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4 years 33 weeks ago, 6:46 PM

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PHOENIX – Authorities in southern Arizona have found a deputy wounded in a shootout with suspected drug smugglers after a frantic hour-long desert search.

Pinal County sheriff's Lt. Tamatha Villar says the deputy suffered a superficial wound to his abdomen after being shot with an AK-47 assault rifle Friday afternoon. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Casa Grande, about 40 miles south of Phoenix.

Villar says the deputy was doing smuggling interdiction work and found bales of marijuana in the desert. He then encountered five suspected illegal immigrants, two armed with rifles, and was shot.

A search was on in the rugged desert about 50 miles south of Phoenix for the five suspects. Hundreds of officers were involved.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

CASA GRANDE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities in southern Arizona were searching Friday for a wounded deputy who radioed for help and said he had been shot with an AK-47 assault rifle in a remote desert area used by drug- and human-smugglers from Mexico.

The unidentified deputy called in to say he had encountered a group and been shot in the abdomen, Pinal County sheriff's Lt. Tammy Villar said.

Further details on the shooting were not immediately available.

"Over the past 12 months we've seen an increase in the amount of drugs, and an increase in violence that has been going on in this particular corridor," Villar told KPNX.

"We've had increasing concerns in this area about being outmanned and outgunned, and unfortunately this evening, this is coming true," he said.

The shooting came as Arizona grapples with backlash over its enactment of a tough new law targeting illegal immigration. Civil rights activists concerned the law will lead to racial profiling have called for a boycott of the state.

The law signed by Gov. Jan Brewer last week is supported by many in the state, which has become a major gateway for drug smuggling and human trafficking from Mexico.

Its passage came amid increasing anger in Arizona about violence, drug smugglers, drop houses and other problems caused by poor border security.

Villar said the search for the wounded officer was occurring near Interstate 8 and Arizona 84 about 50 miles south of Phoenix.

REALLY THOUGH...ARIZONA GOV BREWER IS TOTALLY MISGUIDED.

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 6:51 PM

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show clips of large groups of wet backs
climbing fences and running across the
desert when they talk about the AZ law.
Mabe someone might get the picture

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 7:12 PM

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This crap about

racial profiling really pisses me off. It has nothing to do with race. If they are looking for a serial killer they start looking at white male around 20 to 40. Is this racial profiling? No it's statistics at work. If you're looking fo a religous terrorist do you start rousing catholic nuns?

America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall. If you don't stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them!
4 years 33 weeks ago, 7:16 PM

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hmmm

i used to love rousing catholic nuns...

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 33 weeks ago, 7:33 PM

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lbc

Why doesn't that surprise me? Haha...but most of the ones I knew were downright mean and tough as nails!

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 3:51 AM

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New Law?

New Law? A lot of people think a new law has been passed. The law is not new, to the Grate State of Airzona,This law just has been ignored by the Feds. This is a Federal law, but the Feds. havn't done their job (again) to enforce it.
So the law signed by last week,by Gov. Jan Brewer, is a, State adopted, Federal Law.
So, how I understand it is, The Feds. can't/won't do their job! So, Gov. Jan Brewer, signs the (Federal) law into, State Law, so they can do the Feds. Job!!!
It's so Damn Easy, Even a Cave Man Can Do It!!
Illegal immigrants, Do Not Have Rights! I don't understand how anyone can say ,they have rights.First of all, they entered illigaly, (broke our law), then think their offspring, are American Citizans. This is such absured BullShit!
I understand, I'm off the subject, The wounded Lawman, and those that shot at him.
Out Maned, Out Guned?? Villar told KPNX "We've had increasing concerns in this area about being outmanned and outgunned , and unfortunately this evening, this is coming true,
"Whisky, Tango, Foxtrot!!!!! If you know this allready, (CLUE!) why send 1 (ONE) Officer alone?
Send Several Officers with him. WEAPONS Get the Men the TOOLS they need to do their Job!,
Remember the Two man shoot out with the cops in LA several years back? They were UNDER GUNNED. ( KEY WORD " Were") And HUNTING AMMO. Keep the Feds. out of this! Or the wetbacks will sue, and Officers will go to jail.
Gov. Jan Brewer, has made a mistake. In this Law, it should be (hidden in the bill like Libs. have been doing!) understood, that "any State, County, or City Law Enforcement Officer, Boarder Agent, who shoots and kills, wounds any smuggler, human traficker, Law braker, in the line of duty, cannot be prosecuted"!
Racial profiling? I godda get a handle on this one___________________________________
What, would I look 4, if I were an Officer of the Law,in Az.???
I would look 4 Gringos, O Hell YA!! Blacks? Indians? O SHIT I KNOW!!! Mexkins!! NO SHIT!!
Where am I gonna go to catch me a Mezkin?? I'M gonna go where Mezkins hang out!!
HOME DEPOT!!!! SO Damn EaZy a CaveMan can Do It!!
Racial profiling? How else are you gonna get the job done??
If we are gitting our asses blown-up are we gonna look @ the Mezkins?? Probly not. Thing we will look @ a few Camel Jockeys?? O SHIT, thats "Racial profiling". NO SHIT!!
Only a F___ing fool, will bitch about Racial profiling.
Years ago, when I lived in Colorado, the State, had a Coyote problem, too Damn many coyotes to count. (remindes me of #s of WetBacks)! Well the sheep farmers were killing them off, and the Bleeding Hearts Sued.
They all went to Denver, and some spokswoman for the Coyotes, suggested, catching the Coyotes and tying a bell around their neck, or NUTERING the POOR CRITTERS!
Some Sheepman, stood up, said "Skuse me Mam, but I don't think you understand whats happnun, Them Coyotes ain't FUCKIN Our Sheep, They KILLIN U'M!
Google "Operation Wetback"
So, if Coyotes are Killin yer sheep, are we gonna be Racialy profileing Jack Rabbits?
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4 years 33 weeks ago, 10:57 AM

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But Lyle

What exactly are you saying?

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:12 AM

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Pkato..

I get a kick out of old Lyle.. think most of us do, sorta have this mental image of him with steam rolling out his ears and the key board bouncing in recoil.. I have every expectation that some letters are going to start disappearing due to his hammering on them..

one of the great things about this site is our lack of inhibitions.. Saying what you feel is prized, and i honestly look forward to reading all the regulars.. I know when i open a post by any of the regulars i know im going to be entertained..

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:00 AM

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Re: Racial Profiling

The Federal Government does this everytime you go through a border or highway checkpoint. So what is the big deal?
Sheriff Dumpnik (Pima County) has said that he doesn't want this law SB1070, enforced as it is discriminatory. Well I hope he is looking for a new job. He has to go. No wonder we have problems.

4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:05 AM

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misbehave for years, Mexicans breaking the law. The parents doing the spoiling, liberal politicians pee themselves when a responsible adult, conservatives, try to get the spoiled brats to behave.
What cha think, any chance we can get back to enforcing the law?

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:23 AM

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:27 AM

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I think the boys always been the sheriff of Pima county, the problem is he's a old time politician and knows that Pima County will go Dem 80% of the time..I don't know how much this has to do with it being a U town, or the local media.. I couldn't believe the diffrence when i lived in Florence and Coolidge.. I could get either Phoenix or Tucson TV, and they would be polar opposite on issues..Some of the most liberal media in the nation is 20 miles north of ya Sam..

Bottom line is Clarance has 30 years of war chest money built up, and the endorsement of all the city officials.. I will say that he had ran a good jail.. it was considered extremely liberal, and was the first to push for rehabilitation programs etc, which "might" make since in a prison system, but in a Jail setting it was considered way to liberal by most of us in corrections.. but in fairness he did have an educated staff, and very low officer misconduct rate..

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:33 AM

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daisy... doing great..

alls well here brother..we had the gkids last weekend..and yep were going to house sit over the 4th of July and look for homes...mixed feelings about that...sorry about the foot.. doc says my prostate is better than your foot...see ya later..

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 11:58 AM

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Like I said

Just check everyone! Hell, if local residents just started carrying passports with them and showing them upon being pulled over or questioned about anything, what could be said? Start the trend SamD...get a group of Tea Party people together and push the issue.

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4 years 33 weeks ago, 12:02 PM

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By the way man...my main purpose here is to entertain you buddy! Haha! I live for it! I am still looking at places in Peeples Valley by the way.

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