Problems Plague ‘Virtual Fence’

“Because of a continuing software glitch, the first high-tech ‘virtual fence’ at the nation’s borders remains unused, three months after its scheduled debut,” reports the Associated Press. “Nine 98-foot towers laden with radar, sensors and sophisticated cameras have been built across 28 miles close to the Arizona-Mexico border near Sasabe, southwest of Tucson, in an area heavily trafficked by illegal immigrant and drug smugglers. The towers, each a few miles apart, are intended to deter or detect border-crossers and potential terrorists and to enhance the ability of Border Patrol agents to catch them.” [View article]

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