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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Let's see, the truck was fleeing at unsafe speeds, there was a tarp covering the bed. The Troopers thought there was drugs in the bed of the truck and did not intentionally target the people in the bed. It's easy to sit back and criticize the Troopers decision but there's some nasty **** that goes on on the border from the drug cartels. I guess from now on, when a fleeing vehicle is getting close to a highly populated area, troopers and law enforcement shouldn't make any attempt to stop them?
    So the excuse is "They weren't trying to kill people; they were trying to kill the drugs"????
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

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    I didn't originally bring up Obama
    This is a lie.

    CJ was the first poster in this thread to mention Obama

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    So you're against President Obama's indescriminate murder of Americans and other nationals using drones. Good to hear.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You have an unhealthy level of trust in the infallibility of your President and the people who work for him. Using drones to attack the enemy in a field of war is something everyone could and does support - Using drones in a sovereign country, when you're not at war with them, when in some cases they are your ally, to target one person yet kill dozens of innocent others as well is not something decent, moral people would support - I don't support any person or entity that considers themselves an arbitor of who lives and who dies from the comfort of a golf cart thousands of miles away.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The right is obsessed with Obama. Some posters bring him up in every thread, including one on drinking (guess which poster did that?)
    No more than the "left" was obessessed with everything Bush when he was POTUS.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    So the excuse is "They weren't trying to kill people; they were trying to kill the drugs"????
    No. The reason they shot was to disable the vehicle. Otherwise more than two of the eight illegals would have been killed.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    Before you go out of your way to try to kill someone you should be reasonably sure they intend to do harm. Shooting illegal immigrants that reprsent no danger excpet trying to find a job is not the same as killing someone plotting to do harm to American citizens. It just isnt.
    Mak, to be fair, according to the posted link and others I have seen on this situation, the helicopter did not fire on a group of unarmed illegal border invaders, but fired on a pickup truck that was fleeing from a ground level chase. The illegals were not targeted. The truck was believed to be carrying drugs not people.

    Not a lawyer, but I think that flight such as this is a valid reason for opening fire.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    If they cant see what is in the back of the truck they wuold have to assume there were people in it. Did you read the rest of the article? The shooter was suspended.
    That is simply false. My pickup has a cover over the bed, as do around half of those I see on the road. I have never carried people under the cover, and I have no reason to suspect that the other pickups are. As stated, the pickup that was fired on was believed to be carrying drugs. Why this assessment was made, I have no idea.

    Suspending a LEO shooter pending investigation is standard procedure in most incidents where someone is harmed, and has no bearing on the outcome.

    I do wonder why the illegals who were in the back of the pickup both were hit while LEO was trying to disable the truck. The bed is the least likely spot to incur disabling damage on the truck. and I fail to see how killing a load of drugs would have stopped the vehicle. The tires, the engine compartment, or the cab, should have been the target.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Sure didnt turn out that way, did it?
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    Mak, to be fair, according to the posted link and others I have seen on this situation, the helicopter did not fire on a group of unarmed illegal border invaders, but fired on a pickup truck that was fleeing from a ground level chase. The illegals were not targeted. The truck was believed to be carrying drugs not people.

    Not a lawyer, but I think that flight such as this is a valid reason for opening fire.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    I guess this means Sarah Palin's new reality show is going to get canceled.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    It is quite pathetic that some posters feel a need to flat out lie about what you've posted or they purposely misrepresent what you've posted in a psychotic need to engage you on their base level.

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