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August 17, 2010

Arizona Sheriff Says Border Patrol Agents Pulled Back Because Border is Too Dangerous

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Trust the government, they’re here to help!  Yet it cannot even fulfill its most basic function– protecting our borders.

(CNSNews.com) – Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Ariz., one of four Arizona counties contiguous with the U.S-Mexico border, said Friday that the U.S. Border Patrol has pulled back from parts of the border in his and neighboring counties because manning those areas has become too dangerous.

“And you frankly have Border Patrolmen–and I know this from talking to Border Patrol agents—who will not allow their agents to work on the border because it is too dangerous,” Dever told CNSNews.com in a videotaped interview. “Now what kind of message is that for crying out loud?”

“There are areas down there in the Tucson Sector where for officer safety reasons, officers aren’t up on the line. For whatever reason–it may be a remote area,” said a CBP spokesperson. “We still have the means to detect entry, whether it is a sensor or a scoped vehicle. So the entry is detected, but the apprehension of the undocumented migrant isn’t affected until they reach a safe area.”

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Hat tip: commentbandit

3 Comments »

  1. Mexican cartel blockades streets in Monterrey

    A blockade on 6 August 2010 So-called narco-blockades are becoming increasingly common in Monterrey

    Police in Mexico say members of a drug cartel blocked off at least 13 major roads in Monterrey on Saturday.

    Drivers were dragged out of their vehicles by armed men and their cars used to cut off the roads in the north-eastern city.

    The blockade happened after a shootout between the Mexican army and alleged members of a drug cartel, in which four people were killed.

    Police say the cartels blockade the streets as a show of force.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-10977501

    Mexican drug cartels are not listed as official terrorist organizations

    The degree of drug cartel violence that is destroying civil society in Mexico is a serious threat to the Mexican people, the Mexican government and the United States.

    Just out of curiosity I looked up the list of what are considered “terrorist organizations” and much to my surprise, the Mexican drug cartel gangs are not listed.

    Wait a minute !

    People armed with automatic weapons that massacre people daily, assassinate journalists, post threats on bridges of police officers they will kill, that leave piles of heads of the police officers they kill on the side of the road, and use vast quantities of money gained from selling illegal drugs to corrupt the Mexican society sounds like…terrorists?

    The drug gangs in Mexico are terrorist organizations.

    http://tucsoncitizen.com/view-from-baja-arizona/2010/08/17/mexican-drug-cartels-are-not-listed-as-official-terrorist-organizations/

    Comment by thecommentbandit — August 18, 2010 @ 13:14

  2. They are terrorist organizations. But they will only receive that official designation when they begin to make political demands on our government.

    Comment by Jesusland — August 19, 2010 @ 11:52

  3. Mexico drug gang threatens Arizona police
    (Reuters) – Police in an Arizona border city are on heightened alert after receiving a warning from a Mexican drug cartel that officers may be targeted if they carry out off-duty drug busts, authorities said on Tuesday.
    Nogales Police Chief Jeff Kirkham said the department received the threat through an informant after two off-duty policemen seized 400 pounds (182 kg) of marijuana while horseback riding outside the city in early June.

    “The warning was … that the officers, if they are off duty, are to look the other way and ignore any drug trafficking loads that are coming across the border, otherwise they will be targeted,” Kirkham told Reuters.

    Comment by thecommentbandit — August 19, 2010 @ 20:20


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