Arizona law enforcement is once again spending precious time and resources protecting the community from dangerous criminals. Last Tuesday, Walt Staton was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and one year of probation.
The crime? Dangerous water bottle violations.
More specifically, leaving water bottles in the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge for immigrants who are trying to make their way across Arizona’s deadly desert, which has claimed over 2,000 lives since 2008. Staton is a member of No More Deaths, a faith-based organization that provides basic humanitarian aid to help stem the high death toll of immigrants crossing the desert.
According to a group spokeswoman, Danielle Alvarado:
“It’s a human rights issue, from our perspective. “We have people crossing and dying in our desert.”