If a serial killer was on the loose- the local press would go and interview the Chief of Police or local Sheriff. These local agencies might hold a press conference to keep the public informed.

Small town: Port Angeles, WA

Heroin is frequently in the news here.

“Clallam County’s death rate from prescription opioid and heroin overdose was 29 per 100,000 in 2013, nearly twice the state’s overdose death rate of 14.8 per 100,000, health officials have said.”

Port Angeles is home to a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility.

The press finds time to play public relations, but they’re not about to ask any hard questions.

Question for newspeople:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?


“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.”

Maybe it’s time for investigative journalists to make appointments, schedule interviews and ask some questions. Suggested topics here: News tip/story idea

If no answers are available, please do a story describing the working relationship you have with the Washington State Patrol, local sheriffs departments and city police departments. Any denied FOIA requests generated by these agencies? Please compare to the Border Patrol at Port Angeles.


On the national scene-

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin out of the US?

If anyone can find an example in mainstream news- please post in comments.

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

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

Heroin Cartels in Washington State

The Press & Washington State Heroin

No Profit in Keeping Heroin Out of the US


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Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.





Photo- Port Hadlock scene