Pima Supes accept controversial border grant

Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ
Published on May 8, 2019 - Duration: 02:12s
Operation Stonegarden cover’s Sheriff’s border security costs
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Pima Supes accept controversial border grant

COURSE TODAY ON A CONTROVERSIALISSUE -- THEY'VE WRESTLED WITHFOR MORE THAN A YEAR.BY A ONE VOTE MARGIN -- THEYAGREED TO ACCEPT CLOSE TO TWOMILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERALBORDER SECURITY GRANTS -- THEYHAD REJECTEDBEFORE.NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S CRAIG SMITHHAS MORE.THE MONEY'S FROM OPERATIONSTONEGARDEN---A FEDERAL PROGRAMTHAT PAYS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENTOVERTIME AND EQUIPMENT WHENIT'S USED FOR BORDER SECURITY.CRITICS COMPLAIN THAT MAKESSHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ACCOMPLICESTOBORDER PATROL.ISABEL GARCIA: WHY DOES THEBORDER PATROL WHICH HAS FOUR TOFIVETHOUSAND AGENTS IN THE TUCSONSECTOR ALONE NEED OUR 800 OR SOOFFICERS EXCEPT TO DO STRICTCOLLABORATION?

COLLABORATION OFWHAT?

OF STOPPING BROWN PEOPLEAND YOU KNOW IT." IT'S STOPPINGBROWN PEOPLE."ANDREW GULLO SAYS HE LIVES ONRANCH LAND NEAR THREE POINTS."I WONDER HOW MANY OF THESEPEOPLE OUT HERE ARE DIRECTLYAFFECTED BY PEOPLE CROSSING THEBORDER IN THAT AREAESPECIALLY THIS YEAR NOW THATYOU HAVE HUNDREDS OFCROSSERS EVERY WEEK.

THE BORDERPATROL HAS TO ADDRESS THOSEINDIVIDUALS WHICH LEAVES LARGEGAPS OF SECURITY WHICH NOBODY'SMONITORING BECAUSE THEY DON'THAVE THE PEOPLE DOING IT."SHERIFF NAPIER HAS LONG SAIDSTONEGARDEN MONEY HELPS HIMPAY FOR PATROLS IN REMOTE AREASAND HE PROMISED TO INVESTIGATEANYCLAIM OF RACIAL PROFILING.SHARON BRONSON IS THE ONLYSUPERVISOR WHOSE DISTRICTACTUALLY TOUCHES THE BORDER.

SHESEES LEGITIMATE FEARS FROMPEOPLE WHOSUPPORT AND OPPOSE THESTONEGARDEN GRANTS."THOSE RANCHERS AND RESIDENTS OFDIAMOND BELL RANCH ARE REALLYAFRAID TO LEAVE THEIR PROPERTYUNATTENDED.

IT WILL BE BROKENINTO.

I SAW FENCES CUT, CATTLEHARMED, THERE IS A REAL PUBLICSAFETY NEXUS THAT THAT I THINKTHOSE WHO ARE IN OPPOSITION TOSTONEGARDEN SEEM TO BE DENYING."THOUGH BRONSON VOTED IN THE PASTTO REFUSE STONEGARDENGRANTS THIS TIME SHE VOTED WITHSUPERVISORS MILLER ANDCHRISTY TO ACCEPT THE GRANTS BYONE VOTE.

CRAIG SMITH, KGUN9 ONYOUR SIDE

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