Skip to comments.Debate continues on border rock-assault shooting
Posted on 07/27/2011 3:41:43 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
SAN DIEGO San Diego police expect to finish their investigation this week into the June 21 fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent of a Mexican man who was hurling rocks and nail-studded wood during a confrontation along the international border.
The report will be forwarded to the U.S. Attorneys Office in San Diego, which will review if the shooting was justified and whether the agent who fired the shots that killed 40-year-old Jose Alfredo Yanez Reyes should face charges.
The agent has not been identified and only a broad description of the events surrounding the shooting has been made public. The incident remains controversial with critics of the agency, including the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups along the Southwest border, who have called for congressional hearings on the Border Patrols use of firearms to respond to rock throwers.
They say it is a disproportionate use of force. Agent Christopher Harris, who has worked for 14 years out of the Border Patrols Imperial Beach station, sees it differently.
I would suggest they dont know what they are talking about, Harris said, and have never been in that situation.
(Excerpt) Read more at signonsandiego.com ...
OK. The Mexican should have been stoned and nail-studded-boarded to death, but no shooting. Provide our border guards with suitable trebuchets, please. For entertainment, any Mexican found sneaking across will be put in the trebuchet and hurled back as well. (Well kidding, but only slightly so.)
Maybe we should fight stone age weapons with mid evil weapons. When illegal aliens are captured on the U.S. side after they have assaulted Border Patrol agents with rocks we should load the illegals on a catapault and hurl them back to Tijuana.
Great minds think alike.
You would think that this kind of BS would organize these agents to all call in sick with stress related illness x 1 week. That should put an end to this cr@p.
OBVIOUSLY the agent should have permitted himself to be beaten/killed so as to avoid being politically incorrect and raaaaaacist. Now he’s guilty of the WORST offense possible—costing Democrats an illegal vote in 2012!
the June 21 fatal shooting by a U.S. Border Patrol agent of a Mexican man who was hurling rocks and nail-studded wood during a confrontation along the international border.It's not "the international border", PMS (Partisan Media Shill) -- it's the border with Mexico, or the US-Mexico border.