First ‘Fast and Furious’ Defendant Makes a Plea Bargain for Almost 5 Years in Prison

October 17, 2012
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danny cruz moreno

Accused 'straw buyer' of US firearms, Danny Cruz Morones entered a Plea Bargain in Federal Court, pleading guilty to charges connected with the 'Fast and Furious' gun walking scheme, and will now serve four years and seven months in prison.
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Amy Goodman at the Bisbee Royale – “This is so amazing!”

October 15, 2012
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amy and dennis

Democracy Now's Amy Goodman at the Bisbee Royale, last Friday. "This is so amazing!" Video courtesy of Bisbee's Loneprotester.
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David Morgan Publishes Dever Accident Reports and Photos

October 14, 2012
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6188-truck-from-passenger-side-at-final-rest-DMM1

David Morgan, of the Cochise County Record, has obtained and published photos, and reports from the Coconino County Sheriff's Office, regarding the details of Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever's death last month while driving his truck. David obtained everything available regarding the death of Sheriff Dever, and has withheld autopsy photos, while releasing the written reports and some accident area photos.
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Somos Gente Como Tu – Naco, Sonora

October 11, 2012
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Somos Gente Como Tú - Naco, Sonora

Somos Gente Como Tu - a mural painter works in Naco, Sonora.
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Larry Dever Was “Extreme DUI” When His Truck Rolled – Blood-Alcohol Three Times the Limit

October 8, 2012
By
Sheriff Larry Dever

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever was "legally impaired," driving under the influence of alcohol when he fatally wrecked his truck last month. A statement released by the Coconino County Sheriff's Office late Friday afternoon confirms this. His blood alcohol was above the legal limit, beer and liquor containers were found in the truck.
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Friendly Fire Killed Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie – According to FBI

October 5, 2012
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Nick on horseback

Several sources report that Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie was most likely killed by a gun from a fellow agent. NBC and several sources report that "accidental gunfire from another agent who responded to the same scene, state and federal officials told NBC News on Friday. The conclusion is based on an analysis of the ballistics, the lack of evidence of other criminals in the area at the time, and other factors, the sources said."
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Mexican Troops Capture Suspects in Border Patrol Agent Killing

October 4, 2012
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Naco Border Shooting

Mexican troops captured the suspected killers of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie, within hours of the fatal shooting, according to Mexican law enforcement officials and the Reuters News Agency. The two suspects were captured in Agua Prieta, in an operation conducted by the Mexican Army. Rumors surrounding this arrest, indicate that high level communications between Mexico and United States may involve talks about both this killing and the many deaths of Mexican nationals by Border Patrol agents along the border
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Sheriff Dever Was Traveling 62 MPH, not Wearing a Seat Belt – According to Black Box Data

October 3, 2012
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Preliminary Report

A preliminary report on the accidental death of Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever indicates that he was traveling 62 miles per hour on a gravel road, and not wearing a seat belt, when his truck veered off to the left, as the road turned to the right. His air bag failed and he was killed immediately. These details are found in a preliminary report, based on black box data and eye witness accounts.
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Two Border Patrol Agents Shot Near Naco, Nicholas Ivie Fatally Injured

October 2, 2012
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Nicolas Ivie Portrait

Two Border Patrol Agents were shot in a gun battle east of Naco, Arizona in the early morning. At approximately 1:30 AM, the agents engaged in a shoot out, during a foot patrol. One died of injuries, while the surviving agent was airlifted to Tucson. A third agent was uninjured. Border Patrol Agent Nicolas Ivie, age 30, was killed at the scene. The three agents were patrolling a trail when two were shot approximately seven miles east of Bisbee, in a region with low hills and desert terrain.
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Mitt Romney’s Mexican Mormon Kin, and Border Mayhem Ignored by Media

September 26, 2012
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Shane Smith on Patrol

Mexican Mormons related to Mitt Romney make a stand against the local drug dealers, while holding together colonies that are secure havens for Mormon polygamists. Shane Smith, of Vice, reports on the fascinating history of the Mormons in Chihuahua, and the relatives of Mitt Romney who still farm and raise their families in colonies that were established as sanctuaries from American prosecutions and persecutions.
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88th Cochise County Fair Keeps Rural Traditions and Culture Alive

September 24, 2012
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Cochise County Fair

The 88th Annual Cochise County Fair begins on September 27th, and features traditional music, comedy, carnival rides and lots of family fun.
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Amy Goodman to Speak at the Bisbee Royale – October 12th

September 22, 2012
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Amy Goodman

Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now, is coming to Bisbee on October 12th to speak. The Silenced Majority Tour is part of Amy's growing media networking, and a vital source of independent news and commentary.
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Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever Dies in Accident

September 19, 2012
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Sheriff Larry Dever on CNN

Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has died in a single vehicle accident, in Coconino County. A native of Cochise County, Sheriff Dever was a lifetime resident of Saint David, and a law enforcement officer for most of his life.
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Gabby Giffords Gives Pledge of Allegiance At Democratic Party Convention

September 6, 2012
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Gabby Giffords Pledges Allegiance

Former Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords returns to the Democratic Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina to give the Pledge of Allegiance before an emotional crowd of delegates.
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SB 1070 Takes Effect – “Your Papers Please” Now an Arizona Cliche

September 6, 2012
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sb1070

Arizona Senate Bill 1070 survived its latest legal challenge, and will now become law. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is relieved that making Arizonans prove their citizenship is now a part of our culture and laws. Are your papers in order?
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Naco es Chido – Definitions of Naco and Pocho as Cultural Identities

September 5, 2012
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Naco es Chido

Ser Naco es chido. To be Naco is cool. Calling someone a naco can either be an insult or an identification with the lower class workers who the rich deride as nacos. Pochos are more American and middle class than traditional Mexican culture, or are relatives visiting in Mexico from the US.
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District 14 Candidates for Arizona Legislature Provide Statements

July 31, 2012
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district 14

District 14 Candidates for the Arizona Legislature provide statements to the Citizen's Clean Elections Commission.
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Barber Demands Congress Investigate ‘Fast and Furious’ Gunwalking, with Contempt Vote Against Holder

July 6, 2012
By
Ron Barber

"It should never be the policy of the US government to allow firearms to be smuggled into Mexico. A program such as Operation Fast and Furious should never have been approved and must never happen again. There clearly was inadequate oversight that allowed American weapons to fall into the hands of violent Mexican criminals and drug cartel members."
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FBI Funded Gun Buying in Phoenix ‘Fast And Furious’ Operation

July 3, 2012
By
AFT Gunrunner Impact Team - GRIT

An FBI asset in the Sinaloan 'cartel' arranged massive purchases of assault rifles in Phoenix Gun Shops. Behind this operation, ATF surveillance gathered evidence that could have led to indictments, but federal prosecutors refused to prosecute ATF casework.
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