Comment: Neo-Nazi J.T. Ready, associate of Russell Pearce, the sponsor of Arizona’s recent and highly controversial immigration legislation, is launching a para-military border patrol operation.
Note the resonance and political overlap between this milieu and the GOP’s Palin/Tea Party types, who use the same anti-immigrant rhetorical stance.
Excerpt: Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu recently announced that “drug cartels” control the area in his county where deputy Louie Puroll was allegedly shot at, and where two men were recently gunned down.
Now Babeu may be getting some assistance from an unwelcome and unsavory source: Vigilantes led by National Socialist Movement member J.T. Ready.
As I blogged back in May, Ready and fellow neo-Nazi Harry Hughes have been going on illegal alien “patrols” in Pinal County’s Vekol Valley, dressed in camouflage and armed with assault rifles. . . .