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Hunting Humans: The Americans Taking Immigration Into Their Own Hands
Newsweek ^ | Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | Karla Zabludovsky

Posted on 07/23/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT by kristinn

Michael Vickers’s ranch 113 kilometres north of the US–Mexico border in Brooks County, Texas, is near a Border Patrol checkpoint. Undocumented migrants trek through the harsh brushland onto his property to avoid capture. An electric fence encloses the nearly 1,000 acres: at 220 volts, says Vickers, a local veterinarian and avid hunter, “it won’t kill them but it will make them wet their pants”.

In 2006, Vickers and his wife Linda founded the Texas Border Volunteers, which now has some 300 recruits, who dress in fatigues and patrol private ranches in South Texas, using night-vision goggles and thermal imaging to track people in the dark. When they spot migrants they alert the Border Patrol. Former volunteers say the Vickerses did not allow them to provide first aid to migrants in distress or get closer than 10m. If a migrant was severely dehydrated, they were allowed to throw a bottle of water from that distance.

In her home, Linda dispenses a glass of strawberry, cucumber and mint-infused water, moving swiftly around the kitchen in her workout shorts, beige vest and calf-high cowboy boots. In a nearby hallway, a plaque hangs on the wall: “2012 Super Star Award Presented to the B.E.S.T. Team – 119 Reported Illegal Aliens, 101 Border Patrol Apprehensions”. The plaque honours Linda’s dogs, Blitz, Elsa, Schatten and Tinkerbell, three of them German Shepherds, who have been trained to sniff out migrants and to whom she speaks lovingly in basic German. “You can’t hide from that nose,” says Linda.

Linda, chief of staff for the Texas Border Volunteers, says she frequently sees undocumented migrants near the house. But she is not afraid. She is always armed with a .45 Long Colt – the kind of gun used to shoot ducks, her husband says...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; brookscounty; cultureofcorruption; dnctalkingpoints; hysteria; immigration; newsweak
Much more at the source link.
1 posted on 07/23/2014 11:42:52 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Nice try at making her look like a neo-Nazi. Real subtle.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 11:44:23 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: kristinn

LOL the term “undocumented migrants” sound so incredibly ridiculous, especially in the context of the article.

What total idiots these liberal “reporters” are.


3 posted on 07/23/2014 11:45:23 AM PDT by Individual Rights in NJ (I don't even know what to say anymore..)
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To: kristinn

Undocumented migrants? What are those? Americans who forgot their license while driving to the beach for vacation?...oh you mean ILLEGAL ALIEN....


4 posted on 07/23/2014 11:45:51 AM PDT by apillar
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To: kristinn

Why would these people talk to a Newsweek reporter, much less allow one in their home?


5 posted on 07/23/2014 11:47:11 AM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: kristinn
Newsweak is ALWAYS on the side of the Socialists-—

...except that they pretend to be against the NAZI’s. They seem to forget that NAZI stands for National SOCIALIST Worker's Party. The red in the NAZI flag stood for Communism until Adolf and Joe had a tiff.

It seems very clear that the NAZI’s were Left wing because of their devotion to Government Supremacy

6 posted on 07/23/2014 11:47:57 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: kristinn
Newsweak never met an undocumented Democrat it didn't like.
7 posted on 07/23/2014 11:48:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

You are mistaken. The writer is not a reporter but a Latrino propagandist.


8 posted on 07/23/2014 11:50:04 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: kristinn

Slimy, slimy, propaganda. As if they wouldn’t raise holy hell if the volunteers got closer than 10 to the “undocumented migrants.” As if aiding them wouldn’t lead to lawsuits out the kazoo.

By the way, what is this “Newsweek?”


9 posted on 07/23/2014 11:51:12 AM PDT by Chaguito
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She is always armed with a .45 Long Colt – the kind of gun used to shoot ducks, her husband says...

I call BS. Another libtard reporter attempt to paint border ranchers as backward assed hillbillies with guns.

10 posted on 07/23/2014 11:51:51 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: kristinn
Pat Caddell called it.

Pat Caddell slams the media: They have become an “enemy of the people” Sept. 29, 2012(video 26:00)

Emotional Pat Caddell on the MSM ignoring Benghazi: “These people have no honor!” Oct. 27, 2012 (video at link 4:06)

CADDELL ON BENGHAZI: PRESS HAS FAILED THE COUNTRY, FACTS WILL PUT OBAMA IN DEEP TROUBLE May 13, 2014

The MSM are enemies of the people!

11 posted on 07/23/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: kristinn

Summary: Private property is a HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION!


12 posted on 07/23/2014 11:57:14 AM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: kristinn

Isn’t Newsweek as US magazine? Why are they using metric distances in this article?


13 posted on 07/23/2014 11:57:29 AM PDT by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: kristinn

“.45 Long Colt – the kind of gun used to shoot ducks”

I presume this is a reference to a .410 and the writer is an idiot.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 11:57:40 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: kristinn

Like Madeline Albright, I thought Newsweek went tits-up.
But here Maddy was the other day, and here they are now.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 11:59:38 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Nice try at making her look like a neo-Nazi. Real subtle.

To be expected since Newsweek is the unflushed toilet paper of the fifth-column media.

16 posted on 07/23/2014 11:59:43 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: kristinn

Bull. A 45 long colt for ducks? Maybe bucks(as in deer) but it would be a Federal Violation to shoot at migratory birds with that round.


17 posted on 07/23/2014 11:59:46 AM PDT by lakeman (Semper Fi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shooting ducks with a .45 long colt?


18 posted on 07/23/2014 12:02:20 PM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hunting humans”???

Karla, you ignorant slut! Go to the Middle East & trundle your leftie @zz around Iraq & Syria, where hyperarmed Allah-freaked muzzies are murdering helpless civilians left & right.

THAT’S where they’re “hunting humans”!!

IDIOT!


19 posted on 07/23/2014 12:02:22 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: TADSLOS

Must have learned how to hunt from John Kerry who served in Vietnam and used to hunt deer—“I go out with my trusty 12-gauge double-barrel, crawl around on my stomach. I track and move and decoy and play games and try to outsmart them. You know, you kind of play the wind. That’s hunting,”.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 12:03:12 PM PDT by Hugin ("Do yourself a favor--first thing, get a firearm!")
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To: kristinn

“Hunting Humans”

You mean this Michael Vicker is going out with a gun and shooting illegals who try to cross the border for sport? Of course not. But that’s the impression that the propagandists at Newsweak want to present. Their bias and spin are so obvious that the article isn’t worth reading.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 12:03:23 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: lakeman

Another MSM writer referred to the invaders mode of transport north from central American: La Bestia—EL Tren de Muerto (”the train of death’) as having “wagons” rather than cars.
Making it sound even more dangerous.

This Newsweak writer must have meant to say that ducks were being dropped from cottonwoods by Yosemite Sam-like cartoon-character Americans, and mesquite and the other trees where they, uh,
where the ducks go to roost in the evening ....
;^)


22 posted on 07/23/2014 12:05:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: kristinn

Karla Zabludovsky covers Latin America for Newsweek. Previously, she reported for the New York Times from Mexico.

Good little koolaid drinking, progressive, coastal white feminist, absolutely freaked by a strong, gun carrying woman in cowboy boots.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 12:11:03 PM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough.)
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To: TADSLOS
the kind of gun used to shoot ducks, her husband says

Sounds to me like these two were having fun toying with a reporter that was clearly out of her league.

24 posted on 07/23/2014 12:11:08 PM PDT by wbill
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To: kristinn

Isn’t Newsweak just a blog these days?


25 posted on 07/23/2014 12:20:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: TADSLOS

Vickers clever way of letting the readers know the “reporter” is a total idiot.

Got to watch us Texans we will make you look like an idiot just for kicks, and the reporter fell for it hook line and sinker.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 12:20:42 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Jewbacca

I presume that the “reporter” had their leg pulled, real hard.

Some people are just stupid.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 12:23:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: IMR 4350

Next time they should give her a bag & a stick and take her snipe hunting:
“Be vewy vewy quiet. Snipes are shy birds.”


28 posted on 07/23/2014 12:25:48 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: IMR 4350

I hope that’s the case instead of what usually happens with these kind of articles- the “reporter” turns into a cheap shot artist to push their liberal agenda.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 12:27:24 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: kristinn

My kind of woman.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 12:30:32 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: kristinn

“...But she is not afraid. She is always armed with a .45 Long Colt – the kind of gun used to shoot ducks, her husband says...”

Either he’s a fine shot or someone’s been listening to that wascally wabbit - “It’s duck season!”


31 posted on 07/23/2014 12:36:19 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: tumblindice

Take the genius reporter out for an “illegal alien” hunt and have some of you buddies play illegal aliens and shoot them with blanks.

Yes, here in Texas people actually do those kind of things to idiots just for the laugh.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 12:43:48 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Individual Rights in NJ

Liberals are too stupid to be idiots.


33 posted on 07/23/2014 12:47:51 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: TADSLOS

After reading it everyone pretty much knows the “reporter” is an idiot so that was probably the intent.

Don’t come to Texas and try to BS a BS’er, you’ll loose.

We’re experts.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 12:48:45 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: headsonpikes

If you can hit a duck on the fly with a .45 Long Colt, you’re a pretty darn good shot. But using that load on a duck would probably run afoul of the law. (I’ll defer to others on those regulations.) Of course, there are pistols chambered for .45 Long Colt that will also fire a .410 shotshell (the Taurus Judge, the S & W Governor, and the Bond Arms “Defender” series, for example). Maybe that’s what this ill-informed writer was referring to.


35 posted on 07/23/2014 12:49:41 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: PATRIOT1876
The Nazis were indeed Leftists. Hitler despised the ‘’bourgeois'' just as much as other Leftists did.BTw it's ''National Socialist German Workers Party''
36 posted on 07/23/2014 12:50:38 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: Milton Miteybad

Thanks for the info re the .410 capacity of the Colt.

I did not know that!


37 posted on 07/23/2014 12:56:26 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: kristinn

Convince the rest of the world that we are hunting them down like wild boar. Real subtle.


38 posted on 07/23/2014 1:03:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: IMR 4350

So Karla Zabludovsky wouldn’t mind if a hoard of people showed up to squat on her lawn, break into her house and take what they wanted and generally trash her property? Strangers breaking in and stealing things is A-OK with Karla, presumably.


39 posted on 07/23/2014 1:05:21 PM PDT by Cecily
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To: kristinn

$80,000 in property damage on just one ranch. How long can the ranch absorb those costs? what does that do to the price of beef?


40 posted on 07/23/2014 1:06:05 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: headsonpikes

Those are your true “pistol-grip” shotguns. ;-)


41 posted on 07/23/2014 1:12:02 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: duffee

I’m guessing that the writer got punked.

Same with the talking to the dogs in German. Yes, it might be a good idea to teach them commands in a different language so a potential threat can’t try to countermand them, but I’m still thinking she did it to mess with the reporter.


42 posted on 07/23/2014 1:19:26 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: tumblindice
“Be vewy vewy quiet. Snipes are shy birds.”

Which snipes are you talking about, the eastern European snipes or the Indonesian flat bill snipes? Because, there IS a difference, especially compared to the Appalachian variety.

43 posted on 07/23/2014 2:14:52 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Cecily

If that’s all they do you can consider yourself lucky.

There are some thoroughly dangerous people coming across that border, they will kill you for a watch.

Back in the early 1980’s I went to do a rig job that was located on a ranch at the west end of Falcon Lake.

A guy had left the rig one night and when he came to a cross fence someone had closed the gate.

When he got out to open the gate illegals chopped him to pieces with a machete.

The rig was about a 45 min drive from the paved road since you couldn’t drive over 25mph because of cows, deer, and other wild game in the road.

Leaving that rig in the middle of the night and making that 45 min drive to the paved road was one hell of a long drive.

The land owner had given me permission to arm up and the Sheriff and DA had told my manager I was to shoot and ask questions later.


44 posted on 07/23/2014 6:28:23 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: tanknetter

Actually, most police depts train their K9s in German. Nothing better on the stand during the civil trial than having the plaintiff swear under oath he heard the cop yell, “Attack, attack!” Then they find out the dog only responds to “angrief” or “zuruckhalt”...


45 posted on 07/23/2014 7:04:25 PM PDT by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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