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14 die when packed pickup truck crashes in Texas

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posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 02:55 PM
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At least 14 people died after a Ford pickup truck crammed with nearly two dozen people ran off a highway in southeastern Texas, officials said Monday.

Nine people were injured in the Sunday evening crash, officials said.

At least six of the victims were airlifted to hospitals in San Antonio and Corpus Christi, said Trooper Gerald Bryant of the Texas Highway Patrol. All of their conditions were not immediately available, but three later died of injuries suffered in the accident.

At least two of the dead are children, troopers told CNN affiliate KTRK in Houston.

"There were multiple occupants in the front of the cab portion and multiple occupants in the bed of the pickup truck," Lt. Glen Garrett of the state Department of Public Safety told CNN affiliate KIII-TV.

Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were called to the scene. The victims were from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, according to ICE.

"Based on the mode of travel, the way that the people were in the vehicle, it's a high probability there were illegal immigrants traveling northbound on 59," Garrett said.


Tragedy. The number of the dead is same or larger than the Colorado shooting, but this will receive less coverage.

Another aspect is this - now, there were 23 illegal immigrants crammed into the truck, in broad daylight. Makes me wonder if this country has any sort of borders still. Why bother spending all the money on border protection if this sort of thing is still obviously possible?




posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 02:58 PM
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Pick up trucks should be outlawed.

/sarcasm.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 03:04 PM
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Oh no another tragedy...

Oh wait, guns not involved...

Illegals?

Meh nothing to see here, lets go back to obsessing over the shooting that the only difference is the intentions of one man.

human life is human life, and the media using tragedy to push for ratings and agendas is shameful



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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107 people dead and over 200 injured in Iraq from bombs and shootings over the last couple of days and it's barely beng discussed. Unless it happens in the US or Europe then it doesn't matter is the only conclusion i can come up with.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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I personally would not compare individuals who die in the commission of a crime to lambs at a slaughter.
One group knew of risks, the other just wanted butter on their popcorn.
No comparison here.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by g146541
I personally would not compare individuals who die in the commission of a crime to lambs at a slaughter.
One group knew of risks, the other just wanted butter on their popcorn.
No comparison here.


I hardly think the children in the pick up knew the risks.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:11 PM
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Lol, you are really comparing this to the Colorado shooting?

These illegals KNEW their risks.....the Colorado victims were citizens of the united states just watching a movie.....LEGALLY.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by CloseEncounter
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Lol, you are really comparing this to the Colorado shooting?

These illegals KNEW their risks.....the Colorado victims were citizens of the united states just watching a movie.....LEGALLY.



There is something seriously wrong with this mentality. They're all humans who wanted a better life. Maybe where they came from cartel members were murdering people at random, which they do. If you were in their shoes you would do the same thing to get your family out of harms way.

It shouldn't matter if they are not citizens that doesn't make them less human or less important.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:17 PM
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Let's just give medical care to the 9 injured (for free under Obamacare) and make them US citizens before they leave the hospital. Wait, those 9 surviving can then bring in 207 illegals in return......



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by ThedeadeyesofCharlieSheen

Originally posted by CloseEncounter
reply to post by buddhasystem
 


Lol, you are really comparing this to the Colorado shooting?

These illegals KNEW their risks.....the Colorado victims were citizens of the united states just watching a movie.....LEGALLY.



There is something seriously wrong with this mentality. They're all humans who wanted a better life. Maybe where they came from cartel members were murdering people at random, which they do. If you were in their shoes you would do the same thing to get your family out of harms way.

It shouldn't matter if they are not citizens that doesn't make them less human or less important.


Op inferred that the Colorado shooting would get more coverage than this incident. I just pointed out why that was the case.

Never said their lives were any less important.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:24 PM
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Everybody wants a better life but does that give you the right to break laws o get it?
I could use more money but I bet robbing a bank would br frowned upon.

If you want a better life then you get a visa to come here LEGALLY and then do it and there would be no problems.

Just because you have a crappy life does not give you the right to break laws and go burden someone else.
Maybe they should fix their own country if it's broken instead of running away. This country is not in great shape either and when it crashes here they will go running back home. They are only here to take advantage of our system and lifestyle.
Contrary to what all the bleeding hearts believe this is NOT right.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:27 PM
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Originally posted by ThedeadeyesofCharlieSheen

Originally posted by g146541
I personally would not compare individuals who die in the commission of a crime to lambs at a slaughter.
One group knew of risks, the other just wanted butter on their popcorn.
No comparison here.


I hardly think the children in the pick up knew the risks.

Agreed, but their parents surely did.
Sins of the fathers suck don't they?
They may not be guilty by association, but they surely are dead by association.
Funny how they run from possible danger straight into the arms of destiny.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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Everybody wants a better life but does that give you the right to break laws o get it?
I could use more money but I bet robbing a bank would br frowned upon.


So forcibly taking money and holding people at gun point is the same as driving your family into a different country?
I'm sure you have broken a law in your life to make it easier, regardless if it was minor.


If you want a better life then you get a visa to come here LEGALLY and then do it and there would be no problems.


What if they didn't have the opportunity? Would you seriously deny them if they were in danger just because they didn't go about it legally?


Just because you have a crappy life does not give you the right to break laws and go burden someone else.


I am sure they have made your privileged life miserable.


Maybe they should fix their own country if it's broken instead of running away.


Would you take on the cartels and the governement? Have you done that in your own broken down country as you put it, or are you just talking?


This country is not in great shape either


I am sure you will blame the illegals instead of doing something about it, which is what you said they should do literally a sentence ago.


when it crashes here they will go running back home.


Well that's your problem solved then isn't it?


They are only here to take advantage of our system and lifestyle.


Yep, just as your forefathers did to the native americans before they genocided their people. I don't see any Mexicans doing that though.


Contrary to what all the bleeding hearts believe this is NOT right.


Prove it.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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You ask,

So forcibly taking money and holding people at gun point is the same as driving your family into a different country?

Apparently so!!
Why?
When a bank is robbed almost NEVER is someone killed.
It is not uncommon for these border scrambling criminals to die in the commission of just this crime.



posted on Jul, 23 2012 @ 08:09 PM
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Originally posted by ThedeadeyesofCharlieSheen
Yep, just as your forefathers did to the native americans before they genocided their people. I don't see any Mexicans doing that though.


I didn't want this angle to be present in the thread I started, but since you brought it up:

I've always found the "genocided" native americans as carte blanche for Mexicans to do whatever they please a bunch of cr@p.

Yup, just like anywhere in the world, in most historical periods, a lot of injustice was done. Consider the forefathers of Mexicans, the Aztecs. They were obsessed with human sacrifice and cut up thousands upon thousands of prisoners year in, year out. Torn their heart out as the poor victim was still alive. There is more recent evidence that they were barbequing babies as part of their rituals. There were partially burnt remains discovered at one of the "sacred" sites. If I follow your logic, these bloodthirsty evil Mexican zombies should not be allowed on the US soil at all, never. Are you with me? Because your argument sounds just as silly.

No, injustice done to the Natives does not mean that a bunch of people are welcome to ILLEGALLY cross the border, get packed into a truck like sardines and keep their finger crossed.

I really hope border protection will get their act together after this one.



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