Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Border towns want to brush the border problem and crime under the rug.
















It’s apparent that these corrupt border mayors are on the cartel’s payroll. They would prefer that Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu would look the other way while law enforcement officers and law abiding citizens are killed by criminal Mexicans that have no business being in this country in the first place.

This has everything to do with money and nothing to do with the security of our state. I don’t think these Democrat Mexican mayors have any credibility. Don’t forget, the mayor of Nogales was arrested for corruption.

Nogales mayor Von Borstel and his father Octavio Suarez Garcia Sr. were arrested on multiple corruption, fraud, and bribery charges by the state Attorney General's office. A thief is a thief!

Arizona border mayors ask Pinal sheriff to tone it down

NOGALES - The mayors of three Arizona border cities are asking Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu to tone down his comments about border security problems.

The mayors of Nogales, San Luis and Douglas say the statements are hurting their towns.

In a letter sent to the sheriff, the mayors say they would appreciate it if Babeu would refrain from cultivating a culture of fear.
http://www.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/2011/02/16/20110216arizona-border-mayors-letter-to-pinal-county-sheriff-paul-babeu.html#ixzz1E8TdE2P5

To be honest, I don’t think Sheriff Babeu likes being told what to do. Hopefully, he’ll launch a huge anti-smuggling campaign in response. Nothing the sheriff says is going to hurt these sorry excuses for outposts of civilization. These places were shit holes long before Sheriff Babeu came along.
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With Shawna Forde, Pima County had a very weak case but after a nearly two year media campaign managed to convict her. She could not get a fair trial in Pima County. The public feels the illusion of safety when a person is held accountable for a horrible crime whether they are guilty or not.
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As we know, many persons have been cleard of crimes in death penalty cases. Some states have gone as far as putting executions on hold because so many of their inmates were found innocent. This will more than likely happen here. I met Shawna and didn't see her as a killer, especially the killer of a child.
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Pima County is the most left leaning and corrupt county in the Sate of Arizona. As we discovered following the mass shooting in Tucson on January 8, 2011, Sheriff Dupnik is a fool who has no business serving as sheriff.

Convicted Arizona activist eligible for death penalty

The 42-year-old Forde was convicted Monday on two counts of first-degree murder and other charges in the May 2009 home invasion in Arivaca, a desert community about 10 miles north of Mexico. Killed in the robbery were 29-year-old Raul Flores and his 9-year-old daughter Brisenia.
http://www.azcentral.com/community/pinal/articles/2011/02/15/20110215arizona-border-activist-guilty-death-penalty.html#ixzz1E8WuIW2D


April 2010: My visits with Shawna Forde

It’s not often that I make jail house visits, but I decided to go see Shawna Forde because we share some common political viewpoints and I thought people sitting in jail awaiting trial would like to have visitors, any visitor, so I chose to make the trip to Tucson.

Upon entering the Pima County Jail, I signed in at the front desk and took my place at a viewing booth. Visitations are conducted via video monitor which is very much like using a web cam at home. Perhaps, some day in the future, jail visitations could be conducted via the Internet from the comfort of home. I can’t see any reason why that would be a problem.

During the first visit, Shawna didn’t look any worse for wear, considering that she has been locked up for eight months. She was even able to smile. I was glad to see that she was keeping up to date with current events. I would think contact with news from the outside world could help one cope.

My second visit was a totally different story. Apparently, Shawna had some serious issues with the conditions and treatment she was receiving since my last visit. She was noticeably agitated and appeared to be seriously stressed out. Shawna did not look like the same person I saw a couple of weeks before.

She said that she was “written up” by a corrections officer for simply talking. I was beginning to think about where I was. I thought I saw an American flag on the pole outside the building. For a moment, I thought I might have been at some Cold War Era gulag in Communist Romania. Nope! I was still in the U.S.A.

I think it’s ridiculous that the corrections officers prohibit the prisoners from talking. Understandably, jails are structured environments with rules and regulations that are required to maintain safety and order. A "rule of silence" is going too far, especially when many of the prisoners are awaiting trial and have not been convicted of a crime.

I am especially opposed to disciplining or restricting a pre-trial detainee for simply uttering words. After all, anyone accused of a crime is supposed to be assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. (Or so I thought.) I couldn’t help but notice that Shawna had already been convicted by the correction officers‘ “kangaroo court“ as well as in the news media.

"...It is a good country. It suits us. And what we assert is that we are not going to surrender it to somebody else or allow other people, no matter what their merits, to make it something different. If there is any changing to be done, we will do it ourselves." --Cong. Rec. April 8, 1924, Rep. William Vaile of Colorado

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