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    FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) Pointing their rifles, Mexican security forces chased away U.S. authorities investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande, the FBI and witnesses told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

    The killing of the Mexican by U.S. authorities the second in less than two weeks has exposed the distrust between the two countries that lies just below the surface, and has enraged Mexicans who see the death of the boy on Mexican soil as an act of murder.

    Shortly after the boy was shot, Mexican soldiers arrived at the scene and pointed their guns at the Border Patrol agents across the riverbank while bystanders screamed insults and hurled rocks and firecrackers, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said. She said the agents were forced to withdraw.

    "It pretty quickly got very intense over on the Mexican side," she said, adding that FBI agents showed up later and resumed the investigation, even as Mexican authorities pointed guns at them from across the river.

    A relative of the dead boy who had been playing with him told the AP that the Mexicans who he described as federal police, not soldiers pointed their guns only when the Americans waded into the mud in an apparent attempt to cross into Mexico.
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    The Mexican authorities accused the Americans of trying to recover evidence from Mexican soil and threatened to kill them if they crossed the border, prompting both sides to draw their guns, said the 16-year-old boy who asked not to be further identified for fear of reprisal.
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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    not sure what your point is; can it be assumed you approve of the mexican authority's actions to prevent an outside entity's attempts to potentially contaminate the evidence of the incident?
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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    Well many Americans expect our border patrol, soldiers, and policemen to do the same for Mexicans near the border and/or appear to be attempting to cross even if they are still on their side of the line. However I don't know if the actions by the Mexican authorities were necessary and its probably just like the article says, it highlights under lying tension.

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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    Oh wow - look at that. Hurling rocks and firecrackers.
    Why didn't they just open fire and kill them all? Afterall, rocks and firecrackers are lethal force, no?
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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    not sure what your point is; can it be assumed you approve of the mexican authority's actions to prevent an outside entity's attempts to potentially contaminate the evidence of the incident?
    Here you are asking whether someone supports mexican authority to prevent contamination of evidence, but the premise could be reversed as well. The real irony is that you are participating in this international thread while donning an anti-semitic signature.
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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh wow - look at that. Hurling rocks and firecrackers.
    Why didn't they just open fire and kill them all? Afterall, rocks and firecrackers are lethal force, no?

    do you really believe that would be the intent of American law enforcement? Really?


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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Here you are asking whether someone supports mexican authority to prevent contamination of evidence, but the premise could be reversed as well. The real irony is that you are participating in this international thread while donning an anti-semitic signature.
    This is horribly off topic but you think THAT is anti-semitic? Are you serious? You can't possibly be. What if I said "we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime Palestine is blow it up?" Would that be anti-Palestinian? racist? something else horribly negative? You have to be joking, tired, drunk or something else. You'd probably call me an anti-semite if I had a bagel without cream cheese.

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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Oh wow - look at that. Hurling rocks and firecrackers.
    Why didn't they just open fire and kill them all? Afterall, rocks and firecrackers are lethal force, no?
    So your position is we should not defend ourselves? Are you that far gone?
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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    That the Mexican "Authorities" threatened to kill our people.

    Folks, put everything else aside, just what do you think would happen if Mexican and US Agents got into a shoot out? Hmmm? That's bad mmmkay? B-A-D.
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    Re: FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    You know, people get all huffy and puffy about how strict we are at the border, but here we have the Mexican Federal Police, or Army, or whomever it was, and if someone even gets into the river, they point guns. Double standard, if I've ever seen one.
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