From Huffington Post:



PHOENIX — Minutemen groups, a surge in Border Patrol agents, and a tough new immigration law aren’t enough for a reputed neo-Nazi who’s now leading a militia in the Arizona desert.

Jason “J.T.” Ready is taking matters into his own hands, declaring war on “narco-terrorists” and keeping an eye out for illegal immigrants. So far, he says his patrols have only found a few border crossers who were given water and handed over to the Border Patrol. Once, they also found a decaying body in a wash, and alerted authorities.

But local law enforcement are nervous given that Ready’s group is heavily armed and identifies with the National Socialist Movement, an organization that believes only non-Jewish, white heterosexuals should be American citizens and that everyone who isn’t white should leave the country “peacefully or by force.”

“We’re not going to sit around and wait for the government anymore,” Ready said. “This is what our founding fathers did.”

An escalation of civilian border watches have taken root in Arizona in recent years, including the Minutemen movement. Various groups patrol the desert on foot, horseback and in airplanes and report suspicious activity to the Border Patrol, and generally, they have not caused problems for law enforcement.

But Ready, a 37-year-old ex-Marine, is different. He and his friends are outfitted with military fatigues, body armor and gas masks, and carry assault rifles. Ready takes offense at the term “neo-Nazi,” but admits he identifies with the National Socialist Movement.

“These are explicit Nazis,” said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project. “These are people who wear swastikas on their sleeves.”

Ready is a reflection of the anger over illegal immigration in Arizona. Gov. Jan Brewer signed a controversial new immigration law in April, which requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person’s immigration status if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the person is in the country illegally.

But Brewer hasn’t done enough, Ready said, and he’s not satisfied with President Barack Obama’s decision to beef up security at the border.

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said there haven’t been any incidents with the group as they patrol his jurisdiction, which includes several busy immigrant smuggling corridors. But Babeu is concerned because an untrained group acting without the authority of the law could cause “extreme problems,” and put themselves and others in danger.

“I’m not inviting them. And in fact, I’d rather they not come,” Babeu said. “Especially those who espouse hatred or bigotry such as his.”

Law enforcement officials said patrols like Ready’s could undercut the work of the thousands of officers on duty every day across the border, especially if they try to enforce the law themselves in carrying out vigilante justice.

This do it yourself vigilantism sounds like a formula for disaster. Much of the desert is no man’s land. Arizona is fortunate that there have not been any incidents. We don’t need enforcement wearing swastikas.

69 Thoughts to “Man With Neo-Nazi Ties Leads Patrols in AZ”

  1. Wolverine

    J. R. Ready. That video. That face. That voice. I just knew they were ringing bells. Aha! The late John Candy in some of his best roles!! Starryflights is probably right on this one. This whole thing will end the first time the sheriff’s deputies have to come to pull these guys out of trouble — which was exactly what that sheriff was implying. If they actually shoot someone, even faster.

  2. Wolverine

    Moon, how come you are letting the youngsters on this blog get their knickers all in a twist like this? I am sure that you, like me, remember a certain organization which had its national headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. If this nation could survive George Lincoln Rockwell, I suspect that J.R. Ready will be a piece of cake — especially given the distance we have come since Rockwell left us in 1967.

  3. I guess it was probably just fun to watch them twist and shout, Wolverine.

    As for GLR, I had forgotten all about that fool, who got his in the end. This johnny come lately might just end up as coyote snack for all we know.

    What ever happened to the guy who shot and killed GLR?

  4. Elena

    Kelly was not exactly accurate. What I found was that of the almost 12 million undocumented immigrants, approx 75 % are hispanic. THat would be 9 million people not 12 million. Here is the info from their website.

    “These are among the key findings of a new analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, which builds on previous work estimating the size and growth of the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population. A 2008 report by the Pew Hispanic Center estimated that 11.9 million unauthorized immigrants lived in the United States; it concluded that the undocumented immigrant population grew rapidly from 1990 to 2006 but has since stabilized. In this new analysis, the Pew Hispanic Center estimates that the rapid growth of unauthorized immigrant workers also has halted; it finds that there were 8.3 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. labor force in March 2008.

    Based on March 2008 data collected by the Census Bureau, the Pew Hispanic Center estimates that unauthorized immigrants are 4% of the nation’s population and 5.4% of its workforce. Their children, both those who are unauthorized immigrants themselves and those who are U.S. citizens, make up 6.8% of the students enrolled in the nation’s elementary and secondary schools.

    About three-quarters (76%) of the nation’s unauthorized immigrant population are Hispanics. The majority of undocumented immigrants (59%) are from Mexico, numbering 7 million. Significant regional sources of unauthorized immigrants include Asia (11%), Central America (11%), South America (7%), the Caribbean (4%) and the Middle East (less than 2%).”

  5. Are you all being mean about Jabba the Nut?

  6. @Elena
    That’s what I found when I looked up the stats, too. So I don’t know where the 25% is coming from.

  7. PWC Taxpayer

    I read this posting early this morning and opted not to comment. I found most of it humorous until I came back and read Pinko’s post # 40, which seems to assoicate the PWC resolution, Stewart and the anti-illegal immigrant sentiments of a very large segment of the population in PWC and accross the country to hate groups and – being careful here – as an invitation to those groups. That is just wrong and its the worst kind of name calling, which has heretofore not been acceptable here.

    Pinko, I know you know better than to try to also associate any of this to aniti-immigrantion. You are better than that. A very large number of people in this country are, however, anti-ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION and are angered by the failure of politicians to deal with the issue of illegal entry and illegal residency, with its associated costs.

    Can we all agree that both ends of the spectrum have their wing-nuts? If you are going associate Ready to the right, you must carry the welfare apologists, Black Panthers and other goof-balls currently in power 🙂 from the left.

    Now, do you want to talk about national socialism and how Hitler was brought into power by the bankers, how he built the autobahn to create jobs, promised and funded the development of the volkswagon, rebuilt the military, provided healthcare – all the while and in small increments giving himself more centralized power over the economy, then the banks, the Courts and the miltary. Germany was the first European nation to emerge from the Great Depression. Exchange rates were based on the riechmark. It was – later that groups were targeted. Yes, they knew he was anti-sematic, but nobody expected it to go that far, until it was too late and the trap was sprung.

  8. Current goof balls? Sounds like a broad brush and a name to me.

    It is hard to deal with people who want no comprehensive immigration reform and want to problem fixed. You folks are saying no to everything.

    And seriously, what is SB going to fix? Not one person in a month has explained what its passage and implimentation is going to fix.

  9. PWC Taxpayer

    More party talking points with no substance.

  10. Still no answer to the question…repeating…what is SB 1070 going to fix? What change is expected with it enacted? How will this affect the drug violence?

    You been to a party, TP? What party?

  11. PWC Taxpayer

    Yep, but not drinkin your kool-aid.

    The season of SB 1070 lawsuits is upon us. Friends and foes of Arizona’s immigration law – set to take effect in less than two weeks – are in full warrior mode. Seven lawsuits challenging the legislation are already in federal court. The Obama administration has filed a preliminary injunction to block the law. Republican Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina and David Vitter of Louisiana have crafted an amendment meant to block the White House maneuver. It was deftly attached to a small-business bill set for floor debate next week.

    Now Arizona state Sen. Russell Pearce, the man who actually wrote the legislation in language consistent with federal law, has filed a “motion to intervene,” also intended to block the White House.

    “The purpose of SB 1070 is to protect the citizens of Arizona from the devastating and deadly impact of rampant illegal immigration. And it is outrageous that the Obama administration would attack Arizona for simply protecting its own citizens, especially when it has failed so miserably to do its constitutional duty and secure the border. This is a legal battle of epic proportions,” Mr. Pearce says.

    “In many ways, this comes down to a fight between those who want to enforce the law and those who do not,” says Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, the conservative legal watchdog that will represent Mr. Pearce.

  12. I still don’t have my question answered. How is enacting sb 1070 going to help fix the Arizona problem with drug cartel violence? I don’t think you have an answer. No one else does.

    As for Mr. Pearce, I have heard Mr. Pearce speak. If his writing skills are commensurate with his speaking skills, I would venture to say writing legislation would be impossible.

    I expect Kris Korbach with close ties to FAIR and IRLI is the real author. He claims responsibility.

  13. “4. Leaders who write laws like the one we had in PWC, the AZ law”

    The AZ law appears to be almost a copy/paste of federal law, so if the AZ law is racist, so is federal law.

    As to laws like those in PWC and AZ attracting people like Mr. Wonderful up there, they….don’t. It’s the absence of law or the appearance of the lawful authority not enforcing laws or unable to, that attracts private volunteers of all flavors.

    As much as I dislike nazi’s and their wannabe ilk, like above, he does have the right to keep and bear arms. And as long as he does not misuse his right, he gets to keep it. Though he likes nazi stuff, I pigeonhole him as just the run of the mill white supremacist racist. I doubt he could even articulate the ideas of national socialism.

    There is a history of AZ enforcing its own borders and if the Feds don’t do it, the states have the right to call out the militia. I still don’t see why their Gov. hasn’t mobilized the Guard….

    The bill will deal with the drug cartels and violent thugs by draining the swamp. Perhaps an illegal alien will turn in his coyote for a longer stay in the US.

  14. I don’t see why she hasn’t called out the guard either, especially if they are short border enforcement.

    Cargo, I don’t understand what you mean. The druggies and thuggies and killers and kidnappers don’t give a crap about sb 1070. Az already has laws on the books about dealing drugs, kidnapping, maiming and killing.

    I have never said sb 1070 is racist. I have said that the AZ governor is trying to get re-elected and it will work for her. They should have gone with 287g program and worked within the law rather than trying to stick a stick in the fed’s eye. We cannot have a patchwork of immigration laws. There is a mechanism for AZ to work with the feds. Why don’t they do that instead of defying the law?

    Answer: Gov. Brewer wants to get re-elected. Political theater and beating a war drum works very well. It did in Prince William. After the election, well, we just went with post-arrest and Corey and his handler pretended they liked it and endorsed it all along. that is a bald faced lie.

  15. PWC Taxpayer


    “I have never said sb 1070 is racist.” Now that is bold. You are a slippery ol’gal. You have been arguing that anti illegal immigration advocates were all about racism and profiling for months.

    1. @TP, Interesting. Want to give me a quote or 2? I rarely accuse people or groups of racism.

      You are mistaken. Wrong blog perhaps.

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