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Dying To Come to America For a Better Life

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  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants outside a Walmart in San Antonio was charged Monday in the deaths of 10 of his passengers and could face the death penalty.

    kob.com/national/8-people-found-dead-in...

    120 degrees Fahrenheit inside of a trailer. A total disregard fro human life.

    If convicted, maybe the offender (trucker) should be incarcerated in the hottest prison available, no fan, very little water, a bologna sandwich once in a while, no a/c. See how he likes being stuck in a hot box.

  • Center Left
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    Central, FL
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    Driver was from Florida and was in Texas. He knows heat and discomfort. Another example of lesser people being abused.

    I like the idea of making the driver suffer in similar conditions.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    Definitely, if anyone knows Florida, it's hot, humid and sticky. I do hope the trucker spills his guts and tells the authorities who the contacts were. Who paid him, how much, etc..

    My other question is how did this truck make it through our border control checkpoint? I'm guessing they do not x-ray all semi trucks.

    I owned a van when living in New Mexico, the border patrol checkpoint near Las Cruces always looked in the back of my chevy when we went through. They even had dogs sniff around my doors and tires, and they used a mirror to look under the van.

    Some border inspector's head should roll for this one too. Someone really messed up there.

  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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    Dock; it is quite simple; the custom people were part of the "game" It happens all the time; this is the country of "money" they kill for money. Comprende!!
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    Dutch Wrote: Dock; it is quite simple; the custom people were part of the "game" It happens all the time; this is the country of "money" they kill for money. Comprende!!
    Might have been Dutch. A 60 year old trucker, doesn't know he has 120 people in the trailer when they're pounding on the walls and screaming for their lives? Authorities need to find out which people were involved in this and prosecute them too.
  • Independent
    Washington
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    TJ Wrote:

    I like the idea of making the driver suffer in similar conditions.

    I can understand the justified anger, yet I think that is how those those who torture people are able to do it, they 100% believe that the targets of torture deserve it, and how the Bush administration justified "enhanced Interrogation" methods.

    What I read is that the driver did not load the truck, he was just the assigned driver. I have no idea what if he is telling the truth or not, but if he knew they were there, its pretty much assured that he will be spending the rest of his life in prison, which would be a scary place to be given the Mexican prison gangs who will be looking to impose their own justice.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Kenosha, WI
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    A truck driver's responsibility is to check his load when he hooks up a trailer. The procedure is to get the warehouse supervisor or whomever is in charge of the trailer at the point of hooking it up, to open the trailer doors so both can inspect and confirm the load, even if the trailer has a lock or a seal on it. The driver is responsible for what is or is not in the trailer.

    Watch the video

    ksat.com/news/local-truck-driver-says-t...