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JFK speaks about the role of the press in a free society-

 

A working relationship with the press- nowhere to be found.

In-depth reporting:

Aug 2013-

Border Patrol confirms re-assignment of Blaine chief

“Jones said there would be no other statement in response to further questions about Bates’ removal, which The Bellingham Herald first reported Monday.”

 

Sept 2012-

Port Angeles USBP station- grand opening:

“Jones asked a Peninsula Daily News reporter to interview only Border Patrol personnel selected by the agency and to confine interviews of selected personnel to topics concerning the station’s opening.”

No topics to be discussed unless pre-approved by the agency in question.

 

Sept 2012-

Denied FOIA requests-

“The Border Patrol has refused repeated requests by the Peninsula Daily News — including those made under the Freedom of Information Act — for arrest totals for the Port Angeles station, which covers a territory that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties.”

 

Aug 2012-

Port Angeles Border Patrol whistleblower investigation:

“terms are confidential.”

More here.

 

Aug 2011-

Imagine a school district wanting to expand staff and facilities and, at the same time- suppressing public information Re: the number of students enrolled, teachers on staff and number of students graduated in the past 36 months.

“…the Border Patrol has refused to divulge the number of agents in Port Angeles…”

 

Aug 2010-

Secret arrest statistics:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

A US Border Patrol spokesperson tells the press:

“Border Patrol spokeswoman Jenny Burke said Monday that the agency will not release any information on the number of arrests made by agents who work out of the Port Angeles station, the names of those arrested, what they were arrested for and the disposition of their cases”

“The number of arrests for Port Angeles’ or any other station is “law enforcement-sensitive,” Burke said.”

“The names of those arrested and other facts about them are not available for release under the 1974 Privacy Act, she said.”

 

Background:

News tip/story idea

Related-

Positive Examples in Law Enforcement

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

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