Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Border Patrol Agents Are Murdering Migrant Women

Alright, so, over here in this corner of the horror show that is the United States of America, horrible things are still happening to Latinx migrants. Apparently, border patrol agents have been out there serially murdering migrant women.

"Executing" is an interesting choice of language. An execution is typically a "legal" killing via the death penalty. I'm not in favor of the death penalty, but this woman did not even have a trial.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) supervisor was arrested Saturday after he confessed to driving four women to desolate highway areas in and around Laredo, Texas where he was stationed and executing them with a handgun, according to Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz.

He targeted sex workers and trans women, of course.

How did this happen, you ask? All thanks to the xenophobia fueled by exploiting 9/11.

Ortiz, 35, was hired after CBP relaxed its hiring standards following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which officials say allowed bad actors to join its ranks, according to the report. He is the second CBP agent from the Laredo sector to be accused of mass murders this year. Another supervisor from the sector, Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles, was arrested in April on two capital murder charges after he was accused of killing his 27-year-old romantic partner and their one-year-old child, according to the Laredo Morning News.

Well done.

Also, a second border patrol jackboot from the same department being a misogynistic murderer this year? It's almost like a job that gives you a gun and tells you to target a certain kind of people with impunity inevitably attracts abusers who prey on those our society has marginalized. Whoops.

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