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Mexico announces Intention to Sue US over El Paso Shooting

Filed under: International,Law — DRJ @ 1:48 pm

[Headline from DRJ]

Mexican government says it will sue U.S. over mass shooting in El Paso:

Ebrard referred to the mass shooting as a “barbarous” act, and said the Mexican government would be taking action to protect its citizens living in the United States.

“The president of the Republic has instructed me so that this posture and indignation from Mexico is translated, first in protecting affected families, and then in legal actions, efficient and prompt, quick and convincing so that Mexico can demand the conditions to protect to the Mexican-American community and Mexicans in the United States,” he said.

I am not sure what Mexico has in mind. Normally a country with concerns about its citizens’ safety in another country will advise its citizens to return home.


26 Responses to “Mexico announces Intention to Sue US over El Paso Shooting”

  1. Three Mexican citizens got killed.

    But how is there a lawsuit? And hw against the United States government?

    Sammy Finkelman (e806a6)

  2. Mexico can demand the conditions to protect to the Mexican-American community. . .

    Mexico might want to rethink claims that it has any sort of agency over American-born citizens of Mexican descent.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  3. Expected.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  4. I read that you can see Mexico from that parking lot in El Paso.

    But so what?

    Sammy Finkelman (e806a6)

  5. If Mexico sues, I wonder if Trump will close the Mexican border Ports of Entry to prevent Mexican citizens from traveling here?

    DRJ (15874d)

  6. You can see Mexico from most places in El Paso.

    DRJ (15874d)

  7. I read that you can see Mexico from that parking lot in El Paso.

    You can see Mexico, Juarez specifically, from just about any place in El Paso close to the Rio Grande. The slums of Juarez are located in bluffs across the border, so they constantly look out into downtown El Paso and the University of Texas, El Paso.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  8. Ah, DRJ got to it first.

    JVW (54fd0b)

  9. #5
    Wouldn’t put it past him, out of an abundance of prudence and caution of course.

    It would put liberal judges in an awkward position in the event Trump closes the border in response. Trump could get away with it if he stays off twitter and doesn’t talk about it in his rallies… so I guess no, he won’t

    steveg (354706)

  10. Everyone is suddenly doing the El Paso version of the SNL Palin impression.

    steveg (354706)

  11. Heh. Most people know the Rio Grande separates El Paso and Juarez. As is common with most rivers, the ground slopes down to the riverbed on both sides, and the surrounding lands are slightly elevated. It is almost like an amphitheater effect, so it is easy to see across from places on both sides.

    DRJ (15874d)

  12. Plus it is located between mountains and the river. That is why it is called El Paso.

    DRJ (15874d)

  13. Would be interested to see number of US citizens killed by Mexican nationals and vice versa.

    I’m assuming they are the ones in the black.

    harkin (92ce59)

  14. I’m open to a remittance tax of 20% to create a fund to defray any possible liability.

    Harcourt Fenton Mudd (6b1442)

  15. If they’re not more careful, we will give them back California.

    Gary Hoffman (7ec1de)

  16. Remember the Alamo; did the Bowie and Crockett estates sue Mexico?!

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  17. “Please send us a list of whom to protect and their current whereabouts.”

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  18. I am waiting for their demand that the shooter not face the death penalty. When a Mexican national kills Americans they are damn quick to make that demand.

    While we are at it, I would like to see a list of rights they protect for Americans in Mexico, such as owning property and equality before the law.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  19. I suggest an annual Patterico’s Hutzpah Award, for the most blatant act of inventive hypocrisy. While many years it would go to a Trump or a Clinton, this year the leader is suddenly Mexico.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  20. Well they can have him, I think he’d last a few hours at most in a Mexican sale, so they are pulling a reverse urquidez Vasquez (the camarena case)

    Narciso (72d34b)

  21. If Trump were smart, he’d announce a counter-suit. After all, half of all Americans murdered abroad are murdered in Mexico.

    Between June 2017 and June 2018, 238 Americans died in Mexico, amounting to 29 percent of all U.S. citizens who perished overseas during the period, according to the U.S. Department of State. But in terms of homicide, Mexico looms much larger in the figures: Of the 152 who were murdered overseas during the 12 months in question, exactly half died in Mexico.

    Paul Montagu (35419a)

  22. You don’t think they’d repossess the wall they bought for us, do you?

    Dave (1bb933)

  23. Nah, Mexico can’t sue the United States, we have Section 230 protection.

    nk (dbc370)

  24. Tell them to collect their fees from the Sinaloa cartel, whose well-known depravities radicalized the sons of perfectly law-abiding and non-suspicious Scientologist psychologists.

    White Hat Russian (30bdea)

  25. Maybe Mexico will invade El Paso to rescue their citizens.

    Kevin M (21ca15)

  26. According to a New York Times article, Mexico was talking f=of going to cort to:

    1) Seek the extradition of the El Paso killer (on what grounds? And what for? So they could save him from the death penalty?

    2) Sue the seller of the gun. (on what grounds? And what’s their standing, also? I suppos e they could get power of attorney from afamily member.)

    Of course the real reason is grandstanding.

    Sammy Finkelman (d542b2)

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