Border Agent Deadly & Excess Force Swept Under the Rug?

wrenchwench9/16/2014 10:20:01 am PDT

re: #15 Rightwingconspirator

Not in routine contact, no. The difference in approach is closer to a suspected criminal. Even when LAPD got a false armed robbery signal from our refinery back in the day. I had several guns aimed at me but all went reasonably well.

In ways like that I’m lucky, and the odds are less against me being white.

Well, I can’t argue with experience. Mine differs, but it’s all anecdotal. I know there are some good agents who save immigrants in the desert and treat people kindly. I also know there are too many checkpoints looking for way more than smuggled immigrants and hassling regular travelers.

What really bothers me though, is when people say we need more border security. It will make living in the border area even more unpleasant. And the WORST part is that they use the border as an excuse to never reform immigration laws. That’s doing real damage to this country, and it’s killing people.