Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Where exactly is the "safe side" now?

From the El Paso Times:
Law enforcement officers from the United States and what appeared to be Mexican soldiers had a standoff on the Rio Grande Monday afternoon after a police chase near Sierra Blanca, Hudspeth County officials said.

No shots or injuries were reported.

The Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department said deputies patrolling the border began chasing three vehicles when they came across several men who appeared to be soldiers 'in a Humvee with what appeared to the officers as being 50-caliber machine guns.'
They appeared to be Mexican soldiers. They were in a Humvee with what appeared to be a .50-caliber machine gun.

Does it matter what they appear to be? Those Border Patrol border law enforcement folks are doing a horribly dangerous job down there and they are outnumbered and outgunned.

And I thought El Presidente Fox was going to start cracking down on this kind of thing.

No importa a nadie.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has lots more.

UPDATE 2: Corrected an error. It was not Border Patrol, but the Hudspeth County Sheriff's Department who was involved. Doesn't change my sentiment, though.

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