Skip to comments.BORDER PATROL AGENT FIRES AT ARMED MILITIA MEMBER
Posted on 08/29/2014 7:00:47 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.
Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available.
Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, whose agency is involved in the investigation, said the incident occurred on private property and it appeared the man had permission to be there. He was not arrested, Lucio said.
The man, whose name has not been released, was wearing camouflage and carrying a long arm that was either a rifle or shotgun...
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Thanks for the link, Buckeye. Gotta be careful out there.
A Border Patrol agent with a gun is a very very dangerous person ....
They need to coordinate with the border patrol.
The BP should deputize the militia.
At least hand out some radios so they know where everybody is.
I thought the BP could not shoot at anyone, isn’t that how two agents went to jail a few years back?
These particular militia members were on private property with permission from the property owner. It was bound to happen sooner or later.
“The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man.”
Nice shootin’, Tex.
The borders may as well be imaginary lines.
.......I thought the BP could not shoot at anyone...........
Yeah...so much for that.
Might want to think about that ... This person had the permission of the property owner to be on the property.
He was wearing camo and carrying a long gun. BP prolly thought he was cartel.
Although, wearing camo and carrying a long gun ain’t uncommon in Texas. I guess standing at the border wearing camo and carrying a long gun was the unlucky combination.
Have a thought that if had been there life number 9 would have been vacated ... even with permission ... LOL
Good thing it wasn`t a boy scout working on his MARKSMAN Badge.
If they can’t tag the good guys, how much better can they stop the bad guys that are running and hiding with a lifetime of experience of doing this sort of thing?
oh no best disarm those military style agents, how dare they shoot.
Maybe if Obama actually enforced the laws , and actually stopped telling Hispanics to come here we might not have as many problems
I would GUESS that of all the Mexican farm workers (braceros) down there in California's central valley, HALF are legal and HALF are illegals.
Do you think that would be a fair guessimate?
Agreement ... creek’s suggestion might help. (radio)
I know if I were running one of these citizen patrols I would be more than happy to file a daily plan with the BP. Both for the sake of safety and the fact that it frees the BP up for other areas.
A Mexican immigrant living near the border makes no bones about how he feels about illegals.
Taking the average here in south Georgia, I would say 50/50 is about right.
Some big operations are all legals with visas and work permits. Others aren’t so much that way.
I can't blame the fruit pickers when the Americans want $50/hour to pick a watermelon. It's worth their while to hire what legals they can...and take their chances with the illegals.
The Feds know EXACTLY whose hiring legals or illegals. There are enough snitches in this world for the Feds to know everything.
I used to provide software for ag accounting and payroll systems way back in my younger days. We used to require documents and social security numbers for adding new employees and thought we were doing a great job. Found out later they could buy counterfeit documents on the black market for peanuts.
Don’t you just love how the Ass. Press calls them “immigrants?”
I know of them.......
Then, when the IRS sent forms for income tax, they were nowhere to be found. We lost all the way around.
The Mexican government hands out pamphlets on how to sneak into the USA. That same government has ITS southern border closed tighter than a tick.
Their government is behind the Mexico-USA border disaster and our government KNOWS that too. We taxpayers just have to eat it.
YOU did it the right way. And when it all comes down to it, that is what is important.
National Guard Turns to Food Banks Because Rick Perry Hasn’t Paid Them Yet
(Update 3:30pm: In a statement to The Wire Gov. Perry’s press office challenged the account given by the RGV food bank, and said the Texas National Guard only has a record of two troops receiving aid.)
First, the suggestion that Guardsmen arent getting paid is false. They are getting paid on a regular schedule with their first pay day on Sept. 5, then every two weeks after that. Second, based on information provided by the Texas National Guard, two soldiers sought and received assistance through the Family Assistance Coordinator. Family Assistance Coordinators routinely help Guardsmen all across the state with needs they may have, regardless of deployment or duty status. Also, based on information provided by the Guard, they currently have no indication that any Guardsmen received any assistance from the Rio Grande Valley Food Bank.
thanks for the video
I watched it. THANKS for the link!
He did it the right way and I don't blame him for being angry at our pimp president-without backbone. The buck stops with our our pimp president without a VESTIGE of any cajones.
I have a Mexican cousin in Dallas, working for a Mexican company in the USA. It took HER years and years of waiting to get her U.S. citizenship. It annoys the HOLY PIE outta her to see the "wetbacks." But, she knows that the corruption begins in MEXICO with their uber corrupt government politicians...so she tries not to think of it too much cuz there's not a dang thing she can do about it.
In a sane world that is what would happen.
It will never happen in Obama’s America.
I don't bash other faiths but that doesn't stop the Catholic haters, does it?
Musta been a Cracker.
When I spent a week with the Texas Border Volunteers, we always did. Everytime we caught illegals, we held them and called BPs ASAP. They always knew where we were.
Are you sure you intended that comment for this thread?
We don’t have a lot of illegals wading across Lake Superior but if we did I’d be the first to volunteer to spend a couple weeks every summer sitting on a bluff overlooking the lake. LOL
He was not arrested
Why wasn't he arrested? This armed person fired on a citizen on private property doing nothing threatening or illegal.
So, BP can fire warning shots and get away with it?
Or is he really a bad shot?
They need to return fire.
That was my reaction. The BP agent just opened fire at the sight of a gun. No other cause.
Yes, I think so. American LEOs of all types need to get it straight, Americans can and do own guns and have the right and legal authority to use them when threatened.
That’s probably the BP’s new job mission— let in anyone who wants to come in. and shoot anyone who tries to stop people from coming in.
They can't shoot illegal mexicans, but Americans.................they can shoot all day!
oh good grief, Lucio. How many illegals from guatamala are gonna be wearing camo standing around in plain view? Coulda been a kid squirrel hunting.
I really hate to sound so politically incorrect here, but...
He probably did not look like a mexican.
Border Patrol agents are obviously not allowed to shoot at mexicans.
Just look back at the FR archives to read the news reports about not only enemy fire coming from the other side of the border aimed against the BP there, but the blatant flying of a mexican helicoptor with prominent markings overflying agents with total disregard of the illegality of the act since they had no jurisdiction on our side of the border and the BP agents doing nothing at all in response.
I will not publicly say what their responce SHOULD have been...
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