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Does Border Patrol Overreact to Assaults by Migrants? Question Reignited After Deadly Encounter

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The Border Patrol has been under fierce criticism for its use of force.

That criticism is only expected to get louder after a Border Patrol agent trying to avert an illegal crossing at the Mexican border Tuesday shot and killed a man after being struck in the head with a rock, the Associated Press reports.

The agent’s injury was minor enough that he declined to be treated at a hospital.

According to a Border Patrol statement, the agent feared for his life.

Neither the agent nor the man who died who died has been identified.

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Man Who Stabbed Border Patrol Dog in Neck Sentenced to Six Months in Prison

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

A Guatemalan man who stabbed a Border Patrol dog in the neck was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday, The Monitor reports.

Luis Gilberto Cruz Solis also will be deported.

Solis was with a group of about 30 people who illegally crossed the border in May, according to the Monitor.

As everyone dispersed, Solis was fleeing when he stabbed Dinie, a 2-year-old German shepherd, in the neck.

The wound was about 2 inches deep. Luckily, Dinie survived and returned to work soon after.

Border Patrol Agents Came Under Rock Attack While Stopping Illegal Crossing

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

U.S. Border Patrol agents who were trying to prevent a group of undocumented immigrants from entering the U.S. over the weekend came under attack, the El Paso Times reports.

The agents spotted eight people illegally crossing the border in El Paso on Sunday, sparking a rock attack.

Luckily none of the agents were injured.

It started at 8 p.m. when agents arrested five of the suspects, the El Paso Times reported. The remaining suspects ran to the Mexican side of the border and began chucking rocks at the agents.

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Guatemalan Man Pleads Guilty To Stabbing Border Patrol Dog, Crossing into U.S. Illegally

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A 19-year-old man Guatemalan pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally crossing the U.S. border and stabbing a Border Patrol dog in the neck, the Associated Press reports.

Luis Gilberto Cruz-Solis could be sentenced up to a year in prison next month.

He pleaded guilty to willfully and maliciously harming a police animal and to entering the U.S. illegally.

The Border Patrol dog, Dinie, was hiding in some brush while investigating people crossing the border illegally, the AP wrote.

The dog survived.

Border Patrol’s New Drone Radar Reveals Border Isn’t As Secure As Stated

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

New unmanned spy aircraft that flies over remote stretches of desert shows the U.S.-Mexico border isn’t as secure as the agency has claimed, the Center for Investigative Reporting reports.

Records show more than 7,000 border crossers were detected by drones, but only 410 people were apprehended. Of those, 52 led to arrests, the Center for Investigative Reporting reported.

The sensors can detect people from a height of about 25,000 feet.

The technology sheds uncomfortable light on the Border Patrol’s effectiveness at apprehending illegal crossers.