Skip to comments.Jewish American Border Officer Suffers Anti-Semitism
Posted on 03/18/2008 11:19:23 AM PDT by Nachum
(IsraelNN.com) Jewish U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Officer Brian Israel, a border officer on the Canadian-American border is sueing the US Border Patrol after years of anti-Semitic abise.
According to VIN News, "Officer Israel was subjected to anti-Semitic activity almost immediately [upon being hired ten years ago]. He found swastikas and Waffen SS lighting stripes on his locker, and was regularly sent out by his management to clear 'his people' when the 'smelly Jew Bus' (typically vehicles operated by Heiman's Bus Service or other companies from Brooklyn) [arrived]."
The report continues: "Though Israel is a life-long public servant with stints in the U.S. Navy, U.S. Treasury Police and U.S. Federal Air Marshal Service under his belt, and the recipient of various awards, citations, commendations and medals for his military and federal law enforcement service, that didn't stop him from getting fired in July 2007 based on two 2005 incidentsone in which even fellow officers testified that Israel was in the right after being assaulted by a Canadian traveler, and a second, more ominous event in which a violent Algerian national who was a security threat destroyed a border radiation detector by driving his car into it at 70 miles an hour. Both cases led to Israel's dismissal for 'excessive force,' with even the government not denying that a file of the worthy officer's list of blatant anti-Semitic experiences at his comrades' hands does exist."
Officer Israel, a religious Jew and son of Holocaust survivors, says that the only reason he was fired is because he constantly complained against his supervisors for the continuous anti-Semitic remarks. His court case, which has cost him $80,000 in legal fees, will end with a verdict on March 31st, 2008.
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What constituted “excessing force?”
We are not getting the whole story here...
Too bad we citizens can’t force teh offending members of this particular Borders-R-Us bunch to pay the jury award which is sure to occur.
“What constituted excessing force?”
Well, if a Muslim of a jihad decides to use a 70 mph vehicle, perhaps excess force was something on the order of an anti-tank missile?
It appears any action taken in self-defense by a border patrolmen against criminal aliens is considered “excessive force.” Israel’s lucky he’s not in prison with Ramos and Compean.
Not that these things don’t happen, but I’ll wait for more details, or at least a verdict.
Why is his attorney not willing to represent him on a contingency basis. This is very telling.
Bingo, I dont believe any of the anti-Semitic stuff. Hes just grasping at straws to save his job.
The Canadians are worse than the U.S. and the French-speaking Canadians are the worst of all.
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That would seem appropriate..
I agree that this seems very telling, and my BS meter is getting a noticable reading. But then again, I don't trust reporters to get the story straight. I think it may be somewhat garbled.
"with even the government not denying that a file of the worthy officer's list of blatant anti-Semitic experiences at his comrades' hands does exist."
This effectively proves that your theory is wrong. There was a history of complaints. He did not make up the complaints after the fact as you suggest "to save his job". And, BTW, why would you say "I don't believe any of the anti-Semitic stuff?" Do you mean it didn't happen? Couldn't happen? Is there something in the story that suggests fabrication? Are border patrol agents too good to be anti-Semites? Curious to hear your theories.
Yep, maybe the guy is just a jerk.
I find it hard to believe that the MSM isn't leaping over itself to report antisemitism in the Bush Administration. Could the reason be that the fired officer did a good job in keeping potential Islamic terrorists out of the country, and is therefore considered unworthy of any coverage by the MSM?
I don't know which part of the story you're missing or why you gratuitously call this guy a jerk. You should read the press release for a more detailed account of how this guy's case sounds a lot like Ramos' and Campeon's in terms of the government siding with the bad guys.