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Friday, July 22, 2005

"Border Patrol Breakdown: Murder Suspect Fled Back to Mexico"

Well, isn't this great?
The discovery of a suspected triple murderer in Mexico is prompting some embarrassing questions about U.S. border security in Arizona.

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Mexican Consul General Carlos Flores Vizcarra announced the capture of 34-year old Rodrigo Cervantes-Zavala in Puerto Vallarta and the recovery of his two children.

Arpaio said a Maricopa County grand jury has charged Cervantes-Zavala, a Mexican national living in the U.S. illegally, with murdering 17-year old Jesus Manuel Acosta, 63-year old Saul Lopez Acosta, and 51-year old Trinidad Castro Acosta, who were all found shot to death in the early morning hours of July 10 in their home near Phoenix.

The Acostas were grandparents and uncle to Cervantes-Zavala's two children -- 18-month old Bryan and 3-year old Jennifer -- both American citizens, who he is accused of kidnapping and taking with him as he fled to Mexico. The children's mother, Isabel Acosta, also an illegal, found the murder scene and immediately reported it to the sheriff's office, who issued an Amber Alert four hours later. Border authorities were alerted and the search began.

But even after the alert was issued, Cervantes-Zavala was allowed through the border at Nogales, Arizona. Mexican authorities even stopped and impounded Cervantes-Zavala's car, but they allowed him and his children to leave.
Arpaio said warrants involving three murders, the kidnapping and a probation violation on a prior burglary conviction have been issued for Cervantes-Zavala, who is in police custody near Puerto Vallarta.

The sheriff refused to answer Cybercast News Service's question about how a convict who had committed crimes and was living illegally in the U.S. was able to escape deportation. "Why are you asking me such tough questions? What are you asking me for? We'll be here all day," he responded at the news conference.
Someone needs to ask the tough questions. And someone needs to answer them. This is inexcusable and the reason why we need to militarize our borders. We have enough crime committed by citizens of this country. We need to kick the illegals out of our sovereign nation right now. Unbelieveable.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio has some questions he still needs to answer!

Here is the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office Homepage.

Here is where you can e-mail Sheriff Arpaio and his office your concerns about their inability to enforce the laws.