Monday, December 10, 2012
Border related violence and lawlessness continues as the feckless politicians in Washington D.C. try to suppress the truth
Myself and a few volunteers spent another weekend in the Vekol Valley area of the Sonoran Desert National Monument south of Interstate 8. We established a campsite and patrolled outward. In the wash adjacent to our camp, we discovered several sets of footprints and a few 1 gal. water jugs. We came across no other sign, so we resumed camp activities that included a little target shooting and recreation.
Somewhere to our south, foreign nationals are pouring over the border with illegal drugs. Published on Dec 9, 2012: Two trail cameras record smugglers carrying drugs north the border in Arizona Video
Although our Saturday night was quiet, relaxing and uneventful, that wasn't the case a couple of miles "over the hill" from our location...
Deputy discovers vehicle loaded with ammo following pursuit
Pinal County, AZ -- On Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 9:17 P.M., a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was patrolling the Interstate-8 corridor. The deputy observed a vehicle traveling southbound on Stanfield Road from Highway 84 leaving the town of Stanfield. Full Story Photos
As the Numbers Surge
Illegal Activity Surging since August. From August 1 to September 23, 2012, more than 1,000 incidents occurred in 915 "hot spots" in a small area stretching from the central Arizona border to about 70 miles north to the Interstate 8 east-west highway, crossing north over the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation to the Barry Goldwater Firing Range and into the Sonoran Desert National Monument. Full Story PDF
Important: While the Border Patrol is not apprehending in the traditionally heavily trafficked area of Casa Grande and Gila Bend about 80 miles north of the border at east-west corridor I-8, sometimes they are tracking as many as seven groups at a time in this area via air support. Primarily working this corridor on the ground to fill in the gap left by the Border Patrol is the "West Desert Task Force". The Bureau of Land Management leads often, and operations include representatives from the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area force, the Arizona Department of Public Safety, and Pinal and Maricopa County sheriff's offices.
Most often these operations occur at night. When operating, the task force often is picking up two incidents per day just between Gila Bend and Casa Grande. This could mean there are actually up to six incidents a night, if the conventional estimate is correct that law enforcement catches just one-third of actual activity in the vicinity of the border.
US Border Patrol agent shoots man near Gila Bend
The agents reportedly came across two armed men about 14 miles southwest of Gila Bend and at least one of the agents fired, hitting one of the armed men. They say the other man was an illegal immigrant from Mexico and was arrested. Agents reported finding a handgun and assault rifle at the scene. Full Story
Border Patrol investigating deadly shooting
"At 12:25 p.m. MST Sunday, a Border Patrol agent on patrol approximately 12 miles northwest of the Sasabe, Ariz., port of entry encountered an unknown number of individuals who had crossed the border illegally. During the encounter, the agent discharged his service issued weapon, resulting in the death of one of the individuals. Agents apprehended six other individuals. CBP is fully cooperating with tribal and FBI investigators." Full Story
With two Border Patrol vs. Mexican shootings in less than a week, it appears that either the smugglers are becoming more bold and aggressive or the Border Patrol is getting tired of armed foreign nationals getting a free pass from the political leaders that profit from the drug and human smuggling trade. Of course, corruption is a plague on all levels. Recently, a U.S. Border Patrol agent was arrested after authorities say he used his patrol vehicle to smuggle drugs while on duty in southwest Arizona, according to a federal complaint. His name is Aaron Anaya. More
AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks
Most Americans expressed anti-Hispanic sentiments, too. In an AP survey done in 2011, 52 percent of non-Hispanic whites expressed anti-Hispanic attitudes. That figure rose to 57 percent in the implicit test. The survey on Hispanics had no past data for comparison. Full Story
With 57% of Mexicans on welfare and 2/3 of the few available jobs being handed to "immigrants" by heartless corporations looking out for the bottom dollar, it's completely understandable that people are going to have negative sentiments towards Hispanics.
“I'm a 9th generation American and patriot (1737). My forefathers served in the Pennsylvania Militia. On June 27, 1781, they were called upon to perform a tour of duty. I'm still protecting freedom and securing the border, 275 years later.” --Harry L Hughes III
Why do so many gun control advocates secretly own and carry their own guns?