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Upset with Sheriff Babeu

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Posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:00 am

One would think that law enforcement officers would enforce the law rather than try to circumvent it.  Apparently Pinal County Sheriff Babeu missed that part of his orientation to be a sheriff.  He said his appearance in Oracle on the 16th was to provide information to the community about these undocumented minors, something he said that the federal government wasn’t doing.

Two things.  First, he should get better informants because whoever “leaked” that a busload of undocumented minors would be housed at a facility in Oracle was wrong.  It was a busload of kids on their way to a YMCA camp that the demonstrators scared.  Second he should be better informed as to why this humanitarian crisis is happening.  Basically it is because of a 2008 Bush era law - no, I’m not blaming former President Bush.  This is taken from an June 2014 ABC report:  “Unaccompanied minors fall under the bipartisan law, William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, which passed the House and Senate unanimously and was signed into law by President George W. Bush.” Probably the last time legislature was passed unanimously.

 Had he been better informed he would not have been passing out propaganda blaming President Obama for the humanitarian crisis. He should have been passing out excerpts of the 2008 law, not trying to incite demonstrators against it.  That is not what I would call law enforcement’s job.

 Now he is asking for $5,000 to have “the resources necessary to share the news.....”.  Really?  Sharing the news about the 2008 law, or “stirring up discourse”? Specifically what is the $5,000 for?

 Well, it is time for Sheriff Babeu to be back in the news.  The last time we heard about him was his association with an adult male illegal immigrant.   Now his fuss is with undocumented minor children who are fleeing their home country to save their lives.  Or is it just about a dislike of President Obama? 


Jerry Lujan,


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