Monday, February 19, 2007


Here's another case of the government of Mexico running a prosecution of a Border Patrol agent. An illegal alien received legal documents and money from the U.S. Attorney's office for testifying against a Border Patrol agent recently. How can we expect people to police the border when we keep throwing them in jail? So how did this prosecution go down? Well, it's just as outrageous as the other case making news in recent weeks.

Here's the Reader's Digest version of what happened: a Border Patrol agent was convicted in 2001 of using excessive force and causing injury to a Mexican national. Boo hoo...I am sure said Mexican national was just minding his business, not trying to break into the United States. Right. So what did federal prosecutors do to try and win a conviction? They gave the illegal alien in question and a couple others such goodies as Social Security cards, living expenses, free use of telephones and they were even paid for their time! Nice work if you can get it. So what message does this send? You guessed it...just cry police brutality at the border and you can cash in.

On a more positive note, the agent's 2001 conviction was overturned and he received an acquittal at a recent new trial. So where does he go to get his reputation and his job back? And why is Mexico running the show at the border? Time for somebody to grow a pair and start knocking some heads...but it's not going to happen at this rate.

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