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  • Video of Attacks on US Border Patrol Agents in San Diego, CA

    12/19/2007 5:56:39 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 11 replies · 134+ views
    The U.S. Border Patrol has released photos of attacks on agents that they say have led to the use of pepper spray and tear gas in Mexican border neighborhoods.
  • Invader at home of U.S. agent found dead

    12/11/2007 2:39:50 PM PST · by dynachrome · 66 replies · 713+ views
    Aruzona Daily Star ^ | 12-11-07 | Dale Quinn
    Tucson, Arizona | Published: 12.11.2007 A man found dead on the South Side Sunday morning was fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent after he and three other armed intruders burst into the agent's house, an official said Monday. Christian Gomez, 20, and Mark A. Escobar Jr., 19, along with two other intruders burst into the home of an off-duty Border Patrol agent and his family about 4:50 a.m. Sunday, according to police.
  • Coalition Raids Kill One, Net 10 Al Qaeda in Iraq Agents

    10/02/2007 4:49:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 75+ views
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2007 – Coalition forces killed one terrorist and detained 10 suspects during a series of raids targeting al Qaeda in Iraq in central and northern Iraq today, officials reported. -- An armed terrorist was killed by coalition troops during a raid targeting al Qaeda in Iraq leaders in Kirkuk. Information found at the site enabled coalition forces to target and capture a suspected al Qaeda leader operating in Tamim province. The detainee is linked to explosively formed penetrator attacks on coalition forces and local car-bombing attacks. -- Coalition forces captured the alleged al Qaeda in Iraq...
  • Civil Disobedience in Pennsylvania, and Cops Arrive at Raw Milk Dairy

    08/10/2007 8:27:04 PM PDT · by davidgumpert · 33 replies · 1,112+ views
    The Complete Patient ^ | August 10, 2007 | David E. Gumpert
    The latest battle in the raw milk wars broke out today in south-central Pennsylvania. A group of ten state police and agents from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) descended on the 100-acre Nature’s Sunlight Farm in Newville, and confiscated about $25,000 worth of raw milk products, along with packaging and equipment. Though Pennsylvania is supposedly one of the more liberal states with regard to raw milk distribution, allowing farmers with permits to sell it not only from their farms and in farmers markets, but also in retail establishments, farmers say the...
  • House moves to free Border Patrol agents

    07/25/2007 7:50:37 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 1,058+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/25/07 | Andrew Taylor and Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    WASHINGTON - The House on Wednesday approved a move by conservative Republicans to try to set free two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug dealer. After a long, emotional debate, the House voted by voice to block the Bureau of Prisons from keeping former agents Ignacio Ramos and Alonso Compean in federal prison. Ramos and Compean are serving 11- and 12-year federal prison sentences, respectively, for the 2005 shooting of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila on the Texas border near El Paso. The case has caused a furor among conservative lawmakers and on talk radio across the country. The...
  • Wanted: British secret agents [no license to kill granted]

    05/18/2007 8:52:55 AM PDT · by bedolido · 8 replies · 737+ views
    news24 ^ | 5-18-2007 | Staff Writer
    London - Britain's secretive foreign intelligence service MI6 will take a small step out of the shadows when it places its first-ever advertisement for jobs in The Guardian newspaper on Saturday. Officially the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6 did not even officially exist in government records until 1994, but has changed its image in recent years, launching its own website and accepting online job applications. The advertisement in The Guardian, a left-of-centre national newspaper, marks a further break from MI6's shadowy past in an effort to attract a more diverse talent pool - just five percent of the agency's staff, for...
  • Could the Governor’s Plan Put Agents Out of Business? (California Health Insurance)

    05/15/2007 9:46:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 778+ views ^ | May 3, 2007 | Leila Morris
    Elements of Governor Schwarzenegger’s health plan proposal are just as big a threat to an agent’s livelihood as Sheila Kuehl’s single-payer legislation, said Alan Katz, president of Insurance Neighborhood and former senior vice president of WellPoint Health Networks. Addressing the Los Angeles Assn. of Health Underwriters recent Pasadena meeting, he said that one provision would require carriers to spend 85% of premium dollars on medical claims, which limits spending on administrative costs. The 15% administrative spending cap would be calculated the same for all of the products regardless of whether it is an HMO or PPO. It would force carriers...
  • Johnny Sutton Interview on PodCast

    05/11/2007 5:57:36 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 4 replies · 286+ views
    Pat Gray ^ | 5/11/07 | myself
    Edd Hendee and Pat Gray are scheduled to interview U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton in studio at 7:00 today; consider this your “open comment thread” to talk about it while it’s going on and pick it apart afterwards. links to Pat Gray Podcast also.
  • Immigration agents raid Ariz. company

    03/09/2007 5:23:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 594+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/9/07 | Jacques Billeaud - ap
    TUCSON, Ariz. - Federal authorities on Friday raided a construction company accused of hiring illegal immigrants, detaining eight undocumented workers and arresting several other employees. Scores of agents fanned out in Douglas, along the Mexico border, and in Sierra Vista, about 50 miles northwest, in the raid on Sun Dry Wall & Stucco Inc.'s offices, a foreman's home, the home of a suspected counterfeiter and eight work sites. Company president Ivan Hardt, 44; the firm's human resources manager, Carol Hill, 42; and four other employees were taken into custody on federal counts of conspiring to knowingly hire illegal workers and...
  • U.S. agents under greater attack on Mexico border

    03/08/2007 12:22:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 827+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 3/8/07 | Robin Emmott
    LAREDO, Texas (Reuters) - Frustrated by tighter security on the U.S.-Mexico border, illegal immigrants and drug traffickers are taking it out on U.S. agents, increasingly attacking them with guns, rocks and petrol bombs. Assaults against Border Patrol officers rose 10 percent to 843 incidents in the year to September 2006 from the same period a year before, officials say. It is also a near three-fold increase from two years previously. Mexican drug cartels, locked in a turf feud and under pressure from an army crackdown, are lashing out at law enforcement officers in Texas. "The attacks against us are becoming...
  • Are Putin's Agents Behind Shooting?

    03/05/2007 7:07:51 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 581+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-6-2007 | Toby Harnden - Adrian Blomfield
    Are Putin's agents behind shooting? By Toby Harnden in Washington and Adrian Blomfield, Moscow Correspondent Last Updated: 2:43am GMT 06/03/2007 Speculation of the involvement of Russian agents intent on silencing opponents to President Vladimir Putin's regime, wherever they may be, has increased with an attempted murder in America and an apparent suicide in Moscow. Alexander Litvinenko, who died last November, was a friend of Paul Joyal On the face of it the two incidents appear to have nothing in common, but Paul Joyal, shot in Adelphi, Maryland, on Saturday, is a friend of Alexander Litvinenko, the former Russian spy poisoned...
  • SF Bay Area Rally for JUSTICE! Free Ramos and Compean!

    02/20/2007 12:45:39 AM PST · by rightwingsurfbum · 5 replies · 342+ views
    Support Border Partrol Agents, Ramos and Compean! These men were only doing their important job, protecting Americans! Now they sit in cells as targets for hardened criminals while drug dealers and illegal invaders get immunity and amnesty from our government. Our FEDERAL government is lying, covering up & rebuffing a full investigation by Congress. Mr. Bush is still doing NOTHING! These agents need and deserve a FULL Pardon NOW! WE CAN help them! Please JOIN US at our JUSTICE Rally! Castro Valley Feb. 24th - Saturday 1 – 2 :30 PM Corner of Castro Valley Blvd. / Redwood Rd....
  • Border Patrol agents are the wrong targets

    02/16/2007 10:14:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 1,121+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 2/16/07 | Phyllis Schlafly
    With mounting bipartisan criticism from Republican congressmen and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the Department of Justice has stepped up an unprecedented public relations campaign to defend its prosecution of former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, now serving 11-and 12-year prison terms. But new facts keep emerging to prove that this prosecution was a gross injustice. CNN judicial expert Jeffrey Toobin described it as “one of the most unusual prosecutions I've ever seen. . . . I am baffled why this case was brought.” So am I. The government prosecuted Ramos and Compean criminally for acts that called...
  • Report: Agents in border shooting lied

    02/07/2007 8:18:59 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 71 replies · 1,974+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/07 | Alicia C. Caldwell and Suzanne Gamboa - ap
    EL PASO, Texas - A federal report released Wednesday on the shooting of a suspected drug smuggler by Border Patrol agents concurs with prosecutors that the men failed to report the shooting, destroyed evidence and lied to investigators. Some members of Congress have criticized the case against Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, who were fired after their obstruction of justice convictions and have each been sentenced to more than a decade in federal prison. Congressional critics, who say the men were doing their jobs when they injured Osvaldo Aldrete-Davila in 2005 near El Paso, had sought the release of...
  • [Arizona & Texas] State Republican Parties Join Calls To Free Border Agents

    02/02/2007 9:04:32 AM PST · by Spiff · 13 replies · 609+ views
    CNS News ^ | 1 February 2007 | Fred Lucas
    State Republican Parties Join Calls To Free Border Agents By Fred Lucas Staff Writer February 01, 2007 ( - A growing number of Republicans are calling on President Bush to pardon two U.S. Border Patrol agents who shot and wounded a Mexican man suspected of smuggling drugs into this country. Republican parties in two states have now weighed in on the matter. The case sparked public outrage and prompted three congressional proposals to free agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who this month began serving prison sentences of 11 and 12 years, respectively. At an Arizona Republican Party Convention...
  • CA: Activists Claiming Immigration Agents Posed As Cops

    01/26/2007 9:43:33 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 681+ views
    KTVU2 ^ | 1/26/07
    RICHMOND -- A Richmond community organizer alleged Friday that federal immigration agents are being deceitful by representing themselves as police officers in order to gain entry to homes and make arrests. Christina Espinosa of Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization, also known as CCISCO, a group of 25 religious organizations, said the tactics of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents are jeopardizing efforts by Richmond police to gain the confidence of the city's immigrant community. Espinosa said her group and others have been working with Police Chief Chris Magnus on a community policing program aimed at giving immigrants trust...
  • Group claims Iran has agents in Iraq (National Council of Resistance)

    01/26/2007 9:09:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 386+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/26/07 | Jamey Keaten - ap
    PARIS - Iran has thousands of paid operatives working in neighboring Iraq, an Iranian opposition group based in France claimed Friday. The National Council of Resistance's allegations could not be independently verified. A press officer at the Iranian Embassy in Paris, speaking on condition of anonymity because of embassy policy, called the claims "completely false" and said Tehran supports stability in the region. The council is the political wing of the People's Mujahedeen of Iran, deemed a terrorist organization by the United States. Mohammad Mohaddessin, who heads the foreign affairs committee, alleged that thousands of Iraqis are working on Iran's...
  • Bush Vows To Attack Iranian Agents In Iraq

    01/26/2007 3:21:01 PM PST · by blam · 10 replies · 445+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-26-2007 | David Blair
    Bush vows to attack Iranian agents in Iraq By David Blair, Diplomatic Correspondent Last Updated: 6:57pm GMT 26/01/2007 President George W Bush escalated his rhetorical attacks on Iran today when he authorised American troops in Iraq to take all necessary steps to combat agents deployed by Teheran. George W Bush: 'If somebody is trying to harm our troops, or killing innocent civilians in Iraq, then we will stop them' The Bush administration believes that Iran is fuelling the insurgency in Iraq by supplying Shia militias with weapons, cash, bomb-making equipment and expertise. A list of 31,690 alleged Iranian agents active...
  • Bush authorises targeting Iranian agents

    01/26/2007 1:04:05 AM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 13 replies · 649+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 26 January 2007
    US President George W. Bush has authorised the American military to kill or capture Iranian agents active inside Iraq, The Washington Post reported today, citing government and counterterrorism officials with direct knowledge of the plan. The move, approved last year, is aimed at weakening Iran's influence in the region and forcing Tehran to abandon its nuclear program that the West believes is for nuclear weapons and not energy, the newspaper said, citing the unidentified officials. For more than a year, US forces have held dozens of Iranians for a few days, taking DNA samples from some as well as photographs...
  • Invasion USA - Border Agents Sent to Prison

    01/17/2007 4:35:38 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 121 replies · 1,895+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | Jan.17 '07 | Art Moore
    Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, R-Calif., called President Bush a "disgrace" for refusing Jose Alonso Compean and Ignacio Ramos, who were sentenced to 12 years and 11 years respectively in October, a pardon. "This is the worst betrayal of America defenders I have ever seen," Rohrbacher said of the president.