Bounties placed upon Sheriff's by the drug cartels might be something to have a look at. No? How's about kidnapping, extortion, and a white slave trade? 80% of all illegal methamphetamines comes to America through the California and Arizona borders, and the Loons response was to place restrictions upon over-the-counter sales of cold pills.
Doesn't GET more amazing than this.
Californian Wins Immigration Journalism Award
Coverage of Southern Border Highlights Serious Problems WASHINGTON (May 2006) --
Sara Carter of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario, Calif., has been named the recipient of the 2006 Eugene Katz Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration. This award, presented since 1997 by the Center for Immigration Studies, is intended to promote informed and fair reporting on this most contentious and complicated issue.
Traveling frequently from California to Arizona and Texas and Mexico, Ms. Carter broke story after story related to the dangerous conditions all along America’s southern border. Rare has been the week in the past six months that Ms. Carter hasn’t appeared on a cable news program discussing her latest scoop. It was Ms. Carter who broke the story that our government was alerting Mexico City to the locations and membership and other details of the Minuteman Project civilian border-watch group.
She also first brought word of bounties being placed on the heads of sheriffs’ deputies along the Texas border by Mexican cartels. The body of her reporting over the past year is an important example of how the public interest can be served when even a relatively small media outlet devotes appropriate resources to coverage of our nation’s immigration crisis.
More information on the Katz Award, including information on the previous years’ winners, is on line at http://www.cis.org/articles/Katz/katzintro.html
The inspiration for the award was Eugene Katz, a native New Yorker who started his career, after Dartmouth and Oxford, as a reporter for the Daily Oklahoman. In 1928 he joined the family business, working as an advertising salesman for the Katz Agency, and in 1952 became the president of Katz Communications, a half-billion-dollar firm which not only dealt in radio and television advertising but also owned and managed a number of radio stations.
Mr. Katz was also a member of the Center for Immigration Studies board until shortly after his 90th birthday in 1997. The Center benefited greatly from his wise counsel, and the board and staff developed an affection for him that went well beyond business matters. He passed away in March 2000 at the age of 93. # # #
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