Updated: What Did the AZ Politicos Know?

May 3rd, 2010 | By Michel Marizco | Category: General News, Politics
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THE BORDER REPORT

Did the Republican governor of Arizona knowingly use a murder that had nothing to do with random Mexican border violence at all to propagate the passage of a state law criminalizing illegal immigration? Did her Democrat opponent, the Arizona Attorney General, also allow that bad information to fester? Perhaps. Follow me for a moment; and please keep in mind that the governor is about to face off against her own attorney general for the governor’s seat. And the A.G. is ahead in the polls.

The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson smoked a great story this morning; saying the killing of a Southern Arizona rancher was not random and that Cochise County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for an individual in the U.S., not in Mexico. (Long sidenote: The paper’s story has since been changed; this morning the headline stated the suspect was an American. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department says that’s wrong; nationality is unknown. Now, The Associated Press, citing anonymous sources, says the suspect is a Mexican national. Important to remember that it’s not the reporter’s fault. The paper pulled that one then fixed it. It’s rare but it happens.)

If you’ll recall, last week the sheriff’s department put out a burglary alert about Alejandro Chavez-Vasquez, a 36-year-old Agua Prieta resident. This seemed curious because it was the first time I or anyone could recall the sheriff’s department putting out a “person of interest” alert for a series of burglaries in a town of 250 people. Chavez is suspected of pulling burglaries in the area where Krentz’s ranch lies. And perhaps he is suspected of more, that hasn’t yet been revealed.

Robert Krentz was murdered March 27, on his ranch in southeastern Arizona. His death prompted much of the latest rancor surrounding the issue of how to control the Arizona border. Gov. Jan Brewer used the murder as the sounding board to call for an increase of federal border security. Though she never tied Krentz’s murder to Arizona’s new law criminalizing illegal immigration directly, her signing the bill came weeks after the murder and she certainly never negated the murder’s presence hanging over the political climate of the controversial bill. Last month, she approved the spending of $10 million in discretionary stimulus funding to border area law enforcement agencies and called for National Guard training missions on the border. Before Krentz’s killing, Brewer’s administration paid little to no public attention to the border.

The question now becomes whether Arizona state officials knew the sheriff’s deputies were looking for someone in the U.S., someone who had a motive to kill Krentz. But if these government officials knew and presented enough evidence to convince the newspaper that it was true, then it is safe to assume state officials also knew. And if state officials knew Krentz’s murder had nothing to do with illegal immigration, at least in the sense of rabid burreros randomly killing Americans, then Brewer also had to have known. And so did her Attorney General. Who is also running for governor.

Which leads me right back to the question I usually reserve for Mexican government officials and Feds: What are you hiding, cuz this don’t smell right at all.

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  2. Imagine that. I told everyone that this case was a little too convenient. There are a lot of people that threw coments out there condemning mexicans for this. Terrible.

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  3. that rancher was not killed by the mexicans, pero la juegan al vivo, se lo chihuahuaron como parte de una hidden agenda, para tener por seguro que la pinchi ley esa pasara y de paso que mandaran a los guachos gringos a cuidar la frontera, pero igual, uno no puede comentar eso aqui porque no falta el patriota de mierda que defienda al gobierno gringo y satanise a los mexicanos, alrato sale el peine con los tres del U.S consulate, de mi se acuerdan.

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    yanawana Reply:

    si ya no hablan sobre esos consulate workers…

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    ilegal Reply:

    es que ya estan apareciendo “culpables” y de eso se encarga la vieja inutil de la procuradora de chihuahua, tambien se encargo que los del comando de creel fueran de la gente nueva y no de la linea, el que paga manda y el miedo no anda en burro.

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    JrMaFia Reply:

    I read an article somwhere that the consulate worker was killed for not signing off on some paperwork and the order was given by el guero through los aztecas. I read basically aztecas are free guns and anyone can hire them. They pledge their allegiance to juarez but they will carry out contract murders for anyone.

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    JrMaFia Reply:

    basically sinaloa gave it out through los aztecas

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  4. ojala que cuando se vayan todos los mexicanos de Arizona, se empiezen a dar de petuniazos a media calle los chapos y zetas por el control de la plaza, nomas pa que vean la diferencia entre inventar un crimen y dormir debajo de la cama todos los dias por las balaceras.

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  5. This is the same Larry Dever who tried to prosecute a Border Patrol Agent (twice) for murder, even after the FBI and the notoriously overly zealous federal internal affairs investigators cleared the shooting as justified. I wonder if the “high level government officials” are Larry Dever and the Cochise County prosecutor. Dever clearly is NOT impartial based on his statement below. He has voters to win over to get re-elected.

    “Many, including Dever, believe the killing propelled into law an immigration-enforcement bill passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Jan Brewer that has thrust Arizona into the international spotlight.

    “The fact that it got passed has a lot to do with the reflection and response to the Rob Krentz murder,” Dever said from Washington, D.C., on April 20 after testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.”

    “They said Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever is investigating a person in the United States, not in Mexico, in connection with the shooting.” (AZ Daily Star)

    Of course he is.

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  6. Hit ordered because she refused to commit a fraud, law enforcement sources claim

    The U.S. consulate worker murdered in Juarez in mid-March was approached in the days prior to her death by a man seeking to get her to sign off on an official document absent the proper paperwork.

    Her refusal to cooperate with the man led to an order for her assassination from the top level of the Sinaloa drug trafficking organization. The murder was carried out by Sinaloa hit man with the nickname El Guero, who was assisted by individuals associated with the Aztecas, a criminal gang operating in Juarez and across the border in El Paso, Texas; and with La Linea, a “line” of corrupt Mexican law enforcers.

    That information was provided to Narco News recently by law enforcement sources who claim it is credible intelligence that has not, to date, been seriously investigated due to turf wars, both within and between law enforcement agencies involved in the murder investigation.

    “An individual approached her [at least twice in consulate-related settings prior to her murder] and tried to get her to do something with a document without the proper paperwork,” one law enforcer claims. “Her murder was ordered because she refused to go along with it.”

    On March 13, Lesley A. Enriquez, who worked as an assistant in the American Citizens Services section of the U.S. Consulate in Juarez, and her husband, Arthur H. Redelfs, a detention officer with the El Paso County Sheriffs Office, were both shot dead in their vehicle after leaving a private birthday party in Juarez.

    Enriquez, who was pregnant, died of a gunshot wound to the head (a mark of an assassination); Redelfs was shot in the neck and arm; the couple’s child, an infant, was in the back seat – and left unharmed.

    Enriquez’ uncle, Jose Antonio Enriquez Savignac, once served as Secretary of Tourism in Mexico, according to Mexican press reports.

    At about the same time Enriquez and Redelfs (both U.S. citizens who lived in the El Paso area) were gunned down that Saturday afternoon in March, assassins hit another individual, who also had attended the same birthday party. That attack left Mexican citizen Jorge Alberto Salcido Ceniceros dead in his vehicle. Early media reports indicated that Juarez Mayor Jose Reyes claimed Salcido may have once worked as a Mexican cop. Later media reports claim he worked as a manager at a maquiladora factory.

    Facts and Fictions

    In fact, many of the facts in this murder mystery keep changing across various media reports. For example, Enriquez’ daughter apparently ranges in age from three months to a year old; Salcido has either two or three children who were with him at the time of his murder; and Enriquez and her husband, Redelfs, have each been identified as the driver of the car on the day of their murders, depending on which media report you choose to read.

    One fact that seems to be consistent is that Salcido’s wife, also a Mexican citizen, works for the U.S. Consulate in Juarez as well, in the Consular Services section, according to Silvio Gonzalez, spokesman for the consulate.

    In that role, Gonzalez confirms, Salcido’ wife would have had some exposure to visa applications from Mexican citizens seeking to travel to the U.S. However, Gonzalez says Enriquez did not deal with visa applications as part of her duties with the American Citizen Services section. He did confirm, though, that Enriquez would have assisted individuals with various other travel-related documents, such as U.S. passports and consular reports of births abroad.

    Last month, the Mexican military arrested a total of six Azteca gang members in connection with the March 13 murders of Enriquez, Redelfs and Salcido. One of those gangsters, according to the Mexican government, allegedly confessed that the primary target of the March 13 murders was Redelfs, not Enriquez. Redelfs was supposedly marked for assassination as payback for his mistreatment of Azteca members imprisoned in the El Paso County jail – where Redelfs worked as a guard.

    The Azteca gang member who confessed, Ricardo Valles de la Rosa, claims he was tortured by the Mexican military, according to media reports.

    Law enforcement sources who spoke with Narco News say the Mexican government’s line on the murders, which has been repeated as though it were fact in many press reports, doesn’t pass the smell test

    “That (jail-guard-abuse) theory is a weak story,” one law enforcement source says. “He (Redelfs) would have known better than to mess with the Aztecas.”

    Chris Acosta, spokeswoman for the El Paso County Sheriffs Office, says she knows of no evidence that Redelfs mistreated any prisoners. “He was an outstanding employee,” she adds.

    Motive and Theory

    The information provided to Narco News by law enforcement sources pointing to Enriquez as the main target of the murders, like the Redelfs-as-target theory of the murder, faces some proof hurdles. However, the law enforcement sources indicate that the veracity of the information could easily be checked out — even by a mediocre investigator. The fear is that such an investigation has not even been pursued.

    Among the questions raised by the Enriquez-as-target theory revolves around the role of the third murder victim, Salcido. Why was he killed?

    One theory, advanced in the media, is that Salcido was killed by mistake, because he was driving a vehicle, a white Honda Pilot, that looked similar to Redelfs and Enriquez’ white Toyota RAV4.

    The problem with that theory is that an attack as well-planned and coordinated as the one carried out on March 13 would have likely relied on license plates to make sure the right target was in the scope. Enriquez and Redelfs lived in El Paso, and had U.S. plates on their vehicle, whereas Salcido, a Mexican citizen, presumably had Mexican plates on his auto. If that is the case, it raises the doubt bar on the “mistake” theory quite high.

    Another theory is that Salcido might have been the individual who allegedly approached Enriquez about approving the document, and as a result he was a loose end that needed to be taken care of if Enriquez was going to be taken out.

    That latter theory, however, is pure speculation, with nothing solid at this point to back it up. Law enforcement sources indicate that because the Enriquez-as-target information has not been pursued, as far as they know, no information exists on who the individual was that allegedly approached Enriquez, other than he was male.

    Another question raised by the Enriquez-as-target theory is whether she reported the alleged approach by the individual seeking to get her to participate in a corrupt activity.

    If so, was her report acted on appropriately and was her security assured in the wake of that report? And if she did not report the alleged approach, why not?

    The law enforcement sources who provided Narco News with the information could not say whether Enriquez reported the approach, only that, for whatever reason, she refused to comply with the individual’s request.

    Gonzalez of the U.S. Consulate in Juarez declined to comment on whether Enriquez reported any improper requests made of her in the days prior to her murder.

    “I’m not going to refute or say yes that something like that happened,” Gonzalez told Narco News. “All I can tell you is that the investigation is ongoing, and I believe the PGR [Mexican Attorney General’s Office] in Mexico has the lead on it.”

    In fact, on the latter matter, Gonzalez is correct. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley confirmed in a March 15 press briefing that “Mexican authorities have the lead” in the investigation of the U.S. Consulate-related murders, and “the FBI is consulting and [State Department’s] Diplomatic Security is also consulting.”

    El Paso Division FBI spokeswoman Special Agent Andrea Simmons says the FBI has not stated what the motive is for the murders of Enriquez and her husband.

    “At this point, we have no reason to believe any of the three victims were targeted because of they were U.S. citizens or because of their jobs, but the investigation is continuing,” Simmons says.

    She declined to comment on whether Enriquez was or was not approached about approving improperly any documents prior to her murder.

    Likewise, a spokesman for the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security declined to comment on the case other than to provide the following “press guidance”:

    This is an ongoing investigation. American officials are working together with Mexican authorities to bring those who perpetrated the crime to justice.

    Factionalization

    Now, for those addicted to the mainstream media script on the drug war, the immediate reaction to the information provided to Narco News by law enforcement sources might be that the Aztecas and La Linea work for Vicente Carrillo Fuentes’ Juarez cartel, not “Chapo” Guzman’s Sinaloa cartel. After all, that’s the whole premise of the MSM’s coverage of the bloodshed in Juarez, that Vicente’s cartel is battling Chapo’s cartel for control of the plaza.

    Well, the reliance on the word “cartel” is part of the problem with that MSM narrative. Law enforcers who spoke with Narco News indicate that the situation in Juarez is much more fluid than the simplistic structure assigned to it by most corporate journalists. There are no monolithic organizations in the narco-business, they say, but rather a collection of clan-like cells — some more powerful than others — who are loosely associated based on arrangements of convenience, intimidation and profit.

    “They [the Aztecas and corrupt law enforcers who have been dubbed La Linea] cross lines all the time,” says one law enforcer who has experience on the border. “They work for whoever can give them the most and for the money.”

    Another law enforcement source, a former DEA undercover agent, describes the scene this way:

    The story among those who know is that the vast majority of those murders [in Juarez] involve the targeting of cops and officials who have chosen one cartel or the other to work for. It is then the competing cartel that carries out the murders looking at the victims as “members” or “associates” of the competing cartel. …

    The history of power struggles within the Aztecas, for example, is evidence of this factionalization factor in the narco-business. In March 2008, the leader of the Aztecas, David “Chicho” Meraz, was found in a parking lot in Juarez, dead, the victim of multiple stab wounds, the presumed victim of a hit ordered by his rival in the gang, Eduardo “Tablas” Ravelo.

    Paper Crime

    But there is one factor that is rarely talked about in the U.S. press that does support the contention that Enriquez was the main target of the murders due to her failure to play ball with a corrupt scheme involving official Consulate documents.

    Visa and passport fraud, as well as corruption within U.S. embassies, is a fact of life overseas.

    One source told Narco News about the existence of a “drug-lord protective services” organization operating on an international level that involves “corrupted Mexican and U.S. authorities in Mexico.”

    “[This organization] provides passports, visas to the U.S. and other real travel documents for Colombian and Mexican drug lords for safe passage to the U.S., Canada and Europe,” asserts the source, who for safety reasons, cannot be identified.

    The source’s allegations of embassy corruption dovetail with similar allegations raised in a document known as the Kent Memo, which was written by a Justice Department attorney assigned to a wiretap unit in the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Section.

    The Kent Memo, which became international news after it was leaked to Narco News, contains some of the most serious allegations ever raised against U.S. antinarcotics officers: that U.S. agents stationed in the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, are on drug traffickers’ payrolls, complicit in the murders of informants who knew too much, and, most startlingly, directly involved in helping Colombia’s infamous rightwing paramilitary death squads to launder drug money.

    U.S. authorities have never seriously investigated the allegations in the Kent Memo, however.

    But the State Department has investigated other cases of alleged embassy and consulate corruption. According to a recent report by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, its investigators at U.S. diplomatic missions worldwide in 2009 arrested “691 suspects involved in visa, passport and other fraud” and investigated “an additional 89 cases of alleged nonviolent crimes and administrative violations [by embassy and consulate personnel] at post, or involving Department personnel elsewhere.”

    Earlier this month, a former federal agent pleaded guilty to charges related to the issuance of false visas approved based on his referrals while he served as the ATF Assistant Country Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City.

    In fact, as evidence of the seriousness and extent of passport- and visa-fraud schemes, in 2009, the State Department’s recently created Consular Integrity Division “conducted its first ‘red cell’ operation to detect malfeasance and corruption within the passport adjudication process,” states the report by the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

    “As part of this exercise, the Bureau of Diplomatic Security [DS] submitted fraudulent applications into the passport system and then closely monitored the progress of the fraudulent applications,” the report states. “Based on the results of the exercise, DS identified vulnerabilities in the passport process. …”

    Given those realities, it seems U.S. agents involved in the ongoing investigation into the March 13 Juarez Consulate murders are surely exploring the passport/visa fraud angle and poring over the voluminous consulate records in that pursuit. It would be a shame if, as Narco News’ law enforcement sources allege, information vital to that line of investigation has been deep-sixed due to petty egos and turf battles or to protect the bureaucratic brass from international embarrassment.

    “The U.S. and Mexican government will try to pass on [to the press] some BS story [about the motive for the consulate murders],” says one law enforcer. “And it will be something not as bad as the reality.”

    Stay tuned ….

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  7. If Krentz wasn’t killed by an illegal immigrant, then my name is Elvis Presely.

    Krentz was just the jump start of this. This law had to go into effect. Pure & simple.

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    ilegal Reply:

    ni madres que, el pinchi gobierno gringo es capaz de sacrificar a sus propios ciudadanos con tal de que le crean toda su mierda, simple y sencillo.

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    rabbit Reply:

    Damn, dude, this is what makes you a racist. You don’t care what the truth is. You just want to attack mexicans. This las does not have yo come into affect. It still may not come into affect. After the court chalenges, we will see what is left. Hopefully nothing. I respectfully answered your questions yesterday with good legal challenge. But now I see that you are only an ignorant racist. Shame on you.

    Several of us long time visitors to border report don’t always agree on things. In fact, some times we argue like hell. But you ignorant racists that come here with your hateful worrds, you ruin good discussion. This law sucks for many reasons. But for me, this infringes on my fourth ammendment rights. That simple. Some of you fookers are terrible human beings.

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    Fenix Reply:

    Hold up fellas! That wasn’t me that posted that. I’ve been on the road all day! Haven’t had a chance to post.

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    rabbit Reply:

    Hey michel, whever keeps steeling other peoples name, they are pretty lame. The rest of us argue enough without some bone head throwing a wrench in things.

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    Isabella Reply:

    @ Fenix

    I agree with the guys, a lot of you statements seem racist and narrow-minded. In fact, right now you’re basically insinuating, without substantial evidence, that a migrant was responsible for Krentz’s death. You’re only assuming something without looking at it from every possible perspective, which makes you a bigot.

    I know I’m a smartass and a jerk most of the time, but I at least admit to it. Granted, you have a right to be a bigot, but don’t deny that you are one.

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    Curious Reply:

    I know a lot of people who believe it was a migrant but are against this law. Just because of the fact that he had said something over the radio about a migrant being injured and needing help and then he was dead. But maybe it wasn’t a migrant, nobody knows. Whether it was or wasn’t doesn’t really matter to me, because I know there are plenty of illegal immigrants who wouldn’t murder anyone and there are probly plenty that would, just as there are plenty u.s. citizens that murder people and plenty that don’t. How many people do you think cross that border every year? 1 murder doesn’t make them all murderers. I hope they catch whoever did it, whether legal or illegal.

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    vinotinto Reply:

    What was said over the radio is not fact either. It is what someone says he heard over the radio, but he may have reason to make that up..if we was involved. But that is a big unsubstantiated accusation as well.

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    Curious Reply:

    All I am saying is I know people who believe it was a migrant, and that doesn’t make them racist. Even if it was what Mr. Glenn heard, that is the only thing people have to go by. Like I said though, I don’t really care if they were legal or illegal, I just hope they get caught.

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    vinotinto Reply:

    Agreed.

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    Isabella Reply:

    @ Curious

    Correction, he didn’t say it, his brother said that he heard something along those lines over poor reception. Technically, that’s called hearsay.

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    Curious Reply:

    @Isabella – I read a report that a neighboring rancher heard it over the radio as well (since they communicated with each other all the time). Whether it is hearsay or not, that is the only thing people have to go on. Not saying I agree, but just because someone believes it was an immigrant that did it, that doesn’t make them a racist imo.

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    Isabella Reply:

    @ Curious

    Was this recorded? No, it wasn’t. In any criminal trial, including in the state of Arizona, that Mr. Krentz’s brother’s statement would be considered hearsay.

    What makes Fenix seem racist is the fact that he’s willing to affirm that a migrant is responsible for Krentz’s death without basing his speculations on actual evidence or anything substantial.

    His comments are usually distorted and one sided, but what his last comment confirmed is the fact that he’s extremely narrow-minded.

    For instance, when the BR posted about Mr. Krentz, I initially looked at the time line. I didn’t just assume it must be some random crack head or a serial killer, because that would be highly ignorant of me.

    IF YOU WANT TO BE AN IGNORANT BIGOT, THATS PERFECTLY FINE. OWN UP TO IT, DON’T DENY WHAT YOU ARE.

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    Curious Reply:

    It wasn’t recorded, but witness testimony is used in court all the time. Eyewitness testimony is considered better than circumstantial evidence most of the time, especially when it is the only thing available. I am not saying I think it was an illegal immigrant, because I don’t know. But for someone to conclude that it was, based on the only evidence we have, doesn’t deem racism imo. But I will agree, the way he said it about “my name is elvis presley” that is a little too much, maybe that is where I am not getting it. If he would have said “I think it was an illegal immigrant that did it” would that be racist still?
    And I am not defending this guy at all, because I don’t agree with most of the stuff I’ve read that he has written. But I know people who definitely are not racist and think it was an undocumented immigrant that did it, because of the radio thing, the only thing available for us to go on.

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  8. Wait, did I just read an article from Narco News that jrmafia posted, and it didn’t mention anything about the house of deat? LOL.

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    ilegal Reply:

    be careful man, Bill Conroy visits his site once in a while to learn about true journalism, lol!!

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    YeYo Reply:

    LOL…No mames guey..Bill Conroy can suck it!!!!

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  9. there are lots of people out there that assume that brown skin equals illegal alien equals criminal, nomas hay que esperar unos meses hasta que el estado de Arizona se vaya a la quiebra por tantas demandas de harrasment because of racial profiling coming from pochos and Hispanic legal residents.

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    Rabbit Reply:

    You and I don’t always get along, but what these immigratioin reform people are doing is stereo typing everyone. I have brown eyes and olive skin. Am I suspect? Well, all of this sends the wrong message. Brings the haters out. Shows some peoples real colors. Sad.

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    yanawana Reply:

    this is the typical time when politicians will show their true colors (bunch of biggots and sell outs-except the few courageous ones) and it explains why people voted for them. because they keep the status quo enforcing the law against the poor white and non white, NO MATTER who the hell is in office. its’ funny how people are so narrow minded and SCARED. they are scared that everything will be taken away from them. people freak out easily and want everybody else sacrificed.

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  10. Mexican national is alot different than an illegal immigrant. They dropped the ball on this story. But it still has nothing to do with the immigration issue, watch. A lot more to this story than every one is seeing. What a mess!

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  11. I don’t remember where I read this but I agree with whomever said this is a ploy by the Republicans to fire up their “base” and get some votes in November. Everybody is being used. The democrats don’t have the balls to introduce an amnesty; the republicans don’t give a shit about their base. They know the law will not be upheld by the courts, even if it takes getting to the supreme court. The corporations and small business that thrive off hiring and exploiting undocumented will lose money if the feds start enforcing the laws already written.

    End the end the courts will throw it out, the Republicans might win some elections in November. And the rest of us will be a bit closer to a heart attack.

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  12. Just pulled this off of AP. Sick shit. Sick of seing it already.

    Two decades ago, when Arizona voters rejected a Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the NFL yanked the Super Bowl from suburban Phoenix. The boycott marked a major turning point in the journey to nationwide acceptance of the King holiday.

    Today, Arizona, a state full of travelers from across the Americas, is being boycotted again over a new immigration law said to encourage racial profiling. Yet just as the King debate changed hearts from average people to a president, Arizona’s troubles are positioned to again play a critical role in the twisting evolution of American race relations.

    “The whole country has taken notice,” said Marshall Trimble, Arizona’s state historian, who dislikes the new law but thinks something had to be done about illegal immigration. “I don’t think people realized how serious a problem it is.”

    What good could possibly come of this bad situation? A lot, it turns out. Because suddenly the entire nation is having a huge Arizona conversation, from rallies on the streets to voices on the airwaves — and there are signs of compromise instead of confrontation.

    The emotional outcry could, counterintuitively, improve the country’s immigration situation in the long run by addressing directly a problem Americans have faced for a long time: We have no effective system for dealing with people who risk everything and break the law to come here.

    “It’s a deplorable situation. But it will have an energizing, mobilizing effect,” said Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. The Arizona law, he said, has caused a conversation that otherwise would have remained largely undiscussed.

    Polls show that most Arizonans and a slight majority of Americans are fine with the new law, which requires police to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally. Arizona’s GOP-dominated legislature passed it with no Democratic support; objections over racial profiling got buried beneath fears of high-profile immigrant crimes and frustration over federal inaction.

    Now, all sides of the political spectrum are weighing in. And some stances aren’t as predictable as you might think.

    Most of the nation’s 12 million illegal immigrants are Hispanic. With millions of unemployed Americans considering jobs they once would have ignored, some say these immigrants are taking money out of their pockets. They want the immigrants removed — but how should they be sorted out from the approximately 40 million Hispanics who are U.S. citizens?

    “There’s no easy way,” said Roger Clegg, president and general counsel of the conservative Center for Equal Opportunity. “They live in the same neighborhoods, go to the same schools, work in the same places, speak the same language or not speak the same language. They may be related.”

    Although President Barack Obama has said there will be no immigration-reform bill before the election, there are new signs of compromise — signs that the conversation is taking root.

    Democrats have proposed a reform framework that is tougher on enforcement and would create new Social Security cards linked to fingerprints. Some prominent Republicans, meanwhile, have expressed reservations about Arizona’s approach. Even Karl Rove, the GOP political strategist who engineered George W. Bush’s victories, has some doubts.

    “I’m concerned about the whole idea of carrying papers and always having to be able to prove your citizenship,” said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. “That brings up some shades of some other regimes that weren’t necessarily helpful to democracy.”

    The law “creates unintended consequences,” said former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, whose wife is from Mexico. “It’s difficult for me to imagine how you’re going to enforce this law. It places a significant burden on local law enforcement and you have civil liberties issues that are significant as well.”

    Such concerns changed Arizona’s law before it was a week old. Among other tweaks, the word “solely” was removed from the phrase saying police “may not solely consider race, color or national origin,” to reassure critics that race would not be considered at all.

    Arizona has always been a place for travelers and wanderers. Many of its residents have moved there from other states. A 2007 Pew study said the state had the nation’s second-highest percentage of transplants over the preceding three-year period.

    But Arizona has never had many black residents, which Trimble said may have contributed to the 1991 vote against a King holiday. Most pro football players are black, which led to the Super Bowl boycott.

    “That was a wake-up call,” said Trimble, the state historian. “A lot of people stepped up and said, ‘Wait a minute, Arizona is making itself an embarrassment to the country. And it was.”

    Two Republicans who urged voters to reconsider were Arizona Sen. John McCain and former President Ronald Reagan. Both men had once opposed a federal King holiday. In 1993, when it came up again, 60 percent of Arizona voters chose to back the holiday.

    Certainly there are differences between that issue and today’s problem. “They were Americans,” Trimble noted of King and his fellow crusaders for equal rights.

    Arizona’s 460,000 illegal immigrants are almost all Latinos. Yet Arizona also has 2 million Latinos who are U.S. citizens, about 30 percent of the state’s population.

    Latinos also make up almost 30 percent of pro baseball players. In the Arizona conversation, they too are speaking up: They want the law changed. Their All-Star Game next year is scheduled for Phoenix.

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  13. The consulate employee info above appears to be cut and paste from Bill Conroy at narconews.com

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    YeYo Reply:

    Narco News is gay..I got better news than Bill Conroy..Anybody named Bill cant know shit about anything that matters…Bill Mis Huevos…We ride With Marizco round this neck of the woods…lol..NarcoNews Rotz in a wooden box…Ha Ha..J/K..I got a little pumped up..

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    ilegal Reply:

    i second that, lol!!

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  14. Im back, how are you liberals? Ive hada great day, first read this pendejada in that Tucson liberal Rag, the first headline was Focus in Krentz killing an American then it was changed to Focus in Krentz killing on suspect in US. Puro pedo hot dogs, I guess you never heard that a killer illegal alien could be in the US……WOW, you guys hate the states so much, you want the killer to be a blonde blue eyed bonifide US citizen so that you can say…ya vez carnal, ya vez……shin-gado this is way too funny. Follow me please. American citizen travels down to a nast place on the border, kills us citizen then goes south and leaves tracks going into Mexico. I cant stop lauging, me duele shin-goes my sides Im carcajando so much. You guys will believe anything.

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    Isabella Reply:

    @ Star Wars Lover (how happens to be 70-something)

    So, the tracks heading towards the border are enough evidence? That’s the same as footprints on a beach. There’s footprints EVERYWHERE.

    You’re so ridiculous. Do us all a favor and go back to your cave or back to 1940-something.

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    Darth Vato Reply:

    there you go again, throwing insults. porque caritas, just because I chase liberal morras with tramp stamps is not a reason to call me 70 something. Im gonna be like the rest of the reindeer and not let you jugar with rudolph anymore (well maybe just till Thanksgiving)

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    Isabella Reply:

    FIY girls with tramp stamps are skanky, not necessarily liberal democrats.

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    vinotinto Reply:

    Isabella, always speak truth to ignorance. It’s your admirable quality. But don’t get into a pissing match with an ignorant troller. The rube sees his importance in it.

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    Isabella Reply:

    Well, thank you for the compliment Vinotinto.

    I’m aware of the fact that DV likes to push my buttons, so at times I push back. It’s all in good fun, no harm done.

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    yanawana Reply:

    god fearing ‘merican…boy oh boy oh boy. from the halls of montezuma to my asscrack…jiggle jiggle jiggle. hey darth pendejo. why dont you go somewhere else and play with your self or your bike or whatever. nobody cares what comes out of your ass..liberals/codepink/iluv AHR pah EE oh…go vote republican and listen to ted nugent..sheengaoh. vato pendejo. you are a goddamn EMBARRASSMENT. real american my ass. go drink your budweiser and shut the hell up. you are more annoying than the gringos on this site. mainly because you believe you are so white. stop calling yourself mexican. this is why i teach my kids their culture-so they dont’ turn into people like you…and disappear into american society…

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    rabbit Reply:

    Some of us gringos aren’t so bad.

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    ilegal Reply:

    como que ya hartas con tu cantinfleo, no te parece? hablas mucho y no dices nada, a ver, demuestranos que el que mato al ranchero fue un ilegal? tu lo viste? no verdad? todo apunta a que fue jale interno, fin de la discusion, no te gusta, pues ya sabes…

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    frank Reply:

    Darth Vato please DO NOT mention the recent shooting of an Arizona cops by MEXICAN drug dealers

    This blog is NOT about the Mexican drug dealers, a rancher could NOT be killed by one of the hundreds of thousands of criminals in Mexico.

    Mexico is NOT a failed state with some of the highest murder rates in world and most sick killers in the world, an Arizona rancher could NOT be killed by a mexican drug dealer.

    Comprendes Darth Vato !!!!!

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  15. @Michel,
    I know you have issues with Arizona’s law and thought I would share this article with you and others. I respect your opinion, and respect your opposition to it, because you oppose it in a responsible manner. I differ in opinion, and offer this article, for what it is worth…especially the Fourth Amendment concerns.

    On another note, I still think the murderer of Mr. Krentz will end up being border related, whether the cops find him on either side of the border. I am just saying that I believe it will be an illegal entrant, or somebody connected to Mexico, and/or doing the deed on orders from Mexico. I won’t get chicken-shit if I am wrong…I will openly admit it. Either way, I just hope the murderer is caught and punished to the full degree. If he is caught on this side, wonderful!! Death penalty case.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/29/opinion/29kobach.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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    rabbit Reply:

    Hey, it’s darth vatos cheer leader. What up?

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    Curious Reply:

    hehe, darth vatos cheer leader. that was a good one.

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  16. A law enforcement official said Monday a man suspected of fatally shooting a cattle rancher near the Arizona-Mexico border was a Mexican who was recently in the United States.

    Some politicians have said the attack is evidence that border security must be strengthened.

    The official said it’s not known if the suspect was still in the U.S. and noted the person who killed rancher Robert Krentz more than a month ago wasn’t believed to be a U.S. citizen.

    The person works for an agency that isn’t leading the investigation and requested anonymity.

    Carol Capas, spokeswoman for the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation, declined to confirm the account.

    Krentz was on his all-terrain vehicle checking water lines and fencing when he was shot March 27 on his 35,000-acre ranch northeast of Douglas. The wounded rancher managed to speed away before he lost consciousness and died.

    At a congressional hearing last month, Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever said the rancher was believed to have been killed by an illegal immigrant who was headed to Mexico and worked as a scout for drug smugglers.

    Scouts generally serve as mountaintop lookouts for drug smugglers, instructing the drivers for smuggling rings to pull over and hide when authorities are nearby.

    Arizona passed a new law last month requiring local and state law enforcement officers to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally.

    Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/05/03/20100503arizona-rancher-death-suspect-in-united-states.html?source=nletter-news#ixzz0mvGRatpT

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  17. What started as a peaceful immigrants’ rights march in California turned violent on Saturday, culminating in damage to nearly 20 businesses, at least one arrest and “anarchist graffiti” left on several buildings.

    As long as this keeps up, the new law looks more & more relevant to Arizona’s protection. Now the illegal immigrants are helping to justify the much needed law with their continued actions of violence & the escalation of it.

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    ilegal Reply:

    i bet my left ball that was a LA RAZA job, there is a little punk they know as Nahui Ozelotl, he is a hard core La Raza and Acorn activist, he even has a youtube channel, i once saw one of his videos in which he tells every one who is white, something like “hi racist, hi racist, hi racist” and so on, segun el, aboga por los derechos de los mexicanos, pero lo unico que hace el y su crew es darnos un mal nombre a los mexicanos, segun el quiere reclamar lo que nos quitaron los gueros, el llamado, Aztlan, pinchi guey!! los que venimos de mexico venimos a jalar, no a reclamar tierras, tampoco necesitamos a un anarquista de mierda que nos represente, en las manifestaciones que el organiza, nunca se vera a ningun ilegal, solo a sus compas que son nacidos aqui, no en mexico, y gritandole racistas a todos los gringos que pasan por la calle, y lo peor es que por toda la mierda que el hace, la culpa nos cae a los inmigrantes mexicanos, porque todo lo hace a nombre de nosotros.

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    yanawana Reply:

    you know what people like that do not represent those of us who believe in la raza or aztlan or whatever the hell it is we do believe in. people like that are either totally stupid or love to smash shit or are cops…and they give all of us a bad name. we do not operate like that. it makes us all look stupid. so i agree with you.

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    Curious Reply:

    I would bet money actual illegal immigrants represented maybe 1% of the people there, if that. They usually don’t go out and protest or anything. They are very quiet and low key and don’t draw attention to themselves. Like ilegal implied, those people are giving undocumented workers a bad name.

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    Fenix Reply:

    No, they don’t draw attention to themselves. They just trash the border, traffic drugs, shoot innocent people, shoot law enforcement, wreck havoc, etc…………..

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  18. Voy a Michigan manana, I think the attackers from the border are hiding out at a Starbucks. Man how could anyone have missed this, a la madre. El Asesino is coming to a theater near you, I think he is hiding out at the Starbucks near the Gap afuerita de Detroit in a predominantly white suburb? I mean I dont think its a carnal from the motherland, esos vatos they just come over for the paz! I cant stop laughing at your small mentes!

    I dont know if I should do some gumshoe jale and go find the vato in Detroit or go to Louisiana to help clean up the pajaritos with oil. I feel I should do something worthwhile. El Vato de la casa blanca needs all the help from us Americans, por que los illegals no quieren, they just want to march. Im proud to be an American where……saben esa cool rola?

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    rabbit Reply:

    Detroit is a real nice place this time of yeaar. Come visit. Maybe you get robbed at gun point or killed while you are there. Terrble crime rate, you know.

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  19. any of you guys know some coyotes? maybe they can help some of the illegals head on over to Pakistan. You know us hispanics we look middle eastern. They will fit in pretty good, and I hear que ay shingo de jale. They cant march in the streets there, porque les mochon los you know what, pero, they dont have to show papers either. El SB 1070, is gonna make things bien gacho for the pelados, Im just passing my wisdom for jale. Ive been working since I was 14, and am always trying to help. You know me, I dont like any handouts so I help a little wherever I can.

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  20. It’s me Snakes…Acey said ten percent.

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    Curious Reply:

    Too bad Acey aint in charge no more.

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  21. Richard Clarke, the former counterterrorism expert at the White House through two administrations, has admitted in interviews and before the 9/11 Commission that on one of the three occasions the United States was able to place Bin Laden, he was in a falcon camp set up by falcon hunters from Dubai. The CIA requested a cruise missile strike against Bin Laden. Clarke said he stopped the government from firing at the camp because “it didn’t look like an Al Qaeda camp.”

    “I am not political,” Parrot says, “But he is the most wanted terrorist in the world and it has been frustrating getting the government to listen. Perhaps now they will.”

    Crooked bastards!!!

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  22. Someone has been posting under my name today around 12pm CST. It was not me. I was traveling all day & did not have a chance to get online.

    Both Rabbit & Isabella, make sure it’s me before you start running your mouth. I didn’t post anything about Elvis Presley. I would never bring The King in on something like this.

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    rabbit Reply:

    I am sorry that some idiot used your name. I have had the same thing happen to me. Sorry, bro!

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    Isabella Reply:

    Sorry, it was a case of mistaken identity then.

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  23. I had a dream last night that I was normal…….shingao, I woke up in a cold sweat. Im proud of being a capitalist and an infidel, and for a moment pense que todo se fue…….. I looked at my iPhone, went to touch my Harley and then went to bed. I hate nightmares…………………

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    ilegal Reply:

    keep believing all the shit tus masters los gueros te dicen and one day you will never be able to wake up again, they could kill you to blame a mexican or a taliban, it doesn’t matter, as long as the trick works…

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    rabbit Reply:

    Would it make me a bad guy if I agree?

    Guess I’m a bad guy then. Well, say good night to the bad guy.

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    Isabella Reply:

    Eres un baboso!

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    Darth Vato Reply:

    pero mi cora-zon no sangrea como los de Code Pink. Mija caritas, try just one day to not be a liberal, dont call people names, view the other side. Change is coming and you have to be ready.

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  24. hey be BRAH, look at all this hardware, it belonged to the boss of “the bird who flew away to Michoacan”, like i always say, “KARMA IS A BlTCH”

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  25. joey cruz is looking for

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    anthoney Reply:

    ?????????????????????????????

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  26. Hre we go again. You use the fletcher, ernie chavez, joe cruz. It must be scumbag week. Who is next? Disgusting.

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    carlos teran Reply:

    these are heros in the drug wars punk

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    rabbit Reply:

    Blah blah blah. Who, you? You wish badge kisser. You are an idiot.

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    rabbit Reply:

    Carlos tehran is a good guy. Using his name doesn’t do you any good. I am starting to get a laugh at you more and more. So keep changing your name. But remeber, I only have one name, and I don’t need to hide from you. Lol!

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  27. [...] NOT about immigration but DRUG RUNNING and went ahead with the new draconian laws? “…Did the Republican governor of Arizona knowingly use a murder that had nothing to do with random Mexican border violence at all to [...]

  28. WE WON!!! http://www.proceso.com.mx/rv/modHome/detalleExclusiva/79015

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  29. D-rift, who called Hank and warned him about the hit? Gustavo or Better cal Saul?

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    drift Reply:

    oh damn!!!! im lost now!!! you got me here but im going to go with…….. oh what the hell, i’ll just call Saul………..

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    vinotinto Reply:

    had to be Pollo

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    Boris the Blade Reply:

    OR, just or, let me throw this out there, here is a badass twist, could it have been Gomey…

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    vinotinto Reply:

    Gomey’s his friend…he wouldn’t disguise his voice.

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    drift Reply:

    OH DAMN, i was in Juarez on Sunday and i didnt watch that episode so im about to watch it on ovguide, i’ll let you know what i think later

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    Boris the Blade Reply:

    this get’s heavy, but what if Gomey is a corrupt DEA Agent…that’s the only reason I say that.

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    drift Reply:

    WHOOOOOOAAA!!!!!!! it was Gomez that called him to warn him, Gomez has an idea who Walt is and he knows his partner wasnt all right when he came back from El Paso becuase of inside info he has with Pollo and since Walt cut off the other chemist and the other guy thought he knew Walts formula Pollo had no other choice but to warn him since he probably would of said enough blood shed and he didnt want to put up with it, Pollo is str8 Gangsta!

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    YeYo Reply:

    What are we talkin bout here???

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    drift Reply:

    the show on AMC, Breaking Bad

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    Boris the Blade Reply:

    I’m feeling your Gomey theory loud and clear brah.

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  30. Please don’t post borderlandbeat.com’s links on here. They plagiarize the work of others.

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    yanawana Reply:

    do they actually do any of their own investigations or reports?

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  31. here’s part of a “first-person screed” relating to the unfortunate murder of the AZ rancher, Mr. Krenz.

    It’s been making its way over the Internet. (Maybe some of you have also seen it?)

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    My humble opinion?

    Any AZ rancher that moves drugs off his property is a fool.

    Or, he’s in the business…

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  32. Oopsie!

    If you just saw , instead of a quote I tried to import, it’s not my fault.

    I could, I suppose type in the quote I tried to post.

    But I have better things to do today.

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    Tantos Reply:

    WTF?

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  33. get a kick out of this one…… LMFAO!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.nba.com/2010/news/05/04/suns.jerseys.ap/index.html?ls=iref:nbahpt2

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    Curious Reply:

    That is pretty cool. San Antonio should do something similar, like wear a jersey that says “Los Gays” haha. Sorry, I hate the Spurs with a passion.

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  34. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0d9_1272997165

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    drift Reply:

    lmao!! Pinchi Ilegal

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  35. This article makes a good point. Blame Washington, DC, not Arizona…..

    It used to be easy to spot a racist. They wore white hoods with eyeholes cut out.

    Now they wear Arizona Diamondbacks caps.

    At least that’s the message from opponents of Arizona’s new immigration law. They are calling for fans to picket Diamondbacks games. They want the 2011 All-Star Game moved from Phoenix. They want teams to move their spring training sites out of Arizona.

    Boycott Fever — Catch It!

    Sorry, I can’t. And I hope you’ll think twice before making a picket sign.

    That would be once more than the boycott crowd. It looked at the bill and quickly distilled Arizona’s motives by using standard reactionary math:

    New Law + Immigrants = Racism.

    If anything, a boycott should be aimed at the Nationals. Washington’s spineless politicians forced Arizona to take the law into its own hands before the state turned into one big O.K. Corral.

    Critics can’t be bothered with such complexities. They are saying Hanley Ramirez will be treated like Rodney King the next time he gets to Phoenix.

    The Major League Baseball players’ union has come out against the law. It is shocked that a player “must be ready to prove, at any time, his identity and legality of his being in Arizona.”

    The horror is apparently catching on. Adrian Gonzalez told FanHouse he’d boycott next year’s All-Star Game “because it’s a discriminating law.”

    Yes, just as theft laws discriminate against thieves, illegal immigration laws discriminate against illegal immigrants. Or as MSNBC breathlessly flashed in headline:

    “Law Makes It A Crime To Be Illegal Immigrant.”

    Terms like Brownshirts, vigilantes, apartheid and Republican are being thrown around. Al Sharpton has landed. The celeb crowd has taken its standard morally superior stance.

    Shakira weighed in, saying “Some of the darkest moments in human history — persecution of Jewish people, segregation in the American South and ethnic cleansing around the world — began just like this.”

    Today, they’re rounding up shortstops in Phoenix. Tomorrow, they’re putting you in a cattle car for having a Spanish accent.

    People are so busy demagoguing you wonder if they’ve actually read the law. It’s 16 pages that grant police broader powers to identify and arrest illegal aliens.
    “Now they’re going to go after everybody, not just people behind the wall. Now they’re going to come out on the street,” Baltimore Orioles shortstop Cesar Izturis said. “What if you’re walking down the street with your family and kids. They’re going to go after you.”

    It’s no surprise a player is misinformed and easily manipulated. You expect more out of The New York Times. Or maybe you don’t.

    “The statute requires police officers to stop and question anyone who looks like an illegal immigrant,” The Times reported.

    Wrong.

    Police must have “reasonable suspicion” to determine a person’s immigration status. The law specifically states that race cannot be a factor in determining reasonable suspicion.

    Critics automatically presuppose Arizona lawmen have been dying for an excuse to racially profile and deport 30 percent of the state’s population. But before anyone can be even be suspected, they have to be part of a “lawful stop, detention or arrest.”

    In other words, a cop can’t just stop a car full of law-abiding Mexicans or a Marlins shortstop walking down the street.

    Ramirez would have had to violate some law. And you know what police would do if they suspected he’s an illegal immigrant?

    Ask for his papers!

    (Please add evil voiceover for dramatic effect).

    “It harkens back to apartheid where all black people in South Africa were required to carry documents in order to move from one part of town to another,” Cynthia Tucker said on ABC’s This Week.

    Actually, it harkens back to 1940 when Congress passed the Alien Registration Act. Non-citizens have been required to carry a visa or green card or some form of identification for the past 60 years.
    What seems like common sense is now controversial. Constitutional lawyers say Arizona’s law may not stand up because states can’t enforce federal laws.
    That legality isn’t what has boycotters threatening everything Arizona. They see xenophobia as deep as the Grand Canyon.

    Never mind that every civilized country in the world has laws against anybody just wandering in. In politically correct America, merely asking someone for proof of citizenship is grounds for Klan induction.

    Polls show 51 percent of Americans favor Arizona’s law, while 39 percent oppose it. In Arizona, polls show 70 percent of residents support the law.

    Are they all bigots?

    Most illegal aliens don’t come to America to deal drugs and join gangs. But according to the Department of Justice, Phoenix is the country’s kidnapping capital, with 566 abductions the past two years. Attacks on Border Patrol agents increased 46 percent to 1,097 in 2008. Federal officials reported the victims usually have connections to either immigrant smuggling groups or drug traffickers.

    A recent University of Arizona study found illegal immigration cost the state $1.4 billion a year. The state treasurer said the true cost is closer to $2 billion.

    You can probably find a study to support whatever position you favor. Either way, it’s easy to be sanctimonious when you’re sitting in New York City. It’s not so simple when you live in Arizona.

    The state is essentially attempting to enforce federal laws on illegal immigration. Given that, shouldn’t the boycott be nationwide?

    Let’s picket every baseball team everywhere and demand that every All-Star Game be moved to … Mexico!

    No wait, Mexico’s immigration laws make Arizona look like San Francisco. You can get two years in jail just for entering the country illegally.

    Or in terms even MSNBC might understand, “Law Makes It An Illegal Crime To Be Illegal Criminal Immigrant In Mexico.”

    Such discrimination cannot stand.

    I fully expect Gonzalez, Shakira and the MLB players union to call a press conference and demand we boycott Mexico.

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    ilegal Reply:

    more boycott? that stupid law itself it’s a boycott to mexico.

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    Fenix Reply:

    I don’t think the law is stupid. I think the way people are acting about is stupid.

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    rabbit Reply:

    Oh, I know, every high power organisation that is against this law is stupid. And every ilegal immigrant that is out there is on welfare, right? Or maybe the migrant workers are hard workers and spend their money in the economy of Arizona. And maybe the ball players appreciate that. Maybe the migrant workers make more money than you. Damn them Mexicans!

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  36. No, the law is stupid as hell. They knew this law would create a lot of controvercy. By the time it’s all said and done, this law wont have much left to it anyway.

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    axtexican Reply:

    For the first time in my adult life I am proud to be an Arizonan.

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    Dart Vato Reply:

    I wish I was still an Arizonan! Glad I kept my Drivers License, Yea Baby!

    MOVING TO MEXICO
    Dear Mr. President:
    I’m planning to move my family and extended family into Mexico for my health, and I would like to ask you to assist me.

    We’re planning to simply walk across the border from the U.S. into Mexico , and we’ll need your help to make a few arrangements.

    We plan to skip all the legal stuff like visas, passports, immigration quotas and laws.

    I’m sure they handle those things the same way you do here. So, would you mind telling your buddy, President Calderon, that I’m on my way over?

    Please let him know that I will be expecting the following:

    1. Free medical care for my entire family.

    2. English-speaking government bureaucrats for all services I might need, whether I use them or not.

    3. Please print all Mexican government forms in English.

    4. I want my grandkids to be taught Spanish by English-speaking (bi-lingual) teachers.

    5. Tell their schools they need to include classes on American culture and history.

    6. I want my grandkids to see the American flag on one of the flag poles at their school.

    7. Please plan to feed my grandkids at school for both breakfast and lunch.

    8. I will need a local Mexican driver’s license so I can get easy access to government services.

    9. I do plan to get a car and drive in Mexico but I don’t plan to purchase car insurance, and I probably won’t make any special effort to learn local traffic laws.

    10. In case one of the Mexican police officers does not get the memo from their president to leave me alone, please be sure that every patrol car has at least one English-speaking officer.

    11. I plan to fly the U.S. flag from my house top, put U. S. flag decals on my car, and have a gigantic celebration on July 4th. I do not want any complaints or negative comments from the locals.

    12. I would also like to have a nice job without paying any taxes, or have any labor or tax laws enforced on any business I may start.

    13. Please have the president tell all the Mexican people to be extremely nice and never say critical things about me or my family, or about the strain we might place on their economy.

    14. I want to receive free food stamps.

    15. Naturally, I’ll expect free rent subsidies.

    16. I’ll need Income tax credits so although I don’t pay Mexican Taxes, I’ll receive money from the government.

    17. Please arrange it so that the Mexican Gov’t pays $4,500 to help me buy a new car.

    18. Oh yes, I almost forgot, please enroll me free into the Mexican Social Security program so that I’ll get a monthly income in retirement.

    I know this is an easy request because you already do all these things for all his people who walk over to the U.S. from Mexico . I am sure that President Calderon won’t mind returning the favor if you ask him nicely.

    Thank you so much for your kind help. You’re the man!!! Muah!

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    Oscar Reply:

    Orale…… Darth Vato is too damn funny, those damn mexicans better provide us gabachos will all those services or else, I be marching in protest with thousands of other gabachos who expect the same thing.

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    ilegal Reply:

    us gabachos? calmate a la verga pinchi indio culo prieto, el hecho de que tu y tu esposo el darth joto hayan nacido aqui no los hace gabachos, son pochos, y peor, si son pochos racistas, entonces ni patria tienen, us gabachos, lmao!!!!

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    Isabella Reply:

    Where did you cut and paste this from? From some racist website?

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    Darth Vato Reply:

    zhinga Vatos and one Vata, you all need to have esos como les dicen…..sense of humor, no need to be todos wiped out for simple mamaditas. Its just a broma, Laugh and your corazon laughs with you. No wonder liberals have such high blood pressure, relax take a zocor a perdon you guys prefer grifa. Change is coming…….look forward. Damn, I never saw so many vatos y vatas todos ahuitados. Man, you guys own hollywood, MSNBC, la casa blanca, the house and the senate, what are you afraid of? Que carcajadas………………you remind of some pendejos I once knew from Toluca.

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    ilegal Reply:

    cuando yo escriba algo contra ti, haz de cuenta que tambien es broma, asi que aguanta la macana si quieres tirar piedras aunque sean bromas.

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    Oscar Reply:

    Tu sabes when someone I don’t even know says shit I don’t like (especially on the Internet) I can close my ojos and don’t read. jejejeje

    Pero some pendejos like getting all loco over anonymouse commentarios.

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    Dart Vato Reply:

    I love it carnal, so correcto Oscar! The mantra of the left when the right complains about peladencias on TV and all that mierda on MSNBC and the rest of the liberal crap…..asi nos dicen los gueyes, “just turn the channel you dont have to look” Pinches elitiists queren el kaki and they want to comer it too!

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    rabbit Reply:

    That’s cuz you is an idiot.

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    ilegal Reply:

    simon hey, they is some idiota loco hombres esse…what kind of shitty way is that of writing/talkin…

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    Rabbit Reply:

    Carlito, man. You know, Brigante. Oh well, I tried.

    You aint like me, you is a

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  37. A hundred “mules” carrying fifty pounds a piece would supply Cochise, Pima, and part of Maricopa county with dope for one night. While this a possible exaggeration, the fact remains, this country consumes an astounding of illicit drugs daily.

    I’ve driven a Semi for nearly 30 years, born and raised in Bisbee, and no where I’ve ever been I couldn’t spot the other Truck that was “haulin”. I can’t really explain it, they just don’t “sit”, or maybe “lie” right is a better word, and most times the Driver has no idea what he’s under.

    The Cops know the same thing I do, and the drugs get to Fresno and Boise and Seattle just the same.

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  38. Study Says Granting Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants Would Boost Economy
    Jonathan Riley — Sat, Jan 9, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    A new study has found that legalizing the status of the 12 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States would boost the economy, creating jobs and increasing wages for native-born workers, according to a story in the Chronicle. The study, which was released January 7, was conducted by UCLA associate professor Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda and was primarily based on data following the passage of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. The report concluded that legalizing undocumented immigrants could increase the gross domestic product by $1.5 trillion over the next ten years.

    According to the Financial Times, another study by the Kauffman Foundation in 2008 found similar results: For every 100,000 immigrants, 510 of them start businesses each month, while native-born citizens start 280. The Kauffman Foundation is a Kansas City, Missouri-based nonprofit that focuses on advancing entrepreneurship and improving education.

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  39. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srYi5eUZ1xI

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  40. God I love Texas!
    http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_15021005

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  41. kina funny, well written

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  42. “Cochise County Sheriff’s deputies are looking for an individual in the U.S., not in Mexico. (Long sidenote: The paper’s story has since been changed; this morning the headline stated the suspect was an American. The Cochise County Sheriff’s Department says that’s wrong; nationality is unknown. Now, The Associated Press, citing anonymous sources, says the suspect is a Mexican national”

    If Larry Dever would just adopt the Mexican Law Enforcement standard for murder investigations, this would go alot faster. You know, drag in the local gangbanger, torture him until he does a videotaped confession, then close the case. And if any reporters start sniffing around, you kill them too and destroy the crime scene. Problem solved.

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  43. The problem with your conspiracy theory is that the Arizona legislation had introduced, debated and passed SB1070 BEFORE that rancher was killed. The legislature presumably represents the people of Arizona, who repeatedly support SB1070 in every poll.

    Tru to work those facts into your theory.

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  44. Robert Krentz was invlolved with smuggling drugs himself like many other ranchers i know along the southern border of arizona. the ranchers get paid to allow burreros cross throught heir property. they get paid around 4-6$ a pound that passes.

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    Michel Reply:

    How do you know this is true?
    Contact me at my email if you wish: marizco@borderreporter.com

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    Tantos Reply:

    Pepe, you sound very sure of yourself. So on the day before he was murdered, why did Krentz escort Border Patrol Agents to an area where they could see the mules on his property? And they got arrested and their mota seized.

    So Krentz has been getting paid in the past, but these particular mulas were cheap and tried to shortchange Krentz this time? So all the times he called the cops or Border Patrol it was only because he got screwed out of his cut? Is that your conspiracy theory?

    Put your tinfoil hat back on, Pepe. I know it’s hard for dirtbags to realize, but not EVERYONE is dirty or corrupt.

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