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Church Missionary Dies From Gunshot After Crossing To U.S. From Mexico

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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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Church Missionary Dies From Gunshot After Crossing To U.S. From Mexico


www.brownsvilleherald.com

January 26, 2011 3:43 PM
By JARED TAYLOR, The Monitor

"PHARR — A woman died after she suffered a gunshot wound to the head in Mexico earlier today."

"The woman, identified as Nancy Davis, 59, was rushed to the hospital after she showed up at the Pharr point of entry with a gunshot wound late Wednesday morning." ....




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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:25 PM
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The article continues with:

"A source at the bridge said the woman arrived in a truck that had been "riddled with bullets" from an apparent attack in Mexico. The source confirmed the woman, in her late 50s, died from the gunshot wound."

"U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers encountered Davis and her husband, Sam, both U.S citizens."

So now American missionaries in Mexico are being shot at? First it was the U S roadside workers being shot at from Mexico, now missionaries, who's next?



www.brownsvilleherald.com
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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:38 PM
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I doubt she was shot due to missionary work - she was probably shot because she stuck her nose where it didn't belong.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:49 PM
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thats what i was thinking, i mean mexico is one of the most christian nations on this planet.
maybe she was a secret cia agent trying to blow up mexican towns that are near some kind of cannabis farm and got caught in the act, then dealt with accordingly



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:52 PM
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I don't think Mexican gang members stop to interview each and every person they shoot at. They could of cared less if it was Jesus; shoot first ask questions later. It's an unfortunate terrible thing, but thats one of the risk that comes with traveling to and from Mexico in these days. Violence and drugs; there's no room for love where these sick soul-less bastards congregate.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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When I was kid living in El Paso for three years, we used to go to Juarez all the time..at 10 years old, by our selves, on horseback. Never had a problem. Now?? I wouldn't set foot on the Mexican side and I just don't understand why Americans keep spending their money in that cesspool of corruption and death. There is NO excuse for being that stupid!
Zindo



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 05:04 PM
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Originally posted by EssenSieMich
I doubt she was shot due to missionary work - she was probably shot because she stuck her nose where it didn't belong.


Well, as others have hinted at, it seems more and more that "sticking your nose where it doesn't belong" means just crossing the border into mexico.

I used to go on cruises that stopped in the supposedly safe areas in mexico, but not any more.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211

Originally posted by EssenSieMich
I doubt she was shot due to missionary work - she was probably shot because she stuck her nose where it didn't belong.


Well, as others have hinted at, it seems more and more that "sticking your nose where it doesn't belong" means just crossing the border into mexico.

I used to go on cruises that stopped in the supposedly safe areas in mexico, but not any more.


I agree. Mexico is going to lose a high percentage of their tourism unless drastic measures are implemented immediately to resolve this ongoing problem. Interesting related item about cruise stops today:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"Attacks On Cruisers Prompt Lines to Cancel Calls In Mazatlan"
"Three major cruise lines have canceled calls in Mazatlan, Mexico this week in the wake of a wave of crime against cruisers visiting the city."

Source: fulanofiles.blogspot.com...

They pulled the article from here:

travel.usatoday.com...

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posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 07:57 PM
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Originally posted by centurion1211

Originally posted by EssenSieMich
I doubt she was shot due to missionary work - she was probably shot because she stuck her nose where it didn't belong.


Well, as others have hinted at, it seems more and more that "sticking your nose where it doesn't belong" means just crossing the border into mexico.

I used to go on cruises that stopped in the supposedly safe areas in mexico, but not any more.

Hey, they can't do that. How dare they treat us like we don't belong there. Maybe they think we're trying to steal their jobs. But really, the least innocent person to die in mexico after a membr of the mob would be a missionary. God is good. Missionaries are imperialistsz and bigot and sometimes they do work for the government. Smetimes they make it easier for us to illegally annex hawai'i.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:16 PM
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Here's an update to this story:

Press Release

Date: January 26, 2011

Authority: Ruben Villescas, Police Chief

Contact: Ruben Villescas, Police Chief

Subject: United States Citizen Shot and Killed in Mexico

On Wednesday January 26, 2011 at 12:25 p.m. a Pharr Police Officer assigned to the Pharr International Bridge observed a 2008 blue Chevrolet pick-up truck on the international bridge travelling northbound against traffic towards the U.S. Customs primary checkpoint.

Pharr Officers and U.S. Customs Agents approached the vehicle which had stopped due to traffic and contacted the male driver who had already stepped out of his vehicle asking for help. The male driver quickly directed officers to his spouse who was in the front passenger seat suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. An ambulance was immediately summoned and the victim, Nancy Shuman Davis 59 year old of Monte Alto, Texas, was rushed to a hospital in nearby Mcallen, Texas in critical conditions. At 1:54 p.m., the victim was pronounced dead at the hospital and a Justice of the Peace conducted an inquest.

The preliminary investigation indicates that the victim and her spouse were travelling on a Mexican highway about 60-70 miles south of Reynosa, Tamaulipas when confronted by gunmen occupying a black pick-up truck. The gunmen were attempting to stop them and the victims accelerated in efforts of getting away from them. At a certain point the gunmen discharged a weapon at the victim’s vehicle and a bullet struck the victim Nancy Shuman Davis on the head.

The spouse drove at high rate of speed not allowing to be stopped by the gunmen until reaching the Pharr International Bridge and getting the help.

The victim and her spouse are missionaries and travel extensively into Mexico. We will be interviewing the spouse to learn more facts to include the nature of their visit in Mexico.

The Pharr Police Department has been in contact with Mexican authorities who have confirmed that they are investigating the shooting and indicate that it occurred near the outskirts of the City of San Fernando approximately 70 miles south of Reynosa, Tamualipas. We are being assisted in the case by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.), F.B.I.-Mcallen Office, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. We will be working with Mexican Authorities in the investigation providing any assistance they might require.

We are asking anyone with information on this Murder to contact Pharr Crimestoppers at 787-8477 or 800-648-8477. Mexican citizens with information can contact Crimestoppers at the same toll free # 800-648-8477 or they may also call collect 24 hours a day at 956-787-8477 .

Source: www.themonitor.com...



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:19 PM
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Solve the drug problem? Send in agent Orange... say bye bye to the cash crops



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:24 PM
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Story reads like a CIA standard operating procedure document for undermining a nation.

I got $5 that a US Citizen shot her.

Just sayin.



posted on Jan, 26 2011 @ 09:43 PM
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My sympathies go out to the Missionary and her family.

Things are very bad indeed when people who set out
to help are victimized by the ones they seek to help.

The only advice I would give future, or current,
missionaries is to remember that Jesus
himself didn't heal anyone what he
didn't get permission first.





Now to the news story itself.

As this woman did not die on Mexican soil,
technically there was no murder commited in Mexico.

A heartless comment one might say, but very relevant to international law.

This story is a perfect vehicle for some kind of law enforcement treaty between the US and Mexico.

Get everyone behind it with a compelling personal tradgedy, then sign a treaty.

I'm not making any predictions here, but the following scenario
describes what may result from too much sympathy
for the victim of this tradgedy couple with too
little awareness of both international and
local law.


Senario: Young person is arrested for possesion of a dime bag. They are charged with one hundred counts of murder. All of the victims of these murders were found in a mass pit in Mexico. According to the conspiracy laws in America, a member of a conspiracy can be charged with the crimes that any member of that conspiracy committed.



See the Rico Act, Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1961-1968

Independant UK 1999: over 100 bodies found in mass grave


David Grouchy

[edit to add] There is no statute of limitations to murder, the RICO act makes it possible for a person to be charged with a murder that was commited before that person was even born.
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posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 10:25 AM
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Here's a new video from Associated Press as posted on youtube.com today:




posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by davidgrouchy
My sympathies go out to the Missionary and her family.

Things are very bad indeed when people who set out
to help are victimized by the ones they seek to help.

The only advice I would give future, or current,
missionaries is to remember that Jesus
himself didn't heal anyone what he
didn't get permission first.





Now to the news story itself.

As this woman did not die on Mexican soil,
technically there was no murder commited in Mexico.

A heartless comment one might say, but very relevant to international law.

This story is a perfect vehicle for some kind of law enforcement treaty between the US and Mexico.

Get everyone behind it with a compelling personal tradgedy, then sign a treaty.

I'm not making any predictions here, but the following scenario
describes what may result from too much sympathy
for the victim of this tradgedy couple with too
little awareness of both international and
local law.


Senario: Young person is arrested for possesion of a dime bag. They are charged with one hundred counts of murder. All of the victims of these murders were found in a mass pit in Mexico. According to the conspiracy laws in America, a member of a conspiracy can be charged with the crimes that any member of that conspiracy committed.



See the Rico Act, Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1961-1968

Independant UK 1999: over 100 bodies found in mass grave


David Grouchy

[edit to add] There is no statute of limitations to murder, the RICO act makes it possible for a person to be charged with a murder that was commited before that person was even born.
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It doesn't matter if they were trying to help if the way they help is to brainwash the less fortunate. Here's some aspirin and a bible, we're helping. I'd hate a group of muslims that came to my small redneck town with copies of the quran even if they brought medicine just because they don't wanna help to help, they want to convert. Anyway.
The murder was technically committed in mexico. Doesn't matter where she ded, only where she was shot. U get shot in denver in 1971 and the bullet lodges in your skull, then 60 years later you're on a space station and the bullet dislodges and kills you, as unlikely as that would be, the person who shot you is the murderer and the murder was committed in denver in 1971.
Lastly, possession wouldn't get you charged. Distribution might, depending on quantity. Mainly, the gov has to prove you were affiliated with the group and that the group was responsible. And I mean prove, beyond a reasonable doubt. And if you are directly connected to a murderous group, whether you commit the murders or not you should be held responsible. That's our standards for the government.



posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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Originally posted by lewman
reply to post by EssenSieMich
 


thats what i was thinking, i mean mexico is one of the most christian nations on this planet.
maybe she was a secret cia agent trying to blow up mexican towns that are near some kind of cannabis farm and got caught in the act, then dealt with accordingly


They're not "christian" they are Catholic, which is a totally different animal. The rituals that are blandly tolerated in the Catholic Church in Mexico would curl the hair of your average Protestant American. It is a blend of Mayan and other Meso-American death ritual, Catholic gold and pearl showiness, and Isis worship the likes of which you couldn't imagine unless you saw it for yourself.

"Christian" indeed. This woman was probably a Lutheran missionary.



posted on Jan, 28 2011 @ 07:29 PM
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Here's another update on this story:

"DPS strongly warns to avoid Mexico travel"
Posted: Jan 28, 2011 2:48 PM CST
Released by The Department of Public Safety:

AUSTIN, TX (KLTV) - The Texas Department of Public Safety is again warning Texans to avoid traveling to Mexico in light of recent violent events in and around Tamaulipas State.

"We know that many of our Winter Texans enjoy traveling to Mexico, but they should understand that we cannot guarantee their safety after they cross the border," said Steven C. McCraw, DPS director. "If violence does occur, we cannot guarantee that anyone will be brought to justice for those acts."

For more on this story go here:

www.kltv.com...



posted on Feb, 6 2011 @ 10:54 PM
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A followup story from the New York Times:

"Killing of Missionary Rattles Texas Border"
By JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
Published: February 6, 2011


"PHARR, Tex. — Mexico has always had a reputation here as a place where things can go wrong in a hurry. But the fatal shooting of a Texas missionary across the border late last month has reinforced the widely held belief in this region that the country has become a lawless war zone."

Source: www.nytimes.com...




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posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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Here's a video update on this story released today:

"Husband of Murdered US Missionary Vows to Continue Work in Mexico"

Greg Flakus | Monte Alto, Texas February 08, 2011

www.voanews.com...





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