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U.S. uses excessive force along Mexican border: U.N. (High Commissioner for Human Rights)
Yahoo! News ^ | 10/18/12 | Stephanie Nebehay, Reuters

Posted on 10/18/2012 4:38:42 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States has used excessive force against immigrants along the Mexican border and should cooperate in investigating border killings, including those of many young people, the top United Nations human rights official said on Thursday.

"There have been very many young people, teenagers, who have been killed at the border," Navi Pillay, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, told a news conference.

"The reports reaching me are that there has been excessive use of force by the U.S. border patrols while they are enforcing the immigration laws," she added.

The family of a Mexican teen shot dead when the U.S. Border Patrol opened fire on a group of rock throwers in Mexico last week is planning to bring a lawsuit alleging excessive use of force, Mexican authorities said on Monday.

The Border Patrol said an agent in Nogales, Arizona, opened fire across the border into Mexico on Oct 10. Mexican authorities said 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was shot dead in the incident.

He was shot seven times in the back in the incident that began shortly before midnight when Border Patrol agents responded to reports of two suspected smugglers in Nogales and watched as they dropped drugs on the Arizona side of the border.

Arizona straddles a major route for Mexican smuggling networks hauling drugs and illegal immigrants to the United States, and running guns and cash profits back south to Mexico.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: agenda21; borderwars; excessiveforce; humanrights; immigrantlist; mexicanborder; unitednations
I wonder how many rocks I'd have to throw at her before she had her bodyguards drop a few rounds at me?
1 posted on 10/18/2012 4:38:48 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Navi is a man or a woman?


2 posted on 10/18/2012 4:42:05 PM PDT by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, that all important opinion of the United Nations. That is one expense I think Mitt can cut by about 45%


3 posted on 10/18/2012 4:42:31 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: NormsRevenge

Dear UN Stooge: Please stuff it.


4 posted on 10/18/2012 4:42:43 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: rovenstinez

Make that 100 percent. The UN has done absolutely no good around the world.


5 posted on 10/18/2012 4:43:26 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: NormsRevenge

Hell, I thought a sovereign nation had the right to repel an invasion. Guess not.


6 posted on 10/18/2012 4:43:52 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Some actual enforcement of our immigration laws is going on at the border? Who knew?


7 posted on 10/18/2012 4:48:04 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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To: ought-six

According to the UN, “migration” is a human right. And the UN is collectively too stupid to tell the difference between “migration” and “invasion.”


8 posted on 10/18/2012 4:49:05 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Forget rocks throw Pineapple Mk-2s.

MkII 07.JPG

9 posted on 10/18/2012 4:50:23 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: NormsRevenge

GET THE UN OUT OF OUR COUNTRY AND NEVER GIVE THEM ANOTHER NICKEL.
AND, YES IT’S ALL IN CAPS BECAUSE I’M DISGUSTED WITH THESE AMERICA HATERS SUCKING US DRY WITH NO RETURN ON OUR INVESTMENT.


10 posted on 10/18/2012 4:52:27 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a dimorat says"The American people" the next words will be a lie.)
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To: NormsRevenge
excessive force?

Hell...we should be using landmines!

11 posted on 10/18/2012 4:54:20 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: NormsRevenge

So, the UN “HIGH” Commissioner says this....FU...and get out of our country.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 4:55:50 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: NormsRevenge
U.S. uses excessive force along Mexican border

Okay. So how can I get a piece of dis action, HAH?


13 posted on 10/18/2012 4:57:04 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Osage Orange
Navi is a man or a woman?

It's the UN. Your answer is "yes".

14 posted on 10/18/2012 4:58:29 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: NormsRevenge

There should be a little more force and violence on the East Side of Manhattan.


15 posted on 10/18/2012 4:58:43 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: NormsRevenge

The United Nations should worry about their own Borders.

Oh they don’t have any, so they have none to guard. I guess that makes them experts at guarding borders.

I wish someone in authority would tell them to go crap in their hats. pack their sheit and find some other country to freeload off of.


16 posted on 10/18/2012 4:59:52 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NormsRevenge
"... The agents in Nogales, Ariz., had responded to reports of two suspected drugs smugglers near the border at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The agents watched the two abandon a load of narcotics, then run back to Mexico, according to the Border Patrol.

As the agents approached to investigate, people on the Mexican side of the border began throwing rocks at them and ignored orders to stop, the agency said.

What are young adults doing out at midnight throwing rocks at law enforcement in the first place? The parents of this 16 year old were irresponsible or just couldn't control their kid. .....A U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed and another wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in Arizona near the U.S.-Mexico line, according to the Border Patrol.

The agents were shot while patrolling on horseback in Naco, Ariz., at about 1:50 a.m. MST Tuesday, the Border Patrol. said in a statement.

17 posted on 10/18/2012 5:06:52 PM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The US needs to use some force along the East River.


18 posted on 10/18/2012 5:08:16 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Osage Orange
"The reports reaching me are that there has been excessive use of force by the U.S. border patrols while they are enforcing the immigration laws," she added.

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Sounds to me like the force isn't excessive enough as many keep trying to enter the US even with all this excessive force......

19 posted on 10/18/2012 5:12:59 PM PDT by deport
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To: NormsRevenge
U.S. uses excessive force along Mexican border: U.N. (High Commissioner for Human Rights)

U.S. NOT using enough excessive force along Mexican border: U.N. (High Commissioner for Human Rights)

FIXED IT!!!

20 posted on 10/18/2012 5:14:38 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: deport

In answer to this, we need to just do a comparison between our practices in controlling our border with Mexico, and Mexico’s practices in controlling it’s southern border, and just see who uses “excessive” force.


21 posted on 10/18/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: NormsRevenge

             

22 posted on 10/18/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Osage Orange

Navi

23 posted on 10/18/2012 5:18:09 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (political correctness is communist thought control, disguised as good manners)
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To: ought-six

Our government doesn’t think so, either.


24 posted on 10/18/2012 5:18:21 PM PDT by La Lydia
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25 posted on 10/18/2012 5:18:43 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.


26 posted on 10/18/2012 5:20:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Little Ray

That’s one of the many reasons why the United States must withdraw from the U.N.


27 posted on 10/18/2012 5:25:44 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: DustyMoment

Does anyone remember the John Birch Society billboards saying, “Get the US out of the UN.” Maybe we should have listened to them.


28 posted on 10/18/2012 5:27:27 PM PDT by saminfl
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To: NormsRevenge
but obviously NOT enough to keep them from crossing it though...
29 posted on 10/18/2012 5:34:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: NormsRevenge

She’s right. There have been more people killed along the border than in Iraq. I would call that excessive force. Of course, they were killed south of the border.

I wonder if she would like to comment on where they bought their weapons?


30 posted on 10/18/2012 6:05:15 PM PDT by marron
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To: SandRat
Forget rocks throw Pineapple Mk-2s.

Holder got caught selling these too.

31 posted on 10/18/2012 6:07:17 PM PDT by marron
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To: Osage Orange

“Navi is a man or a woman?”

SHE is a South African of “Indian decent.” Now we all know just how “democratic” South Africa is don’t we!


32 posted on 10/18/2012 6:46:31 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: NormsRevenge

Did they bother looking into how much force Mexico uses on the Guatemalan border? Of course not...


33 posted on 10/18/2012 6:49:36 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: rovenstinez

We should tell the UN we now consider these hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants an invasion to be repelled by force. We will, however, promptly send home all of the millions of prisoners of war we have fed, housed, given medical treatment and educated at our expense.


34 posted on 10/18/2012 7:56:15 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: NormsRevenge

Somebody needs to tell the Commish to go pund sand....


35 posted on 10/18/2012 8:02:33 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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