My Spanish isn’t great, but if that isn’t a word it should be.

“Grindaderas” is a slur that loosely translated means “things Americans do” (use your imagination on the actual meaning…it’s not nice). It was the headline of a front-page article in a Mexican tabloid after 15-year-old Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka was killed by a US Border Patrol agent. According to US officials, the boy was in a group on the border that retreated back across the border to throw rocks at the Border Patrol agents. The agents were arresting illegal immigrants who had just crossed the border. When I say they were throwing rocks, I don’t mean they were picking up pebbles and making the courtesy symbolic gesture you see in the movies that isn’t going to hurt anyone. They were picking up stones the size of baseballs and grapefruits and chucking them at these agents. Some agents have, in the past, been badly hurt by rock-throwing hellions in Mexico. They’ve long believed that because they’re on the Mexico side and Border Patrol agents can’t cross, they could get their pitching practice in as long as they wanted with no consequences.

Not anymore. Yesterday, Huereka was shot dead while trying to help the poor, hapless immigrants being arrested by the Border Patrol agents. Had Bush been in office there wouldn’t be much of an argument. Obama is in office, however, and we all know where this is going.

In our upside-down world, right is wrong and wrong is right. Criminals have more rights than victims do. Law enforcement officers are, more often than not, guilty until proven innocent; all the accused needs to do is claim that they were brutalized and the media reports their side of the story without question. Now, we have liberals demanding that use of force in all cases be “proportionate.”

In other words, they’re demanding that the good guys only use force in self-defense that matches the force being used by the bad guys.

Mexicans, particularly authorities up to and including el presidente Felipe Calderon, are lambasting us right now. They’ve called us all racists and pointed to Arizona SB 1070 as the cause of the shooting of the boy. They’re wailing that the use of force against the kids throwing the rocks was “disproportionate”. FBI agents trying to investigate the scene couldn’t even get close to the actual border – Mexican federales were there pointing rifles at them, threatening to kill them if they dared to cross the border. At one point agents had to retreat altogether because the federales wouldn’t even let them into the Rio Grande riverbed without shouting and pointing guns at them. Sometime in the middle of the retreat, Mexican cops crossed onto the US side, picked something up, and carried it back to the Mexico side, where they deposited the item next to the body of the dead boy.

US officials confirmed that the action was caught on video, as was the actual shooting showing the agent still on the US side. They have not yet released the video. I’m inclined to believe them considering the fact that the US Border Patrol has a long history of demonizing their own officers in the name of keeping things cool with Mexico. The existence of the video came up after a Mexican politician, Arturo Sandoval, claimed that an autopsy had revealed that the boy had been shot at “relatively close range” and that a .40 caliber shell casing was found next to his body. After this statement was made the Border Patrol immediately coughed up the video to Mexican investigators. Very little was said afterward.

Calderon, for his part, said, “[Mexico] will use all resources available to protect the rights of Mexican migrants.”

So will we, sir. Americans are getting tired of being expected to simply allow your people to come here and live whenever they please. We are tired of our people being killed by yours when they refuse to obey the law here. Our children have been raped, our police officers have been shot by thugs and run down by drunk drivers, men and women have been assaulted and killed in the name of Mexican gangs and drug dealers. We are tired of being expected to simply live with this reality. Our current President may not know where he left his balls, but the rest of us are fed up and believe me when I say we WILL put someone in office next time around who will tell you exactly where you can shove your faux outrage.

Where was your outrage over the death of officer Marc Atkinson at the hands of Mexican drug dealers who had originally “just come here to work”? Where was your outrage when a Mexican national was arrested and convicted of a string of rapes of young teenage girls? Where was your outrage when another police officer, Nick Erfle, was shot by a Mexican thug and gang member who had been deported before and was simply being asked not to jaywalk? Where the hell was all this indignation when one of your own got drunk and hit another police officer responding to an emergency and it was discovered he’d been deported multiple times and had THREE DUI warrants out for his arrest under as many different aliases?

Your anger, your self-righteous judgement of all Americans based on that anger, means nothing to us. You have done nothing to stop the flow of dangerous people into my country and they have raped, pillaged and murdered. Wherever possible, you have had the gall to feign moral superiority by refusing to extradite those hiding in Mexico if they faced the death penalty for their crimes in America.

If you really believe that the use of force was disproportionate, then I’d have to ask you why your officers were carrying fully automatic rifles and pointing them at FBI agents armed only with semi-automatic pistols. That’s a little over-the-top if we’re playing by your rules. That’s not to mention the fact that they actually verbally threatened to kill our agents if they tried to cross onto the Mexican side to even look at evidence. Another thing you’re ignoring is that the boy that was killed was actually on a list of most wanted smugglers; he was well-known to be a juvenile smuggler in the El Paso region. That won’t be important to you, though. Americans never have been.

You are quickly wearing out your welcome. If it helps to say it in your language, me estás cabreando.


14 thoughts on “Mexidaderas

  1. Again, more evidence of people who can’t have their silly crybaby feelings hurt. More evidence of people who refuse to take responsibility for their actions.

    When this nation was under British Colonial rule, did we pack it up and head south to Mexico? Did we invade their country? Did we sap their tax system? Did we kill their nationals? No. We demanded freedom and self rule and we fought for it.

    Since Mexico is laden with wretched poverty, the poor of that nation need to rebel. They need to rise up and destroy what destroys them. Governments that proliferate hopelessness among their populations should not exist.

    Calderon talks about guns from the U.S. in the drug war. Perhaps what he really fears is guns among his poor who take them up and execute his sorry excuse for a rear end and put an end to his corrupt government.

  2. Yes, he talks about guns coming from the US. He and his cronies like to say that “80% of all traceable guns seized in Mexico come from the United States.” That’s a lie by omission; you see, only about 15% of all of the guns being seized are traceable. The vast majority clearly come from China, Europe, Russia and the Middle East (including Israel); people who know absolutely nothing about guns, comprising nearly the entirety of the liberal population of the United States, don’t understand something about guns.

    Where a weapon is manufactured can be clearly deduced by just looking at it. Two seconds’ glance at a gun seized by Mexican law enforcement will tell them whether to send the information on that weapon to the US ATF.

    I have to wonder…if we all went down to the border and, just 20 feet inside the American side of that border and threw rocks at the federales pointing rifles at our FBI agents, how long would it take them to shoot us?

  3. We made a huge mistake when we invaded Mexico during the Mexican – American War. We should have completely decapitated its government, its educational and social elite, and everyone else running that miserable country and enjoying the high end.

    We then could have installed people committed to the same democratic principles as our nation.

    With its abudance of natural resources, Mexico could be a prosperous nation much like our own and Canada. It should be that way. But we really screwed up back then and we are screwing up now.

  4. Amazing but I think the Border Patrol and even the FBI agents know that the current administration doesn’t give a darn about them and won’t back them up. Amazing that one of the most corrupt governments and most corrupt police force is acting this way. Just shocking. I mean Mexico in case that wasn’t clear;-)
    Now, as far as “proportionate” force, how about an air cannon loaded with rocks on the US side? That would work;-) This whole thing is ridiculous as well as the incident with the deportee who struggled with US officers and was tasered (later to die).
    Even better that it is blamed on a law that hasn’t gone into affect yet! AndyB, NH.

  5. Very good point, but they will argue – as Democrats have already – that the law passed because of a “larger issue of racism” and that is why these incidents happened.

  6. All I have to add to Mel’s column is “Amen”.

    Mexico, and a whole bunch of other countries, should be trying to work on there own economy and industry to provide better lives in their own country.

  7. “Now, as far as “proportionate” force, how about an air cannon loaded with rocks on the US side? That would work;-) ”

    Disproportional Use of Force. So if a home invader holds me at knife point I can’t use a gun? I have run to the kitchen and try to find a knife to fight him with?

    If a lone sniper shoots into a crowd of people then only one police officer can track the shooter down? It’s one for one right?

    If six gang bangers are inside of a house packaging heroin for sale then only six SWAT team members can move in on them?

    So when will Disproportional Use of Nonsense become a bad thing?

  8. Mel? You nailed this. As well as those that have commented. Last year when I did my infamous “predictions.” You know, where I get a Tin Foil hat? I said that the Illegal Immigration Issue would actually become the defining issue in the upcoming election.

    Thankfully, the others haven’t become true…


  9. This is the case in all forms of answered wrongs perpetrated on Americans by criminals and terrorists alike.

    First, the kid was obstructing justice, wasn’t he? However; I believe liberals are more angry at the type of justice he was disturbing which was the arrests.

    Second, what was the agents supposed to do? Throw rocks back? Sorry, a car is a potential weapon when you drive it, a rock is a weapon when you throw it, and so on…

    Even pies hurled at Ann Coulter or most recently tomatoes hurled at Sarah Palin are weapons.

    It is uncivilized — all of them.

    Finally, this is no different than Israel. Here they are putting up with their own people being held captive — in the case of Beirut and Hezzbollah a few years back. They bombed the snockers out of Lebanon for harboring them and were ridiculed by the American left.

    Just recently, in response to homemade rockets hurled at them by members of Hamas or supporters of them, Israel retaliated again.

    It’s as simple as a child who talks back to his parents in disrespect. A good stern crack on the ass worked for me, and if I smirked at it, my mom slapped me in the mouth. What was she supposed to do? Talk back to me in the same immature tone I used at her?

    There is nothing wrong with making a believer out of people. It must be done to prevent other distractions or acts of violence, no matter what the level.

  10. I was OUTRAGED by the news spot for this story when it came out. Alba had to throw me in the shower to cool me down… I am not sure how the story came across in AZ but CA showed the”distraught mother” of the fifteen year old”boy”… my arse! In my brief experience dealing with victims one of the things I discovered is that 70% of the time the “victim” was engaged in a criminal act… this “boy” is no exception and I was furious to hear the translator say the “boy was a good son and had never done anything to deserve this type of brutality” BRUTALITY!!!! Really?!!! That same week 42 people including women and children were found shot “execution” style inside an abandonded mine in Taxco, Guerrero and this is “Brutality”? What I don’t understand is the “demand” and “action” of the mexican authorities over this incident when there are bigger and greater things happening in their own country. The authorites (for example) never demanded any action after 49 children were killed by a fire inside a government run day care, nothing was ever made public about the action taken to ensure the safety of children in these daycares (nation wide). Three weeks after the disapperance of a 4 year old child with disabilities the mother finds her body under the bed and then federal authorities say this was an accidental death… really? and mexican nobodies are having the audacity to demand “justice” outside their borders??? YIKES!

    About the Federalse pointing weapons… my best friend says Mexico is the original “joke factory” clearly this incident is no exception. I am glad that you posted on this issue because it was really pulling my underware the wrong way. I only wish that there was some way we could make more noise about it.
    thank you! Alba sends her love and thanks you for letting me vent… I might shut up about the whiney “poor” mother now… perhaps not!

  11. HEY!!! It’s Casey! I miss you. I hope to see you and Alba soon.

    Come on over and vent any time you want. Or email me. I love it when you vent, I always learn something. 😉

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