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Posted: 1/26/2006 1:34:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 1:58:35 PM EDT by Mister44]
ok ok - so they were unarmed - but that is still funny...

www.kirotv.com/news/6463903/detail.html


Man Caught After Chase At Border Held On $2M Bail

POSTED: 7:47 am PST January 26, 2006

BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Bail has been set at $2 million for one of two men sought in a California homicide, and the other has been released from a hospital and jailed following a chase that ended in a shootout at the U.S.-Canada border.

Jose Antonio Barajas, 22, of Mexico, and Ishtiaq Hussain, 38, of Pakistan, were arrested Tuesday after a car pursued by a Whatcom County sheriff's deputy accelerated to 100 mph, drove through a spike strip designed to flatten the tires, failed to stop at a border checkpoint and tore into Peace Arch Park.

On Wednesday a Whatcom County Superior Court judge set Barajas' bail at $1 million for a fugitive warrant from California and another $1 million for investigation of two counts of first-degree assault and one of eluding law enforcement. Hussain's bail hearing was pending.

They had been sought in the shooting death of Ashok Malhotra, 43, on Saturday in an apartment in Richmond, Calif., and police believed they might try to flee the country. Two Richmond detectives have been sent to interview the pair and begin extradition proceedings, Richmond police Lt. Mark Gagan told The Contra Costa Times newspaper.

A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent fired his gun, wounding Hussain, and a sheriff's deputy blocked the fleeing vehicle with his squad car. The crossing, the busiest on the northern border west of Detroit, was closed for more than 10 hours as traffic was diverted to another crossing a mile to the east.

The vehicle had been reported stolen in the San Francisco Bay area, Gagan said.

About 20 Canadian border guards, who are unarmed, fled for safety as the chase neared the border, an official of the union representing the guards confirmed.

A prominent member of Canada's incoming Conservative government said the party will stand behind its promise to arm the country's border guards.

Vic Toews, who will soon be a part of the government after serving as opposition justice critic in the Canadian parliament, said he did not relish the sight of border guards leaving their posts, although managers took over and officials insisted that security was never compromised.

Steve Pellerin-Fowlie, vice president of the Customs Excise Union, told The Canadian Press about 20 guards were involved. He welcomed the move to provide border guards with firearms.

Canada's labor code gives workers the right to refuse to remain on the job if they feel they are in imminent danger.

"What we've been calling for years is the tools that will provide the maximum amount of safety possible," Pellerin-Fowlie said.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:36:07 PM EDT
DUDE why are they unarmed??? They can buy $300 Chinese M1As from Marstar!

I'd have several dozen by now!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:38:34 PM EDT
LOL, "run away, run away!"
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:51:08 PM EDT
If my employer didn't allow me the means to protect myself on duty I'd get the fuck out of there too.

It's called common sense.

I would have figured this would be one topic you 'mercans would understand.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:55:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
DUDE why are they unarmed??? They can buy $300 Chinese M1As from Marstar!

I'd have several dozen by now!




What!?!?!? I want one, or two...or three!!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:57:19 PM EDT
unarmed= run away. the only sensible thing to do.

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:58:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rmstrjim:
If my employer didn't allow me the means to protect myself on duty I'd get the fuck out of there too.

It's called common sense.

I would have figured this would be one topic you 'mercans would understand.



We do understand the FLEEING part, its the UNARMED part that causes us a great deal of concern.......

Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:11:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Head_Space:

Originally Posted By rmstrjim:
If my employer didn't allow me the means to protect myself on duty I'd get the fuck out of there too.

It's called common sense.

I would have figured this would be one topic you 'mercans would understand.



We do understand the FLEEING part, its the UNARMED part that causes us a great deal of concern.......


they are mostly of french blood though. That explains a lot
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:12:14 PM EDT
I loved the "security wasn't compromised" quote! he he he

That slays me...

NO, 20 running guards is a sign of airtight security!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:16:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By macman37:
DUDE why are they unarmed??? They can buy $300 Chinese M1As from Marstar!

I'd have several dozen by now!



$300 m-14s... wow!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:20:50 PM EDT
Sounds like good work from our side though...
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:22:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 2:38:52 PM EDT by Lord_Grey_Boots]

Originally Posted By 52brandon:

Originally Posted By Head_Space:

Originally Posted By rmstrjim:
If my employer didn't allow me the means to protect myself on duty I'd get the fuck out of there too.

It's called common sense.

I would have figured this would be one topic you 'mercans would understand.



We do understand the FLEEING part, its the UNARMED part that causes us a great deal of concern.......


they are mostly of french blood though.



How do you figure that?
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:37:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 52brandon:

Originally Posted By Head_Space:

Originally Posted By rmstrjim:
If my employer didn't allow me the means to protect myself on duty I'd get the fuck out of there too.

It's called common sense.

I would have figured this would be one topic you 'mercans would understand.



We do understand the FLEEING part, its the UNARMED part that causes us a great deal of concern.......


they are mostly of french blood though. That explains a lot



You obviously aren't aware of where this took place.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 2:43:19 PM EDT
And it never would have happened if the driver knew his right from his left and turned South on I-5.
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