Two years ago a rock-throwing Mexican was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. I recall it being a pretty big scandal, covered by the television and print news in some detail.
After Fast and Furious, and just weeks before Obama faces electoral judgement, I guess the American media decided we didn’t need to hear about this.
Thank God the British still report when the American news media choose to cover things up:
A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and eliciting outrage from the Mexican government over the use of lethal force, authorities said Thursday.
The agents in Nogales, Arizona, had responded to reports of two suspected drugs smugglers near the border at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. The agents watched the two abandon a load of narcotics, then run back to Mexico, according to the Border Patrol.
As the agents approached to investigate, people on the Mexican side of the border began throwing rocks at them and ignored orders to stop, the agency said.
This youth had the bad luck of being shot while Obama was tanking in the polls. For all intents and purposes, this never happened.