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    kev is offline

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    Phoenix-Area Posse Nets Just 1 Arrest

    Just one arrest, but the word of the patrols will get out and maybe just maybe illegals will avoid the area. Then they will avoid the next area, and the next until there is no where else to avoid or run to. ... N5bmNhdA--

    AVONDALE, Ariz. - Following a week of tough talk, a 250-member sheriff's posse that was assembled to catch illegal immigrants made just one arrest in its first desert search early Thursday.

    The posse — made up of Maricopa County sheriff's deputies and trained volunteers — launched night patrols Wednesday in the desert and along major roads southwest of Phoenix.

    Deputies attempted to pull over a pickup truck about 12:45 a.m. Thursday, but the truck took off in the desert and its 15 to 20 occupants scattered. Only one person was tracked down, despite night-vision equipment, spotlights and a helicopter.

    "It just makes me angry," Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. "People say these are helpless people coming into the United States just to work, and yet when they see law enforcement, they run. If they were trying to obey the law, why are they running?"

    Arpaio speculated that the night was slow because potential border crossers have heard about that the county is cracking down. He said the operation will continue.

    Arpaio's posse is looking to arrest illegal immigrants under a new state law that allows local law enforcement to arrest and charge immigrant-smugglers with felonies. Sheriff's officials already have arrested 147 illegal immigrants and smugglers under the law.

    A human-rights group is challenging County Attorney Andrew Thomas' contention that the law applies to illegal immigrants as well as immigrant smugglers.

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    It won't surprise me if the government is leaking information to the illegals as to the whereabouts of the posse. We will find out that information is also available within our country so that the illegals can avoid arrest.

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    That was only for one night. The human rights lawyer they mention was hired by the Mexican Consulate.
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