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Analyzing Perry's Spillover Violence Plan

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 5:09pm

UPDATED: Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 7:18am

Texas Governor Rick Perry was quick to react to the murder of three people in Juarez who had ties to the U.S. consulate.
 

In a statement Gov. Perry said, "It is imperative that the federal government immediately provide additional resources to prevent spillover violence, but with the safety of Texans on the line, we can't afford to wait."


With that statement Gov. Perry activated the first phase of the Texas spillover violence contingency plan.
The plan will increase surveillance of border activity by state and local law enforcement. It will also increase ground, air, and maritime patrol presence along with more DPS helicopter patrol operations along the Rio Grande.


On Wednesday we called everyone from DPS to Customs and Border Protection to see how this plan will affect or add to current operations.
The answers were similar, some said they couldn't say anything about the plan while others admitted that nothing has changed and no specific measures or directions were given by the governors office.
 

To clear the air the El Paso county judge's office set the record straight. Perry's plan as of right now is in phase one which only increases communication between agencies and offices around the state. If information comes in that the situation along the border may get worse, that's when the other phases of this plan come into play.
 

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Wrongtime to discuss politics, I know, but Im not a border security expert. Its interesting Gov. Perry thinks health care reform is so out of bounds for the federal govt that secession is a legitimate idea in his head. But the moment federal power can burnish his conservative law-&-order credential then that is exactly appropiate & not unconstitutional.

Sadly these cartel wars spilling blood on both sides of the border are nothing new. We should pray for all those who have lost their lives.

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