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16 illegals sue Arizona rancherClaim violation of rights as they crossed his land
The Washington Times ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | Jerry Seper

Posted on 02/09/2009 3:59:01 PM PST by RC one

An Arizona man who has waged a 10-year campaign to stop a flood of illegal immigrants from crossing his property is being sued by 16 Mexican nationals who accuse him of conspiring to violate their civil rights when he stopped them at gunpoint on his ranch on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Roger Barnett, 64, began rounding up illegal immigrants in 1998 and turning them over to the U.S. Border Patrol, he said, after they destroyed his property, killed his calves and broke into his home.

His Cross Rail Ranch near Douglas, Ariz., is known by federal and county law enforcement authorities as "the avenue of choice" for immigrants seeking to enter the United States illegally.

Trial continues Monday in the federal lawsuit, which seeks $32 million in actual and punitive damages for civil rights violations, the infliction of emotional distress and other crimes. Also named are Mr. Barnett's wife, Barbara, his brother, Donald, and Larry Dever, sheriff in Cochise County, Ariz., where the Barnetts live. The civil trial is expected to continue until Friday.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: illegals; immigration; mexicans
I'm surprised this even made it to trial. Hope he has a jury of his peers.
1 posted on 02/09/2009 3:59:01 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

this is so very wrong


2 posted on 02/09/2009 4:00:31 PM PST by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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To: RC one

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/feb/09/16-illegals-sue-arizona-rancher/

This is the correct link BTW. Not sure what happened there.


4 posted on 02/09/2009 4:01:23 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

This is when the 9th and 10th Amnedment states rights issues need to kick in. If the U.S. govt does not protect the border, the state should. Also any federal lawsuits for these issues under 9th and 10th amnedment should be thrown out.


5 posted on 02/09/2009 4:02:28 PM PST by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
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To: RC one

search much?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=16%20illegals


7 posted on 02/09/2009 4:04:29 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: RC one
How can an “Illegal” sue a U.S. citizen?
8 posted on 02/09/2009 4:05:09 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: RC one

WHAT A JOKE


9 posted on 02/09/2009 4:05:53 PM PST by peace with honor
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To: RC one

The last time I read about something like this the rancher was bankrupted and the illegal was welcomed to his new estate in America.


10 posted on 02/09/2009 4:07:21 PM PST by arthurus ( H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.")
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To: xcamel

Consider it an update.


11 posted on 02/09/2009 4:11:35 PM PST by RC one
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To: RC one

5 identical posts is not an update...


12 posted on 02/09/2009 4:13:12 PM PST by xcamel (The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. - H. L. Mencken)
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Well, we know political correctness says that the American defending his land is in the wrong. Somebody sneaking into this country, and the criminal element that smuggles people, apparently have more rights than land owning law abiding citizens.


13 posted on 02/09/2009 4:13:22 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: RC one

What a bunch of f**ktards. I hope the next time they try to cross someone has the sense to shoot their fannies.


14 posted on 02/09/2009 4:24:28 PM PST by softengine (Betrayal and Hypocrisy play on both sides of the fence.......but no one will admit it.)
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To: southernerwithanattitude
How can an “Illegal” sue a U.S. citizen?

U.S. Constitution, Article III, section 2, cl.1: "The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity...between a State, or the Citizens thereof, and foreign States, Citizens or Subjects."

15 posted on 02/09/2009 4:43:58 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: randomhero97

16 posted on 02/09/2009 4:44:59 PM PST by Colonial Warrior (Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.)
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To: softengine
I hope the next time they try to cross someone has the sense to shoot their fannies.

Umm, I think BPs Ramos and Compean would have to disagree with you.

17 posted on 02/09/2009 4:51:28 PM PST by bgill
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To: southernerwithanattitude

Obviously they’re not suing, MALDEF is suing on their behalf. And I suspect that Peter Schey is somehow involved in this. MALDEF can brings millions of dollars worth of resources to this lawsuit to ruin the guy. And they will. For a real eye opener, look at how much government funding MALDEF receives.


18 posted on 02/09/2009 4:57:42 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: RC one

The Southwest is lost. There won’t be 50 states in 25 years.


19 posted on 02/09/2009 4:59:40 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: xcamel

well, shiite happens sometimes xcamel. I only posted it in the first place because I saw it over on DU and I like to run some of their topics over here sometimes for educational purposes. It’s interesting to compare our opinions on matters such as this.


20 posted on 02/09/2009 5:00:43 PM PST by RC one
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To: Travis McGee

I was living in Texas between 1997 and 2006. I have to agree with you. At least Texas has the sense/strength to remain conservative throughout this invasion. I remember a radio station downthere was called FM 10?, La Invacione. Sickening.


21 posted on 02/09/2009 5:03:41 PM PST by RC one
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To: softengine

I like your attitude. can we be buddies?


22 posted on 02/09/2009 5:05:07 PM PST by RC one
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To: La Lydia

I am dead serious about this-I am willing to donate money for this gentleman’s defense. Anybody else want to join me?


23 posted on 02/09/2009 5:11:27 PM PST by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: La Lydia

Boy I sure would like to be on THAT jury!

These folks were trespassers, There seems to be some property rights issues here.


24 posted on 02/09/2009 6:43:14 PM PST by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: arthurus

the illegal ended up with his ranch


25 posted on 02/09/2009 6:48:11 PM PST by machogirl (not one of Rush's top-ten gal names)
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