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20% of federal prosecutions are from Arizona

• East Valley Tribune

Nearly one out of every five cases being brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the whole country are filed in Arizona, according to a new report.

The Transactional Research Access Clearinghouse at Syracuse University found there were 20,818 prosecutions in the first eight months of the current fiscal year. That compares with 109,532 for the entire country.;

By contrast, Arizona represents just 2 percent of the national population.


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Comment by Anonymous
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      You cannot empty the state of illegal fence-jumpers by prosecuting every narco-terrorist drug cartel and human smuggler in Arizona. You send one to jail and one hundred more take their place. To these guys, it is a lucrative means of livelihood, a way of living like how every normal Arizonian live in the state of Arizona.  What prosecution is killing in court is a hydra – cutting off heads and more heads come out. It is like emptying the sea with a spoonful of water into the land hoping that in the long run the effort will succeed.

      We know that at most, it is a staged show. But the whole statistical immigration prosecution hullabaloo is politically expedient, good, say for the Republican governor’s politics. That’s why between a politically correct governor and a politically correct president in Washington, D.C, who are preparing for their legal battle, we have a great road show and it is all a free entertainment to watch.




Comment by Justin Tyme
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Since we're a border state, I would expect the numbers to be skewed due to the illegal immigration.  There tables don't break out the numbers of non-immigration numbers nationally.

So, two questions...  What is AZ's percentage of non-immigration cases and is there any data on how much money goes to the state/local-municipality based on these prosecutions? 

Comment by Powell Gammill
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And what was the response of Arizona's "leaders?" Apparently, they were dissatisfied it wasn't 100%. 

Think government is here to protect your individual rights?  Think again, serf!

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