The story that was initially reported was straight from the Border Patrol. The media reported it as fact, not as an account from an agency that might not be telling the unvarnished truth. In the coming days, we'll see/hear much that differs with the story as told at first. This could very well turn into another scandal involving law enforcement. Hold your judgement for the time being and wait for it to play out.
The Agent probably thought she was a suspect, so he stood in front of her car in an effort to detain her. She probably thought he was a kook or a carjacker, so she put the car in reverse to avoid hitting him and to get away. At that point the Agent probably went Rambo and jumped on the hood of the car like an idiot and grabbed the windshield wiper arms to steady himself. When the woman didn't immediately stop the car, he fired through the windshield in a panic. So now the Border Patrol is trying to spin the story by claiming the agent was hit by the car and fired only to save his life. If the Agent in fact jumped on the car, then he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. This situation has a very bad odor.
Walter Mencken 11 a.m., May 24
Ken Harrison 10:30 a.m., May 24
Daniel Powell 9:34 a.m., May 24
Don Bauder 7:30 a.m., May 24
Garrett Harris 8 p.m., May 23
Carrie O'Connell noon, May 23
Walter Mencken 9 a.m., May 23
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