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Thu Oct 11, 2012, 10:51 PM

Source: Mexican teen killed by US BP agent

Source: Associated Press

Source: Mexican teen killed by US BP agent
By Associated Press
Thursday, October 11, 2012 - Added 2 hours ago

PHOENIX A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and eliciting outrage from the Mexican government over the use of lethal force, authorities said Thursday.

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.

One agent opened fire. A Mexican official with direct knowledge of the investigation said Thursday a 16-year-old boy was killed in the shooting. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not yet authorized to discuss details of the case.

The Border Patrol declined to comment further, and would only say in a statement that one person "appeared to have been" shot by the agent.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:32 PM

1. Border patrol is out of control

they are so impressed with themselves and authority driven. They are rewarded with huge budgets.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 11:35 PM

2. US declares war on Mexico

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:28 AM

3. I always expect to open one of these threads and find the agent involved is my b-i-l. We don't

speak, thankfully.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:04 AM

4. That's at least three Border Patrol killings in the past couple of weeks.

The others were:

Valeria Alvarado, the San Diego woman shot and killed by an agent who was riding the hood of her car. She was on probation for a drug violation and fleeing a raid on a suspected drug house where the Patrol was looking for a fugitive.

Agent Ivie, the Border Patrol agent shot and killed apparently in a friendly-fire incident by other agents in Arizona near a suspected Sinaloa cartel drug smuggling corridor.

Note that all three had enforcing drug prohibition in common.

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