East Arizona, Part 13
Half way between Tombstone and the U.S. / Mexico border is the
town of Bisbee. It's an "Artist Colony" made famous
by Kim Bassinger's role in the popular Hollywood movie L. A. Confidential.
Ms. Bassinger played a Hollywood prostitute doing five Johns a
day who planned to someday open shop in Bisbee. From the looks
of it, she did.
citizens of Bisbee are also faced with the rush of illegal aliens
and the annoying echoes of United States Border Patrol vehicles
screaming through the night.
Illegals stumbling along Arizona Highways are a common sight.
Usually, they are alone because they either refused to pay the
coyote who brought them this far or the coyote and the rest of
the pollos diagnosed the illegal had turberculosis. Many illegals
can hide their turberculosis long enough to get a job making salads
in some restaurant. Some simply fall over at the side of the road.
Others are far more streetwise than you might imagine.
By federal law anyone who walks into an emergency room must be
treated whether they can pay or not. The
hospital in Bisbee has been overrun by illegals and faces
bankruptcy. The Copper
Queen Hospital has but 14 beds but has spent $1.4 million
it does not have to provide medical care to these illegals. To
keep the doors open the hospital has cut back on care for American
citizens. That was the only way the hospital could remain open.
thrill of the chase and the concomitant adrenaline rush seem to
still be coursing through the circulatory system of this local
officer. The sound of handcuffs zipping around wrists is a thrill
he still seeks. For your safety and that of the local citizenry,
it may be best to stay clear of Bisbee.