Texas rolls out gunboats to combat violence spilling over river border with Mexico | MassCops

Texas rolls out gunboats to combat violence spilling over river border with Mexico

Discussion in 'Illegal Immigration Issues' started by kwflatbed, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Law enforcement officers working along the U.S.-Mexico border are stepping up efforts to respond to what is in effect a war going on south of the border, where drug cartel violence has spun out of control.
    In Texas, where the two countries are separated only by the Rio Grande River, stopping the violence from spilling into the United States means taking to the water -- with 34-foot-long gunboats that pack some serious firepower.
    The stakes are high. Since 2007, roughly 56,000 people in Mexico have been killed in the escalating drug cartel violence. The U.S. government and local police agencies are working around the clock, 365 days a year to try and stop the flow of drugs, weapons and illegal immigrants into America from our southern neighbor.
    Of the nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico, about 1,200 of it is in Texas. The terrain here is very different compared to California, New Mexico and Arizona -- states with dry land on the border.


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  2. Killjoy

    Killjoy Zombie Hunter

    Don't let the Middlesex County Sheriffs know about this; they'll have the middlesex navy down there is short order!

    In all seriousness, good for Texas; its nice to see some states take the safety and security of their citizens seriously. I love the twin M-240's!
     
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  3. Meat Eater

    Meat Eater MassCops Member

    The Department of Homeland Security has sent a letter to the State of Texas and demanded they only shoot blanks with their new guns. They said the 900 h.p. motors should help them run away if they see any illegals crossing the river.
     
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