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Another Casualty
Drug War Escalates (Exactly As We Predicted)
KGUN-TV -- Tucson -- May 1  
Mac 10 seen near site of shooting.
So-called fence at border.
Deputy shooting shows drug war escalation   
    Casa Grande, Az. -- It's a sign the border drug wars are getting even worse. Apparent drug smugglers ambushed and shot a Pinal County Sheriff's deputy Friday sparking a massive manhunt for the gunmen.
    It happened in a major smuggling corridor in the middle of the desert just off Interstate 8, west of Casa Grande. [...]
    "The fact that they were waiting and ambushed our deputies is concerning but it points to the fact that we have said for the last several months that this has reached a critical mass for law enforcement and we've been calling out to our leaders in the state and at they national level that we need help."
Exactly As We Predicted   
Sierra Vista Herald / Review -- March 31   
Many ranchers will be cautious
    
People who live and work along the U.S.-Mexican border in Cochise County plan to be more cautious as a result of the shooting death of a rancher near Douglas over the weekend...
    "It is my theory that the violence in Mexico is being precipitated by increased border enforcement and they are fighting each other over a diminishing pie. Each drug load or each stash of money becomes even more important," said Spencer.
    "Since they are killing each other over these things without hesitation, it isn't surprising that if somebody's load or something else is threatened that they have reached a point where there are going to drop the unwritten law about not killing gringos. If that is the case, then we have serious trouble," he said.

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