Monday, August 2, 2010

Bad Times for Arizona Law Enforcement

Pinal County (Arizona) Sheriff Paul Babeu, whose deputies patrol a county along the U.S.-Mexico border, is hopping mad at the federal government. Babeu told that rather than help law enforcement in Arizona stop the hundreds of thousands of people who come into the United States illegally, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.

The Maricopa County Sheriff isn't having an easy time either.  On the day the gutted Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, went into effect, Sheriff Joe Arpaio made the news after it was reported that there's a price on his head - allegedly offered by a Mexican drug cartel. The audio message in Spanish is a bit garbled, but the text is clear. "It's offering a million dollars for Sheriff Joe Arpaio's head and offering a thousand dollars for anyone who wants to join the Mexican cartel."  (H/T The Lobster Pot)

Makes up wonder... will amnesty through the door wide open to the Cartel?  Will the USA spiral into lawlessness like many parts of Mexico?  Ojal√° que Dios nos proteja.

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