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.
Brandon Hernández 5 p.m., March 30
Jeff Smith 4 p.m., March 30
Matt Potter 3:30 p.m., March 30
Don Bauder 2:30 p.m., March 30
Liz Swain 11:30 a.m., March 30
Garrett Harris 10 a.m., March 30
Dave Rice 9:30 a.m., March 30
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