Everyone knows that there’s violence on the border between Texas and Mexico. Many lives have been taken to this violence, and it does not look to be settling down anytime soon. The drug trade is still rampant, and on the Mexican side things are even worse. In Mexico, rival gangs are at war with each other, which in turn equals senseless bloodshed on the people.
Not only are the gangs on the border creating violence, but many groups of people are to blame. Many people say that the U.S. border agents are to blame for a lot of the violence and bloodshed that is going on near the border.
A family in Mexico is filing charges against the federal government. The Perez-Santillan family claims that the death of Juan Pablo Perez-Santillan(their son)was caused by an unidentified border agent in early July. The family has stated that Juan Pablo was on the Mexican side of the border while he was brutally shot and murdered. The family believes to the best of their knowledge that Juan Pablo was in no way armed when this occurred.
In response to this claim, there is a lot of confusion on behalf of the U.S. Border Patrol. They have since brought light to an incident that they believe coincides with the time that the Perez-Santillan family says that Juan was killed. The U.S. Border patrol of course has different stories as to how the event took place.
According to BrownsvilleHerald.com, the U.S. Border Patrol claims north of the location to Perez-Santillan’s death another incident was taking place. One agent fired his weapon at someone who was caught throwing rocks at the agents from the Mexican side of the border. In this incident no one was hurt.
They also have knowledge south of that location of another incident. In this reported incident, agents claim that they witnessed a man holding some sort of firearm at them. He then noticed that the weapon was being pointed towards his direction, then shots were fired in that direction.
Was the man pointing his weapon and firing at the agents indeed Juan Pablo?
In Brownsville, near were these incidents took place at the Mexican Consolate, they are discussing the incidents. The Border Patrol says that they believe that the perpetrator that was firing the weapon was indeed Juan Pablo Perez-Santillan.
This confusion and investigation is on going. We are starting to see more incidents such as these at the violence intensifies on the border.
; Family sues US Border Patrol in son’s death ,BrownsvilleHerald.com