The Trump administration and American law enforcement’s crusade against Hispanic immigrants has turned deadly.
Yesterday, a border agent shot a migrant woman in the head in Rio Bravo, Texas, after what the agents describe as a “skirmish” with a group of immigrants armed with “blunt objects” but what everyone else is calling cold-blooded murder.
“The girl was in the grass and trees, to me she was hiding,” said witness Marta Martinez to BuzzFeed News. “They’re saying they threw rocks at the agents but the two migrants were scared and the one guy was scared. They didn’t have rocks in their hands. I heard a Border Patrol agent screaming, ‘See what happens? See what you caused?'”
The Border Patrol and American law enforcement, in general, has a very long history of outright lying about the circumstances which led up to the use of violence, fatal or not.
Just recently, an investigation by the Intercept discovered that the Border Patrol had lied on their report to the government and vastly inflated the amount of “assaults” that Border Patrol agents had suffered at the hands of migrants, including classifying some idiot falling off a cliff and killing himself as an “assault” and turning one actual incident in which rocks and sticks were thrown at agents into 126 “assaults.”
Nobody was injured in that grueling battle.
We’re already seeing the appalling consequences of the President openly associating undocumented immigrants with the MS-13 gang and dehumanizing them all as “animals.” That kind of language breaks down the mental barriers that prevent us from killing each other and justifies violence against other people.
Coming in the same week as the president’s monstrous plan to tear migrant children away from their parents kicks into high gear, it’s clear that the true darkness of the Donald Trump regime is still yet to come.
Whether or not the American people will care is another question entirely.