The cult of Mormonism was the pathway for the cartels into the Southwest. Their history of social control, use of violence, crooked courts, rigged elections and theocratic government made them as much of a gang as the cartels. Partnership was natural.
Now they have their own Mormon/Drug Cartel presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Police started none of this. Tthey are simply the face of the criminal element, protected by guns and badges and easily tasked as drug couriers, hit men and capable of managing and derailing any investigation.
No One in Arizona Could Write this Story and Live
America, Downsized, Criminalized and “Blue Gang” Controlled
The suspects were arrested for various crimes such as prostitution, drug possession, identity theft, weapons charges and attempted murder.
Detectives were watching the Inn Suites Hotel in Guadalupe for alleged marijuana trafficking when they realized the hotel was being used for an even larger prostitution ring, Arpaio said. The management and owners were unaware the ring was going on according to detectives.
Detectives launched an investigation after they confronted a hotel guest who admitted he had just visited a prostitute in one of the rooms. He found her information from Backpage.com, an Internet website owned and operated by the Phoenix-based Village Voice Media group, police said. Village Voice Media publishes 17 alternative newspapers across the country, including the New Times in Phoenix.
According to detectives, almost every connection between prostitute and customer came from advertisements for “escort services” in Backpage.com. Undercover detectives contacted the women through the Backpage.com site and arranged to meet them at a number of hotels along on the I-10 Baseline Road corridor. When money was requested for sex, detectives arrested the suspects.
At least 50 cases in 22 states have launched investigations tying Village Voice Media to illegal sex trade businesses.
The DOJ’s 2011 Drug Market Analysis for Arizona stated the cartels “have begun to threaten local police officers to deter their enforcement activities. Violent criminal groups often referred to as border bandits, rip crews or bajadores, operate along trafficking corridors in remote locations, preying upon law enforcement officers and smugglers who transit their territories.”
The report also detailed the expanded use by the cartels of street gangs in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. Local gangs such as Brown Pride distribute methamphetamine, marijuana and heroin at the street level in Tucson, while the New Mexican Mafia controls such sales in Phoenix.
Of course, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was killed on Tuesday evening, in a single vehicle crash while on his way to join his sons on a hunting trip near White Horse Lake in Coconino County.
According to a Coconino County Sheriff’s Office press release, an unidentified driver was actually following Sheriff Deaver on a desolate stretch of Forest Service Road 109, but lost sight of his 4-wheel-drive 2008 Chevrolet pickup for a brief period.
Then, the driver “saw what appeared to be a cloud of dust and, as he came closer, he learned that the vehicle had rolled over and was resting on its wheels.”
The witness told 911 operators: “he did not detect any signs of life from the single occupant of the vehicle.”
The case remains under investigation and, as of Friday afternoon, Coconino County Medical Examiner, Trish Lee, had not yet released Deaver’s autopsy report.
Ready was being followed by local police while out on an errand. Two local police, reputedly his “friends,” showed up at the home to wait for him.
Police then executed Ready’s girlfriend, her older daughter, her boyfriend, one younger child while another child was hiding under the bed.
Had the killings been done by Ready, no child would have been under the bed nor would the execution style killings, typical cartel shootings, have been the method used. This was a carefully ordered “hit.”
Ready then returned home and while talking on his mobile phone, was gunned down in a hail of fire. No shots were fired from the two weapons he carried.
Unnamed suspects fled the house and left in two black cars. No one has said they are unmarked police cars.
What Ready was “about” was the realization that he had to go to after endemic corruption through armed resistance. His failing is that he turned to law enforcement for help and was murdered as anyone who tries to reform law enforcement from “within or without” is, by the “blue gang.”
Criminality in law enforcement begins in Washington and dozens of long serving members of congress hold high positions in organized crime groups.
Congress supplies the “middle managers” for worldwide organized crime, voting special laws to protect criminal groups, pushing billions in federal funding into contractors controlled by organized crime, helping create armed gangs under the guise of “military contractors” and, when needed, acting as financial couriers themselves while on “junkets.”
Does it end there? Or has it gone too far? Is it now everywhere?