Monday, December 11, 2006

Border patrol, Vigilante style

Story: "A stolen car was recovered, and 12 undocumented immigrants were detained on separate occasions at different places along the border

In the biggest case, 432 pounds of marijuana was seized in a pickup after a high-speed chase into Del Rio. The incident began around 3 a.m. Nov. 28 after a woman watching a camera posted along U.S. 277 in rural Val Verde County saw the truck and someone signaling it.

She reported it by e-mail, and the chase ensued after U.S. Border Patrol agents confronted the driver. The sheriff's office said the driver escaped on foot.

The system is set up so anyone seeing criminal activity can report it via e-mail. The message is routed to the state's operations center in Austin and local law enforcement officers.

Webcams are to be placed at 13 "primary-threat" border crossing points with a history of drug-running and human smuggling. Others will be in 16 border transit zones with lesser criminal activity. Cameras also will operate along highways, at rest stops or near inspection stations.

About 30 cameras will remain in one place, while most will be mobile, shifting to areas where illegal activity has been reported.

I like this border watch that Rick Perry set up. Hopefully, they will continue the program, as the few weeks it has existed has exhibited results.


Detective J said...

This is a great border idea, 'kinda like the Minutemen. Thanks for sharing this with us.

SolaMeanie said...

Unfortunately, the ACLU or some other leftist kook organization will sue over it. When they had the case not too long ago of an illegal immigrant suing and winning a man's farm after he was shot for trespassing or something similar, I began seeing that we were in real trouble as a nation. You'd think this would be a no-brainer, but apparently mass invasion by illegals is acceptable to the powers that be.