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  • US to Deploy Unmanned 'Ghost Ships' to Track Submarines

    04/04/2015 1:16:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 23 replies
    Marine Link ^ | April 04, 2015, | Aiswarya Lakshmi
    To keep track of increasingly stealthy Russian, Chinese, and Iranian submarines, the U.S. is building a robotic ghost ship - an unmanned, autonomous patrol ship - to follow them around the high seas.
  • Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

    09/12/2014 11:02:36 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 21 replies
    The Associated Press via Cableone.net ^ | September 12, 2014 | Astrid Galvan
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs less than $90,000, a watchdog report found. The analysis by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection overspent by about $4.6 million on new houses and mobile homes in the small town of Ajo southwest of Phoenix. The agency has spent about $17 million for land, 21 two- and three-bedroom houses and 20...
  • Eyewitnesses recall the day when Brandon Ellington Drown in the Lake of the Ozarks

    08/24/2014 8:18:05 AM PDT · by yldstrk · 49 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 8-23-14 | Laura Bauer
    Seconds after a state trooper handcuffed and arrested Brandon Ellingson for boating while intoxicated, the officer grabbed a life jacket on his patrol boat. Missouri Highway Patrol Trooper Anthony Piercy didn’t go for a Type I flotation device, with straps that wrap around the torso and allow for handcuffs. Instead, he pulled out a Type III life vest with arm holes — one that was impossible to secure on a man whose hands were already cuffed behind his back. In taped interviews conducted by Highway Patrol investigators and obtained by The Star, Ellingson’s friends said they watched from their boat...
  • Protests turn almost festive in Ferguson, Missouri

    08/15/2014 10:11:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 56 replies
    CBS, AP ^ | Aug 15, 2014 | CBS, AP
    County police in riot gear and armored tanks gave way to state troopers walking side-by-side with thousands of protesters as the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black teen was shot by a city police officer overwhelmingly avoided violence Thursday after nearly a week of unrest and mounting public tension.
  • State troopers take over security in Ferguson, protests quiet and peaceful Thursday night

    08/15/2014 9:53:37 PM PDT · by familyop · 23 replies
    Fox 31, CNN Wire, Cable News Network, Time Warner ^ | August 14, 2014 | Fox 31, CNN Wire
    Now, authorities — who’ve faced accusations that they’ve used excessive force in response to demonstrations — will be taking a different tack in an effort to calm tensions, officials said Thursday...As groups of protesters grew Thursday night, the demonstrations were calm.
  • Police: Officer Who Shot Michael Brown Did Not Know He Was a Robbery Suspect (But Brown Did)

    08/15/2014 2:26:10 PM PDT · by xzins · 116 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Aug. 15, 2014 3:24pm | Madeleine Morgenstern
    The police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown did not know that he was a suspect in a convenience store robbery, Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson said Friday.Jackson said the officer, previously identified as 28-year-old Darren Wilson, initially stopped Brown and a friend ”because they were walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic.” Police earlier Friday released security footage they said showed Brown grabbing a box of cigars from a convenience store and then shoving the clerk away to leave.Daryl Parks, an attorney for the Brown family, confirmed that the security footage “appears to look like” the teenager,...
  • Wolverine Report: Border Patrol Agents Threatened To Defy Orders and Stand Down If DHS Used Force

    07/16/2014 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/16/14 | Sundance
    We’ve been saying for two weeks that President Obama has a weak hand as he promotes his plan to deal with his own manufactured “border crisis”. Quite simply the entire administration is on the wrong side of the people. This recent report from the Border Patrol not only confirms this perspective, but further outlines how stark and contrasting is the opposition to illegal immigration. CALIFORNIA - In an exclusive expose regarding the immigration standoff in Murrieta, California, it was revealed by a confidential informant inside the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol facility that the real reason busses stopped delivering illegal immigrants
  • Border Patrol Agent Hospitalized with Pneumonia Caught from an Illegal Immigrant, Expected to Have

    07/11/2014 6:42:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 7/11/14 | Ryan Lovelace
    A Border Patrol agent from the Laredo, Texas, Sector has been hospitalized for seven days with bacterial pneumonia, which the agent contracted while processing illegal immigrants, officials from National Border Patrol Council 2455 tell National Review Online. Agent Jarrad Seely, vice president of NBPC 2455, says the agent is expected to have chronic asthmatic symptoms for life, according to information relayed by the agent. The illness has so swollen the agent’s throat that it’s difficult for the agent to speak, Seely says. “It’s a very traumatic experience for [the agent] and [the agent’s] family,” he says. “[The agent’s] got small
  • Gov. Rick Perry: Obama Didn't Even Know the Border Patrol Was Stationed 40 Miles From Border

    07/10/2014 10:21:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/10/14 | jim hoft
    Vid at link
  • Border Patrol Agent Apparently Defies Gag Order: Hear His Big Claim About Obama Admin.

    07/03/2014 7:38:03 PM PDT · by GilGil · 38 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | 7/3/2014 | Jason Howerton
    Border Patrol agent Hector Garcia on Thursday accused the Obama administration of “aiding, abetting and facilitating the smuggling of illegal aliens across the border.” In an interview with CNN, Garza said the current influx of illegal immigrants is “organized” and “orchestrated” by the drug cartels. Additionally, he said the federal government is giving illegal immigrants a “free pass.” He said the feds are using the equivalent of the honor system in asking illegal immigrants to later report to an immigration hearing — even though the majority of them will never do so.
  • Mexican Police Violate U.S. Border, Released in 48 Hours – While U.S. Marine Rots in Mexican Jail

    06/15/2014 9:19:15 PM PDT · by montag813 · 17 replies
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsOutrageous!Four Mexican police officers crossed into U.S. territory and were detained by our agents. They claimed it was a "mistaken" violation of our sovereignty. And guess what -- within 48 hours they were back in Mexico. If you remember that we have a jailed Marine hero languishing in a Mexican jail hellhole despite his "mistaken" crossing into Mexican territory on March 31st, you aren't the only one. FoxNews' Greta Van Susteren, who has done a yeoman's job in covering this Marine's travails, unleashed her anger about this story on Facebook today:
  • Mexican Troops ‘Going Rogue’ Across U.S. Border; Attacking Americans (Video)

    05/02/2014 7:55:09 PM PDT · by montag813 · 28 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-02-2014 | Brian Hayes
    by Brian Hayes | Top Right News Last month, we reported on an incursion by Mexican troops in Arizona, who held U.S. agents at gunpoint before being allowed to retreat back into Mexico. Many experts believe that elements of the Mexican army are openly assisting the drug cartels along their smuggling routes into the U.S. Now comes a new shocking report of dozens of invasions across the border by Mexican troops, who have shot Americans and even landed helicopters on ranchers' land and held them at gunpoint. WATCH:
  • Border Patrol Busts More Than a Dozen Previously Deported Violent Felons

    02/11/2014 8:12:37 PM PST · by montag813 · 21 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 02-12-2014 | John Urban
    by John Urban | Top Right NewsIt was a remarkable -- and disturbing -- catch. Not fruit-pickers. Not landscapers. Not roofers or housekeepers. Not "hard-working immigrants" performing "an entrepreneurial act" by crossing the border, as elitist tool George Will described illegal aliens to Laura Ingraham this past Sunday. Not quite. In just three days last month, Border Patrol agents in the Tucson sector recently re-arrested more than a dozen convicted felons, including two MS-13 gang members, most of whom were not supposed to be in the United States, officials said. A majority of the felons were sex offenders convicted of...
  • Global warming gets nearly twice as much taxpayer money as border security

    10/28/2013 11:40:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/28/2013 | Unknown
    New estimates show the federal government will spend nearly twice as much fighting global warming this year than on U.S. border security. The White House reported to House Republicans that there are 18 federal agencies engaged in global warming activities in 2013, funding a wide range of programs, including scientific research, international climate assistance, incentivizing renewable energy technology and subsidies to renewable energy producers. Global warming spending is estimated to cost $22.2 billion this year, and $21.4 billion next year. At the same time, the federal government will spend nearly $12 billion on customs and border enforcement this year.
  • Illegal Alien Border Crossings TRIPLE as 'Gang of 8' Amnesty Talk Heats Up

    05/02/2013 8:14:40 PM PDT · by montag813 · 13 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-02-2013 | John Hill
    Here they come: Migrants bound for the U.S. border ride on top of a train in Ixtepec, in Oaxaca, southern Mexico (AP).- For months, Stand With Arizona has been reporting (most recently here, here and here) on the massive increase in border crossings since Obama and the 'Gang of Eight' started promising amnesty for millions of illegal aliens. And I have been interviewed by two dozen media outlets from the Washington Post and L.A. Times to CNN and even FoxNews. Each time I begged them to report the truth about what border agents were telling me - that a tidal...
  • Testimony: DHS No Longer Uses Control of Border as Measure of Border Patrol

    02/26/2013 10:36:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/26/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security no longer uses control of the actual border as a measure of how well the Border Patrol is doing its job, according to written testimony released today by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO said that by the end of fiscal 2010, the Border Patrol had been able secure “operational control” of only 44 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border. Then, with 56 percent of the border not under “operation control,” DHS simply stopped using “operational control” as a measure of the Border Patrol’s performance. Since then, DHS has counted the number of...
  • Looking for "Pajama Patrol Badges" or who ever made them about 2004. Any Help ?

    12/12/2012 8:31:52 PM PST · by jongaltsr · 39 replies
    Looking for "Pajama Patrol Badges" or who ever made them about 2004. Any Help you can give me I would appreciate it. Thanks
  • Friendly fire a possibility in border agent's death Ballistics investigators to shed light

    10/05/2012 12:17:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Tim Steller and Brady McCombs
    Investigators are looking into whether friendly fire caused the death of Border Patrol agent Nick Ivie or the wounding of his colleague early Tuesday morning. Acting Cochise County Sheriff Rod Rothrock said it remains possible that either one was shot by another agent, though the investigation is still in its early stages. "Gunfight situations are highly fluid and dramatic, and this was out there in the middle of the night," Rothrock said. "People are moving and running, and I can't say it didn't happen." If it was friendly fire, that conclusion will be reached later in the investigation, he said....
  • U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans (Thank God!)

    09/17/2012 5:25:49 PM PDT · by hamboy · 26 replies
    CBS Evening News ^ | September 17, 2012 | David Martin
    The strategy for getting U.S. forces out of Afghanistan depends on training Afghan soldiers and police to protect the country themselves, but on Monday the U.S. military suspended most joint field operations with Afghan forces because so many Americans are being killed by the men they are training. Afghan government troops -- our allies -- have turned their guns on NATO forces 36 times this year, killing 51, most of them Americans. That is more attacks than the last two years combined.
  • Border Patrol: Agents fire shots after rock attack

    07/08/2012 11:23:47 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-8-12 | paul weber
    SAN ANTONIO—U.S. Border Patrol agents opened fire Saturday along the Rio Grande on the Texas-Mexico border after being pelted by rocks and having a gunman point a weapon in their direction on the Mexican side of the river, an agency spokesman said. Spokesman Henry Mendiola said no Border Patrol agents were injured in the incident Saturday near Brownsville. He did not know if anyone else was hurt. He said the Mexican government had been notified and was responding to the area. The FBI also was investigating. The Border Patrol released little details about the morning gunfire, including what the suspects...
  • Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's Parents Release Statement

    06/20/2012 5:53:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    One News Page.com ^ | 6/20/12 | staff
    Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s mother and father released a statement today on President Obama’s executive privilege. “Attorney General Eric Holder’s refusal to fully disclose the documents associated with Operation Fast and Furious and President Obama’s assertion of executive privilege serves to compound this tragedy. It denies the Terry family and the American people the truth.” Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry “was killed by members of a Mexican drug cartel armed with weapons from this failed Justice Department gun trafficking investigation. For more than 18 months we have been asking our federal government for justice and accountability. The documents sought...
  • Fleeing Illegal Aliens Shoot at Texas Troopers During Traffic Stop

    02/19/2012 11:21:27 AM PST · by montag813 · 11 replies · 2+ views
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 02-19-2012 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Illegal aliens are increasingly battling police to avoid capture. Last week in Phoenix, 2 illegals fought with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's detectives after a traffic stop, to try and enable 10 additional illegals to escape into the desert. Last night near Premont, TX, one or more of a group of 15 illegal aliens in a van shot at a Texas DPS Trooper when the officer tried to stop their vehicle in a routine traffic stop on Highway 281, according to the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Office. After a short chase, the pursuit ended south...
  • FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive)

    12/02/2011 12:11:58 PM PST · by old school · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 1, 2011 | Bob Owens
    "Brian Terry’s murder was entirely preventable. The incompetence of the DEA and FBI let his Border Patrol unit walk into an ambush. After the ambush, it appears the FBI tampered with evidence to cover up that one of their informants was involved with the murder of a federal agent."
  • Murdered Border Patrol agent’s family says Holder ‘should accept responsibility immediately’

    11/09/2011 2:45:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/9/11 | Matthew Boyle
    Border Patrol agent Brian Terry’s family broke its silence on Wednesday, and is now calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to admit he’s at fault for Operation Fast and Furious. Terry was murdered with Operation Fast and Furious weapons on December 15, 2010 — nearly a year ago — and Holder refused to apologize to his family during his Senate Judiciary Committee appearance on Tuesday. “Mr. Holder needs to own Operation Fast and Furious,” Terry’s family said in a statement. “In the end, Mr. Holder may chose not to apologize to the Terry family for the role that ATF and...
  • (Iowa) State Trooper Killed in Indianola Crash

    09/20/2011 8:18:28 PM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 4 replies
    KCRG TV Cedar Rapids ^ | 9-20-11 | Staff
    <p>INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a trooper died in a crash near Indianola in central Iowa when his patrol car left the road, landed in a field and burst into flames.</p> <p>The State Patrol says Trooper Mark Toney was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash Tuesday off U.S. Highway 65, just south of Indianola.</p>
  • 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...
  • Capitol Chaos: State Patrol Goes After Democratic Senators (Wisconsin RATS on the run)

    02/18/2011 8:14:42 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Today's TMJ 4 ^ | 2/18/11 | Jay Sorgi
    Capitol Chaos: State Patrol Goes After Democratic SenatorsBy Jay Sorgi MADISON - According to the Wisconsin senate majority leader, the Governor's office is sending out state troopers to go after Wisconsin's Democratic Senate members to bring in a vote on Governor Walker's budget bill which would dramatically limit government workers union's ability to negotiate many of their benefits. "They are prepared to dispatch state troopers to go out to some of the residences of some of the senators," said Republican State Senator Scott Fitzgerald on Newsradio 620 WTMJ's "Midday with Charlie Sykes." "We don't know that everybody is out of...
  • Border Patrol Data Contradicts Napolitano's Testimony That U.S. Has 'Effective Control ...

    02/09/2011 4:16:27 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/9/11 | Edwin Mora
    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
  • Napolitano Scolds Reporter for Airing Complaints of Dead Border Agent's Family

    12/23/2010 11:30:28 AM PST · by inflorida · 56 replies · 16+ views
    Foxnews.com ^ | December 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...
  • Rubber bullets for Agent Terry? (A Janet Napolitano "MAN MADE DISASTER?)

    12/17/2010 1:22:47 PM PST · by yoe · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 16, 2010 | Rick Oltman
    Caveat Emptor The following reports are unconfirmed 2nd or 3rd hand accounts, but come from three different sources that have all been credible in the past. I was told twice today that (Border Patrol Agent Brian A. Terry, who was killed on December 14th, was armed with “bean-bag rounds.” "Bean bag rounds" are used when a person is a danger to himself or others, but is not a direct threat in such a manner that lethal force would be appropriate. The round is intended to disable or stun the person without killing them. 50% of cases are when the assailant...
  • Border Patrol arrests fall 17 percent in 2010

    10/18/2010 7:15:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    breitbart ^ | 10/18/10 | ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Monday a 17 percent drop in Border Patrol arrests this year shows heightened enforcement is slowing illegal immigration. The Border Patrol made about 463,000 arrests during the federal government's fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, down from 556,032 the previous 12 months. It marks the fifth straight year of declines. Border Patrol arrests are down 72 percent from nearly 1.7 million in 2000. The agency typically makes about 97 percent of its arrests along the 1,952-mile border with Mexico, with nearly all the rest coming along the Canadian border.
  • Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car

    08/12/2010 4:11:26 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 169 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Aug 10, 2010
    Speeding motorcyclist taunts state trooper trapped in crashed car A state trooper rolled his car multiple times while chasing two reckless motorcyclists, one of whom returned to taunt the injured trooper trooper, officials said. The incident happened on the northbound ramp from Interstate 5 to State Route 599 at approximately 6:45 p.m. Tuesday. Washington State Patrol Trooper Cliff Pratt said the trooper was chasing a group of at least nine members of a south King County motorcycle group who were speeding dangerously and getting too close to cars. As the trooper tried to close in on the fastest biker, he...
  • Mexico anger high as US Border Patrol kills teen

    06/09/2010 5:45:46 AM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 5 replies · 51+ views
    AP & Yahoo News ^ | Wednesday June 9, 2010 | OLIVIA TORRES & CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN
    CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico – Mexicans are seething over the second death of a countryman at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol agents in two weeks, an incident near downtown El Paso that is threatening to escalate tensions over migrant issues. U.S. authorities said Tuesday a Border Patrol agent was defending himself and colleagues when he fatally shot the 15-year-old as officers came under a barrage of big stones while trying to detain illegal immigrants on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande. About 30 relatives and friends gathered late Tuesday to mourn Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereka, whose shooting Monday evening...
  • Feds say Border Patrol vehicles being 'cloned' by Mexican smugglers

    04/12/2010 11:17:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies · 837+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/12/10 | Sara A. Carter
    Federal agents along the Texas border were warned by the Department of Homeland Security that Mexican drug cartels are using "cloned" Border Patrol vehicles to smuggle drugs into the United States, according to documents obtain by the Washington Examiner. The DHS report was sent to Border Patrol officials in Webb County, Texas, in March. It asked Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officials to be on alert for "a suspected cloned marked Crown Victoria" the same vehicle type used by the agents.
  • Assaults on Border Patrol agents increase dramatically

    12/30/2009 4:22:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 791+ views
    TUCSON — As a Border Patrol agent continues to recover from a gunshot wound, the agency’s regional chief says the violence is part of a larger problem. There has been a 300 percent increase in assaults on agents in the first two months of this fiscal year (October and November) compared to last year — 108 compared to 27 in the Tucson Sector. Many of these assaults have involved rocks large enough to inflict serious injury or death. The assaults are usually used as a tactic to evade apprehension or draw agents away from other illegal smuggling activity nearby, the...
  • Russia could double number of bombers on strategic patrols

    12/28/2009 1:49:48 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 23 replies · 1,038+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 12/22/2009 | RIA Novosti
    The number of strategic bombers performing routine patrols could be doubled if the Russian General Staff makes such a decision, the commander of Russia's strategic aviation said Tuesday. Russia resumed strategic bomber patrol flights over the Pacific, Atlantic, and Arctic oceans, the Black Sea and along the borders of the Commonwealth of Independent States in August 2007, following an order from then-president Vladimir Putin. "As a rule, up to four strategic bombers perform patrol flights simultaneously. However, under specific circumstances and on orders from the General Staff, their number could be increased to up to eight aircraft," Maj. Gen. Anatoly...
  • "Bailout Prize Patrol" ambush of Geithner, Snowe, Schumer, Amtrak, Black Taxpayers---Michelle Malkin

    02/24/2009 6:03:38 PM PST · by whoeml · 2 replies · 947+ views
    Michelle Malkin Blog ^ | February 24th,
    http://michellemalkin.com/2009/02/24/priceless-video-bailout-prize-patrol-confronts-aig-geithner-sen-snowe/ "Taxpayers Clearing House Prize Patrol" throws cash at Tim Geithner after a hearing, presents oversized checks executives at AIG, CITI, Goldman and confronts Sentator Olympia Snowe with a large check to sign in her office. They also confront Sen. Schumer!
  • Border Patrol Agents Shoot Man as He Runs Over Fellow Officer

    02/20/2009 9:19:23 PM PST · by Ancient Drive · 19 replies · 1,386+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Friday, February 20, 2009 | Associated Press
    EL PASO, Texas — U.S. Border Patrol agents shot a man described as a suspected drug smuggler in the New Mexico desert Thursday night, federal officials said Friday.
  • Tucson judge dismisses charges against border agent

    01/08/2009 7:59:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 600+ views
    It’s official: Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett won’t be tried again in an illegal immigrant’s shooting death. U.S. District Court Judge David Bury has granted a prosecution motion to dismiss second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide charges. They could be refiled if new evidence is developed. Two trials in 2008 ended with jurors deadlocked.
  • Time takes a toll on World War II submariners

    11/09/2008 7:59:22 AM PST · by SandRat · 19 replies · 246+ views
    WHETSTONE — Like many who served during World War II, the number of men who served on the diesel submarines during the conflict is declining. On Saturday, the Cactus Chapter of World War II submariners held its annual meeting at John Robson’s Tombstone Territories RV Park. Robson, who has hosted the reunions for about six years, said it may have been the group’s last annual meeting at his RV park. While there were nearly 100 people in attendance, most of them men served on the nuclear submarines that were built long after the war. Five from World War II showed...
  • Soldiers Conduct Skills Training for Iraqi Highway Patrol

    05/13/2008 4:30:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 74+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | 1st Lt. Kyle Schreifer, USA
    BALAD, Iraq, May 13, 2008 – A continued partnership aimed at enhancing the skills of the local Iraqi highway patrol has benefited local security. Combat Outpost 9’s “Punisher 3” route security team, composed mostly of U.S. military police, conducted classroom training and practical exercises May 2-6 for more than 50 of the Iraqi highway patrol’s noncommissioned officers. The NCOs were trained in basic leadership principles, pre-combat inspections, operation orders, traffic control point operations, vehicle searches and personnel searches. “These are the skills they use every day, and seeing how much they have improved, I feel much more confident about being...
  • Zero tolerance working, says Border Patrol

    04/06/2008 8:13:46 AM PDT · by SandRat · 27 replies · 263+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Brady McCombs
    Most illegal entrants selected for prosecution under a new zero-tolerance initiative are getting little jail time, but the program still might be producing the deterrent officials desired. The U.S. Border Patrol-led program, which started in January and prosecutes as many as 60 illegal entrants a day, is aimed at increasing the consequences for illegal Mexican border crossers who are used to being dropped off at the border after apprehension. Border Patrol officials say it's working — they've prosecuted 2,317 illegal entrants in the Tucson Sector through March and report that illegal entries and repeat tries have decreased in a 15-mile...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Judge declares mistrial in agent’s murder case

    03/07/2008 4:03:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 28 replies · 2,839+ views
    TUCSON — Judge David Bury declared a mistrial Friday in Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Corbett’s murder trial. The jury told the judge that it was deadlocked and would not be able to come to an agreement. The U.S. District Court judge then declared a mistrial. The mistrial was called after jurors spent more than two days discussing the case. On Thursday afternoon, Bury almost declared a mistrial after the jurors sent a note stating they were experiencing a tough time making a decision, but he decided instead to give them more time. Corbett is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and...
  • Man in Sierra Vista is last living survivor of little-known pre-World War II attack on a U.S. ship

    12/30/2007 7:02:34 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 773+ views
    SIERRA VISTA — Four years before Pearl Harbor was attacked, a local man sailed on a U.S. Navy ship that was bombed and sunk by Imperial Japanese warplanes. The incident happened on Dec. 13, 1937, as the USS Panay was evacuating U.S. embassy personnel from Nanking, China’s capital of that era. It was a city under siege whose downfall became the infamous Rape of Nanking. The Panay was a gunboat that belonged to the U.S. Asiatic Fleet, whose 1930s peacetime mission included protection of American lives and property from pirates along the lawless Yangtze River, under a treaty with the...
  • Justice on the border

    11/19/2007 9:26:16 AM PST · by sdnet · 9 replies · 153+ views
    SmallGovTimes.com ^ | November 11th, 2007 | Lance Thompson, SmallGovTimes.com
    We all remember the two Border Patrol agents who were prosecuted, convicted, and sentenced for shooting an illegal alien drug dealer. While those two agents are serving prison sentences, the real villain in the case is suddenly back in the news. The drug smuggler who was shot while evading Border Patrol agents was recently arrested in Texas for–you’ll never guess–smuggling drugs. His carelessness is understandable, however. The immunity granted him when he testified against the Border Patrol agents allowed him to continue to smuggle drugs with the endorsement of the Justice Department. To reveiw, on 17 February 2005, Border Patrol...
  • Concerned Local Citizens Patrol with Soldiers, National Police, in Al Ja'ara

    11/01/2007 5:47:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 122+ views
    BAGHDAD — More than 200 Concerned Local Citizens (CLC) impressed ground troops by standing their ground in a firefight and finding several improvised explosive devices. The Al Ja'ara CLC patrolled approximately eight kilometers during a 40-hour mission that included the Iraqi National Police and Soldiers from Company B, 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, Oct. 27. During the mission, the CLC received small arms fire from insurgent forces, pointed out several improvised explosive devices and scouted out sites along the route to place future checkpoints. "The mission was successful on multiple levels," said Capt. Steve Hemmann, from Des Peres, Mo., the...
  • Airmen Patrol Streets of Baghdad (Security Forces team helps ensure safety for troops, citizens.)

    10/11/2007 5:14:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 2,345+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Markus M. Maier
    Staff Sgt. J.D. Murray deployed from Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, and assigned to the 732nd Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron, Detachment 4, conducts a badge check during a dismounted patrol in an effort to keep escort violations at a minimum in the international zone. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Angelique Perez Airmen Patrol Streets of Baghdad Security Forces team helps ensure safety for troops, citizens. By Staff Sgt. Markus M. MaierU.S. Central Command Air Forces Public Affairs BAGHDAD, Oct. 11, 2007 — Baghdad's international zone is surrounded by a network of security and entry control points aimed...
  • Border Computers Vulnerable to Attack

    08/03/2007 8:03:40 AM PDT · by JKrive · 5 replies · 292+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 3, 2007 | Spencer S. Hsu
    The U.S. government's main border control system is plagued by computer security weaknesses, increasing the risk of computer attacks, data thefts, and manipulation of millions of identity records including passport, visa and Social Security numbers and the world's largest fingerprint database, officials said. U.S. officials have called the US-VISIT system a cornerstone of the nation's efforts to stop terrorists at the borders and stanch the flow of illegal immigrants. It automates the collection of fingerprints and digital photographs, and links border control officers to FBI, border enforcement, immigration and State Department watch lists and databases. Congress has allocated $1.7 billion...
  • Border Patrol forced to watch video on "comprehensive immigration reform"

    07/20/2007 8:46:00 PM PDT · by kc8ukw · 25 replies · 827+ views
    LOCAL 2544 - U.S. BORDER PATROL ^ | 07-17-2007 | LOCAL 2544 - U.S. BORDER PATROL
    Chief Aguilar has ordered every Border Patrol Agent in the United States of America to watch a video of him extolling the virtues of the Bush Administration's so-called "Comprehensive Immigration Reform". In the video, Chief Aguilar goes out of his way to convince us that he does not support "amnesty" for illegal aliens. This is perhaps the single most boring and uninformative "video" ever put out by the INS, the BP, and/or CBP...
  • Border Patrol Agent Nearly Assaulted

    07/13/2007 9:29:08 AM PDT · by Tactical · 19 replies · 586+ views
    Yuma Sun ^ | 7-12-2007 | Nicole e. Squibbs
    A suspected immigrant smuggler on Wednesday tried to run down a U.S. Border Patrol agent from Yuma. At 5 p.m., a Border Patrol video surveillance camera operator witnessed a large group of suspected illegal immigrants cross the Salinity Canal near County 9th Street. Agents spotted the vehicle as it approached the intersection of County 9th Street and Somerton Avenue, the release said. An agent attempted to stop the 2007 Chevrolet Suburban, but the driver ignored the agent's request and continued driving east before turning around and heading back toward the levee and the Colorado River. The agent then tried to...