July ’07 Photos of Southern Arizona’s ‘Gauntlet’

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Selected photos from Southern Arizona’s State Route 86 for June and July 2007 are now available. The last few months have shown less active Border Patrol activity but a larger State Police presence and about the same level of Wackenhut Security activity. Wackenhut is the private security firm awarded a contract with Customs & Border Protection to transport alleged illegal aliens around Southern Arizona and back to Mexico.

Whether or not the Border Patrol is spending more time on the border and less time harassing motorists in the interior of the country is unclear but the reduced presence along SR86 recently is certainly a welcome change. I’ll premise this statement however with the knowledge that the Border Patrol is opening a substation in Three Points, Arizona and has announced plans to construct a permanent checkpoint installation forty miles North of the international border along I-19.

SR86 Police State Photos – January 2007

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I’ve just finished posting photos of various enforcement agencies operating on SR86 in Southern Arizona from January 2007. These photos include the Border Patrol, a recently mobilized Border Detachment from the State Police, a National Guard Border Detachment, and photos of Wackenhut transport buses. Wackenhut was recently contracted to transport Department of Homeland Security detainees in Southern Arizona.

These photos represent common scenes along Highway 86 and provide a snapshot of what to expect from the burgeoning police state in Southern Arizona.

Photos from earlier months can be accessed by following this link.