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US Border Patrol Supervisor Confesses to Executing Four Women
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=47167"><span class="small">Danielle McLean, ThinkProgress</span></a>   
Monday, 17 September 2018 13:24

McLean writes: "A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) supervisor was arrested Saturday after he confessed to driving four women to desolate highway areas in and around Laredo, Texas where he was stationed and executing them with a handgun, according to Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz."

McAllen, Texas. (photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
McAllen, Texas. (photo: John Moore/Getty Images)


US Border Patrol Supervisor Confesses to Executing Four Women

By Danielle McLean, ThinkProgress

17 September 18


He is the second Border Patrol agent from the Laredo sector to be accused of mass murders this year.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) supervisor was arrested Saturday after he confessed to driving four women to desolate highway areas in and around Laredo, Texas where he was stationed and executing them with a handgun, according to Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz.

According to Buzzfeed, authorities described Juan David Ortiz, a Navy veteran who joined Border Patrol a decade ago, as a “serial killer” who preyed on sex workers he picked up at Laredo- area bus stops and parking lots. His victims included a transgender woman.

Ortiz, 35, was hired after CBP relaxed its hiring standards following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which officials say allowed bad actors to join its ranks, according to the report. He is the second CBP agent from the Laredo sector to be accused of mass murders this year. Another supervisor from the sector, Ronald Anthony Burgos-Aviles, was arrested in April on two capital murder charges after he was accused of killing his 27-year-old romantic partner and their one-year-old child, according to the Laredo Morning News.

Officials say Ortiz, who is married and has children, shot the victims with a handgun in the head or the face while he was off-duty between September 3 and September 15. One of the bodies was found behind a gravel pit along the highway. Melissa Ramirez and Claudine Ann Luera were among the victims, Buzzfeed reported. The others have not yet been identified.

A fifth victim was able to escape from Ortiz after he stopped his pickup truck at a gas station and pointed his gun at her. Ortiz had driven the woman to a gas station a few blocks away from a CBP facility, and pointed his pistol at her. The victim was subsequently able to escape from his grasp by removing her shirt, at which point. she tracked down a state trooper for assistance.

Ortiz was found hiding out in the bed of his truck in a hotel parking garage, Buzzfeed reported.

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+6 # Kootenay Coyote 2018-09-18 10:23
CPB: just another criminal police organization.
 
 
+3 # PCPrincess 2018-09-18 11:42
Humanity on display. We are a species with a HUGE disparity amongst us. That we can ever hope to use one set of rules to cover these vast differences properly is a pipe dream.

(forgive me here from going off topic of the crimes committed by the man in this article, to elaborate what reading stories like this daily makes me think and feel)

As a species we have tendencies to overindulge, harm ourselves purposefully, make terrible decisions, fly into fits of rage, succumb to greed, jealousy, and hatred, get sucked into mob mentality and mob violence, and many other less-than desirable traits. It is no wonder we can't elect decent leaders.

It is for this reason, that we MUST find a way to connect those of us with intellect, empathy, and the ability to reason and think critically so that, as a group, we can find ways to start fixing the messes the others make. The only way to do this, is if we can find a way to free us up from the Hell that is our current capitalistic system which sucks every bit of energy and enthusiasm (and time) from us, thus keeping us from grouping together. We must press full-on for a UBI to start with. (/end off-topic tidbit)
 
 
+7 # chapdrum 2018-09-18 12:41
Trump's influence, writ large.
But it's okay, Congress. It's okay, Supreme Court. Just let him stay in power, sit back and continue to do nothing, while murderers, thieves and con men run our country into the ground.