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  • EXCLUSIVE: ICE Whistleblower May Depose Harry Reid

    03/20/2016 10:59:45 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 38 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3-22-2016 | Evan Gahr
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid could be deposed for ICE whistleblower Taylor Johnson’s new lawsuit because complaints from his office precipitated her ouster. Johnson’s attorney, Morris Fischer, told the Washington Gadfly that, “We will attempt to depose whoever is involved in this corruption up to and including Harry Reid. His fingerprints are all over the place.” The veteran law enforcement agent, who DHS fired in February after she rejected $100,000 in hush money, filed a Merit System Protection Board claim against the agency earlier this month. Johnson, a single mother of four, had a storied career until she ran afoul...
  • Woman fined $500 for saving free Delta Air Lines snack

    04/22/2018 7:21:23 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 228 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 22, 2018 | Alexandra Deabler
    A Colorado woman is facing a $500 fine from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for saving a free apple she received as a snack from Delta Air Lines on her way back to the United States from Paris, France. Crystal Tadlock told Fox 31 Denver, toward the end of her flight from Paris, flight attendants passed out apples in plastic bags as a snack. Tadlock put the fruit in her carry-on to save for when she was hungry during the second leg of her trip. Once Tadlock arrived in the U.S., she went through Customs and her bag was...
  • SHOCK VIDEO=> US Customs Detains, Harasses James OKeefe Grills Him on Donald Trump

    08/12/2015 4:09:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 12, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    In recent years the government has gone to extremes to bully everyday Americans and whistleblowers from speaking out against corruption. From the targeting of Tea Party groups and conservative donors to the lawsuits against poverty nuns over birth control the government has harassed and abused its citizenry. In June investigative journalist James OKeefe was detained by U.S. customs agents after arriving at the airport in Nassau, Bahamas en route to Miami. The agents told him then he was being detained for crossing back and forth across the US-Mexico border in Texas dressed like Osama bin Laden. Customs agents targeted OKeffe...
  • Customs Agents To James OKeefe: Youre Being Detained For Investigating The Federal Government

    06/25/2015 3:51:33 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/24/15 | Patrick Howley
    U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents who detained conservative filmmaker James OKeefe at the airport specifically asked him about the work hes done investigating the federal government.OKeefe was detained by U.S. customs agents Monday after arriving at the airport in Nassau, Bahamas en route to Miami. Agents told OKeefe that he was being detained for crossing back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border while dressed as Osama bin Laden in a video that was published by The Daily Caller. Agents marked his passport with an X and explained that he would be detained every time he enters U.S. territory henceforth....
  • The Border Patrol Continues to Act as if a Federal Judge Hadnt Just Blocked Obamas Amnesty

    02/21/2015 7:38:24 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/20/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    While a federal judges injunction has halted the implementation of President Obamas sweeping executive actions from November, it appears U.S. Customs and Border Protection never got the news.
  • DOD staff on military flight delayed for hours by US Customs

    02/04/2014 10:31:21 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    Stars & Stripes ^ | February 3, 2014 | Nok-Noi Ricker
    What was expected to be a routine stopover at Bangor International Airport for a plane filled with returning U.S. troops and defense contractors Sunday night instead became a frustrating ordeal for many of those aboard. For the 102 U.S. troops returning from Afghanistan and Kuwait on Delta flight 8964, getting off the plane was fairly routine and featured a heros welcome from the Maine Troop Greeters in attendance. It was a different story for the 112 Department of Defense contractors those hired to fly drones, do intelligence analysis, fix computers and other jobs some of whom were kept...
  • O'Reilly Guest Falsely Claimed President Clinton Prevented Millennium Attacks On U.S.

    02/09/2006 8:27:11 PM PST · by infoguy · 3 replies · 262+ views ^ | 9 February 2006 | Dave Pierre
    Nancy Soderberg, a former Ambassador to the United Nations and Foreign Policy Advisor under the Clinton administration, repeated the often-heard myth that President Clinton prevented Millennium attacks on the United States. Soderberg made the debunked claim as a guest on tonight's episode of The O'Reilly Factor (Thursday, February 9, 2006).Soderberg's claim would refer to the arrest of terrorist Ahmed Ressam at the U.S-Canada border on December 14, 1999. It was later learned that Ressam planned to bomb Los Angeles International Airport on or around New Year's Day 2000. Clinton defenders have often falsely cited this incident as evidence that...
  • Um, Shouldn't You Have Asked Me These Questions Before I Got on the Plane?

    09/02/2011 4:10:48 PM PDT · by mgstarr · 54 replies
    Dallas Observer ^ | 9/1/11 | Robert Wilonsky
    Got home from the airport last night just in time to see Channel 8's piece on how Dallas PD and the FBI are prepping for the 10th anniversary of September 11. Would have been home a little sooner, but, ya know, I stopped by a Northwest Highway construction site. Oh -- and I was briefly detained by a man with a badge at Dallas-Fort Worth International. Perhaps I should explain. I was out of town yesterday, in Los Angeles. Left Tuesday night, came back Wednesday night. Very uneventful. Left the hotel room just long enough to do an interview. Arrived...
  • Lockheed delivers upgraded P-3

    07/15/2010 2:33:28 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 1+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/14/2010 | UPI
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection has received from Lockheed Martin its first mid-life upgrade P-3 Orion patrol aircraft, the company announced. The upgrade replaced the patrol craft's outer wings, center wing lower surface and horizontal stabilizer with new production components. "We are excited about our partnership with Customs and Border Protection," said Ray Burick, Lockheed Martin P-3 Programs vice president, "and we are committed to providing them with modernization enhancements to sustain the P-3 for decades to come. The MLU integrates well with our 10-year site and depot P-3 Fleet Maintenance Program, now under way with CBP." Lockheed Martin said...
  • Canadian accused at U.S. border of 'stealing American jobs'

    03/17/2009 9:17:18 AM PDT · by Chief Engineer · 27 replies · 692+ views
    CBC ^ | March 17, 2009 | Kathy Tomlinson, CBC News
    A B.C. sales representative who markets equestrian products in Canada was barred from crossing the U.S. border to attend a trade show last month by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer who accused him of trying to steal American jobs. "He looked at me, and in a yelling voice he said, 'You're friggin' stealing jobs away from American citizens,' and I tried telling him that I wasn't," Joel Borsteinas told CBC News. Borsteinas, a Canadian citizen, said he's been in business for 15 years, acting as a middleman between U.S. and Canadian suppliers of western wear and equestrian products...
  • Mother and Daughter Fugitives Caught By Customs and Border Protection at Phoenix Airport

    10/20/2007 3:27:40 PM PDT · by Marine Inspector · 48 replies · 139+ views
    U.S. Customs & Border Protection ^ | 10/19/2007 | Customs & Border Protection
    Phoenix A mother and daughter, both wanted in Florida on charges of racketeering, were apprehended by alert U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Wednesday night. While screening passengers arriving from Mexico City, CBP officers examined documents belonging to 24-year-old Silvana Theurell-Portillo. While asking routine questions of Theurell-Portillo, the officers queried her name in their systems and discovered that she was a fugitive, wanted in St. Lucie County, Fla. on gambling and racketeering charges. During questioning of her mother, 65-year-old Marina Portillo, CBP officers discovered that she also was wanted on similar charges in...
  • Feds: Top U.S. Official Aided La Shish Scam

    10/02/2007 10:47:43 PM PDT · by Westlander · 10 replies · 537+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 10-2-2007 | WXYZ.COM
    A high-ranking official with the Detroit office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE), formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and four other metro-Detroit men were indicted by a federal Grand Jury with multiple counts of bribery, conspiracy and extortion, United States Attorney Stephen J. Murphy announced today. U.S. Attorney Murphy was joined in the announcement by Thomas M. Frost, Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago, Illinois office of the Department of Homeland Security - Office of Inspector General, and Andrew G. Arena, Special Agent in Charge of the Detroit, Michigan, office of the Federal...
  • Car carrying four men speeds past Customs entry in Port Angeles. (WA Ferry-again)

    08/23/2007 10:26:48 PM PDT · by NavyCanDo · 72 replies · 2,511+ views
    Peninsula Daily News ^ | 8-23-07 | Peninsula Daily News
    PORT ANGELES - A car carrying four men reportedly sped through the U.S. Customs port of entry off the ferry from Victoria on Wednesday night. The Port Angeles Police Department received a report through the PenCom dispatch center of the car failing to stop for inspection. The car disembarked off the MV Coho at about 9:20 p.m. after the day's last southbound sailing. It reportedly raced past the checkpoint so quickly that nobody could determine a license plate number or even the plates' jurisdiction. The car turned left - or eastbound - onto Railroad Avenue from the port of entry,...
  • Ex-Customs boss gets 24 years

    02/05/2006 7:34:45 PM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 1,267+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 01.27.06 | RON MARSICO
    A former U.S. Customs supervisor, who authorities say helped smuggle tens of thousands of kilos of cocaine through Newark's seaport and airport, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison yesterday in a drug case the judge called the worst he has ever seen involving a government official. In imposing sentence on Jorge Reyeros, U.S. District Judge William Bassler said anyone who misuses their office "in such a heinous way has to suffer the consequences." Bassler, sitting in Newark, also sentenced Reyeros' older brother, Juan, to nearly 19 years in prison for helping in the crime. While a federal...
  • Locals witness New Orleans police beating

    10/13/2005 3:00:39 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 139 replies · 2,916+ views ^ | 10 11 05 | ERICA RODRIGUEZ
    MANATEE - Getting shoved around, handcuffed, manhandled and witnessing a police beating - these are the memories two young hurricane relief workers from Manatee County say they took away from Bourbon Street in New Orleans on Saturday night. After about a month of volunteer work in areas hit hard by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Manatee County residents Calvin Briles and Mike Monaghan decided to take it easy in the Big Easy for an evening. The two men, program consultants for the Volunteer Center of Manatee County, had spent the day buying chain saws and delivering them to volunteer reception centers...
  • (U.S. Customs) Inspector convicted of letting in drugs

    10/04/2005 9:55:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 396+ views
    ap on Yahoo ^ | 10/4/05 | AP
    McALLEN, Texas - A senior U.S. Customs inspector pleaded guilty Tuesday to money laundering and conspiring to smuggle drugs from Mexico, federal prosecutors said. Lizandro Martinez, 44, was paid to let a series of trucks containing thousands of pounds of marijuana pass over the Progreso International Bridge without inspection for more than 2 1/2 years beginning in 2002, according to court documents. As part of a plea agreement, Martinez will resign and forfeit hundreds of thousands of dollars in vehicles and real estate bought with the laundered money. Roberto Dominguez, 44, of Hildalgo, was also convicted Tuesday of similar charges...
  • Gov't. Informant Killed Citizens, Feds Knew

    09/22/2004 4:42:50 PM PDT · by FITZ · 25 replies · 781+ views
    KVIA news ^ | Sept 22, 2004 | kvia news
    Is a U.S. Customs informant responsible for the death of two U.S. citizens? And was he allowed to get away with it because agents badly wanted to get his drug boss? According to dozens of pages of government documents, that is exactly what happened. ABC-7 uses exclusive information to outline a bloody drug tale in which murder plays a major role. El Paso Police will not yet confirm what ABC-7 has already uncovered. The cold-blooded killing outside the Whataburger at Paisano and Piedras, earlier this year, is directly related to a U.S. Customs informant working closely with the Vicente Carrlllo...
  • Pakistani travelers under new scrutiny

    06/28/2004 7:05:04 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 212+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 6/28/04 | Paul Sperry
    WASHINGTON In an unusual move, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered inspectors at America's largest airports to examine all travelers of Pakistani descent including U.S. citizens for minor injuries such as "rope burns," "unusual bruises" and "scars" possibly suffered while training in terrorist camps in that ally Muslim country, according to internal U.S. documents obtained exclusively by WorldNetDaily. A two-page "action" bulletin, labeled "For Official Use Only," warns that recent intelligence gathered in Pakistan and elsewhere indicates that individuals traveling to train at terrorist camps in Pakistan may be planning to carry out terrorist activities within...
  • Pedophiles Are Out There, and They're Online

    04/20/2004 6:55:52 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 5 replies · 147+ views
    Cheyenne Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | 04-20-04 | Dynes, Michelle
    Pedophiles are out there and they're online By Michelle Dynes Published in the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle CHEYENNE - Last year, six computers in the Cheyenne area were confiscated because of child pornography. "It is actually here in our area," Deputy Raymond Nelson of the Laramie County Sheriff's Department said. Nelson cited a recent case where a Cheyenne man was convicted Thursday of soliciting sex from a minor he met on the Internet. But that 12-year-old girl was actually an agent for the Division of Criminal Investigation. Nelson participated in an Internet safety presentation Monday to teach parents how to keep...

    05/07/2003 8:20:33 AM PDT · by madfly · 9 replies · 469+ views ^ | May 6, 2003 | AP
    EL PASO - A Defense Department plan to pull 450 National Guard troops away from inspection duties along the border is sparking an outcry among critics who fear it will lower the nation's defenses against terrorism.Some of the Guard troops have been on the job for more than 10 years and were trained to identify suspicious vehicles with hidden compartments that could conceal weapons. Under a plan approved in February by Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, the new customs agency will hire inspectors and train them to replace the Guard troops. "This proposal would pull out the National Guard...