Justice Department Handcuffs Border Patrol, Supports Drug Runners

Posted by Brian
The Obama Justice Department, under the "leadership" of AG Eric Holder, has sentenced yet another border agent to prison, this time for "unreasonable force" on a teenager who had been caught crossing the border with 75 pounds of marijuana strapped to his back.  This is the second incident of the Justice Department jailing border agents for violating the civil rights of drug smugglers. Back in 2006, two agents were arrested, and sentenced to prison for shooting a drug mule, who was trying to escape, in the buttocks.  He was captured while driving a van with over 800 pounds of marijuana across the southern border.  In both cases, the drug runners were given full immunity in exchange for their testimony against the agents.  In this latest case, the agent was accused of violating the drug runner's civil rights because he lifted the man, whom the border agents said was uncooperative, by the handcuffs to force him into a compliant position on his stomach.  The force was so great that the technique, which is standard in law enforcement, produced NO bruises or marks to the criminal.  Yet justice chose to take the word of this miscreant over that of the border agents, culminating in Justice prosecuting and obtaining a conviction against the agent.
Agent Jesus E Diaz

What is the message to the Border Patrol?  Furthermore, who the hell is going to want to put their life on the line to secure our border, face automatic weapons fire from the cartels (from which the weapons may have been provided by Holder's Justice Department), only to have our own government be more likely to take the word of some drug-running scumbag over that of our own sworn officers who risk their lives daily in what is becoming more of a war zone down on the border?
Another reason why the 2012 elections are one of the most, if not the most important that we will face in our lifetime.

U.S. border agent jailed for improper arrest of suspected drug smuggler

A U.S. Border Patrol agent has been sentenced to two years in prison for improperly lifting the arms of a 15-year-old drug smuggling suspect while handcuffed — in what the Justice Department called a deprivation of the teenager’s constitutional right to be free from the use of unreasonable force.
Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr. was named in a November 2009 federal grand jury indictment with deprivation of rights under color of law during an October 2008 arrest near the Rio Grande in Eagle Pass, Texas, in response to a report that illegal immigrants had crossed the river with bundles of drugs.
In a prosecution sought by the Mexican government and obtained after the suspected smuggler was given immunity to testify against the agent,Diaz was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses Ludlumin San Antonio. The Mexican consulate in Eagle Pass had filed a formal written complaint just hours after the arrest, alleging that the teenager had been beaten.
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