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Arizona Attorney General in More Legal Trouble After FBI Says He Was Involved in a Hit and Run

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Unaware he was being watched by the FBI, Attorney General Tom Horne damaged a parked car and left the scene, authorities said, according to the Arizona Daily Star.

“Apparently at the time, I didn’t think it was damaged,” Horne told the Daily Star. “I was told later it was damaged. I was happy to pay if there was any damage.”

But more may have been involved, according to Monday’s release of investigation records into Horne’s suspicious fundraising for his election campaign.

The Daily Star reports that Horne was driving a car with Carmen Chenal, a disbarred attorney, when he backed into a Range Rover, drove away and then parked in a parking garage

It’s illegal to leave the scene of a crash without reporting it to authorities. Police are investigating.

Border Patrol Agent Saves Woman from Drowning in Sanchez Canal

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

 A woman trying to reach the U.S. by swimming across a canal bordering Arizona and Mexico was rescued by a U.S. Border Patrol agent, the Yuma Sun reports.

The woman and two others who said they were Mexican nationals were trying to swim across the Sanchez Canal late Friday.

But as the water level rose, the woman couldn’t stay afloat, prompting the agent to throw a rope to rescue her, the Sun reported. When that didn’t work, an unidentified agent jumped into the water and pulled her to safety.

“Three individuals attempting to swim the Sanchez Canal … are alive today thanks to the quick action of a Yuma Sector Border Patrol agent,” a Border Patrol press release stated.

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Family of Slain Border Patrol Agent Speaks About Frustrations

Brian Terry

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The frustrated family of a Border Patrol agent killed nearly two years ago along the Arizona-Mexico border said they want the truth about what happened, Fox 10 News reports.

“If the truth comes out and they tell me the truth, I’ll be happy with that, but I don’t want to just sit there and listen to lies just to cover up and pacify me,” a relative told Fox.

The murder of Brian Terry, which made infamous the controversial drug-running operation known as Fast and Furious, remains under investigation.

Border Patrol Station Opening in Arizona, Honors Fallen Agent Brian Terry

Steve Neavlng
ticklethewire.com

 A grand opening is planned Tuesday for the U.S. Border Patrol’s new station in Naco, Arizona, the Associated Press reports.

The station will honor Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed in December 2010 in a gun skirmish with armed Mexican bandits on the U.S. side of the Arizona and Mexican border, the AP reported.

Terry’s death became one of the key focuses of the an investigation into the government’s botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious.

The new station can accommodate more tha 450 agents and support employees.

FBI: Prison Supervisor Jailed After Having Sex with Inmates for Cigarettes

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

An Arizona prison supervisor was arrested this week on charges that he had sex with two male inmates who were given cigarettes in exchange, according to Smoking Gun.

An FBI surveillance camera caught Carl David Evans in a menage a trios with two inmates in a storage closet.

The camera was set up after prison authorities suspected Evans of having sex with an inmate in exchange for tobacco, according to Smoking Gun.

The recording found Evans having sex with two inmates he supervised, the Smoking Gun reported.

Feds Reduce Size of Immigration Unit in Arizona

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has withdrawn some agents from Phoenix just as local police prepare to enforce Arizona’s new immigration law, The Associated Press reports.

The federal agents were responsible for identifying and deporting illegal immigrants.

To round up immigrants in other states, ICE began reassigning members of the Phoenix unit, saying smuggling activity is down in the area, the AP reported.

Some local police worry ICE won’t be able to respond as quickly to immigration problems.

California Senate Passes Bill to Protect Illegal Immigrants

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

In a dramatic departure from tough laws in Arizona and Alabama, the California Senate Thursday approved a bill that would bar local law enforcement from cooperating with immigration officials on most cases, the LA Times reports.

The Trust Act bans local police from detaining suspects for possible deportation unless they have serious criminal convictions.

The legislation is headed to the Assembly, which appears poised to pass the measure, according to the Times.

The bill would protect the state’s estimated 2.6 million illegal immigrants.

The idea is to stop the deportation of illegal immigrations for relatively minor offenses.

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California Champions Bill to Protect Illegal Immigrants

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

While Arizona and Alabama impose tough crackdowns on illegal immigration, California lawmakers are creating a bill that would protect many illegal immigrants, Reuters reports.

California lawmakers are crafting a bill that would bar local police from referring a detainee to immigration officials unless he or she has been convict of a serious felony.

“California cannot afford to become another Arizona,” said California Assembly member Tom Ammiano, the bill’s sponsor, according to Reuters.

Critics of the crackdowns in Alabama and Arizona say they lead to unconstitutional racial profiling.