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Pursuit called off after speeds top 100 mph
SIERRA VISTA Herald/Review ^ | Derek Jordan

Posted on 04/02/2011 10:42:07 AM PDT by SandRat

SIERRA VISTA — A pursuit of a vehicle suspected to be loaded with illegal immigrants was called off after speeds reached upwards of 100 mph on Highway 90, police said.

Officers responding to a report of a “load” vehicle spotted the Chevrolet Impala as it traveled south near the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport around 2:23 p.m. Thursday, said Tracy Grady, public information officer for the Sierra Vista Police Department.

As many as seven people were inside the car during the pursuit, which was called off for safety reasons, Grady said.

Officers continued to follow the vehicle, however, and it was eventually found abandoned in the 800 block of Yaqui Street.

One person was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she said.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; chase; dhs; highspeedpursuit; illegalaliens

1 posted on 04/02/2011 10:42:08 AM PDT by SandRat
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To: HiJinx; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

Border Ping


2 posted on 04/02/2011 10:42:41 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Pursuits would end abruptly if Air National Guard was allowed to be the one to end them. :) An Apache and a well placed missile can do wonders.


3 posted on 04/02/2011 10:44:56 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: SandRat

What ever happened to those EMP pulse devices the police ‘supposed’ to have had?


4 posted on 04/02/2011 10:48:18 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Got me wondering the same thing.


5 posted on 04/02/2011 10:49:16 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

This government does not want to stop illegals. I look for more of these story’s happening. Now that they know we will not chase them.


6 posted on 04/02/2011 10:52:14 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

Doesn’t this story say it all.


7 posted on 04/02/2011 10:52:58 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: Steve Van Doorn
What ever happened to those EMP pulse devices the police ‘supposed’ to have had?

Or those gadgets with the "Motorola" logos, for that matter...

8 posted on 04/02/2011 10:55:25 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SandRat

Paging Janet Napolitano

It’s all quiet down here on the border. :-)


9 posted on 04/02/2011 10:55:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: SandRat
One person was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she said.

I didn't know they were hiring.

10 posted on 04/02/2011 10:56:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (How's that Keynesian economics working out for ya so far?)
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To: SandRat

HAD TO BE THE SS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlUrhnBzkrE


11 posted on 04/02/2011 10:57:24 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Keith in Iowa

If they can shoot the engine in a boat and stop it, why can’t they shoot the engine in a car and stop it? The coast guard does (or at least did) this to stop drug boats.


12 posted on 04/02/2011 11:02:18 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Steve Van Doorn

“What ever happened to those EMP pulse devices the police ‘supposed’ to have had?”

Probably violates some UN treaty if used against illegals...


13 posted on 04/02/2011 11:03:04 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: Keith in Iowa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2xnWYx8YK8


14 posted on 04/02/2011 11:07:14 AM PDT by magslinger (What Would Stephen Decatur Do?)
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To: SandRat

Law enforcement needs to get with the program. Both Spider-man and Batman would have just tagged it with a tracking beacon, and they had that tech back in the 60’s. What gives?


15 posted on 04/02/2011 11:15:26 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SandRat

With 7 people in the vehicle, it’s probably using a lot of gas.

They should have continued the chase.


16 posted on 04/02/2011 11:15:38 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: SandRat
At 100 mph, shoot out a tire, call the street sweeper and garbage pick up truck.

No body bags required, pick up DNA test samples with an eye dropper.


17 posted on 04/02/2011 11:28:36 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: SandRat

Well they got 1 out of 7. Probably better than their normal average.


18 posted on 04/02/2011 11:29:35 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: SandRat

This will just encourage more runners.


19 posted on 04/02/2011 11:32:06 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


20 posted on 04/02/2011 11:55:12 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: cableguymn

Their are no collateral damage structures at sea.

This happened inside city limits...


21 posted on 04/02/2011 11:56:39 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: SandRat

Too bad they couldn’t have a helicopter keep the vehicle in view until it came to a stop or ran out of gas. I agree that the government doesn’t seem to want to discourage illegal immigration any more than they’re forced to. My guess it’s due to high level corruption.


22 posted on 04/02/2011 11:56:55 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: SandRat
As many as seven people were inside the car during the pursuit...

You've got to admit they're great little car poolers!

23 posted on 04/02/2011 11:59:18 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: SandRat

I have watched a lot of these chases on TV with the announcer saying how crazy the guy is for running and running stop lights and endangering others on the road, and yet the cop is doing the same thing as he chases the offender.

Oh but the cop is trained so that makes it ok.


24 posted on 04/02/2011 12:00:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Charles Martel
Charles Martel(the hammer), El Cid and so many other Iconic hero's in a time when Islam was fully understood.

lover your name

25 posted on 04/02/2011 12:25:10 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: magslinger

That was great! thanks


26 posted on 04/02/2011 12:32:31 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: All
For those of you not familiar with the area, Sierra Vista Municipal Airport is only a small part of Libby Army Airfield at Ft.Huachuca.

It's much more an army base than a municipal airport with the 12,000 ft by 150ft wide runway being used for Predator drones.

http://www.airnav.com/airport/FHU

27 posted on 04/02/2011 12:38:10 PM PDT by az_gila
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To: FlingWingFlyer
One person was arrested and turned over to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, she said.

He was the luckiest one. Now, he will get an apartment, food stamps, medical care, tuition, a drivers license, a car, a cellphone, welfare check, a path to citizenship, and more.

All courtesy of Aunti Napolitano and her unspoken goal of getting as many illegals in the country as she possibly can before she gets the boot in 2012.

Its the ones who escaped who are going to get screwed.

28 posted on 04/02/2011 1:09:29 PM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Why waste an expensive missile on them? Other alternatives that are cheaper.


29 posted on 04/02/2011 1:10:58 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SandRat

What the hell, someone ahead couldn’t put spike strips down?

Or someone behind couldn’t blow out the tires with a shotgun blast?

Whyare we letting lawless people endanger officers’ and others’ safety? If we start cracking down hard it will reduce it from occurring because they won’t wnat to possibly die just to be here.


30 posted on 04/02/2011 3:02:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

lawsuit fears


31 posted on 04/02/2011 3:03:51 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Totalitarian Fascism is here, now.)
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To: Chickensoup

Lawsuit fears from the lawless?


32 posted on 04/02/2011 5:49:25 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

You would have to write the Environmental Impact Statement..


33 posted on 04/02/2011 6:22:22 PM PDT by ken5050 (Save the Earth..It's the only planet with chocolate!!!)
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To: SandRat
I pray to God one day, one day soon we will see buses with illegals and their anchor babies getting shipped to Juarez, Mexico. Maybe they can get the justice they deserve from the wonderful citizens of Juarez.

I would give everything in my entire life to see every single illegal and their anchor babies deported. Americans will take the jobs, the Democrats just lie on that issue.

I would like a fence across the border with more electricity that would kill someone if they so much touched it with a pinky.

Then fill the Rio Grande with Alligators, Piranhas and Electric Eels.

Then again, dreams never do come true...

34 posted on 04/02/2011 7:00:53 PM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bulls!!!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Lawsuit fears from the lawless and anyone else who could claim injury or damamges.


35 posted on 04/03/2011 1:54:13 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Totalitarian Fascism is here, now.)
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