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On the September 25 edition of his CNN Headline News program, host Glenn Beck, during a discussion with radio host Pat Gray about an illegal immigrant who has been accused of killing a police officer in Houston, asked: "Are you kidding me? We're taking rapists out of your country, and you've got a problem with that, and you're shipping killers to us? Please." Later in the discussion, Gray claimed that "we are in a war with Mexico right now." After Beck agreed that "we better wake up soon," Gray responded: "[O]r we're going to wake up dead."
From the September 25 edition of CNN Headline News' Glenn Beck:
GRAY: So he cuffs him and puts him in the back of his patrol car, patted him down, but he missed, unfortunately -- he made a grave mistake. He missed a 9 mm handgun that was in his waistband. So the guy maneuvers his hands from back behind him around to the front of him, gets his pistol out of his pants, and shoots this officer four times in the face and head and kills him. When the wrecker driver arrived on the scene, he took a shot at him, fortunately missed. Finally, police arrived on the scene. The guy's still trapped in the back of the patrol car, of course, and they take him into custody. And find out that he'd been deported once and came back to shoot and kill a cop. But, you know, keep in mind, they're just good, decent, hard-working, loving people.
BECK: It's really -- I mean, and here we are dealing with -- with Mexico on Dog the Bounty Hunter. Are you kidding me? Are you kidding me? We're taking rapists out of your country, and you've got a problem with that, and you're shipping killers to us? Please.
GRAY: Speaking of which, the guy appeared in court today with three attorneys, two court-appointed, one paid for by the Mexican government, who was there to --
BECK: You're kidding me!
GRAY: No, I'm not. Paid for by -- we are -- we are in a war with Mexico right now. They're the only ones fighting it, of course, but as far as I'm concerned --
BECK: We're in -- you know what, Pat, we are in such denial. You know, you and I have talked so many times about what I call the perfect storm. And we are in denial on every single front. And, my gosh, we better wake up soon.
GRAY: It's -- or we're going to wake up dead is the problem.
BECK: Yeah. Pat, appreciate it. Thank you very much.