August 2, 2010
Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu is hopping mad at the federal government.
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Babeu told CNSNews.com that rather than helping law enforcement in Arizona stop the hundreds of thousands of people who come into the United States illegally over its southern border in Arizona, the federal government is targeting the state and its law enforcement personnel.
“What’s very troubling is the fact that at a time when we in law enforcement and our state need help from the federal government, instead of sending help they put up billboard-size signs warning our citizens to stay out of the desert in my county because of dangerous drug and human smuggling and weapons and bandits and all these other things and then behind that they drag us into court with the ACLU,” Babeu said.
The sheriff is referring to the lawsuits filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Department of Justice challenging the state’s new immigration law.