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Sunday, May 25, 2014

A man shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent had thrown large rocks at the agent, including one the size of a basketball, investigators said. The man, suspected of being in the country illegally, began throwing fist-sized rocks at the agent from a hillside perch, San Diego police said. One of the bigger rocks hit the agent in the head and he fired his gun at least twice Tuesday, fearing he might be killed or incapacitated if he was hit again.

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Under current policy, agents can use deadly force if they have a reasonable belief that their lives or the lives of others are in danger. The Border Patrol has long maintained rocks can be lethal weapons.

The incident began when two agents on foot separated Tuesday morning to arrest two people who were suspected of crossing the border illegally from Mexico, according to the sheriff's department, which is leading the investigation.

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Common sense really, don't throw rocks at them.

#1 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-05-25 12:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

If this dope had surrendered to the agent he would have been sent back to Mexico, he could have returned to the USA the next day, the odds of a successful crossing are better than 90%
Sammy in Arizona and Rhode Island

#2 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-25 12:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

""Agents were attacked with rocks 339 times in the 2011""
Why do they use rocks ? ? Most folks across the border in Arizona own guns for protection. The NRA should start a movement to arm the good citizens in Mexico, so they are better able to protect themselves and their families IMHO
Sammy in Arizona and Rhode Island

#3 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-25 01:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

Why do they use rocks ? ? Most folks across the border in Arizona own guns for protection.

The ones sneaking illegally over our border aren't exactly members of Mensa.

#4 | Posted by CalifChris at 2014-05-25 01:43 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Pretty sure a rock that big can't be thrown all that far. Why didn't they just step back?

#5 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-05-25 04:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

Pretty sure a rock that big can't be thrown all that far. Why didn't they just step back?

Why should they. Don't throw rocks at our border agents if you don't want to be shot. It is a win win because they won't have to waste their time looking for him the following week.

rwd

#6 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-05-25 05:24 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

A 50 lb rock the size of a basketball, anyway.

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2014-05-25 05:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

Most people couldn't lift a basketball sized rock, much less throw one.

#8 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2014-05-25 05:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

I do sympathize with the poor folks in Mexico who have to use rocks to defend themselves, The NRA should start a movement to arm the good citizens in Mexico, so they are better able to protect themselves and their families, guns are more effective than rocks, we all know that.
Viva la MRA (Mexican Rifle Association)

#9 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-25 06:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

I do sympathize with the poor folks in Mexico who have to use rocks to defend themselves,

Defend themselves against what? The agent was doing nothing wrong. That is if you think his mere presence is some kind of threat.

rwd

#10 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-05-25 06:40 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Ya gotta hate seeing a sarcasm detector that broken.

Poor Rightwingdoh!

#11 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-05-25 08:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

The NRA should start a movement to arm the good citizens in Mexico...

Someone should. The current state of Mexico gun laws leaves honest citizens at the mercy of illegal guns.

#12 | Posted by et_al at 2014-05-25 09:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

An able bodied man throwing a baseball size rock at a person's head is attempted murder.

#13 | Posted by Tor at 2014-05-25 10:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

rwd | Posted by rightwingdon

LOL ...rwd

#14 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-05-25 10:47 PM | Reply | Flag:

This is our watered-down version of Palestinian kid vs Israeli tank.

#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-25 11:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

The NRA should start a movement to arm the good citizens in Mexico,

#3 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI

The feds have done that already. Your president with F&F has armed the invasion force.

#16 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-26 08:58 AM | Reply | Flag:

The NRA should start a movement to arm the good citizens in Mexico,
#3 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI

The NRA SHOULD start a gun movement in Mexico so that the drug cartels can be put out of business (In fact this has already begun in some places), and Mexicans will stop flooding the border.

triblive.com

www.huffingtonpost.com

In addition, end the war on drugs and the DEA and many, many problems will be solved. So in your infantile attempt at sarcasm, you hit on the truth, GJ Sammy Boy!

#17 | Posted by danv at 2014-05-26 11:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

This is our watered-down version of Palestinian kid vs Israeli tank.
#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-25 11:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Not at all, not even close, but if it makes you feel better; peace

#18 | Posted by danv at 2014-05-26 11:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

This is our watered-down version of Palestinian kid vs Israeli tank.
#15 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-25 11:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

Not at all, not even close, but if it makes you feel better; peace

#18 | Posted by danv at 2014-05-26 11:44 AM | Reply | Flag

Don't bother.

In snoofy's world a square peg fits in a round hole.

rwd

#19 | Posted by rightwingdon at 2014-05-26 11:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

Don't bother.
In snoofy's world a square peg fits in a round hole.
rwd
#19 | Posted by rightwingdon

In your world you'd invade the hole until it does fit.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-26 05:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

If he could heave a rock any distance at all and hit a guy in the head, the Rams should have signed him.

#21 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-05-26 11:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

If he could heave a rock any distance at all and hit a guy in the head, the Rams should have signed him.

Especially if it was a gay rock.

#22 | Posted by goatman at 2014-05-26 11:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

This story smells very, very bad..

#23 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-05-27 01:33 AM | Reply | Flag:

.... Lamely Covering Their Guilty Asses Again!

**** And the Border Agent couldn't have "moved out of range" of a rock thrower?

p.s. Try throwing a basketball sized rock and if you can heave it more than 10 feet you'll qualify for the Olympics!

#24 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-05-27 02:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

It seems to me that as a general rule it's not a good idea to throw rocks at someone with a gun on their hip. Something like "don't bring a rock to a gunfight?"

#25 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2014-05-27 10:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

This is the status quo for all law enforcement. Claim fear for your life (even if someone is only throwing rocks) now you can shoot someone! What a bunch of COWARDS!

#26 | Posted by Postone at 2014-05-27 12:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Don't blame the agent. Some ------- that keeps heaving rocks at you and refuses to stop should get shot. Think about it, by shooting him he created a ton of work for himself, picking up the body, writing reports, etc. It wasn't like shooting a squirrel.

#27 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-05-27 01:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

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