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ICE Shooter Described As ‘Rogue Agent
OCRegister ^ | March 2, 2012 Updated: March 3, 9:00 a.m. | BRUCE CHAMBERS, CINDY CARCAMO

Posted on 03/03/2012 2:03:27 PM PST by fight_truth_decay

An immigration agent killed after he shot his manager during a work dispute last month is being described as a "rogue agent" who became the subject of several complaints by immigrant rights attorneys after he oversaw a 2010 workplace raid in Fullerton, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California officials said Friday.

ACLU officials accuse Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Ezequiel Garcia of using abusive and intimidation tactics toward immigrant workers after a workplace enforcement action at Terra Universal, a Fullerton manufacturing company, according to a federal court amended complaint document filed Thursday.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aclu; documentfraud; ezequielgarcia; ice; ins; terrauniversal

1 posted on 03/03/2012 2:03:34 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: fight_truth_decay

Any agent that enforces immigration law the way it is supposed to be enforced is a rogue agent.

2 posted on 03/03/2012 2:07:27 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: Ajnin

Law enforcement is pretty simple at it’s core. Intimidation is an essential element. When that fails then weapons come into play.

This is total BS.

3 posted on 03/03/2012 2:42:09 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: fight_truth_decay

So he went postal when he was persecuted for enforcing the immigration laws?

4 posted on 03/03/2012 2:57:40 PM PST by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Another take on the shooting.

5 posted on 03/03/2012 3:45:26 PM PST by petenmi
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To: fight_truth_decay
Garcia attempted to murder one of his supervisors.
There are no indications, or even whispered rumors, that his actions were those of a lethal self-defense nature.

So, no hero/martyr status.

If any of his former co-workers were/are aware of extensive supervisory and/or agency misconduct, and did not act, then now is the time for them to stand up and correct the problems, the right way, or resign, enmasse.

6 posted on 03/03/2012 7:22:17 PM PST by sarasmom (
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To: sarasmom
If this guy had committed suicide instead he would have been a martyr. In the months leading up to the incident the guy he shot had jacked him up over his work, moved him to an office adding 90 minutes to his commute, and then was writing paper on him over something. He was a well liked supervisor with 25 years on the job. All accounts I hear is that the guy he shot is universally hated and that a multitude of agents are "keeping book" on the guy.

The head shed at ICE, which was given a vote of no confidence by the agents association, is protecting Kozak against multiple complaints. Maybe, as Danny DeVito once put it, he has decided to "play ball."

No excuse for what he did, but I think it important why he went to such extremes.

7 posted on 03/03/2012 8:24:01 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit
Hope all those “multitudes of agents” silently “keeping book” are very proud of themselves, every payday, for the rest of their lives.
(That was sarcasm, in case you didn't get it)

What really happened here USNBandit?

Did your “association” not act as they should have on Garcia's, and the multitudes of agents behalf?
All those dues, and still no justice?

Or are all your dedicated, professional, armed government agents just hapless victims of an incompetent, corrupt political management system?

You don't get to have it both ways.

8 posted on 03/03/2012 10:41:45 PM PST by sarasmom (
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To: sarasmom
I really don't know how that association works, because I'm not in HSI.

From working with ICE, now HSI, I know a couple things. First is that they are a bunch of very dedicated agents sworn to uphold a set of laws. Second is that they are constantly betrayed by administration policies that let criminals go. That isn't exclusive of this administration either, but it is getting worse.

This LA office is broken. I've seen poisoned offices in other agencies, but obviously they weren't attempting to pop the leadership. People in those offices still attempt to do their job, despite bad leadership. When things get really bad, they "keep book" on their leadership as a defensive tactic. The next step is when they call OPR or IA to file a complaint. One would think that filing valid complaints would get those leaders removed, but often times it doesn't. It didn't get Kozak removed. It didn't get the current interim head of CBP removed when he ran Tucson Sector for Border Patrol.

I guess that means that those agents are victims of incompetent corrupt political management.

9 posted on 03/04/2012 12:31:54 AM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

Then please tell me why didn’t any of those “dedicated agents” resign?

I don’t have the words to tell you how disgusted and outraged I am, that you dare post that civilian federal government employees are “victims of incompetent corrupt political management”.

But please notice I did not say I was shocked.
Anyone with a nodding acquaintance with history would not be shocked by your attempt to justify why supposedly good men do nothing.

10 posted on 03/04/2012 6:59:27 PM PST by sarasmom (
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To: sarasmom

Please feel free to inspire me by relating all the jobs you quit while standing up to “the Man.”

11 posted on 03/04/2012 7:19:26 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit
The first government full time job, with 8 years in, and a spotless record?
The feds, in the form of the USAF.I loved my duty, and was very good at my “job”. What I would not tolerate was petty corruption displayed by lateral non ops “superiors”. And yes, I took them out of their positions,as I left mine, via regulations and IG. No it was not sexual harassment.
My first refusal to accept a high paying government position on principle?
The CIA, for the pitiful attempts of their recruiters to impress me with illegal contact techniques.
After that, it was very easy to quit civilian jobs when I deemed their practices dishonest.
The furniture store that encouraged cashiers to approve store credit applications only if the customer could be tricked into signing up for useless “payment insurance” premiums.
The fish market that tried, and failed to get me to weigh products with my thumb on the scale.

Several other positions, with similar issues.

I doubt you will be inspired, because I have never viewed any employer, whether civilian or government, as “the Man”.

And yes, when I quit those jobs, it hurt me financially for short periods of time, but I've always managed to keep a roof over my head, food on the table, and I don't cringe from mirrors, or looking into the eyes of my neighbors.

12 posted on 03/06/2012 4:37:03 PM PST by sarasmom (
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