Friday, July 09, 2010

Law enforcement in AZ found beheaded bodies? Really?

One of the better articles that Dana Milbank has written in some time - Headless bodies and other immigration tall tales in Arizona. The only problem is most of those who believe this bunk probably don't read the Washington Post. One part I found especially noteworthy:

Jan Brewer has lost her head.

The Arizona governor, seemingly determined to repel every last tourist dollar from her pariah state, has sounded a new alarm about border violence. "Our law enforcement agencies have found bodies in the desert either buried or just lying out there that have been beheaded," she announced on local television.

Ay, caramba! Those dark-skinned foreigners are now severing the heads of fair-haired Americans? Maybe they're also scalping them or shrinking them or putting them on a spike.

But those in fear of losing parts north of the neckline can relax. There's not a follicle of evidence to support Brewer's claim.

The Arizona Guardian Web site checked with medical examiners in Arizona's border counties and the coroners said they had never seen an immigration-related beheading. I called and e-mailed Brewer's press office requesting documentation of decapitation; no reply.

I recommend the entire article, for those interested in the truth and part of the reason why so many uninformed Americans are buying the Arizona immigration hype...

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