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Investigation begins into Border Patrol altercation
KOLD TUCSON ^ | 6/8/10 | Unspecified

Posted on 06/08/2010 9:48:44 AM PDT by exbrit

TOHONO O'ODHAM RESERVATION - The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened an investigation after two Border Patrol agents shot and wounded two suspected drug smugglers after, agents say, the pair threw rocks at them.

The FBI's Manuel Johnson says the violence occurred Saturday afternoon on the Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation about 40 miles west of Nogales.

Johnson says border agents intercepted two men hauling backpacks containing drugs. The agents opened fire after the suspects hurled rocks at them.

(Excerpt) Read more at kvoa.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Mexico; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: aliens; arizona; drugs; indian; mexico; oodham; reservation; smuggling; terrorism; tohono; wot
I swear you can't make this stuff up, doesn't the FBI have anything better to do?
1 posted on 06/08/2010 9:48:44 AM PDT by exbrit
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To: exbrit

Let’s do an experiment. Go into Mexico and throw some rocks at a bunch of Federales. Do you think there will be much of an investigation after they’re done with you?


2 posted on 06/08/2010 9:54:42 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: exbrit

A couple of things: there is always an investigation after a shooting. I suspect BP asked the FBI to do it for appearances sake. Also, I seem to remember that the Tohono O’odham tribe blocked or tried to block construction of the section of the fence adjacent to its reservation. Hmmm.


3 posted on 06/08/2010 9:54:53 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: exbrit

Smells like another Ramos and Compean witch hunt.

BP Agents should from now on just shoot and kill all illegals. They have a better chance to not be convicted of some stupid offense


4 posted on 06/08/2010 9:57:20 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com)
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To: exbrit

The investigation ought to be into the fact that the perps were wounded instead of having assumed room temperature.


5 posted on 06/08/2010 9:57:28 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (We'll remember in November!)
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To: exbrit

Paging Johnny Sutton ...


6 posted on 06/08/2010 9:58:19 AM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: exbrit

The Border Patrol agents are going to go to jail like Ramos and Campion [sic].


7 posted on 06/08/2010 9:59:59 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

The illegal drug smugglers will be filing their civil suits any day now.


8 posted on 06/08/2010 10:00:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: exbrit

Maybe we need to put some FBI men on the border. They can show us all how to do it right and how to never resort to firearms.

The border is a very lonely place.


9 posted on 06/08/2010 10:03:55 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: exbrit
What do they expect the BP to do -- throw rocks back at them?

(Note to wetbacks: don't bring rocks to a gunfight...)

10 posted on 06/08/2010 10:24:49 AM PDT by TXnMA
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To: exbrit

Poor agents and their families.


11 posted on 06/08/2010 10:29:20 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: exbrit

It is one of the many duties of the FBI to investigate assaults on Border Patrol agents. Its one of several investigations the agents will have to go through


12 posted on 06/08/2010 10:31:13 AM PDT by Ajnin
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To: TXnMA
(Note to wetbacks: don't bring rocks to a gunfight...)

You got that wrong!

Note to wetbacks: KEEP bringing rocks to a gunfight.

13 posted on 06/08/2010 10:37:17 AM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: Ajnin

If the FBI were investigating to ensure BPs rights weren’t violated I’d be OK with that, but, living on the border, it’s painfully clear, the only “rights” being investigated and protected are those of the illegals.


14 posted on 06/08/2010 10:51:19 AM PDT by exbrit
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To: exbrit

Funny...but Black Jack Pershing wouldn’t put up with this BS...


15 posted on 06/08/2010 11:00:26 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: Ajnin

For good or for ill, the FBI has investigation responsibility on Indian reservations.


16 posted on 06/08/2010 11:26:52 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: HiJinx; Borax Queen; idratherbepainting; AZHSer; Sabertooth; A Navy Vet; Lion Den Dan; ...

Border Ping


17 posted on 06/08/2010 11:33:16 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

Bump!


18 posted on 06/08/2010 12:31:47 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (Kagan ENDED Constitutional Law in Harvard: freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2523089/posts)
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To: exbrit

Hopefully, it is just a Pro Forma investigation - officer-involved shooting, no more.


19 posted on 06/08/2010 3:50:58 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Arizona Deserts are Also Hot ~)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


20 posted on 06/08/2010 3:56:03 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Arizona Deserts are Also Hot ~)
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To: SandRat; milford421; PGalt

Ping.


21 posted on 06/08/2010 11:15:04 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( garden/survival/cooking/storage- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2299939/posts?page=5555)
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