Did Arizona militia kill undocumented migrants on Easter?
We know that JT Ready and his crew are patrolling the Pinal County desert. Now comes the following news.
Two people were killed on Sunday night when “an unknown number of subjects in camouflage clothing armed with rifles” ambushed a truck carrying 20 to 30 undocumented immigrants near the southern Arizona town of Eloy,” according to the Pima County sheriff’s department.
The incident occurred near the Pinal/Pima county line, out behind Ironwood National Forest by Marana.
When asked if investigators suspect the attack was orchestrated by a militia, sheriff’s department spokesperson Deputy Dawn Barkman said investigators are “looking into every possibility but nothing is conclusive.”
This is not the first deadly attack by people reportedly dressed in paramilitary-style gear in the area. In 2007, four men armed with an assault weapon and wearing camouflage and berets ambushed a vehicle 40 miles north of Eloy and killed a smuggling suspect and wounded another person.
The attack comes as the Arizona legislature is considering a bill that would create a volunteer, state-sponsored and fully armed militia to aid the Border Patrol along the United States-Mexico border. Militia members would be able to pursue, arrest and detain individuals. The 300-person militia would cost taxpayers $1.4 million annually and would be under the control of the governor.
Let’s also not forget the white supremacists and former Minutemen that killed 9-year-old Brisenia Flores and her father in Southern Arizona recently. Dennis Gilman captures that story in his video below.
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