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El Paso Police: Bullet That Hit Woman In Downtown Believed To Have Come From Mexico
KVIA ^ | February 21, 2012

Posted on 02/22/2012 5:52:53 AM PST by SwinneySwitch

Woman Was Pushing Child In A Carriage When She Was Hit

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said Tuesday afternoon that a bullet that punctured a woman's right calf in Downtown El Paso Tuesday morning is believed to have come from Mexico.

Police said a 48-year-old woman was shopping on Overland near Oregon when her leg was hit by a bullet just after 11 a.m. Tuesday.

A shootout happened at the same time in Juarez as when the woman was hit with the bullet.

Guillen Middle School, Aoy Elementary and Hart Elementary were put on lockdown from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

"We do take this extremely seriously," El Paso Mayor John Cook said. "This is another difficulty for El Paso and the border region when we're trying to highlight how safe our community is. This is still a great place to live."

El Paso Sheriff's Office Commander Gomecindo Lopez called the shooting "highly disturbing."

This is not the first time that a bullet from Mexico has been fired into El Paso.

A bullet struck Bell Hall on the UTEP campus on the evening of Aug. 21, 2010. Nobody was injured and UTEP Police believe the bullet may have been related to a shootout in Juarez, Mexico that occurred at the same time. The shooting resulted in the temporary closure of Paisano Drive from Executive Center to Santa Fe Street in El Paso. One person was killed in the shootout in Juarez. There were no reported injures in El Paso.

At about 5 p.m. June 29, 2010 a bullet traveled from a shootout in Juarez through a ninth floor window of El Paso City Hall, then through an interior wall, before striking a picture frame and stopping. Further investigation revealed that the north and south stucco walls of City Hall were struck by an additional six rounds at varying heights on the walls. El Paso City Hall did not appear to be the specific target of the rounds. City employees were inside City Hall during the incident. There were no reported injuries in El Paso from the incident.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; banglist; borderwars; elpaso; juarez; mexico; wod; wosd; wot
El Paso Mayor Cook, "Oh darn, here we go again!"
1 posted on 02/22/2012 5:53:07 AM PST by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

I am sure Holder’s DOJ will be able to track the weapon.


2 posted on 02/22/2012 5:54:43 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Send the bullet, with appropriate label, to Napolitano.

She who swears the border is safer than it’s ever been...

And the head of HOMELAND SECURITY.


3 posted on 02/22/2012 6:02:59 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Mexican bullets...striking the targets that American bullets won’t strike...


4 posted on 02/22/2012 6:09:55 AM PST by stefanbatory (Insert witty tagline here)
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To: SwinneySwitch

An illegal bullet sneaking across the border..........deport that bullet now!..............


5 posted on 02/22/2012 6:24:09 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
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6 posted on 02/22/2012 6:26:09 AM PST by CASchack
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7 posted on 02/22/2012 6:37:30 AM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Apparently it was a Juarez police bullet fired at a car thief.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 6:40:13 AM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I was in El Paso yesterday- nowhere near where this happened, but funny thing is we were listening to El Paso radio station and I had no idea until a neighbor called to see if I was there and I read it this morning on FR.


9 posted on 02/22/2012 6:51:51 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: csmusaret

Looks like it was.


10 posted on 02/22/2012 6:54:31 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectation!)
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To: Tammy8

Let’s be careful out there!

Did they ever explain how bullets from Juarez could hit both the north and south walls of City Hall?


11 posted on 02/22/2012 7:01:56 AM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectation!)
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To: SwinneySwitch
This really is no big deal. Just need to erect a few signs around town, and problem solved!


12 posted on 02/22/2012 7:02:41 AM PST by C210N
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To: SwinneySwitch

When do we put the “No More Bullets!” billboard up?


13 posted on 02/22/2012 7:03:08 AM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Time to lock down the UTEP campus.... again. Why anyone would send their kid there is beyond me.


14 posted on 02/22/2012 7:14:24 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: exit82; All

Was thinking the same kinda thing...Since they put up that huge sign of theres visible to our side of the border...

“Stop Shooting at us!!!”

I might even add...

“We might start shooting back!”

Of course that would all have to be translated into Spanish to have the right effect...If any...


15 posted on 02/22/2012 7:17:51 AM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: bgill

As opposed to Virginia Tech?


16 posted on 02/22/2012 7:19:27 AM PST by csmusaret (I have kleptomania, but when it gets too bad I take something.)
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To: CASchack; SwinneySwitch; MestaMachine

BW Ping: Third cross-border “stray-bullet” incident in less than a year.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

El Paso mayor John Cook:

“”People get struck by lightning, too, and that doesn’t make us stay indoors when there is a rainstorm,” he said. “It is very unfortunate that this happened. Fortunately, the woman was not seriously hurt. That is a blessing.”

http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_20010577


17 posted on 02/22/2012 7:27:58 AM PST by thouworm (.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Did they ever explain how bullets from Juarez could hit both the north and south walls of City Hall?

If you look at the map at the link in #17, you will see that the border is at an angle so depending where they came from, shots could hit both sides.

18 posted on 02/22/2012 7:47:30 AM PST by CedarDave (Donna Brazile: "... we we believe that the weakest candidate ... [is] Mitt Romney.")
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To: SwinneySwitch

How many more acts of war can Mexico commit before we formally declare war on that turd-world place and remove its corrupt government???

If I were President I would make that a top priority day one.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 7:50:39 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: bgill

So much for buying tickets to the Sun Bowl


20 posted on 02/22/2012 8:14:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SwinneySwitch

The whole damned Congress is in it with El Burrito.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 8:34:32 AM PST by onedoug
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To: SwinneySwitch

The Border has never been safer nor more secure!

22 posted on 02/22/2012 8:45:55 AM PST by sjmjax (Politicans are like bananas - they start out green, turn yellow, then rot.)
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To: Tammy8

Is the old theater still there? The one with the pipe organ?

I was there in ‘68.


23 posted on 02/22/2012 8:47:07 AM PST by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is? Keep the Faith, no matter what.)
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To: sjmjax; All

What Napolitano Learned From Her Visit to the Valley

Nothing

http://www.riograndeguardian.com/rggnews_story.asp?story_no=26


24 posted on 02/22/2012 2:34:43 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectation!)
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To: thouworm

You think mayor Cook’s stupid enough to play golf in a thunderstorm?


25 posted on 02/22/2012 2:42:42 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectation!)
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To: CedarDave

If the bullets that hit City Hall came from 2 or more locations in Juarez (or El Paso) then the City Hall was a “specific target”.


26 posted on 02/22/2012 2:57:14 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectation!)
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To: CodeToad

You make it sound like the U.S. hasn’t committed acts of war on Mexico.


27 posted on 02/22/2012 3:28:32 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: csmusaret; All

Juarez mayor: Bullet did not come from Juarez, but from U.S. - El Paso Times


28 posted on 02/22/2012 4:17:02 PM PST by SwinneySwitch (Mexico - beyond your expectation!)
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To: wizr

Are you talking about the Plaza? It is still there, and in use. They are doing a big fundraiser right now to raise money to repair/restore it. I haven’t been to it but my daughter was telling me about it.


30 posted on 02/22/2012 9:37:34 PM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: TigersEye

“You make it sound like the U.S. hasn’t committed acts of war on Mexico.”

You make it sound as if I should care. That’s their country, this one is mine.


31 posted on 02/23/2012 6:21:07 AM PST by CodeToad (NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!!!)
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To: Tammy8

I was there while stationed at Fort Bliss for Advanced Infantry Training (Nike Herc Missile radarman).

We saw a double feature. During the intermission, a wonderful organist, seated on its bench, rose up from below the stage and started playing old favorites, including “The Yellow Rose of Texas”.

Brass organ pipes lined the theater and each one sang out it’s note. It was glorious, and, as you can see, unforgettable.

I have wished, for many years, to take my wife there, to share that memory.

Thank you for your response. Hope the theater is fully restored, for she was a beautiful lady.

I pray that the owners will invest in this legacy, and not the public, for there are too many people, now, that trade on other’s memories and money, instead of investing their own hearts and funds.


32 posted on 02/23/2012 8:37:09 AM PST by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is? Keep the Faith, no matter what.)
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To: wizr

You might enjoy their website: http://theplazatheatre.org/index.php

The restoration is supposed to be a joint project with the city but they have been busy raising money so at least they are trying not to just use all taxpayer money. I hope you do get a chance to go back and take your wife to see it.


33 posted on 02/23/2012 8:50:55 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8

If the organ and the pipes are gone, it ain’t the same. It’s just background.


34 posted on 02/23/2012 9:06:12 AM PST by wizr (If God isn't on your side, who is? Keep the Faith, no matter what.)
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To: wizr

The organ is there! It was sold and carted off years ago but a lady bought it and brought it back to the theatre. I guess she loved it too.


35 posted on 02/23/2012 9:30:56 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: CodeToad
You don't care that our country is a sponsor of terrorism?

Let's call it what it is. State-sponsored terrorism.

On this side of the border it's violations of the RICO Act. In Mexico and Honduras it's state-sponsored terrorism.

What else would you call heavily arming international criminal syndicates within a foreign country wherein that country is in a death struggle with those syndicates?

Especially when it goes beyond thousands of assault rifles to include grenades, RPGs, shoulder fired rockets, anti-aircraft guns, night vision equipment, body armor and special deals to bring their drugs onto our soil with legal impunity?

Not to mention the just-revealed news that the rip crew that killed BP Agent Brian Terry was there with DEA and FBI assistance and approval to attack and kill a rival cartel's smuggling crew.

Let's not leave out the FBI and DEA laundering millions of dollars for the drug cartels by setting up bank accounts for them that they otherwise couldn't do.

It's organized, it is spread through every Federal LEA and it violates numerous domestic laws and numerous statutes and treaties that deal with foreign nations. Yet none of it has been officially sanctioned. It's the FedGov acting like mafiosa.

0bama, Holder and Hillary Clinton are all deeply involved in this and it is state-sponsored terrorism. These Chicago machine Marxist thugs are dragging our country down to the level of Tehran and Pyongyang.


36 posted on 02/23/2012 2:51:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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