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Rocks thrown by immigrants damage Border Patrol helicopter
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Posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:35 PM PDT by Kokojmudd

YUMA - A rock allegedly thrown by an illegal immigrant forced a Border Patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing after a rotor was damaged.

The A-Star helicopter was two miles west of the U.S. Port of Entry in Andrade, Calif., on Tuesday when a group of immigrants began throwing rocks at the aircraft.

One baseball-sized rock struck a rotor and gashed it, forcing the pilot to land the helicopter nearby, said Border Patrol spokesman Michael Gramley.

Neither the Customs and Border Protection pilot nor the Border Patrol observer were injured.

Gramley said he did not know how high the helicopter was hovering when it was struck, but it was being repaired and was expected to be back in service soon.

The incident was a first for the Border Patrol's Yuma sector, which covers the section of Arizona between the Pima County line and California.

A group of 17 illegal immigrants was apprehended.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: aliens; immigrantlist; ontheborder
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1 posted on 08/25/2005 12:15:43 PM PDT by Kokojmudd
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To: Kokojmudd

But God forbid anyone should criticize this...


2 posted on 08/25/2005 12:18:13 PM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: Kokojmudd

Doing the jobs Americans don't want to do BUMP!


3 posted on 08/25/2005 12:18:45 PM PDT by Buffalo Bob
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To: Kokojmudd
Rocks Thrown By Immigrants....

What happened...did they start throwing them while waiting in line at their local INS office?

4 posted on 08/25/2005 12:18:48 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: Kokojmudd
A group of 17 illegal immigrants was apprehended.

any charged with attempted murder?

5 posted on 08/25/2005 12:19:20 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Kokojmudd

The Border Patrol should be flying armed Cobras. Make that armed Cobras that constantly need to be reloaded with more amunition.


6 posted on 08/25/2005 12:19:21 PM PDT by DogBarkTree
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To: Kokojmudd
Rock throwing. .....right out of the Palestinian playbook.

The parallels are striking.

7 posted on 08/25/2005 12:20:34 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Kokojmudd

The Israelis know how to deal with rockthrowers.


8 posted on 08/25/2005 12:20:40 PM PDT by millefleur (No KING but Jesus !)
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To: Mr. Mojo

But not surprising.


9 posted on 08/25/2005 12:21:30 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: Kokojmudd

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1470608/posts

found link above to another article on this.


10 posted on 08/25/2005 12:21:42 PM PDT by Kokojmudd (Outsource Federal Judiciary and US Senate to India, NOW!)
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To: millefleur

Ruger 10/22 to the groin.
That is the Israeli's preferred solution.


11 posted on 08/25/2005 12:24:00 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: DogBarkTree

Yep. You arm those things and I bet the number of rock throws drops VERY quickly.


12 posted on 08/25/2005 12:25:50 PM PDT by mad puppy ( The Southern border needs to be a MAJOR issue in 2006 and 2008)
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To: Kokojmudd

Problem rocks, solution A-10.


13 posted on 08/25/2005 12:26:22 PM PDT by CAP811 (One man can change the world with a bullet in the right place)
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To: Kokojmudd

I guess throwing rocks at a Federal helicopter is one of those jobs that regular "Americans are not willing to take".


14 posted on 08/25/2005 12:26:38 PM PDT by GregoTX (The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.)
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To: Kokojmudd
Border Patrol observer
Too bad the "observer" in the helo isn't the same job as the "observer" in a B36/B47.
15 posted on 08/25/2005 12:27:24 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Kokojmudd

This is what happens when the left openly supports these criminals.

Instead of 'sneaking' into the country and trying to avoid the Border Patrol. They are becoming 'defiant' and confrontational because they know their 'pals' will 'rascists' and fight for their 'rights'.

This is getting more and more dangerous by the minute.


16 posted on 08/25/2005 12:27:49 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2

their pals will CRY 'racist'....

Sorry!


17 posted on 08/25/2005 12:28:43 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: DogBarkTree

#6 Ditto!


18 posted on 08/25/2005 12:30:40 PM PDT by CodeToad
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To: Kokojmudd


Glad no one was hurt.

Hell of a throw, though.


19 posted on 08/25/2005 12:31:15 PM PDT by Fido969 ("And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32).)
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To: ncountylee

I would suggest that return fire was in order here.


20 posted on 08/25/2005 12:33:53 PM PDT by newcthem (Legal voters? We don't need no stinkin legal voters.....This is the Peoples Republic of Wisconsin.)
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To: Kokojmudd

They musta thought it was a big buzzard er sumpin'.


21 posted on 08/25/2005 12:36:42 PM PDT by Lekker 1 ("Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?"- Harry M. Warner, Warner Bros., 1927)
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To: DogBarkTree
How about some miniguns? Like this video HERE.

(Dillon Aerospace gatling gun. MUST SEE if you haven't already.)

22 posted on 08/25/2005 12:39:35 PM PDT by datura (Molon Labe)
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To: Kokojmudd
Isn't this the second incident of a helicopter being brought down in the last few weeks?

Carolyn

23 posted on 08/25/2005 12:40:03 PM PDT by CDHart (The world has become a lunatic asylum and the lunatics are in charge.)
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To: mad puppy; DogBarkTree
(ref. my post 15)According to my Dad, the "observer" was the bombardier.
Too bad this this "observer" didn't have the same job!
24 posted on 08/25/2005 12:44:16 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Mr. Mojo

I've been thinking that for some time now. I live in Madera. Ca. and I'm waiting for the troops to come and move me back in to Fresno so they can give Madera back to it's rightful owners!


25 posted on 08/25/2005 12:46:25 PM PDT by Ekoa
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To: Mr. Mojo

Sorry Mojo I was trying to reply to Koko.


26 posted on 08/25/2005 12:53:35 PM PDT by Ekoa
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To: Kokojmudd
Just a thought...

The rocks were not thrown by immigrants, they were thrown by criminals.

It would seem that there's some sort of (deliberate?) misinterpretation of a term here. It's like calling a stowaway an illegal passenger.

As a matter of curiosity, what about that old USSR policy: during the Cold War, the Russkies used to shoot anyone crossing the border illegally on sight (or capture them if there was a political need for it.)

27 posted on 08/25/2005 1:00:22 PM PDT by aliquis
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To: truthkeeper

Sign him up for the Yankees.


28 posted on 08/25/2005 1:03:28 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: aliquis
used to shoot anyone crossing the border illegally on sight
You are just not sensitive to the plight of the downtrodden masses. (/sarcasm) [hopefully obvious]
29 posted on 08/25/2005 1:09:10 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: funkywbr
Sign him up for the Yankees.

Is that a Fidel Castro reference?

30 posted on 08/25/2005 1:09:58 PM PDT by magslinger (Gun control laws are like OSHA for criminals-Thomas Sowell)
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To: Buffalo Bob

...throwing rocks Americans were unwilling to throw.


31 posted on 08/25/2005 1:09:58 PM PDT by Rakkasan1 (DON'T BICKER, DRINK LIQUOR-DON'T THINK, JUST DRINK.)
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To: funkywbr; F16Fighter
No doubt.

The guy couldn't be any worse than Proctor, Sturtze, and Embree.

32 posted on 08/25/2005 1:10:40 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Kokojmudd
"One baseball-sized rock struck a rotor...

The Texas Rangers need to sign him up and groom him in the Farm Team...soon to replace Parks?

33 posted on 08/25/2005 1:10:43 PM PDT by Deguello
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To: Kokojmudd

These helicopters should be equipped with Gatling guns and should be allowed to open fire in certain situations. What if the Mexicans started firing at the helicopter? The thrown rock could have potentially killed an American citizen and cost the government millions in expenses to buy a new aircraft. Only in America will you find such irrational compassion. This illegal ought to be brought to the united states with all his friends who took part in this event. They ought to wash dishes in a federal prision for 50 years to pay off the governments repair expenses. How is this not fair?


34 posted on 08/25/2005 1:14:33 PM PDT by ElRushbo (Harley Riders against Elton John)
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To: Kokojmudd

I blame the illegal enablers as much as I do the illegals for this. The ethnic and business lobbyists, and their captive politicians and judges, that promote illegal immigration, all have blood on their hands.


35 posted on 08/25/2005 1:15:23 PM PDT by Map Kernow ("I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing" ---Thomas Jefferson)
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To: datura

OOOhhhh baby.


36 posted on 08/25/2005 1:15:48 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: Kokojmudd

Geez I hope Al Jazeera doesn't pick this up, the insurgents will have a new weapon. LOL


37 posted on 08/25/2005 1:19:29 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: Rakkasan1
...throwing rocks Americans were unwilling to throw.

In truth the 'Americas' consist of North America, Central America and South America.
Therefore Mexicans actually are 'Americans', as are Columbians, Brazilians, Canadians, Hondurans, Peruvians and U.S. citizens.

38 posted on 08/25/2005 1:41:13 PM PDT by Lester Moore (islam's allah is Satan and is NOT the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.)
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To: GrandEagle
Yep, it's obvious.

On the serious (series...) note: there can be two kinds of borders, a free for all, Wild West like - I don't think our society is quite geared for it at this stage, or the establishment we grew to know and love, where every state is separate from each other.

The free for all one is not unfeasible at all, the trick is no-one would agree to it, as the second amendment would have to be a second nature; I don't see the gummint agreeing to it without any reservations.

39 posted on 08/25/2005 1:54:23 PM PDT by aliquis
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To: FBD; hispanarepublicana; cartman90210; janetgreen; Black Tooth; Travis McGee; sheik yerbouty; ...

ping


40 posted on 08/25/2005 2:02:00 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. -Churchill)
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To: Rakkasan1; Buffalo Bob

"...throwing rocks Americans were unwilling to throw."

It's evident by this story that Bush was right, "family values dont stop at the Rio Grande"


41 posted on 08/25/2005 2:04:38 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. -Churchill)
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To: ncountylee
any charged with attempted murder?

Attempted murder? I don't think so. The Patriot Act classifies any action intended to damage or bring down an aircraft in flight as TERRORISM! Send his punk ass to Gitmo!
42 posted on 08/25/2005 2:04:47 PM PDT by Arthalion
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To: Dane

ping


43 posted on 08/25/2005 2:05:07 PM PDT by Stellar Dendrite ( Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy. -Churchill)
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To: Kokojmudd

Bringing down choppers Americans won't bring down.


B.I.T.S.


44 posted on 08/25/2005 2:05:34 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (Ew. This tastes like a monkey. A monkey that's past his prime. "Chris Griffin")
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To: Kokojmudd

Too bad the article didn't read: "And immediately following the rock strike, the entire area was hosed with a minigun."

I wonder which MLB team will draft the rock-thrower.


45 posted on 08/25/2005 2:09:04 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: Kokojmudd

Too bad the article didn't read: "And immediately following the rock strike, the entire area was hosed with a minigun."

I wonder which MLB team will draft the rock-thrower.


46 posted on 08/25/2005 2:10:28 PM PDT by billnaz (What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?)
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To: aliquis
It is a requirement of law that the Federal Government protect the States from invasion.:

Article 4
Section. 4.

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion;
...

I also don't see anything that prevents a state from protecting it's own border from invasion from a foreign nation, nor preventing (at the host states request) another state from assisting the state currently being invaded.

The state can not do a thing about legal immigration, we have given the Federal Government that authority, but these are criminals who are breaking the law!
Since this administration refuses to Do its job I see no reason why the state can't.

-- Corrections accepted with Constitutional References --

Cordially,
GE
47 posted on 08/25/2005 2:15:15 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Arthalion
The Patriot Act classifies any action intended to damage or bring down an aircraft in flight as TERRORISM!

EXCELLENT POINT!
49 posted on 08/25/2005 2:17:54 PM PDT by GrandEagle
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To: Mr. Mojo
"The guy couldn't be any worse than Proctor, Sturtze, and Embree."

Lol, that is a trilogy of disaster.

50 posted on 08/25/2005 2:21:25 PM PDT by F16Fighter
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