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Wed Jan 24, 2018, 04:42 PM

Are We Proud Yet?

Though the Trumpster keeps telling us how the reputation of the United States has increased exponentially since his inauguration, anyone with an actual conscience or claim to a Christian belief system would be hard pressed by recent headlines. I’m talking about our border patrol deliberately sabotaging water and food intended for immigrants at our border. Doing it for video broadcast, too, smirking, yukking it up because . . . they can and are being supported by a WH fanning racial and ethnic animus.

Now, we have another moment, another headline that additional ‘No More Deaths’ volunteers are being rounded up to face Federal charges.

What would those charges be? I wonder. Helping your fellow man or woman or child? Preventing unnecessary death or suffering? Providing humanitarian outreach to undesirables?

No, the charges are more subtle than that but equally shameful. Charges range from allegedly harboring/sheltering undocumented immigrants near the US/Mexican border, a felony by all accounts but also creepily reminiscent of an earlier history, one that nearly brought the world to ruin. In addition were a number of misdemeanor charges, as in: operating a motor vehicle in a wilderness area, abandonment of property (food and water) and entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit.

From where I come from those latter charges would be considered deliberate harassment by law enforcement.

From the TPM article:

“In an affidavit filed Tuesday by a officer with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the officer claimed, referring to four of the defendants: “I asked if they had left the stash of water and food at Charlie Bell Well, to which they openly admitted they did.” 

Well, there you go. A hanging offense and the defendants admitted to the crime.

Which circles around to my first question:

Are We Proud Yet???


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-border-patrol-mexico-water-bottles-video-migrants-kick-over-video-illegals-mexicans-hispanics-a8165591.html

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/eight-humanitarian-volunteers-no-more-deaths-charges

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