Friday, April 1, 2011

Sheriff Arpaio.........we need many more men like him

Arpaio Rejects Napolitano’s Safer Border Claim—Sends in New Armed Forces 

Controversial Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio isn't buying Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano's claims that the U.S.-Mexico border is safer.
Sheriff Joe Arpaio
So Arpaio has announced the launch of one of the largest crime suppression sweeps in Arizona's history, “Operation Desert Sky,” targeting drug-smugglers using desert corridors in his county.

The sweep will include the use of 30 aircraft patrolling for at least 30 days, armed posse members, drug-sniffing dogs, and SWAT teams equipped with M-16s.

“I don’t go along with the theory that the border is more secure than ever before,” said Arpaio, whose Maricopa County includes the Phoenix area, refuting claims by federal officials that crime along the Mexican border has dropped.

His assertion is backed by the nonprofit Center for Immigration Studies' Mark Krikorian who told Newsmax that Napolitano's statements are "political spin," and her defense of administration policies along the border is becoming “something of a laughing stock.”

Under Arpaio's plan, airborne spotters will report suspicious activity to deputies on the ground.

“Given the level of danger posed by the smugglers, deputies and qualified armed posse volunteers including the SWAT team will be equipped to respond on the ground with M-16s and other firearms including the Sheriff’s 50-caliber machine gun,” Arpaio, who has been called “America’s toughest sheriff,” said in a statement.

The operation follows the recent arrests of 207 illegal immigrants in the county and the seizure of some 36,000 pounds of marijuana, cocaine, and methamphetamines in the past year.
Janet Napolitano
Napolitano said last week that security on the southern U.S. border "is better now than it ever has been."

But drug traffickers have now been using sophisticated technology to elude detection, including radio transponders installed in Arizona mountain ranges and solar-powered radios in the desert.

Lt. Steve Bailey, a Maricopa County sheriff’s deputy, said about the operation: “Isn’t it easier to go down here and get [drugs] on the road versus getting them after they’ve come into town?”

Arpaio's actions have riled some.

Human rights activist Salvador Reza told the Arizona Republic that the operation “will spend taxpayer dollars to put 30 pilots in the air and put everyone at risk by arming vigilantes with M-16s and machine guns, according to reports.”

But Arpaio said the operation will be funded from the $1.5 million the Arizona legislature has allotted to fight illegal immigration, and pointed out that posse members are unpaid volunteers.

Those volunteers are putting their life on the line, Arpaio noted, adding: “It’s a dangerous world out there.”

© Newsmax. All rights reserved. (the whole article's directly from there.........their rights are reserved by me to expose news that nobody in the mainstream media is covering as of this typing....amazing.)
geeez (thanks, SilvrLady, for sending me this information)


beamish said...

I think Janet Napolitano is sexy.

[April Fools!]

RNC Scab said...

Now that Sarah Palin has jumped into the 2012 Race, we'll likely get Arpaio nominated for Attorney General. ;)

cube said...
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cube said...

Sheriff Arpaio: One good reason for cloning technology ;-)

Beamish: For one second I thought you had lost your mind.

Ducky's here said...

Funded from the 1.5 million? That money won't cover this fascists tips.

He's going to be pocketing a lot more than that. Meanwhile with so much profit in drugs, you aren't going to stop it.

Scotty said...

That money won't cover this fascists tips.

WOW Ducky......just wow!!

Rumor has it, beamish has pin ups of Janet Reno around his computer station!

Brooke said...

GAH!!! Beamish just killed me!

Seriously, we here in Butler county, Ohio, are fortunate to have a ball-busting sheriff, Richard Jones. We are one of the few counties in the COUNTRY that has deportation rights without going through federal channels.

Until Obama decides to revoke that, anyway.

I Think Out Loud. said...

Awesome post.

Ducky's here said...

Scotty, Beamish wrote about his computer station, Escher, i believe.

Z said...

Beamish, VERY funnY!

RNC Scab....She can jump right OUT of the race as far as I'm concerned but I'm all for Arpaio for AG, if he isn't killed.

Scotty..ignore Ducky...he displayed something so much worse than usual with his remarks it's not worth it.

I Think Out Loud (me too)..thanks very much ...I didn't write it, but it's sure important to remember SOME people are trying to help this country survive.

Pris said...

Arpaio is great! In my book, he's a hero. He's bucked the Obama administration's efforts to stop him from enforcing the law.

He's a brave man!

beamish said...

My computer station(s) are rather bare and sterile lately. Never got around to hanging pictures after moving into this new place 7 months ago.

I've got a Batman screensaver on one and MC Escher's "Waterfall" on the other.

Anonymous said...

Joe Arpaio for Sec of Defense!

Anonymous said...

Worth the read....Nappy is a liar and obviously a fraud according to this AZ Sheriff.

Anonymous said...

I’m inclined to believe Dever simply because I despise Napolitano and the obvious Chicago-styled thuggery going on within the Obama Administration. My stepfather worked with INS for years, assuring me that politics is an integral part of “keeping our borders safe.” Border patrol loses its credibility when they deny the existence of political expediency. However, with that out of the way, I do not doubt for a second that Sheriff Dever or Babeau have political ambitions of their own.

Joe said...

Arpaio knows who he is, what he believes and what should be being done about it. Name me one liberal/progressive who knows those things.

Ducky's here said...

Who's embezzled more, Arpaio or the Minutemen?

Bet his "volunteers" all have their hands out for some of that 1.5 million. Man, does this guy have a racket working the suckers.

Z said...

Ducky, link us to the slightest implication of embezzlement...would love to see that, thanks.

The Vegas Art Guy said...


Is that really the best you can do? You didn't even get an eye roll out of me. Or is this some sort of April Fool's Joke?

Anonymous said...

Beamish, THAT is the best April Fool's I've heard!!! If she turns you down, there's always Helen, Thomas that is.

I have admired Sheriff Joe for years. Obviously his voters do, too. The best recommendation he gets is that the Liberal Illegal-loving pols in D.C. can't stand him. Go, Sheriff Joe. He's not afraid to walk around his prison, either.

Ducks, he'd love to give you a green bologna sanwich for your lunch, just like the rest of his boarders eat. I'll pay for the UPS delivery.


Major said...

"The best recommendation he gets is that the Liberal Illegal-loving pols in D.C. can't stand him. Go, Sheriff Joe. He's not afraid to walk around his prison, either."

Have you ever seen a libbie pol welcome shit on his lawn?
You think Kerry would welcome dead chickens, rusted out cars, baby diapers or any of the disgusting crap left by these illegals on theilr lawns?

Do you think Kerry has even ever seen the complete destruction of America from these and their havoc on Arizona's land?

Hey...just like "Green" technology....these frauds....don't want to live with their decisions over illegal scum...It's called called NIMBY.

We...have to live with their decisions....not them.