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Saturday, July 03, 2010

Drug cartels threaten to kill a US Border Patrol agent over Independence Day Weekend

According to reliable sources at the U.S. Border Patrol, a new threat has been issued by the Mexican drug cartels to kill an agent along the southern border sometime over the 4th of July weekend.

The killing would be in retaliation for the shooting of an alleged teenage human smuggler at the Texas border in June. The Border Patrol agent, who was being attacked with numerous rocks, shot at his attackers in self-defense and has been taken off front-line duty; however the Border Patrol agency is standing by the well-revered agent.

The teen that was killed had suspected ties to the local drug cartels and it appears the cartel bosses want revenge.



Aaannd... in so doing, they have de facto declared that the "suspected ties" and "allegations" are indeed true.  Our agent was being attacked by criminals.  He defended himself with the means legally and practically available to him.  His defense was more effective than their offense, which is, of course, the idea behind defense in the first place.  

I believe "Stand Your Ground" and "Castle Doctrine" laws and policies should apply to one's Country, as well as one's personal property.  Patrick Henry, Benjamin Franklin, and our Founding Fathers had it right.

(photo: BP Agent Robert Rosas' memorial. He was executed yards from the border fence nearly a year ago.)
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