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  • Man killed by border patrol agent was a 20-year-old from Mexico(South Texas)

    11/07/2011 11:25:33 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | November 4, 2011 | Mike Baird
    Sorting out the details of his shooting death is now the focus of multiple agency investigations MATHIS — A man killed about noon Thursday by a border patrol agent near Mathis was a 20-year-old from Mexico, authorities said Friday. Sorting out the details of his shooting death is now the focus of multiple agency investigations. U.S. Border Patrol agents attempted to stop a Lincoln SUV in the 5700 block of Farm-to-Market Road 666, when the driver refused and authorities said he tried to run over an agent in an attempt to get away. That agent then shot the man in...
  • Border Patrol Involved in Shooting on FM 666(near Old San Patricio in South Texas)

    11/03/2011 11:33:10 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 31 replies
    KRIS ^ | Nov 3, 2011
    CORPUS CHRISTI - The Border Patrol and Texas Department of Public Safety have blocked off FM 666 near FM 624 for a shooting involving agents. Officials are not commenting on exactly what happened just yet. There are unconfirmed reports a suspect was shot and killed. We'll keep you posted.
  • Five Rescued from Sewage Pipe (US-Mex border)

    11/02/2011 9:25:29 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 4 replies
    KOGO ^ | Wednesday, November 2, 2011 | KOGO
    Personnel from San Diego Fire rescue found the men and women around 1 a.m. three feet underground and about 10 feet from the end of a sewer pipe on Via De La Amistad, which is just east of the Port of Entry. Rescuers worked for over an hour to free the adults. The five people had to crawl through mud and sewage to get out of the pipe. Crews had the individuals remove their clothing so they could be washed down with a hose after they crawled out of the pipe. They were given blankets and taken to a local...
  • Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer Blames Second Amendment For ATF/DOJ Gun Walking Mistakes

    11/02/2011 6:45:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies ^ | Novemeber 2, 2011 | Katie Pavlich
    During a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing today on Capitol Hill, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, who is facing pressure surrounding his role in the Obama Justice Department’s Operation Fast and Furious, asked for more gun control and blamed law abiding gun shop owners for violence in Mexico. Breuer declared that nearly 70 percent of guns found in Mexico come from the United States, a figure that has been disproven by the National Rifle Association,, PolitiFact and by Senator Charles Grassley’s office multiple times.  Also during testimony, Democratic Senator Diane Feinstein pushed for more gun control and Breuer expressed his...
  • Coddling Illegals, Jailing Agents

    10/28/2011 5:10:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorial ^ | October 28, 2011 | Editor
    Justice: Another border patrol agent faces prison after arresting an illegal alien smuggling drugs. When not being killed by guns funneled into Mexico by their own government, they are prosecuted for doing their job. In a case reminiscent of an earlier injustice against those protecting our borders, Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. "Chito" Diaz Jr. has been sentenced to two years in prison by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses Ludlum in San Antonio. The illegal alien he arrested for drug smuggling goes free. In November 2009, Diaz was named in a federal grand jury indictment after an October 2008 arrest...
  • Is another Border Patrol agent being sacrificed for Mexico?

    10/27/2011 7:07:03 PM PDT · by MestaMachine · 26 replies
    Immigration Reform Examiner ^ | May 1, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    Since February 24, 2011, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz has been sitting in a prison cell, following a conviction on one count of excessive force and 5 counts of lying to Internal Affairs. Given the circumstances of his case, and this government’s seeming crusade against Border Patrol agents, Agent Diaz could arguably called yet another political prisoner for Mexico. His crime? On October 16, 2008, Agent Diaz responded to a location near Eagle Pass, TX, after a report came in that several drug smugglers were in the area after crossing the river. Once the illegal aliens were apprehended, Agent...
  • Homeland Security Released Terror Operative Who Illegally Crossed Border (PJM Exclusive)

    09/26/2011 4:24:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 26, 2011 | Patrick Poole
    They don't have a clue where he is. Two Bangladeshis who were caught by Customs and Border Protection illegally crossing the border in June 2010 admitted under questioning that they were members of a designated terrorist organization that signed on to a fatwa by Osama bin Laden pledging to wage war against Americans. But amazingly, after one of the men requested asylum, he was released on bond. And now one Homeland Security official tells me, concerning the released terror operative, “We don’t have the slightest idea where he is now.” The two men, Muhammad Nazmul Hasan and Mirza Muhammad Saifuddin,...
  • 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...
  • Border funding bill named for slain ICE agent Jaime Zapata passes House panel

    09/21/2011 10:28:14 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 21, 2011 | Chronicle Blog
    A House committee approved a bill today that honors slain Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent Jaime Zapata and directs funding to law enforcement task forces on the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill, the Jaime Zapata Border Enforcement Security Task Force Act of 2011, would distribute $102 million to special law enforcement groups to crack down on organization crime that could create security threats along the border
  • Secret recordings raise new questions in ATF 'Gunwalker' operation

    09/19/2011 10:36:44 AM PDT · by sunmars · 83 replies
    WASHINGTON - CBS News has obtained secretly recorded conversations that raise questions as to whether some evidence is being withheld in the murder of a Border Patrol agent. (Scroll down to listen to the audio) The tapes were recorded approximately mid-March 2011 by the primary gun dealer cooperating with ATF in its "Fast and Furious" operation: Andre Howard, owner of Lone Wolf Trading Company in Glendale, Arizona. He's talking with the lead case ATF case agent Hope MacAllister. The tapes have been turned over to Congressional investigators and the Inspector General. As CBS News first reported last February, the Bureau...
  • Border Patrol finds weapons, rocket launcher near Rio Grande

    09/16/2011 9:34:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 16 replies
    Cowboy Byte ^ | September 14, 2011 | Staff
    U.S. Border Patrol agents have discovered a cache of several high-powered weapons along the Rio Grande river including a rocket launcher, assault rifles and plastic explosives, authorities said. Agents found the weapons on Tuesday in a black bag along a quiet stretch of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about 210 miles south of San Antonio. No arrests have been made. “These deadly weapons could have had a devastating impact on communities on both sides of the border and to our agents and other law enforcement officers,” Rosendo Hinojosa, head of Border Patrol’s Rio Grande Valley sector, said...
  • NBPC Continues Efforts to Oppose the Disingenuous and Inequitable CBP Pay Reform

    08/18/2011 3:26:04 PM PDT · by Ajnin · 3 replies
    National Border Patrrol Council ^ | August 5, 2011 | NBPC
    The National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) has made substantial progress challenging the disingenuous and inequitable Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Pay Reform proposal since it was first proposed by CBP. The NBPC continues to meet with Congressional leaders and representatives to speak in opposition to the proposal and point out the many inconsistencies and flaws with the proposal. The NBPC expressed concern regarding the proposal which only targets Border Patrol agents for a significant salary reduction by eliminating coverage under Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO), exempting agents from coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), converting agents to Law Enforcement...
  • U.S. Attorney's Office Rejects Family of Murdered Border Patrol Agent as Crime Victims

    08/11/2011 7:51:56 AM PDT · by fabrizio · 39 replies
    In a surprise move in a controversial case, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona is opposing a routine motion by the family of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry to qualify as crime victims in the eyes of the court. The family asked to intervene as victims in the case against Jamie Avila, the 23-year-old Phoenix man who purchased the guns used to kill Terry. Such motions are routinely approved by prosecutors, but may be opposed by defense attorneys. However in this case, U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke argues because the family was not "directly or proximately harmed" by the illegal...
  • California Border Patrol agent killed for night goggles

    07/25/2011 7:36:15 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 28 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | July 25, 2011 | The Associated Press
    SAN DIEGO — One of five people charged in the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent admitted Tuesday that the motivation behind the ambush killing was to rob the agent's night vision equipment. Emilio Gonzales pleaded guilty to murder of a federal officer in court and faces life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 17.
  • Arizona launching fundraising website for border fence

    07/18/2011 11:58:19 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies
    msnbc ^ | July 18, 2011 | Grace Johnson
    Arizona lawmakers are hoping to raise around $50 million for border fencing with a new online public fundraising plan that launches Wednesday – despite skepticism from key stakeholders. Under legislation signed by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer in April, the state would use inmate labor and money pulled in through the website to fence in some of the 82 miles of border between Arizona and Mexico that remain open. Despite support from top state officials, the initiative is already facing problems. Private land owners and county sheriffs are skeptical that fencing even works and don’t plan on contributing, while the federal...

    07/06/2011 5:03:21 PM PDT · by mmp813 · 2 replies
    The Hutchinson News ^ | July 4, 2011 | Erin Brown
    Dexter Hedrick swells with pride when he talks about the Wild Horse Program’s partnership with the United States Border Patrol. “To have done something to help protect my country is just such an honor to me,” said Hedrick, a manager for the Wild Horse Program at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. On Friday, the U.S. Border Patrol adopted six mustangs from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in Hutchinson. The horses were gathered from BLM-administered public lands and transported to the Hutchinson Correctional Facility, where inmates trained them as part of a special rehabilitation program. This is the first time...
  • Americans Fight Back

    06/13/2011 8:59:21 AM PDT · by grayeagle · 16 replies
    American Border Patrol website ^ | Jun 5, 2011 | American Border Patrol
    For three years running American Border Patrol celebrated the Fourth of July by placing thousands of American flags on the border fence at its Arizona ranch. Each flag had a message from an American citizen attached. Last year more than 16,000 flags were placed on the fence (10,000 were new). But the Obama administration decided it didn't like the flags and messages, so it sent U.S. Border Patrol agents out in the middle of the night to tear them down and thrown them on the ground.
  • 2 Border Patrol agents killed in Arizona crash

    05/12/2011 9:33:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 17 replies ^ | 12 May 2011 | JACQUES BILLEAUD
    GILA BEND, Ariz. — Two Border Patrol agents rushing to help capture some suspected illegal immigrants were killed Thursday when their SUV entered a marked railroad crossing and was struck by a freight train. The crash happened in a rural farming area near Interstate 8 and the town of Gila Bend, about 85 miles southwest of Phoenix. Yuma Border Patrol sector spokesman Agent Kenneth Quillin said the agents were trying to position themselves on a road north of some other agents who were trying to capture a group of suspected illegal immigrants. The suspects were on foot, and none of...
  • Napolitano: Indictment sends 'clear message' to drug cartels

    05/09/2011 5:32:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Hill [Washington ^ | 5/9/11 | Jordy Yager
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday said an indictment against three illegal immigrants accused of killing a border patrol agent sends a "clear message" to drug cartels and border smugglers. A federal judge unsealed a 14-count indictment against Manuel Osorio-Arrelanes and two other Mexican natives last Friday, accusing them of participating in the shooting that killed 40-year old Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December. "This indictment also sends a clear message to those who would consider committing violence against the Border Patrol: we will not stand for aggression against our men and women in uniform
  • Illegal alien charged with murdering Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry

    05/07/2011 11:46:22 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 29 replies ^ | May 6, 2011 | Dave Gibson
    On Friday, Manuel Osorio-Arellanes was arraigned in a Tucson federal courtroom for second-degree murder, conspiracy to assault a federal officer and firearms possession charges in connection to the December shooting death of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry Though others have also been charged in Agent Terry’s death, the Justice Department has sealed their names. Osorio-Arellanes is scheduled to go on trial on June 17, if convicted, the Mexican national faces up to life in prison. On December 14, 2010, Agent Brian Terry was shot to death in the Arizona desert, while patrolling one of the region's most dangerous drug...