West California, Part 2
The violence along this part of the border is almost comical.
In the photo below we have a bright, sunny July day at the U.S.
/ Mexico border at California's Border Field State Park. Please
note that the entire California State Park is devoid
of park visitors except a covy of well armed U.S. Border Patrol
Agents in five vehicles including three paddy wagons with special
air filtration systems and stainless steel interiors for their
"White sandy beach" combined with "fluids that
spontaneously combust" do not make for a happy vacation holiday.
This California park does teem with wildlife,
but most is on two legs. Sundays can be interesting and California
State Parks Ranger Robert F. Freeman has even tossed people out
of the park because they were making too much noise (they were
singing church songs). On one October ninth, he was quoted by
the San Diego Union newspaper's staff writer Rita Gillmon as saying:
"It is for their own protection... The border isn't a
good place to do this kind of thing. There are people riding around
down there (Mexico) with guns and they may not understand."