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  • 8-year-old girl dies in Border Patrol custody

    05/18/2023 7:16:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/2023 | STEPHEN NEUKAM
    An 8-year-old girl died in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday, according to officials, as the agency deals with overcrowding in facilities near the southern border. The girl and her family were in custody at Harlingen Station in Harlingen, Texas, when she experienced a “medical emergency” Wednesday, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said in a statement. First responders were called to the scene and transported the girl to a local hospital, where she later died.
  • Amid Border Patrol recruitment crisis, one step of the hiring process is wiping out tons of applicants (polygraph)

    01/21/2023 3:31:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/21/23 | Hannah Ray Lambert
    EAGLE PASS, Texas – Border Patrol is failing to hire agents fast enough to replace thousands of soon-to-be retirees, and current and former employees say overly aggressive and unaccountable polygraph examiners are disqualifying more than half of otherwise-qualified candidates. "We're losing a lot of people, including those who have prior military service, who have active security clearances, and they fail a CBP polygraph," Jon Anfinsen, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council, told Fox News. "It doesn't make any sense." Polygraphs or lie detector tests are generally inadmissible in court cases, and federal law bans most private companies from...
  • Border Patrol Union Reminds Eric Holder of His True Legacy in Arizona

    11/05/2022 6:41:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 05, 2022 | Katie Pavlich
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder made his way to the Grand Canyon State this week to campaign on behalf of Democrat gubernatorial candidate and current Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs. ... But while Holder made his way to Arizona to talk about elections, the National Border Patrol Union is reminding him of his true and bloody legacy in the state. ... We see Eric "Fast and Furious" Holder made an appearance in Arizona to try to prop up Katie "Watergate" Hobbs. The only thing Holder ever accomplished in AZ was getting a BP agent killed with the guns he...
  • Report: Biden administration furious about new “challenge coin” supporting Border Patrol, mocking liberal agenda

    06/11/2022 8:04:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 6/11/22 | "Sgt. A. Merica"
    On June 10th, it was reported by the NY Times and the Washington Examiner, that Luis Miranda, assistant commissioner for CBP’s Office of Public Affairs stated that “The images depicted on this coin are offensive, insensitive, and run counter to the core values of CBP…” It is important to mention that Luis Miranda is a Political Appointee with no experience as Law Enforcement and has never served in the military or as a first responder. By title, Luis Miranda was a political analyst prior to being given the title of Assistance Commissioner by the Biden Administration. He was previously employed...
  • Higher Gas Less Police Patrols

    06/08/2022 8:31:02 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 10 replies
    Facebook Posting | 6-8-2022 | Me
    Isabella County (MICHIGAN) Sheriff’s Office is feeling the pain at the pump as well. We have exhausted what funds were budgeted for fuel with several months to go before the budget reset. I have instructed the deputies to attempt to manage whatever calls are acceptable over the phone. This would be non-in-progress calls, non-life-threatening calls, calls that do not require evidence collection or documentation. Deputies will continue to provide patrols to all areas of the county, they will respond to those calls that need to be managed in person. Any call that is in progress with active suspects will involve...
  • 'Elite' Border Patrol agent credited with killing Texas school mass shooter

    05/25/2022 1:18:39 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 25 May 2022 | Daniel Chaitin & Cami Mondeaux
    A Border Patrol agent is being credited with killing the gunman in a deadly mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday. An anonymous law enforcement official told the Associated Press that an agent rushed into Robb Elementary School without waiting for backup. The Border Patrol agent shot and killed the gunman, who was hiding behind a barricade, this source said. The as-yet-unidentified agent was wounded but able to walk out of the school, the source added. Border Patrol sources told Fox News correspondent Bill Melugin that the agent believed to have shot and killed the gunman...
  • Only 2 Border Patrol agents fired over ‘explicit’ posts in secret Facebook group

    10/26/2021 8:08:36 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/26/2021 | Emily Crane
    Sixty Border Patrol agents were found to have committed misconduct by posting “explicit and violent messages” mocking migrants and threatening lawmakers on Facebook — but only two were actually fired, investigators said Monday. A sweeping investigation by the House Oversight and Reform Committee found that the majority of agents had their punishments significantly reduced after it emerged that they’d posted photos and comments in a closed Facebook group back in 2019. Despite an internal Customs and Border Patrol Discipline Review Board recommending that 24 of the 60 agents be fired, only two were ultimately terminated, according to the report.
  • Report: Border Patrol Agents Furious With Biden’s Promise To Make Them ‘Pay’: ‘He Just Started A War’ | The Daily Wire

    09/25/2021 8:49:46 AM PDT · by FryingPan101 · 52 replies
    Conservative News ^ | September 24, 2021
    Border Patrol agents are reportedly furious with President Joe Biden’s comments on a debunked claim that some agents were whipping migrants at the border. Biden on Friday addressed claims that Border Patrol agents on horseback were “whipping” and “running … over” migrants attempting to enter the U.S. illegally. Though no evidence has been given to support the claims, Biden pledged that the agents allegedly responsible “will pay.”
  • Lindsey Graham: Border Patrol Agents ‘Under Siege’ — ‘I’m Tired of This Crap’

    07/22/2021 6:07:25 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/21/2021 | Jeff Poor
    During an appearance on FNC’s “Fox News Primetime” on Wednesday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) hammered the Biden administration after his contentious interaction with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack about immigration policy. Graham took issue with Vilsack admitting his last encounter with a Border Patrol agent came 10 years ago. “Here’s what I was trying to tell him: If you talk to the Border Patrol agents in charge of trying to police our border, they’re under siege,” he said. “They’re American patriots. Right after the election, they told the Biden administration, if you eliminate the Remain in Mexico policy and go back...
  • Border Patrol's next chief discusses shift away from Trump-era policies

    06/26/2021 11:48:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    During his first one-on-one interview since this week being named the next chief of the U.S. Border Patrol, Raul Ortiz outlined his leadership vision for a federal law enforcement agency that continues to face challenges and controversy. The incoming chief does not plan to make drastic changes, he said, but his appointment indicates a critical leadership shakeup at a time when the Biden administration is attempting to reverse course from the prior administration on immigration enforcement policies. Asked about internal tension between career agents and the incoming administration, Ortiz acknowledged differences in ideas and approaches but stopped short of calling...
  • Border agents on horseback surround No More Deaths camp just before Christmas

    12/24/2020 6:03:10 PM PST · by \/\/ayne · 16 replies
    Tucson Sentinel ^ | Dec 24, 2020 | Paul Ingram
    BP agents said they were seeking warrant for raid, humanitarian workers sayJust before Christmas Eve, Border Patrol agents on horseback surrounded No More Death's humanitarian aid station south of Tucson and told volunteers they were pursuing a warrant to raid the camp, the group said.If agents do conduct a raid, it would be the third incursion into the camp near Arivaca, Ariz., in five months, coming near the end of a spike in the number of remains found in southwestern Arizona—a likely sign that a larger number of people are attempting to cross illegally, and are dying in remote stretches...
  • Police looking for gunman who shot moving patrol car 3 times (Virginia)

    09/16/2020 3:45:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    ABC 'News' ^ | 9/16/20 | Jon Haworth
    Police are hunting for a gunman following a shooting incident in Virginia when a police car was hit three times with gunfire. The incident occurred at approximately 7:25 p.m. in Suffolk, Virginia, when a marked police car was driving through the area and was hit three times with bullets. The officer driving the vehicle did not sustain any injuries, according to the Suffolk Police Department. “There is a large police presence in the immediate area as Officers collect evidence and search for a suspect,” the Suffolk Police Department said in a statement posted on social media. **SNIP** Authorities in Suffolk,...
  • Border Patrol Chief's Message to Agents about Portland Riots

    07/25/2020 12:15:35 PM PDT · by Wikter · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | July 22, 2020 | USBP
    Chief of the Border Patrol Rodney Scott sent a message to support to Agents in the field and US Border Patrol employees.
  • NYC sends 1,000 officers to patrol as residents venture outside on sunny Saturday (barbecue is against the law)

    05/04/2020 3:49:02 AM PDT · by Libloather · 56 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 5/02/20 | Tom Winter, Minyvonne Burke
    As New York City residents ventured outside to enjoy a sunny Saturday, police sent 1,000 officers to ensure they abided by social distancing rules that remain in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. "This is the nicest weather we've seen this year; we encourage people to come out and enjoy this weather," Terence Monahan, Chief of Department for the New York Police Department, told NBC News. But, he reminded residents out enjoying the city's parks, "You cannot gather; you cannot barbecue. We're going to give you a summons. There's been enough warnings." He said the NYPD would have...
  • Man suspected of murdering officer had been released from prison early, was on probation

    11/25/2019 3:09:14 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 31 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | November 25, 2019 | Gregory Hoyt [Posted by]
    Augusta, Georgia- A Richmond County deputy was shot and killed last Tuesday night while conducting a routine patrol with a narcotics unit in within the city. Now police say the suspect allegedly involved in the shooting was recently released from prison and was also on probation at the time of the deputy’s death. Suspect in Richmond County Georgia officer death ?? officially arrested, charged (Alvin Theodore Hester, 24) — Montana ????Agent Applebutt (@AgentApplebutt2) November 22, 2019 According to Sergeant William McCarty with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigator Cecil Ridley was gunned down at a gas station on the...
  • AOC ripped by Obama-era Border Patrol chief for 'reckless' rhetoric

    04/06/2019 6:12:47 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/05/19 | Douglas Ernst
    Former U.S. Border Patrol chief Mark Morgan says he must “restrain” himself while addressing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s claim that agents “cage children at the border and inject them with drugs” out of “hatred.” The Obama-era official sat down with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Thursday evening when a recent Instagram Live post by the New York Democrat was addressed. “I’m not trying to cage children at the border and inject them with drugs. That’s not a mistake, that’s just hatred,” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez told supporters on social media. Mr. Morgan, who spoke to lawmakers this week on the border crisis, blasted Ms....
  • Cartels deliberately distract Border Patrol agents by using sick migrants, large groups as 'cover'

    01/24/2019 6:04:25 PM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/24/19 | Stephen Dinan
    The number of illegal immigrants who showed up at the U.S. border in need of medical attention has soared in recent weeks, even as the number of large groups has also surged. Both trends are proving to be serious impediments to Border Patrol agents, who say they’re being taken off line watch duties to either shepherd the sick as they go to the hospital, or have to process the groups of people — leaving other parts of the border unsecured. In one large group of 247 people, 50 of them had to be taken to the hospital, requiring nearly every...
  • Border Patrol agents 'are repeatedly destroying or vandalizing food and water caches

    01/17/2018 12:21:33 PM PST · by Teotwawki · 71 replies
    Daily Mail Online ^ | January 17, 2018 | Ashley Collman
    U.S. Border Patrol has been accused of causing the deaths of hundreds of migrants a year by destroying food and water supplies left for them in the brutal Arizona desert by humanitarian group. On Wednesday, two humanitarian groups released a report, detailing how they've distributed more than 31,000 gallons of water along dangerous migrant paths in the Arizona desert between 2012 and 2015. In that time frame, they say volunteers have found these stashes of food and water destroyed 415 times - or about two times a week on average.
  • IT BEGINS: Merkel’s Migrants Form Sharia Police To Patrol Streets Of Berlin!

    07/09/2017 12:55:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 65 replies
    GP ^ | 07/09/17 | Joshua Caplan
    Under the watch of Chancellor Merkel, millions of Muslim migrants have flooded Germany. Amid a spike in rapes, another frightening trend is emerging within Europe’s largest economy — Sharia Police.Gatestone Institute reports: A hundred Islamists are now openly enforcing Sharia law on the streets of Berlin, according to local police who are investigating a recent string of violent assaults in the German capital. The self-appointed morality police involve Salafists from Chechnya, a predominantly Sunni Muslim region in Russia. The vigilantes are using threats of violence to discourage Chechen migrants from integrating into German society; they are also promoting the establishment of a parallel...
  • Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime...

    03/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies ^ | March 1, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: Confirmed: Obama DOJ Failure to Arrest Known Straw Purchasers Led to Murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in Mexico According to a new inspector general report an illegal gun trafficking program similar to Operation Fast and Furious, which took place under President Obama's Department of Justice, led to the murder of ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in 2011. First, the background: On February 15, 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Agents Victor Avila and Jaime Zapata were returning to Mexico City from Matehuala, Mexico when their armored SUV came under attack near the town of Santa Maria del Rio,...