American Patrol Report -- May 9
Top: Image from KPHO report. Bottom: Same image from borderinvasionpics.com
He is a Vietnam War veteran. He was concerned with illegal immigration into Arizona and decided to do something about it. Using his military skills he set about placing automatic cameras on trails used by smugglers to record people heading north. He called his site borderinvasionpics.com. For more than four years he worked and perfected his skills and in March he captured video of 700 intruders on one trail in 40 days.
From the beginning he copyrighted each and every video and image. American Border Patrol worked closely with borderinvasionpics.com, but when it wanted to use the images exclusively, it paid for them.
Now comes KPHO TV in Phoenix, a CBS affiliate. It was so impressed with the March video of 700 intrudes that it did a story about it.
This is what borderinvasionpics.com was seeking to do – get the public to come to its site and see the truth. The problem is that KPHO didn't mention borderinvasionpics.com, nor did it get permission to use the videos. It removed its logo and the copyright symbol and placed its own logo on the videos. Not only did it steal the videos, it added insult to injury by plagiarizing words used by borderinvasionpics.com, and used the video as an argument against SB 1070, the new Arizona law.
"This is just one example of the deceit of the mainstream media when it comes to the immigration issue, but it is an especially egregious one," said Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol.