FLASHBACK: Border Agents Pepper Sprayed Group of Illegals in 2013, Zero Media Outrage
A 2013 report by the San Diego Tribune has resurfaced online showing that Border Patrol agents used pepper spray to repel 100 illegals after they hurled bottles and rocks during an attempt to cross into the United States.
“A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico, federal officials said,” according to the report.
Sunday, when the same law enforcement entity used the same means to repel hundreds of migrants from invading the United States in the same location, the issue became a human rights crisis. But mum was the word from Democrats and the mainstream press back in 2013. Why, you ask? Because their savior, President Barack H. Obama was at the helm.
In the era of President Donald J. Trump, though, this is tyranny that will not be accepted by Democrats. The political left does not care about the plight of migrants, or about illegal aliens. They care about power and dominating the news narrative with their anti-Trump hatred.
“The incident occurred about a quarter-mile west of the San Ysidro border crossing in the Tijuana River channel. No one was seriously injured, no shots were fired and no arrests were made, said Mary Beth Caston, a Border Patrol spokeswoman,” according to the report.
A canned Tweet has been spread by the political left in response to Border Patrol disallowing illegals from entering the country:
“As a citizen of the United States, I hereby condemn the actions taken today at the U.S. border in San Ysidro, the firing of tear gas by Border Patrol at migrant women & children. I call for the President of the United States to be held responsible for crimes against humanity,” it says.
As a citizen of the United States,
I hereby condemn the actions taken today at the U.S. border in San Ysidro, the firing of tear gas by Border Patrol at migrant women & children.
I call for the President of the United States to be held responsible for crimes against humanity
— KathyOstman-Magnusen (@KathysArt) November 26, 2018
Hundreds, if not thousands of liberals have responded to Trump’s Tweets with this message. None of them gave a damn in 2013. This is a case of selective outrage at its finest.