Vandals Hit Minuteman Fence
Source: Tucson's KOLD-13 News
There are holes in a border fence put up by the Minuteman Project. Volunteers with the border watch group built it last month near Palominas. But someone tore it up.Who vandalized the fence is a big question mark. Minuteman Connie Mercer expressed surprise that the culprit or culprits were not caught, as the damage covered an extensive piece of the fence.
The new Minuteman fence resembles the current border fence and it now has even more similarities because parts of it are in pieces.
"We expected some sort of statement from across the border, but we didn't think they'd go this far," says Jack Ladd as he drives along the new Minuteman border fence that sits on the edge of his ranch, and assesses the damage. "If anything, it's going to show the people of the United States it's even worse than what they thought."
An 800-foot section of the three mile barbed wire fence was cut.
And since the act of vandalism, the volunteer group is increasing security along the fence line to keep it from happening again.Having been involved with the Chicago Minuteman Project for a while now, it comes as no surprise that someone would do this, but it's still disappointing. I guess if you don't respect the laws of this country, you don't respect the laws of this country. Defacing what was built with someone else's hard-earned money and volunteered labor would mean nothing to you.
"We'll be there to prevent that, you better believe it."
The Minutemen say they've reported this vandalism to the Cochise County Sheriff's Department and hopefully they will be able to find out who destroyed the fence.
Kinda like interfering with someone else's right to assemble, or First Amendment rights.
Way to go, jackasses. I don't just hope they find you...I hope Joe Arpaio is responsible for your punishment.
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