August 30, 2014

Border Patrol Fires At Militia Member

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Border Patrol agents are forbidden to fire at illegal immigrants, even if under attack. But they are apparently allowed to fire at law-abiding USA citizens:

A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.

Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, whose agency is involved in the investigation, said the incident occurred on private property and it appeared the man had permission to be there. He was not arrested, Lucio said.

(Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers)

By DMartyr at 10:46 AM | Comments |