Skip to comments.16 illegals sue Arizona rancher
Posted on 02/09/2009 5:53:32 AM PST by Mikey_1962
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....
"This is my land. I´m the victim here," Mr. Barnett said. "When someone´s home and loved ones are in jeopardy and the government seemingly can´t do anything about it, I feel justified in taking matters into my own hands. And I always watch my back."
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The trial CONTINUES???
I’d like someone to explain to me, using rational thought and logic, why this “lawsuit” was not thrown out of court on the first day!
This tactic is designed to drive the man into bankruptcy. Get some leftist lawyer group to sue him repeatedly until he cannot afford to stop illegals crossing his land. Hopefully a pro-American lawyer group will provide free legal help.
I fully expect the weight of local, state and the Federal Government to be upon this ranchers shoulders.
Well, yeah. And do you ever wonder where all these leftist groups get their funding to always be available to do all this stuff? Just have a look at the current ‘stimulus’ bill and where a bunch of the money goes. Folks, it’s time to prepare our weaponry and begin countering the opposition in the way that is always the most efficient when dealing with runaway tyranny.
He should be sworn in as a US Deputy Marshall and given a band of men under him to do the job.
He seems to be the only man standing between us and illegals, the rest are hiding in their border patrol agent cars afraid to end up in prison.
Tell all those old retired East German border guards that fences don’t work!
They will be more than happy to come over to do some “consulting”
For a fee of course!
They have been trashing his land, killing his stock, threatening his family, and breaking into his house? And all he did was detain them and turn them over to the BP? The man has shown far more restraint than the situation dictated.
I’m sure many of the groups supporting the illegals are on the receiving end of the Big “O” Porkulus Bill.
I need to follow this.
Good question. I wonder if little Johnny Sutton is involved in any way with this prosecution?
First, what legal standing do the illegals have to bring a suit against the rancher?
Second, if they do have legal standing against the property owner, why does the property owner not have legal standing such that the illegals are not in court on trespassing, theft, vandalism, and other charges?
Also, if the illegals are illegally dumping trash all over the place, why are they not on charges for that?
Is there such a thing as a pro-American lawyer group? I thought they were all Democrats.