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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:39 PM
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What Happens in Texas Hunting Accidents If You're Hispanic?
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
They Take Hunting Accidents Seriously In Texas...
... if you are a ranch hand with a Spanish surname:


An undocumented Mexican immigrant was shot and killed Sunday evening in an apparent hunting accident on a Webb County ranch owned by the family of former U.S. diplomat John G. Hurd.

"The illegals were crouching out in the brush. They said they mistook this guy for a hog," said Webb County Sheriff Juan Garza....

Juan Garza Mendoza, 34, an employee of the ranch, was charged Monday with manslaughter, a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison....

Mendoza had apparently hit Barrera Vasquez while shooting at a feral hog, and immediately contacted authorities after the shooting, Hurd said.

Sheriff Garza said interviews with three of the victim's Mexican traveling companions and the others in the ranch hunting party led him to rule out anything but an accidental shooting.

"They mistakenly shot a human being," he said. "It's reckless. It's inexcusable."

http://thurgood.blogspot.com/2006_02_01_thurgood_archiv...
via:http://firedoglake.blogspot.com/2006_02_12_firedoglake_...
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:40 PM
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1. How revealing.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:41 PM
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2. "immediately contacted authorities after the shooting"
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:43 PM
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3. well there was his big mistake.
he should have IMMEDIATELY wired $100,000 to the banana republican party.

:sarcasm:
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slor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:48 PM
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5. Clearly, this man did not realize that he was on a "ranch"...
because, according to alan simpson, he could have avoided any pesky laws.
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:45 PM
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4. Recommended.
This is an outrageous double standard.
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CrazyOrangeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:49 PM
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6. Indeed.
:kick:
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Cobalt Violet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:10 PM
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8. Kick!
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 06:49 PM
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7. Thank you
And that's all I will say on that.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:11 PM
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9. I Hope This Is Making Its Rounds. I'll Do My Part.
Thanks for this.
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atommom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:11 PM
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10. Good find!
And this will be good ammunition ...
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:13 PM
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11. kick
the duplicity is mindboggling
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:21 PM
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12. K+R
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Nothing Without Hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:53 PM
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13. That's Texas-style population dynamics. I'll add it to the compilation
threads in my sig line. Thanks!

(BTW, I'm a native Texas myself, so I know.)
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Maru Kitteh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-06 09:56 PM
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14. K&R man, how disturbing
Somebody needs to send this to Gregory and Oberman at least.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 12:43 PM
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15. Due to the porous nature of the south Texas border...
I know this happens, maybe more than is reported.
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cindyw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 12:47 PM
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16. Wow, that's amazing. Racism lives.
nt
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-15-06 12:51 PM
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17. Well well
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