UPDATE ON B&E…Our Incumbent Sheriff…Never heard of LOS ZETAS

Edited and Snarky Comments Added by Sandra Robles
April 25, 2014

By Guest Reporter Charlie Reavis

On Thursday April 25, the Republican Women’s Club and the Forsyth Republican
Men’s Club held a forum for the Judicial and Sheriff candidates. It was a very
informative evening for those in attendance. Two notable questions were
posed to Bill Schatzman:

Question:  Do you know of the Los Zetas drug group? 

 Schatzman:  “Never heard of them”

The same question was repeated and the Sheriff
again answered “Never heard of them.”

A 20 plus year veteran of the FBI,
the Sheriff of Forsyth County for twelve years, yet he has never heard of one
the most powerful drug cartel’s in Mexico. The gang is here and has been
here for a long time.

In fact they have been the subject of a 10 year investigation spanning 5 North Carolina counties by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF).  The investigation targeted Los Zetas, La Familia, Gulf, and Sinaloa Drug Cartels in NORTH CAROLINA.  One investigation here.

[Insert Snarky Comment]  The OCDETF is one of those pesky outside agencies that Schatzman refuses to work with.  But then again, acccording to Schatz, gang crime is not a problem around here…unless you live in the city limits…but the donut is safe…I know, it is confusing.  You have to listen to one side of his mouth at a time cause he uses both sides.  Often.   From Wikipedia:

Los Zetas (pronounced: [los ˈsetas], Spanish for “The Zs”) is a powerful and violent criminal syndicate in Mexico, and is considered by the U.S. government to be the “most technologically advanced, sophisticated, and dangerous cartel operating in Mexico.”[6][7] The origins of Los Zetas date back to 1999, when commandos of the Mexican Army‘s elite forces deserted their ranks and decided to work as the armed wing of the Gulf Cartel, a powerful drug trafficking organization.[8] In February 2010, Los Zetas broke away from their former employer and formed their own criminal organization.[9][10]Los Zetas are well armed and equipped, and unlike other traditional
criminal organizations in Mexico, drug trafficking makes up at least 50%
of their revenue, while a large portion of the income comes from other
activities directed against both rival drug cartels and civilians;[8]
their brutal tactics, which include beheadings, torture and
indiscriminate slaughter, show that they often prefer brutality over
bribery.[8] Los Zetas are also Mexico’s largest drug cartel in terms of geographical presence, overtaking its rivals, the Sinaloa Cartel.[11] Los Zetas also operate through protection rackets, assassinations, extortion, kidnappings, and other criminal activities.[12] The organization is based in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, directly across the border from Laredo, Texas.[13][14]

Aren’t you excited about these guys moving next door. Because this gang is here.  In our state.  In our city.  In our schools.  Signed up for social services.  Voting.  [Exit snark]

The Second
question was in regards to crime in Forsyth County. Answer from the
Sheriff while reading from a script: Crime is down 18%. Until this debate, his standard response to crime in Forsyth County has been “Crime is down 38%.”  It appears someone has finally decided to look at the correct statistical data and
realized the 38% number the Sheriff has been using was incorrect all


Thanks Charlie.  Awesome report.  Scary stuff.  For our top LEO  to have NO IDEA of the threat among us.

Just in.  Possible gang crime in Rural Hall on Monday night.  House break in.  In the County. Sheriff’s office responded.  Three men caught in the act. two escaped, one caught.  The one caught is NOT talking.  Possible gang related (hispanic?)  FCSO Officer McDowell handling the investigation.  According to Schatzman at the Journal/ Chamber debate, the crime is in the city limits, not the “donut” as he calls it.  Yeah right.  Wonder if this home owner will vote for Schatzman?

UPDATE 4/26/14  My contact spoke to homeowner.  This is the 2nd time house has been hit.  No response from FCSO from first B&E.  House under jurisdiction of FCSO.  2nd B&E, two Hispanics, one black.   Homeowner arrived home during daytime and interrupted crime.  Deputies apprehended one suspect in woods.   Homeowner told by officer possible gang related.  Homeowner specifically
asked which gang involved with B&E of his home.  Officer will not
share name of gang.  Homeowner wants to know why the big secret.   Day after crime, homeowner reported a suspicious vehicle with two black men observing his home.  No response from FCSO at this time.  FYI:  Children live in this home.      

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