ARIZONA TROOPER “SMELLED” ILLEGALS IN A VAN DURING TRAFFIC STOP


ARIZONA TROOPER “SMELLED” ILLEGALS IN A VAN DURING TRAFFIC STOP

Arizona Cop Files Report Saying He ‘Smelled’ Undocumented Migrants in Van

An Arizona State Trooper filed a report following a traffic stop in April, indicating he could smell that several occupants of the van he pulled over were undocumented migrants.

Sergeant Travis Smith with the Arizona Department of Public Safety initiated a traffic stop with a white van along Interstate 10, according to an April 16 press release. The press release also says “Upon contact with the driver, a United States citizen, the state trooper observed 17 undocumented aliens in the vehicle.” What it doesn’t say, is how Sergeant Smith determined that the 17 passengers were undocumented.

“I exited my patrol car and approached the side of the van,” Sergeant Smith wrote in the incident report obtained by Newsweek. “The passenger window was rolled down and I immediately smelled an odor that was consistent with smuggling of illegal aliens from past experiences. Once I was at the passenger window, I noticed numerous persons in the van and the driver looked scared.”

Arizona law does task police with determining a detainee’s immigration status in a relevant situation, as part of Senate Bill 1070. But it does not list “smell” as an appropriate way of doing so, not even on a level of reasonable suspicion, the Arizona DPS said. The Arizona Attorney General’s Office issued guidance on how to apply the law, saying officers can’t use race or ethnicity to determine reasonable suspicion if someone is undocumented.

Smith called for backup from Immigration Customs Enforcement and the U.S. Border Patrol to take custody of the “undocumented aliens,” but both departments refused, “due to the President’s orders/policies” his statement said.

DAWG SAYS: AS FUNNY AS THIS MAY SOUND, MANY THINGS IN THIS WORLD CAN BE IDENTIFIED BY A SIMPLE ODOR, ESPECIALLY WHN YOU COME INTO CONTACT WITH THAT ODOR ON A REGULAR BASIS.


LOBSTER DIVER SURVIVES BEING SWALLOWED BY WHALE

LOBSTER DIVER SURVIVES BEING SWALLOWED BY WHALE


 

Massachusetts lobster diver survives being swallowed by whale: ‘I was completely inside’

‘I was completely inside (the whale); it was completely black,’ he said.

A commercial lobster diver says he was swallowed whole by a whale off the Massachusetts coast Friday but made it out alive with only minor injuries following the life and death encounter.

Michael Packard, 56, of Wellfleet, was released hours later from a Cape Cod hospital following his scary encounter with a humpback whale. He told WBZ-TV he was 45 feet deep in the waters off Provincetown when the attack occurred.

He initially thought the whale was a shark but realized he was wrong when he didn’t feel any teeth or pain.


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