Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Timing is Everything Department

The very same day the Nogales City Council passed a resolution endorsing the Border Patrol's plan for a permanent checkpoint, the local newspaper editorialized that they were a bad idea.

The timing of the City Council's action is interesting -- Friday night at 6:00 PM. How many governmental entities conduct important matters of public affairs on a Friday night?

Nonetheless, the Nogales International wrote that those supporting permanent checkpoints should listen to a lawman who has over 40 years working on the border - Sheriff Tony Estrada. As noted here and elsewhere, Sheriff Estrada thinks permanent checkpoints are a bad idea and will threaten the public safety of this region.

Needless to say, CSSB agrees with Sheriff Estrada.

1 comment:

Guido said...

First: Editorials are the opinions of the editor. Not words from the burning bush and are definitly not fact.

Second: Wow a city council meeting on a date and time when most WORKING people can attend and be heard. What novel idea! It didn't limit the meeting only to the council and liberal activists.

Third: As citizen and resident of Southern Arizona in Santa Cruz County, I believe that yet again Sheriff Tony Estrada is misrepresenting the facts and is talking just to be saying something even if it drivel. I have lived in Santa Cruz County since 1997. Something that Sheriff Estrada is misrepresenting about the checkpoint is that in fact if it located at Kilometer 50 on I-19 it will not cost his department time or manpower to respond to it as it will no longer be in Santa Cruz County it will be in Pima County.

In my opinion Sheriff Estrada is not a credible candidate for expressing any professional opinion on the Border Patrol or their activities. The reason that I express this opinion is that in 1999 a Border Patrol Agent was shot and killed by DRUG SMUGGLERS and what did Sheriffs Estrada's very first statement to the Nogales international say in part? It is entirely likely that the deceased Border Patrol Agent was killed by his partner. The insensitivity to the surviving agent and callous brush off that a DRUG SMUGGLER had SHOT a Border Patrol Agent in the head and killed him was then and is still inexcusable. Sheriff Estrada has on several other occasions made the fact that he holds some type of contempt for the Border Patrol And its Agents obvious. If you don't believe me check out the back issues of the Nogales International Newspaper.