An El Paso Border Patrol Agent shot and killed an illegal alien drug smuggler along the Mexican border after the illegal alien threatened him with a rock and bolt cutters. Jose Alejandro Ortiz Castillo, 23, has been caught at least 28 times crossing the border. If he was caught 28 times that means he made many more trips where he wasn't caught.
The agent has not been identified as yet, but the El Paso sector is the same one that Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean were assigned to.
I'll be expecting Johnny Sutton to prosecute the Border Patrol Agent mentioned below immediately and gladly, since Mexico is already sticking its nose into this case as well as some open border illegal alien support groups who apparently have become drug smuggler support groups as well.
A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a suspected smuggler at the fence that separates El Paso from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, authorities said Thursday.
Jose Alejandro Ortiz Castillo, a 23-year-old man who had been caught crossing the border 28 times since 1999, died in Mexico shortly after the Wednesday night shooting, Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier said.
An unidentified Border Patrol agent spotted Ortiz apparently leading two men and a woman through a hole in the border fence just east of downtown El Paso. Ortiz, armed with bolt cutters, picked up a rock as the agent was arresting the woman, Mosier said.
The agent fired several shots, hitting Ortiz "multiple times," Mosier said. It was the agent's first fatal shooting. Mosier said the agent "felt threatened by the actions of the assailant who was holding a rock and bolt cutters."
Ortiz and two men in the group ran back into Mexico. Ortiz's body was found at the edge of the Rio Grande. The woman was taken into custody and may be held as a material witness.
Mosier said Ortiz was deported from the U.S. in 2004.
So here's what we know so far. An illegal alien drug smuggler threatened law enforcement. He was shot multiple times and then managed to make it across to the Mexican side and was discovered along the Rio Grande. We also know that the illegal alien woman assisting him is now being held as a material witness. This smacks of a set up already. Exactly how much credibility does an illegal alien drug smuggling assistant have? If you go by the Ramos and Compean case, enough to get our law abiding law enforcement agents convicted.
Now for the open borders, illegal alien, drug smuggler loving support groups.
The Border Network for Human Rights, an immigrant advocacy group, condemned the latest shooting. "When one incident happens, and it seems it's an isolated incident and the reasons are because...there was a real threat against an agent, that seems reasonable," said Fernando Garcia, the group's director. "But when there is a series of events, you start questioning things."
Garcia said his primary concern is that it appears that agents are taking a "shoot first and ask questions later" approach to their work on the border.
"For instance, let's concede that this guy (Ortiz) has a criminal background, the agent doesn't know that," Garcia said, referring to reports that Ortiz is a member of a Mexican street gang. "So now the policy is to shoot first."
Mosier declined to specifically address Garcia's comments, but said agents are within their rights to defend themselves. "Agents have the authority and the obligation to protect themselves and innocent parties," Mosier said.
He said shootings are on the rise because more agents are being assaulted. Agents have suffered serious head injuries after being pelted with rocks and other projectiles.
Shoot first my ass. This agent was physically threatened and attacked! It wasn't a shoot first situation, it was a "I'm surrounded by 4 illegal alien drug smugglers and one is throwing rocks and coming at me to hit me with a pair of bolt cutters" situation.
Fernando Garcia is an F'in asshole!
Tipped by: Reader Lone Wolf