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Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member.

Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a group of immigrants east of Brownsville Friday afternoon when an agent saw a man holding a gun near the Rio Grande. The agent fired four shots, but did not hit the man. The man then dropped his gun and identified himself as a member of a militia. Zamora said no other details were immediately available.

Cameron County Sheriff Omar Lucio, whose agency is involved in the investigation, said the incident occurred on private property and it appeared the man had permission to be there. He was not arrested, Lucio said.

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He was not arrested, Lucio said.

why was the pig not arrested?

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Neat, my intepretation was his movement WAS arrested

when he was being shot at. No paperwork is necessary for a human's movement to be stopped, i.e., arrested, which is the root of the police term.

I think it's cool that another interpretation is possible. I love ambiguity. "Give me ambiguity, or give me something else!"

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This part is what caught my attention...

He recognized they have the right to carry weapons, but noted that with the Border Patrol, Texas Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement, there are enough agencies working to secure the border.

There is a problem with the mentality - "Don't protect yourselves, the government will protect you." For instance, what happens when the government is the aggressor?

Besides, if they were doing such a wonderful job, why would militia be motivated to be there in the first place?

All in all, people are primarily responsible for the defense of their own property. They have a stake in the matter and, so, tend to be more effective.

This is akin to telling a rape victim that she is not allowed to carry a gun to defend herself but rather should rely on calling the cops if someone tries to rape her again.

The best things the State could do to mitigate real problems associated with the southern border would be to end the Drug War and end the QE (or more boldly end the entire Federal Reserve System and place the banking industry under bailment law).

What a bunch of crap.

They don't want the militia there so, this guy starts shooting?

With no offence to the BPA,

With no offence to the BPA, he was probably just scared and all hyped up. That is why he missed! Good thing it didn't happen in a city.