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6/09/06-El Paso

Virtual Posse: Texas Governor Proposes Web Cams Along The Border

The governor of Texas is trying to round up a virtual posse to keep on illegal border crossings by immigrants.

Rick Perry's plan calls for spending five (m) million dollars to install hundreds of night-vision cameras on private land along the Mexican border. They would supply live video on the Internet so anyone watching could report it on a toll-free hot line. Perry says the plan is identical to neighborhood watches. But critics say it is a dangerous idea and a waste of money. The head of the Texas Civil Rights Project calls the Perry proposal "half-baked." The plan marks a political about-face for Perry. He's long argued that security along the state's 12-hundred-mile border with Mexico is strictly a federal responsibility. Copyright 2006 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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