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Boy killed for trying to injure or kill a border agent with a rock was a Coyote

jamesrage

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So apparently the Feds refused to do their job and this career criminal decided that since he figured that nothing would happen to him them he would try to severely injure or a kill a border patrol guard with a rock and wound up dead.


FOXNews.com - Boy killed by Border Patrol agents had several arrests for smuggling immigrants

EL PASO, Texas — A 15-year-old Mexican boy shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was among El Paso's most wanted juvenile immigrant smugglers, according to federal arrest records reviewed by The Associated Press.

The records show Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca had been arrested at least four times since 2008 and twice in the same week in February 2009 on suspicion of smuggling illegal immigrants across the U.S.-Mexico border. Hernandez was repeatedly arrested along the U.S. side of the border near downtown El Paso, not far from where he was killed, but was never charged with a crime by federal prosecutors.

A Border Patrol agent shot and killed Hernandez June 7 while trying to arrest illegal immigrants crossing the muddy bed of the Rio Grande. Some witnesses said a group of people on the Mexican side were throwing rocks at the agents. Agents are generally permitted to use lethal force against rock throwers.

The records show that in at least one case Hernandez was to be paid $50 a person for smuggling four people into the U.S.

The records also show that in one case, federal prosecutors declined to charge Hernandez because there were no "extenuating circumstances or endangerment."

Daryl Fields, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in San Antonio, said he could "neither confirm nor deny that information."

Border Patrol officials have declined to comment on his criminal record, citing an ongoing FBI investigation into whether the shooting was justified under Border Patrol rules and whether the agent, who remains unidentified, violated Hernandez's civil rights.

FBI Special Agent William Weiss also declined to comment Friday.

Mexican authorities have called the killing a murder and some demanded that the agent be extradited to Mexico to face criminal charges. U.S. officials have said that is highly unlikely.

A grainy cell phone video capturing the shooting shows several illegal immigrants trying to scramble back to Mexico after a bicycle-mounted Border Patrol agent arrives in the riverbed. The agent detains one man on the U.S. side of the border and fires two audible shots toward Mexico after putting the man on the ground. The video shows what appears to be a body underneath a nearby railroad bridge spanning the border.

Border Patrol officials have said the agent told the rock throwers to stop and back off, but they persisted and he fired several times.
 

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Stories like this never do justice to what exactly happens in these situations.
 

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Border patrol is a dangerous job. Our nation needs to hold firm on this issue, and not allow the opposition to weaken our resolve.
 

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Yet the pro illegal side will say that has no bearing on the case. I say the BP have a right to defend themselves. Its a tough enough job without rocks being thrown. Papers/news rarely tell the complete story. While I can feel a little sorry for the parents, I also see it as one less criminal that could/can cross our borders. It is past time for America to get a handle on illegal immigration, which includes border security.
 

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I probably would have fired too if I was outnumbered and struggling with one prisoner already. Better than having a rock strike home and lose your gun. It's sad that teenager died in the incident, but sometimes doing something illegal (and violent in this case) can be dangerous.
 
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