Freedom Folks

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Intimidation?

Source: Beyond Borders
PHOENIX (AP) — The FBI said Monday it was investigating the shooting death of a Mexican immigrant by a U.S. Border Patrol agent that had been criticized by Mexican President Felipe Calderon.

Francisco Javier Dominguez-Rivera, 22, of Puebla, Mexico, was killed Friday in a confrontation with the unidentified agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border between Bisbee and Douglas.

On Sunday, Calderon expressed his ‘’most energetic protest'’ against the shooting.

A group of seven people were crossing the desert and the agent took six of them into custody without incident, authorities said.

But the agent and Dominguez-Rivera began fighting, authorities said. The agent, who believed his life was in danger, shot and killed the man, the Border Patrol said previously. An autopsy was scheduled Wednesday.

The agent was put on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

FBI spokeswoman Deborah McCarley and Gustavo Soto, a spokesman with the U.S. Border Patrol Tucson sector, both declined Monday to provide details of the case.
So now whenever a "cheerful invader" gets shot on the border the FBI will be investigating? Yeah, that won't deter our guys, not a bit!

This was amusing...
MEXICO CITY — The mother of a Mexican immigrant shot to death last week by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona is asking for justice.

FBI investigates fatal shooting near the Arizona-Mexico border

Francisco Javier Dominguez Rivera, 22, of Puebla, Mexico, was killed Friday in a confrontation with the unidentified agent north of the U.S.-Mexico border between Bisbee and Douglas.

Laura Rivera told the Mexican news agency Notimex she would like to see the agent receive the death penalty and says her son was just a young worker going to the United States to help his family in Mexico.

The Border Patrol says the agent had responded to call about a group of seven people who were crossing the desert. The agency says the agent took six of the seven people into custody without incident but then started fighting with Dominguez Rivera.

The agency says the agent thought his life was in danger, and shot and killed the man.

The agent was put on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.
Isn't this like the mother of a burglar who's killed in the commission of his crime asking for the death penalty on the cop who killed him? Look, I realize MENSA has been remiss in building up chapters south of our border, but is there any chance these people could SHUT THE HELL UP!

Just a thought.

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