Friday, December 2, 2011

IS THE SHERIFF HIDING BEHIND THE BISCUITS?

No one should mince words with Liberty County’s Sheriff. It is abundantly clear to anyone who has read Liberty Dispatch there are people who have no law enforcement credentials who have been bragging for months about investigating private citizens with no probable cause and the Sheriff’s political enemies like Joe Warren, and that they have done this on behalf of Sheriff Henry Patterson. We have time and time again expressed a desire among some of this county’s citizen for the Sheriff to come forward and disavow any relationship to these people who call themselves “The Outsiders” and to open up the Sheriff’s records to show if they have been the recipient of any of the county’s money.

Last week one of Patterson’s family members began sending in comments to Liberty Dispatch that did nothing to answer these questions, but did leave the odor of a threat. Chris Minx, Patterson’s son-in-law, may not be aware of how many times Patterson, or Patterson’s associates, have asked for similar information in order to understand their motivation. But he should realize that simple cooperation is usually better than the route that he took.

Minx, perhaps not coincidentally, mimicked the same defense of the Sheriff that we have heard from the Outsiders, “The Sheriff is available every morning for breakfasts somewhere in Cleveland.”

When Liberty Dispatch rebuffed Patterson and his son-in-law for not being forthcoming, comments began to roll in that we were attacking his family. We would encourage Patterson and his people to stop spinning these kinds of “blame game” stories and own up to their pursuit of Joe warren and Minx’s initiation of tough talk with us. In the long run, “The evidence” the Outsiders always boast about will not support their contentions.

And in the long run, voters will reject a Sheriff who hides behind his biscuit-eating. Sheriff Patterson needs to tear himself away from breakfasts with the Outsiders and Detective Eddie, Cliff and Chris Minx and answer questions via a press release. Open, responsible, honest government is what he and his friend’s say they want – then set an example.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Patterson wants any citizen of this county that wants to talk to him to come to a 6:00 AM breakfast in Cleveland?

Anonymous said...

I don't know if Patterson is guilty of hiring the people you are talking about or if he was involved with Kelly in the gun heist, but I know he is guilty of stupidity if he thinks voters are going to be satisfied with him not publicizing how he has spent the seizure funds.

Anonymous said...

try 5:30-6:00 at the Plantation, air ambulance ride causing, diner.
Don't be surprised if your first question gets you a view of a cold shoulder. The group is only to hospitable to a certain brand of 'Outsiders.'

Anonymous said...

Patterson should be at the Sheriff's office in Liberty, doing his job @ 6:00 AM instead of being at the donut shop every morning. Henry,I am afraid you are thru in Liberty County. No shw at your office, no show at Commissioners Court, no show for news comments and no show to crime scenes. Henry, did you think you would be elected as Sheriff so you could go back to Cleveland and hide out?

Anonymous said...

I talked to a very close insider, but very honest man, to Henry Patterson, before and after his election in 2008. After 6 months, after the election this man in Liberty County, broke off 99.9% of his contact, with Henry. This told me all I needed to know about Patterson and his association with Harry Kelly. The ATF has yet to close the case and requested Kelly to not be in prison, close. Remember, Patterson signed all reports sent to ATF, that Harry Kelly prepared. Kelly was a crook as a real estate and then law enforcement and used Henry, because he knew Henry was not to bright (his testimony in Kelly's Trial).

Anonymous said...

would someone post a picture of Henry Patterson? I don't even know what he looks like

Anonymous said...

it's on the sheriff's dept page of the liberty county texas website

Anonymous said...

Goodbye (NO SHOW) Henry.

Anonymous said...

Henry, quit putting them biscuits in your pockets every morning.

Anonymous said...

them aint biscuits. They're C notes from a certain rancher, buying influence (can't have cops looking around too closely...)