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Border Patrol agent dies, struck by fleeing vehicle in SoCal

January 19th, 2008 . by TexasFred

YUMA, Ariz. - A Border Patrol agent trying to stop a vehicle that had illegally entered the U.S. was struck and killed Saturday in southeastern California, agency officials said.

The agent was killed about 20 miles west of Yuma in the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area, a spot along the border that is popular with off-road vehicle enthusiasts and frequently used by smugglers.

The agent attempted to impede the vehicle’s progress before he was hit, but the Border Patrol did not immediately have more information, said agent Eric Anderson, a spokesman for the agency’s Yuma sector.

The name of the agent killed was not immediately released because his family had not been notified.

Witnesses told the Yuma Sun newspaper that agents were chasing a Hummer and a Ford pickup on Interstate 8 when the vehicles turned into the dunes and fled toward Mexico. The agent was trying to place spike strips in their path and was struck by the Hummer, they said.

The Imperial Sand Dunes are the largest dunes in California, extending north of the border for 40 miles and averaging five miles wide.

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Border Patrol agent dies, struck by fleeing vehicle in SoCal

This story is seriously mis-titled, the title should read George W. Bush charged as accessory to murder.

I have to ask, would the Border Patrol Agent have been arrested and charged if he had managed to get a shot or 2 off and kill his murderers??

With the Bush administration, it’s leader and the idiotic policies that they embrace, you have got to ask!!

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15 Responses to “Border Patrol agent dies, struck by fleeing vehicle in SoCal”

  1. comment number 1 by: Kate

    Sadly, it’s our fault as much as it is Bush’s and the rest of D.C. WE keep voting for that trash, and actually expect them to DO THEIR F*CKING JOBS!

    Sorry! I just get so damn mad! Perhaps, it really is time for another Revolution!

  2. comment number 2 by: Ranando

    There is someone out there right now that could enter this race or is already in this race that could simply say, “Seal Our Borders.”

    They would win hands down.

    To bad Thompson isn’t that person, I thought he would be, he’s not.

    God bless this fallen officer and his family.

    This makes me sick.

  3. comment number 3 by: jo

    Ditto what Kate said.
    Sometimes, I get a sense of us being the verge of a revolution. Makes me uneasy.

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    OK, here’s the deal, we may very well be in for another Mexican/American war, in fact, I KNOW we are and it’s LONG over due, but unless you’re planning on taking on the U.S. government, as a militia or in a military coupe, we are NOT having a revolution, you’re having a WAR…

    Revolution: Perhaps most often when, the word ‘revolution’ is employed to denote a socio-political change in the socio-political institutions. Jeff Goodwin gives two definitions of a revolution. A broad one, where revolution is “any and all instances in which a state or a political regime is overthrown and thereby transformed by a popular movement in an irregular, extraconstitutional and/or violent fashion”; and a narrow one, in which “revolutions entail not only mass mobilization and regime change, but also more or less rapid and fundamental social, economic and/or cultural change, during or soon after the struggle for state power.” Jack Goldstone defines them as “an effort to transform the political institutions and the justifications for political authority in society, accompanied by formal or informal mass mobilization and noninstitutionalized actions that undermine authorities.”

    I can’t speak for everyone, but as for me, I am not involved in a revolution…

    I have absolutely NO problem with calling for WAR against Mexico and ANY wetback son of a bitch taking ILLEGAL refuge in this nation, that is, in MY opinion, a justified action, but I will not call for nor endorse a REVOLUTION, an action against the duly elected government of the USA, I will endorse a removal, by legal means, either by vote or impeachment proceedings, that brings about the removal of the current administration in an expedient process…

    I will endorse a removal, by legal means, either by vote or by impeachment, actions that brings about the removal of the current administration in an expedient manner, in other words, the sooner the better…

    I sincerely hope that those of you using the word revolution are doing so as a misnomer, and I hope this definition and clarification helps…  

  5. comment number 5 by: Nunoftheabove

    In other times, this would have been an act of war.

    I have been doing some research lately on China and now I understand more why the Boxer Revolution came about there.

    A country without borders cannot exist.

    Like you and others Fred, I, too, hold GWB responsible for this death. His conciliatory attitude toward Mexico has only encouraged this type of behavior. And the continual imprisonment of Border Patrol agents Jose Compean and Ignacio Ramos is a travesty of justice beyond belief.

  6. comment number 6 by: Kate

    We fought the Revolutionary War, in part, to end the oppression of the British. I see the oppression of the current ‘government’, and their lack of action to protect our borders as a need for action. If that is a misnomer, my apologies. :/ Sometimes my search for the right word escapes me. My frustrations seem to be getting the better of me.

  7. comment number 7 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    We can singly or collectively call for a form of revolution but, truly, though it may make us “feel better,” no such thing will occur until we get, at minimum, over 50% to 60% of the populace in agreement.

    It is a frustrating, frustrating fact but a fact it is nevertheless. I simply do not see it on the immediate horizon. But I must state that I do, however, see very turbulent storm clouds brewing.


  8. comment number 8 by: Nunoftheabove

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

    Very forward thinking those who wrote and ratified this great document. The question is whether there are any of their ilk left to do what they said could be done if necesary.

  9. comment number 9 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    And that’s the very most basic question, is it not?


  10. comment number 10 by: TexasFred

    Kate Says:
    January 20th, 2008 at 12:08 pm
    We fought the Revolutionary War, in part, to end the oppression of the British.

    We fought the Revolutionary War to end the oppression of the British.

    Please, I am asking, don’t equate the needed action against Mexico as a revolution, not here, not in MY blog, we are NOT oppressed by OUR government, we are mis-led, but I won’t have any talk of revolution, misnomer or otherwise, discussed here, the federal government is NOT the problem, the current and sitting president is, and as much as I totally dislike the stuttering son of a bitch, I only call for his removal by LEGAL means…

  11. comment number 11 by: TexasFred

    Top Gun, you in NO WAY made reference to nunoftheabove or that comment, you sited a BAD LINK to Wiki titled The Shot Heard ‘Round The World…

    I will have NO ONE, not YOU or anyone else reference REVOLUTION and this nation together in this blog, unless you’re discussing the American Revolution as a topic of history, NOT as an example of what is, in YOUR opinion, needed today…

    You have been warned…

    I appreciate your participation but you really need to start your own blog, it’s free and easy, give it a try, then you can freely espouse ANY bullshit you like…

    Your comment:

    It does not take a group, it takes a “first shot”, and then the group will form.  Isn’t that what originally happened in Concord MA., one shot?


    And that TG is ALL it takes, you won’t come in here and whine about me removing a comment, I won’t allow people like you to make reference to a revolt against this nation, I don’t give a damn whether you like it or not, this blog is mine and what gets said here is up to ME and any talk of revolution, especially the thinly veiled crap that you are attempting to espouse, WILL NOT HAPPEN on THIS blog….

  12. comment number 12 by: RTaylor

    I agree with Ranando - if someone would enter the race and we could believe they would seal the borders, they would have a GOOD chance of winning. I firmly believe the American people are tired of the illegals, the drug runners, etc, coming in from Mexico. We do have one Republican candidate with a good plan to stop illegal immigration, but I wouldn’t believe Hucksterbee if he told me the grass was green and the sky was blue.
    I still cannot get over how the administration and the FMCSA has gone around Congress to continue the Mexican truck pilot program — they obviously don’t care about the will of the American people.

  13. comment number 13 by: RTaylor

    Correction - it should read the administration and the DoT - not the FMCSA……

  14. comment number 14 by: jo

    I apologize Fred…sometimes the word I want to use eludes me. I just feel like so uneasy lately…and uneasy was what I felt during the 60’s *revolution*.

  15. comment number 15 by: TexasFred

    No apology required Jo, feeling that we’re on the verge of a revolution is one thing, making statements that seek to incite that revolution are a whole different matter…

    You didn’t do that, but I have to put a stop to it ASAP because of the words from one less than desirable individual…