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U.S. group gives Mexico smugglers GPS emergency beacons
Reuters ^ | May 24, 2011

Posted on 05/25/2011 9:32:53 AM PDT by La Lydia

A humanitarian group said on Tuesday it has given emergency GPS location devices to Mexican human smugglers in a controversial bid to save immigrants' lives as they break into increasingly remote desert stretches of the U.S. border this summer. Rev. Robin Hoover, founder of Tucson-based Humane Borders, said he gave five cell-phone sized location beacons to a church group in Mexico's northern Sonora state earlier this month to distribute to human smugglers, known as "coyotes." The aim is for the coyotes to use the devices to summon rescue if they get into trouble as they guide migrants on the dangerous trek through remote desert terrain, where summer temperatures can top 115 F, he said...

Previous initiatives by the group include setting up water stations in the desert and giving out posters warning potentials migrants of the dangers of trekking north through the bleak wilderness, where deaths from exposure are common...

The deaths have risen over the past decade as security has tightened along the border and coincide with a decline in the overall number of arrests made by the U.S. Border Patrol, suggesting that the journey has become more hazardous.

But a spokeswoman for the U.S. Border Patrol's Tucson sector warned that the devices would put immigrants at greater risk by giving them a "false sense of security right out in the desert."...

Hoover said the device, a McMurdo Fast Find Personal Location Beacon Model 210, has a five-year battery life. When activated it uses GPS technology to determine its location and sends an emergency signal to a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite. When a distress signal is received, local search and rescue personnel are notified....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Mexico; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; borders; corruption; criminalliberals; humaneborders; illegalimmigration; illegals; immigrantlist; liberalfascism; liberals; robinhoover; ruleoflaw; smuggling; tucson
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Wonder who paid for these devices. Why are we committing national suicide?
1 posted on 05/25/2011 9:32:58 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

traitor—”One who betrays one’s country, a cause, or a trust, especially one who commits treason.”


2 posted on 05/25/2011 9:38:03 AM PDT by Bed_Zeppelin
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To: La Lydia

so he admits this then why is the GOP not wanting and asking for him to be charged?


3 posted on 05/25/2011 9:38:12 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: La Lydia

The smugglers are members of Mexican cartels. The Mexican cartels should be designated as terrorist organizations. Any American a$#*ole that provides aid and comfort to them should be locked up in a maximum security prison.


4 posted on 05/25/2011 9:38:59 AM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: La Lydia

so he admits this then why is the GOP not wanting and asking for him to be charged?

These do gooding Christians etc are being used and whne they become a minority then they will not have the freedom of what they have now but instead be treated like crap like minorities are in Mexico

Time to wake the hell up America


5 posted on 05/25/2011 9:39:16 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: forgotten man
Worth a repost.
 

The smugglers are members of Mexican cartels. The Mexican cartels should be designated as terrorist organizations. Any American a$#*ole that provides aid and comfort to them should be locked up in a maximum security prison.



6 posted on 05/25/2011 9:40:52 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: La Lydia

I wonder if the good Rev would like me to provide lockpicks to local burglars.


7 posted on 05/25/2011 9:41:06 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: manc

Empty scrotum.


8 posted on 05/25/2011 9:41:06 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: La Lydia
“to use the devices to summon rescue if they get into trouble”

If by “rescue” they mean chased back over the border, then good.

9 posted on 05/25/2011 9:41:12 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: B4Ranch

???????


10 posted on 05/25/2011 9:43:43 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: La Lydia; HiJinx

Guess who pays every time a device is activated and local search and rescue personnel are notified. Maybe they should send the bill to this Hoover idiot.

Liberals want to commit national suicide - we should offer them the assisted version. Time to take out the liberal trash.


11 posted on 05/25/2011 9:43:56 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: La Lydia
Why are we committing national suicide?

Suicide!? It's outright preconceived murder for profit and power by men who despise the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and everything America used to stand for.

12 posted on 05/25/2011 9:44:08 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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To: La Lydia

“Tucson-based Humane Borders”, Tucson, humm now WHERE have I heard that name before? Is Tucson a royally FU town?


13 posted on 05/25/2011 9:44:25 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers!)
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To: La Lydia

Hey, before they only had open borders, maps, and water stations. It’s about time we brought them into the technology age.

/s


14 posted on 05/25/2011 9:46:17 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: La Lydia

This supports child slavery, sex slavery, terrorism,
and criminal actions.

So the US Congress and the Imam Obama are FOR IT.


15 posted on 05/25/2011 9:47:38 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: La Lydia

Should have given the landowners automatic weapons, to protect themselves from these inter-loping law-breakers.


16 posted on 05/25/2011 9:48:00 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: manc
so he admits this then why is the GOP not wanting and asking for him to be charged?

If they were standard GPS units, then that's one thing, but the emergency beacons can be seen as a life-saving device--not one to aid the smuggling itself, but providing aid only when the smuggling fails.

17 posted on 05/25/2011 9:48:59 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: La Lydia

There really should be laws forbidding folks from helping foreign invaders. (eyes rolling)


18 posted on 05/25/2011 9:49:25 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: EdReform
Guess who pays every time a device is activated and local search and rescue personnel are notified.

Can you say ambush? This is the perfect set up for criminals to lure unsuspecting victims.

19 posted on 05/25/2011 9:49:31 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: La Lydia
Budget: $106,628 (2003) $108,850 (2004) $155,771 (2005) $205,000 (2006) $189,780 (2007) $154,000 (2008)

Funding sources: Pima County Board of Supervisors, Disciples of Christ, United Church of Christ, Presbyterian Church USA, United Methodist Church, corporate sponsors (AmeriMex, Radio Unica, Univision), in-kind contributions, individual donations.

20 posted on 05/25/2011 9:50:16 AM PDT by stylin19a
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To: traditional1
Should have given the landowners automatic weapons, to protect themselves from these inter-loping law-breakers.

Invaders.

21 posted on 05/25/2011 9:50:26 AM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: bgill

Good point.


22 posted on 05/25/2011 9:50:59 AM PDT by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: manc
so he admits this then why is the GOP not wanting and asking for him to be charged?

The GOP Republicrats want the Third World invasion just as much as their Dumbocan pals. The two major political parties are but two wings of the same bird of prey. They are both wholly owned by the same Globalist Banksters that want to dissolve American national sovereignty, turn the country into a Third World pit, and loot and lord over us like Kings.

23 posted on 05/25/2011 9:52:53 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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To: manc
If anyone is interested in dropping the org. a note about their treasonous actions, the address is
humaneborders@gainusa.com

Regards . . . Penny

24 posted on 05/25/2011 10:03:20 AM PDT by Penny
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To: Liz; AuntB; Tennessee Nana

open borders with GPS ping


25 posted on 05/25/2011 10:09:18 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


26 posted on 05/25/2011 10:10:33 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: La Lydia

What the hell? GPS devices to AID the “coyotes” who traffic in human smuggling. They wouldn’t use it to help these people, they will use them to locate drug stashes and coordinate smuggling. What sheer idiocy, and by this clown’s action he ought to be up on charges himself for aiding a federal crime.


27 posted on 05/25/2011 10:10:38 AM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: La Lydia

Wonder who paid for these devices.Someone with close ties to congress.


28 posted on 05/25/2011 10:13:11 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: La Lydia
This would perhaps be an opportunity for hackers to send a signal to the units..maybe leading them farther into the desert where there is less water...

..I don't wish any harm to come to the smugglers....eeerrrr

...well, maybe a little harm...

...well hell.....a lot of harm...thirsting to death in the desert would be a fitting end to these people....

29 posted on 05/25/2011 10:16:43 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Give war a chance...)
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To: stylin19a

GPS devices for the road to hell that is paved with idiot intentions.


30 posted on 05/25/2011 10:19:25 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia
We should be handing these out down there left and right.

When a distress signal is received, the area is targeted with napalm, clusterbombs, and a coupla five hundred pounders just to make sure...

31 posted on 05/25/2011 10:19:29 AM PDT by bigheadfred (Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.)
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To: La Lydia

Give them GPS units that are programmed to take them to Mexico City.


32 posted on 05/25/2011 10:22:00 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: Right Wing Assault

Just back to Hermosillo or Durango would be good enough.


33 posted on 05/25/2011 10:27:06 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Someone should start a group to give them ones that don’t work.


34 posted on 05/25/2011 10:45:56 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: La Lydia
The coyotes will still abandon the “immigrants” at the first sign of trouble.

¡Gracias, idiotas!

35 posted on 05/25/2011 10:51:39 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Nemo me impune lacessit)
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To: La Lydia

When we kick the wet’s out, make sure the REv. Hoover is with them!

How the hell can we stop the border madness when there are so many enemies within our border?


36 posted on 05/25/2011 10:51:45 AM PDT by devistate one four ( Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: Responsibility2nd

>>The smugglers are members of Mexican cartels. The Mexican cartels should be designated as terrorist organizations. Any American a$#*ole that provides aid and comfort to them should be locked up in a maximum security prison.<<

You would lock someone in a maximum security prison for drug use? Americans buying drugs equals money for the Mexican cartels which is legally considered aiding an abetting.


37 posted on 05/25/2011 10:51:53 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

By the way, I don’t use drugs without a prescription or first paying taxes.


38 posted on 05/25/2011 10:52:51 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Roninf5-1

agreed.
I’;m pissed at our biased paid off Soros media, by this girlie fairy prancing around Europe lecturing our allies and doing yet again his out reach to islam and muslims.

I’m really pissed off with our GOP and the elitist establishment for not having balls to go after obama and this paid off media, I’,m B/S about it.

I;’d have never believed it unless I had read this

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm.

They have infiltrated our churches, military, political parties, media etc.

We the average people are being pissed on from a great height and then I see these republican elitist hacks say we have a good field running, er no we don’t we have gutless no balls people who will bend for the left as soon as they get power and will not do anything to stop this madness.


39 posted on 05/25/2011 10:55:57 AM PDT by manc (Hannity is a fraud , he admitted he's socially liberal on his show, he's took us for suckers)
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To: forgotten man
The smugglers are members of Mexican cartels. The Mexican cartels should be designated as terrorist organizations.

Ironically, Americans who commit your basic bread and butter assaults and such can now be charged with "terrorism" in some form.

More proof that the *current* purpose of the so called Patriot Act is to control AMERICAN CITIZENS, not foreign terrorists and the like.

40 posted on 05/25/2011 11:01:14 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: B4Ranch

>>The smugglers are members of Mexican cartels. The Mexican cartels should be designated as terrorist organizations. Any American a$#*ole that provides aid and comfort to them should be locked up in a maximum security prison.<<

You would lock someone in a maximum security prison for drug use? Americans buying drugs equals money for the Mexican cartels which is legally considered aiding an abetting.
__________________________________________________

 
You took the quote out of context. But you knew that. But to answer your question....
 
Yeah. I would lock someone in a maximum security prison for drug use.


41 posted on 05/25/2011 12:38:29 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Whereas I am to the point of reducing penalties for drug usage. Get caught with them in your system and you should have to perform physical labor until you test free and clean.

My ideal would be to convert an island over as a habitat for drug addicts. Name what you want and it’ll be delivered free of charge along with snacks and sodas. The one thing missing from that island would be medical personnel. Use it and bear the pain - where hopefully you’ll use more until you are not able to care for yourself. I will happily bury your dumb butt or feed you to the sharks if you prefer.

I think there is a country that opened the restrictions on drug use. Initially it rose, then dropped below previous levels. Portugal, I think.


42 posted on 05/25/2011 12:54:13 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Why are you going after the Mexicans when Americans support them. Why not bust the Americans too?


43 posted on 05/25/2011 12:55:34 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: La Lydia

They should be used for JDAM homing signals...


44 posted on 05/25/2011 2:10:40 PM PDT by TXnMA (There is no Constitutional right to NOT be offended.)
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To: La Lydia

If the unit is an emergency unit, activating it is a call for help via satellite.

BUSTED!


45 posted on 05/25/2011 3:56:33 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: US Navy Vet
“Tucson-based Humane Borders”, Tucson, humm now WHERE have I heard that name before? Is Tucson a royally FU town?

In the area around the University most certainly YES! In the outlying areas except for "South Tucson" No! The mush headed liberals are impossible in this town. Can you say "Giffords Supporters"? AZ is basically a Red State except for Tucson and Phoenix. Unfortunately that seems to be all that the Marxists need.

46 posted on 05/25/2011 4:46:52 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: La Lydia

I think we should go back to the original borders of this country post revolutionary war.. That would take care of everything..


47 posted on 05/25/2011 5:23:55 PM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: La Lydia
Why are we committing national suicide?

Greed. Too many see it as a route to permanent power for themselves, to hell with the long term consequences. They'll be insulated from the fall-out either by virtual of largess and wealth or simply having died off leaving it to a future generation to suffer their handiwork.

48 posted on 05/25/2011 8:23:39 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Can we survive four more years of this regime's "progress?")
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To: B4Ranch

I would lock up the Cartel smugglers in Max. and throw away the key or even execute them and not think twice about it. I would also want Max. prison hard time for anyone that helped them in any way with their smuggling. I would not do the same for the garden variety users. There is a huge difference as between the smugglers and the illegals they smuggle and a big difference between the drug smugglers/distributors and users.

Also as you know the Cartels are no longer all about drugs- they have branched into human trafficing, for regular workers and prostitution. They are also heavily involved in identity theft, kidnapping, murder for hire- you name it. I am not sure what you were getting at with your post because I know that you know all of this. When is the last time you heard of a drug user/ not a distributor that was charged with aiding and abetting? Technically it might be, but as far as I know it is not interpreted that way by the courts.


49 posted on 05/25/2011 10:21:31 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: La Lydia

In this area the government has installed rescue beacons- They are towers with a really bright searchlight type light and if the illegals get into some sort of trouble they push a button and then can be located and rescued. These are scattered on the smuggler trails in remote locations and must have cost the taxpayers a pretty penny.

I truly do feel bad about the illegals that are injured or ill from heat or whatever, and have even rescued a couple myself over the years. I still cannot comprehend the guilt and responsiblity that our government and many of our citizens feel about the situations the illegals get themselves into. I feel no guilt or responsibilty for them, as I see it they choose to illegally cross into this country and whatever happens to them is on them. If I happen to be the only one around when they get into dire issues I will help them as I would anyone but I don’t think it is my responsibilty to pay for or go plumb out of my way to help them.


50 posted on 05/25/2011 10:51:10 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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