Marking the first official act of extreme violence after Arizona enacted a tough new illegal immigration law, a Central Arizonan Sheriff was shot in the stomach with an AK-47 by alleged group of illegal aliens.
The shooting took place after the Sheriff Deputy spotted a group of illegal smugglers. The Deputy was able to radio in the incident, and he has been airlifted to a Phoenix, Arizona hospital is condition is unknown.
The attack on a law enforcement deputy comes after Arizona steps up their crack down on illegal immigration.
"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," Tammy Villar Pinal County sheriff's Lt. told KPNX news. "We've had increasing concerns in this area about being outmanned and outgunned, and unfortunately this evening, this is coming true."
It’s also worth pointing out that Border Patrol agents have been told at daily musters that the Mexican drug cartels have put a $250 thousand bounty on their lives.
U.S. agents are taking the threat very seriously and say officers in the field should use extreme caution when approaching the border fence area. The threat comes after an Arizona rancher was murdered on his own property last month by an alleged illegal alien.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a warning to law enforcement officers in west Texas due to retaliatory killings by a Mexican gang. The agency has suggested agents’ change up their routes and wears body armor while on duty.
DHS headquarters said gang members might issue a “green light” to murder law enforcement officers in the Arizona and other U.S. border areas. The report also suggests that the law enforcement officers pay special attention to any unusual activity.
One agent said it this way; “We were warned about this recently at several musters and we were advised to take this threat seriously and to take precautions. This is the life we chose and it is certainly not our first threat. Over two years ago we received intelligence that a $2 million contract was put out for the assassination of a Border Patrol Agent. Last year, Agent Rosas was murdered. Coincidence? I doubt it. If they are willing to pay two million for a hit, then they have enough money to pay for a fall guy. The cartels don't need to prove to America that they can pull this off. They only need to prove it to other cartels, for credibility in the fight amongst themselves.”
The renewed violence comes on the eve of May Day rallies set to take place across the country. As news about the Deputy, who was gunned down while he was on the job, circulates the news cycle it is sure to play a pivotal role in tomorrow’s nationwide demonstrations. If an illegal immigrant committed the brutal act, the rallying cry against Arizona’s new illegal immigration law could be snuffed out.
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