Thursday, September 25, 2008

Someone's Got to be Kidding

A ticket for littering because you left a water jug for someone who might die without water?
clipped from

mmigrant aid worker guilty of littering

September 24th, 2008 @ 5:58am

by Associated Press

A volunteer with an immigrants rights group has been found guilty in Tucson of littering because he left water jugs out in the desert for illegal border crossers.

Daniel Millis had been facing up to six months in jail and up to $5,000 in fines if found guilty.

But the magistrate who found him guilty suspended any sentence.

The 29-year-old Millis was cited for littering at southern Arizona's Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge.

Refuge officials say they'll continue to cite anyone caught littering on the refuge, including people leaving full bottles of water for migrants. There are concerns the plastic jugs can be harmful to animals, along with the tons of trash on the refuge left by illegal immigrants.

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