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.
Category: Cochise County News
Mitt Romney’s Mexican Mormon Kin, and Border Mayhem Ignored by Media
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.
88th Cochise County Fair Keeps Rural Traditions and Culture Alive
The 88th Annual Cochise County Fair begins on September 27th, and features traditional music, comedy, carnival rides and lots of family fun.
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever Dies in Accident
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.
Gabby Giffords Gives Pledge of Allegiance At Democratic Party Convention
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.
SB 1070 Takes Effect – “Your Papers Please” Now an Arizona Cliche
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?
Naco es Chido – Definitions of Naco and Pocho as Cultural Identities
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.
District 14 Candidates for Arizona Legislature Provide Statements
District 14 Candidates for the Arizona Legislature provide statements to the Citizen’s Clean Elections Commission.
Barber Demands Congress Investigate ‘Fast and Furious’ Gunwalking, with Contempt Vote Against Holder
“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.”
FBI Funded Gun Buying in Phoenix ‘Fast And Furious’ Operation
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.