Federal Government Jails Border Patrolers for Doing their Job; Offers Drug Dealer/Illegal Alien Immunity How are we supposed to defend our border from encroachment by illegal Mexican immigrants and drug traffickers if our own federal government is working on the side of these people?
In a recent and bizarre turn of events, the federal government of the United States prosecuted and sentenced two border patrol agents to lengthy prison terms. Their crime was to shoot at a fleeing drug runner who ignored commands to stop. He escaped into Mexico. The United States government pressed charges against the agents who shot at him. The "victim" was Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, who was illegally in the United States with a van carrying 800 lbs. of marijuana.
The United States government paid Osbaldo's medical bills and offered him complete immunity if he would testify against the border patrol agents who shot him while he was committing a crime. This is really not right.
In addition, it turns out that border patrol agents aren't allowed to chase fleeing criminals. How are they supposed to do their job if they can't pursue?
They were convicted, in part, because the United States Supreme Court has reportedly decreed it to be a violation of someone's Fourth Amendment rights to shoot an unknown person in the back while they're running away if you're not sure they're armed.(1)
I guess that's why no charges against Deval V. Bullock, who shot and killed Sal Culosi. Mr. Bullock knew exactly who Dr. Culosi was and was reasonably sure that he was not armed. Also, it is likely that Mr. Bullock shot Dr. Culosi in the side, and not in the back.(2) But I digress.
How are we supposed to guard our border with our own government working against us?
(1) "Border Patrol agents sentenced to prison," WorldNetDaily.com, 2006 October 20, http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=52545.
(2) see: The Sovereign Editor. "More on the Unprovoked Killing of Dr. Culosi by Virginia Police" Sovereign Commentary, http://sovrealm.blogspot.com/2006/05/more-on-unprovoked-killing-of-dr.html; and ibid, "Paramilitary style police squad shoots unarmed optometrist," http://sovrealm.blogspot.com/2006/03/paramilitary-style-police-squad-shoots.html.
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