Special Operations Group," there appear to be only two of them.

I wrote about those two in a previous blog post. Their names are Richard Malley and Robert Deatherage.

You'll remember Malley, 49, as the unemployed Glendale man living with his mom who pointed his AR-15 at an MCSO deputy in August. He's currently charged with aggravated assault and has set up a defense fund because he's broke.


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frankrizzo311
frankrizzo311

Google ASU POLICE INTEGRITY, check out the blog, do some stories on that.

DNichols
DNichols

What happened to the investigation of the two immigrants Murdered by Cammo Clad Vigilantee's in Eloy?!

If this had been two Sheriff's Deputies Ambushed, and  Murdered  I bet they would have caught the Cammo Clad Murderers by now!

The truck with Immigrants in it was ambushed in the desert , two brown people were Murdered, then when Pinal County Sheriffs arrived at the scene the papers of the Murdered were checked.

End of investigation, they were un-documented Hispanic's therefor treated as less than Dogs by the U.S. Government.

The U.S. Border Patrol is Funding these(Government Contractors) / Killers as "Informants"!!!

Are our Tax Dollars are Funding Killings by Vigilantee's?!

FRONTERA
FRONTERA

Before he shuts  off his truck and headlights , chances are he has been spotted by law enforcement or  "someone else". Also August at night is a great time to step on a rattlesnake in the desert... nice work by LEMONS & LOEW....

getitoverwith
getitoverwith

I haven't seen a print edition of the new times in months, not since they lost circle k as a distributor, and now they're writing stories about other people's stories. this place reeks of impending bankruptcy.

royalphoenix
royalphoenix

Probably no McVeigh's in that crowd. I wonder where they trade their food stamps for ammo at ? peace

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

Fog of Stupid, dickweeds. You gun/militias nutjobs really suck, you know that?

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

" the tough militia guys cover their faces and run away"


Of course they do, cockroaches usually behave in this manner. Besides, unless they are heavily armed, and have consumed enough liquid courage, they're just scared little boys.

TheyCallMeMrTibbs
TheyCallMeMrTibbs

Take a look at the Best of issue, New Times still has loads of ads. If u weren't too busy sniffing drainpipes behind Circle K u wld know that. And lemons almost never re reports. I'm guessing he put this up because it dealt with a story he's worked on and he figure it'd be of interest to his regular readers. Which it is.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@getitoverwith Well, if you weren't a drunk idiot, you'd go places where you would find a hard copy of the new times.  Guess you have that ankle monitoring thing!

WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@royalphoenix They trade BJ's for Ammo.  JT Ready provided their first box!

getmeouttahere
getmeouttahere

@eric.nelson745Most of these guys are basically losers who fail at life. 49, unemployed, and living with mommy pretty well sums it up. Lack of education and a complete inability to self-reflect further contributes to their dysfunction. These guys are completely unable (and unwilling) to look in the mirror, take responsibility for their own bad decisions/actions, and do the hard work necessary to grow up, take responsibility and get a life. Instead, they lash about looking for scapegoats to blame for their own poor decisions and failures, with non-whites, non-Christians (or at least non-fundies), the government, or all of the above, being the most common targets of their hate.

I almost feel pity for them. Almost, until someone like JT Ready or Shauna Forde goes off the rails and kills someone. Not all of them are capable of such violence, but many, unfortunately, are.

Oh and I have to second what  @eric.nelson745 said below. From what I have personally seen and heard about from others I know, the more guns a guy owns, and the bigger they are, the more likely that he is, uh, overcompensating for "shortcomings." Let's just leave it at that.


WhoKnows
WhoKnows topcommenter

@shadeaux14 How many have one of Jaffy's web sites on the back of their pit stained T-shirts?

eric.nelson745
eric.nelson745 topcommenter

@getmeouttahere @eric.nelson745 Sorta reminds one of... Germany in 1933 that went on to become... Nazi Germany and kill at least 20 million people during WWII. The average German, suffering thru the worldwide depression and massive inflation, needed someone to blame. Our home-grown, insane fuckheads are just like that. Hence they're "patrolling" the desert and who knows when they become so frustrated and fired up that someone gets killed. Instead of things ending peacefully, they might have had a funeral for that deputy.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

@eric.nelson745,

Yeah, and they have to have even bigger guns now since gas got too expensive for them to drive their "Hummers"

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