A Jaurez traffic cop is shot and killed for no apparent reason, another Jaurez traffic cop shot and in critical condition, and a civilian shot. These were traffic cops. The first was escorting a vehicle in the course of a traffic violation task. The shooting appears to have come out of nowhere.
Other facts noted in the article, Juárez officer gunned down: Assisting officer, civilian are wounded
Ramiro Cordero, a Border Patrol spokesman, said the agents had responded to the sound of gunfire in the area.
"Immediately, as always, we took positions in order to ensure that nothing came across that might harm or injure our citizens, and we immediately contacted the other law enforcement agencies to let them know what was going on," Cordero said.
On June 29, a gunfight between Mexican police and a group of gunmen that erupted near an S-Mart parking lot killed one Mexican federal police officer and probably caused seven bullet pockmarks in the walls of El Paso City Hall, according to the El Paso Police Department.
On Aug. 6, Irvin High School teacher James Patrick Barnes was shot in the back on the balcony of his girlfriend's house in colonia Cazadores Juarenses, which is across the border from UTEP.
On Aug. 21, another gunfight involving Mexican police broke out in the same area.
Paisano Drive was shut down from Executive Center Boulevard to Santa Fe Street for about 30 minutes that day to prevent people and vehicles from being struck by stray bullets.
During the battle, an alleged gunman was killed and three Juárez police officers were wounded.
Thirty-three transit and city police officers have been killed in Juárez this year, Torres said.
More than 2,300 people have been slain in Juárez this year, according to an El Paso Times tally.
By Thursday evening, at least six more people were killed in the city, including two unidentified men found tied up and shot to death.
The men's heads had been covered with plastic bags wrapped with tape, Chihuahua state police said. One man wore only boxer shorts while the other wore a green jersey, possibly of the Mexican national soccer team, and a pink mini-skirt.
In some drug-related murders, victims have been dressed in women's clothing after death as a form of humiliation.
Note that the El Paso, TX, USA police have to immediately respond to shootings in Mexico with a defensive stance. It's as if they are at war with us.
Who else in the world do we know that cares so much about humiliation? Come on, you all know the answer as well as I do. The moslems. The influence is obvious and growing. It's on our border. It's coming to your town. Don't think you're safe because you're 100 miles away from the border. I'm 150 miles from the border and it's here. It's creeping.