Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Trial begins for Douglas rancher, 16 undocumented immigrants

KNXV-TV in Phoenix reports:

Trial is under way in Tucson against a Cochise County rancher accused of detaining several illegal immigrants who attempted to cross into the United States near Douglas. Attorneys for the five women and 11 men who were trying to cross into the U.S. illegally accuse Roger Barnett of holding the group at gunpoint, threatening them with his dog and also threatening to shoot anyone that tried to escape, a press release from the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund said. Barnett, his wife, Barbara Barnett; and his brother, Donald Barnett; are charged in the federal lawsuit with conspiring to violate the plaintiffs' civil rights, the release said...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Since when do illegal immigrants have "civil rights"? They were trespassing, or does that not count anymore? Is everything upside down these days? It seems so to me, and I'm not the only one.
Olive Law