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What can we as tax paying citizens honestly do to change the way things are? I have heard from too many intelligent people that we can't do anything but I refuse to buy that. I have spent 9 years so far defending this country, I can't just sit by and be angry anymore.
Originally posted by Annee
Has anyone looked into this rancher's history?
Has he had run ins with the law/legal system prior to this one?
I bet he has.
U.S. District Judge John M. Roll, for starters, dismissed the claims of 10 of the illegals because they did not testify at trial. He then tossed related conspiracy complaints against Mr. Barnett's wife, Barbara, and his brother Donald, saying illegal immigrants had no constitutionally protected right to travel in the United States.
Judge Roll said the Barnetts, who live in close proximity to the border, could reasonably assume that large groups of people they encountered hiding or trespassing on their property were doing so with the aid of smugglers.
He said entering the United States illegally was a federal felony, for which a citizen's arrest was authorized under Arizona law.
Ultimately, the jury of four men and four women decided that Mr. Barnett did not violate the civil rights of the remaining six plaintiffs and was not guilty of false imprisonment, battery and conspiracy as charged in the suit.
A 2006 Arizona constitutional amendment bars awards of punitive damages to illegal immigrants, and Mr. Barnett's attorneys are expected to argue that the jury was given flawed instructions by the judge, which led to the award of those damages.
the "Castle Doctrine," now applicable in both Arizona and Texas. The doctrine protects people who use force to defend themselves from an intruder by presuming that a person defending their property "acted in self-defense."
In addition BAG officers seek out and monitor narcotics smuggling corridors through which narcotics are smuggled illegally into the United States by mule groups or driven through vehicle loads. These smuggling corridors often are in remote or less uninhabited areas. BAG officers frequently seize significant amounts of narcotics smuggled into Cochise County.
The Border Alliance Group has seized the following amounts of narcotics:
Originally posted by psyko45
Originally posted by FritosBBQTwist
reply to post by psyko45
You are a disgrace to this country.
He didnt know wether they were illeagal or not.(neither do you)
So somebody walks across your yard you have the right to hold them at gunpoint because somebody peed on your rosebush last week?