David Morgan, of the Cochise County Record, published a report by Jonathon Shacat, an internationally recognized journalist who was denied access to public information while researching a story on the current crossings along the border.
Category: Cochise County News
Fort Huachuca Loses 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters
The 11th Signal Brigade Headquarters is moving from Fort Huachuca, to Foot Hood, Texas. Without the Border Patrol and the Fort Huachuca payrolls, Cochise County would be in a deep recession.
According to Bill Hess, of the Sierra Vista Herald, the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion will remain at the fort. Moving the 11th HQ will lose at least one hundred jobs, while 500 jobs will remain with the 40th Battalion.
Giffords and Kelly Take on NRA Gun Lobby
Two years ago, a mentally ill young man shot me in the head, killed six of my constituents, and wounded 12 others. Since that terrible day, America has seen 11 more mass shootings but no response from Congress to prevent gun violence. After the massacre of 20 children and six of their teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary though, it’s clear: This time must be different.
Americans for Responsible Solutions will encourage elected officials to stand up for solutions to prevent gun violence and protect responsible gun ownership by communicating directly with the constituents that elect them.
First ‘Fast and Furious’ Defendant Makes a Plea Bargain for Almost 5 Years in Prison
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.
Amy Goodman at the Bisbee Royale – “This is so amazing!”
Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman at the Bisbee Royale, last Friday. “This is so amazing!” Video courtesy of Bisbee’s Loneprotester.
David Morgan Publishes Dever Accident Reports and Photos
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.
Larry Dever Was “Extreme DUI” When His Truck Rolled – Blood-Alcohol Three Times the Limit
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.
Friendly Fire Killed Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie – According to FBI
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.”
Mexican Troops Capture Suspects in Border Patrol Agent Killing
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
Sheriff Dever Was Traveling 62 MPH, not Wearing a Seat Belt – According to Black Box Data
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.