Thursday, February 2, 2012

PATTERSON NEEDS TO GO TO WORK AND STOP ALL OF THE POLITICS

The Cleveland Advocate broke a story this Thursday that finally sheds some light on a drug case Sheriff Henry Patterson and his political team tried to hijack for the purpose of Patterson’s re-election bid. Within minutes of news that a civilian had led law enforcement to a large field of marijuana, Patterson’s people were bragging that this arrest would make Patterson a shoe in for re-election. Their effort to soak up all of the credit for this bust left their political geniuses scrambling when people started questioning whether the approach to the arrest was professional or if it was flawed because no arrests were made. Because of those questions, Patterson reacted to a local news reporter when asked about the whole thing by indicating he knew nothing about it. Since then Patterson’s spin machine has mostly promoted their defense of Patterson being involved in a big bust like this with no arrest by saying Patterson played a very small roll in this operation and he did not make operational decisions.

So now what..? After U.S. Attorney John M. Bales has announced that Roberto Bahena-Garcia was indicted on Jan. 25, 2012, and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Well now Patterson’s people are back to trying to spin this whole thing. Now they have decided Liberty Dispatch has been lying and they seem to be working their way back up to taking credit for the arrests- amazing, with the DEA as the investigating agency according to documents that caused the federal indictments.

Liberty Dispatch never was really sure why our very controversial County Sheriff would think that he deserved re-election based on this case. According to information presented in court, on Oct. 16, 2011, law enforcement officers received a tip that led them to a large outdoor and nascent indoor marijuana-growing operation in the rural area of Hull, Texas. A visit to the property revealed more than 1,000 maturing marijuana plants on 225 acres on Private Road 2055, but if this is the best thing we can expect from our sheriff we are in trouble. What about this case makes Patterson think people will forget three years of, at best, a lackluster performance as sheriff and a public relations effort that made people cringe for the first two years.

If convicted, Bahena-Garcia faces up to Life in federal prison and forfeiture of the property and I guess we can be glad Patterson doesn’t appear to have screwed that up by being so political and trying to claim honors for what appears to be very little work.

If his political machine had not tried to make him a hero, then the tagline on the story would have eventually read, “This case is being investigated by DHS/HSI, Liberty County Sheriff's Office and Texas Department of Public Safety and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Craft.”

The Cleveland Advocate is very generous and takes law enforcement’s word when they share credit like this. Liberty Dispatch has never questioned this kind of division of credit up to now. But Patterson denied much of a role in this case when it looked like it was an arrest-free drug busts. We would suggest to our readers he should get the precise amount of credit he claimed at that time.

Stay tuned as Patterson’s political machine tries to twist and change minds as they are running a man that has decided he can pull in all kinds of outside help to try and make this community forget what we have seen from this sheriff for over three years. Instead of being consumed with the lives of other public figures like Joe Warren and a dozen or more other people his political team admits they have been “investigating”, Sheriff Patterson should be an early to work, late going home, visible, working lawman. If he wants to spin his political webs like we see coming out of Washington D.C., he needs to run for another office.

Liberty County has good hard working people “serving and protecting us”, but Henry Patterson and some of the reject captains he has hired are seldom counted in that group.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha! Tell me it is not true!! You people at Liberty Dogpatch complained that this community expected arrests when a citizen brought them to the two large marijuana fields and then you, full of your normal shit, said that Sheriff Patterson “bragged about arresting the pot, but he arrested no one”. We all know everything you sorry ass Republicans print is the Gospel. NOT! Bet they don't print this on their rag site.

Anonymous said...

If you have an intelligent comment to make about what's written make it ; otherwise nobody cares about your horseshit rant......... LOL

Anonymous said...

You sir, have a very strange sense of humor and your storytelling is deceptive too. Patterson's efforts to take credit for this failed. Patterson made no arrests. The people in this community that inspired Liberty Dispatch's story and voiced their concerns about there being no arrests are to be commended. What Sheriff Patterson or his pals did after that is pure politics and pure deception. Now every story that comes from the LCSO is suspect in my mind.

Anonymous said...

PATTERSON NEVER ARRESTED ANYONE.

Anonymous said...

Patterson will soon realize that it was anti Greg Arthur vote that got him elected in the first place..... I don't think he will be getting those votes this time around

Anonymous said...

What we have here is a failure to communicate. Eddie Shauberger or whoever is their political schemer wanted Henry Patterson to be awarded four more years of being sheriff for doing what? These people should be embarrassed to take credit then to deny involvement then to come back after an arrest and declare some kind of victory

Anonymous said...

Getting rid of Greg Arthur and getting Henry Patterson may have gotten rid of inner department problems only to increase the immorality left on the streets

Anonymous said...

Eddie Shauberger cant get his hands off his daughters long enough to help Henry.

Anonymous said...

Wow, look at all the property Cliff Williams had his wife Shirley Thomas took from Russell Fairchild. Looks like John Stockton got taken by Cliff William. Stockton got Russell but had to sell his soul to the outsiders just like eddie shauberger did. Now Eddie Shauberger tells Cliff William and Robert "Pancho" Valdez what to do.

Anonymous said...

They all need Patterson and the county attorneys office plus others to control liberty county.

Anonymous said...

Patterson ought to call a team of psychiatrist to help all of his sick friends next time they meet together.

Anonymous said...

Why does this man not just do his job? If he just did his job and that was reported like a normal sheriff's office, he would not take thrid place in a three man race.