As we head into the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, Sheriff Paul Babeu of Pinal County, Arizona, is warning citizens of the dangers they may face.
MIKE HUCKABEE: “Based on credible information about recent Mexican drug cartel violence, Sheriff Paul Babeu is warning campers, hikers, mountain bikers and all-terrain vehicle riders of the elevated risks of being out in certain areas of Pinal County this holiday weekend. Sheriff Babeu encourages those who are using the back roads, campsites and trails in the known smuggling corridors of western Pinal County to be very cautious and consider carrying a firearm when in these wilderness areas.”
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Babeu said his warning stems from President Obama’s lack of action.
BABEU: Look no further than the signs President Obama has erected in my county that literally, written in English, warn American citizens that it’s not safe to travel here. So, in law enforcement we call that a clue. And the president is literally, it’s a sign of surrendering, quite frankly, this area to the cartels instead of joining the fight with me and Border Patrol agents on the ground bringing a heavy hand of enforcement against these cartels. And the president, instead of helping us, instead of securing the border at the border, has been releasing violent, dangerous, convicted criminals into my county and to my state.