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Catching the chicken catchers

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The U.S. attorney's office in Fort Smith has announced criminal complaints against five people and a motion to seize properties in several citiies in two states as part of a bust of contractors accused of hiring and transporting illegal aliens to work on chicken catching crews. This is the hot, dirty work of rounding up chickens to send to slaughter. David Koon wrote a memorable story about the work -- and the illegals depended on to do it -- in his first effort for the Arkansas Times (which I currently can't locate).


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