Monday, June 27, 2011

First "Use rubber bullets" Now- "Stay off the grass"

We need to secure our borders, I think we can all agree on that. But how are we supposed to accomplish that task when our Border Patrol Agents hands are all but tied?
I had read earlier in the year about units ordered to use rubber bullets and bean bag shots as a first round of defense, because, well we don't really want to hurt anyone.  What?  This great plan cost the life of  U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. Read more here:

Now I find that are agents are being told to stay off the grass, so to speak.  The Department of the Interior is hampering operations along the border in order to protect possible endangered species, some of which no one has seen in years.  There are millions of acres agents are not allowed to drive/ chase illegals onto unless it is on foot or horseback.  What?  When did the life of a frog or some sort of cactus become more important than of the security of our nation?  Read more on this subject here:


North said...

My blood pressure is in quad digits...

Lila said...

The stats say that the LEO most likely to shoot his weapon is Border Patrol. Yet they are the most hampered. Boggles my mind. Takes guts to sign on for that job that's for sure.