Mexico Border – Texas Shooting Case Continues With Supreme Court
Feb 20, 2017 07:48 AM EST
The Supreme Court enters the Mexican border debate with the Texas shooting case, The U.S - Mexican relationship seems to get worse with the recent issues rising. Right after president Donald Trump's order to build a wall across the U.S Mexican border, many Mexican citizens have been protesting against the rule.
According to the Echo Times, it is the 2010 killing of a Mexican teenager by a U.S border patrol agent that made the Supreme Court involve. The teenager named Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca was 15 years old when he was killed without any possible recourse for his distraught parents.
The agent could be possibly sued for damages in violating the teenager's constitutional rights. However, the issue has dragged on for nearly seven years and this is because the shooter and the victim were on the opposite sides of the border, USA Today reported.
The lawyers of Hernandez states that he was playing with three of his friends in a concrete culvert when he was shot. But according to the police agent Mesa and his lawyers Hernandez was throwing rocks at the border patrol agents. There is no other evidence as such except for the cell phone videos that show Hernandez hiding beneath a train trestle and he was shot in the head.
Reports also said that the boy was in a legal no man's land, as for the Supreme Court they will decide if Hernandez's parents have the right to bring the officer into a courtroom. The U.S government had refused extradition for a Mexican court to summon the officer.
Courts have ruled out that Hernandez was constitutionally protected and the officer was unaware that his actions might violate the boy's rights. An investigation by the Arizona Republic states that the Border Patrol Agents and Protection Officers killed at least 42 people out of which 13 were Americans in an eight year period.