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Border Patrol Limits Use of Force
officer.com ^ | Brian Bennett

Posted on 03/10/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT by don-o

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Border Patrol has restricted border agents’ authority to shoot at moving vehicles or at people throwing rocks, changing a controversial policy that has contributed to at least 19 deaths since 2010.

In a memo released Friday, Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher directed border agents not to step in front of moving vehicles, nor to use their bodies to block them, in order to open fire at drivers. He also barred shooting at vehicles whose occupants are fleeing from agents.

A deadly threat, which would justify use of force, does not “include a moving vehicle merely fleeing from agents,” the new rule states.

Fisher also ordered agents to seek cover or move away from rock throwers if possible and not to shoot at them unless a rock or other object poses an imminent danger of death or serious injury.

The new rules would bring the Border Patrol’s practices closer to those used routinely by the nation’s major urban police departments. They are a response, in part, to widespread complaints from immigrant advocates that border agents have shot and killed people in some cases when deadly force was not necessary to protect the lives of agents or the public.

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that U.S. Customs and Border Protection had commissioned law enforcement experts to review 67 shooting incidents that left 19 people dead along the U.S.-Mexico border from January 2010 to October 2012, but then had rejected the group’s recommendations to crack down on shooting at vehicles and rock throwers.

Fisher’s directive, contained in a four-page memorandum titled “Use of Safe Tactics and Techniques,” essentially reverses that decision and sets new standards on use of force for one of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies. U.S. Border Patrol employs more than 21,000

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; borderagents; borderpatrol; borderwars
Had not seen this posted here, but I heard a report on a left wing radio program.
1 posted on 03/10/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Have they given them red carpets yet to welcome our new illegal alien overlords?


2 posted on 03/10/2014 10:24:28 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: don-o; pierrem15

No change in policy.

Old policy still in effect. Just re-issued the policy because “they” (the Wash DC ‘leadership’) wanted to appease the politicians and mexico.

Getting ‘rocked’ is still considered use of lethal force (as it should be) and when someone tries to run you over then you can shoot him—no one ‘jumps out in front’ of a vehicle just to take a shot, and once the vehicle passes, the shooting stops.

Can’t retreat because then you are ceding US territory to thugs and criminals and illegal aliens. DC ‘leadership’ understand this and also knows a revolution among Agents would break out if they caved to illegals, criminal and mexico (yes, they are all the same).


3 posted on 03/10/2014 10:32:14 AM PDT by Hulka
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To: pierrem15

At the end of the red carpet is free healthcare, food stamps and whatever else is in the government bag of goodies


4 posted on 03/10/2014 10:49:25 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: pierrem15
* Have they given them red carpets yet to welcome our new illegal alien overlords? *

When does the law go into effect that we have to carry illegal invaders over the Border in a litter as if they were 18th century royalty?

5 posted on 03/10/2014 10:54:37 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: don-o
Remember in World War II when the soldiers had to obey these same rules?

...Neither does anyone else. You expel foreign invasion with force. It's been that way for thousands of years.

6 posted on 03/10/2014 10:56:08 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: don-o

The exact opposite of what we should be doing.

By all the Gods ever worshiped, I hate this “Administration”....


7 posted on 03/10/2014 11:03:09 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Tre Norner eg ber, binde til rota...)
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To: Hulka

‘Hope you’re right— still it’s clear that Obozo is doing all he can with catch-and-release, illegal amnesties, etc., to undo what little immigration enforcement there is.


8 posted on 03/10/2014 11:26:31 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: 12th_Monkey

And ‘public service’ announcements in Spanish telling them how to sign up.


9 posted on 03/10/2014 11:27:30 AM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: don-o

Obviously, this policy does not apply to the DC or Capital Hill police force.


10 posted on 03/10/2014 12:33:41 PM PDT by Datom (Still runnin' "Against the Wind.")
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To: Datom

Obviously, this policy does not apply to the DC or Capital Hill police force
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Aren’t they charging that ‘mob’ of police and LEO’s that executed that 22 year old with the child in the back seat?
s/ we all know they were protecting the ‘Fuehrer’ ...

Sorry, that was MURDER.

Even following the idiotic restrictions they place on you and I. ONCE THE DANGER HAS SUBSIDED, you aren’t ‘allowed’ to use deadly force.

6 blocks away, and even though she was still ‘fleeing’ (of course that wasn’t a bad idea) they had her trapped and yet still managed to shoot her. Lucky the baby survived.


11 posted on 03/10/2014 1:03:44 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --"I would agree with you BUT that would make both of us wrong".)
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