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[South Texas:]Border Patrol agent fires round at alleged drug smugglers near B&M Bridge
The Brownsville Herald ^ | December 20, 2011 | LAURA B. MARTINEZ

Posted on 12/21/2011 9:59:21 AM PST by SwinneySwitch

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired his service weapon at several alleged drug smugglers who were throwing rocks at him and another agent.

The incident happened at around 7 p.m. Monday near the B&M International Bridge in Brownsville, said Border Patrol spokeswoman Rosalinda Huey.

The agents were patrolling when they encountered several people who appeared to be carrying bundles of marijuana, authorities said.

When the agents confronted the individuals, they began throwing rocks at the agents, Huey said.

“One of our agents, in defense of himself and his partner, fired his service-issued rifle at the subjects. None of our agents were injured,” Huey said.

It is unknown if anyone in the group of alleged smugglers was injured.

A helicopter was sent to the area to help search for the alleged smugglers, but none were located.

The agents recovered more than 13 pounds of marijuana that were left behind, Huey said.

Brownsville City Manager Charlie Cabler said the city had received inquiries involving gunshots fired Monday night. Authorities believe callers were referring to the same incident, although some reports said it sounded like guns were being fired between the B&M bridge and the Gateway International Bridge.

Cabler said to his knowledge no injuries were reported.

The Border Patrol said an investigation into the incident continues.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: bigsis; border; borderwars; mexico; wod

1 posted on 12/21/2011 9:59:25 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

A U.S. Border Patrol agent fired his service weapon at several alleged drug smugglers who were throwing rocks at him and another agent.


The only question is “How much prison time will he get?”


2 posted on 12/21/2011 10:00:52 AM PST by Grunthor (Unrepentant breeder.)
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To: Grunthor

Holder will tell us they were throwing Christmas candies to the agents and the bundles being carried were boxes of toys for the orphanage kids in Mexico.


3 posted on 12/21/2011 10:04:29 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Holder and the Obozo drool on themselves when this kind of stuff happens
4 posted on 12/21/2011 10:10:11 AM PST by drypowder
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To: SwinneySwitch
One Round?

Why not send a few hundred rounds at them?

Those who escape alive will take back the message:

Those crazy gringos are trying to blow us away!

5 posted on 12/21/2011 10:19:11 AM PST by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Grunthor

The real question is how much time would YOU get if you shot at somebody throwing rocks at you? Don’t get me wrong, the only fault I find with the agent is I don’t see anything about a bunch of successufully killed smugglers, but I still don’t like the “God-like cops get one set of rules, sub-human citizens live by another” thing.


6 posted on 12/21/2011 10:26:22 AM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
The real question is how much time would YOU get if you shot at somebody throwing rocks at you?

If your life was in danger you wouldn't get any time.

7 posted on 12/21/2011 12:13:54 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: Ajnin

Of course not. Justified shooters are never unjustly charged. We all know that.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 12:42:14 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

“God-like cops get one set of rules, sub-human citizens live by another” thing.”

What proof do you have that these smugglers were U.S. citizens?

Thank You.


9 posted on 12/21/2011 12:50:45 PM PST by Grunthor (Unrepentant breeder.)
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To: Grunthor

Who said the were US citizens?


10 posted on 12/21/2011 1:07:43 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Of course not. Justified shooters are never unjustly charged. We all know that.

Right, just like we all know that no law enforcement officer has ever gone to jail for shooting a person justified or not.

11 posted on 12/21/2011 1:35:22 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: Ajnin

I never denied that. I only pointed out that there is a different set of laws for God, I mean cops, and the rest of us. For every cop who went to jail for a shooting, 10,000,000,000,000 have shot unarmed citizens because said citizen, “made a threatenting move in the direction of his pants.”


12 posted on 12/21/2011 1:40:05 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
I never denied that. I only pointed out that there is a different set of laws for God, I mean cops,

Well, unlike you I don't know every single law in every jurisdiction of this country, but generally LEOs can only use deadly force when their lives or the life of another are in jeopardy. This is the same for non LEO's. If you shoot somebody and you can articulate that you had no other alternaive, then most likey you are going to be exonerated. Which happends most of the time in this country.

For every cop who went to jail for a shooting, 10,000,000,000,000 have shot unarmed citizens because said citizen, “made a threatenting move in the direction of his pants.”

Do you have source?

13 posted on 12/21/2011 1:51:22 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: Grunthor

You got that right.


14 posted on 12/21/2011 2:02:39 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Ajnin

happends=happens


15 posted on 12/21/2011 2:03:12 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: Ajnin

Unlike you, I read posts here on FR where innocent shooters are prosecuted all the time. Do you have a source for your claims?


16 posted on 12/21/2011 2:03:50 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

“Who said the were US citizens?”

“I still don’t like the “God-like cops get one set of rules, sub-human citizens live by another” thing.

6 posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 10:26:22 AM by Doctor 2Brains”

Before you respond and try to play word games, unless they are U.S. citizens, I don’t care how the police treat them.


17 posted on 12/21/2011 4:44:37 PM PST by Grunthor (Unrepentant breeder.)
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To: Grunthor

Your reading comprehension is really quite lacking. Note, I already said that I DO NOT CARE that the cop did some shooting, and I already said my only problme with the cop was THAT HE DID NOT KILL THEM ALL. So far, so good? My problem is this: If YOU had shot at Mexican drug dealers who were throwing rocks at you, you’d get a 10,000 year sentence from Holder’s justice department just for upsetting the drug dealers, plus 10,000 years for actually pulling the trigger.


18 posted on 12/21/2011 4:49:20 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Sorry, your derisive attitude towards the police threw me off. I now understand your point and agree with it if not your attitude.


19 posted on 12/21/2011 4:53:26 PM PST by Grunthor (Unrepentant breeder.)
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To: Grunthor

Okay, I apologize for the attitude. The cops in this case should not have been charged, so it’s good that thus far they are not, but it makes my blood boil to know that you’d already be sitting in jail with a $10,000,000 bond on your head.


20 posted on 12/21/2011 4:57:23 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

I too am quite ticked about that....apparantly the law doesn’t consider a rock a deadly weapon. Guess they never read the story of David and Goliath.


21 posted on 12/21/2011 5:02:18 PM PST by Grunthor (Unrepentant breeder.)
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To: Grunthor

If you’re a cop, EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! is a deadly weapon. If it’s you and I, the perp has to be John Dillinger raping your 3 yr old daughter in her bedroom after having killed your wife with a machine gun. Then, MAYBE, deadly force is called for. Maybe.


22 posted on 12/21/2011 6:08:43 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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