Thursday, February 9th, 2017

At the Texas Border, Death Rained from the Sky

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The Guatemalan migrants who tried to make it to America last week no doubt expected trouble along the way, but I'm guessing they could not, in their wildest nightmares, have imagined being gunned down from the skies by a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter.  Two immigrants dead, a third wounded.  The shooter is on administrative leave.  The pretext for the shooting?  "DPS aircraft joined the pursuit of the suspected drug load, which was traveling at reckless speeds, endangering the public."  But no drugs were found, and the truck was on an isolated, rural dirt road.  Who, precisely, was endangered?  The Texas Rangers