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Old 08-31-2009   #1
 
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importat alert regarding tortillas, tecate and Spanish music

Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 2:00 pm Post subject: Forest service "warning"

Forest Service lights flap with "tortilla" alert

A federal warning to beware of campers in national forests who eat tortillas, drink Tecate beer and play Spanish music because they could be armed marijuana growers is racial profiling, an advocate for Latino rights said Friday.

The warnings were issued Wednesday by the U.S. Forest Service, which is investigating how much marijuana is being illegally cultivated in Colorado's national forests following the discovery of more than 14,000 plants in Pike National Forest.

"That's discriminatory, and it puts Hispanic campers in danger," said Polly Baca, co-chairwoman of the Colorado Latino Forum.

The U.S. Forest Service quickly retracted the warning.

"It is inexcusable and we regret that this insensitivity distracted attention from the real problem of illegal marijuana cultivation on federal land and the threats to human safety and environmental degradation it poses," said Hank Kashdan, associate chief of the U.S. Forest Service.

Forest Service officials said they believe illegal immigrants are being brought to Colorado by Latin American drug cartels to cultivate marijuana.

Michael Skinner, a law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, said warning signs of possible drug trafficking include "tortilla packaging, beer cans, Spam, Tuna, Tecate beer cans," and campers who play Spanish music. He said the warning includes people speaking Spanish.

The warning signs were included in a slide presentation put together for drug agents in Colorado and the public. Skinner urged any campers who encounter long-term campers meeting but Bruce Spring steen," he said.



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I'll keep this in mind while planning my next river trip...
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I always wondered what was going on at Deckers.
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Go out on Monday find tuna tortilla wrappers and beer cans at almost every parking area/campground along the south platte river.
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Oh. My. God. Spam cans too? RUN, the Messkins are coming!

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Go out on Monday find tuna tortilla wrappers and beer cans at almost every parking area/campground along the south platte river.
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SHUSH!

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Ya know, since movin to the PACNW, i've tried to wean myself from this site, but where else can you get shit like this and bears and guns....god I LUV IT
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Sólo porque amo a mi cerveza, hacer las mejores tortillas del fuego de campamento, y estoy en un grupo de mariachis no significa que yo soy un criminal! Mantenga sus manos fuera de mi tabaco loco...

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I love Messicans. Especially when they where lots of eye shadow, strut like a stripper down main street of Greeley and are only 15. Damn they look good!

I might stop and ask some of them to join me on my Grand trip.
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Well that's pretty creepy. Check with your attorney about the Mann Act.

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I might stop and ask some of them to join me on my Grand trip.
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