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Crime Trackers: Law enforcement unions vandalized

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The vandals also wrote on the concrete "Fuera Migra" meaning "Out with Border Patrol." They also spray-painted an 'A' on the side of the building. The vandals also wrote on the concrete "Fuera Migra" meaning "Out with Border Patrol." They also spray-painted an 'A' on the side of the building.
TUCSON- Law enforcement union offices were targets of vandalism over the weekend after the so-called anarchists claimed responsibility for thousands of dollars in damages.

An anonymous confession was posted on Anarchistnews.org.

They said it was an act of "solidarity with the ongoing rebellions against police throughout the country".

The Border Patrol local union 2544 on the northwest side had nearly a dozen windows broken.

The vandals also wrote on the concrete "Fuera Migra" meaning "Out with Border Patrol." They also spray-painted an 'A' on the side of the building.

"Obviously they did a lot of damage before anyone showed up," the union president Art del Cueto said. 

Central Alarm called del Cueto and the Pima County Sheriff's Department on Friday night. According to the union president, those responsible did leave some forensic evidence behind. 


"It comes down to a complete lack of respect for other people, it's evident in what's going on throughout the country and it think it all comes from ignorance," said Art del Cueto.

The broken windows are all boarded up. Surveillance footage from a nearby business has been turned over to the Sheriff's detectives.

The Union is also getting quotes for a security camera.

12 miles away at the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Arizona or CLEAA, windows were also broken. Pieces of glass were sticking out from the security bars.

Just after midnight on Saturday, an article appeared on the website, anarchistnews.org.

It explained why the organizations were vandalized.

The following statement is  a part of the explanation given on the anarchistnews.org:

"The police union was targeted for being a police union."

"Border patrol.....for their role in the ongoing occupation of indigenous lands, their contribution to countless deaths and untold suffering in the desert....."

Del Cueto said he's never heard of the group, and in his opinion, their message is hate-filled and sad.

"Hopefully they can catch the people involved just as always wait and see what the wheels of justice can do," Del Cueto said.


He hopes to have security cameras in place by the end of the week.

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