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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
    Townhall.com ^ | 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, FactCheck.org, 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...
  • HORSES PREPPED BY HUTCH INMATES HAVE A SPECIAL MISSION

    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
    chron.com ^ | 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
    Examiner.com ^ | 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...
  • Free Jesus Diaz: Roger Hedgecock at Human Events

    04/28/2011 8:49:05 PM PDT · by RadioCirca1970 · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 04/29/2011 | Roger Hedgecock
    Veteran Border Patrol Officer Jesus Diaz faces a sentence of 10 to 35 years in federal prison for doing his job—nabbing drug smugglers sneaking across the Mexican border. Prosecuting the U.S. Border Patrol for doing its job is not new. Obama continues the Bush policy—talking about border security but keeping the border open, and prosecuting Border Patrol agents who get too aggressive enforcing the law. During the Bush years, the Mexican government pressured for the prosecution of BP agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean in an incident similar to the one that threatens not only the freedom of Jesus Diaz...
  • Border Patrol Banned From Top Smuggler Routes

    04/18/2011 3:03:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 18, 2011
    Paste your document here For the third time in a few months a federal report exposes how the U.S. government prioritizes environmental preservation over national security by keeping Border Patrol agents out of wildlife refuges that are heavily transited by Mexican drug and human smugglers. Among them is a popular smugglers’ corridor, the 2,300-acre San Bernardino National Wildlife Refuge, used by an illegal immigrant who murdered an Arizona rancher last spring. For years, Border Patrol agents have been prohibited by the Interior Department and the U.S. Forest Service from actively patrolling such areas because it threatens natural resources. Motorized...
  • Federal Agents Told to Reduce Border Arrests, Arizona Sheriff Says

    04/01/2011 6:58:46 AM PDT · by exbrit · 15 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 4/1/11 | Jana Winter
    Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever told FoxNews.com that a supervisor with the U.S. Border Patrol told him as recently as this month that the federal agency’s office on Arizona's southern border was under orders to keep apprehension numbers down during specific reporting time per Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/04/01/exclusive-federal-agents-told-reduce-border-arrests-arizona-sheriff-says/#ixzz1IHNhtMIo
  • Federal Auditor: Border Patrol Can Stop Illegal Entries Along Only 129 Miles of .. Mexican Border

    03/31/2011 12:49:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 3/31/11 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Richard M. Stana, director of homeland security and justice issues at the Government Accountability Office (which is responsible for “auditing agency operations to determine whether federal funds are being spent efficiently and effectively”), told the Senate Homeland Security Committee yesterday that the federal government can actually prevent or stop illegal entries into the United States along only 129 miles of the 1,954-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border. That leaves 1,825 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border where the Border Patrol cannot prevent or stop an illegal entry. Nonetheless, Stana told the committee, the Border Patrol itself says it has established “an acceptable...
  • 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...
  • National Border Patrol Council: Napolitano giving false sense of security

    03/26/2011 10:31:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 26, 2011 | Jerry Seper
    The law enforcement-based union that represents all 17,500 non-supervisory U.S. Border Patrol agents says Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano’s comments this week reassuring Americans that the U.S. border is safe and open for business are “wrong and give citizens a false sense of security.” “It is time for the political games to stop for fear of insulting the government of Mexico,” the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) said in a statement. “U.S. citizens are being kidnapped and killed while our Border Patrol agents fight a war at home that no one will allow them to win. “Not one more Border...
  • White House- No comment on ATF gun-walking controversy

    03/08/2011 10:11:31 AM PST · by neverdem · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 7, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    White House press secretary Jay Carney did not shed any light Monday on the allegations uncovered by CBS News that ATF intentionally let thousands of assault rifles and other weapons fall into the hands of Mexico's drug cartels. Insiders call the controversial practice letting guns "walk." In the wake of our CBS News investigation, Mexico has asked the U.S. for more information. Two AK-47 type variant assault rifles that ATF allegedly let "walk" were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last December. Here's the excerpt from today's White House briefing: CBS News chief White House...
  • Terry report: Border agents fired first -- with bean bags

    03/06/2011 12:21:29 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - On the night he was killed, there is no indication that Border Agent Brian Terry ever got off a shot. That is one of the revelations contained in a confidential document that 9 On Your Side has obtained. The document is a BORTAC incident report - BORTAC being an acronym for Border Patrol Tactical Unit. According to the report, Terry was one of six officers taking part in a patrol in the Rio Rico area - not four, as the Border Patrol had previously stated. The Border Patrol has said very little about what happened that night,...
  • Border Agents Forced to Face Down Bullets With Bean Bags, Critics Say

    03/04/2011 3:33:53 PM PST · by Doogle · 48 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 03/03/11 | Diane Macedo
    The U.S. Border Patrol is under fire for allegedly ordering its elite, SWAT-style units to use non-lethal bean bag ammunition before responding with deadly force – even against suspects armed with high-powered semi-automatic and automatic weapons like AK-47s. The controversy over the agency’s “bean bag” policy began in the days following the Dec. 14 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and has escalated recently as more information is uncovered in the investigation of the fatal shooting.
  • Rumor confirmed: Murdered agent Terry armed with beanbag rounds

    03/04/2011 3:48:15 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 March, 2011 | David Codrea
    “Files add some clarity to Terry's death,” The Arizona Daily Star is reporting. “Agents used beanbags against migrants, who replied with gunfire.” This corroborates a rumor that has been widely circulating since the mid-December shootout, when Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was fatally wounded in Peck’s Canyon after encountering armed illegal immigrants who would not obey commands to drop their weapons. A key point is highlighted in this new report: The Terry family remains upset about allegations that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed a gun smuggler it was investigating to purchase and smuggle into Mexico the...
  • Border Patrol agents attacked

    02/21/2011 9:44:18 AM PST · by AuntB · 3 replies · 1+ views
    KSWT ^ | Feb. 18, 2011 | KSWT
    Calexico, California -- Border Patrol agents are attacked while trying to make an arrest near the Calexico Station. According to the Border Patrol, 2 agents were in the process of arresting 3 suspected illegals near the border fence. During the arrests, 2 other men standing on top of the fence on the Mexican side started throwing large rocks at the agents. A third agent was able to maneuver his vehicle to provide some cover, but the men continued to throw rocks, seriously damaging the vehicle. None of the agents were hurt, but the rock throwers escaped back into Mexico.
  • U.S. agent under attack in Mexico called for help

    02/19/2011 8:41:16 AM PST · by AuntB · 33 replies
    WaPo ^ | Feb. 19, 2011 | William Booth
    MEXICO CITY - As his fellow officer was dying in the seat beside him after gunmen ambushed their vehicle this week, U.S. special agent Victor Avila, wounded himself, telephoned the U.S. Embassy here to shout that they were under attack. Avila and Jaime Zapata were traveling in an armored Chevrolet Suburban with diplomatic license plates on a popular four-lane highway four hours north of Mexico City. They were returning from a meeting with fellow agents in Monterrey, who had met them at a halfway point near San Luis Potosi to exchange technical equipment. According to U.S. officials who spoke on...
  • Foreign Policy: Is Mexico's drug violence an insurgency or a totally new kind of war?

    02/19/2011 12:17:33 AM PST · by RightCenter · 17 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2011 | ROBERT HADDICK
    On Feb. 15, gunmen on a highway in central Mexico stopped a vehicle with U.S. diplomatic license plates and shot the two men inside. Killed in the attack was Jaime Zapata, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent. A second ICE agent was wounded. In response to the attack, U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) declared that "this tragic event is a game changer" that "should be a long overdue wake-up call for the Obama administration that there is a war on our nation's doorstep."
  • How attack on US agents in Mexico may impact relations

    02/17/2011 10:09:00 AM PST · by AuntB · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | Feb. 16, 2011 | BBC
    One US immigration and customs agent was killed and a second was wounded in a suspected ambush in Mexico. Life has become horribly cheap in Mexico's drug wars, but when the victim is an American special agent, the price rises sharply. Tuesday's shootings have forced US-Mexican relations up Washington's list of priorities, even as the Obama administration responds to the tumultuous events in the Middle East. "If it turns out that these two agents were directly targeted, it changes everything," says one US law enforcement official. ICE has about 30 agents in Mexico, and those on permanent assignment are authorised...
  • DHS Budget Says Napolitano Doesn’t Intend to Secure a Single Additional Mile of U.S. Border...

    02/15/2011 10:24:31 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    CNSNews ^ | February 15, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Complete title: DHS Budget Says Napolitano Doesn’t Intend to Secure a Single Additional Mile of U.S. Border—This Year or Next Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano rang in the New Year with a visit to Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy in Kabul) (CNSNews.com) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano released a budget document on Monday that indicates that the Department of Homeland Security does not intend to put a single additional mile of the U.S. border under “effective control” in either fiscal year 2011 or 2012.According to Napolitano's budget plan, the Border Patrol had 1,007 miles of the U.S. border under "effective control" at the end of...
  • National Border Patrol Council silent on ‘Project Gunwalker’ allegations

    02/15/2011 3:45:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 February, 2011 | David Codrea
    “One of the most curious aspects to me of the cover-up of the circumstances of the death of Customs and Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is the absolute silence of his union, the National Border Patrol Council and that organization's normally high-profile leader, T.J. Bonner,” Mike Vanderboegh writes on his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog. According to our sources, CBP agents are seething with anger over Project Gunwalker and the death of their fellow agent. We also hear that the line agents are more than a little upset at Bonner's silence. He cannot plead ignorance. I have myself sent Senator Grassley's...
  • Border Patrol Data Contradicts Napolitano's Testimony That U.S. Has 'Effective Control of...

    02/09/2011 5:29:20 PM PST · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    CNSNews ^ | Fevruary 9, 2011 | Edwin Mora
    Complete title: Border Patrol Data Contradicts Napolitano's Testimony That U.S. Has 'Effective Control of the Great Majority' of Both Northern and Southern Borders (CNSNews.com) -- Data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, contradicts testimony that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano gave the House Homeland Security Commmittee on Wednesday in which she said that the U.S. government had secured “effective control of the great majority” of the both the northern and southern borders.According to the data that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has provided to CNSNews.com, as of Sept. 30, 2010 (the end of fiscal year 2010), the U.S....
  • Over the Weekend: Increased Violence Leaves More Police Dead or Kidnapped

    01/31/2011 10:25:26 AM PST · by AuntB · 4 replies
    NAFBPO M3 Foreign News report ^ | Jan. 31, 2011 | National Assn. of former Border Patrol Agents
    Cuarto-Poder (Mexico) 1/30/2011 Cops Go to War Without a Gun (Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas) “They send us to war without guns,” said a police officer while nostalgically looking at new, unused patrol vehicles. Nearby, six vehicles have been scrapped, while others are being repaired. From December through January 15, there were only 5 patrols circulating with the remainder in repair. This officer is patrolling on foot, while nearby are 14 new units and 15 motorcycles, all ready for use. They either lack the plates or fuel. http://tinyurl.com/49s2c2n ______________________ El Universal (Mexico) 1/29/2011 Mexico grows despite violence: Calderón (Davos, Switzerland) President Felipe...
  • Iranian Book Celebrating Suicide Bombers Found in Arizona Desert

    01/27/2011 5:59:17 PM PST · by Stayfrosty · 18 replies
    FOXNews ^ | January 27, 2011 | William La Jeunesse
    EXCLUSIVE: A book celebrating suicide bombers has been found in the Arizona desert just north of the U.S.- Mexican border, authorities tell Fox News.
  • Controversial Muslim cleric is arrested while sneaking into the U.S.

    01/27/2011 6:07:58 AM PST · by epithermal · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 27, 2011 | Richard Marosi
    Reporting from San Diego — U.S. border authorities have arrested a controversial Muslim cleric who was deported from Canada to Tunisia three years ago and was caught earlier this month trying to sneak into California in the trunk of a BMW, according to court documents. Said Jaziri, the former imam of a Muslim congregation in Montreal, was hidden in a car driven by a San Diego-area man who was pulled over by U.S. Border Patrol agents near an Indian casino east of San Diego on Jan. 11. Jaziri had allegedly paid a Tijuana-based smuggling group $5,000 to get him across...
  • [South Texas:]Border Patrol finds weapons cache near Rio Grande

    01/24/2011 3:50:35 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 24, 2011 | Lynn Brezosky
    BROWNSVILLE — A “suspicious object protruding from the brush” in Starr County led Border Patrol agents to a weapons cache that included an AK-47, three M4-style assault rifles, hand grenades, military-style uniforms and other related items, Customs and Border Protection said Monday. The seizure occurred Friday on the banks of the Rio Grande near Fronton, a small community about five miles west of Roma. Agents reported finding the four rifles, two hand grenades, a ballistic vest, two ammunition-carrying vests, three two-way radios, two uniforms, and 16 fully-loaded 30-round magazines. All weapons except the grenades were turned over to Immigration and...
  • Border Agent Gunned Down; Family Outraged at FBI for Not Bringing Charges

    01/24/2011 10:44:36 AM PST · by JesseWatters · 14 replies
    Less than one month before a gunman went on a bloody rampage in suburban Tucson, killing six and wounding 13, a similarly gruesome scene played out in a dark canyon just outside the city. Bandits armed with AK-47s attacked a group of U.S. Border Patrol agents, including Brian Terry, a three-year veteran of the force, who was shot in the back and killed.
  • Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is remembered

    01/22/2011 4:09:48 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 12 replies · 1+ views
    KVOA ^ | Jan. 21, 2011 | Staff
    TUCSON - Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot to death while on patrol in the desert near Rio Rico on December 15th. The Tucson community, the Border Patrol community, and other law enforcement agencies came together to pay their respects Friday. ...Many who attended didn't even know Agent Terry, but came to pay their respects. Fellow Marine, Rich Richey says, "He was a brother, a Marine, that's all that counts." Sally Tombaugh says, "Our guys are out there keeping us safe." Pat Sexton, a Marine mother says, "It was an honor for us to be able to come out...
  • Border Patrol Agent Arrested for Harboring Illegals, Including His Dad

    01/12/2011 1:31:30 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 12, 2011 | FoxNews.com
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent is in custody for allegedly harboring illegal immigrants, including his father, in his San Ysidro, California, home, Fox5 San Diego reported Tuesday. Marcos Gerardo Manzano Jr., 26, was arrested Monday at the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station, according to the FBI. Shortly before sunrise Tuesday, a federal SWAT team raided Manzano's house and arrested suspected undocumented immigrant Jose Alfredo Garrido-Morena, also 26. According to a complaint unsealed in U.S. District Court in San Diego Tuesday afternoon, Garrido-Morena had been living at the residence since at least November along with Manzano and the accused agent's 46-year-old...
  • Court dismisses DUI evidence, says Border Patrol overstepped bounds

    01/11/2011 2:18:22 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    GoErie.com ^ | January 11. 2011 | GoErie.com
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  • What good does this do Brian Terry and Gabrielle Giffords?

    01/11/2011 8:10:36 AM PST · by GilGil · 5 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 01/11/11 | Gil Guignat
    Brian Terry was the border patrol agent who was killed by Mexican bandits a few weeks ago on the Arizona-Mexico border. Gabrielle Giffords is the congresswoman who was seriously shot Saturday in Tucson by a gunman. Not much was made of Brian Terry’s murder. There was a funeral. Janet Napolitano came to the funeral and chided Terry’s family for complaining that their son was not kept safe enough and that was the end of it. When it surfaced that the reason Terry was killed was that Napolitano issued a memo directing border agents to use rubber bullets instead of real...
  • (South Texas:)Border Patrol agents find two AK-47s in Starr County

    01/06/2011 3:59:03 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies
    KGBT ^ | 01/05/2011 | Staff
    Authorities reported making an unusual discovery in the rural Starr County community of Fronton on Tuesday. Border Patrol agents reported finding two AK-47 assault rifles hidden in a grassy area near the Rio Grande River. The agents were investigating a report about a suspicious vehicle in the area when they discovered the two assault rifles. Each rifle had one round of ammunition loaded in the chamber and 29 additional rounds in the magazine. It's not clear who abandoned the weapons but AK-47s and ammunition were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for further investigation. “These deadly weapons had...
  • Mexican teen dies after Arizona border incident

    01/06/2011 7:59:47 AM PST · by La Lydia · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 5, 2011
    NOGALES, Ariz. – A Mexican teenager who threw rocks at Border Patrol agents in the Arizona city of Nogales died early Wednesday, but the manner of death is now in dispute. A Mexican official said 17-year-old Ramses Barron Torres died after he fell from a border fence and hit his head on a rock. But state police in Sonora, across the border from Arizona, said companions of the Barron Torres claim he was shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Calls to Border Patrol officials weren't immediately returned Wednesday night. An FBI spokesman declined to release details of the investigation....
  • What Happened Near Nogales?

    12/27/2010 9:17:47 AM PST · by La Lydia · 24 replies · 4+ views
    Soldier of Fortune ^ | December 27, 2010
    Agents in Nogales are talking, off the record, about what really happened in Peck Canyon the night of the firefight between armed Mexican cartel members and the BORTAC team. The brass in Nogales, Tucson, and DC is very worried about the facts getting out to the public and have issued a gag order on all agents.... Bottom line: A series of bad BP/DHS procedures, policies, and protocol, all designed to protect Mexican criminals inside the U.S., most likely resulted in the needless death of Agent Brian Terry on the night of Dec. 14, 2010... Tip from Thursday night (12/23)...I can't...
  • (Idiot) Napolitano Scolds Reporter for Airing Complaints of Dead Border Agent's Family

    12/23/2010 3:27:50 PM PST · by tobyhill · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/23/2010 | fox news
    Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, leaving the funeral of a murdered Border Patrol agent Wednesday, scolded a reporter for asking her to address the victim's family's concerns that not enough is being done to secure the southern border. The family of agent Brian Terry had complained that Napolitano had offered them "empty words" when she called to express her condolences. Terry's father, Kent Terry, in an interview with ABC affiliate KGUN, said he told Napolitano to "wake your man up in the White House," to which she replied that he's done more in two years than any president. Napolitano attended...