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Minutemen lose adopted highway near Border Patrol checkpoint (poses "a significant safety risk")
AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/28/08 | Elliot Spagat - ap

Posted on 01/28/2008 9:37:29 PM PST by NormsRevenge

An anti-illegal immigration group's adopted stretch of highway near a Border Patrol checkpoint is being orphaned.

The California Department of Transportation said the San Diego Minutemen's participation in an Adopt-A-Highway stretch of Interstate 5 poses "a significant safety risk."

"The risk is in the potential for disruption to the operation of the state highway as well as public safety concerns for the traveling public and volunteers in the program," Caltrans district director Pedro Orso-Delgado said Monday. He did not elaborate.

The Minutemen will get another stretch on State Route 52 in San Diego - far from the Border Patrol checkpoint - but even that may prove temporary. Caltrans said it was reconsidering whether the group was eligible for any piece of highway.

"We have received information during the past couple weeks that warrants a closer look at the San Diego Minutemen relative to the eligibility criteria for this program," Orso-Delgado said. "The department will pursue this review in an expeditious fashion."

Caltrans did not elaborate on the review and a spokesman did not respond to a phone call Monday night, but its statement said groups that advocate violence, discrimination or illegal activities cannot participate in the program.

San Diego Minutemen founder Jeff Schwilk did not immediately respond to a phone message Monday night.

In November, Caltrans granted a permit for the Minutemen to tend to trash on a two-mile northbound stretch, north of San Diego, near a checkpoint where Border Patrol agents stop motorists and search for illegal immigrants hiding in cars. Adopt-A-Highway signs were emblazoned with the group's name.

Immigration advocates welcomed Caltrans' decision.

"We said from the get-go that those signs were going down," said Enrique Morones, who heads Border Angels, a group that provides water for people who cross the border illegally in remote areas. "Civility prevails."

The Minutemen boasted on its Web site that it removed 15 bags of trash from the roadside on Jan. 17.


TOPICS: Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; atzlan; borderpatrol; california; checkpoint; gramsci; immigrantlist; minutemen; sandiego

1 posted on 01/28/2008 9:37:31 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge
Caltrans did not elaborate on the review and a spokesman did not respond to a phone call Monday night, but its statement said groups that advocate violence, discrimination or illegal activities cannot participate in the program.

The minutemen have not advocated violence, exhibited discrimination or conducted any illegal activities.

It sure is nice to know Caltrans is so conerned that it couldn't be bothered with the truth.

Now those who front for illegal criminal activity can trump the rights of U.S. Citizens who have done nothing wrong.

2 posted on 01/28/2008 9:43:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: NormsRevenge

FOFF CA


3 posted on 01/28/2008 9:47:14 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: NormsRevenge

>>Caltrans did not elaborate on the review and a spokesman did not respond to a phone call Monday night, but its statement said groups that advocate violence, discrimination or illegal activities cannot participate in the program.<<

Ok, good point. That means the “Border Angels” are not eligible to adopt a hiway. But what does that have to do with the minute men?


4 posted on 01/28/2008 9:55:25 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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5 posted on 01/28/2008 9:57:29 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: NormsRevenge

So in the meantime cal trans will allow, anchor babies and Mexican mafia to work their turf? Ever seen the graffiti on California Highways? If you call and complain ( 1-949-724-2000 ) they will say “we cant stop it, its the highway patrol’s job”, and if you call the patrol they say they are too busy handing out tickets to the middle class, just call cal trans to send workers out to clean it up.

It’s a racket they got going, wouldn’t be surprised if they are paying the graffiti to go on, so they can collect taxes to take it off, being that they are now sending people home who would clean it for free!


6 posted on 01/28/2008 10:11:33 PM PST by seastay
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To: Sir Gawain

Not yet, I need to purchase first.


7 posted on 01/28/2008 10:20:40 PM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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To: seastay

Just wait until Caltrans gets busted for hiring illegals...oh wait, it’ll never happen. *slaps self*


8 posted on 01/28/2008 10:31:06 PM PST by cabojoe
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

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9 posted on 01/29/2008 12:08:03 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: NormsRevenge
The risk is in the potential for disruption to the operation of the state highway as well as public safety concerns for the traveling

... for coyotes and their human cargo.

10 posted on 01/29/2008 4:16:58 AM PST by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: wastedyears

I have loaners.


11 posted on 01/29/2008 8:24:30 AM PST by B4Ranch (( "Freedom is not free, but don't worry the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share." ))
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To: DoughtyOne

A poster on San Diego indy media threatened to vandalize the I5 sign.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/01/12/18471945.php

This is another example of open border goons shutting down free speech by border security activists by threatening disruption.


12 posted on 01/29/2008 9:13:06 AM PST by Yataheh
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To: B4Ranch

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13 posted on 01/29/2008 9:49:08 AM PST by wastedyears (This is my BOOMSTICK)
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14 posted on 01/29/2008 10:14:02 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (US Constitution Article 4 Section 4..shall protect each of them against Invasion...domestic Violence)
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To: Yataheh

People are really ignorant when it comes to the Minutemen effort.


15 posted on 01/29/2008 10:36:01 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: NormsRevenge; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...

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16 posted on 01/29/2008 11:00:26 AM PST by HiJinx (~ Support our Troops ~ www.americasupportsyou.mil ~)
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To: DoughtyOne

So now they’ll give it to some sorority at SDSU and have all of those hung over coeds cleaning the side of the highway. Way to increase safety.


17 posted on 01/29/2008 11:30:25 AM PST by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG 49) "Checkmate Cruiser")
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To: neodad

The way things are going, you can expect them to give it to the illegals themselves. They’ll be doing jobs Americans won’t or more accurately aren’t allowed to do any longer.


18 posted on 01/29/2008 11:32:21 AM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: DoughtyOne

The way things are going, you can expect them to give it to the illegals themselves. They’ll be doing jobs Americans won’t or more accurately aren’t allowed to do any longer
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Sounds like that other ‘solution’ to the problem.
Build a Walmart the length of the border, let the workers come from the Mexican side and the shoppers from the American side.
Neither would have the need to go any further...


19 posted on 01/29/2008 11:58:04 AM PST by xrmusn
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To: xrmusn

Well that is a novel idea. If you could incorporate free healthcare, free education and government handouts, plus special interest groups to support the workers and their families, and throw in U.S. Citizenship to boot, you might be on to something.


20 posted on 01/29/2008 12:02:16 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: DoughtyOne

I can only do so much...I am solving the fence problem, the trade problem and putting a bite into the labor problem, plus redistribution of money...
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The definition of a TRUE ENTREPRENUOUR IS—
Let’s go into the shipping business. You supply the ships and the crews and I will supply the ocean.


21 posted on 01/29/2008 12:30:19 PM PST by xrmusn
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To: NormsRevenge

There wouldn’t be any Caltran workers that aren’t legal. Naw. No Way!


22 posted on 01/29/2008 12:33:39 PM PST by wolfcreek (The Status Quo Sucks!)
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To: xrmusn

Well, okay... ;-)

I liked that definition.


23 posted on 01/29/2008 12:34:02 PM PST by DoughtyOne (< fence >< sound immigration policies >< /weasles >< /RINOs >< /Reagan wannabees that are liberal >)
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To: gondramB

Id bet the “Border Angels” would be granted the same stretch of highway the Minutemen just got booted from if they asked for it. Up is Down.


24 posted on 01/29/2008 1:24:37 PM PST by mthom
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To: mthom

I wish I could disagree...

But I have no doubt that is correct.


25 posted on 01/29/2008 2:00:48 PM PST by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: NormsRevenge
The Campo Minutemen adopted a Highway a year ago and have picked up over 14,000 pounds of Trash. No Problems, no complaints. http://www.campominutemen.com/reports/reports.aspx
26 posted on 01/29/2008 3:10:00 PM PST by Ladycalif (Free The Texas 3 - Ramos, Compean and Hernandez)
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