Mexico says US agents killed Mexican on border
The Border Patrol said Saturday that agents had opened fire along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border after being pelted by rocks and having a gunman point a weapon in their direction from the Mexican side of the river. The agency said it did not know if anyone else was hurt, but the FBI was investigating.
The Mexican Foreign Ministry said late Sunday that a citizen had been killed by a gunshot fired by a U.S. agent at the Los Tomates-Veterans international bridge. It did not identify the victim or provide details about the incident. Mexico said its consulate in Brownsville had sent U.S. authorities a message demanding an exhaustive investigation without regard to the consequences.
“The Mexican government has said once again that the disproportionate use of force for purposes of immigration enforcement is unacceptable under any circumstances,” the Foreign Ministry said.
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Mexico says US agents killed Mexican on border
There are at least 2 very valuable lessons that the Mexicans can learn from this;
● NEVER bring a rock to a gun fight
● NEVER point a gun at a U.S. Agent
Do you believe that the Mexicans throwing rocks or pointing guns into the USA will grasp that concept? Personally, I doubt it.
Mexico claims this is a ‘disproportionate use of force for purposes of immigration enforcement’? Well, isn’t that special? A disproportionate use of force for purposes of immigration enforcement would mean that the USBP and ICE hit Matamoros with a tactical nuke, when wind currents were blowing from north to south. Not an altogether bad idea actually.
Shooting some Mexican SOB that’s trying to take your head off with a rock is called SELF DEFENSE in Texas, and *most* of the United States.
Juana Maria Soto of Matamoros said her brother, 30-year-old Juan Pablo Perez Soto, was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent Saturday morning. She said she had received little information, but she believes her brother was on the Mexican river bank cutting firewood and said she understood that the agent crossed to the Mexican side to shoot him.
Border Patrol spokesman Henry Mendiola said Monday that the incident remains under investigation and they have not confirmed that someone was shot, but he disputed any suggestion that agents crossed the border into Mexico.
“Our agents are not going to go into Mexico to neutralize something like this,” Mendiola said.
OK, I am going to call BULLSHIT on this claim by the Soto family.
I guess the Mexicans are just like those people in south and east Dallas that tell us what a wonderful and innocent boy T’Shaun D’Marcus Jones is every time he pulls a gun on the Dallas PD and then gets his ticket to HELL punched!
U.S. Border Patrol Agents are NOT going to cross the border to shoot a rock thrower; they have rifles and weapons that can get the job done from the U.S. side.
How wide is the Rio Grande River at Brownsville?
According to a friend of mine that lives in the same area, on the U.S. side, the Rio Grande is at least 100 feet wide and at least 20 feet deep at any point along that stretch of the border. Somehow, I just do NOT believe a USBP Agent crossed the border to shoot poor little Juan Pablo Perez Soto. Here is a video of the river.
He (Mendiola) said Border Patrol agents came upon a group of people on the U.S. side near the Saturday morning. They detained some while others retreated toward the river and began throwing rocks. One agent who was not able to escape the rocks fired toward the group, Mendiola said. At the same time, another agent at the scene saw a person across the river in Mexico point a rifle toward them. That agent fired across the river, Mendiola said.
Soto said her 14-year-old son was one of those detained by Border Patrol. She has not been able to speak with him, but said the Mexican consulate told her he was unharmed.
I am much more inclined to believe this version of the story. Our Border Patrol folks have more than enough to do on this side of the border, and in MY opinion, if they see a person on the Mexican side of the border pointing a gun at them, that is a hostile act, bordering on an act of war, and as such, should be free to open fire as they defend themselves, our borders and the sovereignty of this nation!
Last summer, authorities said Border Patrol agents and rangers with the Texas Department of Public Safety exchanged about 300 rounds of gunfire with suspected drug smugglers. Officials said the suspects threw rocks at U.S. lawmen in that incident, too.
In 2010, a Border Patrol agent in El Paso shot and killed a 15-year-old Mexican boy across the Rio Grande. Investigators say the agent fired after being attacked by people throwing rocks.
As previously stated, NEVER bring rocks to a gunfight!