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Border Patrol agent accused of excessive force
San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 4/8/2013 | Greg Moran

Posted on 04/08/2013 11:06:00 PM PDT by South40

SAN DIEGO — For the first time in more than a decade, a U.S. Border Patrol agent will go on trial today on a charge of beating an unauthorized immigrant who was in custody after being caught trying to enter the United States.

Agent Luis E. Fonseca has pleaded not guilty to the single charge handed up in an indictment last year: deprivation of rights under color of law.

Prosecutors say a videotape shows Fonseca kneeing and choking into unconsciousness Adolfo Ceja Escobar just before 8 p.m. on July 26, 2011.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: alienrights; aliens; borderagent; borderpatrol; laws
An "unauthorized immigrant"?!

I subscribed to this rag for over 2 decades. Thankfully, it no longer gets any of my money.

1 posted on 04/08/2013 11:06:00 PM PDT by South40
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To: South40

Agent Fonseca should be accorded the privilege of punishing Yellow Journalist Moran in a similar manner to that “unauthorized immigrant”.


2 posted on 04/08/2013 11:12:14 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: South40

What’s an unauthorized immigrant? Is that like an illegal alien?


3 posted on 04/08/2013 11:24:24 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: South40

beating an unauthorized immigrant????????????

FK him.

He is an illegal alien, as in, not from here....


4 posted on 04/08/2013 11:24:55 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

Please... you are okaying the beating of folks regardless of where they are from? Really, get a grip!


5 posted on 04/09/2013 12:31:47 AM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Deagle

Sure, because human rights are only fer Merikans....

Get a grip....


6 posted on 04/09/2013 12:33:04 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: South40

If the guy used excessive force, and choking someone on the ground into passing out is a bit excessive, he needs to fired. He represents the United States, and all police should be polite and beyond reproach.

And the illegal immigrant should serve some hard time at hard labor to make him never want to break the law again. Expecting our officers to risk their lives for a revolving door judge is foolish.


7 posted on 04/09/2013 12:33:44 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Vendome

Out of line fellow - we all are part of the human race and as such should not be subject to undue persecution. Ya think? Seems that your statement is not related to my comment though so maybe you are not reading it correctly or are ignorant.


8 posted on 04/09/2013 12:37:11 AM PDT by Deagle (quo)
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To: Deagle

Sure! DK head! /s

You miss the part about engagement and consignment of terms?

AS IN:(I typed that Reeeeeee.....eeeeeeel slow)

unauthorized immigrant????????????

He is an illegal alien, as in, not from here.

He does not deserve a beat down, no matter where he is from. He is a human being and not some damned dirty Ape.

Bottom line of my objection was the wording:

He is not an “UnAuthorized Immigrant”.

I was objecting to the head fake description of an Illegral Immgrnt....

Call it however it makes you feel good....

Or, take a bath in the Salton Sea..... slug..


9 posted on 04/09/2013 12:57:31 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Colorado Doug

“What’s an unauthorized immigrant? Is that like an illegal alien?”

It’s the same as an undocumented Democrat.


10 posted on 04/09/2013 1:51:19 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Colorado Doug
"What’s an unauthorized immigrant?"

It is like calling...

a shoplifter an unauthorized customer;

a trespasser an unauthorized tenant;

pickpocketing unauthorized withdrawals;

and a rapist an unauthorized lover.

11 posted on 04/09/2013 3:42:07 AM PDT by drpix
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To: South40

From what I understand, Mexican border patrol agents on their southern border have authority to shoot to kill.


12 posted on 04/09/2013 4:04:14 AM PDT by fr_freak
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To: Deagle

Use whatever force necessary even if it goes as far as killing them!

They are criminal illegal aliens!


13 posted on 04/09/2013 4:06:06 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Deagle
Please... you are okaying the beating of folks regardless of where they are from? Really, get a grip!

The border patrol agent was defending this country against an invader. But he should not have beaten the guy, he should have just shot the attacker and thrown the sorpse back over the border.

There is no such thing as "illegal aliens" they are in reality, Un-uniformed enemy combatants and should be treated as such accordig to the Geneva convention.(shot as spies)

Anyone entering this country illegally should be killed. They are attacking us and we should respond to that attack.

14 posted on 04/09/2013 6:03:43 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: fr_freak

Just taking their lessons from Dear Leader wherein it is OK to drone someone to death but wrong to water board them to gain information.


15 posted on 04/09/2013 6:11:44 AM PDT by mc5cents
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To: South40

Ceja, who was deported to Mexico, was arrested again a month later at San Ysidro, trying to get into the country. What I find odd is he did not report this to mexico officials,who would have been all over this ?


16 posted on 04/09/2013 4:52:10 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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