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Border agents were allowed to use lethal force
Washington Times ^ | 3/9/11 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 03/09/2011 3:44:49 PM PST by Nachum

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and his fellow agents were not under orders to refrain from using lethal force in the gunbattle that led to Agent Terry’s death in December. Testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Miss Napolitano said agents are allowed to use lethal force “if you are under threat of serious injury or death.” She said she herself has asked if the agents involved in the December shootout with bandits on the border in Arizona had their hands tied by orders, and she said the answer is “absolutely not.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: agents; allowed; border; were
My my my... Janet, your nose is growing longer and longer
1 posted on 03/09/2011 3:45:02 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/09/2011 3:45:56 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

It’s hard to believe that she’s stupid enough to believe that her lie won’t be discovered, and fairly soon.


3 posted on 03/09/2011 3:46:34 PM PST by Hardastarboard (Bringing children to America without immigration documents is child abuse. Let's end it.)
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To: Nachum

The ugly Bull Dyke is lying.


4 posted on 03/09/2011 3:46:47 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Nachum

Then why supply them with bean bag rounds at all? Sorry but this stinks to high heaven.

It’s sad and disgusting that a good man died because of the over zealous anti-gun agenda that is being pushed by certain people in our Government.


5 posted on 03/09/2011 3:48:54 PM PST by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Nachum
So Big Sis ... tell me, did you ask the supervisors that get the seat of their pants shiny or the actual agents pounding the ground? I'd bet it was the shiny pants agents.
6 posted on 03/09/2011 3:50:46 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Nachum

Even if true, you apparently need to get killed in order to prove in your subsequent murder trial that you believed you were under threat of death or serious bodily harm.


7 posted on 03/09/2011 3:55:00 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Nachum

Sure, just like it was for Ramos and Campeon. We know what happens to our agents when they shoot at Mexicans.


8 posted on 03/09/2011 3:56:38 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Nachum

Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie, lie-lie-lie. When defending your lefty lies, lie some more... fnckin’ b!tch... go to h3ll...

Isn’t she called janet from another planet?

When I was a kid, I was told that if you tell enough lies you go to jail... I had no idea you could be put in charge of an unconstitutional gov. department...let alone a freakin’ governor... I forsee gen. pop. Leavenworth ( thats a man, baby! )...


9 posted on 03/09/2011 3:57:00 PM PST by waterhill (Up the Irons!)
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To: Nachum

hmmm......so they were supposed to hold them off with just Bean bag guns.......while waiting for Lethal Homeland Security Air Support ????


10 posted on 03/09/2011 3:57:20 PM PST by sbark
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To: Nachum
With Beanbags?! I hate this administration.
11 posted on 03/09/2011 4:09:56 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Nachum

she takes her orders from Obama. he is Pinnochobama.


12 posted on 03/09/2011 4:10:21 PM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: BCR #226

What about Bush 43 and his administration’s campaign against Ramos and Compean on the word of a dirtbag illegal alien drug dealer?


13 posted on 03/09/2011 4:15:24 PM PST by WMarshal (Where is the next Sam Adams?)
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To: Nachum
With Beanbags?! I hate this administration.
14 posted on 03/09/2011 4:16:50 PM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: Nachum
Lethal force with rubber bullets and beanbags!

Big Sis, YOU LIE!

What amazes me is that these adinistration sycophants are willing to support the Zero administration, to their own destruction.

Janet, do you really think that you will get a big time job after this display of total mediocrity?

Oh, sorry, I forgot that you might have a place in lobbyist, or government “analyst” with MSNBC

15 posted on 03/09/2011 4:18:53 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips Sink Ships)
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To: WMarshal

Considering how angry I am at Bush over the Patriot Act... Just add it to the pile.

I’m tired of our Government, be it controlled by the Democrats or Republicans, infringing on our Rights.


16 posted on 03/09/2011 4:58:31 PM PST by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: Nachum
BRIAN TERRY WAS KILLED BY THE ATF, and only incidentally by Mexican criminals..

Google "operation gunrunner" and learn who the REAL thugs and criminals are, here.

17 posted on 03/09/2011 4:58:40 PM PST by AK_47_7.62x39 (There are many moderate Muslims, but there is no such thing as a moderate Islam. -- Geert Wilders)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
"...just like it was for Ramos and Campeon. We know what happens to our agents when they shoot at Mexicans."

Deserves a repeat!

18 posted on 03/09/2011 5:01:33 PM PST by TruthConquers ( Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Nachum

Then why were they armed with beanbags?


19 posted on 03/09/2011 5:33:54 PM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Nachum
Miss Napolitano declined to talk about reports that some of the agents were only armed with beanbag rounds. She said the ongoing investigation meant she could not comment on such details.
20 posted on 03/09/2011 6:11:19 PM PST by ColdOne (AZamericonnie took my tagline & won't give it back!":))
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To: WMarshal

That also was a disgrace & I will bet 5 bucks to a jelly donut that what happened to those two Border Patrol agents was in the back of the minds & raising doubts with the agents invovled in the shoot out that got agent Terry killed.


21 posted on 03/09/2011 6:57:02 PM PST by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: Nachum

what poor Janet didn’t say was that the boarder patrol HAD to use non lethal methods before the real ones.


22 posted on 03/10/2011 11:30:37 AM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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