Protecting the U.S. border

Security system can sense crossings

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Glenn Spencer, president of the nonprofit border watch group American Border Patrol, is hopeful the state will pursue a new border security system, known as the Sonic Barrier, which can sense people, vehicles, aircraft and even tunneling within 200 yards of the U.S./Mexico border.

On Thursday, Spencer appeared before the Arizona Senate’s Committee on Border Security, Federalism and States Sovereignty in Phoenix to present details on the system. He did so in his role as founder and president of Border Technology, an Arizona corporation.

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Proud US Citizen on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 6:31am

 …..ANYONE who inserts the word ILLEGAL into the conversation of illegal aliens is automatically branded a RACIST.


If that’s the case, I wear that badge PROUDLY!



bubba on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 8:33am
Title: Grandstanding

So an enterprising citizen comes up with good, inexpensive technology to secure the north and south borders of the US but a few politicians grandstand by walking out and calling Mr. Spencer a racist. This sounds like good technology and better than UAV’s high in the sky or the Boeing virtual fence costing much, much more money. My guess is if Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, or any other millitary-industrial complex company came up with this same technology the politicians would approve of it - but of course at a much higher monetary cost to the taxpayers. Good luck with your project Mr Spencer and Mr King. 

1 smerky on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 3:40pm

They should let Glen Spencer and his people protect the border. They can do it a lot better and a lot cheaper then the U.S. Gov’t and that would keep napalatono(Janet) out of it.

Proud US Citizen on Sun, 03/04/2012 - 5:26pm

 …….I agree a million percent!


He is a very noble and educated man……


My wife and I are honored to know him and we consider him a great friend and patriot!

rocquedog on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 6:06am
Title: Border Warz

We all need to remember that the Mex. Cartels have a lot at stake and having Spencer’s system on the border will greatly deter much of their commerce (illegals, drugs, terrorists, Fast and Furious weapons going back to Mex., etc.).  The cartels also have many in our own govt. on their payrolls … All one has to do is look at the history of their affiliations, bills  attempted to pass in our legislature, etc. and you will see La Raza, Maldef, Mecha, Lulac, Naleo and others.  All of which are anti American and some calling for killing Gringos, taking back parts of the U.S. thru violent revolution,, etc.  Glenn Spencer has been a true patriot and adheres strongly to the Constitution.  I’ve seen his operation first hand and strongly recommend that his system be placed a long the U.S. border with Mex.  Sen.s Allen, Melvyn and Antenori have put their trust into this patriot and I trust their judgement in t

tabathapresby on Wed, 06/06/2012 - 3:52pm

I would be interested to see if there were a way to trace how much of the violent crime we have to Hispanics crossing the border. In my opinion you can’t be too safe, and having sensors that let you know when people are within 400 feet of the border would be a nice thing to have. Humans should be treated as humans which means we should be compassionate to the ‘why’ of crossing onto our countries property - but that unfortunately means that if you aren’t a documented person in the US then you are more likely to risk committing a crime because it would be tough to trace it back to you. Fortunately crime rates have dropped in the USA as a whole, and are much less on the border these days - maybe because of this extra attention?

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