Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Maricopa Police Department: "Coffee With the Chief"... and back out to the field to bypass Border Patrol checkpoints and more "operating"
On Saturday, January 11, 2014, I woke up and went to the new police administration building at 39675 W. Civic Center Plaza to have "Coffee With the Chief". I really wasn't hanging out with the chief, having coffee. It was a public meeting. Maricopa's city hall and police station aren't typical. They are located some distance from "downtown", requiring one to drive some ways to get there. They don't have to worry about getting too many "walk ups". The downtrodden and poor just have to walk the extra miles.
Shortly after 8:00 am, there was a standing room only crowd. A topic that quickly came up, was what was called a "spike in incidents". Apparently, two residential burglaries was a crime wave to the residents of the Tortosa subdivision. Chief Stahl suggested, "Maybe, we need a little extra patrol."
In my neck of the woods, we had seven property crimes, until the culprit got himself shot and held on an immigration hold. I wonder if they would like to make a trade? Suburbia and the "Contested Zone" have little in common. More
MPD Detective Michael burns provided a demonstration on how to use the https://www.crimereports.com/ website. The City of Maricopa uses this resource, while the Pinal County Sheriff's Office does not. That means they can still pick, chose and edit what crimes to release or not release to the public.
I was also a little surprised to learn that Maricopa had just 63 sworn officers. I don't go to town that often, but notice it seems like they have more. The Maricopa Police Department also enjoys the service of 124 volunteers. They serve as additional "eyes and ears" for the patrol officers.
MPD to combat misinformation on social media
This month’s Coffee with the Chief will focus on using the department’s crime-data system to address concern over the amount of misinformation circulating in social media networks throughout the city, said Maricopa Police Department spokesman Ricky Alvarado. Full Article
It goes without saying that the chief told us a few things we already knew. For example, Chief Stahl said, "There's a lot of strange people in your neighborhood." Well, there certainly are. Sgt. Perez said, "Facebook has become a very dangerous thing, as well." All too often, people are very loose with their personal information, including their travel plans. They may as well put up a flashing sign that says, "Rob us!"
On Sunday, we made another trip to the smuggling trails, inside the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range. Before daybreak, we managed to bypass the US Border Patrol checkpoint, south of Gila Bend on SR 85. We drove through the desert, in plain view of the agents and did not manage to attract any attention. Stevie Wonder could have spotted us. So much for being awake. So much for border security.
We made our way to the Sauceda Mountains, inside the "hazard area", east of gate #9. This part of the range is only open to the public, when there is no training on the live range. A Border Patrol agent made contact with us some five hours after bypassing their checkpoint.
According to the agent, we were spotted by military aircraft. If we were engage in smuggling, rather than parked in plain view (for more than an hour), we would have surely been able to avoid law enforcement contact.
An investigation by Mexican newspaper El Universal, concluded that the United States government actively worked with the Sinaloa drug cartel from 2000 to 2012, as part of a "divide and conquer" strategy. El Universal has published official court documents that include corroborating testimony from a DEA agent and a Justice Department official.
DEA working with drug cartel for more than a decade
[T]he United States government at its highest levels entered into agreements with cartel leaders to act as informants against rival cartels and received benefits in return, including, but not limited to, access to thousands of weapons which helped them continue their business of smuggling drugs into Chicago and throughout the United States, and to continue wreaking havoc on the citizens and law enforcement in Mexico. Full Article
On Monday, I decided to make a short trip and investigate a well known drug smuggler's pick up point, near Century and Hidden Valley Rd. Dope loads are coming directly into my neighborhood, with little or no worries of getting caught. This site has been popular for a few years and is less than 10 minutes from my home.
There were plenty of fresh foot prints and dozens of the “cartel sewing circle's” custom made dope bale covers, done in woodland digital camouflage, with elastic. The drug smugglers are currently utilizing ATV's. They cut fences and make their own roads on public lands.
Colonel Paul Hellwell of the OSS began to smuggle heroin from Burma and sold it in ghettos in the United States. Grown in Burma and processed in Shanghai, OSS agents ran across this bonanza while attempting to bolster the right wing regime of Chiang Kai-shek and to prevent Mao Tse Tung from ascending to power. Flying Tigers were OSS mercenaries who were financed with secret funds. More
It helps to remember that (most) Americans are sleepwalking in a fabricated world designed to favor the wealthy 1/10th of 1 % who dictate how the world is ... These are the people who decide who comes and goes. Unless of course ''we'' decide to intervene en-mass.
Cogito ergo sum