Again, I will be plain - AB1070 and laws like it are not racially based - they come in need of the protection of the people from criminals. And yes, illegal immigrants are criminal. That's why we call them ILLEGAL! Those of you making this law a racial issue are either ignorant or liars!
This copy via Fox News, but also reported at The American Pundit, Riehl World News and I am sure others.
A Pinal County sheriff's deputy shot by a suspected illegal immigrant Friday was airlifted to hospital while authorities tried to apprehend a number of suspects who had also started shooting at a police helicopter, according to local media reports.
At about 4:30 p.m., the deputy radioed in to report that he was shot in the abdomen with an AK-47 assault rifle during a traffic stop after pulling over a vehicle containing a group of suspected illegal immigrants on the Interstate 8 west of Casa Grande, Arizona.
The deputy was investigating a shipment of marijuana in the desert and was confronted by five suspects, Lt. Tami Villar told 12 News.
Police believe at least two people were armed with long guns and at least one handgun, AZCentral.com reported.