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  • Senior FAA officials accused of telling workers 'job security' at risk if GOP wins

    09/11/2012 6:49:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/10/2012 | Judson Berger
    Two federal agency supervisors allegedly warned employees earlier this year that a Republican takeover in Washington could threaten their jobs -- comments that some workers apparently took as guidance on "how to vote" and that one group claims may have violated federal law. Nonprofit watchdog Cause of Action wrote a letter Wednesday asking the Department of Transportation's inspector general to launch a probe into the incident, involving senior officials with the Federal Aviation Administration. The incident occurred in May during a meeting at the FAA's Seattle office, according to the letter. Emails obtained by FoxNews.com show one FAA employee recalling...
  • Unemployment Drops to 5.1 Percent— For Government Workers; Lowest Among All Industries

    09/07/2012 2:05:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 9/7/12 | Susan Jones &Terence P. Jeffrey
    There was good news for American workers in August—if government was their employer. The unemployment rate for government wage and salaries workers dropped from 5.7 percent in July to 5.1 percent in August. At the same time, the number of government wage and salary workers counted as unemployed dropped by 123,000 people from 1,182,000 in July to 1,059,000 in August. The overall national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August. A year ago, in August 2011, there were 1,271,000 unemployed government wage and salary workers. So, the number of unemployed government workers has dropped by 212,000 since then.
  • Surfer's Baja Tale Is Warning To Others (American Tourists Robbed And Raped In Mexico)

    11/19/2007 11:16:35 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 131 replies · 2,820+ views
    SignOnSanDiego.com ^ | November 19, 2007 | Terry Rodgers
    Surfer's Baja tale is warning to others Camping trip ended in robbery, assault By Terry Rodgers UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER November 19, 2007 Pat Weber didn't plan on being part of a crime trend that has generated worldwide buzz this past week, but he didn't have much choice. The Encinitas resident and surfing instructor got lost on a dirt road in Baja California last month while looking for a surfing spot called Cuatro Casas. He and his girlfriend decided to park for the night on a bluff overlooking the ocean. Just after sundown, two men wearing ski masks approached Weber's motor...
  • Mexico Ousts Hundreds Of Police Commanders

    06/26/2007 1:02:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies · 637+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE ^ | June 26, 2007 | James C. McKinley Jr.
    Mexico ousts hundreds of police commanders Government is cracking down on corruption By James C. McKinley Jr. NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE June 26, 2007 MEXICO CITY – Mexico purged 284 commanders from the top ranks of its federal police forces yesterday as part of the government's effort to contain corruption and halt an underworld war between drug traffickers. “We know Mexicans demand an honest, clean and trustworthy police force,” Public Security Secretary Genaro García Luna said at a news conference. “It's obvious there are mafias that are acting to keep the situation from changing, to continue enriching themselves through...
  • Mexican Federal Police Using Armored Cars to Advance Against APPO Leftists in Oaxaca (Translation)

    10/29/2006 12:49:27 PM PST · by StJacques · 59 replies · 1,545+ views
    El Universal ( Mexico City ) ^ | October 29, 2006 | Alejandro Torres, Jorge Octavio Ochoa & David Aponte ( translated by self )
    PFP utilizes armored cars to advance to the capital plaza of Oaxaca The armored cars have begun throwing streams of water against members of APPO Alejandro Torres, Jorge Octavio Ochoa & David Aponte/Correspondents El Universal (Mexico City) Oaxaca City, Oaxaca Sunday 29 October 2006 2:05 p.m.  At 1:52 p.m. the movement of the armored cars of the Federal Preventive Police began on the international highway. The armored cars have begun throwing out streams of water against the protestors. This is the first occasion in which the Federal Police are using these vehicles. Without stopping to sound their horns, the PFP...
  • Mexican police gas leftist lawmakers, protesters

    08/14/2006 5:26:09 PM PDT · by holymoly · 16 replies · 412+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | August 14, 2006 | Oliver Ellrodt
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican riot police used tear gas and clubs to drive back leftist legislators and supporters protesting outside Congress on Monday in the first violent clash over a fiercely contested presidential election. ADVERTISEMENT Several lawmakers from the left-wing party whose presidential candidate narrowly lost the July 2 election were slightly injured when police swept through their protest camp. Demonstrators threw rocks back at the federal police lines. It was the first time the government has deployed police to break up protests that began days after the election and have until now been peaceful. "They hit us all,...
  • Gunfire Kill Four at Party Among Mexican Public Officials

    10/15/2005 6:11:37 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 25 replies · 586+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2005 | Anon
    TOLUCA, Mexico (AP) - Four men were killed and a fifth wounded Saturday morning by gunfire at a gathering of federal and Mexico State officials on the outskirts of Mexico City, Mexico State prosecutors said. The shootings took place at an apartment in the town of Naucalpan, on the northwest outskirts of Mexico City. "They were drinking alcoholic beverages when on of them pulled out from under his clothes a pistol and used it against his companions," the Mexico State attorney general*s office announced in a news release. The shooting claimed the lives of a former agent for the federal...
  • U.S. renews Mexico travel warning as killings mount

    07/26/2005 10:19:52 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 43 replies · 2,373+ views
    cnn.netscape.cnn.com ^ | 07/26/2005 | Reuters
    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States renewed a travel warning on Tuesday for U.S. citizens crossing the border into Mexico, noting more than 100 murders had occurred in the border region since June. The U.S. ambassador in Mexico, Tony Garza, said that with violence showing no sign of abating, the travel warning issued twice by Washington since the start of the year had been extended and would be reviewed as necessary.One of the worst trouble spots is Nuevo Laredo, south of Laredo, Texas, where dozens of people have been murdered this year and some 30 U.S. citizens have been...
  • Mexico Requests Tougher Efforts To Halt Border Weapons Trafficking

    07/12/2005 9:29:42 PM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 51 replies · 645+ views
    Mexico Requests Tougher Efforts To Halt Border Weapons Trafficking Mexico is asking the U.S. to strengthen efforts to halt arms trafficking along the Mexican border, a spokesman for Mexican President Vicente Fox said Monday.The request was delivered Friday at a U.S.-Mexico working group on arms trafficking. It comes after recent complaints that Mexican organized crime groups have access to high-tech weaponry that could only come from the United States.Mexican federal police and soldiers arrived in two border states this month to help control a surge in violence linked to drug trafficking groups. Meanwhile a man was shot to death...
  • Chaos in Nuevo Laredo Panic leads to police shooting at federal agents; one dead (Mexico)

    06/12/2005 1:54:51 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 40 replies · 1,054+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 06/12/05 | VICENTE RANGEL
    NUEVO LAREDO The status of safety in Nuevo Laredo, having drawn high attention from Mexico City and Washington due to midweek violence, played a scene Saturday wherein local police exchanged gunfire with newly-arrived federal agents from Mexico City. A spokesman for the Nuevo Laredo police, Dirección de Seguridad Pública, described the incident as an accidental shooting in which an AFI, Agencia Federal de Investigaciones, agent was wounded. The AFI agent, identified as Feliciano Campos Sanchez, died hours later at a Nuevo Laredo hospital. The local municipal police spokesman, who requested anonymity, told the Laredo Morning Times that the group of...
  • Federal officer slain in Reynosa (Mexico shootouts)

    05/22/2005 7:08:49 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies · 528+ views
    The Monitor / El Mañana ^ | May 22,2005 | Miriam Ramirez
    REYNOSA — A federal police officer was killed in a late-night shooting Friday which left three others dead, a Mexican newspaper reported. At about 1 a.m. along the Las Fuentes colonia, a group of federal officers was confronted by armed men driving a white Dodge Ram, which led to a 30-minute shootout with federal agents. Pedro Moreno Feria, the federal officer killed, received a bullet wound through his arm so severe that it ruptured his heart and lungs. He was taken to a local hospital but later died as a result of his injuries, sources said. The events unfolded as...
  • Double Crossing at the Rio Grande II

    04/21/2005 6:59:39 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 62 replies · 2,404+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 21 April 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    I shouldn’t repeat myself, but every rule has exceptions. The Minutemen’s efforts on the US-Mexican border have proved the accuracy of my column on 20 November, 2003. “Double Crossing at the Rio Grande” can be found hereThe gist was that the cure for the alien tide from Mexico is to change the incentives so that Mexico will control its own side of the border with its own troops. Here’s how: Total the cost to local, state and federal governments for finding, rounding up, jailing and expelling Mexican illegals. Divide that cost by the total number of truck crossings of the...
  • U.S. deports man wanted in border slaying (Mexico)

    03/17/2005 11:33:31 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies · 530+ views
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico- A Mexican man suspected of killing a woman in this rough border city was deported on Wednesday from the United States and turned over to Mexican federal and state agents. Manuel Angel Rodriguez, 32, was taken to the half-way point of the Santa Fe international bridge linking El Paso, Texas, with Ciudad Juarez, where he was arrested by Mexican authorities. Rodriguez was wanted in connection with the killing of Patricia Montelongo, whose body was discovered Saturday morning. Left wrapped in a blanket on a back porch, Montelongo's body had been stabbed 25 times. Chihuahua State Attorney General...
  • Federal police to stay on border (Mexico)

    03/14/2005 11:34:38 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 341+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 03/14/05 | Miguel Timoshenkov
    NUEVO LAREDO Organized crime groups operating in the city will be eliminated, Tamaulipas state Governor Eugenio Hernandez Flores said Sunday. Hernandez Flores told reporters at the conclusion of the fifth annual interstate trailride about the most recent federal intervention here and throughout the state. "This fight against organized crime will be permanent, and will be coordinated with the federal government, city hall and the public," he said. Hernandez Flores said his administration is ready to assist the federal government in combating organized crime in all its manifestations in the state. "Federal police forces are at this moment fighting members of...
  • Federal soldiers, police blanket Nuevo Laredo (Mexico)

    03/08/2005 9:37:49 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 11 replies · 614+ views
    LAREDO MORNING TIMES ^ | 03/08/05 | Miguel Timoshenkov
    NUEVO LAREDO - Young residents appear to be the target of newly arrived federal forces seeking to restore order and a sense of peace to this border city. Federal and state police fanned out across streets and neighborhoods to the south, east and west of the city, seeking stolen cars, guns and illegal drugs. Arturo Jiménez Martínez, in charge of the federal forces here, said officers will comb the city piece by piece. "We will be on every car, searching for criminals," Jiménez said. "We will return freedom to the city." A convoy of 10 federal agents began its inspections...
  • Feds, state cops back in N.L.(Mexico)

    03/07/2005 8:45:17 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 24 replies · 522+ views
    Laredo Morning Times ^ | 03/07/05 | Miguel Timoshenkov and Vicente Rangel
    NUEVO LAREDO This border city held hostage by violence could be freed if the 700 federal and state police officers that entered the city Sunday are successful in their fight against organized crime. The reappearance of the federal presence comes on the heels of the citys 19th and 20th homicide of the year. The citys mayor has demanded state and federal intervention in helping to combat crime, much of which is said to be drug-related. "We expect direct, concrete action against the criminals," Mayor Daniel Peña Treviño said. "We now have in the city representatives of the Federal Preventive Police,...
  • Mexican Feds flood Reynosa

    01/26/2005 3:16:12 PM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 6 replies · 610+ views
    The Monitor ^ | January 25,2005 | Victoria Hirschberg
    REYNOSA — Businesses were open, people crowded the main plaza, and life went on as usual for Reynosa residents Monday amid the elusive presence of hundreds of extra federal police officers. About 600 officers of the Policía Federal Preventiva (Mexican Federal Police) arrived in Reynosa on Sunday to begin a trilateral crackdown on organized crime and drug trafficking along the border. New Tamaulipas Gov. Eugenio Hernández Flores, secretary of public security Ramón Martín Huerta and Reynosa Mayor Francisco García Cabeza de Vaca are working with federal, state and local authorities to "combat and confront face to face in (Reynosa), like...
  • Federal court rules against FTC no-call list

    09/24/2003 8:47:38 AM PDT · by SierraWasp · 323 replies · 1,173+ views
    CBS MarketWatch.com ^ | 9/24/2003 | William L. Watts
    11:29AM Federal court rules against FTC no-call list by William L. Watts WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- A federal judge in Oklahoma City ruled that the Federal Trade Commission didn't have authority to implement a popular do-not-call list shielding consumers from telemarketing calls, the Direct Marketing Association said. The court reportedly found that statutory jurisdiction for such a list rested with the Federal Communications Commission rather than the FTC. The DMA, a trade group representing telemarketers, brought the suit. In a statement, the organization said it "acknowledges the wishes of millions of U.S. consumers who have expressed their preferences not to receive"...
  • Law plans attack on gun crimes (Miami)

    07/09/2003 6:26:13 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 17 replies · 244+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/28/03 | Elaine de Valle
    Law plans attack on gun crimesBY ELAINE DE VALLE (edevalle@herald.com) Jun. 28, 2003 Miami Herald Local, state and federal law enforcement are coming together in South Florida to fight what they say are two of the biggest scourges of society -- guns and illegal gun-toters. ''Crime in general has decreased, but the amount of gun crime remains unacceptably high,'' South Florida U.S. Attorney Marcos Daniel Jiménez said Friday. ``We're going to attack gun violence with intensity and focus.'' That's where Project Safe Neighborhoods -- part of a national $234 million initiative unveiled last year by President Bush -- comes in....