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Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu Is Full of Hypocrisy and Hyperbole

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu has been whining about criticism he's received for orchestrating a media circus and stirring protest in Oracle over a busload of a few dozen children from Central America that were supposedly going to be detained at a facility in that town.

The children never materialized and Babeu, perched atop his self-aggrandizing pedestal, claimed victory for maintaining the peace among protestors -- and even claims the "public outcry against this secret movement delayed or permanently stopped the transfer."

It's been an interesting few weeks for Babeu, who is steadily clawing his way back into the limelight as he desperately tries to make a political comeback. His political star all but went dark in 2012 when Jose Orozco, Babeu's former Mexican lover, accused the sheriff of threatening him with deportation if he revealed their relationship.

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Monica Alonzo
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