Thursday, August 07, 2014

Illegal border crossings effects felt miles away

While much of the focus of foreigners and drugs crossing the Texas border is on the serpentine Rio Grande River, its effects are felt 20 and 30 miles north in the rural ranches that blanket South Texas. In just one constable's precinct in Hidalgo County that reaches into the ranch land, there have been 47 calls from ranchers concerning traffickers busting through fences on ranches in the first six months of 2014, according to crime statistics provided by officials with Precinct 4. "I promise you the number of incidents of ranch crossings is double or triple that," Precinct 4 Sgt. Aaron Moreno told ABC-13. Those stats also show a total of 64 "bailouts," in those ranch areas in that six-month span. That's where an officer stops a vehicle, or a vehicle crashes and the passengers scatter. On Wednesday alone between 1 and 3 pm, in the ranches covered by Precinct 4's constables, there were three incidents of vehicles carrying large groups of people that busted through fences. Those vehicles were either were stopped by officers or crashed and the passengers fled. One of those incidents, involving a white Ford truck registered in Houston, took place near the ranch of Fred Cappadona. "The numbers are overwhelming," Fred Cappadona told ABC-13. He's in a position to know. Cappadona works cattle on a Hidalgo County ranch about 30 miles north of the border. And he said the coyote traffic across his land has never been as bad as it's been this summer...more

Combine this story with the one above concerning BLM law enforcement and you have the DC Deep Thinkers at their best:  We have federal officers where we don't need them and not enough officers where they are needed.  A prime example of central planning and just wait till till these idiots take over our healthcare system.

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