Mexican teen shot on the border was a known Drug Smuggler

@Taskr36 (13924)
United States
June 9, 2010 7:22pm CST
So much for this being some innocent teen wandering around. He was charged with drug smuggling in 2009 and made the most wanted list for juvenile drug smugglers. I am sad that this kid is dead, but let's dispense with the innocent victim bit. He was a criminal and not just for trying to enter this country.
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@Rollo1 (16685)
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Jun 10
There's even more now. Mexican authorities claim to have found a bullet casing near the teen's body, which they say proves the border patrol crossed into Mexico just to shoot this poor boy. The FBI says they have video showing Mexican soldiers crossing the border, picking something up and going back. I guess how much of the truth is known will depend on how the MSM decides to spin it. I believe it's going to be internationally known as a terrible incident in which a border patrol guard shot and killed a defenseless teen. The facts are not going to stand in the way of this being used to make the US look bad and our border security to appear as white supremacists shooting poor unarmed, innocent seekers of a better life. Next step would be Eric Holder declaring that we must give Arizona to Mexico in a settlement deal.
@debrakcarey (19924)
• United States
12 Jun 10
They better guard that video with their's probably going away.
• United States
10 Jun 10
Nice to get the whole story. When I posted about this yesterday all you heard was how this was a great kid who was never in trouble and got good grades. I knew there had to be more to the story...good kids do not attack border patrol agents.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
10 Jun 10
The only thing we can do is to pray for his soul rest in peace. Both sides have different reasons. We don't know the the real story, sometimes news is different from reality. Some might hide the truth to depend on their side. Maybe that teen is a good citizen but the authorities give another story.
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
10 Jun 10
I agree... and I think that there will be more shootings of these illegals in the future. This is an invasion and we have every right to use whatever means necessary to protect our borders and our citizens from the actions of these illegals. I think we need to put armed troops on our borders and issue authorization for deadly force on anyone attempting to enter the US illegally. No to illegals and no to amnesty in any form.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 Jun 10
thank you for the update, I hadnt read this yet. I never actually bought into the innocent bit anyway!
@laydee (12813)
• Philippines
10 Jun 10
That is the media there for you. Everyone is shown as innocent, and whatever actions authorities do are always perceived and shown to be 'wrong' so as to create some buzz and fuss all around only to find out in the end that the authorities was just doing their jobs in the first place.