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    Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Officials in Texas announced on Thursday that State Troopers would no longer be allowed to open fire on suspects from helicopters after the recent killing of two immigrants.While announcing the new policy, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw insisted that the ban on aerial shootings had nothing to do with the October 2012 death of two Guatemalan immigrants, who were gunned down by troopers in helicopter while they were hiding in the back of a speeding pickup truck near La Joya.
    “I’m convinced that now, from a helicopter platform, that we shouldn’t shoot unless being shot at, or unless someone is being shot at,” McCraw told the state House Committee on Appropriations. “Last Friday, after a review of the policy and looking at all of the different things, and this is not a reflection of what happened there, I’m a firm believer they did exactly what they thought they needed to do.”


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    Yup... Only in Texas...


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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Yup... Only in Texas... [/FONT][/COLOR]


    If only Che Guevara operated within the same manner from a helicopter some of his murder victims would still be alive...or would they?
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Yup... Only in Texas... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Nods. "Only what they had to".. yeah, they had to gun down 2 immigrants probably just trying to escape abject poverty.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by Skunked_Ape View Post
    If only Che Guevara operated within the same manner from a helicopter some of his murder victims would still be alive...or would they?
    Well, that is the most ridiculous non sequitor in history.

    So yeah, shooting people from a helicopter is bad. That is one of those common sense things.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by phoenyx View Post
    Nods. "Only what they had to".. yeah, they had to gun down 2 immigrants probably just trying to escape abject poverty.
    Most immigrants entering the country through the mexican border are doing so illegally. That makes them criminals. Motive then is unimportant. Don't make gunning them down a good move, but poverty does not make entering the country illegally justified.
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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    LOL - ok . . . you know. They allowed them to shoot them from helicopters . . . didn't they think that at some point one of them would die from this practice?

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Yeah. Only in America would something like this be outlawed.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Most immigrants entering the country through the mexican border are doing so illegally. That makes them criminals. Motive then is unimportant. Don't make gunning them down a good move, but poverty does not make entering the country illegally justified.
    If your family was dying of starvation and you knew the only way you could get them food was to go to another country illegally to earn some money, your view on whether it was justified might be a little different. If you haven't seen "Under the Same Moon", you may want to see this preview:


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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    LOL - ok . . . you know. They allowed them to shoot them from helicopters . . . didn't they think that at some point one of them would die from this practice?
    Stands to reason. I think the real question that should be asked is whether they cared. Anyway, someone cared once it actually happened, or else this ban probably wouldn't have happened.

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    Re: Texas bans shooting immigrants from helicopters

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    Yup... Only in Texas... [/FONT][/COLOR]
    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Yeah. Only in America would something like this be outlawed.
    I think just to be clear we shouldn't call this a ban on shooting from helicopters, its apparently a ban on shooting from helicopters unless being shot at or to protect someone else from bodily harm. It doesn't say anything about shooting to disable vehicles and the like but I'd presume that's still allowed if you're given the proper authorization, think shooting a smuggling boat's engines for example.

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