Fake blamers of immigrants for Texas shootings are indicted

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  1. LizKat macrumors 68040

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    Well it took a month and a half for this to get unraveled, and meanwhile taxpayers paid for 30 law enforcement officials to go looking for nonexistent undocumented immigrants who some guys claimed had stole their RV and shot at them, when in fact it was merely two of three of them good ol' boys just exchanging,,,, friendly,,,, fire....

    Meanwhile the swell Texas Ag commissioner Sid Miller who loves social media was blathering online about how this is why we need the wall and yada yada and his post went around the world thousands of times before he deleted it.

    STUPID PEOPLE, FAKE NEWS, REAL BS.

    What gets me about this is, the whole thing gets put to "using deadly conduct by discharging firearms" so there's no record that what this was about was false accusation of nonexistent undocumented immigrants for a crime the previously self-proclaiming "victims" actually perpetrated.

    File under there oughta be a law... there probably is a law, just not in Texas :rolleyes:


    Two hunters indicted in Texas ranch shooting they blamed on immigrants


    A grand jury indicted Michael Bryant and Walker Daugherty, 26, last week on one charge each of using deadly conduct by discharging firearms in the direction of others, Presidio County Sheriff Danny Dominguez told KOSA-TV.

    A deputy responded to the Jan. 6 shooting at the Circle Dug Ranch where they found Daugherty and client, 59-year-old Edwin Roberts, with gunshot wounds.

    The hunters claimed unauthorized immigrants from Mexico tried stealing the RV they were using. Daugherty even started a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his medical expenses, which reportedly garnered more than $20,000.

    An investigation concluded that Daugherty shot Roberts, and Bryant shot Daugherty, the sheriff told the TV station, adding that the incident was nothing but a friendly fire.

    The hunters’ accusation made headlines and reached Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller, who’s been scrutinized for sharing the fake news on social media.

    “This is why we need the wall and to secure our borders,” Miller wrote in a Facebook post that was shared more than 6,500 times before being deleted, according to the Houston Chronicle.

    "There are violent criminals and members of drug cartels coming in and it must put a stop to it before we have many more Walker Daughertys."

    About 30 law enforcement officials searched the area where the hunters were staying and found no evidence of border violence or of other people approaching the ranch that night, authorities said.
     
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    Filing a false police report should not only result in mandatory jail time but also liability for all expenses incurred by the state.
     
  3. Desertrat, Feb 20, 2017
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    We need Paul Harvey's "The rest of the story". :D

    However, there have been enough gunshots into Texas from Mexico that it has become common to accept an initial claim at face value.

    Shots have been fired into El Paso from Juarez. Occasionally, fishermen on Falcon Reservoir are fired upon from Mexico.

    A river guide friend of mine was guiding a married couple on a raft trip downstream from Presidio, Texas. Three teenagers in Mexico shot and killed the husband and wounded my friend. He and the wife managed to take concealment in the thick river cane. The shooters were eventually caught. The rifles had been stolen in Texas; one from some 200 miles north of the river.

    There have been a couple of incidents of shots fired on canoers on the river through Big Bend National Park.
     
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    https://www.revealnews.org/article/...al-border-patrol-shooting-highly-predictable/

    I'm curious because I haven't ready anything about the underlined (I really don't follow border events closely so I could be overlooking them) but in the case of immigration (as opposed to drug activity) aren't these people trying to be as low key as possible in order to get into the country? You'd think gunshots would tip agents off. Can you source your claims for us?
     
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    How about the border patrol officer that shot and killed a young man when the officer shot across the border into Mexico. In the paper today. So far nothing happened to the officer. And boy's family so far unable to even make civil claim. So it appears shots going both directions, and by law officers no less.
     
  6. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I think that's going through the courts now. They have to figure out if the boy is covered by the constitution even though he was in another country at the time. Any lawsuits have to wait until that decision is made.
     
  7. HEK Suspended

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    Seems split down the middle. Been in courts since it happened number of years ago. What is particularly agregious is as far as been reported, no action taken against officer.

    Can you imagine the outrage it it were Meican police shooting into Texas or Arizona. Trump might go to war and invade. Shamelesly twofaced.
     
  8. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Hunt for Terlingua, Texas, on Google. I lived there for thirty years. For me, it's a mix of local news and river-area talk of events from Brownsville to El Paso.

    Sure, border-jumpers are quiet and sneaky. Gotta be. But that's separate from this shooting incident of the OP.

    The incident with my friend: http://www.nytimes.com/1988/11/22/us/sniper-slays-man-rafting-on-river.html

    Lotsa fun stuff along the Rio Grande. There's a small truck stop on I-10, west of Sierra Blanca. The owner has had Mexican Army guys show up (in uniform) to buy Coca Colas. From time to time, MA guys in Humvees with a Ma Deuce on top are seen on this side of the river in that area. Occasionally there have been instances of MA escort of dope shipments.

    On a few occasions down between Del Rio and Laredo, ranchers have sold to narcotrafficantes, as their choice was to be paid in "oro o plombo": Gold or lead. IOW, sell or get shot. The narcos have better commo equipment and night-vision gear than the Border Patrol or sheriffs' departments. Full-auto M-16s as well.
     
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    The MA escort is particularly offensive. Seems like seal team training in area might be a wise choice. Dessert, rugged terrain, survival practice, and occasional live fire exercises. Win win all the way around. Now if we could get the mexicans to wear towels on their head, could be super realistic training.
     

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