Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fact Sheet: Setting the Record Straight on Border Crime

Border States Are Safe Today and Only Getting Safer
By Ann Garcia, Center for American Progress
June 14, 2010

Arizona Governor, Jan Brewer, believes there to be high levels of "murder, terror, and mayhem" in Arizona; however, evidence actually points to declining levels of crime in Arizona and other border states. [...]

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On Border Violence, Truth Pales Compared to Ideas
By Randal C. Archibold, New York Times
June 19, 2010

When Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Democrat of Arizona, announced that the Obama administration would send as many as 1,200 additional National Guard troops to bolster security at the Mexican border, she held up a photograph of Robert Krentz, a mild-mannered rancher who was shot to death this year on his vast property. The authorities suspected that the culprit was linked to smuggling.

“Robert Krentz really is the face behind the violence at the U.S.-Mexico border,” Ms. Giffords said. [...]

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