Where's the JT Ready discussion thread?

MayrMeninoCrash

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I know that Wackbag is always interested in bringing us the latest in National news stories, but I somehow must have missed the discussion of JT Ready's massacre. Teabagger "patriot" running for sheriff goes postal killing four people before taking his own life. Sheriffs and BATF uncover huge cache of weapons in said "patriot's" house.

GILBERT, AZ - Police said their investigation is leading them to believe a prominent former neo-Nazi is responsible for killing four people in Gilbert and taking his own life Wednesday.
In an email around 5:15 a.m. to ABC15, Gilbert police Sgt. Bill Balafas released the identities of the five people shot and killed, including 39-year-old J.T. Ready who was running for Pinal County Sheriff.
The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.
The four others shot and killed were identified as 47-year-old Lisa Lynn Mederos, 23-year-old Amber Nieve Mederos, 24-year-old Jim Franklin Hiott, and 15-month-old Lilly Lynn Mederos.
Police said the baby was found alive in the house and later died in a hospital.
The shooting happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday near Cooper and Warner roads.
Sgt. Bill Balafas said police received a 911 call from inside the home reportedly from Lisa Mederos reporting a domestic violence situation. Balafas said the 911 operator heard shot in the background and then the phone went dead.
Ready was known to be a member of the National Socialist Movement who advocated using violence to stop people from crossing the border. In a 2010 interview with ABC15 he discussed his beliefs and showed off his cache of high-powered weapons.
Police stayed mostly out of the house until late in the evening because of hazardous materials inside the home.
In addition to 50-gallon drums filled with an unidentified liquid in the back yard, police also said they found military-grade munitions inside the home.
Members of the military were called in to deal with the weaponry.
Thursday afternoon, Tom Mangan, spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said six 40mm projectile grenades were found in the house.
Mangan said there was no grenade launcher in the home and that it is unusual and prohibited for the general public to have these types of ordnances.
ATF is now trying to figure out where they came from and a unit from Luke Air Force Base was called out to take possession of the devices.
The Gilbert Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team and the Department of Defense assisted in removing the items.
As of 5 a.m. Thursday, local police and members of the FBI were still on scene taking photos and measuring the property with GPS devices.
Police said it's believed to be a domestic situation.
"We have no reason to believe that there's anybody at large as a suspect, that we believe the person that committed these shootings is also dead inside the home," Balafas said.
Police said officers recovered two handguns and a shotgun at the scene. Balafas said, contrary to earlier reports, none of the victims were wearing body armor.
The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force has responded to the scene to assist Gilbert police in their investigation.
Police are continuing to identify potential witnesses and gathering information from the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.
Investigators are processing through the 911 calls for any evidentiary information.
http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/regio...lbert/fd-multiple-victims-in-gilbert-shooting
 

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Hmm, I didn't see anything about being a teaparty patriot in there. I did see: "Ready was known to be a member of the National Socialist Movement." Contrary to what MSNBC may have told you, teapartiers and Nazis are NOT the same thing.
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Hmm, I didn't see anything about being a teaparty patriot in there. I did see: "Ready was known to be a member of the National Socialist Movement." Contrary to what MSNBC may have told you, teapartiers and Nazis are NOT the same thing.
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Gun loving, Immigrant hating, Sheriff wannabe? Who cares who he has to associate to fulfill his goals? The only reason I can figure his name hasn't been plastered all over this forum yet is because of his Conservative Tea Party Racist roots.
 

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MayrMeninoCrash

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Just deepens the mystery further why the usual suspects haven't been trumpeting this libby lib's massacre in Arizona. Pretty big news when someone of his stature loses his marbles.
 

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Just deepens the mystery further why the usual suspects haven't been trumpeting this libby lib's massacre in Arizona. Pretty big news when someone of his stature loses his marbles.
A) Because it hasn't popped up much on national news (that I have seen), and B) nobody really gives a fuck.
 

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Just deepens the mystery further why the usual suspects haven't been trumpeting this libby lib's massacre in Arizona. Pretty big news when someone of his stature loses his marbles.
Backpedal motherfucker. Throw that bitch in reverse so hard the transmission drops out.
 

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I'll go with "A".

I hadn't even heard the story til mayr posted it.
I heard about it, but it's not that big of a story: some guy goes crazy, kills his family, then kills himself, happens all the time. It just so happened that this guy was a neo-nazi and was running for elected office.
 

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Well in Mayr's defense, I guess he only ran as Democrat because it was a strong Dem district. And he apparently had ties to the Tea Party (he spoke at an event in 2009) and to the Republican state senator who helped author their immigration bill.

Arizona Immigration Law Sponsor Russell Pearce Defends Past Friendship With Neo-Nazi Gunman

Nick R. Martin May 3, 2012, 12:50 PM 5885

As Russell Pearce’s power in Arizona politics grew over the years, so too did questions about his past friendship with a man who went on to become the most vocal neo Nazi in the state.

So when that neo Nazi reportedly massacred four people in a suburban Phoenix home before turning the gun on himself on Wednesday, reporters naturally turned to the former state Senate president and primary sponsor of Arizona’s tough immigration law to comment on the killings.

After resisting for hours, Pearce relented late in the day and released a lengthy statement detailing how he came to know JT Ready and what eventually led to their falling out. Multiple media outlets in Arizona posted the statement in whole.

Pearce said he, like others in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa, got to know Ready for his interest in Republican politics.

“When we first met JT he was fresh out of the Marine Corp and seemed like a decent person,” Pearce wrote. “He worked as a telephone fundraiser for Christian and pro-life groups, he dated the daughter of one of our District 18 members, and his attitudes and spoken opinions were good and decent.”

According to the Phoenix New Times, Pearce became a mentor to Ready. The powerful lawmaker helped the young man convert to the Mormon religion and he was there for Ready’s first baptism.

But Pearce said Ready’s demeanor changed somewhere along the way. Pearce described it as a “darkness.” Ready began spending time with hate groups, including the National Socialist Movement, which is the largest neo Nazi organization in the U.S.. After pressure from fellow Republicans, Pearce eventually disavowed the friendship.

“He was angry with me and stayed angry with me, and it has been several years since I have had reason to speak with JT,” Pearce said in the statement.

The former lawmaker, who was thrown out of office by voters in a recall election last year and who is currently trying to regain a seat in the state Senate, also took the opportunity to criticize reporters for hounding him with questions about his former friendship with Ready. He described the reporting as “the most reprehensible that I have ever witnessed.”

Pearce said he never shared Ready’s racist views and moved quickly to distance himself from the neo Nazi. He hurled anger at journalists who he said were trying to connect him to those views.

“When I learned the truth about him, I made it clear how wrong I thought it was and I worked to remove him from our Party,” Pearce wrote. “Yet the lie is told and retold over and over again.”

Pearce, however, didn’t address the fact that, according to the New Times, it took more a year from the time that Ready went public as a white supremacist to the time the senator finally denounced him.

Finally, Pearce used the opportunity to express sadness over the massacre in which four others, including a toddler, were killed. The victims included Ready’s girlfriend and members of her family.

“Today, the Devil won and claimed the soul of one young man and the lives of others, including the most innocent of all, a child,” Pearce said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the four beautiful souls that are now in God’s hands.”


Watch an 11-minute report about Pearce’s connections to Ready that a Fox affiliated television station aired last year:

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/only_on_fox/russell-pearce-one-on-one-5-19-2011