Tucker Case - Tard magnet.
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"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Instead of bullets, YOUR OWN government should supply, the BP with their own rocks, bricks, toilet handles, hammers, cue balls, etc... You know, just so, the BP won't have to resort to "lethal/deadly" force.
We could save lives and show some American PC worldwide
I think the important part of this story is the fact that the officer can shoot if he feels his life is in danger.
From the video I saw it looked as if the kid that got shot was far enough away to not be able to hit the officer with rocks if he was throwing them.
If the argument was that others were throwing rocks so it is ok to shoot a kid that was not throwing rocks, even though he had thrown rocks previously, that is wrong.
Refference has been made to a video showing guys throwing rocks at close range while an officer is trying to detain another. That video was from 2007 I beleive and does not pertain to this situation.
At the moment the officer pointed his gun and shot there were no rocks heading his way. He had another in his hand and then pointed the gun.
Yes an investigation needs to be done to see what really happened.
Well based on the video...
YouTube - Mexico Teen Shot on Tape
This officer was not in near enough danger to warrant live fire. If these border patrol agents want to fight back against teens throwing rocks, they need to be given a gun with rubber bullets or other less lethal weapons. Large rocks, or large amounts of rocks can kill. Yes of course. But this is not one of those situations where the officers life appeared to be threatened.
I know the border agents have a tough job and very often get a bad wrap. However, I just don't see justification in this incident. Make sure you aren't just backing the border patrol out of habit. There are times when people protecting this nation have gone too far, and it appears this is one of those times.
So for me, unless more information is revealed later, the border agent is at fault and should be held accountable for his actions.
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