Horrific Video From El Paso Texas Shooting
Horrific Images Video from El Paso Texas Shooting: Mexico’s government said it considers shooting at a crowded department store in El Paso, Texas that left seven of its citizens dead an “act of terrorism” against Mexicans and hopes it will lead to changes in U.S. gun laws.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that Mexico will respect the debate that will unfold in the United States following Saturday’s attack that killed a total of 20 people, but he believes the discussion could lead to change north of the border.
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Son imágenes, algunas de ellas explícitas, del tiroteo indiscriminado que sacudió en la noche del sábado un centro comercial de El Paso, en el estado de Texas (EEUU). Su autor, que fue detenido, es un joven "lleno de odio y racismo", en palabras de la Policía. ⠀ ⠀ En un texto que se le atribuye y que se ha difundido después de la matanza -20 muertos y 26 heridos-, el autor confeso hace referencia al 'Great Replacement', una teoría conspiratoria esgrimida por supremacistas blancos y que asegura que las personas de ascendencia europea están siendo sustituidas. ⠀ ⠀ #tiroteo #elpaso #elpasoshooting #violencia #racismo #racism
“There could be a change to their laws because it is stunning what is happening, unfortunate and very powerful,” Lopez Obrador said. “I don’t rule out that they could change their constitution and laws. These are new times; you have to always be adjusting the legal aspects to the new reality.”
Many in Mexico were reeling Sunday from revelations that the shooting appeared to have been aimed at Hispanics and Mexicans in particular.
Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard urged the U.S. government to establish a “clear and convincing position against hate crimes” after what he labeled “an act of terrorism” against Mexicans
Late Sunday, Ebrard raised the death toll of Mexican citizens to seven, along with seven wounded.
The government said the change was the result of the identification process. Ebrard was scheduled to travel to El Paso later Monday to meet with families of the victims.
“Mexico is outraged,” he said.
Ebrard said Mexico would take legal action against the business that sold the shooter the gun and that its Attorney General’s Office would take legal action declaring it an act of terrorism against Mexican citizens. This would give Mexican prosecutors access to information about the case, Ebrard said.
Then the Attorney General would decide whether to pursue the shooter’s extradition to Mexico.
“For Mexico, this individual is a terrorist,” Ebrard said.
Just minutes before the rampage, U.S. investigators believe the shooter posted a rambling online manifesto in which he railed against a perceived “invasion” of Hispanics coming into the U.S. He then allegedly targeted a shopping area in El Paso that is about 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the main border checkpoint with Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
Tens of thousands of Mexicans cross the border legally each day to work and shop in the city of 680,000 full-time residents, and El Paso County is more than 80% Latino, according to the latest census data.
The Mexican victims were identified as Sara Esther Regalado of Ciudad Juarez; Adolfo Cerros HernÃ¡ndez of Aguascalientes; Jorge Calvillo GarcÃa of Torreon, Coahuila; Elsa Mendoza de la Mora of Yepomera, Chihuahua; Gloria Irma Marquez of Ciudad Juarez; MarÃa Eugenia Legarreta of the city of Chihuahua; and Ivan Filiberto Manzano of Ciudad Juarez. Other victims may have also been of Mexican descent.
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Your argument is invalid when: There have been MORE mass shootings than DAYS in the year. HUMANS are being killed by WHITE males who LEGALLY obtained AR’s in our country. FUCK the walk, FUCK the “immigration crisis and FUCK the HATE being tolerated in this country. #ElPasoShooting #DaytonShooting #GilroyShooting #UnitedStatesofDeathTolls
As the news dominated weekend headlines, some in Mexico said the shooting was the result of the simmering resentment that President Donald Trump had stirred early into his presidential campaign when he called Mexicans coming into the U.S. “rapists” and “criminals.” The U.S.-Mexico relationship was only further strained after he took office and vowed to build a border wall and slap tariffs on Mexican imports.
On Sunday, LÃ³pez Obrador chose his words carefully when speaking of the shooting.
“In spite of the pain, the outrage” that Mexicans are feeling, he said, the U.S. is headed toward elections and Mexico doesn’t want to interfere in the “internal affairs” of other countries. He also said the events in Texas reaffirmed his conviction that “social problems shouldn’t be confronted with the use of force and by inciting hate.”
Former President Felipe CalderÃ³n said via Twitter that regardless of whether the shooting is a hate crime, Trump “should stop his hate speech. He should stop stigmatizing others.”
Amatza Gutierrez, a student from the Mexican capital, said the idea of a shooter targeting Mexicans because of their ethnicity gives her goosebumps.
“I don’t understand why anyone would go to that extreme,” the 24-year-old said.