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It's about time!!! Full Auto border agents with a green light

http://www.star-telegram.com/804/story/982536.html

Texas, federal authorities boost firepower to confront Mexican drug gangs

EDINBURG — Authorities in South Texas said Friday that they won’t be intimidated by increasingly violent drug smugglers, announcing a larger Border Patrol presence and saying that more heavily armed deputies will be authorized to return fire across the Mexican border.

Operation River Freedom Denial will target areas along the Rio Grande in the southern tip of Texas, where violence has risen lately, with more ground and air resources, Border Patrol sector chief Ronald Vitiello said.

Standing with a Texas Department of Public Safety captain and the Hidalgo County sheriff, Vitiello cited an exchange of gunfire between his agents and drug smugglers Monday and another incident this week of a smuggler ramming an agent’s truck in making his escape.

Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino said the deputies he will assign to the operation along the river will all be issued fully automatic rifles and be authorized to return fire.

"We are not going to be intimidated by the increased aggression," Trevino said.

He recalled an incident in 2006 when more than 300 shots were fired across the river at his deputies and Border Patrol agents. At that time he decided to pull his deputies back from the river for their safety.

Not this time.

"If fired upon we will respond in kind," he said.

Tension along the border has increased this week with a shootout Thursday afternoon in downtown Matamoros, Mexico, across the river from Brownsville. Shots were also fired at or near the U.S. Consulate in Monterrey, Mexico, twice this week. In the first incident, a grenade was lobbed at the consulate, but it did not explode.

Vitiello and Trevino declined to offer more details about the operation.

Vitiello attributed the uptick in aggression in part to frustration of drug cartels that are facing a Border Patrol with more manpower and resources.

Cases of violence against Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector have increased for three consecutive years. This year there have been more than 130 incidents, including assaults and rocks thrown at agents, Border Patrol spokesman Dan Doty said.



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Six slain in Ciudad Juarez CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Police say six people were lined up and gunned down Thursday night outside a business in this violent border city. City police spokesman Alejandro Pariente said "for all rats" was found written among the bodies, as well as a declaration that the killings "will continue."

Pariente said investigators found more than 100 bullet shells at the scene. He said that no arrests have been made and that officials were investigating whether the attack was linked to drugs.

Drug violence has been spiraling in Ciudad Juarez, where more than 1,000 people have been killed this year. Ciudad Juarez is across the border from El Paso. — The Associated Press
 

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Now if they will just start raiding more companies, deporting the illegal aliens found working there, and jailing the owners and selling their assets to pay for the deportation.
 

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Now if they will just start raiding more companies, deporting the illegal aliens found working there, and jailing the owners and selling their assets to pay for the deportation.
All of south TX would be in jail if that happened! :lol: :lol: :lol:
 
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