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Border Patrol agent appeared to be ambushed by illegal immigrants, bashed with rocks before death

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Border Patrol agent appeared to be ambushed by illegal immigrants, bashed with rocks before death

Illegal immigrants appeared to have “ambushed” two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Texas border with Mexico and bashed their heads with blunt objects -- possibly rocks -- killing one agent and sending another to a hospital in serious condition Sunday, a National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) official told Fox News.

Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed and another agent, who has not been identified, was injured while they were patrolling the Big Bend Sector, leading authorities to scour West Texas for the attackers, officials said. Although few details about the incident have been released, Brandon Judd, the president of the NBPC, told Fox News on Monday it appeared Martinez and the second agent were “ambushed” by a group of illegal immigrants.

“We don’t know exactly what happened because we weren’t there. However, just from agents that were working in the area, reports are saying it was an attack and it would appear to be an ambush,” Judd said.

He added: “There’s a high likelihood this was an assault on the agents.”

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Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed while patrolling the Big Bend Sector in Texas.  (Facebook)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has offered a reward of up to $20,000 "for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible" for the attack. 

Martinez and his partner suffered traumatic injuries to the head and other injuries such as broken bones, FBI El paso said in a news release. Judd earlier told Fox News Martinez died of blunt force trauma to the head, indicating the attackers most likely used a rock or rocks during the assault on the two agents. The area surrounding where the attack occurred also indicated rocks were likely used as weapons. An FBI official also said that, counter to initial reports, neither agent was shot.

“There were no indications the agents fired their weapons,” Judd said, citing accounts he received from agents who responded to the incident. He also said there were no signs of a stabbing.

Martinez was notified there was illegal immigrant traffic in the area while the agents were patrolling near Interstate 10, in the Van Horn Station area, according to Judd. He began following “footprints” on a trail when the attack occurred. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a news release that Martinez's partner made the initial call for help and reported they were injured and needed assistance.

“There’s a high likelihood this was an assault on the agents.”

- Brandon Judd

Judd said details remained foggy on what led to the ambush and the FBI was investigating the incident.

Judd did not further comment on the second agent’s condition.

Martinez was from El Paso and had worked as a border agent since August 2013, assigned to the Big Bend Sector. He was also a father and brother, KFOX14 reported.

Border Patrol records showed the agency's Big Bend sector, which includes the area where Sunday's attack took place, accounted for about 1 percent of the more than 61,000 apprehensions its agents made along the Southwest border between October 2016 and May 2017. The region's mountains make it a difficult area for people to cross illegally into the U.S. from Mexico.

The Border Patrol website lists 38 agents, not including Martinez, who have died since late 2003 — some attacked while working along the border and others killed in traffic accidents. Martinez is the second agent to have died this year.

President Trump tweeted Sunday night: "Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!"

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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by Pepperlynn on Nov. 23, 2017 at 12:12 AM
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The Border Patrol union says he was ambushed by "illegal aliens," and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies still think it might have been an accident.


Late Saturday night, a group of Border Patrol officers found two fellow agents seriously injured at the bottom of a steep culvert in Culberson County, Texas, not far from the US-Mexico border. One agent died from his injuries Sunday, leading President Trump to call for "justice" for those who "killed" him and rally for a border wall.

The only problem: Investigators still aren't sure if the officers were attacked at all, much less by who.

Agent Rogelio Martinez passed away after suffering traumatic head injuries and broken bones, according to the FBI. His partner—who hasn't been named—suffered similar injuries, and is said to remain in critical condition. The partner, who called in the incident, has struggled to remember what happened on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

County sheriff Oscar Carrillo told the paper Monday that it was still unclear exactly how they were hurt, and suggested the two might have been involved in an accident—a possibility the FBI hasn't ruled out. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told the Associated Press Martinez and his partner "were not fired upon."

"The evidence is not obvious as to what happened out there," Carillo told the Morning News."The injuries to [Martinez], after talking to his doctors, were consistent with a fall. Very consistent with a fall. Why is the other guy hurt? That's the unknown. What happened to him?"

For his part, Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council union, told the Los Angeles Times Martinez appeared to have been attacked by "illegal aliens," and that both he and his partner were bludgeoned in the head with rocks.

"What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking," Judd said. "Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks."

The results of Martinez's autopsy were still pending Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, some federal investigators suspected Martinez may have taken a fatal fall.

Though the circumstances surrounding the incident remained hazy, Republican lawmakers were quick to frame it as a killing. Texas senator Ted Cruz called it "a stark reminder of the ongoing threat" posed by an "unsecure border." Texas Governor Greg Abbott put out a $20,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of those responsible for what he termed a "murder."

But Martinez's family was still waiting for answer. Jose Martinez, the agent's father, told the LA Times he hasn't learned how his son died.

“I want them to investigate well," Martinez said, "to tell me clearly what happened and to find the ones who did it and punish them."


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59yv9d/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-mysterious-death-of-a-border-patrol-agent-vgtrn
MissAndree
by Ronita on Nov. 23, 2017 at 12:17 AM
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Jesus Christ, more propaganda from the Op.

Quoting -Celestial-: The Border Patrol union says he was ambushed by "illegal aliens," and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies still think it might have been an accident.


Late Saturday night, a group of Border Patrol officers found two fellow agents seriously injured at the bottom of a steep culvert in Culberson County, Texas, not far from the US-Mexico border. One agent died from his injuries Sunday, leading President Trump to call for "justice" for those who "killed" him and rally for a border wall.

The only problem: Investigators still aren't sure if the officers were attacked at all, much less by who.

Agent Rogelio Martinez passed away after suffering traumatic head injuries and broken bones, according to the FBI. His partner—who hasn't been named—suffered similar injuries, and is said to remain in critical condition. The partner, who called in the incident, has struggled to remember what happened on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

County sheriff Oscar Carrillo told the paper Monday that it was still unclear exactly how they were hurt, and suggested the two might have been involved in an accident—a possibility the FBI hasn't ruled out. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told the Associated Press Martinez and his partner "were not fired upon."

"The evidence is not obvious as to what happened out there," Carillo told the Morning News."The injuries to [Martinez], after talking to his doctors, were consistent with a fall. Very consistent with a fall. Why is the other guy hurt? That's the unknown. What happened to him?"

For his part, Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council union, told the Los Angeles Times Martinez appeared to have been attacked by "illegal aliens," and that both he and his partner were bludgeoned in the head with rocks.

"What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking," Judd said. "Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks."

The results of Martinez's autopsy were still pending Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, some federal investigators suspected Martinez may have taken a fatal fall.

Though the circumstances surrounding the incident remained hazy, Republican lawmakers were quick to frame it as a killing. Texas senator Ted Cruz called it "a stark reminder of the ongoing threat" posed by an "unsecure border." Texas Governor Greg Abbott put out a $20,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of those responsible for what he termed a "murder."

But Martinez's family was still waiting for answer. Jose Martinez, the agent's father, told the LA Times he hasn't learned how his son died.

“I want them to investigate well," Martinez said, "to tell me clearly what happened and to find the ones who did it and punish them."


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59yv9d/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-mysterious-death-of-a-border-patrol-agent-vgtrn
billsfan1104
by Emerald Member on Nov. 23, 2017 at 12:40 AM
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Left center bias news.
Propaganda.


Quoting -Celestial-: The Border Patrol union says he was ambushed by "illegal aliens," and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies still think it might have been an accident.


Late Saturday night, a group of Border Patrol officers found two fellow agents seriously injured at the bottom of a steep culvert in Culberson County, Texas, not far from the US-Mexico border. One agent died from his injuries Sunday, leading President Trump to call for "justice" for those who "killed" him and rally for a border wall.

The only problem: Investigators still aren't sure if the officers were attacked at all, much less by who.

Agent Rogelio Martinez passed away after suffering traumatic head injuries and broken bones, according to the FBI. His partner—who hasn't been named—suffered similar injuries, and is said to remain in critical condition. The partner, who called in the incident, has struggled to remember what happened on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

County sheriff Oscar Carrillo told the paper Monday that it was still unclear exactly how they were hurt, and suggested the two might have been involved in an accident—a possibility the FBI hasn't ruled out. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told the Associated Press Martinez and his partner "were not fired upon."

"The evidence is not obvious as to what happened out there," Carillo told the Morning News."The injuries to [Martinez], after talking to his doctors, were consistent with a fall. Very consistent with a fall. Why is the other guy hurt? That's the unknown. What happened to him?"

For his part, Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council union, told the Los Angeles Times Martinez appeared to have been attacked by "illegal aliens," and that both he and his partner were bludgeoned in the head with rocks.

"What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking," Judd said. "Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks."

The results of Martinez's autopsy were still pending Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, some federal investigators suspected Martinez may have taken a fatal fall.

Though the circumstances surrounding the incident remained hazy, Republican lawmakers were quick to frame it as a killing. Texas senator Ted Cruz called it "a stark reminder of the ongoing threat" posed by an "unsecure border." Texas Governor Greg Abbott put out a $20,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of those responsible for what he termed a "murder."

But Martinez's family was still waiting for answer. Jose Martinez, the agent's father, told the LA Times he hasn't learned how his son died.

“I want them to investigate well," Martinez said, "to tell me clearly what happened and to find the ones who did it and punish them."


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59yv9d/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-mysterious-death-of-a-border-patrol-agent-vgtrn
Element5
by Silver Member on Nov. 23, 2017 at 12:43 AM
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This is horrible!

My heart goes out th both of agents families and friends! It’s just horrific!
-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Nov. 23, 2017 at 12:50 AM
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Left center vs far right. Hmmmm, decisions decisions....

Quoting billsfan1104: Left center bias news.
Propaganda.


Quoting -Celestial-: The Border Patrol union says he was ambushed by "illegal aliens," and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies still think it might have been an accident.


Late Saturday night, a group of Border Patrol officers found two fellow agents seriously injured at the bottom of a steep culvert in Culberson County, Texas, not far from the US-Mexico border. One agent died from his injuries Sunday, leading President Trump to call for "justice" for those who "killed" him and rally for a border wall.

The only problem: Investigators still aren't sure if the officers were attacked at all, much less by who.

Agent Rogelio Martinez passed away after suffering traumatic head injuries and broken bones, according to the FBI. His partner—who hasn't been named—suffered similar injuries, and is said to remain in critical condition. The partner, who called in the incident, has struggled to remember what happened on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

County sheriff Oscar Carrillo told the paper Monday that it was still unclear exactly how they were hurt, and suggested the two might have been involved in an accident—a possibility the FBI hasn't ruled out. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told the Associated Press Martinez and his partner "were not fired upon."

"The evidence is not obvious as to what happened out there," Carillo told the Morning News."The injuries to [Martinez], after talking to his doctors, were consistent with a fall. Very consistent with a fall. Why is the other guy hurt? That's the unknown. What happened to him?"

For his part, Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council union, told the Los Angeles Times Martinez appeared to have been attacked by "illegal aliens," and that both he and his partner were bludgeoned in the head with rocks.

"What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking," Judd said. "Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks."

The results of Martinez's autopsy were still pending Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, some federal investigators suspected Martinez may have taken a fatal fall.

Though the circumstances surrounding the incident remained hazy, Republican lawmakers were quick to frame it as a killing. Texas senator Ted Cruz called it "a stark reminder of the ongoing threat" posed by an "unsecure border." Texas Governor Greg Abbott put out a $20,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of those responsible for what he termed a "murder."

But Martinez's family was still waiting for answer. Jose Martinez, the agent's father, told the LA Times he hasn't learned how his son died.

“I want them to investigate well," Martinez said, "to tell me clearly what happened and to find the ones who did it and punish them."


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59yv9d/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-mysterious-death-of-a-border-patrol-agent-vgtrn
NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 23, 2017 at 1:00 AM
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Anything center, left or right, could be good depending on the factual accuracy rating.
Care to post this one?


Quoting billsfan1104: Left center bias news.
Propaganda.


Quoting -Celestial-: The Border Patrol union says he was ambushed by "illegal aliens," and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies still think it might have been an accident.


Late Saturday night, a group of Border Patrol officers found two fellow agents seriously injured at the bottom of a steep culvert in Culberson County, Texas, not far from the US-Mexico border. One agent died from his injuries Sunday, leading President Trump to call for "justice" for those who "killed" him and rally for a border wall.

The only problem: Investigators still aren't sure if the officers were attacked at all, much less by who.

Agent Rogelio Martinez passed away after suffering traumatic head injuries and broken bones, according to the FBI. His partner—who hasn't been named—suffered similar injuries, and is said to remain in critical condition. The partner, who called in the incident, has struggled to remember what happened on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

County sheriff Oscar Carrillo told the paper Monday that it was still unclear exactly how they were hurt, and suggested the two might have been involved in an accident—a possibility the FBI hasn't ruled out. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told the Associated Press Martinez and his partner "were not fired upon."

"The evidence is not obvious as to what happened out there," Carillo told the Morning News."The injuries to [Martinez], after talking to his doctors, were consistent with a fall. Very consistent with a fall. Why is the other guy hurt? That's the unknown. What happened to him?"

For his part, Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council union, told the Los Angeles Times Martinez appeared to have been attacked by "illegal aliens," and that both he and his partner were bludgeoned in the head with rocks.

"What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking," Judd said. "Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks."

The results of Martinez's autopsy were still pending Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, some federal investigators suspected Martinez may have taken a fatal fall.

Though the circumstances surrounding the incident remained hazy, Republican lawmakers were quick to frame it as a killing. Texas senator Ted Cruz called it "a stark reminder of the ongoing threat" posed by an "unsecure border." Texas Governor Greg Abbott put out a $20,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of those responsible for what he termed a "murder."

But Martinez's family was still waiting for answer. Jose Martinez, the agent's father, told the LA Times he hasn't learned how his son died.

“I want them to investigate well," Martinez said, "to tell me clearly what happened and to find the ones who did it and punish them."


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59yv9d/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-mysterious-death-of-a-border-patrol-agent-vgtrn
NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 23, 2017 at 1:02 AM
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The center, left or right, is pretty good.

Knowing the bias helps understand the POV of the op. What is more important imo is the factual accuracy rating.

For example, far lefts source Mother Jones has a high factual accuracy rating. I could read it knowing that the facts it shares are not fake and can be trusted but it’s told in a way that spins it to speak to my bias bubble.

If I read something from Jezebel, which is also far left, I know to double check the facts as they are sometimes misleading.

In these examples I might post an op from Mother Jones for discussion acknowledging the bias but wanting to discuss the facts and hear other people’s side knowing the facts will check out.

I wouldn’t post something from jezebel here because it’s not factually reliable.


Quoting -Celestial-: Left center vs far right. Hmmmm, decisions decisions....




Quoting billsfan1104: Left center bias news.





Propaganda.





Quoting -Celestial-: The Border Patrol union says he was ambushed by "illegal aliens," and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies still think it might have been an accident.

















Late Saturday night, a group of Border Patrol officers found two fellow agents seriously injured at the bottom of a steep culvert in Culberson County, Texas, not far from the US-Mexico border. One agent died from his injuries Sunday, leading President Trump to call for "justice" for those who "killed" him and rally for a border wall.











The only problem: Investigators still aren't sure if the officers were attacked at all, much less by who.











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"The evidence is not obvious as to what happened out there," Carillo told the Morning News."The injuries to [Martinez], after talking to his doctors, were consistent with a fall. Very consistent with a fall. Why is the other guy hurt? That's the unknown. What happened to him?"











For his part, Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council union, told the Los Angeles Times Martinez appeared to have been attacked by "illegal aliens," and that both he and his partner were bludgeoned in the head with rocks.











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The results of Martinez's autopsy were still pending Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, some federal investigators suspected Martinez may have taken a fatal fall.











Though the circumstances surrounding the incident remained hazy, Republican lawmakers were quick to frame it as a killing. Texas senator Ted Cruz called it "a stark reminder of the ongoing threat" posed by an "unsecure border." Texas Governor Greg Abbott put out a $20,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of those responsible for what he termed a "murder."











But Martinez's family was still waiting for answer. Jose Martinez, the agent's father, told the LA Times he hasn't learned how his son died.











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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59yv9d/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-mysterious-death-of-a-border-patrol-agent-vgtrn





MissAndree
by Ronita on Nov. 23, 2017 at 1:19 AM
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I'm glad I taught you a new word. Get back to us when you learn how to use it correctly.

Quoting billsfan1104: Left center bias news.
Propaganda.


Quoting -Celestial-: The Border Patrol union says he was ambushed by "illegal aliens," and the FBI and other law enforcement agencies still think it might have been an accident.


Late Saturday night, a group of Border Patrol officers found two fellow agents seriously injured at the bottom of a steep culvert in Culberson County, Texas, not far from the US-Mexico border. One agent died from his injuries Sunday, leading President Trump to call for "justice" for those who "killed" him and rally for a border wall.

The only problem: Investigators still aren't sure if the officers were attacked at all, much less by who.

Agent Rogelio Martinez passed away after suffering traumatic head injuries and broken bones, according to the FBI. His partner—who hasn't been named—suffered similar injuries, and is said to remain in critical condition. The partner, who called in the incident, has struggled to remember what happened on Saturday, the Dallas Morning News reports.

County sheriff Oscar Carrillo told the paper Monday that it was still unclear exactly how they were hurt, and suggested the two might have been involved in an accident—a possibility the FBI hasn't ruled out. A spokesperson for Customs and Border Protection told the Associated Press Martinez and his partner "were not fired upon."

"The evidence is not obvious as to what happened out there," Carillo told the Morning News."The injuries to [Martinez], after talking to his doctors, were consistent with a fall. Very consistent with a fall. Why is the other guy hurt? That's the unknown. What happened to him?"

For his part, Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council union, told the Los Angeles Times Martinez appeared to have been attacked by "illegal aliens," and that both he and his partner were bludgeoned in the head with rocks.

"What we know is that Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez appears to have been ambushed by a group of illegal aliens whom he was tracking," Judd said. "Our agents’ reports from the ground say that he was struck in the head multiple times with a rock or rocks."

The results of Martinez's autopsy were still pending Tuesday. According to the Associated Press, some federal investigators suspected Martinez may have taken a fatal fall.

Though the circumstances surrounding the incident remained hazy, Republican lawmakers were quick to frame it as a killing. Texas senator Ted Cruz called it "a stark reminder of the ongoing threat" posed by an "unsecure border." Texas Governor Greg Abbott put out a $20,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of those responsible for what he termed a "murder."

But Martinez's family was still waiting for answer. Jose Martinez, the agent's father, told the LA Times he hasn't learned how his son died.

“I want them to investigate well," Martinez said, "to tell me clearly what happened and to find the ones who did it and punish them."


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/59yv9d/what-we-know-so-far-about-the-mysterious-death-of-a-border-patrol-agent-vgtrn
Sweet_Faith
by Gold Member on Nov. 23, 2017 at 6:48 AM
This is horrible, my thoughts and prayers go out to the families.
Carpy
by Emerald Member on Nov. 23, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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The FBI offered a $25,000 reward on top of the $20,000 offered by the Texas governor.
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