Racist Texas Rangers handle things different, They shoot back!by Karl W Hoffman on Jun. 10, 2011, under Border Issues, Uncategorized
Border activists groups and humanitarian organizations would like you to believe this.
The 1900 mile border between America and Mexico stretches throughout four states, where border security and illegal immigration issues poses much of the same dynamics. The main difference is that the demography of southern Arizona is mostly retirement communities that only started to thrive after WWII when air conditioning was invented. New Mexico, Texas and California have had centuries on multicultural intertwining and have an understanding of the difference between the working hispanic community, the migrant workforce, illegal immigration and drug smuggling, all quite separate entities. Arizona has become a magnet for attracting liberal activists, so called humanitarians, the Sierra Club, incompetent politicians on both sides, sensationalizing media, and dime store novelists, the list goes on. The common ground is that those who come here to Arizona have no concept about the true nature of the border dynamics, they only focus of their own particular agendas, and are blind to the big picture. Lumping all of the complex issues of the border and immigration debacle into one bag and labeling it raciest, is ludicrous and makes solutions impossible. Subversive left wing anti government activists seem to enjoy tying the hands of law enforcement and government agencies with out any grasp or concern as to the collateral damage they may cause and fuzzing up the right wing conservatives is just icing on the cake. Are we getting anywhere? No
The border has become a dangerous place, this must be accepted. In Texas where the US Border Patrol works together with law enforcement agencies things are handled quite different. Calling in an elite law enforcement agency familiar with the border arena, such as the Texas Rangers, to help fight the drug trade and control border violence while protecting all ethnicities is not racist.
By PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press – Thu Jun 9, 2:11 pm ET
SAN ANTONIO – Texas authorities said suspected drug runners in Mexico began shooting at U.S. law enforcement agents from across the Rio Grande on Thursday, forcing the U.S. officers to return fire and injuring at least three of the suspects on the other side of the border.
Few details about the early morning shootout in Hidalgo County were immediately available. The shootout began after U.S. agents patrolling in boats tried to seize a drug load on the Rio Grande, Texas Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Tela Mange said.
Mange said she could not disclose whether any U.S. officers were struck or injured. She said the agents came under “heavy fire” but would not say how long the ensuing shootout lasted.
Authorities said Mexican officials were notified about two “drug-laden” boats that were abandoned after the shootout.
U.S. Border Patrol referred questions to the DPS, which used its elite team of Texas Rangers Recon agents in the attempted drug seizure.
It is not the first time shots have been exchanged along the Texas-Mexico border. Since January of last year, DPS has tracked at least a dozen incidents of shots being fired from Mexico and into Texas, with U.S. officers shooting back in some cases.
No U.S. authorities have been reported hurt in those cases.
Karl W Hoffman
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