Archives for category: Honest management of public information

Alternative/independent media- out asking questions:

Popular culture is constantly thanking The Troops for defending American rights and freedoms. The video above is another of many examples where freedoms may come & go- completely unrelated to military operations in distant lands.

Will the Joint Chiefs of Staff send The Troops to safeguard American freedoms?

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

Operating a camera in a public place:

More here: Information Suppression Update

 

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Sound of Freedom

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

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Judge dismisses 9/11 claims against Saudi Arabia

 

“Lawyers for the plaintiffs said they would appeal. Sean Carter, one the lawyers, said he believed the ruling was also the consequence of the U.S. government’s decision to keep classified evidence that could be favourable to their cause.”

Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson-

 

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US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

 

Photo- A symbol of freedom & federal government credibility

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Officer at 4:25 handles the situation really well.

These videos would go out of style fast if this was the normal protocol:

 

Operating a camera in a public place:

Land of Information Suppression

 

Jeff Gray knows how to keep his cool:

Several videos here.

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

here: US Department of Credibility

or here:

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

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

 

Discuss on facebook here:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

Or here:

US Department of Credibility

 

DSC_0125In 2008, the US Border Patrol came to Jefferson County, WA and set up suspicionless checkpoints and bus boardings- away from border crossings and ports of entry.

At a local Border Patrol forum a lady asked:

“What is the penalty for not identifying oneself to federal agents at an internal, suspicionless checkpoint?”

US Border Patrol said they would call in the Sheriff when a person refused to identify themselves.

Sheriff says they will not respond to a non-emergency situation involving a person peaceably refusing to interact with federal agents.

Question about providing ID is at 0:35

 

State and local law enforcement agencies do not conduct suspicionless checkpoints in Washington State.

Check your state here.

 

Jefferson County Sheriff says No to federal grant money Re: local Border Patrol Checkpoints:

Border Patrol criticism emerges: Sheriff Brasfield declines BP funding

 

In 2008, Washington was one of several legal medical marijuana states.

Olympic Peninsula immigration checkpoint-

At a checkpoint- the US Border Patrol stopped a legal medical marijuana user with a legal amount of medical marijuana. He was a passenger in a car:

Small-scale pot busts snared in Border Patrol stops

 

2015 update-

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.

News links and documentation here.

Related:

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

Video collection- DHS checkpoints

Facebook page:

Local reporters will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?

 

 

 

Photo- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

 

DSC_00077Here at US Dept. of Credibility we are fans of Alternative/independent media.

 

How did it get this way?

Over time, newspeople working for mainstream outlets seem to have stopped asking questions and doing investigative stories.

In many cases- newspapers seem to post a press release from whatever agency was in involved in various operations. Stories related to The Drug War and Super Bowl security are a great example of this.

Paywalls mean less people will read, share and discuss news articles.

 

Our free and independent press recently informed us on Olympic Peninsula US Border Patrol operations.

The article reads like paid advertising or something produced by US Border Patrol public relations.

Most of the photos used in the article were provided by the federal government.

 

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

 

Why did it get this way?

Maybe newspeople are confined by the bosses and the companies they work for due to loyalties towards elected officials, advertisers, big business, etc.

Below- we’ll post a few favorite alternative media sites- feel free to add your own in comments.

Adam Kokesh

Anthony Antonello

HONOR YOUR OATH

We Are Change

Photography Is Not A Crime

Ridley Report

The Alex Jones Channel

Mark Dice

Ben Swann

Press For Truth

Houston Free Thinkers

 

 

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Working waterfront- Port Townsend

 

DSC_0089I’d be more interested in paying for a subscription if there was more in the way of investigative reporting & newspeople asking questions.

Story idea here.

Related: Information suppression & your local news

Discuss on facebook here or here.

 

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

 

 

Photo- Fog clears at Port Hadlock

 

DSC_0061Secrecy surrounds Coast Guard rescue of injured hiker in Olympic National Park

“Coast Guard officials would not release the man’s name or hometown, citing an agency policy to require a Freedom of Information Act request for information on closed cases.”

Same rescue:

Olympic National Park identifies Bremerton hiker hurt on coast

 

US Border Patrol- same agency- different policy at different locations:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.”

Secret arrest statistics:

Aug 2010-

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.”

Aug 2011-

“In March, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Richard Sinks declined to release statistics on apprehensions or detainments made by the Port Angeles station.”

“Disclosure of the arrest statistics from the Port Angeles station would provide those interested in crossing our borders illegally with information that could aid their strategic targeting of potentially vulnerable areas along the border,” he said in an e-mail. “To maintain operational security these numbers will not be provided.”

 

US Border Patrol, Erie, PA-

The people of Erie, PA did not have to submit a FOIA request to find out what justified the expansion of their local Border Patrol station-

No public information/security conflict at the U.S. Border Patrol station (not sector) in Erie, PA.

Erie Station- similar to Port Angeles in that it is separated from Canada by water.

Note: reports of the expansion at Erie include numbers of arrests out of that station:

“The Border Patrol operations in Erie, nearly six years old, include more than 30 agents who apprehended 588 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2008-09.”

“The Border Patrol’s apprehensions in the Erie area have grown steadily, from 332 in fiscal 2006-2007 to 588 in 2008-09 to 305 so far in 2009-10.

Of those apprehended so far this fiscal year, 136 were individuals found by other law enforcement agencies and turned over to the Border Patrol.”

 

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- Welcome visitors

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

DSC_0006 2Question for newspeople: What role does the US Border Patrol play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Port Angeles.

 

“Police conduct sweep of alleged heroin dealers”

“OPNET makes arrests in heroin investigation”

As always- the big law enforcement success story comes with zero reporting or questions from newspeople about why the proud War on Terror is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Port Angeles Border Patrol secret arrest policy instantly lifted when a local drug bust goes down.

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Secret arrest statistics:

Aug 2010-

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.”

Aug 2011-

“In March, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Richard Sinks declined to release statistics on apprehensions or detainments made by the Port Angeles station.”

“Disclosure of the arrest statistics from the Port Angeles station would provide those interested in crossing our borders illegally with information that could aid their strategic targeting of potentially vulnerable areas along the border,” he said in an e-mail. “To maintain operational security these numbers will not be provided.”

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.

 

Related:

Heroin & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

A very serious War on Terror

Proud War on Terror- unable to keep heroin out of the US

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- Ruby Beach

 

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Operating a camera in a public place-

Be sure to praise overseas military operations for the freedoms you enjoy.

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.”

Secret arrest statistics:

Aug 2010-

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.”

Aug 2011-

“In March, Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Richard Sinks declined to release statistics on apprehensions or detainments made by the Port Angeles station.”

“Disclosure of the arrest statistics from the Port Angeles station would provide those interested in crossing our borders illegally with information that could aid their strategic targeting of potentially vulnerable areas along the border,” he said in an e-mail. “To maintain operational security these numbers will not be provided.”

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.

 

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

 

Related-

Video- Reporters Doing Promotional & Public Relations Work-

Information suppression & your local news

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- Calm morning at Port Hadlock

 

DSC_0123“Caleb Wilson of the Border Patrol’s Aviation Division will discuss how the Border Patrol maintains the security of the international border and what pilots need to know about those operations at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Wilson will speak to the Experimental Aviation Association No. 430 at Hangar No. 15 at Sequim Valley Airport, 468 Dorothy Hunt Lane.

The event is free and open to the public.”

 

What role does Border Patrol aviation play in keeping heroin away from the Kitsap & Olympic Peninsulas?

Nov, 2013-

Poulsbo, WA

“Police Chief Al Townsend says a growing heroin problem in the city is now responsible for 80% of crime…”

Poulsbo mayor introduces plan to fight heroin

Oct, 2013-

“The cartels control the flow of heroin across the border.”

Kitsap County WA-

“All of our heroin is from Mexico and it’s black tar heroin.”

Local history-

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

May, 2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

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

“… 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.”

June, 2013-

DEA-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

More here:

In the proud War on Terror- who controls the border?

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach

 

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Arizona-

Border Patrol hit with abuse complaints

“Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona are subjecting U.S. citizens to illegal searches, detentions and excessive force in many cases miles from the state’s border with Mexico, the American Civil Liberties Union wrote in a complaint Wednesday.”

 

Washington’s Olympic Peninsula-

No terrorists in sight- so there’s plenty of time to go after US citizens seen driving while Black or Brown.

US Border Patrol- Port Angeles, WA

Port Angeles-based Border Patrol must share data, undergo constitutional refresher

Agents to be retrained Re: the Fourth Amendment after mysterious traffic stops involving US citizens seen driving while Black or Brown.

These traffic stops took place away from border crossings and ports of entry.

 

“Immigration” checkpoint 2008-

Small-scale pot busts snared in Border Patrol stops

If you read the local papers you will see support for the US Border Patrol based on a potential to capture Spanish speaking people who have illegally crossed into the US.

The US Border Patrol emphasized this task by providing Spanish language interpretation for the US Forest Service and language translation for local law enforcement agencies.

 

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol prevented any person from Latin America from illegally entering the Olympic Peninsula?

When is the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol made an arrest linked in any way to the US/Canada border?

Read more on the post 911 Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol story here.

Related:

Video collection- DHS checkpoints

Discuss on facebook here and here.

 

 

Photo- Oak Bay Starfish

 

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Part one:

DC Navy Yard shooting-

Security badge turned in at retirement:

“He retired in October from his civilian Navy job and turned in his badge as a matter of routine.”

Same badge falls into the hands of a bad guy & is still accepted as valid for military base access almost a year later?

 

Part two:

Mysterious Border Patrol traffic stops- away from border crossings and ports of entry-

No terrorists in sight- so there’s plenty of time to go after US citizens seen driving while Black or Brown.

Border Patrol to share records of stops on Olympic Peninsula

Only one comment following the above article at the time of this post:

“I wonder if I could illegally cross the border into Mexico and sue the Mexican government if I was ever profiled by La Policia?”

Love to comment on the web edition- but that isn’t possible without buying a subscription– so I’ll post my comment here:

The court action was initiated by 3 US citizens who were stopped away from border crossings and ports of entry.

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol prevented any person from Mexico from illegally entering the Olympic Peninsula?

Any arrests linked to the US/Canada border?

Read about the post 911 Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol story here.

Discuss on facebook here and here.

 

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Law enforcement authorities in the US have limited powers away from border crossings and ports of entry.

In a free society- young people would understand this prior to graduating from high school.

It would be as well understood as memorizing a pledge to a flag.

Nothing about this knowledge is about being disrespectful or interfering with law enforcement operations.

 

Limited powers to compel anyone to answer questions- unlike TV crime shows.

Limited powers to conduct searches:

Limited powers to restrict people who are operating a camera in a public place.

 

Authoritarian airport CEO shut down by the law after he orders camera to be shut off-

No permission, application process, permits, insurance policy or ID required.

Please see 09:39

“He doesn’t have to show you his identification.”

“Just so you know- he’s not doing anything wrong.”

 

Related:

Am I being detained?

 

Learn more here:

Flex Your Rights

Checkpoint USA

Photography is Not a Crime

Carlos Miller

HONORYOUROATH

Discuss on facebook here.

 

 

Photo- foggy morning and extinct ferry at Kingston

 

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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

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach

 

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Anonymous commenting-

If a person works for a local industry, school district, county government, etc. & has info about a story- why shut off their ability to comment in an anonymous way?

No hate speech, threats, foul language, attacking other commenters- these are rules that make sense.

Eliminating anonymous commenting on newspaper web editions is information suppression.

 

One or more individuals misbehave- all comments stripped from article:

‘What are you doing, you tweaker?’: Port Angeles resident stops burglary in progress

 

Eliminating all comments:

“We have made the difficult decision to turn off our on-site comment systems.”

 

More rules about commenting than actual comments posted:

No Port Townsend ferry on weekend of May 2-3; Coupeville terminal needs repairs

 

Newspaper paywalls-

Seems like fewer people will be viewing online advertising if they have to pay to see news stories.

Not hardcore against this, however- when people watched Walter Cronkite- they did not pay.

Were these folks cheating the system somehow?

The idea comes off as suppressing discussion at some point.

 

I’d be more interested in paying for a subscription if there was more in the way of investigative reporting & newspeople asking questions.

Story idea here.

 

Similar items posted daily on facebook at:

US Department of Credibility

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yeomalt

 

 

Photo- Welcome visitors

Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

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Intense, post-911 security protocols fail to keep ‘major supplier’ of heroin out of Harrisburg, Pa.

Video:

Harrisburg police make heroin bust, ‘major supplier’ sought

As always– the big law enforcement success story comes with zero reporting or questions from newspeople about why the proud War on Terror is unable to keep heroin out of the US.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

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

 

Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Related:

A very serious War on Terror

Army Helicopters at Port Angeles

Secret arrests?

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

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The public is instantly notified when the US Border Patrol assists local law enforcement agencies:

“Two helicopters from the Border Patrol were searching the area, and at 2:15 p.m., two tracking dogs and several teams of tactical trackers in camouflage uniforms, carrying assault weapons, were deployed to the search area.”

Why are we told that Border Patrol arrest statistics linked to the US/Canada border must be kept secret?

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Aug 2010-

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.”

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.”

 

Even more secretive-

Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine agents, stationed in Port Angeles

Has any arrest ever been made by this unit?

 

Twice last year- a CBP helicopter assisted in tracking a local fugitive:

Sheriff: Man who gunned down sex offenders said it ‘had to be done’

UPDATE: Manhunt west of Port Angeles seeks man after shot fired this morning

Word of US Border Patrol involvement in the above incidents was immediately released to the public.

Again- why is the public told that USBP arrest statistics involving the local homeland security mission must remain secret?

Looks like information that reflects favorably on DHS immediately goes public, while public information not reflecting favorably must be kept secret or confidential, as seen here: Local whistleblower steps forward-

and here: No arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years

 

When was the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol used a helicopter to successfully prevent any person from illegally entering the US?

How many helicopters are in the CBP unit that serves Port Angeles?

The US Navy provides similar info Re: submarines assigned in Kitsap County.

 

Show of hands- how many smaller government folks are OK with having the Border Patrol around to act as a federal reserve force for local law enforcement agencies?

“Nothing in the Constitution gives the federal government authority over ordinary crimes. In America, crime fighting is the responsibility of state and local government. But despite the lack of constitutional authorization, federal policymakers continually try to involve themselves in crime fighting.”

Federal agents on hand to work local boat race event-

“The law enforcement contingent at Saturday’s race comprised three Port Angeles police officers, including Roggenbuck, one Clallam County sheriff’s deputy and two Border Patrol agents.

Roggenbuck said the Border Patrol agents, with training on all-terrain vehicles, were there to quickly traverse the uneven terrain of the park and surrounding land if the need arose.

“They’re able to get pretty much anywhere on the grounds that were are not,” Roggenbuck said.”

Federal agents on hand to investigate drug stash at storage unit

 

More here:

Secret arrest statistics are un-American

Secret arrests?

News tip/story idea

Struggling to Defend the Border Patrol

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

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Drug War newspeak update:

HEROIN BUST HIGHLIGHTS UTAH’S OPIOID PROBLEM

“Thursday, law enforcement tried to tackle the problem at the root by eliminating the source of the drugs.”

Are newspeople paid to ask questions or act as public affairs staff for government agencies?

A 90 pound domestic heroin bust in Utah is eliminating the source of heroin transported into the US by Mexican drug cartels?

Newspeople- please interview DHS and ask how the War on Terror makes US communities more safe while heroin comes in.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Related-

Heroin for profit

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Zero reporting-

A very serious War on Terror

Honest public policy needs no slogans

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here.

 

 

Photo- Salt Creek/Cresent Beach

 

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Background-

Look for slogans in the comments here:

Army apologizes for helicopters that ‘terrorized’ Port Angeles

And here.

These are the folks who celebrated independence from a powerful central government earlier this month.

 

The Sound of Freedom

If we hear the sound of freedom- is it OK to act like free people?

 

Freedom Isn’t Free

Freedom isn’t free?

If a house is prevented from burning, is it because firefighters protect our rights and freedoms?

Think of your local fire dept.- it serves a clear-cut purpose, no need for people to repeat phrases or slogans in order to justify its existence.

We don’t claim that firefighters protect our rights and freedoms- as if they are part of some kind of civil rights organization.

 

Support The Troops

What exactly does this mean?

 

Fight them over there so we don’t have to fight them here.

Meanwhile the folks who move heroin into the US do so free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

If not for veterans- you’d be speaking German now.

The free and well armed people who populate the North American continent could be forced to speak a language not of their choosing?

Please see Operation Sea Lion.

 

Interaction found on local news sites:

Just be glad The Troops are defending your right say that-

Americans wouldn’t have the freedom to post comments on newspaper websites if people had not given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect that freedom?

Hey school teachers- where did this idea come from? Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?

Is there any case in which the US Armed Forces have been sent to distant lands on a mission to protect freedom of speech?

Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?

If The Troops are fighting for your freedom to share ideas on the web why would you be scolded for doing so?

 

More here:

Army Helicopters at Port Angeles

Not just Port Angeles

Related-

Glorifying military service

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo: Kitty litter scoop at dive bar

 

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Army helicopter operations at Port Angeles-

Background:

Army apologizes for helicopters that ‘terrorized’ Port Angeles

 

It turns out several US cities have been surprised in a similar fashion in recent years:

Chicago-

 

Los Angeles-

 

Boston-

 

Miami-

 

Minneapolis-

 

Denver-

 

Houston-

 

KMOV Mobile News
St. Louis County officials say low-flying helicopters were for Army training

 

More here:

Army Helicopters at Port Angeles

Discuss on facebook here.

 

 

Photo- low tide & Bachelor Rock

 

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Background:

Army apologizes for helicopters that ‘terrorized’ Port Angeles

 

Random thoughts:

Typical protocol for local training involves a working relationship with the press. The US Navy seems to understand this:

Anti-terrorism drill set at Indian Island next week

Navy plans oil spill drill in Port Townsend Bay on Thursday

Upcoming exercise helps keep security forces in shape

 

Comments following the PDN article above & several days of reporting that followed-

If the US was turned into one giant military base it looks like many would be OK with that.

Several posts indicating that the event was no big deal & that people should be thankful for the sound of freedom/missions meant to keep us safe.

Very little in the way of questioning anything related to military forces which have been elevated to a higher status in American culture since the big 911 failure.

 

The US Armed Forces were irrelevant in defending American rights and freedoms, our physical security, & The Constitution on 911.

Ditto for all other federal agencies and departments.

We’re not in the habit of winning decades of undeclared wars overseas- why would we think they have any bearing on American rights and freedoms?

 

One or two comments scolding others and reminding them that their right to post comments is protected by the people wearing a uniform.

Americans wouldn’t have the freedom to post comments on newspaper websites if people had not given their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan to protect that freedom?

Hey school teachers- where did this idea come from? Were US troops sent to Vietnam so that Americans could be free to send letters to the editor?

Is there any case in which the US Armed Forces have been sent to distant lands on a mission to protect freedom of speech?

Is protecting freedom of speech even part of training scenarios?

If The Troops are fighting for your freedom to share ideas on the web why would you be scolded for doing so?

 

One or two comments indicating that the Army must do training.

The US has huge holdings of federal land set aside for military operations such as bombing ranges, missile ranges, combat training centers, The Yakima Training CenterMCAGCC, etc.

One or two comments saying – back in my home town- we’re proud to be near military operational zones, etc.

 

The training is meant to keep us safe?

I still haven’t been able to figure out how the War on Terror works.

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Heroin traffickers are frequently successful at what they do. If terrorists were just as interested in entering the US- it appears that federal departments and agencies would have no way to stop them.

Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

 

Port Angeles has a heroin problem.

This proud war on terror thing is a little hard to take seriously-

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin & cocaine away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… 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.”

Local history-

May, 2013

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

 

The Border Patrol at Port Angeles has made no arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years.

DHS says special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Port Angeles.

DHS- please get with the Army to save on helicopter training.

DEA-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

DHS- please get with the DEA and tell them about the special ID cards.

 

Related-

Glorifying military service

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Zero reporting-

A very serious War on Terror

News tip/story idea

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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War on Terror Update-

The freedom to pay for ongoing, undeclared wars in distant lands:

Final report on Iraq reconstruction says fraud, waste cost US $1.5 billion

 

The freedom to pay for Homeland Security staffing and infrastructure that can’t keep heroin & cocaine out of Port Angeles-

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin & cocaine away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… 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.”

 

The freedom to follow newspeople who will not ask questions.

 

Local history-

May, 2013

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Five suspected heroin-overdose emergencies at Port Angeles in the past 10 days.

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

 

News tip/story idea

 

Related:

A very serious War on Terror

DEA, DHS & Heroin at Port Angeles

What role does the Border Patrol play in keeping heroin out of Port Angeles?

Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol timeline

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- No crowds at Mystery Bay

 

 

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Drug trafficking pays off for law enforcement agencies-

Keeping heroin out of the US might prevent photo-ops like this one:

Muhlenberg Sheriff’s Office Receives $40,800 for Drug Bust

More here:

Heroin for profit-

FBI, U.S. Attorney and U.S. Marshals will distribute $3.6 million to local police departments.

 

“The sheriff’s office seized more than $2.2 million cash in September 2011 after a months long investigation into a Mexican drug cartel with connections to Dalton, Ga.”

Whitfield County gets $821,000 from drug-money bust

 

“The DEA said it found two Mexico-based trafficking cells in the Atlanta area, while other cells operated in Laredo, Texas; McAllen, Texas; San Antonio; Greensboro, N.C.,; Raleigh, N.C.; Newark, N.J.; and Chicago. Atlanta was the primary distribution point.”

Sheriff’s office profits from large drug bust

 

Sharing the spoils from Springfield-area drug busts
Feds seize proceeds from drug busts, share with local agencies

 

Drug money pads DA, police budgets

 

Related:

Distorted Financial Incentives for Enforcement

 

Possibly of interest:

Zero reporting-

A very serious War on Terror

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- New Day at Port Hadlock

 

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Zero reporting on the role DHS plays in keeping heroin & cocaine out of Port Angeles-

July, 2013-

Death linked to heroin leads to charges against Port Angeles man, 18

Cocaine charge

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What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin & cocaine away from the Olympic Peninsula?

“… 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.”

 

Local history-

May, 2013

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Five suspected heroin-overdose emergencies at Port Angeles in the past 10 days.

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

 

News tip/story idea

 

A federal reserve force for local agencies?

Federal agents on hand to assist with local Fourth of July parade.

“Nothing in the Constitution gives the federal government authority over ordinary crimes. In America, crime fighting is the responsibility of state and local government. But despite the lack of constitutional authorization, federal policymakers continually try to involve themselves in crime fighting.”

When is the last time a Border Patrol arrest was made by the folks who operate out of the new $11.9 million, 50 agent facility at Port Angeles?

Any arrests connected in any way to the Strait of Juan de Fuca?

Surely- local reporters will follow-up on this.

 

Related:

A very serious War on Terror

DEA, DHS & Heroin at Port Angeles

What role does the Border Patrol play in keeping heroin out of Port Angeles?

Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol timeline

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- Salt Creek/Crescent Beach

 

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US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

 

The Border Patrol has worked against itself on the Olympic Peninsula.

Secret arrest statistics and denied FOIA requests do not enhance agency credibility. Local law enforcement organizations avoid all this by establishing working relationships with the press.

Aug 2010-

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.”

 

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…”

 

Take a look at a US Border Patrol station that established a working relationship with the press:

The people of Erie, PA did not have to submit a FOIA request to find out what justified the expansion of their local Border Patrol station-

No public information/security conflict at the U.S. Border Patrol station (not sector) in Erie, PA.

Erie Station- similar to Port Angeles in that it is separated from Canada by water.

Note: reports of the expansion at Erie include numbers of arrests out of that station:

“The Border Patrol operations in Erie, nearly six years old, include more than 30 agents who apprehended 588 illegal immigrants in fiscal year 2008-09.”

“The Border Patrol’s apprehensions in the Erie area have grown steadily, from 332 in fiscal 2006-2007 to 588 in 2008-09 to 305 so far in 2009-10.

Of those apprehended so far this fiscal year, 136 were individuals found by other law enforcement agencies and turned over to the Border Patrol.”

 

Some will say- if the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles was left alone to do its job- priorities would be properly addressed.

Under the old rules- to include suspicionless checkpoints & bus boardings- away from border crossings and ports of entry, language interpretation for the US Forest Service, language translation for local law enforcement agencies, full, pre-sequestration funding and mysterious federal traffic stops away from border crossings and ports of entry- has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any heroin from entering the US?

Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any Latin American immigrants from illegally entering the US?

No arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years

 

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.

 

Related:

DEA, DHS & Heroin at Port Angeles

What role does the Border Patrol play in keeping heroin out of Port Angeles?

Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol timeline

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo- Salt Creek/Crescent Beach

 

 

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US Border Patrol- Port Angeles, WA

 

Background:

US Border Patrol now doing traffic enforcement work on the Olympic Peninsula?

No terrorists in sight- so there’s plenty of time to go after US citizens seen driving while Black or Brown.

Suspicionless federal traffic stops- away from border crossings and ports of entry – have been going on for months now.

 

Update:

Mysterious federal traffic stops- away from border crossings and ports of entry:

PDN indicates the lawsuit is about checkpoints.

Seattle Times says it’s about traffic stops.

The PDN is always a good place for discussions related to the Border Patrol.

Immigration concerns really get people worked up. Some who favor a large local USBP presence have what I call an illegal alien fetish.

They never seem to get around to questioning the Border Patrol. More is better. That’s it.

 

Why is the Border Patrol here?

Looks like they are here to capture people who are not native English speakers.

“If a person is pulled over and can only speak Spanish, the U.S. Border Patrol is often called.”

Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any Spanish speaking people from illegally entering the US?

Any immigration concerns related to the Strait of Juan de Fuca?

 

Heroin-

“The U.S. Border Patrol is the primary federal drug interdiction agency along our land borders with Canada and Mexico. The Border Patrol specifically focuses on drug smuggling between land ports of entry.”

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

“… 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.”

What sort of ID is required to prove innocence away from border crossings and ports of entry?

Conflict with DEA:

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Port Angeles.

Local history-

May, 2013

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Five suspected heroin-overdose emergencies at Port Angeles in the past 10 days.

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

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Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

It’s not just those with an illegal alien fetish who don’t question the Border Patrol-

Newspeople give heroin traffickers a pass.

A heroin problem in a local community results in tearful and emotional coverage.

Zero reporting on why post 911 security protocols fail to keep heroin out of the US.

Newspeople avoid asking tough questions about heroin traffickers.

Domestic heroin trafficking makes a mockery of all war on terror crime fighting efforts, tactics, tools, & technologies.

911 should have been a drug trafficker’s worst nightmare. The US Dept. of Homeland Security- a whole new federal department- was created to stop terrorists and prevent another 911.

What happened?

At U.S. border, expensive drones generate lots of buzz, few results

Why hasn’t the Department of Homeland Security been able to keep heroin out of the US?

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

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

Read about secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation that resulted in further suppression of information here.

 

Many people have risked their ass in far off lands to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland.

Love to see a reporter ask The Joint Chiefs of Staff how all that can be justified while the US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable keep heroin out of the US.

 

Terrorists-

We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists.

The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50

 

No matter what people are rooting for the Border Patrol to do- not much is happening.

No arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years

 

Related:

DEA, DHS & Heroin at Port Angeles

What role does the Border Patrol play in keeping heroin out of Port Angeles?

A very serious War on Terror

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

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US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,103

 

Meanwhile back home-

Post 911 efforts to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland- still unable to keep heroin out:

DEA-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

 

Heroin-

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

“… 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.”

What sort of ID is required to prove innocence away from border crossings and ports of entry?

Conflict with DEA:

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Port Angeles.

Local history-

May, 2013

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Five suspected heroin-overdose emergencies at Port Angeles in the past 10 days.

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

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Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

Newspeople-

Newspeople give heroin traffickers a pass.

A heroin problem in a local community results in tearful and emotional coverage.

Zero reporting on why post 911 security protocols fail to keep heroin out of the US.

Newspeople avoid asking tough questions about heroin traffickers.

Domestic heroin trafficking makes a mockery of all war on terror crime fighting efforts, tactics, tools, & technologies.

911 should have been a drug trafficker’s worst nightmare. The US Dept. of Homeland Security- a whole new federal department- was created to stop terrorists and prevent another 911.

What happened?

At U.S. border, expensive drones generate lots of buzz, few results

Why hasn’t the Department of Homeland Security been able to keep heroin out of the US?

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Many people have risked their ass in far off lands to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland.

Love to see a reporter ask The Joint Chiefs of Staff how all that can be justified while the US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable keep heroin out of the US.

 

Related:

News tip/story idea

DEA, DHS & Heroin at Port Angeles

What role does the Border Patrol play in keeping heroin out of Port Angeles?

No arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years

A very serious War on Terror

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

Photo- Port Hadlock scene

 

 

 

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Heroin traffickers opt out on Biometric ID.

Heroin traffickers get past terror watch lists.

Heroin traffickers opt out on purchasing an enhanced driver license or U.S. Passport Card for the whole family.

 

Heroin traffickers opt out on airport security screening. They get the job done without waiting in line with restless kids and folks preparing to squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube to demonstrate innocence.

Recommendation-

One alternative would be to remove the federal monopoly & allow the airlines to handle security- similar to the way Las Vegas casinos do.

This would maintain an incentive to create a safe and comfortable situation for customers.

 

Heroin traffickers are really good at what they do.

Washington State

DEA confirmation-

“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

Frequent nationwide updates here

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Port Angeles-

1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats fail to keep heroin traffickers out of Port Angeles.

“… 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.”

What sort of ID is required to prove innocence away from border crossings and ports of entry?

Local history-

May, 2013

Massing Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin traffickers out of Port Angeles:

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

 

We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists.

The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50

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Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

Newspeople-

Newspeople give heroin traffickers a pass.

A heroin problem in a local community results in tearful and emotional coverage.

Zero reporting on why post 911 security protocols fail to keep heroin out of the US.

Newspeople avoid asking tough questions about heroin traffickers.

Domestic heroin trafficking makes a mockery of all war on terror crime fighting efforts, tactics, tools, & technologies.

911 should have been a drug trafficker’s worst nightmare. The US Dept. of Homeland Security- a whole new federal department- was created to stop terrorists and prevent another 911.

What happened?

At U.S. border, expensive drones generate lots of buzz, few results

Why hasn’t the Department of Homeland Security been able to keep heroin out of the US?

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

Many people have risked their ass in far off lands to keep terrorists from visiting the homeland.

Love to see a reporter ask The Joint Chiefs of Staff how all that can be justified while the US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable keep heroin out of the US.

 

Alternative media- happening on this side of the pay wall:

Operating a camera in a public place.

Heroin flows in while folks with cameras get hassled-

Surveillance society fails again-

 

Related:

News tip/story idea

DEA, DHS & Heroin at Port Angeles

What role does the Border Patrol play in keeping heroin out of Port Angeles?

No arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years

A very serious War on Terror

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

Photo-

The Pacific Coast at Ocean Shores, WA

 

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“Barnes says the heroin comes straight up I-5 from Mexico and is one of the cheapest drugs out there.”

 

DHS-

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

The Border Patrol at Port Angeles has made no arrest linked to the US/Canada border in more than 3 years.

Arrest statistics at Port Angeles are secret.

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.”

No secret arrests here:

Cops Bust Woman With 34,500 Bags of Heroin

Local USBP whistleblower investigation results in further suppression of information. A proper investigation will reveal the truth- where is the report?

 

Heroin-

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

“… 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.”

What sort of ID is required to prove innocence away from border crossings and ports of entry?

Conflict with DEA:

Special ID cards make it virtually impossible for those who wish to do harm or violate U.S. laws to move heroin into Port Angeles.

Local history-

May, 2013

Massing agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Five suspected heroin-overdose emergencies at Port Angeles in the past 10 days.

Seventh suspected or confirmed heroin overdose that Port Angeles this month.

 

We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists.

The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50

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Think terrorists are smart enough to pose as heroin traffickers- then cross into the US free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, etc.

 

Related:

News tip/story idea

What role does the Border Patrol play in keeping heroin out of Port Angeles?

A very serious War on Terror

The legal drug dealers sold 371 tons of pills to people who did not need them-

Possibly of interest:

The Garage Sale Incident

Discuss on facebook here, or here.

 

 

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Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector