Can you believe it? Illegal aliens with constitutional rights? That is an oxymoron of the highest proportion.
Today. the 9th Circuit upheld a conviction of Arizona rancher Roger Barnett for detaining at gunpoint (without shots fired) a group of illegals from Mexico on his property until the Border Patrol could arrive and arrest them.
He was found guilty of denying their rights by kicking them and yelling at them - they claimed assault and emotional distress.
This happened in 2004 on George Bush's watch. It's now 7 years later on Obama's watch. Not much has changed.
If you are in this country illegally, you have broken a major law. You cannot therefore be afforded any protection. End of story. Roger needs the conviction reversed and the $87,000 fine eliminated.
We keep giving lip service to border security, but no one in government - certainly not the President, or the Attorney General, or Janet Napolitano - seem at all interested in doing anything serious about it. This conviction is a shame and an affront to our system of laws.
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