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Roadside Amnesty in AZ

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu posted about the new ICE policy in Arizona. He describes an incident from June 27, 2012:

At 4:45 p.m. one of my deputies stopped a vehicle on a traffic stop after he observed it speeding at 85 mph in a 35 mph zone near Merrill Ranch Parkway on Felix Road. The vehicle also unsafely passed another vehicle while using the two way left turn lane.

The driver of the vehicle was a 17-year-old Hispanic male who verbally identified himself and told the deputy he was driving in such a reckless manner because he was “late for work.” The driver told the deputy he did not have a driver’s license and could not obtain any identification, since he lacked proper documentation required to qualify. He also said that his parents are also in the United States illegally. He told the deputy he was born in Mexico. When asked where he lived he stated, “Little Mexico.” The driver said that he could not remember his exact home address.

The deputy notified his supervisor of his stop and then notified U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE). The deputy explained to the ICE representative he had a 17-year-old juvenile stopped who had committed two misdemeanors, had no identification, admitted both he and his parents were in the United States illegally.

The ICE representative asked how long the individual had been in the United States. The deputy told him the juvenile said he was born in Mexico but claimed to have been living in the United States for the majority of his life. The deputy was told by ICE that since he was in the United States for more than five years, they were not interested in him unless he committed a felony crime.

The deputy asked the ICE representative about the parents whom the juvenile said were illegally in the United States as well. The ICE representative told him that if the parents have been in the United States for five years or more also, he was not going to take any action against them either.

The driver was cited and released to his mother who responded to the scene. The vehicle impounded for 30 days due to the fact it was operated on the roadways without a licensed driver.

True to their word, ICE is no longer responding to situations involving illegals in Arizona. The ICE agent made a clear decision not to investigate the matter based simply on a phone conversation. No one verified that any of the information was fact. 

Sheriff Babeu and his deputies are frustrated. On his website Babeu writes, “As troubling, President Obama established a toll free hot line to report law enforcement for suspected racial profiling. How have we arrived at this point in America, where our own President decides what laws don’t apply to illegals and then establishes a hot line for them to report our heroes in law enforcement for suspected racial profiling? Where is the hot line for me to call to demand that all the laws are enforced and for the President to stop portraying law enforcement as the bad guys?”

It does not appear that the Department of Justice, the Department of Immigrations and Customs nor the Obama Administration will do anything to promote justice for the citizens of Arizona…at least until there is a new administration.

Sheriff Babeu: Rising Star…or Shooting Star?

Arizona Pinal County Sheriff Babeu

Top news story in Phoenix Friday surprised many. An investigative reporter for the Phoenix New Times revealed heretofore unpublished information about Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu. The report claimed two things: that Babeu is gay and that he threatened his former boyfriend with deportation, providing evidence of both.

Local stories are not often of interest throughout the country but over the past several years Sheriff Babeu found fame outside the state through his strong stand on border issues. He was often seen on national news speaking out against illegal immigration and the danger caused to citizens of his Arizona county.  As a well-known figure he was chosen Sheriff of the Year in 2011 by the National Sheriff’s Association.  Babeu was a popular speaker at Tea Party and other conservative events. Becoming a household name also led him to run for Congress representing the Pinal Arizona area. He appeared golden. A polished smile and quick wit he displayed a strong attitude for conservative values. A rising star, could anything stop him?

Last week the answer would have been a resounding NO. Today, it’s a definite maybe.

Social conservatives will likely be disappointed at the least. Though sexuality will be the key concern for some, others will accept this as a non-issue. More will be offended in the nearly nude self-photo of Babeu posted on a gay website looking for sex. For many it is not what a person does in his home but actions outside the house that will turn them. People have enough worries not to focus on a personal spat between former partners.

At a hastily called press conference on February 18, a dignified and straightforward Babeu stated emphatically that all allegations were false except for the fact that he is gay. He stated that the semi-nude pictures were personal and misused by the person to whom they were sent.  He stressed numerous times that his focus was border issues and safety of citizens as sheriff and that he would be working towards strong fiscal responsibility as a member of Congress. At the conference Babeu was surrounded by supportive staff, community leaders and citizens.

One has to wonder though, why a sheriff with so much experience would not know that the digital communications particularly via the internet and text are never gone. Good judgment is a key quality needed for our represented officials. As seen in the Anthony Weiner case, embarrassing photos of oneself can destroy a career.

Like a shooting star will Babeu’s flame soon be extinguished? Will his image be too tarnished to win a seat in Congress or even reelection as sheriff? Will the New Times story hold up to scrutiny? Can Sheriff Babeu be judged as he asked, “By the content of his character”? Only time will tell.

Gay Arizona Sheriff Caught Lovin on an Illegal?

Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu resigned as Mitt Romney’s campaign co-chairman, and also came out of the closet to admit that yes, he is a homosexual on Saturday, in response to media charges that he threatened to use the power of his office to keep his lover from telling the world about their relationship. Many people may know Sheriff Babeu from his numerous appearances on national news shows speaking out against President Obama’s failure to enforce immigration laws.  In a nasty twist to this story are the very questionable claims that the homosexual lover of Sheriff Babeu was threatened with deportation if he didn’t keep their relationship secret and out of the media.  Wait a minute! The tough-talking Arizona Sheriff who has been taking on Barack Obama and his illegal amnesty by executive order fraud upon America, not only has a gay lover… but said lover is alleged to be an illegal criminal alien?

From Reuters via Yahoo/Obama2012 media-puppets HQ  comes this article, in which we see a vicious attempt at a smear campaign against Sheriff Babeu.. or some very troubling signs of malfeasance:

A local sheriff resigned as a co-chair of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s campaign in Arizona on Saturday after he was accused of threatening a former male lover with deportation to Mexico if he talked about their relationship.

Babeu acknowledged at a press conference on Saturday that he is gay and that he had a personal relationship with the man making the allegations, whom he identified only as “Jose.”

The Phoenix New Times alternative newspaper reported on Friday that Babeu’s lawyer had asked Jose to sign a legal agreement that would require him to keep quiet about his involvement with the sheriff. According to the newspaper, the lawyer also warned Jose that any talk about their relationship could imperil his immigration status. (emphasis added)

Sheriff Babeu admits he is gay, yet refutes the charges coming from an “alternative news source.” This is reminiscent of the Herman Cain attacks that drove him out of the 2012 presidential race, albeit some of them substantiated, while the majority of them were never proven. This does follow the pattern of stealth personal attacks that mainly come from the Democratic Attack Machine, where the source of the supposed information is always hidden behind several layers of fake news sites, then “leaked” to media operatives to turn it into a national news story.

The Phoenix New Times  comes off as a totally discredited supposed “news site” when you check out their homepage and see there is no information about just who they are, nor is there anything about just who is behind this website posing as a news source. One pattern that does jump right out at the reader is the pro-illegal amnesty slant and the bashing of anyone who speaks out against criminal illegal aliens today. They appear to sprinkle the site with retread Arizona news articles in an attempt to hide the real agenda. That agenda would also be the very same agenda as the Democratic-Party funded, pro-criminal illegal immigration community organizers over at La Raza. Coincidence? Hardly believable.

Footnote: Since DHS claims that they need to use their resources deporting the serious criminal illegal aliens and therefor refuse to track down and deport “innocent” illegals such as Babeu’s gay lover, thanks to this story, they don’t have to spend a nickel of taxpayers money to track down this long-time illegal criminal. How about it DHS and ICE? Babeu obviously knows this criminal’s address, so how about deporting him? That won’t happen either, simply because this illegal puppet has already been signed up to reelect Barack Hussein Obama. You can take that statement to the bank!