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SO you still think this is your land? Thats NOT what "Obama and Janet Napolitano" THINK! (October 2011 story). Arizona Rancher, Roger Barnett, had been stuck
in a vicious legal battle from 2004 to 2011. Many illegal immigrants
were trespassing his property and he held a group of 26 of them at gun
point.

According to the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, the illegal
immigrants' rights were being infringed upon. Their case: Barnett did
not feel threatened by the illegal immigrants and therefore he could not
have been acting in self-defense. A nearby rancher was murdered by
illegal immigrants in 2009.

First of all, if you have a gun you wouldn't feel threatened.
Secondly, it is his property. You give up your rights once you trespass
someone's property without permission -- let alone coming crossing the
border.

He was ordered to pay $80,000 because three of the illegal immigrants had Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Ummm?


The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a 2009 ruling against Cochise
County rancher Roger Barnett, forcing him to pay about $87,000 in
damages related to his assault of illegal immigrants on his ranch in
2004.

The jury found him liable on four claims of assault and four claims of
infliction of emotional distress, and ordered Barnett to pay $77,804 in
damages. The $87,000 he must pay reflects that original amount plus
interest.


Added: Apr-15-2012 Occurred On: Mar-4-2012
By: zziper
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Tags: illegal immigrants Arizona Rancher, trespassing
Location: Arizona, United States (load item map)
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  • Shoot, shovel & shut up.

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  • Outrageous decision by the courts!!! 26 people against one old man isn't a threat? I can assure you that had a border agent been alone in that situation he would have NEVER holstered his weapon. This man had every right to do what he did and the Supreme Court should be paying him.

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  • Two years after Barnett's case, Arizona voters passed a constitutional amendment preventing anyone in the U.S. illegally from collecting on a lawsuit. And, on Monday, Governor Jan Brewer signed a law making that amendment retroactive to 2004; the same year Barnett got in trouble.

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=a4f_1303302953

    The Southern Poverty Law Center is the problem.

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    • @Arizona_Patriot
      The Southern Poverty Law Center is made up of a bunch of EXTREME Left Wing Liberals which label everyone a "Hate Group" if you do not agree with them.

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    • @Arizona_Patriot And who's the money behind SPLC? It's not the wets and it's not what most people think of as the Blacks.

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    • @Arizona_Patriot I followed your link and read it. It seems to me that Mr. Barnett and a fellow rancher are screwed even though the state law is retroactive to the time this happened. The SPLC is rather disturbing to me.

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  • we lost the 2nd mexican american war and never fired a shot,,ty US GOVERNMENT for rolling over like a lap dog.

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  • Anyhow, I can't believe this was a supreme court decision.Outrageous.

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    • @hedgehog The reality of this court ruling is that the thinking the courts just put into every ranchers heads that have property near a border is if someone is on your property, kill em and bury em, that is your only option thanks to the courts. If you don't kill them, you might "hurt their feelings" and lose your ranch over it.

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  • What a crock of shit. Feel sorry for the guy. This goes beyond all common sense.

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  • Is there more to this story? I really want to believe the court isn't that stupid. WTF? How can an illegal immigrant trespassing have ANY rights???

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  • Should have just shot them.

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  • He F'ed up.
    He did not kill them all and any witnesses.
    Then bury them deep.
    Never say a word.
    No one would have ever known.

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  • This is BULLSHIT! Makes my blood boil! Fucking slick dick attorneys twist shit all around and make the VICTIM the bad guy! Why does there seem to be such a gray area about legal and illegal. Were they a little bit legal? Or a little bit illegal? I don't see a gray area myself.

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  • the jury must have been wet backs . truly sick , feel for this guy , what a shame and only in the new america . as the old one would not have bat an eye , and sent them back and not with even a one peso , sad shit , should get a fund started everyone send a dollar that thinks this shit is fucked up ,

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  • That's absolutely nuts!! What about his "emotional distress" finding twenty-six people on his land with no permission?

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  • Your Doing It WRONG!
    Do NOT carry a gun on your property to protect yourself.
    Carry a gun AND A SHOVEL, no survivors, no evidence, NO PROBLEM!

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  • -"That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

    -"The tree of liberty must be refresh More..

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  • SHould have slaughtered them all.

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  • Pay attention America. This comes from a Republican Supreme Court!

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    • @Nepean109

      LOL

      meanwhile, in other news, oBama martyres brigades getting closer to Kenya,birth place of oBama

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79iwgxApZzM&feature=player_embedded

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  • So according to the poster Obama must be a court officer too. Hell, I didn't know he was president since 2004.

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  • Unbelievable.

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  • I thought we all have the right to protect our property. It sounds like he took appropriate measures by calling his wife and the border patrol. If these people suffered emotional distress, could it have been because they knew the border patrol was coming to get them?

    I am glad to know he is following up on appeals.

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  • If you are illegal you should have no rights.

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  • i wouldnt pay them shit.
    and if they come for their money..dont tread on me.

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