A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.
No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.
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Love to see newspeople ask:
Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?
Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any Latin American immigrants from illegally entering the US?
Has the Border Patrol at Port Angeles stopped any heroin from entering the US?
Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?
When is the last time the Port Angeles Border Patrol made an arrest of any kind?
Any arrests connected to the US/Canada border?
Any arrests connected to a Homeland Security mission?
Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?
Arrest statistics are secret:
US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-
“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”
“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.”
“…the Border Patrol does not provide apprehension statistics and staffing levels for individual Border Patrol stations.”
No Secret Arrests Here:
“Nassau County police and DEA agents took at least 35 people into custody at more than a dozen locations across the county.”
April 3rd, 2017
Over 2 pounds of heroin move past a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and roll up in Port Angeles:
Frequent updates here.
Operation Macho Swagger-
Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel during Operation Macho Swagger– a ride-along to let us know what is being done to keep the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca safe from B.C. incursions:
What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from Port Angeles?
Newspeople remain silent.
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.”
Why are we told that Port Angeles Border Patrol arrest statistics must be kept secret? This is not standard protocol for American LE agencies.
Secret arrest statistics and denied FOIA requests do not enhance agency credibility.
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.
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