Pirates is such a derogatory term. These people are really just an 'undocumented military/police force'. All they are doing is trying to earn a little money to feed their family. They are doing a job that no American is doing either; namely patrolling the border. It would be nice if they were trying to stop the drug/gun/human smugglers instead of just taking a cut while harassing the other boaters in the area, but baby steps. Do not do anything crazy like trying to stop them because that would be both racist and discriminatory.
(yes, I am being sarcastic)
"The waters of Falcon Lake normally beckon boaters with waterskiing and world-record bass fishing. But this holiday weekend, fishermen on the waters that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border are on the lookout for something more sinister: pirates.
Twice in recent weeks, fishermen have been robbed at gunpoint by marauders that the local sheriff says are "spillover" from fighting between rival Mexican drug gangs.
Boaters are concerned about their safety, and the president of the local Chamber of Commerce is trying to assure people that everything's fine on the U.S. side of the lake.
At the fishing camp his family has owned for 50 years, Jack Cox now sleeps with a loaded shotgun at his feet and a handgun within reach."