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Published: Thursday, June 16 2011 7:00 p.m. MDT

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Murray, UT

Gentlemen, you have my gratitude. I would of gladly contributed.

Colorado Springs, CO

I have a comment, that reaches beyond your willingness to help with the fine. Thank You for a job well done. The Taxpayers are being use and abuse by illegals who break the laws.

Murray, Ut


CHS 85
Sandy, UT

Here's one combat veteran who will not be joining their organization. How does paying criminal fines help combat veterans?

Where's Stockton ???
Bowling Green, OH

If Leah Carson's list leads to the arrest of only one person and prevents the murder of one Police Officer, Highway Patrolman or Sheriff's Deputy... or worse... the murder of thousands as on Sept 11th 2001 then it will have paid for itself a thousand times over. Ms. Carson is the victim in this situation and not the illegal aliens. Too much is being left to chance by not having stronger controls over immigration. In reallity it won't be long till they start finding mass graves on our side of the border if we don't enact and enforce stronger immigration laws. Who ever made the threat against the veterans group speaks volumes to what menace is really out there.

City, Ut

Am I the only one who sees this association as something other than simply "veterans" paying this fine??

They may be veterans, but I know a veteran who is appalled at being lumped in with those who support those who "ignore the law" by creating a list and leaking it--all in the name of hoping to compromise those who they decry for "ignoring the law" and being illegal.

Ogden, UT

It's pathetic when "rescuers" pay fines and thereby make heroes of lawbreakers!

salt lake city, utah

Pick and choose your lawbreakers...it is the Utah way.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Well done, vets!

Now, what has AG Shurtleff done since "the list" was created to either check to see if those names were indeed people violating out laws?

And, what have state agencies done to search out criminals in our midst using the data available in state databases?

The "list makers" should be hailed as heroes, not vilified and punished!

Bountiful, UT

See, compassion isn't that bad is it? Lots of people talk against it, but apparently they have come around? Or is compassion only for us and our friends?

Show me anyone who has refused a warning ticket for breaking the law and then insisted they want the wrong thing.

Santa Clara, UT

Now THAT is what I call compassion! I will be donating to this Veterans organization.

Ms Molli
Bountiful, Utah

Sorry but until I saw that she was showing a great deal of remorse for what she did, I'd not rescue her. I believe in consequences for our actions. That's how we learn. Its not my job to impose consequences; its the court's job. The consequences have now been imposed and I don't think it makes any sense for anyone else to stand up and agree to suffer any part of her consequences. I've seen no evidence in the press that she is trying to pay one penney of restitution for what she did.

Provo, ut

Excellent, the veterans have fought for freedom and understand when its being stolen from us by poor government action.

Salt Lake City, UT

After witnessing the way Yapias attacked this women in the courthouse calling her a felon.......I immediately decided that these two women are hero's! Yapias seems to forget that it is a felony to steal social security #'s punishable by upto a $250K fine/six months in Jail! Most all of the 1300 on the list are guilty of this ID crime....shurtleff says he does have the money to prosecute those on the list.....all he needed was to collect on one fine conviction?

West Valley, UT

I'm glad that at least some of the people are standing up for what's right. If citizens don't take action to defend this nation from threats within our own borders we will lose it.

Hyrum, UT

Hooray for the Vets! I think they get it!

Fitness Freak
Salt Lake City, UT

I was REALLY hoping that these cases would be heard by a jury.

NO WAY would they have been convicted by 12 Utahns.

Murray, UT

The problem some of you might not realize is that the "list" contained more legal citizens' names on it than illegals.

Bountiful, Utah

Jesus taught and practiced compassion as opposed to strict adherence to the law in all circumstances. The LDS and Catholic churches likewise. Its gratifying to see the tea party "patriots" have finally come around.

Better late than never.

Welcome to the high road.

Jazz Bass Man
Wellsville, Utah

Thank you veterans for your service to our country, and to your service to fellow patriots who were only trying to bring attention to those who are destroying our country and abusing taxpayers. You have the respect of most of us.

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