Texas Rangers

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Comment by Lee M. Rivera on January 12th, 2011 at 8:29 pm


As of Mexican descent, I heard of the lawlessness history of the Rangers as well of other law enforcement of Texas. The Anglo would use law enforcement to do their bidding. That could encompass land grabbing to eliminating individuals or just falsely making individuals as criminals.

Consequently, the older generation has very little trust for the Rangers and the law enforcement of Texas.

Certainly, times have changed, neverlessless, as an adult I have seen the behavior of law enforcement toward Mexican-American versus the Anglo.

As a kid, I believed in the Texas Rangers. As I was growing up, I was enformed that they were the enmey of the Mexican people because of their lawlessness to them.

I was disappointed to learn that many if not all were killers, gunslingers or criminals. with a badge.


Comment by Sarah Cass on May 23rd, 2011 at 6:41 pm

In reply to Mr. Rivera’s posting. As a born and raised Texan I am very proud of the Texas Rangers. I am sorry Mr. Rivera has chosen to make race an issue.

The history of the Rangers could be attributed to the lawless times in America when it took a hard man to do the job.

My only complaint today is while appearing on television Rangers are often shown wearing their hats indoors. Maybe I have lived too long, but in my day a gentleman removed his hat upon entering a dwelling.

As a member of such a prestigeous and elite group as the Texas Rangers their manners should be above reproach.

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