Posted and written (mostly) by Jack
High Speed Chases at the Border + Plus Cheats and Liars in Washington, its all connected and if Washington can’t fix it – the American people need to step up and do it!
In yet another reason why we need better control over our border comes this report on smugglers trying to outrun the border cops. Their fleeing vehicles are usually packed with illegals including children. They pose a major problem to their own safety and to our police officers.
At speeds deemed by police to be very unsafe, our border police put their lives at risk every time they attempt to box in a reckless cartel smuggler ( as a last resort). They will also try to use road spikes or use tactics like a pit maneuver that can spin a slow moving vehicle out of control. These are all risky to police and to those being pursued and with effective border control it could be avoided.
The coyote’s, as the cartel-connected smugglers are called, will initiate these dangerous high speed chases, even when they have unrestrained children inside, they don’t care about safety. They are just ruthless smugglers and for them its all about the money…big money.
Their hapless passengers are packed into vehicles far beyond capacity and that weight makes them “ride low.” When the border patrol comes to their rescue they often find people screaming and banging from the insides of trunks to be let out.
Every nine days, on average, these chases end in a crash, 100% caused by cartel-smugglers trying to run thru check points. This is a humanitarian crisis and a moral conundrum for the democrats who try to keep a steady supply of cheap labor coming into America. One of these crashes caused a fire that spread over more than 20 acres. Another injured a dozen bystanders and six illegals, including a 6-year-old girl who wound up on life support thanks to her parents who put the child at grave risk. Now the US taxpayers are caring for her.
In the last four years alone, along the U.S. side of the border, at least 250 people were injured and 22 died after a Border Patrol pursuit and it is getting worse. It’s long past the time that we needed to do something to fix this. Democrats and some of their left of center republican allies should be ashamed to let this continue.
Experts say that if the legislators in Washington really wanted to fix this, it could be done in a week. However, they haven’t come up with a solution in the last 20 years! Instead of a fix, the public gets a bunch of partisan rhetoric, finger pointing and zero action.
This is a Congressional con-job that could only happen when they think their constituents are too stupid to notice. And this is perhaps the greatest tragedy of all – our legislators have in effect sold out America while putting their self interests ahead of the nation’s.
Almost all of your legislators, in the Senate and in the House have been playing partisan politics while they are lying to you, imagine that?
They tell us what a difficult problem it is to control our border, when in fact it is no such thing! It’s actually easy to fix, but it takes both sides to have the political will to do it…and they don’t.
This might sound a little harsh, but in my mind we sent them to Washington to do a few simple things and they have failed and then lied about the reasons. That makes them real close to being traitors, but at the very least, it makes them sound like incompetent liars underserving of their office. (All my opinion of course – you may feel differently)
If they can’t reform immigration laws and help to secure our border… if they can’t bring us a simplified income form that provides a little relief to American families making under $30k a year..if they can’t reform the healthcare system. if they can’t halt the horrible waste, fraud and abuse so rampant in D.C. WHAT IN THE HECK ARE THEY GOOD FOR? Easy answer: NOTHING. Time to vote em all out and start over.