I knew that things were getting out of control along the San Diego-Tijuana border, but recently things have taken a turn for the worse. According to the AP:
In an escalation of clashes between U.S. Border Patrol agents and
rock-throwing smugglers, agents have begun launching pepper spray and tear
gas into densely populated Mexican border neighborhoods, according to
witnesses, Mexican authorities and human rights groups.
The more aggressive approach reflects the tense climate in this city’s most
notorious smuggling neighborhood, Colonia Libertad, where U.S. agents say
they have had to counter human traffickers’ increasingly aggressive tactics by ramping up their own use of force.
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