Murder in Arizona – Was Ready a “State Sponsored Killing?”

Four Shootings, Six Killers, Police Take Only One Photo

Police Withhold Witness Statements That May Find Officers Among Killers


By Mike Harris


While news around the world was told that sheriff candidate J.T. Ready, leader of the controversial US Border Guard, had killed his family and himself, they had always been holding an eyewitness, the 17 year old daughter of Ready’s girl friend, who, from moment one, had given them descriptions of those who killed Ready and the rest of her family.

Yet, the Gilbert police, the Pinal County Sheriff, both suspected of being on “cartel” payrolls, nor even the FBI, conflicted by jurisdictional disputes, has yet to release the truth, begin an investigation or start looking for suspects.

Here is some of the local coverage, this from a “Steven Lemons,” who got the story wrong and whose publication is withholding a retraction:

Yellow Journalism Plus

In fact, “government” could do no more to kill Ready and his family unless they had done it themselves.   The frightening thing is that that local police are number 2 on the list of official suspects and refuse to allow the witness, now with US Marshals for protection, to tell her story or to begin an investigation on a mass murder nearing a week old.


I met J.T. in June 2005 while I was Republican candidate for governor of Arizona.  I was a speaker at a rally in front of the Mexican consulate, a rally opposing illegal immigration, one of my core beliefs.  J.T. introduced himself and said he backed me but also looked on Israeli influence in the US as a danger to sovereignty also.  I knew his history, flirting with White Supremicist organizations but his rhetoric on “Jews” was mild, particularly so in comparison to the private discussions I had overheard with Arizona party officials who, when not near a microphone, shared some of J.T.’s views but used a softer rhetoric.  Was J.T. an “anti-semite?”  I think he fits among groups that have been charged as such, but that charge has been leveled at anyone who has opposed AIPAC or a “one state solution” to assure Middle East peace.  Were his views far from the average Arizona conservative, the average Republican voter?

On that I have to say his language was immoderate but typical discussions were Middle East issues, influence in Washington and only on occasion bordered on racist blithering, something I admit is too common place and tends to discredit the more honest economic and security issues that need addressing.


This is the power that drug money has over Arizona and the interjurisdictional issues that exist inside the state, with local and county governments working directly for cartels.

Ready had told associates that he had “honed his white supremacists ‘street creds” at the request of federal “handlers,” part of a joint task force investigating international terrorism ties between biker gangs, cartels and police, a task force run by the DEA and FBI.  Six weeks before his murder, Ready said he thought he had been “made” as an informant.

Within 24 hours of his death, the FBI announced Ready “may” have been involved in a 5 year series of murders of unnamed illegal immigrants but that their investigation had been stopped as “Ready had been found to have only been using ‘protected speech,” as quoted by FBI Special Agent in Charge, Turgel, of the Phoenix office.  Thus, there is no federal responsibility for the killing of an informant who entered one of the most dangerous environments in history, instead only half hearted “blame the victim” rhetoric, right out of the FBI Academy “blame anyone else, cover your own ass” class, which, in fact, makes up the entire education of almost every federal authority.

How do you think they shot Gabby Giffords on a Saturday morning at a public event in a large city, murdered a Federal Judge whose two-man security detail had been “withdrawn?”

Police were obligated to provide sniper protection, “bomb dogs” and a full security cordon.

Not one officer was within 10 miles of the center of Tucson and even paramedics didn’t begin to make the leisurely drive until over 45 minutes after being informed of another mass murder.

When police arrived, the seized all cell phone footage, contaminated the crime scene, arrested a mentally incompetent shooter who was in a 3 year Army sponsored program to treat psychiatric disorders that prevented his enlistment, and then had the parking lot hosed of blood.

We checked, there is no such Army program, police were less than 500 yards away but refused to respond, this is Arizona, the state that the cartels now number among their own.

The Ready killings elicited a response of over an hour. automatic weapons fire in the middle of a better neighborhood, dozens of calls made.  It was the Gabby Gifford’s shooting all over again with a bit of Ruby Ridge mixed in..

Ready had clearly made mistakes.  When he found himself forced to run for sheriff, to stand against law enforcement that he and his organization had found, county after country, under the control of Mexican cartels and a combination of police and motorcycle gangs that distributed a dozen or more drugs, gaining full control of over half of Arizona, and coming close in 5 similar states, he turned to the federal government.

He became an informant, informing on police, on the cartel reps, on US government complicity in drug running, immigrations officers who helped the cartels and more.  This was his suicide, trust.

On Wednesday one of Arizona’s greatest hero’s was murdered in cold blood by parties unknown. In addition to his death the media assassinated the man’s reputation and attacked his character. By doing so they escalated the magnitude of this heinous crime to a much higher level. The cartels and other drug traffickers do not simply kill you and your family: they humiliate you and destroy your reputation.

Last week the main stream corporate media went into a full-fledged feeding frenzy, when the Gilbert Arizona Police Department Public Information Office Sergeant Bill Balafas prematurely stated that community activist J. T. Ready was the shooter in a tragic murder suicide, resulting in the death of 5 people 4 adults and a 16 month old baby girl.

Only one small problem, the Gilbert Police spokesman made the statement knowing it was false, and incomplete. The Gilbert Police Department had witness 17 year old  Brittany Modero in protective custody. The Gilbert PD also had statements from neighbors who saw 2 other cars at the house, which fled the scene before the police arrived at the shooting.

This is more than simple obstruction of justice, the Gilbert PD and every corporate owned and controlled News outlet in Arizona especially the local outlet for Village Voice Media, the “New Times” reporter Stephen Lemons. Since it has now been disclosed that there were other people in the house at the time of the shooting, why didn’t Gilbert PD or Media outlet issue an apology or a retraction. Nothing but silence from corporate media, I guess the truth does not fit their pre-planned agenda to destroy the character of Mr. Ready and cast him as a crazed white supremacist, Neo-Nazi.

The Gilbert PD may have committed a felony crime; every corporate media source that rushed to judgment in the race to destroy Mr. Ready’s reputation and attack the White Supremacist, Neo-Nazi may have committed a felony as well. The crime of Criminal liable is a felony, you see committing suicide is a crime in Arizona. Mr. Ready did not commit suicide; he was killed in cold blood. The media frenzy powered by irresponsible media hack reporters like Stephen Lemons, who fail at the basic responsibilities of journalism, are now exposed to the very real possibility of being charged with the felony crime of criminal liable, A criminal complaint  will be filed with the State Attorney General’s office to bring Justice for J.T.

Mr. Ready has a surviving mother and brother who have lost a son. They will no difficulty in finding competent legal counsel who is eager to take the civil case on contingency, Justice for J.T. Will be costly for the Corporate Main Stream Media, but justice will be served. Criminal Liable must be taken seriously. J.T. deserves justice and so do the other victims.

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20 Responses to "Murder in Arizona – Was Ready a “State Sponsored Killing?”"

  1. Lydia D.  May 11, 2012 at 9:24 am

    spoke with my mom at (0900) who lives about a block away, there have been helicopters buzzing around the same place for about an hour.

  2. whodareswings  May 9, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    J.T. Ready FBI documents:

    A) The search warrant was drawn up on the day of the shootings itself;

    B) They go in the house and find cases of grenades. Army trucks rolled up twenty minutes after the first call came in to retrieve and carry away these items. Or to deliver them to the site?

    C) FBI admits that two other unidentified vehicles, described by eyewitnesses (although not in these documents) as containing Hispanic males, were seen near the house before the shootings.

  3. cascadedavid  May 9, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    “and then they took the babies out of the incubators, and left them laying on the floor!”

  4. lonsdalethepompous  May 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    Mike- please take care, and in the future avoid making irresponsible statements urging violence. Few bright or good souls have any fondness fo drug dealers, and some fool can go off half-cocked and get HIMSELF in trouble going after such garbage.

    Something else. This ‘witness’ girl who was there might not have seen much- or anything. She could have been hiding in a spot like a closet or under a bed where she was unable to observe what was going on. I speak from personal experience.

  5. The Rahnameh  May 9, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Police SHOULD only place her in protective custody if they believed her to be seriously threatened.
    Police SHOULD do many things. They could have granted the protective custody for less than serious threats (like to protect a child who is in emotional shock of a pretty grand nature from a media frenzy).

    Something isn’t right in Arizona — you are surely right.

  6. foo  May 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

    “…She states there was an argument and then gunshots. When she went to investigate, she found everyone dead…”

    If this be true, then she is not a witness to the commission of the crimes. If this be true, then why is she in protective custody?

    This doesn’t make any sense. Something isn’t right here.

    Did she see something which contradicts the official version, and the cops believe that she might be in danger, so that’s why they have her in protective custody? Or did she see something which contradicts the official version, and the cops want to keep her from talking?

  7. The Rahnameh  May 9, 2012 at 6:29 am

    The 911 calls don’t provide any evidence that the girl actually witnessed the killings. She states there was an argument and then gunshots. When she went to investigate, she found everyone dead. It sounds authentic for numerous reasons. If an intelligence agency forged the second tape with the girl crying, then that intelligence agency has ascended to a new level of workmanship.

    The first tape is suspect. The woman who is reporting the domestic violence charge is not exasperated until she supposedly sees something. That tape could have been faked.

    Regardless, Arizona is no coincidence. There is only one group of people that cause misery and suffering like this for political gain and charade while everyone else is just trying to live.

  8. JS  May 9, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Things are looking up a little, in the battle against illegal immigration. Yesterday the voters of Indiana booted out Sen. Lugar, Senator for 36 years. The candidates of Democrats, GOP, and Libertarians all have decent positions on the issue.

  9. foo  May 8, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    “…The Gilbert Police Department had witness 17 year old Brittany Modero in protective custody…”

    Have people missed the significance of this?

    If the events really were a murder-suicide, then what is she a witness to?

    If the events really were a murder-suicide, then the shooter is dead. So what is she being protected from?

    If you’ve seen the DVD set “Evidence of Revision,” then you recall the sequence in which an LAPD officer browbeat Sandy Serrano, in an attempt to get her to recant her story about seeing “the woman in the polka dot dress.”

    If the events weren’t really a murder-suicide, and if Brittany Modero saw the real events, and if she sticks to her story, whatever that might be, then her life is in danger.

  10. Mike  May 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Regardless this is a tragedy! And thank you ALL AT VT.

  11. Mike Harris  May 8, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    Don’t now yet, if they are real.


  12. Mike  May 8, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    The Phoenix New Times has posted these 911 calls.
    Are they real?

  13. Latney Davis  May 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Mike, you are “staying on the scent” and keeping the truth alive. This is very much appreciated by the likes of me. It isn’t just this incident, but EVERYTHING literally in-our-face that is contributing to ONE very basic FACT…WE ARE NECK DEEP IN THE RUBICON. Do WE turn back, or continue the “crossing”?

    The entire “system” ( I still call for ‘IT’ to be demolished from the top-to-the-ground) is COMPLETELY CORRUPT and without a single redeemable quality. No “legal action” or other “system substantiated” effort will elicite justice for J.T. Ready, or the massive corruption that Arizona now has the privilege of representing for all of US.

    I have grown “bone weary” of TALKING the TALK. Honestly, isn’t it time WE WALK THE WALK? All other options are moot. Election fraud, judicial fraud, law en-farcement fraud, occupy movement fraud, tea party fraud, agent provocateur fraud, bankster fraud, nonFederal reserve fraud, Wall street fraud, military industrial complex fraud, Israel first fraud, phoney drug war fraud, keeping the prison system full fraud, presidential fraud, congressional fraud, Iran as a nuclear threat fraud, 9/11 fraud, Oklahoma City bombing fraud, etc. ad infinitum. ( And this is the “short list”)

    WE THE PEOPLE have become the “4th Estate”. Otherwise, no such thing exist in this “country”. TIME TO CROSS THE RUBICON!!! To turn back now…suicide. And in ALL probability…exactly like the OFFICIAL version of J.T. Ready and family, and COUNTLESS OTHERS.

  14. DaveE  May 8, 2012 at 9:20 am

    I made the mistake of reading the “comments” made to the Stephen Lemons post you reference. I think it probably ruined my day.

    The media IS “mind” control, if Americans have any “mind” left to control, that is.

    This was SO OBVIOUSLY a mob hit. But since the Jewish-controlled media has brainwashed us to believe mobsters are Sicilian or Latino, not Jewish, the real mobsters stay invisible.

    Bugsy Siegel, Meyer Lansky, Mickey Cohen, Dutch Schultz I could go on. If we want to know who is behind the BIG cartels (though not all) I think we should ask our neighbors to the south give us a list of some Jewish-Latino names and start doing some cross-referencing.

  15. The Rahnameh  May 8, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Whilst money is power, organized crime tends to have the upper hand.

    The cure to the apathy that grips the masses is only one thing: rage. The truth does not enrage the public unless it is bite-sized.

  16. JS  May 8, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Thanks, Mike. If the FBI and US Marshals don’t expose the killers of JT Ready, it will be the death blow to any trust that “we the people” could have for federal law enforcement. Yes, JT was killed because he trusted. I have already learned that lesson, as I’m sure VT readers have. I’m waiting to see what the feds do now.

    As for the other 5 states you mentioned in your article, maybe you could write briefly about them?
    “under the control of Mexican cartels and a combination of police and motorcycle gangs that distributed a dozen or more drugs, gaining full control of over half of Arizona, and coming close in 5 similar states”

    I have concerns about New Mexico, have business there. Government and police are complaining about an influx of illegals from Arizona, since the Arizona crackdown.

  17. foo  May 7, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    “…The Gilbert Police Department had witness 17 year old Brittany Modero in protective custody…”

    Protective custody — yeah, right. I wonder if she is being given the Sandy Serrano treatment.

    Perhaps we should start a cause-of-death pool here:

    Anaphylactic reaction to a food that she had never before been allergic to?

    Shot during transfer to a “safe” house or hotel room?


  18. wolf  May 7, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I can’t tell you how much this story pisses me off. In fact, I took the time to find Stephen Lemons’ ‘NewTimes’ email address and I wrote him a little note to express my disgust and outrage.

    I tried to post the link here. It seems to have gotten lost in cyber-space, but you can google it and let this slimy MF’r know just how you feel. We’re mad as hell and we aren’t gonna take it anymore.

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