After reading this you will not believe the crap coming out of our liberal/progressive/regressive Democrat government in Washington.
Excerpt: Several months ago, not long after Rob Krentz’s death, Fox news (channel 10 in Phoenix AZ) contacted me and expressed interest in coming down and doing a news story about me and the problems myself and other ranchers in this area have had in recent months with illegal outlaws. To prepare for my interview with Fox, I asked for assistance from six other neighboring ranchers and businessmen. All of these men are prominent men in the community, tax payers, business owners and individuals who have the best of reputations. Together we made a map of the area which covered from the southeastern corner of AZ going west about 20 miles to the silver creek area, and going north about 30 miles to the area around the towns of Portal, AZ and Rodeo, N.M. On this map we made marks recording violations to United States law committed by illegal aliens. We did not use government statistics (we wouldn’t know how to get them) but recorded incidents that we knew had happened first hand, many of which we had witnessed. We tried to record only the incidents that have happened in the last several years.
The sum total of what we recorded is this:
The arrest or capture of 40 illegal in one bunch – 40
(we didn’t bother with the countless smaller groups)
Loads of Marijuana found and captured – 213
Dangerous encounters with illegal aliens – 132
(assault, burglaries, forced entries, etc.)
Dead illegal aliens found by civilians – 16
High speed vehicle chases between dope haulers and law enforcement – 14
Illegal aliens spotted with firearms – 12
Fires started by illegal aliens – 9
Over 100,000 acres burned with the cost to taxpayers of $ 40,000,000. One fire near Portal AZ in June of 2010 cost $10,000,000. to fight (forest Service estimate)
Outlandish incidents – 4
Example: One bachelor in the Portal area was burglarized around 100 times. He finally took all his valuables and put them in a steel vault and welded the door shut. He then moved out of his house into a shed hoping the illegal aliens would leave him alone. They did not and he finally abandoned his property. Another outlandish event was when outlaws stole a brand new Caterpillar motor grader on the Geronimo Trail east of Douglas, AZ and drove south through the border fence never to be seen again. The grader belonged to Cochise County Hwy Dept.
Financial losses to private sector – $100,000,000.00
(losses in real estate value, personal property, etc., losses in wildlife habitat – immeasurable)
Last but certainly not least, the murder of Rob Krentz, which is right in the center of our map.
Ashurst: A Border Manifesto