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Brownsville Police Identify Man Accused of Driving Car Into Crowd, Killing Eight Migrants

Brownsville Police Identify Man Accused of Driving Car Into Crowd, Killing Eight Migrants

“Alvarez, whom police said has a long rap sheet, has been formally charged and arraigned on eight counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”

Brownsville, TX, police identified the man accused of driving his car into a crowd outside a migrant shelter. Eight people died:

George Alvarez, 34, was behind the wheel of the Range Rover that struck 18 people, killing eight, outside Brownsville’s Ozanam Center, a shelter for migrants and homeless people in the community, Brownsville Police Chief Felix Sauceda told reporters Monday.

Alvarez, whom police said has a long rap sheet, has been formally charged and arraigned on eight counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was already charged with reckless driving in the early stages of the investigation.

The victims were waiting at a city bus stop next to the center at roughly 8:30 a.m. Sunday, when the crash occurred.

Police Chief Felix Sauceda said they are still waiting for toxicology results “to determine whether Alvarez was intoxicated,” and he could not discuss any motive.

Alvarez’s bond is $3,600,000.

The crash also injured 10 people:

With no bench at the unmarked city bus stop, some of the victims were sitting on the curb around 8:30 a.m. when the driver hit them, surveillance video from the Bishop Enrique San Pedro Ozanam Center showed. Brownsville police investigator Martin Sandoval, who confirmed the latest death Sunday evening, said police did not know whether the collision was intentional.

Shelter director Victor Maldonado said the SUV ran up the curb, flipped and continued moving for about 200 feet. Some people walking on the sidewalk about 30 feet from the main group were also hit, Maldonado said.

“This SUV, a Range Rover, just ran the light that was about 100 feet away and just went through the people who were sitting there in the bus stop,” said Maldonado, who reviewed the shelter’s surveillance video.


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Long rap sheet? Why was he out of jail? Drunk, maybe. Menace to society many times over.

SeymourButz | May 8, 2023 at 5:19 pm

Another rogue white supremacist!

    alaskabob in reply to SeymourButz. | May 8, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    Spending too much time in the sun for that tan you white supremist. Oh… let’s take a look at those tats bro. How does a “hispanic” get to be part of an anti-hispanic group? Only the FBI can create that.

      bigskydoc in reply to alaskabob. | May 8, 2023 at 11:09 pm

      Maybe he “identifies as white.” Can you do that now, or have we not got to that chapter of Revelations yet?

    diversitist (i.e. color judgment, class-based bigotry), including: racist, sexist, ageist

    rabid diversitist, including: color supremacist, masculinist/feminist, abortionist

    LibraryGryffon in reply to SeymourButz. | May 9, 2023 at 10:12 am

    If that’s his booking photo, he looks drunk in it.

    And is he an immigrant, as I saw elsewhere, and if so, is he here legally? Though with a rap sheet like that, his legal immigration status (assuming he was here legally) should have been revoked and he should have been deported.

    And immigrant or citizen, with that rap sheet, why was he out?

CommoChief | May 8, 2023 at 5:31 pm

Events like this, as tragic as they are, make a very clear cut, persuasive case for a return to longer sentences, far less opportunities for parole or probation and for removing a great deal of discretion on sentencing from judges and juries.

E Howard Hunt | May 8, 2023 at 5:31 pm

He doesn’t strike me as a high IQ aristocrat.

Another Ultra-MAGA White Nationalist, clearly

Very tragic any loss of life.
But you know Marxists had their hopes it was a mass murder from a “white supremacists”

Jail the people who push for short jail sentences and easy parole.

“Alvarez, whom police said has a long rap sheet, has been formally charged and arraigned on eight counts of manslaughter and 10 counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon”

Who, not whom.

The modern rule is if you can’t tell whether it should be “who” or “whom,” use “who.” “Who” is always acceptable except after fronted prepositions:
For who the bell tolls is wrong, but who the bell tolls for is okay.

It’s a deadly stylistic error to use “whom” when it should be “who.”

    That’s a quote, so we can’t change it. I guess we could add a [sic] to it, though.

    hrhdhd in reply to rhhardin. | May 9, 2023 at 8:45 am

    No, “whom” is correct. The clause already has a subject: “police.”

    I would like to see the hyphen on the poster (“In-custody” [sic]) removed.

      henrybowman in reply to hrhdhd. | May 9, 2023 at 8:27 pm

      Oh, geez. Please don’t torture the grammar.
      Rule of thumb: unwind the sentence, invert its order.
      “Alvarez, whom police said has a long rap sheet,”
      “Police said Alvarez has a long rap sheet”
      “Police said him has a long rap sheet”
      Nope. It would be “he,” therefore the proper word is “who.”

See Derbyshire on what’s called a white supremacist these days. Only one category of those is malevolent.

A possible secret plus side here is that the survivor family members will be able to sue the state of Texas, or even the U.S. for a big payout.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | May 8, 2023 at 6:51 pm

He looks like a nice guy. Probably had a heart murmur or a sneezing fit. That’ll do it.

I’m baffled why they’re charging manslaughter. It really should be murder, and come down from there if it was found to be an accident.
If he was high or drunk, it should be murder in the first. He knowingly got high/drunk, then drove knowing the state he was in.

amatuerwrangler | May 8, 2023 at 7:32 pm

To be technical, the listed charges do not make sense. I will admit overwhelming ignorance to Texas criminal law, but the charges do not correspond to the statement of the police.
1. Assault usually is a crime of intent; one means to do it. So the guy is charged with assault when the police do not know why he did it.
2. If there is evidence to satisfy the assault charges, why only manslaughter? Assault implies intent, and doing something intentionally that a normal person would conclude would cause loss of life, then why not some degree of murder?

Again, I don’t know TX law, but in CA (where I once dealt with this s–t, the charges would be different. That was almost 30 years ago, so today the guy would be out with a citation in his pocket, in CA.

No, I don’t live there anymore. Guess why.

Can’t wait to see which Narrative the Joseph Goebbels media will go with:

1. The perp was on his way to register for classes at a local community college and turn his life around when he suffered a seizure brought on by a lack of affordable medical care.

2. The perp is a white supremacist who was personally recruited by Trump to commit murder.

The Gentle Grizzly | May 8, 2023 at 7:42 pm

Show of hands: how many of you think the Republican administration, with Republican controlled houses of Congress, will reverse all of this nonsense?

Suburban Farm Guy | May 8, 2023 at 8:52 pm

When will these refugees learn? Don’t come to America. It’s too dangerous!

Another illegal most likely, wonder if he was on his way to adopt a baby, and just got overwhelmed with emotions and started crying and sniffling and got so choked up his eyes got blurred for just one moment…

Just one moment in time…

We just can’t get enough of them

Maybe he had a green card, helped by some awful nice American citizen

Take a look at this sweetheart, I’m pretty sure he’s ms13, but what do I know

“Authority’s” think he might be anti migrations

Hmmm, doesn’t go with the program

Watch how fast this disappears. Now, about those 6 Christians that were murdered by a mentally ill guy…..

Robert Powers | May 9, 2023 at 8:18 am

How in the world did he afford a Range Rover??? He must have had a good paying job teaching Sunday school or won the lottery, or saved up his vote democrap payments & protest payments for cash….just askin….

Heck, I’d like to be able to afford a Range Rover!

    Camperfixer in reply to Robert Powers. | May 9, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Dealing in Fentanyl…like Floyd was before he was “murdered by cop”. If the cretinous politicians erect a monument to this criminal we’ll know. Wonder if they searched the vehicle.

    diver64 in reply to Robert Powers. | May 9, 2023 at 11:15 am

    I see a lot of illegals driving new trucks, cars etc far better than I can afford. If your paid in cash and get free housing, medical, food etc that leaves a lot for a ride especially if you live 10 to a house and everyone pools their EBT selling the excess half price to other illegals

Camperfixer | May 9, 2023 at 10:13 am

No surprise, look at this piece of human debris (h/t Rush)…with a long rap sheet (no jail for this criminal but go after regular folks defending themselves while these types run free to wreak havoc).

He “looks like” (yes, in this instance we can judge a book by its cover) he might even have been a Bribe-Em Asylum Seeking Sojourner (A.S.S.), aka. ‘new Dem Voter’.

OoooK. Long list of criminal charges, got it.

Now tell us if he was an illegal alien. And then explain why the hell he was still in this country if he was.

    henrybowman in reply to Gosport. | May 9, 2023 at 8:33 pm

    He had to keep the other 23 million illegal aliens (that Biden is letting live here) company.

Thad Jarvis | May 9, 2023 at 4:59 pm

And he was JUST on his way to defend his dissertation!