Monday, June 14, 2010

Border Patrol Agent Was Attacked by Rock Throwers

Courtesy of the Washington Times comes the news that the Border Patrol agent who shot a teenage Mexican boy at the border was under attack by rock throwers.

Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka, 15, was fatally shot near a railroad bridge along the Rio Grande connecting Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas. He was among a group of illegal immigrants attempting to gain entry to the United States. Many in the group threw large rocks at the agents attempting to stop them.  (Emphasis mine)
 If this is true, and I see no reason yet to believe  it isn't, then the agent, as tragic as the death of this boy is (and believe me, it is) could be legitimately argued to have acted in self defense.

Was the boy himself throwing rocks?  Who knows.  But with this information, I think it is now unfair and potentially bearing false witness to continue to pain him as a racist thug and murderer.

Prayers for the soul of the dead boy. May he rest in peace.

Pax Christi.


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