Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can’t sue Border Patrol agent

Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can’t sue Border Patrol agent

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in favor of a Border Patrol agent who faced a lawsuit from parents of a Mexican child he killed in a June 2010 cross-border shooting. The court’s five justices held that the parents could not use American courts to sue patrol agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010. Mesa was on US soil in Texas when he fired the fatal shot.

Chris
Chris
Skeptic
Skeptic 0 months

Imagine the well-justified outrage if a Canadian border patrol shot an American child and there was no sanction and he was given immunity from lawsuits.

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 0 months

Well, the murderer Anne Sacoolas, wife to a US ambassador in the UK, ran down Harry Dunn on his motorcycle while travelling down the wrong side of the road... And Trump gave her complete immunity and defended her.

Takoda Ackerley
Takoda Ackerley 0 months

A...... a guy, no, a kid, died. Why is there no punishment for that, this is a disgrace.

mantico
mantico 0 months

That’s almost like what happened in Bolivia. Police in Bolivia committing acts of terror against the indigenous population get a free pass from the government and can’t be sued or convicted

SnarkyMeanJean
SnarkyMeanJean 0 months

I smell bullshit...

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 0 months

Cops shoot and kill Americans for stupid shit like this all the time and don't have to pay a price for it. So I'm not surprised by this ruling. Plus, this cop claimed self defense because the kid was throwing rocks. Don't know if I believe that, or even if that is enough to justify the shooting. Anyway, stay away from our border. Some of our cops are trigger happy and will kill if provoked.

david dindu
david dindu 0 months

headshot?

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