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URIBE: McDow was a witness to the death of the 14-year-old Mexican boy. He was shot just below the bridge where McDow was standing.
Ms. McDOW: There were some kids that I could tell they were thinking to cross and so I said let's watch them, because it happens quite often and it's kind of a cat and mouse game that they play with immigration.
URIBE: McDow had a bird's eye view of the scene. The Rio Grande River here is nothing more than a muddy river bank flanked by two concrete aprons. Mexicans commonly loiter in this area and sometimes tease Border Patrol agents on the American side.
A Juárez teenager shot and killed Monday by a U.S. Border Patrol agent had a history of smuggling immigrants across the border, federal law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
The uproar over the death of Sergio Adrián Hernández Güereca, 15, intensified Wednesday with protests, vigils and an eyewitness video showing the deadly confrontation on the Rio Grande.
Originally posted by jam321
reply to post by Logarock
With all the cameras we have nowadays, I am surprised more videos haven't surfaced.
I'm willing to bet US has cameras in the area as well.
Care to give opinion of what you saw on the video?
Was this stampede a distraction to get illegal items across the border?
Were their fireworks going off in the background as a diversion?
Perhaps this tragedy will prevent further fiascoes from happening (but I doubt it
Originally posted by Logarock
Just happened to be a camera running?
I blame those trying to escape this country for not overthrowing their horribly corrupt government (at all levels) that supposedly wants to end the drug cartels but, well, you know the rest...
The US has that puppet of a president in Mexico and they like it that way. I defy you to think otherwise. You seriously think the US would back up a coup by the people? If a well educated Mexican like the ones I've spoken to ever got into a leadership position they would cut ties with the US. They would rather work with other Latin American nations. Venezuela for example. Hell, what if they started making deals with Russia. Allow them to put military base in Mexico? Would the US allow that? No this government is happy with that "hell hole" that is Mexico. They like it just fine the way it is. Just like Saddam... you know until they don't like it anymore... then what?
Simmons said that instead of following directions, the others in the group surrounded the agent and threw rocks at him, which is when he fired his weapon.
T.J. Bonner, who heads a union representing Border Patrol agents, told the Associated Press that it's appropriate to answer rocks with bullets. "It is a deadly force encounter," he said. "One that justifies the use of deadly force."