Border Network For Human Rights Holds Protest Over Mexican Teen's Shooting Death

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POSTED: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 5:05pm

UPDATED: Monday, June 14, 2010 - 12:39pm

Protestors with the Border Network for Human Rights gathered in Downtown near the Paso del Norte Bridge this afternoon, demanding a transparent investigation.

As we reported, the organization claims that two deaths in the past two weeks at the hands of CBP agents raises concerns about whether agents are properly trained to deal with illegal immigrants.

The group of protestors near the bridge say they expect the investigation to be prompt and balanced.

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You think it is strange that Juarez lives in a War Zone. But what I think is even more strange is that American's consume more drugs than any other Country. We give our American dollars to the Cartels. The cartels use this money to purchase high caliber weapons, place contract hits on those who appose them. What I am trying to say is that we are also to blame for what is going on in Juarez. You will continue to bend backwards as long as you keep on giving them your money.

I saw a video of a man getting his head cut right off of his body. After his head is cut the animal who did say in spanish "this is what will happen to you if you mess wit us".

And this happen in Mexico, day and day out. What is Calderon doing about that? It is sick to see much less sick to do.

ITS STRANGE THAT THE JUAREZ POPULATION LIVE IN WAR ZONE 5,00 OR SO KILLED, PLUS ALL THE KIDNAPPED WOMEN. AND NOW THEY WANT A COMPLETE INVESTIGATION. TYPICAL, THEY CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALY AND DEMAND RIGHTS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE CRIMINALS....I THINK WE HAVE BENT OVER BACKWARDS FAR ENOUGH!!!!!!!! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!!

I personally beleive that the people should not have the right to make a big stink over this tragedy when more important tragedies are taking place every day due to the cartel. WHY DONT THEY PROTEST THE CARTEL INSTEAD OF THE BORDER PATROL. tHE BOY SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN THROWING STUFF AT PEOPLE WITH GUNS.

i agree with AJ there was no reason to use lethal force the agents are equipped with other less than lethal tools and weapons that should have been used

Great....way to protest for a known smuggler! These protesting idiots make me sick, they are no better than the Federal Agents in Mexico who crossed the border to retrieve a bullet shell and place it next to the body of this rock throwing idiot.

You are right. These people will die for the right to take away our rights. From what I hear, the border agent did not cross into Mexico it was the federales that picked up something and returned to Juarez. Typical hateful people that could care less about the boy that died than their own political ajenda.

I feel very sorry for the kids family. My heart and my prayers go to the family. However, why was a 14 year old throwing rocks at an American federal agent while he was trying to do his job? I blame the parents because they should have known what his kid was up to. Teens are capable of causing harm. Some time back my elderly mom was driving down Paisano and someone threw a boulder at her windshield. She was shaken and scared. The culprits ran back to the safety of Mex. by crossing the river.

Wow this is really tough and I feel really bad for the lose of the boy.

I don't know what to say where it won't sound callous. A year ago I was shot and car jacked by 3 teen age boys, probably around 14 and 15. I was left for dead while they drove off. This comes as a result of all the violence in Mexico. I don't know the circumstances of the officer but he must have felt his life was threatend. Only a very good investigation will tell the truth. I am not condoning this action.

i feel sorry for the people that think that the border patrol had the right to shoot at a 14yr old kid, i dont agree for what the border patrol did..if the kid was actually throwing rocks at them they shouldnt of have reacted that way. they should of simply just scare him off, not kill him.and i dont think that any kid should die the way this kid did

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