Not Again...Another Border Patrol Agent To Be Tried on Dubious Charges

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AAAintheBeltway, Aug 8, 2007.

  1. Americans go to Mexico and get robbed, kidnapped and killed and the Mexican govenrment couldn't care less. Let a gang of illegal aliens attack a Border Patrol agent and one of them ends up dead, and it's World War III. The Mexican Consulate coaches them on testimony, the Mexican government dictates to the toadies in the US what charges to file and a bunch of activists do the rest. Why would anyone want to work as a Border Patrol agent? If the illegals and drug runners don't get you, your own government will.

    Agent to be tried in alien's killing
    By Jerry Seper
    August 8, 2007
    An Arizona judge has ordered a U.S. Border Patrol agent to stand trial on second-degree murder charges in the killing of an illegal alien, a ruling that has prompted the Mexican government to call for its own investigation of the incident.

    Mexico's Foreign Ministry, which had wanted first-degree murder charges brought against Agent Nicholas Corbett in the Jan. 12 shooting of Francisco Dominguez Rivera, has instructed its embassy in Washington to investigate the case.

    Mexican President Felipe Calderon condemned the shooting, the Mexican Foreign Ministry called it an example of "disproportionate violence" aimed at Mexican nationals along the Southwest border and the Mexican Embassy sent a diplomatic note to the State Department demanding an "exhaustive investigation."

    Mr. Corbett, 39, initially was charged with first-degree and second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide in the death of Mr. Dominguez-Rivera, 22, of Puebla, Mexico — killed during what the Border Patrol said was a scuffle between the agent and as many as six illegal aliens attempting to cross into the United States.

    The shooting occurred on the border about 100 miles southeast of Tucson, Ariz., along a popular alien- and drug-smuggling corridor. Mr. Corbett told colleagues he feared for his life and used deadly force to keep the man from throwing a large rock at him.

    Cochise County, Ariz., Attorney Ed Rheinheimer brought charges in April, based on what he said was an "extensive investigation" by the Cochise County Sheriff's Department.

    But the Arizona chapter of the National Border Patrol Council, which represents all 11,000 of the agency's nonsupervisory agents, said the Mexican Consulate in Douglas, Ariz., tainted the investigation by interviewing some of the six witnesses to the shooting before U.S. investigators.

    Agent Brandon Judd, vice president of Local 2544, called the charges part of a nationwide pattern of politically motivated prosecutions against Border Patrol agents. He said the matching testimony of three of the witnesses had more to do with their blood ties and influence from the Mexican Consulate than what happened.

    The government's witnesses include Mr. Dominguez-Rivera's two brothers and a sister-in-law, who told investigators Mr. Corbett shot the Mexican national at close range. They are in Tucson in the custody of the Mexican Consulate. Three others were sent back to Mexico.

    On Monday, Cochise County Justice of the Peace David Morales in Bisbee, Ariz., said the evidence did not support a charge of first-degree murder.

    During the hearing, the three witnesses testified that none of them threatened the agent with a rock, and that Mr. Corbett chased them in his vehicle, jumped out with a pistol in his hand, confronted Mr. Dominguez-Rivera, struck him in the back of the neck, pushed him to the ground and then shot him.

    But Cochise County Medical Examiner Dr. Guery Flores testified there was no sign of injury to the victim's shoulders, head or neck.

    During cross-examination, the witnesses said the Mexican Consulate was providing them an apartment in Tucson, free transportation, calls to family members and food while they await trial. They also said the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Los Angeles had helped them get U.S. work
  2. I live amongst more Border Patrol agents than most people will ever see in their entire life. In my opinion they're a bunch of sanctimonious, lying thieves. I see them just about every day. I talk to them. I know them. I have met just one who was honest. And he was ostracized by the rest. And I live on the northern border.
  3. away from the wide-open mexican border, US border control is strict as hell - a bunch of real hard asses ready to go to great lengths to punish and abuse evildoers seeking to harm the motherland. as long as the evildoer is a british female journalist, that is.,12271,1231089,00.html
  4. Read the article, good grief. Come one come all ye Somalian scum, radical muslims, terrorists, Mexicans, Hondurans, etc, etc, but if one illiberal journalist tries to enter (from a somewhat friendly nation) pin her to the cross . . .

    The Mexican border is probably only open to allow drugs and slaves in from Mexico. I don't like saying this, but can only conclude that the President Bush is the biggest slave holder, the biggest drug dealer.