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Still, there is absolutely no reason why we can't control our border. That is the BASIC JOB of the Federal Government. They can't even do it.
He got shot twice in the chest by the very illegals he approached. His dog only got shot once.
Have you ever thought that the American people who have nothing to do with the war on drugs don't give a damn and just want their friggin' border shored up?
I think 90% of America would agree that the Feds are not doing everything they can, and that our border with Mexico is pretty much a joke. What border? Did you know that part of the US (that's US SOIL) is now off limits to AMERICAN'S because of drug running and human trafficking?
Originally posted by Legion2112
It' almost to the point where stories such as the above make me want to shed any sense of human decency and just turn the first 15 miles of the American side of the border into one, massive kill zone. Bring in the national guard, fine... but they bring their AH-1's with 'em. Air patrols with FLIR imaging... you see someone crossing the border with a gun, you turn that three barrel 20mm loose on 'em and don't stop until there's nothing but red mist where they stood. There's your damn border security.
God this issue gets worse every day...
Originally posted by SyphonX
Troops are not the answer. I spent 6 years in the national guard, spent most of it active, 2 tours in Iraq as well as Louisiana for the Katrina aftermath. Trust me when I say you don't want the National Guard used for domestic policing operations. Trust me on this one.
[edit on 15-6-2010 by SyphonX]
Originally posted by RadioKnecht
Originally posted by Legion2112
Or you could implement serious and comprehensive public policies aimed at reducing to a nil America's appetite for drugs. If drug trafficking is such a big issue now, it is because there are over 60 million Americans who are addicted to drugs (those who use drugs at least once a week). 1 in every 3 americans older than 15, have tried Marihuana.
Don't forget that as long as there is a demand, there will ALWAYS be a supply. That's simple economics and the basis of capitalism. Chicago mobsters proved this time and again during the Prohibition. Every time a Mafia head fell, a stronger one rose to deliver the booze Americans craved for.
You can see this being repeated today. First came the Colombians. Now are the Mexicans. Tomorrow will be the Canadians. Drug dealing is a 30 billion dollar a year market, there will always be someone wanting to get his filthy hands on some of that money.
If you reduce or eliminate the demand, then there would not be much trafficking to do, now would it?
Calling for bloodbaths is not the answer.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu, a strong supporter of Arizona’s new immigration law, is receiving threats against his life.
He’s been very outspoken about the need to secure the borders, and the topic is a controversial one.
He's been very outspoken about the need to secure the borders, and the topic is a controversial one.
Outside law enforcements have been brought in to investigate the threats and have found them credible.
Chief Deputy Steve Henry said some of the threats come from the Mexican mafia and drug cartel members.
Sheriff Babeu declined personal security detail. He decided not to request funding for security detail at this time, because the county resources are already stretched.
"I understand this threat, yet I will not run in fear or change my support for SB1070 and my demands for President Obama to secure our border with 3,000 armed soldiers in Arizona and start building the fence again. I'm always armed and as every law enforcement member knows, we always have to be aware of our surroundings and possible threats," he said.
Pinal County is nearly 5,400 square miles and much of the desert is known as a drug and human trafficking corridor.