Goldman Sachs/Village Voice Tied To Human Trafficking and Teen Prostitution, Seen As “Cover-up Informants”
By Gordon Duff and Mike Harris
Latest from Arizona: A late breaking report; a local blogger, Steve Lemon, according to BATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms), has been lighting up the telephone lines of, not only their agency, but the FBI and DEA. Lemon even admitted, last Thursday, to recruiting FBI informants.
This was such a big secret and he was so worried about their safety that he put it in his column. Our question is:
“Are these real undercover informants or ‘double agents’ peddling disinformation? When did the FBI start turning to the likes of this to do their job?”
It’s one thing demonstrating bias mislabeled as “political correctness,” it’s something else to use dirty hands to try to manipulate federal authorities to fight your battles. His reports have been against other journalists, personal enemies (of which he has countless) and the chosen targets of the New York bank, Goldman Sachs.
Now our other knowledgeable sources tell us that Goldman Sachs is active in the region, running Lemons employer, Village Voice Media, a local news agency that loses money, in order to protect their international interests in the region. Visibly we see a local shopping rag in charge, two mediocrities and a once famous paper, home of Norman Mailer, now selling “hand jobs” from grade school tarts.
In Kristof’s March column, “Financiers and Sex Trafficking,” he highlighted the financial backers of (VVM – Village Voice Media), such as Goldman Sachs, which held a 16% stake… “Goldman Sachs was mortified when I began inquiring last week about its stake in America’s leading Web site for prostitution ads,” Kristof wrote. “It began working frantically to unload its shares, and on Friday afternoon….Last month he featured a teen prostitute whose services are sold via Backpage.
VVM has defended its right to adult classifieds, but now it’s starting to hit where it hurts, with advertisers pulling ads. H&M, Pfitzer Pharmaceutical, IKEA, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy and the Miami Dolphins have all joined Change.org’s campaign to pull advertisements from VVM in protest.
VVM has 123 moderators reviewing the content of (VVM) to try to identify ads for underage prostitution, Forbes reported. The company has adamantly argued, however, that both the problem of child sex trafficking in the United States and (VVM)’s involvement in the trade have been exaggerated. (Editor’s note: “Yeah, right…however…”)
At heart, VVM’s adult section traffics in the sale of minors for sex. A recent study by trade group AIM Group, found that (VVM) accounts for about 81% of all online prostitution ad revenue in the United States…..”
They are, among others, laundering drug money, financing smuggled diamonds, weapons and narcotics. We have no direct information that Mr. Lemon is involved in all of these acts but that he has been directed by and is employed by those who are and has purposefully lied to readers and federal officers, invented terror threats, invented crimes and has been keeping law enforcement away from his employer.
Until now, most thought him only vindictive and incompetent, yes, and perhaps grossly dishonest. We now have reason to suspect it goes much much further than that.
In a 2 plus hour debriefing, senior federal law enforcement gave us more than we will ever need, connected dots we never knew existed.
An informant close to Ready, member of the U.S. Border guards, reported that one of the shooters dropped his gun at the scene. It was recovered by Gilbert, Arizona police but this weapon had not been disclosed to news or other authorities.
J.T. texted his friend, “PJ” moments before his death. Previous to this, J.T. had told “PJ” that “the Angels” were gunning for him. J.T.’s primary concern was raising money for a “night scope” to fend off the expected assassins.
The FBI and Gilbert PD have copies of this text message exonerating J.T. Ready but purposefully misled press.
Additionally, accusations of “terrorism” and “killing Mexicans” made by an FBI spokesman were “fantasies” traced back to calls from the Village Voice Media, a source we had hoped the FBI might have done a more thorough background check on.
Sheriff’s candidate J.T. Ready’ body was discovered along with his family, either a murder/suicide or ambush/execution. Ready, of Mormon heritage, had been fighting a running battle with the local Village Voice and Steve Lemon over issues of “decency” and the Voice’s support for an “open border” and an end to all immigration controls.
Ready questioned both the Voice and Lemon as being “pro-crime” though there is no evidence of their involvement in the killings. J.T. told VT reporters:
“I see them as traitors. Peddling the rhetoric of “poor immigrants” no longer applies. We are being flooded with drug couriers and terrorists. Several hundred thousand illegals went back to Mexico recently because the job situation there for real workers is actually better. The “Voice agenda” smells of organized crime, not “liberal heartbreak.”
One disturbing fact upsets the common misreporting and the police coverup. Ready had never fired a weapon, had no GSR (gun-shot residue) on his hands or clothing and his weapons, a .223 rifle and 9mm pistol were unfired.
All information about the ballistics of this shooting has been withheld. The results of the autopsies have been withheld. In fact, calling this a “crime scene” at all is an abuse of the term. Forensics did everything but burn down the house and use a fire hose on the neighborhood.
The news and police had lied about this and so much more. Now Ready, a flawed man, as imperfect as many, is the victim of a smear campaign orchestrated, oddly enough by a publication owned by Wall Street bank, Goldman/Sachs and police agencies under investigation for accepting bribes from narcotics cartels.
We will lay out the truth, if you can “handle it”
I interviewed Ready not long before he died. He, along with other regional Sheriffs/candidates had asked Veterans Today for our support and the best known of them for me to come out and appear on stage with him. This was not “J.T. Ready.”
Mike Harris interviewed Ready twice before and was photographed near him when Ready attended Republican Party gatherings. Mike was then the GOP candidate for Governor of Arizona. The purpose of this is clear, after the Zimmerman shooting, the piracy and executions on the Mavi Marmara, Libya and so many other times when real military and intelligence leaders could only speak through Veterans Today to protect American freedoms and openly express support for justice and equality, things in short supply around here now, it is time for me to “take the gloves off.”
Here are some facts that the news suppressed, police lied about, agencies have misled the public on. Later we will talk about who Ready was, the real person. The story isn’t going to be pretty.
9 days ago, 4 people were killed at 1pm in Gilbert, Arizona. Among them was J.T. Ready who had most recently been seen running for sheriff of Pinal County Arizona, and defending “Occupy” protestors. This wasn’t the J.T. Ready of years before, during his one visit to the NSM. Mike Harris checked with that organization, one Ready was said to be closely aligned to. The NSM regional director said that J.T. Ready only attended one meeting, years ago.
Careful investigation of the National Socialist Movement or “NSM” showed us several things:
- J. T. Ready was not an active member.
- Their beliefs are 90% “Ron Paul” or “Libertarian” with a bit of “Progressive” mixed in. In fact, none of this fits together, as though someone were “trying too hard.”
- They have reprehensible racial policies that parallel, not Nazi Germany but, in fact, the Likuist ultra-nationalists of Israel. They are an apartheid group.
- They are very small and deeply infiltrated and influenced by the Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League, two groups that fund and back “white supremacist” groups as a way of raising funds from Jews and African Americans.
- In fact, most “white supremacist” groups are, as investigations have shown, organized and funded by Jewish groups as a way of raising funds. If only I were kidding.
Several years ago, Mike Harris reproached J.T. Ready for his short term association with this group, the NSM pointing out these obvious facts:
- How can you be a constitutionalist and favor apartheid at the same time. This is why Veterans Today has placed Israel on their list of “least democratic states” with North Korea and others.
- J.T. Ready served in the United States Marine Corps. This organization has a significant Hispanic presence, African American also, has Jews serving too, and members of all of these groups have given their lives for America.
- Ready admitted his error but was not interviewed by or spoken with by Harris for 2 years.
Ready then formed the US Border Guards. The organization had an active working relationship with ICE, Homeland Security and the DEA. Ready socialized with members of these organizations and various Arizona police groups. He told Mike Harris, in a 2012 interview that it was at the recommendation of the DEA that he run for sheriff of Pinal County. To quote Ready:
“My friends at the DEA said they needed someone like me as sheriff there, someone who would finally stand up to the drug gangs that were running the county. They said they were tired of having local law enforcement ‘always looking the other way’ when it came to drug cartels and organized crime.”
Thus, when Harris interviewed Mike Caputo of the FBI who said they suspected the US Border Guards to be a “terrorist organization,” we wonder if they were aware that they were closely affiliated with several federal law enforcement groups and received, not just enthusiastic support but, just perhaps, more than a little financial and tactical help as well.
It is believed, not without reason, that Ready received financial backing from US agencies.
Ready, during an interview, asked us to keep the following information out of our publication. In fact, we were planning nothing at all on his group but this is what he said.
“I am currently on a list to be ‘hit’ by the Hells Angels. A Federal task force investigating this group and their control of the huge methamphetamine business so openly under way in Maricopa County had requested that I approach the “Angels” and see what I could learn.”
Does this make Ready a “confidential informant?” If so, then the statements by some federal officials might be attempts to place blame on Ready as the murder of a Federal “CI” is considered “career death” for any handler. Who was J.T. Ready’s federal handler, was it FBI, DEA, Border Patrol or a combination?
When I interviewed Ready by phone in late 2011, he had asked for backing by Veterans Today for his candidacy. As a “progressive” and “equal opportunity” type, not to mention Jew, I am surprised how many of such invitations I get, to support the right wing extremists who represent the mainstream in Arizona. I can understand the politics because I understand the challenges. What I don’t care for is when “law and order” and psychopathic behavior tend to go together in “Bushlike” fashion. But, as to J.T., I knew nothing about him.
I then checked with a senior retired FBI agent living nearby, a long time friend and co-worker, who warned me of Ready’s reputation as being a “loose cannon.”
I can give you my impression, that of Mike Harris and others that knew Ready:
- Ready was, by 2011, politically no longer aligned with the NSM but rather a “populist” and, though running as a Democrat, very conservative.
- Those who worked around him found him stubborn, fearless, at times abrasive and very difficult to say the least.
- He believed that the drug cartels were receiving protection in Washington by their “affiliation” with “Jewish gangsters” in Las Vegas who worked with one very well known local sheriff who was being blackmailed by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. (This last bit, the blackmail, we verified through high ranking federal sources. The issue was tied to President Obama’s birth certificate and a the habit a certain sheriff to play “fast and loose” with tax payer money, mistreat prisoners and divert county funds meant to support his office to personal use.) We do not represent this as a statement of fact, simply information passed on by a high ranking official who has been a reliable source in the past.
- Ready’s personality, and I am an amateur with only intelligence and law enforcement training in profiling, (limited but experienced) showed no outward signs of PTSD, suicidal depression but did show signs of narcissism.
- Ready was capable of being physically abusive but was highly protective of children and would never harm a child.
I then looked into the the crime itself, the homicide, which is still under investigation by county law enforcement and the State’s Office of Attorney General.
I questioned two senior “feds,” one FBI (former/much higher ranked than any working the case) and an Army intelligence officer who worked in Israel for years, has a graduate degree in psychology and is both highly decorated and has held the highest security clearances including working as G2 of the primary American army group in Europe at the height of the Cold War.
He had the following to say:
“The cartels are unlikey to have killed Ready and his family. The profile of the slayings is that of motorcycle gangs aligned with the cartels that control key government and law enforcement positions in Northern Arizona and are aligned with a former group known as the “Vietnam Veterans Motorcycle Club.” From what I have been told, this group is now comprised of recent veterans, many highly qualified, who, faced with homelessness and unemployment, now ‘rent themselves out’ to assist cartel and the Hells Angels with intelligence and trained assassination squads.
The ‘Angels’ are very paranoid, perhaps rightly so, of penetration and of electronic surveillance. They are very sophisticated, highly organized, extremely competent and politically powerful in Arizona. Their income comes from 97% methamphetamine, produced by the Mexican cartels, vastly superior to the low quality local product, and they and the cartels, have significantly penetrated, not just law enforcement groups, but the governments of several counties. They have been the target of a major federal task force and many arrests have been made but they still represent a viable threat.
The Ready slayings appear more likely to have been their work, not the ‘Angels,’ but this new group, young veterans, rather than murder/suicide. It is also possible local police agencies may have assisted. Federal authorities are very aware of this but currently, as far as I know, have not been tasked with investigating police agencies that are under very official suspicion.”
A simple look at what happened 9 days ago, what we should have learned and why we have been lied to so consistently at every level, especially the well orchestrated cover up by the press, the accusation which take a grain of truth and burn a mountain of fact, these things have led me to look at shortcomings in the current investigation. I don’t think these are accidents. Thus, I think some force, perhaps threat, perhaps payoff, perhaps both, has led to the disinformation the public is working from.
We have heard that J.T. was a “Nazi.” We now know that has been used to cover something else. This tells us that organizations that use that accusation are doing so because the things J.T. had actually been concerned about, organized crime, which he referred to as “Jewish” in origin, though organized crime comes in all shapes and colors, may be accurate.
His death and lies in the press point at a relationship between the Vegas casino gangs, which we know have a relationship with Mitt Romney and other GOP top officials, the Mexican Cartels and some among the Obama administration.
No clean hands anywhere….it seems.
The killings themselves are a question.
The big issues we are dealing with are:
- 9/11 call by survivor hiding under a bed that supposedly said JT was involved. This is a lie. How could someone like Ready, who lived in a home for years suddenly forget a potential victim hiding under a bed? This is proof of cartel or police or both complicity in the shootings. Alteration of the 9/11 tape puts police into the picture as suspects. It also makes it impossible for JT to have been involved. Were he involved, how could there be a survivor that was “unknown” in a house he lived in for years? This is proof the killers were not familiar with the family.
- Victims were executed, shot in the back of the head. This is not how any “crime of passion” has ever happened, no murder/suicide has ever involved systematic executions. The FBI knows this, the police know this, even the idiots at the press know this. This is proof of a coverup.
- When JT was found, he had not fired a weapon and his .223 rifle had a full clip. There were no empty clips nor matching “brass” from this weapon. Same for his 9mm pistol. This is incontrovertible proof he was not involved.
- “Brass” discovered at the scene didn’t match any weapon at the scene, which is proof the killers fled. Some matched the type and caliber used by law enforcement, .40.
- There was never a “walk through” nor any even wildly believable scenario presented, something unheard of. Think of the Zimmerman case, and the discussions there. There are no discussions here. Why?
- The unedited 9/11 call mentioned shooters in the house who were NOT J.T. Why was this edited out and why hasn’t the survivor, uninjured, an adult, 18 years old, been interviewed by police.
- Why are there no descriptions of suspects, of the two cars seen leaving the house, why has none of his been released to either the news or other law enforcement agencies. If the shooters were gangs tied to police in Northern Arizona, as believed, is this the reason? Were the shooters local off duty police who knew J.T. well and occasionally socialized with him. It was mentioned that “visitors” were expected. Many of J.T.s “visitors” were law enforcement as he was candidate for sheriff and, while alive, the actual front runner.
Veterans Today was active in bringing about a full investigation of the Zimmerman case which led to a suspect arrest. Prior to our strong involvement, the victim was being presented in the press as the criminal by many news organizations.
This situation is deeply parallel.
Since the murders this change in political events in the Pinal County Sheriff’s race has occurred. Carefully read the official announcement below, published yesterday, and undertand that this plays a critical part in recent events.
We aren’t here to defend J.T. Ready but we are here to speak for 4 murder victims, for justice, for the protection of the United States from organized crime and international drug cartels. What we seem to be seeing is not “confusion” or “misinformation” but “disinformation” and wide complicity in criminal activity that involves large news organizations, police agencies and some very unclear behavior by several divisions of the US government.
We have been drowning in lies while murderers and drug dealers have been allowed to run free, assisted by police and the media.
We suspect we have found a conspiracy.
YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.
An FBI Agent who identified himself as the agent in charge of the case indicated ti me in a discussion two days ago that this was an open homicide, just yesterday the Gilbert Police Department in a news conference stated that same thing. Not only that The Criminal Investigation Division of the Maricopa Attorney’s Office also considers this an open homicide.
What does “Open” mean?? Open means that all these agencies do not know who did this crime. Yet they public has been told that Mr. Ready committed this, but Mr. Ready is currently dead.
How can we have a surviving witness to a homicide if this was a murder/suicide and the only person to be tried is dead. This does not seem like a witness, this seems like a hostage.
To quote Obi Wan from Star Wars, “These aren’t the droids you want” , there was never any serious forensic work done, never a real investigation, just a great deal of posturing for the press, the facts of the case contradict every words law enforcement has ever said.
But we have an “open” case.
You can’t have it both ways.
The Police have lied, the press has lied, and we have a witness.
This witness, an 18 year old girl, could be interviewed on 60 Minutes, should be, could use the $250,000 from CBS to pay for her education.
We have all seen this 100 times before. Now we see nothing, all we have is the smell. This smells like conspiracy, this smells like cover-up.
Appendix, NSM Creed (information purposes only, not on any way supported by VT)
What we did do is look into their website, the “National Socialist Movement” and have chosen to provide our readers with their creed to examine and comment on, something no other organizations has bothered with:
25 POINTS OF AMERICAN NATIONAL SOCIALISM
- We demand the union of all Whites into a greater America on the basis of the right of national self-determination.
- We demand equality of rights for the American people in its dealings with other nations, and the revocation of the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the World Bank, the North American Free Trade Agreement, the World Trade Organization, and the International Monetary Fund.
- We demand land and territory (colonies) to feed our people and to settle surplus population.
- Only members of the nation may be citizens of the state. Only those of pure White blood, whatever their creed, may be members of the nation. Non-citizens may live in America only as guests and must be subject to laws for aliens. Accordingly, no Jew or homosexual may be a member of the nation.
- The right to vote on the State government and legislation shall be enjoyed by citizens of the state alone.We therefore demand that all official appointments, of whatever kind, whether in the nation, in the states or in smaller localities, shall be held by none but citizens.We oppose the corrupting parliamentary custom of filling posts merely in accordance with party considerations and special interests-without reference to character or abilities.
- We demand that the State shall make it its primary duty to provide a livelihood for its citizens. If it should prove impossible to feed the entire population, foreign nationals (non-citizens) will be deported.
- All non-White immigration must be prevented. We demand that all non-Whites currently residing in America be required to leave the nation forthwith and return to their land of origin: peacefully or by force.
- All citizens shall have equal rights and duties, regardless of class or station.
- It must be the first duty of every citizen to perform physical or mental work. The activities of the individual must not clash within the framework of the community and be for the common good.We therefore demand:
- The abolition of incomes unearned by work The breaking of interest slavery.
- In view of the enormous personal sacrifices of life and property demanded of a nation by any war, personal enrichment from war must be regarded as a crime against the nation. We therefore demand the ruthless confiscation of all war profits.
- We demand the nationalization of all businesses which have been formed into corporations (trusts).
- We demand economic reform suitable to our national requirements;
- The prohibition of pro-Marxist unions and their supplantation with National Socialist trade unions;The passing of a law instituting profit-sharing in large industrial enterprises;The creation of a livable wage;The restructuring of social security and welfare to include drug testing for welfare recipients;The immediate discontinuation of all taxes on things of life’s necessity, such as food, clothing, shelter, medicine etc.:The replacement of the current tax system with a flat-rate tax based on income.
- We demand the treasonable system of health care be completely revolutionized.We demand an end to the status quo in which people die or rot away from lack of proper treatment due to the failure of their medical coverage, Health Maintenance Organization, or insurance policy.We further demand the extensive development of insurance for old age and that prescription drugs be made both affordable and accessible.
- We demand the creation and maintenance of a healthy middle class, the immediate communalizing of big department stores and their lease at a cheap rate to small traders, and that the utmost consideration shall be shown to all small trades in the placing of state and municipal orders.
- We demand a land reform suitable to our national requirements, that shall be twofold in nature:The primary land reform will be to ensure all members of the nation receive affordable housing. The party as such stands explicitly for private property.However, we support the passing of a law for the expropriation of land for communal purposes without compensation when deemed necessary for land illegally acquired, or not administered in accordance with the national welfare.We further demand the abolition of ground rent, the discontinuation of all taxes on property, and the prohibition of all speculation in land.The secondary land reform will be to ensure the environmental integrity of the nation is preserved;By setting aside land for national wildlife refuges;By cleaning the urban, agricultural, and hydrographical (water) areas of the nation;By creating legislation regulating the amount of pollution, carbon dioxide, greenhouse gases , and toxins released into the atmosphere;And for the continued research and development of clean burning fuels and energy sources.
- We demand the ruthless prosecution of those whose activities are injurious to the common interest. Murderers, rapists, pedophiles, drug dealers, usurers, profiteers, race traitors, etc. must be severely punished, whatever their creed or race.
- We demand that Roman edict law, which serves a materialistic new world order, be replaced by Anglo-Saxon common law.
- The state must consider a thorough reconstruction of our national system of education with the aim of opening up to every able and hardworking American the possibility of higher education and of thus obtaining advancement.The curricula of all educational establishments must be brought into line with the requirements of practical life.The aim of the school must be to give the pupil, beginning with the first sign of intelligence, a grasp of the state of the nation through the study of civic affairs.We demand the education of gifted children of poor parents, whatever their class or occupation, at the expense of the state.
- The state must ensure that the nation’s health standards are raised by protecting mothers, infants, and the unborn:By prohibiting abortion and euthanasia, except in cases of rape, incest, race-mixing, or mental retardation By prohibiting child labor and ending the rudiments of child abuse, alcoholism, and drug addiction.By creating conditions to make possible the reestablishment of the nuclear family in which the father works while the mother stays at home and takes care of the children if they so choose.By taking away the economic burden associated with childbirth and replacing it with a structured system of pay raises for those that give birth to healthy babies, thereby returning the blessing associated with children.To further ensure that the nation’s health standards are raised, legislation shall be passed promoting physical strength and providing for compulsory gymnastics and sports, and by the extensive support of clubs engaged in the physical training of youth.
- We demand the right to bear arms for law-abiding citizens.
- We demand the abolition of the mercenary army, the end to the over-use of our military as a ‘Meals-on-Wheels’ program in foreign lands of no vital interest to our nation; and the formation of a true national service for the defense of our race and nation. One that excludes: non-Americans, criminals, and sensitivity training.
- We demand legal warfare on deliberate political mendacity and its dissemination in the press. To facilitate the creation of a national press we demand:(a) That all editors of and contributors to newspapers appearing in the English language must be members of the nation;(b) That no non-American newspapers may appear without the express permission of the State. They must not be written in the English language;(c) That non-Whites shall be prohibited by law from participating financially in or influencing American newspapers, and that the penalty for contravening such a law shall be the suppression of any such newspapers, and the immediate deportation of the non-Americans involved.The publishing of papers which are not conducive to the national welfare must be forbidden. We demand the legal prosecution of all those tendencies in art and literature which corrupt our national life, and the suppression of cultural events which violate this demand.
- We demand absolute religious freedom for all denominations in the State, provided they do not threaten its existence nor offend the moral feelings of the White race. The Party combats the Jewish-materialistic spirit within and without us, and is convinced that our nation can achieve permanent health only from within on the basis of the principle: The common good before self-interest.To put the whole program into effect, we demand the creation of a strong central national government for the nation; the unconditional authority of the political central parliament over the entire nation and its organizations; and the formation of committees for the purpose of carrying out the general legislation passed by the nation and the various American States.
- The leaders of the movement promise to work ruthlessly-if need be to sacrifice their very lives-to translate this program into action.
–Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu Makes A Wise Choice To Stay As Sheriff
Posted: 11 May 2012 03:43 AM PDT
Friends and supporters,
First, let me say how much your friendship and support means to me. When I announced my candidacy for Congress, I promised the citizens of Pinal County that I would ensure continuity of leadership in the Sheriff’s Office. Chief Deputy Steve Henry’s candidacy not only ensured continuity of leadership, it also safeguarded the improved service we’ve delivered to Pinal families with the same passion and commitment since taking office.
The federal Office of Special Counsel has advised Chief Henry that because our office receives federal funds and Steve supervises those who are in control of federal funds, he is not able to run for Sheriff while serving as our Chief Deputy.
Chief Henry was left three choices, resign his position as Chief Deputy and run for Sheriff, withdraw his candidacy for Sheriff or transfer to a non-leadership position within our office where he would not supervise anybody who handles any federal funding. Forget the politics, none of these options are good to maintain continued success of our Sheriff’s Office. I have decided to end our congressional campaign and seek re-election as Pinal County Sheriff. Yesterday, I informed my campaign staff and our finance team of my decision to run for re-election.
Improvements in service and performance is obvious to residents and evidenced by response times being cut in half, quality annual training and state of the art equipment for staff. The 1,500 inmate Jail in Florence achieved national accreditation, becoming Arizona’s only Jail achieving this high distinction and validation of excellence.
We have enforced all laws and our deputies led the largest drug bust in Arizona history against the Sinaloa $2-3 Billion Cartel operation, netting 76 arrests and seizing 108 weapons. We have created an air operation with 2 helicopters and piper cub fixed wing aircraft at no cost to Pinal taxpayers. We have helped shape discussion on national issues of public safety, border security, illegal immigration, fighting Mexican Drug Cartels, exposing Fast and Furious and defending the constitution.
Only three years ago, just 27 patrol cars had computers to write reports, view maps and receive dispatched calls. Now every vehicle is fully equipped with the most modern equipment. Deputies and Detention Officers were not even trained or certified in First Aid and CPR training, now everyone is certified and countless lives saved by our first responders. The volunteer ranks in our Citizens on Patrol have tripled and a youth Explorer leadership program was created and has earned statewide awards in competition and volunteerism.
I thank all my friends and supporters for their help and loyal support. I ask that you understand my promise to those I serve in Pinal County. The most important issues, our performance and results as Sheriff have brought our Sheriff’s Office to prominence and this must continue. Many Pinal residents have asked me to stay as their Sheriff and continue this fight. Many worried that my voice and impact would be lost if elected as one of 435 members of Congress. I was elected because I listen and respond to the people I represent. I want to continue to serve as Sheriff and focus on performance and results of public safety. No one can argue that our Sheriff’s Office isn’t better off than four years ago.
While serving as Sheriff, I’ve always kept my promises. From ending photo radar, improving response times, providing quality training for nearly 700 full time staff and earning Jail accreditation. Every promise that I made was kept and delivered. We shall continue the true forward movement of law enforcement performance and results. In the end, that’s all that matters. I need your help and ask for your continued support as we seek re-election as Sheriff.
Paul Babeu, Sheriff Pinal County, Arizona