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What are the numbers suggesting?
In America, how safe are we? And for how long? Mexican cartel driving in Phoenix with Barrett .50 cal passed an Arizona State Trooper.
Border Patrol agents have come under fire several times in recent weeks from shooters in Mexico, a development taken as a sign that cartels are becoming increasingly reckless and desperate to smuggle people and drugs into the United States.
Agents working in the mountains south of San Diego, California, were shot at on Aug. 9 after taking a group of illegal immigrants into custody near Otay Mountain. Then, early Monday, agents were shot at in a second incident while attempting to make repairs on a damaged spot in the border wall. The gunshots were from about 60 feet away. No one was taken into custody in either incident, according to Border Patrol’s parent agency, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
An agent based in El Paso was shot at 20 times while he was on patrol at 3 a.m. on Aug. 6.
Camera footage revealed two people shooting with high-caliber rifles
across the Rio Grande, which divides both countries. The two suspects fled the scene after, and the agent was uninjured. Three days later, another agent in El Paso was in his vehicle when shooters opened fire five times at his vehicle after midnight. Neither agent was injured. In all the incidents, the shooters were thought to be in Mexico. Because law enforcement agents were targeted, the FBI is investigating.