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US Coast Guard member killed after drug boat rams ship
KABC Los Angeles ^ | 12/2/12

Posted on 12/02/2012 5:15:43 PM PST by hole_n_one

PORT OF HUENEME, Calif. (KABC) -- A member of the U.S. Coast Guard was killed in the line of duty when his boat was rammed by a drug smuggler's craft.

Law enforcement sources told ABC News that the Coast Guard intercepted two boats - a pleasure craft and a small panga boat - near San Clemente Island in Santa Barbara County at about 1 a.m. Sunday. The panga, which was operated by Mexican Nationals, was carrying marijuana.

According to initial reports, the Coast Guard took the pleasure craft into custody and detained two people on board. Then, the Coast Guard cutter crew lowered its smaller boat into the water to take custody of those aboard the panga boat.

As the Coast Guard's small boat approached the panga, the driver of the panga rammed it and drove over the top of the Coast Guard boat, killing 34-year-old Terrell Horne III of Redondo Beach and injuring another agent.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: coastguard; drugs; usmilitary

1 posted on 12/02/2012 5:15:51 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
Prayers up for the family.

/johnny

2 posted on 12/02/2012 5:20:23 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: hole_n_one
Two people aboard the panga were eventually taken into custody,

Sorry to hear they were not shot.

3 posted on 12/02/2012 5:20:49 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: hole_n_one
And the sorriest part of all is that the cutter did not blow the cretins to hell after wards. Prayers to the families.
4 posted on 12/02/2012 5:23:00 PM PST by Mastador1
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To: hole_n_one

Life in jail for ALL.


5 posted on 12/02/2012 5:25:08 PM PST by gaijin
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To: hole_n_one

Mexican nationals have been slaughtering American citizens for several years now, and our government just shrugs.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 5:26:06 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: umgud

They arrested the fools? Should have seen how long they can tread water and dodge bullets!


7 posted on 12/02/2012 5:26:29 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: umgud

Yeah, that would have been cause for opening up with the Ma Deuce I would assume was at the ready, in my mind. Or at least something with belted 7.52x51.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 5:27:59 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: FreedomPoster

7.62x51, that is.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 5:28:33 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: GeronL

Waiting for the White House apology............to the messikans


10 posted on 12/02/2012 5:29:47 PM PST by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: hole_n_one

Santa Barbara County is a might far north of the island. Reporter has Cranial Rectitus or just keeping the public mislead?


11 posted on 12/02/2012 5:30:36 PM PST by Old Flat Toad (Pima County, home of the single vehicle accident with 40 victims.)
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To: gaijin

>>Life in jail for ALL.<<

They should get the Death Penalty but in California that guarantees the perps will outlive the victims’ families.


12 posted on 12/02/2012 5:31:24 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: gaijin

I can think of a little something more appropriate for ALL and it is not some prison term at tax payers expense......


13 posted on 12/02/2012 5:32:38 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: gaijin

I can think of a little something more appropriate for ALL and it is not some prison term at tax payers expense......


14 posted on 12/02/2012 5:32:48 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: hole_n_one

The Coast Guard should have shot the mexiclowns.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 5:36:00 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: freedumb2003

I believe killing Coasties qualifies as a Federal crime, and has nothing to do with California laws. Federal law allows for capital punishment of homocides.

Even though I would have preferred the Coast Guard to have sunk the panga with all aboard and done nothing to aid the stricken craft, I expect the crminals will be executed by the Feds. If the Mexican government starts whining, I say start executing.

I do not care that the Mexican government disapproves of capial punishment. Kill here in the U.S.A., froeign national murderers go home in pine boxes.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 5:39:48 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: hole_n_one

CO of cutter may have screwed up by putting the small boat over to soon.
Personally I woukld have kept the gun on them and came along side.
The small boat is problly a pontoon type
I believe Terell was his Exec officer and a chief..
The CO is only a JG

Sucks.
Now they all should be charged with murder and attempted murder even the aholes in the pleasure boat that was obviously picking up from the drop boat.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 5:40:35 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: ought-six
Just shrugs? Nonsense. Thanx to RINO Jorge Busho et al we're going to give these animals citizenship.
18 posted on 12/02/2012 5:42:03 PM PST by LouAvul
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To: gaijin
"Life in jail for ALL."

Anything less than the death penalty (and within 30 days) gives aid and comfort to the enemy. But Traitorobama has been giving aid and comfort to the enemy for the last four years, so don't expect much else from sycophant Coast Guard leaders.

19 posted on 12/02/2012 5:45:19 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: shadeaud

bump


20 posted on 12/02/2012 5:45:43 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: hole_n_one
Law enforcement sources told ABC News that the Coast Guard intercepted two boats - a pleasure craft and a small panga boat - near San Clemente Island in Santa Barbara County at about 1 a.m. Sunday.

Its santa Cruz island, nowhere near san clemente shown on map.

21 posted on 12/02/2012 5:46:01 PM PST by quimby
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To: hole_n_one

Just another bump in the road.../s


22 posted on 12/02/2012 5:48:41 PM PST by TADSLOS (No need to watch the movie "Idiocracy". We're living it.)
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To: max americana

We have libs running the Country, and they have very limp wrists.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 5:53:34 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: hole_n_one

They probably rammed the CG boat to protest the caricature of mexicans in a YouTube vid or Treasure of Sierra Madre or something.

owebama will probably make sure they qualify for the DREAM act.


24 posted on 12/02/2012 6:06:21 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: GeronL

My sentiments exactly. From here out, every ‘’panga’’ taken over by the CG, drugs, and illegals too, should be towed a mile or so out to sea and then shot full of holes. It’s the only language these Mexican scumbags understand. Do that a couple of times and they’ll know it isn’t going to be just a routine trip to three hots and a cot provided by the US(gringo)taxpayers.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 6:42:53 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: SatinDoll

“Coasties’’ aren’t cops. The US Coast Guard is one of the five branches of our military. Doesn’t this qualify as an act of war?


26 posted on 12/02/2012 6:45:20 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
“Coasties’’ aren’t cops. The US Coast Guard is one of the five branches of our military. Doesn’t this qualify as an act of war?

If I am not mistaken, "Coasties" have a dual capacity -- a law enforcement function as well as a military function.

For this purpose, I believe a Coast Guard officer is aboard every US Navy ship that is involved in drug interdiction and he takes command in the event of a boarding of a civilian ship. This is to avoid the "act of war" issue.

27 posted on 12/02/2012 6:58:50 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: okie01

Thanks for the info. The ‘’dual capacity’’ thing is certainly true— Coasties’’ were piloting landing craft onto Omaha Beach.


28 posted on 12/02/2012 7:09:14 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: hole_n_one

The only thing I can figger is they were afraid of hitting their own in the small boat. If it were me, I would have raked the drug boat with everything I had for the next 10 minutes. Ramming the small boat was deadly force on their part. I’m not interested in trials and years in prison. I’m sure Our guys could have raked the best part of the meskin boat and been 10 feet from our guys. Maybe they couldn’t, I don’t know. I wonder if there is film?


29 posted on 12/02/2012 7:13:08 PM PST by chuckles
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To: bobby.223

A keelhaul?


30 posted on 12/02/2012 7:21:42 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: t1b8zs
The small boat is probably a pontoon type
See a complete description at the link: It also employs an innovative stern launch and recovery system using an Aluminum hulled inboard diesel powered waterjet boat.

I believe Terell was his Exec officer and a chief.. The CO is only a JG
That sounds about right; the JG was very likely an academy graduate.

From the other thread:
The incident occurred as a small boat launched from the Coast Guard Cutter Halibut, based in Marina del Rey, was approaching a panga-type vessel suspected of illicit activities, said Coast Guard spokesman Adam Eggers.

Web site: http://www.uscg.mil/d11/cgchalibut/

CO of cutter may have screwed up by putting the small boat over to soon. Personally I would have kept the gun on them and came along side.

That's what we did in Vietnam. I spent a year on an 82-foot cutter there doing the same thing except for preventing arms smuggling from North Vietnam not drugs (see picture on my FR homepage). Stateside the crew was made up the same way, but in Nam the captain was an academy JG or LT, the XO also a JG (my rank) and we had a chief QM or BM on board together with a PO3 gunner's mate. The latter three of us took turns in charge of the watch (4 hrs on, 8 hrs off, at sea usually 5-7 days at a time on patrol, 2 days in port in country for refuel and resupply then back to sea).

The CG is such a small service the death of a member in the line of duty affects us all (active and former) very personally. May he rest in peace and the Lord comfort his family and shipmates.

31 posted on 12/02/2012 7:29:08 PM PST by CedarDave (Presstitutes: Journalists who refuse to ask hard questions and who report by omission or distortion)
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To: Gene Eric

Nah, just my old standby for dealing punishment to murderous, killing of Americans, scum........Hot Sun/Stakes/Ropes/Anthill/Honey. Hasta la vista baby!!


32 posted on 12/02/2012 7:36:18 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: jmacusa

Since I was in the Navy and knew many coasties, I agree with you. They should still be classed with the military.

However, BHO2 has moved the Coast Guard under the aegis of Homeland Security. That means drug smuggling is not an act of war.


33 posted on 12/02/2012 8:20:55 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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To: CedarDave

Dave went to your Nam link from your FR home page...Good stuff.I have seen some photos before.
I was fortunate.CGAS MIA 68-73
I know what you mean when tragedy occurs.Word travels fast.When the helo went down in St Pete 12/72 we searched our hearts out on that one,hoping.

Ever been to www.fredsplace.org

check it out.


34 posted on 12/02/2012 8:42:21 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: SatinDoll

BHO2 ???


35 posted on 12/02/2012 8:45:51 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: CedarDave

RE Freds place
Sorry about that havent been there in a few months and it looks like fredsplace was scooped up by Military.com but still same content.
Reunions for duty stations and vessels etc


36 posted on 12/02/2012 8:59:54 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: SatinDoll

Thank you for your service. Drug smuggling aside, killing members of the military seems deadly serious.


37 posted on 12/02/2012 9:33:06 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: hole_n_one

Change procedure: shoot smugglers, sink their boat.


38 posted on 12/02/2012 9:39:22 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: SatinDoll

>>I believe killing Coasties qualifies as a Federal crime, and has nothing to do with California laws. Federal law allows for capital punishment of homocides.<<

Agreed. Let’s hope holder’s people see it the same way.


39 posted on 12/03/2012 3:44:04 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Here comes bama claus here comes bama claus left down bama claus lane!)
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To: jmacusa

As a former Coastie the two primary missions (among 100s of others) of the USCG are Search & Rescue and Law Enforcement. They have the power to arrest. Usually, the Boatswain Mates are the cops on the boat.


40 posted on 12/03/2012 5:56:13 AM PST by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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