Skip to comments.Mob of 150 Illegal Aliens Attack Border Patrol Agents
Posted on 11/27/2013 7:33:09 AM PST by Kaslin
As rumblings of possible illegal immigration reform continue to make noise on Capitol Hill, it's important to keep in mind the southern border with Mexico is anything but secure. On Sunday, a mob of illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States attacked Border Patrol agents with rocks, water bottles and other items. More from San Diego 7:
According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S.
Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd.
They had their phones out so this group was out to spark an incident. That's what they wanted to do, Border Patrol Union representative Gabriel Pacheco said.
Had cooler heads not prevailed it could have ended much worse, he said.
Even with reinforcements, agents were outnumbered, dodging threats, rocks and bottles.
More agents responded as the crowd became unruly, even hitting one agent in the head with a full water bottle, officials said.
Recently, Border Patrol agents rejected a proposal from the Police Executive Research Forum suggesting lethal force not be used against illegal aliens throwing rocks.
"Border Patrol agents work in a unique law enforcement environment and encounter threats that are not often seen by police and sheriffs departments. One of these threats is the use of rocks by smugglers and illegal aliens to harass, distract, and assault Border Patrol agents. Rocks are prevalent throughout the southwest border, weapons that are close at hand, and are of sufficient size to cause extensive injuries to agents including death. The recent recommendations made by the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) to limit the use of deadly force against rock throwers and vehicular assaults, are shortsighted and come from an urban policing mentality. Police officers often operate from patrol cars and have the luxury of multiple back-up units in close proximity should that need arise. They are able to contain and control a location thus making the arrest of any suspect easier. Border Patrol agents are not trained this way and do not have these same tactical opportunities," a press release from the National Border Patrol Council states. "Border Patrol agents are often on foot and outnumbered when encountering illegal aliens and smugglers, and are trained to close the distance with suspects in order to quickly control and arrest them. This often puts agents in a situation where they are assaulted by rocks. Additional agents may be miles away and less-than-lethal weapons unavailable. An assault that may commence quickly leaves agents at a tactical disadvantage and with little recourse other than to use their firearm to defend themselves."
As talks of amnesty have become more prevalent, we've seen border crossings double, making the work of Border Patrol Agents more difficult."We've seen the number of illegal aliens double, maybe even triple since amnesty talk started happening," an agent told Townhall, who asked to remain unnamed due to fears of retaliation within Customs and Border Protection [CBP], something he said is common. "A lot of these people, although not the majority, are criminals or aggravated felons. This is a direct danger to our communities."
Earlier this week, an illegal alien was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the brutal murder of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, who was ambushed by a group of Mexican men along the border fence while trying to steal his night vision goggles. They murdered him and then stole his equipment. Rosas is survived by his wife and two children.A Mexican teenager convicted in the execution-style murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in July was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday after an emotional hearing in a courtroom packed with family members and dozens of Border Patrol agents.
The defendant, Christian Daniel Castro-Alvarez, 17, appeared to hold back tears as prosecutors recounted the grisly details of how Castro-Alvarez and two other assailants ambushed Agent Robert W. Rosas Jr., 30, on a remote border trail east of San Diego.
Castro-Alvarez, who was 16 at the time, was spared a life sentence in part because he turned himself in and accepted responsibility for the crime, pleading guilty in November, according to federal prosecutors who recommended the 40-year term.
The shooting prompted a wide-ranging search and border crackdown that is continuing. The whereabouts of Castro-Alvarezs companions, men in their mid- to late 20s, are unknown. The FBI, the lead agency on the case, would not comment on the status of the investigation.
Castro-Alvarez and the two men, after crossing the border on the night of July 23, held up Rosas and took night vision goggles and other items from his vehicle. When Rosas, a father of two, tried to take the gun from Castro-Alvarez, a struggle ensued.
Rosas was shot multiple times in the head.
This post has been updated.
It’s called an invasion. That attack is a foreign “insurgency” and should be treated as such.
A thankless job being done for a thankless government!
I think they should be shot - with deadly force.
Return fire with well aimed 5.56 rocks should sufficiently solve the problem.
It sure is but that arrogant pos occupant of the Spite House and the rats in the House and senate are welcoming this because it means future rat voters
Teh Chinese would have killed every last one of them and los problemos solved . .
Holder will get right on this by sending some of the DOJ Nazis and tons of cash to help the Illegals organize
They aren’t illegal aliens, they are undocumented guest workers and future Democrat voters. Also, they weren’t “attacking” the border patrol agents, they were “renewing” them.
I’ve come to understand that the reason Democrats don’t care if immigrants learn to speak English is that the destruction of the English language is part of their agenda.
tell them no Amnesty nor immigration bill of any kind from the House as it WILL be MERGED with the Senate Amnesty bill
democrats started importing 3rd world socialist immigrant scum since the time of the marxist JFK and his brother jacko lantern face( the kennedy 1965 immigration bill)
this is the source of all our problems, countless millions of 3rd world immigrants who vote for democrats(socialism)
While all the BPAs are busy taking care of this bunch hundreds more are rushing in other places because there is no BPA there to stop them.
Just a guess, but I would say someone on this side higher up in the govt. is coordinating this.
Jorge Bush called a group of older folks as such for simply monitoring cross border illegal activity and reporting it to authorities.
Never once did they attempt to apprehend the invaders....yet touted by the potus as vigilantes.
ditto for hillary care, gun control, global warming carbon taxes etc.
just some facts
I was going to post the same, but call it an act of war. Either way - you're right. In a more rational era in American history, they wouldn't have had the courage to try this.
Can you imagine the outrage from the White Haus and the massive counter attack if illegals tended to vote Republican once they became citizens?!?!
Right... keep them alive so they can rearm or sue or whatever for tactical advantage and inciting others for a free abuse ride without consequences.
I dont think so pal, you are not exempt with special priviledge when ultimate intent is murder.
El Juego Knockout?
Indeed, these obvious felonies need not be legalized down to misdemeanors or acts of nonviolence.