Paul Babeu, Pinal County Sheriff, Tosses Armed Militia into Tense Border Environment With Poorly Trained Border Patrol Agents

A recipe for disaster:

U.S Customs and Border Patrol's lax policies over the use of lethal force.

Inadequately trained agents sent to patrol rough desert terrain blanketed with fear and tension that's fueled by potential danger.

A border-hawk sheriff putting weapons in the hands of unpaid civilians who want to play detective in the desert and hunt down drug smugglers.

See also: Cloaked Brutality: The Feds Bury Border Patrol Abuses of Immigrants See also: Mexican Smugglers Exploit the Corrupt Reputation of U.S. Border Officers See also: Border Patrol Agent Killed, Another Wounded in Shooting Near Bisbee See also: Homeland Security probing Border Patrol's use of force policies