Eight Dead After Car Strikes Crowd in Texas

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    The Facts

    • A driver ran into pedestrians standing at a bus stop outside a migrant shelter in southern Texas on Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring ten, in an incident that police are investigating as being possibly intentional.

    • A spokesperson for the Brownsville Police Department said on Monday that 34-year-old George Alvarez has been charged with 8 counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of aggravated assault.

    The Spin

    Left narrative

    This intentional act of violence against migrants comes amidst a discourse of intolerance in anticipation of the expiration of Title 42. No one, no matter their immigration status deserves to be the victim of a violent crime.

    Right narrative

    While a tragic incident, there is no evidence that this crash was intentional or politically motivated. Brownsville is in a state of emergency because of an extreme influx of migrants in recent weeks. The fact that those who died were migrants could just be a tragic consequence of the pandemonium at the border.

    Political split



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