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

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Colorado Springs, CO

I'm going to aply the ABC which means Actions, Believe System and Consequences. The actions are Illegals crossing into The United States of America. The believe, that these Illegals should have Rights in this country is wrong. The consequences is we the taxpayers are paying for these illegals with lower wages and lost jobs. Courts, jails and prisons are overhelm by illegals every single day. Illegal documents are used everyday to cover up illegals actions. Yet we allow laws to be passed and signed into law, which cause people to break the laws.
I'm a Combat Veteran. When are we the people going to wake up before loss control of The United States of America?

The Sensible Middle
Bountiful, UT

This is all so confusing.

Are we against compassion or aren't we?

Gruffi Gummi
Logan, UT

If somebody breaks my door and shouts "show your compassion and give me some money", should I be compassionate? How far reaching compassion should be?

Spanish Fork, UT

@Naruto | 10:30 a.m. June 17, 2011

Actually the opposite is true. The list held primarily illegal names on it with just a few legal ones.

@The Sensible Middle | 11:33 a.m. June 17, 2011

We all should be against government coerced compassion.

This Veterans group is a perfect example of how true compassion works.

Farr West, Utah

Remember the overused slogan "What part of 'illegal' don't you understand?" that is so often thrown out to demand deportation? That should be applied in this case - releasing private information obtained illegally by a state worker abusing authority. I am a veteran and I believe in law and order. THIS IS A CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE VALUES THAT I UPHOLD. This was not a list of names of illegals. It included PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTED BY LAW about people that were ALLEGED (SOME WRONGLY) to be in violation of immigration laws. What if someone illegally obtained and then published your name, address, and social security number if he thought (with no proof) you had used illegal fireworks?

Tom Smith
Sandy, UT

Whatever happened to whistle blower laws? It is absolutely incredible that Carson and Bassett were held responsible for disclosing information that Law Enforcement has access to at all times but failed to do so. And when did Law Enforcement begin to ignore law breakers? These guys almost fight each other to bring in a "bad guy" (unless it is a family member). And then Shurtleff says he doesn't have enough money to go after them? This implies that he would take action, but....he doesn't want to? How crazy is that? It sounds like things are still rotten in Denmark.

Saint George, UT

Why, is it that no one is outraged by the threatening phone call made to the veteran who paid the fine? Maybe his rights were violated when his information was shared with the radical who called and threatened him? I guess theres no compassion for those who fight for the rights and freedoms of this nation; we seem to only have compassion for those who demand these rights, even if they might not belong here.

Santa Clara, UT

The Tribune had a report that Shurtleff wanted her to serve her community service (part) sentence in the Mexican community. He really is "compassionate". And so funny!

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