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  • Border Patrol Union Wants Tougher Stance on Illegal Crossings

    05/28/2014 7:27:52 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    KRGV ^ | : May 28, 2014 | KRGV
    McALLEN - Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley sector are calling for authorities to do something about the increase in illegal border crossings. The agents said they want relief from an overwhelming number of illegal immigrants clogging the Border Patrol station in McAllen. Border Patrol officials said they will install portable buildings at the station to relieve overcrowding. The agents say that is not enough. The sector is experiencing a massive influx of illegal immigrants from countries other than Mexico. "It's just going to continue to climb, and climb and climb. For some reason, the word is out...
  • Activists Block Border Patrol From Locating Potential Illegal Immigrants

    05/13/2014 12:47:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 May 2014 | KRISTIN TATE
    Volunteers with the border advocacy group No More Deaths allegedly prevented Border Patrol agents from locating potential illegal immigrants. Activists have consistently resisted Border Patrols' attempts to search a large camp outside of Arivaca, Arizona, where illegal aliens and drug smugglers or dangerous individuals may regularly receive medical help. According to the Arizona Daily Star, two agents followed footprints to the camp, which is an unincorporated community about 10 miles north of the Mexican border. The agents reportedly entered the camp without permission on May 8. The agents left after volunteers asked them to do so. But another officer allegedly...
  • Border patrol agents ordered to stand down [Obama defends Ukraine's borders, but not USA's]

    03/19/2014 4:52:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/8/14 | Jeffrey Phelps
    New orders issued by the Obama administration bans engagement and forces agents to run and hide in the face of an attack by illegals crossing the porous southern US border.
  • Border Patrol Limits Use of Force

    03/10/2014 10:21:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 10 replies
    officer.com ^ | Brian Bennett
    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...
  • CCSO probes Border Patrol shooting death near Portal

    01/21/2014 8:32:08 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    San Pedro Valley News-Sun ^ | January 21, 2014 | Bill Hess
    BISBEE — The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the reported shooting death of a suspected illegal immigrant by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas said the incident happened around 9 p.m. Thursday approximately one-half mile east of Highway 80 near Apache.The scene of the incident was about 25 miles north of the border and slightly south of Portal, she said. “Sheriff’s deputies and investigators responded to the scene and located a Hispanic male, possibly in his late 20s, who had been shot,” Capas said Friday. According to initial information that county deputies and investigators gleaned at...
  • Border Patrol agent's scuffle with undocumented immigrant caught on camera

    01/21/2014 9:01:01 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 20 replies
    KWKT ^ | January 20, 2014 | CNN
    SAN DIEGO, CA — The man who filmed the arrest of an illegal immigrant finds himself in trouble with the law. Jose Guzman says he caught the incident on camera because he felt authorities were going to far. However, authorities arrested him because of his camera work, Allison Ashe has the report. This is the video that's causing all the ruckus. It shows a Border Patrol agent on top of an undocumented worker as another man holds his feet. You can clearly see the agent jabbing the man's ribs with his knee and hitting him. It does not show what...
  • Border patrol agent shoots, kills man after struggle

    01/17/2014 1:44:01 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 11 replies
    KVOA Tucson News ^ | jan 17,2013 | Faye DeHoff
    COCHISE COUNTY - A U.S. Border Patrol Agent has shot and killed an illegal immigrant after a struggle, according to the Cochise County Sheriff's Office. Last night around 9 p.m. border agents were tracking a group of illegal immigrants on foot near Apache on Highway 80. They took two of them into custody without incident. A third one fled the area and was located hiding under a mesquite bush. He reportedly struggled with the agent for several minutes and attempted to get the agent's weapon before the agent, fearing for his personal safety, pulled his handgun and fired at the...
  • Mob of 150 Illegal Aliens Attack Border Patrol Agents

    11/27/2013 7:33:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 27, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    As rumblings of possible illegal immigration reform continue to make noise on Capitol Hill, it's important to keep in mind the southern border with Mexico is anything but secure. On Sunday, a mob of illegal aliens attempting to enter the United States attacked Border Patrol agents with rocks, water bottles and other items. More from San Diego 7: According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S. Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd. “They had their phones out so...
  • "Unruly" Crowd Attacks Border Patrol Agents

    11/26/2013 9:16:50 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    nbcsandiego.com ^ | Nov 26, 2013 | Christina London
    A crowd of more than 100 people pelted Border Patrol agents with rocks and bottles as they tried to cross into the U.S. illegally, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The incident happened Sunday in the Tijuana River channel, near the San Ysidro Port of Entry. According to CBP, a Border Patrol agent ordered the Mexican nationals to stop, but they continued walking into the U.S. Officials said the agent fired a PepperBall Launcher, but it did not deter the crowd. “They had their phones out so this group was out to spark an incident. That's what they wanted...
  • Exclusive--Border Patrol Rep Claims Agents Being Ordered to Stand Down

    10/04/2013 6:38:02 AM PDT · by kimtom · 17 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 3 Oct 2013 | Brandon Darby
    The National Border Patrol Council has come forward to reveal to the American public once again management practices that could be risking the lives of Americans -- and the lives of illegal immigrants. Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, spoke exclusively with Breitbart News and claimed that Border Patrol management has begun the practice of ordering Border Patrol Agents to stand down and cease pursuing drug smugglers, human smugglers and traffickers, and illegal aliens. He also warned it could lead to illegal aliens entering the country from nations associated with terrorism. “It doesn’t matter whether it’s...
  • Lawyer for Tasered man blames border agents

    09/14/2013 12:58:48 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09
    U-T San Diego ^ | Sept. 13, 2013 | Greg Moran
    SAN DIEGO — Lawyers for the family of a Mexican man who died in a confrontation with U.S. border law enforcement officers in 2010 said in a court filing this week that agents changed and embellished their version of the incident to depict that he was combative and violent. Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, 42, was beaten and shot with a Taser while handcuffed in an area of the San Ysidro Port of Entry the night of May 28, 2010. The incident involved as many as 20 agents and officers from the Border Patrol, Customs and Border Protection, and Immigration and Customs...
  • Sessions: Border Security Amendment Would Not Hire Agents Until 2017

    06/22/2013 10:33:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Jun 2013 | Kerry Picket
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) blasted the Senate's border security amendment to its immigration bill, touted as a breakthrough for the controversial legislation. Sessions alleged that it does not hire any new border agents until years after its presumed passage. Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) gave reassurances on Thursday that their amendment would enact tough border security provisions before any legalization of new immigrants could occur. Corker and Hoeven stated on Fox News Friday that their amendment would bring a “surge” to border security. The provisions of the amendment include 20,000 additional border patrol agents, 700 miles of...
  • Why Bother with New Border Agents?

    06/21/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 37 replies
    6/21/13 | Originalbuckeye
    The agents we already have are blocked from doing their jobs now. Why will 20,000 new agents help?
  • During polygraphs, border agency applicants admit to rape, kidnapping

    04/09/2013 4:52:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    One admitted to kidnapping and ransoming hostages in the Ivory Coast. Others said they had molested children or committed rape. And one, as he prepared for survival in a post-apocalyptic world, contemplated assassinating President Barack Obama. These are among the thousands of applicants who have sought sensitive law enforcement jobs in recent years with the U.S. Border Patrol and its parent agency, Customs and Border Protection. In many cases, these people made it all the way through the hiring process until one of the last steps – a polygraph exam. Once sitting with a polygraph examiner, they admitted to a...
  • Mexican family sues US over killing

    07/31/2012 7:50:16 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | July 30, 2012 | LAURA B. MARTINEZ
    The family of a Mexican national allegedly shot and killed by an unidentified U.S. Border Patrol agent is suing the federal government. The family of Juan Pablo Peréz Santillán claims he was standing on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border when he was shot the morning of July 7, 2012. Peréz Santillán was not armed, his family states in the lawsuit. The incident happened near the Veterans International Bridge in Brownsville. The lawsuit is filed by Ernestina Cazares Santillan, the mother of Juan Pablo, and Amada Carolina Martinez Morales, the mother of Juan Pablo’s children. Named in the lawsuit...
  • Border Patrol agents set for corruption trial

    06/24/2012 5:09:17 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 1 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | June 24, 2012 | ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Raul Villarreal was long a public face of the Border Patrol, frequently appearing on television news as an agency spokesman and acting as a dangerous human smuggler in a public service announcement intended to warn Mexicans about the dangers of entering the United States illegally.
  • Jailed U.S. Border Agent; Scary Inside Look at Drug Cartels

    09/24/2011 2:26:50 PM PDT · by Gritty · 38 replies
    ABC News via Borderland Beat ^ | Andrea Canning and Christina NG
    A corrupt U.S. border agent sitting in a federal prison cell is offering a chilling view of the Mexican drug cartels whose drug shipments he protected for years in return for hefty bribes. He is so terrified of the cartel's famous vicious streak that he fears for his own life -- and the lives of his family -- if he is identified as speaking to ABC News. He depicts a dangerously paranoid crime organization that has spies throughout U.S. law enforcement. To illustrate the cartel's pervasive reach, he said he got his introduction to them through an American cop. From...
  • Sheriff: Border Agent killed man climbing wall

    03/28/2011 9:07:20 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 38 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 03/28/2011 | MSNBC
    PHOENIX — A Mexican man was climbing a ladder when a Border Patrol agent fatally shot him three times, a sheriff's spokeswoman told The Associated Press on Monday. Cochise County sheriff's investigators have no indication that Carlos La Madrid, 19, assaulted or tried to assault the agent when he was shot March 21, said agency spokeswoman Carol Capas. La Madrid had fled police in the Arizona border city of Douglas in a truck and drove to the border with Mexico. He was climbing a ladder and trying to cross the border, and another man atop the wall began throwing rocks...
  • We need a congressional investigation into the killing of BP Agent Brian Terry (Story has legs!!!)

    12/18/2010 11:56:34 AM PST · by yoe · 25 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | December 13, 20101 | Rick Oltman
    U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, 40, a Marine Corps veteran and former police officer, was shot and killed north of Nogales, AZ the night of December 14.
  • Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry...

    09/05/2010 11:16:19 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies
    PHOENIX.FBI.GOV - DOJ Press Release ^ | September 3, 2010 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Mexican Man Found Guilty of Assault on Two Border Patrol Agents and Illegal Re-Entry After Deportation TUCSON—Jaime Martinez-Garcia, 26, of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, was found guilty of two counts of assault on a federal officer and one count of illegal re-entry after deportation by a federal jury in Tucson on August 31, 2010. The case was tried before United States District Court Judge David C. Bury. The defendant remains in custody pending sentencing. “In Arizona, Border Patrol Agents risk their lives on a daily basis patrolling in remote desert canyons and other harsh...
  • VIDEO: Drug Cartels Target Local Churches

    08/25/2010 5:00:20 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 7 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/25/10 | Friends of Ours
    In Juarez, Mexico -- just over the border from El Paso, TX -- the drug cartels are demanding protection money from the local churches, and failure to pay can have deadly consequences. The devil's army walks the earth, and the degenerate narco insurgents would murder Jesus Christ himself for thirty pieces of silver. Hope the American pot-smoking coke-snorting smack-injecting consumers who are financially backing the Mexican drug cartels are enjoying their bloody partying.
  • Border Agent Suicide Spikes

    08/16/2010 8:59:28 AM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 11 replies
    KWTX News ^ | August 16, 2010 | not listed
    FORT HANCOCK (August 16, 2010)--U.S. Border Patrol agents are killing themselves in greater numbers, after nearly four years without one suicide, according to records The Associated Press obtained that show that at least 15 agents have taken their own lives since February 2008. That’s the largest spike in suicides the agency has seen in at least 20 years, but it’s unclear exactly why the men ended their lives. Few left notes. Federal officials insist the deaths have nothing to do with the agency or the increasingly volatile U.S.-Mexico border, but administrators have quietly undertaken urgent suicide-prevention initiatives. Those include special...
  • Local activists honor fallen border agent outside Upland City Hall

    07/25/2010 1:31:09 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 5 replies
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/24/2010
    Agent Robert Rosas, 30, was shot and killed on July 23, 2009 by a group Mexican citizens illegally crossing the border near Campo. Claremont-based anti-illegal immigration group, We The People, California's Crusader, organized the vigil. The group passed a card for Rosas' wife and two young children. "We're keeping his memory alive," said Robin Hvidston, member of We The People. "He didn't give his live in vain. We the American public, the people, appreciate that he paid the ultimate sacrifice, the giving of his life." Rosas was shot multiple times in the back of the head after investigating suspicious activity...
  • BREAKING: MULTIPLE RANCHES IN LAREDO, TX TAKEN OVER BY LOS ZETAS

    07/24/2010 11:27:21 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 2 replies · 2+ views
    Cypress Times ^ | 7/24/2040
    The bloodbath continues along our southern border and now word is coming in that Los Zetas, the highly trained killers formerly with the Gulf Cartel, have crossed into the United States and taken over at least two ranches in the Laredo, Texas area. I am receiving word that the owners of the ranches have evacuated without being harmed. As of this hour I cannot confirm 100% on the situation (I am at around 90%) - though the source is law enforcement in the area. The ranches are said to be "near Mines Rd. and Minerales Rd. about 10 miles NW...
  • Breaking News: 21 Killed in Shootout Between Mexican Gangs Near U.S. Border

    07/01/2010 8:37:55 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 139 replies
    Breaking News: 21 Killed in Shootout Between Mexican Gangs Near U.S. Border
  • Man heading event called a 'neo-Nazi' Border watch in Pinal worries officials

    06/19/2010 10:05:59 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 25 replies · 745+ views
    National Socialists vs International Socialists A Phoenix man described as a neo-Nazi is calling for people to bring "plenty of firearms and ammo" to a border watch operation in Pinal County that he is promoting as the "Minuteman Project on steroids."
  • El Paso 'Cat and Mouse' Turns Fatal (Palestine’ at the Border) (barf alert)

    06/12/2010 8:57:14 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 28 replies · 473+ views
    consortium news | June 12, 2010
    Early in the 90’s, we saw a militarization of this area...and an enormous jump in the number of Border Patrol agents and their various apparatuses,” Velarde said. “In the case of Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka, he was killed point blank by a Border Patrol agent. It’s a very ... violent space, as we see the mix of people” and the “state repression that exists there in all its forms.” Velarde compared the U.S.-Mexico border to occupied Palestine. He said: “The similarities are so obvious, especially to somebody who lives on the border. The fact that they can justify deadly force...
  • Mexican Teen Killed on Border Was 'Known Juvenile Smuggler,' Sources Say

    06/10/2010 11:53:46 AM PDT · by surroundedbyblue · 17 replies · 553+ views
    The 15-year-old Mexican boy who was shot dead by a Border Patrol agent as U.S. authorities came under attack along the border Tuesday was known to authorities as a juvenile smuggler, sources close to the investigation told Fox News. Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka was shot once near the eye as U.S. Border Patrol agents on bicycles were "assaulted with rocks" as they tried to detain illegal immigrants on the Texas side of the Rio Grande. Huereka was charged with alien smuggling in 2009, according to sources who requested anonymity. Further details were not immediately available.
  • FBI: Mexican soldiers used rifles to chase off U.S. Border Patrol

    06/09/2010 4:46:14 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 68 replies · 446+ views
    FOX News ^ | 06/09/2010 | FOX News
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Pointing their rifles, Mexican security forces chased away U.S. authorities investigating the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Grande, the FBI and witnesses told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The killing of the Mexican by U.S. authorities — the second in less than two weeks — has exposed the distrust between the two countries that lies just below the surface, and has enraged Mexicans who see the death of the boy on Mexican soil as an act of murder. Shortly after the boy was...
  • RALLY TO SUPPORT THE BORDER PATROL (SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO) 3/6/10

    02/28/2010 8:18:21 PM PST · by Ladycalif · 3 replies · 332+ views
    Illegal Aliens Object to Americans Enforcing Our Laws in San Juan Capistrano SJC AMERICANS RALLY TO SUPPORT THE BORDER PATROL! DATE March 6TH Location: Del Obispo and ALIPAZ Time: 10 To 12 A.M They need all the support they can get!!!!
  • Report from The Border Campo, CA

    12/13/2009 10:41:23 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 6 replies · 661+ views
    Campo Minutemen | 12/14/09
    Report From Gadget Dan During rainy day Friday (Dec.11, 2009), a few Border Watchers from the Campo,CA area, decided to leave the wet dirt roads near the Border, for the Border Patrol to monitor/watch in their four wheeled drive vehicles. A few of us moved Watch operations to I-8 and Sunrise Hwy. Right off the bat, (upon arriving), one of the Border Watcher's spotted a load vehicle on the East side of Sunrise Hwy., across from Old Hwy.80 (North side of I-8). The load vehicle had just completed a load up of suspected illegal Border Intruders, with one (Intruder), not...
  • WITNESS DOUBTS STORY OF TEEN WHO CONFESSED TO KILLING BORDER PATROL AGENT ROSAS

    11/23/2009 5:42:16 AM PST · by Ladycalif · 13 replies · 892+ views
    Christopher Daniel Castro-Alvarez, 17, pled guilty in federal court Friday to charges of murdering Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas during a robbery. In court, he testified that he and others lured Rosas from his vehicle to rob him. But Britt Craig, who heard the fatal shots and spoke with Rosas shortly before the Agent was killed, told East County Magazine that he does not believe that the story is plausible.
  • San Juan Capistrano Tea Party (PICS) Minutemen Raise $2000 for the Family of Agent Rosas

    09/12/2009 6:11:51 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 13 replies · 1,790+ views
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  • MTRA, Temecula, CA - Former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos w/ Joe Loya & Radio Host Rick Amato

    09/05/2009 6:50:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 3 replies · 437+ views
    Murrieta-Temecula Republican Assembly ^ | September 5, 2009 | MTRA
    Friday Night Dinner Meeting October 2, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. Featuring: Former Border Patrol Agent Ignacio Ramos with his father-in-law Joe Loya & San Diego Radio Talk Show Host Rick Amato (KCBQ 1170 AM) Location: Temeku Hills Clubhouse (www.temekuhills.com) 41687 Temeku Drive, Temecula, CA 92591 RSVP at the link provided.
  • Vigil this morning for slain border patrol agent

    08/30/2009 9:19:00 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 8 replies · 938+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Friday, August 28, 2009
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – About a dozen people met at a Rancho Santa Margarita corner this morning to honor a border patrol agent killed in July and to voice their objections to illegal immigration. At a vigil at Avenida Empresa and Avenida de Las Banderas, Orange County residents held candles, American flags and signs that said "Stop Illegal Immigration" and "Where's the outrage" with a picture of slain border patrol agent Robert Rosas.
  • Vigil to be held here for slain border agent (8/28/09)

    08/25/2009 6:26:34 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 8 replies · 693+ views
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA A Mission Viejo man who said he witnessed the killing of Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas last month plans to host a vigil for him Friday before a health care town hall meeting. Minuteman Britt Craig, a 60-year-old who splits his time between his Mission Viejo home and the Campo border, is possibly the only civilian to have witnessed Rosas' fatal shooting on July 23. Craig is asking the public to join him with American flags, candles and signs from 6 to 7 a.m. at 29947 Avenida de Las Banderas in Rancho Santa Margarita. That's where Congressman...
  • Border Patrol Strengthens Area Presence After Agent's Death

    08/19/2009 5:47:13 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 4 replies · 597+ views
    KPBS ^ | 8/19/2009
    The Border Patrol has beefed up its operations in San Diego in response to the death of an agent last month. The agent, Robert Rosas, was killed while patrolling the border in Campo. Border Patrol spokesman Julius Alatorre said the new operation called "Stronghold" means more agents have been assigned to San Diego County.
  • Reward for border agent killer expanded (New Photos from the Border At Campo)

    08/16/2009 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 6 replies · 870+ views
    CAMPO, Calif., Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A manhunt for the killers of a U.S. border patrol agent in Campo, Calif., has been beefed up with more reward money, border patrol officials said.
  • AP IMPACT: Busts of corrupt US border police rise

    08/09/2009 12:05:15 PM PDT · by AuntB · 24 replies · 1,875+ views
    AP ^ | Aug. 9, 2009 | MARTHA MENDOZA and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN (AP)
    "Everyone does it," the agent, now in prison, recalls telling himself. "To get drugs into the United States ...you need to corrupt is the American authority, the American customs, the American police — not the Mexican," the Mexican president said. ". ......Sheriff Conrado Cantu....With his thick mustache, ample belly and Western hat, Cantu was a ..natural in the political machine of Cameron County,.... Cantu rose from constable to sheriff, a job he later acknowledged he was unqualified to hold. In 2005, he pleaded guilty to federal charges of running a criminal enterprise involved in extortion, drug trafficking and bribery. Court...
  • Where's the national (bleeping) outrage? (Agent Rosas)

    08/07/2009 7:51:30 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 15 replies · 1,409+ views
    Police One ^ | 8/7/2009 | Lt. Jim Glennon
    I believe that too many citizens — among them certain specific segments of the media and some politicians — lack respect for both our borders and for our nation’s Border Patrol Agents. There is a collective blindness to the realities of what our Border Patrol Agents face at the borders, both South and North. To paraphrase myself, our borders and our Border Patrol Agents get no respect. About 4,000 people packed a memorial service for Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, who was shot and killed at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2009. Photo courtesy of Brad J. Mellon,...
  • Feds Offer Giant Reward (total $350,000) in Border Slaying (Agent Rosas)

    08/06/2009 6:36:52 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 13 replies · 1,329+ views
    NBC ^ | 8/6/2009 | By ERIC S. PAGE, MARI PAYTON and H. HUGHES
    Federal officials added a quarter-million dollars to the already enormous FBI reward for information leading to the killer(s) of Agent Robert Rosas. Rosas's body was found on the night of July 23 near Campo. The 30-year-old agent was killed while responding alone to a suspected border incursion near Campo. He was shot in the head and body, said Keith Slotter, special agent in charge of the FBI's San Diego bureau. The $250,000 reward offered Thursday by U.S. Customs and Border Protection is in addition to the $100,000 put up by the FBI last month. Both rewards are for the arrest...
  • Agent Rosas Update (witness on John and Ken)

    08/05/2009 6:00:39 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 4 replies · 678+ views
    KFI ^ | 8/05/2009
    There is growing skepticism that the Mexican government has the right people. We have also heard from reliable sources that the murder was done in retaliation for a stopped drug load the week prior, when they tried to run a truck through the border fence. See : Saturday, July 18, 2009 Campo Minutemen Thwart Drug Smugglers: http://www.campominutemen.com/reports/2009_07_01_archive.aspx Which means someone illegally entered the United States, assassinated an officer of the Federal Government and Obama has said nothing. He sent the Navy Seals to kill pirates in order to save Americans and Bill Clinton to North Korea to have Journalists, but...
  • O.C. witness speaks about killing of border agent -Video, and pictures

    08/01/2009 7:45:23 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 8 replies · 1,039+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | Friday, July 31, 2009 | BY CINDY CARCAMO
    The weathered face and dusty garb gazed at the white metal cross stretching toward the blue-desert sky. "This should not have happened," explained Britt Craig, a Minuteman who shares his time between his home in Mission Viejo and his calling, Campo. The newly erected cross marks the spot where, officials say, a smuggling suspect gunned down Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas more than a week ago.
  • FBI Offers $10,000 for Dead Border Patrol Agent's Gun

    07/29/2009 6:30:27 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 16 replies · 1,617+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7/29/09 | Fox News
    SAN DIEGO — The FBI is offering $10,000 for help finding the gun of a Border Patrol agent who was slain last week in a rugged area outside San Diego. The FBI says Rosas carried a black Heckler & Koch P2000, a .40-caliber gun. Mexican authorities have detained five men in connection with the case. They say one of them — 36-year-old Ernesto Parra Valenzuela — carried a 9 mm pistol when he was captured.
  • A public memorial service planned for Slain Border Patrol Agent

    07/27/2009 8:47:00 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 4 replies · 427+ views
    SAN DIEGO -- Memorial Services for fallen Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas will take place Friday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials told 10News Monday. The services will take place on Friday, July 31, 2009, at 9:00 a.m., at Southwest High School, located at 2001 Ocotillo Drive, El Centro, California. Rosas, a 30-year-old father of two, was tracking a group of suspected illegal immigrants at about 9:15 p.m. near Campo Thursday when he came under fire near the border.
  • Action Needed for Agent Rosas and The Border Patrol

    07/27/2009 6:03:13 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 9 replies · 1,096+ views
    Only 26 comments on the new DHS blog site, re: Agent Rosas' murder?? ADD YOUR COMMENT, PLEASE! THIS SITE SHOULD BE OVERFLOWING WITH THE WORDS OF ANGRY AMERICANS!!!
  • Update From Campo After the Murder of Agent Rosas - PICS

    07/26/2009 5:58:43 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 18 replies · 900+ views
    KXO Radio ^ | 7/26/2009
    Authorities in Baja California, Mexico have arrested 4 men in connection with the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas. According to Mexican federal police , the four were taken into custody while in the act of attempting to smuggle 21 immigrants. During questioning , one of the suspects identified Ernesto Parra Valenzuela as the triggerman. Parra Valenzuela was arrested Friday near the area where the shooting of Rosas took place. Rosas was shot multiple times while on duty in the rugged area near Campo , California on Thursday night. Rosas, who lived in the Imperial Valley , was...
  • Witness Describes Agent Rosas Shooting (Video)

    07/25/2009 8:04:58 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 12 replies · 911+ views
    U.S. and Mexican officials say they have launched a manhunt for the killer of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, who was shot and killed 60 miles east of San Diego. Officials said Robert Rosas, 30, was slain by one or more assailants after responding to a reported incursion along a steel border fence near the rural town of Campo, Calif., in eastern San Diego County, the Los Angeles Times reported.
  • Feds Arrest 3 Connected With Border Patrol Killing (In San Jose!)

    07/24/2009 6:55:34 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 24 replies · 1,395+ views
    NBC ^ | 7/24/2009
    <p>Three people in connection with the Thursday killing of a Border Patrol agent in San Diego County were arrested at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose Friday.</p> <p>Agents with the Department of Homeland Security surrounded the hospital and arrested two men and one woman.</p>
  • U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton resigns

    04/09/2009 7:58:59 PM PDT · by trumandogz · 76 replies · 2,488+ views
    Austin American Statsman ^ | 4.9.09 | Steven Kreytak
    U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton of Austin, who is the top federal prosecutor for a 68-county swath of central, south and west Texas, told his staff today that he is resigning the post effective April 19. Spokeswoman Shana Jones said Sutton e-mailed a letter of resignation this morning to President Barack Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Jones said Sutton would not speak to the media until next week and currently does not want to disclose his future plans. Sutton, 48, was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2001. Obama has not named a potential successor. Among the names...