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Old 07-08-2006, 07:21 PM
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The new way in is fly to the dominican and take a boat to an island just past puerta rico that is U.S soil.
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31 Cubans and three smugglers aboard at about 6:30 a.m.

The boat ignored orders to stop about 40 miles south of Key West and attempted to ram into the Coast Guard vessel more than five times.
They should all be dead after attemptimg to ram a vessel of the United States.

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A lot of the cubans in miami are all bent out of shape, and the news media doesn't help. For some reason they seem to have missed the fact that the Coast Guard was never shooting at people only at the engines to disable the boat. Which if you ask me they have every right to do especially when the smugglers practially rammed the CG. They also don't realize the smugglers are the ones who caused that death and the 4 injuries. If they had stopped all the passengers wouldn't have been bouncing around during the chase.
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The AZZHOLES are already cying about it............

Woman Dies on Boat Smuggling Cubans Into U.S.
'They Repeatedly Attempted to Ram the Vessel More Than Five Times'

MIAMI (July 9) - A boat overloaded with Cubans being smuggled into the U.S. tried to ram a Coast Guard vessel in rough seas early Saturday, and a woman aboard the boat died, authorities said.

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This handout image from video released by the U.S. Coast Guard shows the Coast Guard vessel, right, and the go-fast boat carrying Cubans off the coast of Boca Chica, Fla., Saturday.

The 36-foot, go-fast boat ignored orders to stop when the Coast Guard tried to intercept it 4 miles south of Boca Chica around 6:30 a.m., said Petty Officer James Judge, a spokesman for the Coast Guard.

Coast Guard crew then fired two shots into the vessel's engine to disable it, he said.

"The boat was bouncing around like crazy. It was very rough, choppy waters," Judge said. "They repeatedly attempted to ram the vessel more than five times, but they never made contact."

The boat carried 31 Cubans and three people authorities said were smugglers.

The woman who died suffered a head injury and severe bruising to her face, and an autopsy was scheduled Sunday.

Judge said three men on the boat were treated for minor injuries. Authorities said none of the injuries was caused by the Coast Guard gunfire. A pregnant woman also was hospitalized, but her condition was not immediately known.

The remaining migrants were still aboard the Coast Guard cutter and will be processed as usual, he said. Under the "wet foot/dry foot" policy, most Cubans who reach U.S. soil are allowed to remain, while those intercepted at sea are generally sent home.
It was not immediately known where in Cuba the migrants began their journey. Go-fast boats from Cuba can typically reach South Florida in a couple hours, Judge said.

"The boat was severely overloaded," he said. "All those add up for dangerous possibilities."

Authorities detained three people as suspected smugglers, though criminal charges were not immediately filed.

"Smugglers often treat migrants as if they were human cargo, with blatant disregard for individual life and safety. This must stop," U.S. Attorney R. Alexander Acosta said in a statement. "The United States Attorney's Office is determined to use all prosecutorial tools at our disposal to investigate and prosecute these smuggling incidents."

A spokesman for the Cuban American National Foundation said the shots fired by the Coast Guard were "of grave concern."

"The people who are culpable are those who engage in the smuggling of humans," said Alfredo Mesa, the group's executive director. "At the same time, we call upon the U.S. Coast Guard to remember that these are human beings fleeing tyranny."
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"A spokesman for the Cuban American National Foundation said the shots fired by the Coast Guard were "of grave concern."

What D-Head!!! What should be of "Grave Concern" is that the "Go-Fast" tried to ram the CG vessel!!!

It is when people put these twisted perspectives on the actions of those trying to protect our country. They may have the right to say what they want but the media should report the facts and not these "twisted truths"!
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Originally Posted by tommymonza
The new way in is fly to the dominican and take a boat to an island just past puerta rico that is U.S soil.
For about half the cost of being smuggled directing from Cuba. Most get travel permission from the Ministry of the Interior (AKA Cuban Secret Police) to anyplace other than the U.S and Cuba, from that place make way onto U.S soil. Mexico is another pop "tourist" travel spot for Cuban's these day's.
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They fire on the vessel to disable the engines.

They do it for their own safety, and for the safety of the victims in the smuggler's boat.

The CG will give repeated warnings to vacate the engine area, in multiple languages, and only fire after all other instructions to "lay to" have been ignored.

I don't know what they use on the RIBs, but I seen em do it from a cutter, with a .50 cal., vs what looked like a large shrimping vessel . . . it was SO friggin cool. 10 or 20 rounds into the engine room, followed by a ton of black smoke. Game over.

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