Three members of the Texas National Guard were being held Tuesday in the Maverick County Jail [Eagle Pass, TX] after being accused of firing shots in a residential area while drinking alcohol, a sheriff's official said.It sounds like they might be yahoos, but then again, such incidents aren't exactly unheard of.
Maverick County Judge Pepe Aranda said the incident is an example of how things can go wrong when armed strangers come to the border. He opposed bringing Guardsmen to the county.While Aranda has to a certain extent spoken out against OTMs being released into "his" city ("If Homeland Security is important, then this should stop immediately"), somehow that reminds me at least of this or this.
"They are not familiar with our region. They don't know our customs or our culture," Aranda said. "They think they are back home, or they take everything for granted, and we have a situation like this."
Immigration · Tue, 09/12/2006 - 23:45 · Importance: 1