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[South Texas:]Judge: 'It was a massacre'; 3 killed, 8 wounded in cockfight
The Brownsville Herald ^ | April 19, 2012 | Christopher Sherman

Posted on 04/19/2012 1:16:06 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch

EDCOUCH, Texas (AP) — Masked gunmen opened fire during an illegal cockfight at a Texas ranch near Mexico early Thursday, killing three people and wounding eight others in what authorities described as a bloody massacre.

The attack at the ranch near Edcouch, a town about 15 miles northeast of McAllen, happened shortly after midnight and sent spectators fleeing from the makeshift bleachers surrounding the fighting ring into the brush. Authorities were searching for the attackers and for clues as to their possible motives, Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said.

Homer Jasso, the justice of the peace for that area of the county, said the scene was shocking in its gore.

``It was a massacre,'' Jasso said. ``I haven't seen this kind of violence in the valley here on my watch. ... This is the first time in my life I've seen something this bad.''

Authorities were withholding the names of the slaying victims until after they had notified the men's families, but they said two of them, ages 49 and 53, were brothers. The other man was 42 years old.

Jasso said one man lay dead under the corrugated metal and wood pavilion that housed the bleachers, ring and concession stand. The bodies of the other two men were just outside. Investigators didn't know how many people were at the fights, but Jasso estimated there were 200 to 300 discarded beer cans on the ground. The bodies of at least 20 dead fighting roosters were also strewn about, although Jasso said he didn't know if the birds died in the ring or the gunfire.

``It was awful, awful, awful,'' Jasso said.

Sheriff's dispatcher Gloria Felix said the wounded were taken to hospitals, but she did not know their conditions.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Mexico; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; cockfights; hidalgocounty; mexico
Somebody don't like cockfights.
1 posted on 04/19/2012 1:16:10 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch
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To: SwinneySwitch

someone didn’t kick up to the local shotcaller.


2 posted on 04/19/2012 1:19:02 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: SwinneySwitch

“Somebody don’t like cockfights.”

Just for giggles I’d like to blame this on PETA.


3 posted on 04/19/2012 1:19:58 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Not half as bloody as it is for the roosters ...


4 posted on 04/19/2012 1:20:14 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (Newt's not a perfect candidate but Jesus isn't running this year. - shoff)
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To: SwinneySwitch

The Louisiana State Police hired Boudreaux to investigate the cock fights.
Boudreaux came back and reported dat dere were tree groups involved in de cock fight: de Aggies, de Cajuns and de Mafia.
The police sargent said, that’s great work Boudreaux but how did you come to that conclusion.
Boudreaux said,”I knew de Aggies were involved when someone entered a duck in de cockfight.”
And I new de Cajuns were involved when people started betting on de duck.
And I knew de Mafia was involved when de duck won.”


5 posted on 04/19/2012 1:20:29 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: SwinneySwitch
3 Killed, 8 Wounded in Cockfight

I think they used the wrong preposition in the title. I thought they were talking about chickens.

6 posted on 04/19/2012 1:23:31 PM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: culpeper; rimtop56; carjic; patriot08; ezoeni; Yehuda; Texas Gal; RC one; DirtyHarryY2K; woerm; ...

Ping!


7 posted on 04/19/2012 1:35:01 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Follow the money on both sides of the border.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Don’t get caught holding your cock in a gunfight!


8 posted on 04/19/2012 1:36:11 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: SwinneySwitch

Good.


9 posted on 04/19/2012 1:38:19 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: Never on my watch

I suppose that was an example of your fowl humor?


10 posted on 04/19/2012 1:41:50 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: SwinneySwitch

What is it with Mexicans, and forcing animals to fight to the death for entertainment?

If not chickens, then dogs, if not dogs then it’s the slow torture of bulls being impaledon swords.... for freakin’ entertainment.

Slow, sadistic deaths. What a country of degenerates ... no wonder they always have been 3rd world, and will likely remain so going forward.


11 posted on 04/19/2012 1:45:37 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Kenny Bunk

I thought about not posting that comment, but I didn’t want to be called chicken.


12 posted on 04/19/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: SwinneySwitch; culpeper; rimtop56; carjic; patriot08; ezoeni; Yehuda; Texas Gal; RC one; ...

So where will the fight be next week? Mi Colorado he gets restless he don’t fight every week.


13 posted on 04/19/2012 1:47:47 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: Never on my watch

If you’re buyin’ in a secure location, I’ll tell you the difference between a rooster and a prostitute.


14 posted on 04/19/2012 1:50:12 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (So, Scalia, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts can't figure out if Obama is a Natural Born Citizen?)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Somebody don't like cockfights.

PETA?

15 posted on 04/19/2012 2:00:19 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: SwinneySwitch

I went to one cockfight when I was about 8. The smell of blood and s—T made me sick so my dad and I didn’t stay long.


16 posted on 04/19/2012 2:26:27 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: DannyTN

You win! That is the best joke I’ve heard in a long time.


17 posted on 04/19/2012 2:56:31 PM PDT by fini
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To: SwinneySwitch

Somebody got stiffed out of their cut, payola, mordida or what have you.


18 posted on 04/19/2012 2:56:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: DannyTN; CodeToad; Squantos; Lazamataz

Best joke I have heard in a long long time.


19 posted on 04/19/2012 3:16:00 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Fast Moving Angel

“Not half as bloody as it is for the roosters ...”

‘Just thinking the same thing. Somehow, I have no sympathy for the idiots that participate in this.


20 posted on 04/19/2012 3:20:59 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SwinneySwitch

200-300 beer cans means it was way early or only about 20-30 people if I’m calculating right based on cockfights I know about.

Cockfights generally aren’t run by the cartels although lots of drug dealers go to them. They are popular all the way up to San Antonio (Bexar County), about 200 miles from the border.

I know of one very popular cockfighting arena that ran for years on the outskirts of San Antonio out in the county. It was run by a Sheriff’s deputy or Constable, but it finally got busted when a new Sheriff was elected.


21 posted on 04/19/2012 3:45:06 PM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: SwinneySwitch
Picture of the perp


22 posted on 04/19/2012 3:47:53 PM PDT by packrat35 (When will we admit we are now almost a police state?)
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To: Travis McGee

A man takes his seat on a plane to Chicago and realizes the woman next to him is hot.

“Business trip or vacation?” he asks.

“Business,” she replies. “The annual sex convention.”

“What are you doing there?”

“Giving a lecture about the myths and truths of sexuality,” she answers.

“Like what?” asks the guy.

“People think African men are the most endowed, but it’s actually Native American men,” she says. “And another myth is that Frenchmen are the best kissers, when it’s actually men of Jewish descent. Also, a recent survey found that Cajuns are the best lovers of any ethnicity.”

Blushing, the woman adds, “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be saying all this. I don’t even know your name.”

“Tonto,” says the man. “Tonto Goldstein. But my friends call me Boudreaux.”


23 posted on 04/19/2012 4:15:58 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Hodar

“What is it with Mexicans, and forcing animals to fight to the death for entertainment?”

It always has been a brutal culture. The Aztecs cut the beating hearts from tens of thousands of live victims. Nowadays the drug lords just cut off heads.

Buy hey, we should not be judgmental, right? Equal cultures and all that rot.


24 posted on 04/19/2012 4:26:49 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Never on my watch

What cockenbull! ;)


25 posted on 04/19/2012 4:55:11 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Squantos

I never knew Tonto Beoudreaux Goldstein, but I did know an actual Carlos Elvis O’malley. (I just changed the last name to an equally Irish one to not invade his real-world privacy.)


26 posted on 04/20/2012 4:58:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos

OK will you boys take your hands out of your pockets and let it cool down.


27 posted on 04/20/2012 5:35:39 AM PDT by B4Ranch (There's Two Choices... Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered ...)
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To: B4Ranch; Travis McGee

Can’t post the good ones.......:o(

Stay safe Ya’ll !


28 posted on 04/20/2012 6:53:00 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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