...and speaking of "degeneracy"
Who cares if they're unarmed, who cares if they're fleeing, hell, who even cares if they're merely "suspects"?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Border Patrol agents should be allowed to shoot at fleeing drug traffickers, a Republican senator suggested Tuesday.
The patrol's deadly force rules were questioned at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing concerning the conviction of two agents who shot a fleeing, unarmed drug trafficker and covered it up.
"Why is it wrong to shoot the [trafficker] after he's been told to stop?" asked Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma.
Johnny Sutton, the U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, said the Supreme Court has ruled that using deadly force in that way is illegal. Agents also may not know if the fleeing person is a trafficker, he said.
Hell, they're FURRINERS, after all! Why not pump a few bullets into 'em to slow 'em down? Evidence? Guilt? Trial? Why, those are just SO pre-9/11. That guy might be a TERRORIST, after all! Better to kill a few innocent Messicans rather than let a crazed drug-dealing hopped-up terrorist across the border.
(Me? Snarky? Oh, JUST a tad.)