Archives for category: Olympic Peninsula Border Patrol

Port Angeles:

Operation Macho Swagger-

Fast boats put agents in close distance with ‘bad guys’ on the watery border

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?

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

2017-

“Residents who filled the Port Angeles City Council chambers and lobby Tuesday night said they were fed up with the heroin epidemic in Clallam County and asked what is being done to stop opioid abuse and what they can do to help.”

Have these Port Angeles based Homeland Security patrol boats made any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Have these boats been used to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Why pick on the Port Angeles Border Patrol?

Secret arrest statistics and denied FOIA requests do not enhance agency credibility.

Newspeople, reporters and journalists are free to ask basic public policy questions and post updated reports at any time.

Has anyone ever seen the press question the Port Angeles Border Patrol/CBP on their role in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Newspeople,

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

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?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

 

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Looking towards the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Salt Creek

 

Urban legend: The US Border Patrol stopped the Millennium Bomber at Port Angeles-

Ahmed Ressam was captured at the traditional port of entry at Port Angeles by Customs Inspectors wearing blue uniforms- not by Border Patrol Agents wearing green uniforms.

Pre-911 staffing & infrastructure levels got the job done. How many US Border Patrol agents were stationed at Port Angeles in 1999?

 

Before the US Border Patrol increased staffing to 42 agents at Port Angeles- how many people attempted to cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca to illegally enter the US?

How many people have attempted to make the trip with 42 USBP agents on staff at Port Angeles?

“The Port Angeles Border Patrol Station was staffed with 42 agents as of 2013 with a coverage area that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties. The contingent had grown from four agents in 2006.”

 

Looking for Spanish-speaking people arriving from British Columbia?

Forest Service Ordered To Stop Using Border Patrol As Interpreters

Border Patrol to stop language translation for local law enforcement

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?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

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?

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Have these Port Angeles based Homeland Security patrol boats made any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Have these boats been used to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Port Angeles Heroin-

“Residents who filled the Port Angeles City Council chambers and lobby Tuesday night said they were fed up with the heroin epidemic in Clallam County and asked what is being done to stop opioid abuse and what they can do to help.”

 

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

Newspeople,

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

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?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

Whidbey Island:

In the news: Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts

Recommendation:

Let the community keep more of the cash that goes to the federal government to be wasted on failing programs.

2014-

Federal money available to purchase Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat-

Island county to purchase new patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security:

Federal grant money goes to “…gain a better grasp on cross border activity and to prevent illegal crossings.”

“Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

If public meetings were held on Whidbey Island & people were asked to state their top law enforcement priorities- would a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat show up anywhere on the list?

If the Sheriff was interviewed & asked for his wish list- is there any possibility that it would include a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat?

Took a quick look on the web to see if there is a post 911 history of maritime “cross-border activity” on Whidbey & could not find anything. If anyone has info, please post in comments.

Recommendation-

Let the Sheriff & the people he serves set funding priorities for the Island County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been involved in any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

Related: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

Port Angeles:

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?

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Have these Port Angeles based Homeland Security patrol boats made any arrest related to the US/Canada border?

Have these boats been used to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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

 

In the news: Border Crossings Down 70 percent, or various percentages. Several reports here.

When will we hear of reduced supplies of heroin in local communities? Surely the press would advise us as soon as they had new information to share?

 

Washington Post

The No. 1 reason why Trump’s wall won’t fix the drug problem

“Drugs that flow across the Southwest border, like heroin, are primarily transported through existing border checkpoints via cars and trucks. Those checkpoints will be there whether the wall gets built or not.”

Mexican drug cartels “transport the bulk of their drugs over the Southwest border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers,” the DEA writes in its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment.

 

FOX News

New Mexico drug cartel bust shows law enforcement feels more empowered

Law enforcement feels more empowered after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep cartel operatives from moving product throughout the southwest.

Welcome Home Troops

 

Las Cruces Sun-News

Authorities charge 28 cartel-affiliated suspects

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the 16 months these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

Law enforcement authorities roll into action after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep large quantities of heroin, methamphetamine and cocaine from Mexico out of New Mexico, Texas and three other states.

Welcome Home Troops

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of town.

Sheriff describes local heroin supply situation. Newsradio KONP podcast here.

Frequent updates here.

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

 

The Times of Northwest Indiana

Merritt aims to win heroin war in 5 years

“Among the restrictions is limiting prescriptions for opiates to no more than seven days for first-time users unless a doctor feels there’s good reason to go beyond that.”

How will heroin-trafficking cartels react to the new restrictions?

 

Drug Take Back Day 2017 – A huge success for the legal drug dealers- they sold more than 3,500 tons of drugs to people who did not need them.

 

KOMO News

January 21st 2015

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US.

 

2014-

Federal money available to waste on Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat-

Island county to purchase new patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security:

Federal grant money goes to “…gain a better grasp on cross border activity and to prevent illegal crossings.”

“Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

If public meetings were held on Whidbey Island & people were asked to state their top law enforcement priorities- would a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat show up anywhere on the list?

If the Sheriff was interviewed & asked for his wish list- is there any possibility that it would include a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat?

Took a quick look on the web to see if there is a post 911 history of maritime “cross-border activity” on Whidbey & could not find anything. If anyone has info, please post in comments.

Recommendation-

Let the Sheriff & the people he serves set funding priorities for the Island County Sheriff’s Department.

 

May, 2017-

Island County:

Tons of toxic trash targeted in state budget cuts

 

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

Related: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

Operation Macho Swagger-

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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?

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Newspeople remain silent.

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

More here: Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

 

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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

 

 

In the news: Border Crossings Down 70 percent, or various percentages. Several reports here.

When will we hear of reduced supplies of heroin in local communities? Surely the press would advise us as soon as they had new information to share?

Note: The press seems to be committed to not asking questions about why a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security is unable to keep heroin out of hometown, USA.

Heroin crisis: A situation involving illegal product moved from outside the US into local communities. The US Dept. of Homeland Security has jurisdiction at the border, border crossings & ports of entry.

Opioid crisis: Term favored by the press & politicians to describe the abuse of product which may be stolen from Grandma’s medicine cabinet- also a very serious issue.

Accurate reporting allows people to learn how to prevent future incidents.

Anytime there is a plane crash- a thorough investigation takes place. Lessons learned are used to prevent future accidents.

Was the aircraft fueled with opioids before it crashed? Was it running on heroin?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

Morning after posting this blog:

Washington Post: The No. 1 reason why Trump’s wall won’t fix the drug problem

“Drugs that flow across the Southwest border, like heroin, are primarily transported through existing border checkpoints via cars and trucks. Those checkpoints will be there whether the wall gets built or not.”

Mexican drug cartels “transport the bulk of their drugs over the Southwest border through ports of entry (POEs) using passenger vehicles or tractor trailers,” the DEA writes in its 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment.

 

Taking a look around-

$485 million in federal grant money to assist states after federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fail to keep heroin-trafficking cartels from moving product into local communities: Indiana gets nearly $11M to combat heroin, opioid abuse

STATE OF ADDICTION: Indiana State Police fight statewide heroin epidemic

CROSSROADS OF CRISIS: Heroin overdoses on the rise in Southern Indiana
County health officer says epidemic is getting worse

Opioid and heroin overdoses reach ‘crisis level’ in Maryland

Law enforcement authorities roll into action on heroin bust after strict post 911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security & passports/enhanced & Real IDs fail to keep product out of anytown, USA. Frequent news updates here.

Welcome Home Troops

Heroin crisis- frequent news updates here.

Heroin epidemic- frequent news updates here.

Daily updates on facebook here:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

More here:

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence: 190 Kilograms of Heroin Rolls Up into Chicago

Cartel Rides Meth Superhighway into Spokane

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

 

 

 

Photo-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

 

In the news:

DHS’s Kelly joins Sessions in signaling a hard line on legalized marijuana

“Two days after downplaying the role of marijuana in the nation’s drug war, Department of Homeland Security John Kelly changed course on Tuesday, calling it a “potentially dangerous gateway drug” and saying his agency would continue to arrest and investigate those who traded in it in violation of federal law.”

Kelly says critical lawmakers should changes laws or shut up

“In a wide-ranging speech, Kelly also promised a border crackdown on marijuana, which is illegal under federal law but legal under state law in eight states and the District of Columbia.”

General Kelly,

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Local history:

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

Olympic Peninsula immigration checkpoint-

At a checkpoint- away from any border crossing or port of entry- 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

 

Boder Patrol public forum-

In 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

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

More here:

Saying No to the federal government

End the Military-Civilian Divide?

 

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The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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- Foggy morning at Libbey Beach

 

In the news:

Opioid education topic of Narcan Night Oak Harbor

No mention of heroin anywhere in the above article.

Heroin crisis: A situation involving illegal product moved from outside the US into local communities. The US Dept. of Homeland Security has jurisdiction at the border, border crossings & ports of entry.

With a budget of $40.6 billion– how is the US Dept. of Homeland Security doing at keeping heroin away from local communities?

Opioid crisis: Term favored by the press & politicians to describe the abuse of product which may be stolen from Grandma’s medicine cabinet- also a very serious issue.

Accurate reporting allows people to learn how to prevent future incidents.

Anytime there is a plane crash- a thorough investigation takes place. Lessons learned are used to prevent future accidents.

Was the aircraft fueled with opioids before it crashed? Was it running on heroin?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Whidbey News-Times,

Please consider doing a story/asking questions about why heroin continues to move past a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and on into local communities.

Welcome Home Troops

 

More here:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

Cartel Rides Meth Superhighway into Spokane

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Big driftwood at West Beach

 

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your many years of service in Iraq & Afghanistan- working to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

In the news:

Federal agents crack down on meth after cartels move product past federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and on into Spokane:

Federal agents cracking down on meth in Spokane

“The U.S. is in the middle of a drug epidemic and Spokane is smack dab in the middle of a cartel superhighway.”

“Spokane is a halfway point for meth distribution and other drugs in eastern Washington that are moving north into Canada, and east toward the Midwest. The starting point is Mexico.”

 

Newspeople,

Please schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports, enhanced and Real IDs at all relevant keeping cartels from riding meth superhighways into local communities?

Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Secretive Law Enforcement Agencies are Un-American

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

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?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

Arrest statistics are 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.”

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.”

March 2017-

“…the Border Patrol does not provide apprehension statistics and staffing levels for individual Border Patrol stations.”

 

No Secret Arrests Here:

“Dozens of arrests were made in a massive heroin investigation and roundup on Long Island Tuesday.”

“Nassau County police and DEA agents took at least 35 people into custody at more than a dozen locations across the county.”

Or here.

Or here.

Or here.

Or here.

Or here:

 

Heroin-

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:

Deputies seize heroin, meth, firearms and dozens of suspected stolen car keys

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?

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

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.

Newspeople,

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.

More here:

Port Angeles Heroin – Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

Looking back- fraudulent overtime claims & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

 

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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-

Amphibious landing- Blaine Sector

 

The US spends about $40.6 billion each year on the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

If the State Patrol was awarded many additional millions of dollars each year to go after drunk drivers- & the problem got worse- would newspeople ask questions?

Would any investigation take place?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

Post-911 Spending Spree & Massing US Border Patrol Agents at Port Angeles-

Back in 2006 there were only 4 US Border Patrol agents at Port Angeles:

“The Port Angeles Border Patrol Station was staffed with 42 agents as of 2013 with a coverage area that includes Clallam and Jefferson counties. The contingent had grown from four agents in 2006.”

 

Looking back-

Urban legend: The US Border Patrol stopped the Millennium Bomber at Port Angeles-

Ahmed Ressam was captured at the traditional port of entry at Port Angeles by Customs Inspectors wearing blue uniforms- not by Border Patrol Agents wearing green uniforms.

Pre-911 staffing & infrastructure levels got the job done. Four US Border Patrol agents were stationed at Port Angeles in 1999.

 

Looking for Spanish-speaking people arriving from British Columbia?

Forest Service Ordered To Stop Using Border Patrol As Interpreters

Border Patrol to stop language translation for local law enforcement

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?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Heroin-

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:

Deputies seize heroin, meth, firearms and dozens of suspected stolen car keys

Frequent updates here.

 

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?

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Is local CBP staffing and infrastructure at all relevant in keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

More here:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

News links: News tip/story idea

Port Angeles Heroin – Newspeople Remain Silent

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

Looking back- fraudulent overtime claims & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

 

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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- Looking across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Salt Creek

 

Snohomish County is home to the cities of Everett and Snohomish.

In the news:

Right on: Everett takes on OxyContin makers

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of these communities:

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Will heroin-trafficking cartels continue to move product into local communities? Will lawsuits shut them down?

Frequent updates here.

 

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

More here:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

News links: News tip/story idea

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

Port Angeles Heroin – Newspeople Remain Silent

Clallam County Heroin

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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 the free press & federal government credibility

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

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

Love to see newspeople schedule interviews and go ask some questions.

In the news- Heroin overdose update:

March, 2017-

Port Angeles police report 18th naloxone save

“Last year, U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand grants and programs that make naloxone more available in rural areas such as the North Olympic Peninsula.”

Feb, 2016-

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer calls for greater rural access to opioid overdose antidote

“…Clallam County’s opioid overdose death rate is nearly twice the state average…”

“While opioid use has no boundaries, limited public transportation, a lack of treatment facilities and long distances between health care providers can make it difficult for those who live in rural communities to access necessary drug treatment,” Kilmer wrote in his letter.”

Interesting that limited public transportation does not seem to slow down the folks who move heroin past a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and into local communities.

Congressman Kilmer,

Could a larger US Border Patrol force keep heroin out of Port Angeles?

More manpower, gear, enhanced facilities, a bigger budget?

 

No limited public transportation here:

What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from Port Angeles?

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

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?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

Newspeople remain silent.

 

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

Two total cross-border arrests.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years:

No arrests linked to the US/Canada border since May 31st, 2010.

More here:

News tip/story idea

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

 

Find us on facebook:

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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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 the free press & federal government credibility

 

DSC_0005 (2) In the news: Marine air power helped annihilate ISIS in former Libyan stronghold

“Between Aug. 1 and Dec. 6, the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit launched more than 370 fixed-wing sorties and more than 280 rotary-wing sorties in support of the militia fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata, officials said.”

20 US airstrikes in Yemen target al-Qaida, kill at least 4 militants

Pentagon: More than 30 airstrikes in Yemen since Thursday

Meanwhile back home:

$41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

The Cartels Next Door: Mexican drug lords corner meth market

“Now, law enforcement estimates that about 90 percent of the meth consumed in the United States comes across the border.”

FBI head: Mexican cartels fuel US heroin boom

Waukesha Sheriff: Most Drugs Ravaging Region Originate South of the U.S. Border

“From 2006 to 2015, the number of fatal heroin overdoses in Wisconsin increased 880%.”

“Methamphetamine is an emerging drug threat in Wisconsin, and 95% of the meth in Wisconsin comes from Mexico.”

Why heroin is Mexican drug cartels’ new product of choice

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Surveillance State Macho Swagger Fails Again

Clallam County Heroin

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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- Oak Harbor parking mayhem

 

dsc_0116March 1st, 2017:

In the news: Federal authorities to announce racketeering charges against 7 Baltimore Police officers

“Federal authorities are set to announce racketeering charges against seven Baltimore Police officers, with accusations including robberies, filing false affidavits, and making fraudulent overtime claims.”

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

July 28th, 2011:

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

Public agency in question makes an inside deal- like negotiating a record contract or signing a business executive-

Seattle Times:

“terms are confidential.”

Deal results in further suppression of information.

Oversight? Checks and balances?

Reporters asking questions? Not a chance.

Zero reporting on the following questions:

Are fraudulent overtime claims the norm at Port Angeles?

Does the practice still continue?

How long did it go on?

Our Washington State Patrol opened a criminal investigation in a similar case:

Ex-trooper charged with official misconduct for overtime pay

We can see that other LE agencies take the issue seriously:

Detroit:

Investigation into Overtime Fraud at Detroit Police Department Expanding

Fort Worth:

Police Officers Accused of Overtime Fraud

Des Plaines:

13 Des Plaines officers suspended in fraudulent OT investigation

Washington DC:

 

Local law enforcement agencies set the example in sharing public information with the public-

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff’s Log: Feb 1, 2017

Port Townsend Police Department Police log: Feb 22, 2017

Where is the US Border Patrol blotter?

Newspeople,

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

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?

 

Newspeople,

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.

 

Newspeople,

Why are we told that Port Angeles Border Patrol arrest statistics must be kept secret? This is not standard protocol for American LE agencies.

Arrest statistics are 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.”

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.”

No secret arrests here:

Deputies: Largest heroin bust in Rowan Co. has ties to Mexican cartel

Large meth, heroin bust includes Gresham arrest

32 charged in Nashville undercover drug bust

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Find us on facebook:

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

DSC_0190 Heroin crisis: A situation involving illegal product moved from outside the US into local communities. The US Dept. of Homeland Security has jurisdiction at the border, border crossings & ports of entry.

Opioid crisis: Term favored by the press & politicians to describe the abuse of product which may be stolen from Grandma’s medicine cabinet- also a very serious issue.

Accurate reporting allows people to learn how to prevent future incidents.

Anytime there is a plane crash- a thorough investigation takes place. Lessons learned are used to prevent future accidents. Was the aircraft fueled with opioids before it crashed? Was it running on heroin?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

With a 2016 budget of $41.2 billion– how is the US Dept. of Homeland Security doing at keeping heroin away from local communities?

No mention of heroin here:

Clallam health officer highlights needle exchange’s progress

The Forks Forum recently published a three-part series on heroin.

Newspeople asked zero questions about local Homeland Security/CBP staffing & their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area.

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

Find us on facebook:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

 

 

 

Photo- Salt Creek

 

 

 

DSCN5999 The post-911 surveillance state (fusion centers, war on terror crime fighting tactics, license plate scanners, Homeland Security grant money, monitoring of e-mails, text messages, and social media sites, no fly/terror watch lists, Real ID, tracking of cell phones, use of drones, etc.) appears to have played no role in preventing the crimes described below.

In the news-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

The Cartels Next Door: Mexican drug lords corner meth market

“Now, law enforcement estimates that about 90 percent of the meth consumed in the United States comes across the border.”

 

What keeps terrorists out while heroin comes in?

A $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep cargo trucks from moving large amounts of heroin and fentanyl from Central America into the Bronx:

Cops: NYC drug ring brought heroin, fentanyl from Honduras

 

11 people pass through unmanned airport security checkpoint at JFK

 

No credible threat

In the news:

‘No known credible threats ’ ahead of Super Bowl, officials say

FBI: No threat to Houston after recent U.S. incidents

If the good guys can tell what the bad guys will do before they do it- surely, these powerful crime fighting tools will be used to shut down gang and cartel activity, heroin trafficking, bank robberies, airport & mall shootings, child abduction, etc.

Elsewhere on the crime scene, authorities need your help to track down violent criminals:

Washington’s Most Wanted

 

Macho Swagger update:

LE agencies share information, tools & techniques.

The good guys have the upper hand and plenty of cocky confidence in these made for TV scenarios.

In the real world of crime fighting- Houston Space Center mission control-style HQs fail to keep cartels from moving product into US communities.

Newspeople remain silent.

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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- Port Hadlock Transit Center

 

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Questioning failed programs and wondering why newspeople remain silent.

More reporting please.

15 years past 911:

The US is in a life-and-death struggle with some folks in Yemen, while heroin trafficking cartels move product into local communities.

In the news:

Heroin overdose deaths spike nationwide

The Cartels Next Door: Mexican drug lords corner meth market

“Now, law enforcement estimates that about 90 percent of the meth consumed in the United States comes across the border.”

Washington State:

The US spends about $41.2 billion each year on the US Dept. of Homeland Security.

If the State Patrol was awarded many additional millions of dollars each year to go after drunk drivers- & the problem got worse- would newspeople ask questions?

Would any investigation take place?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Americans are constantly praising & thanking The Troops for keeping us safe.

Still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Tracking the issue on facebook here:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

 

Terrorists don’t seem to try very hard.

What prevents the badass terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of from blowing themselves up in a crowded airport just short of the screening checkpoint?

Ditto for hundreds of events nationwide each year at rock concerts, baseball games, basketball games, pro sports events, college events, etc.

Heroin traffickers lead the way.

We know that the people who move heroin into the US do so free of screening, scanning, pat downs, special IDs, inspection of personal items, paperwork reviews, etc.

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping heroin out of local communities?

Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

What keeps terrorists out while heroin comes in?

A $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep cargo trucks from moving large amounts of heroin and fentanyl from Central America into the Bronx:

Cops: NYC drug ring brought heroin, fentanyl from Honduras

 

Macho Swagger update:

LE agencies share information, tools & techniques.

The good guys have the upper hand and plenty of cocky confidence in these made for TV scenarios.

In the real world of crime fighting- Houston Space Center mission control-style HQs fail to keep cartels from moving product into US communities.

Newspeople remain silent.

More here:

Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time

Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?

Questioning Failed Programs – Heroin, Homeland Security & The Press

 

Drug War Racket

Meth – We had to destroy the village in order to save it

Wonder what was happening at border crossing inspections during the almost 3 years these folks were under investigation. Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process?

Imagine that LE authorities observe a shoplifter or bank robber in action. Instead of going in to make an arrest they back off and conduct an investigation that goes on for almost 3 years. What if they applied the same tactic Re: crimes involving arson, terrorism, child abuse, DUI, etc.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

State-run media update:

Find us on facebook:

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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

 

dsc_0153 Looks like Martin Luther King Day and the message of nonviolence on Monday did not create a lasting impression-

In the news: Fires, Bricks Mark Daylong Assault On Inaugural Festivities

 

New York Times: Watch Live: Women’s March on Washington (and Elsewhere)

Did failed wars that never end make the list of things to protest over the past 8 years?

Rejecting the groupthink here:

 

Will it now be cool for Port Townsend newspeople to question the Port Angeles Border Patrol?

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

During the last Republican administration:

In 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

Related news links here: Saying No to the federal government

2017 update:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Find us on facebook:

The Pompous Veteran

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

Groupthink Alternative

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-

Foggy morning- Libbey Beach

 

DSC_0015In the news: Seattle heroin safe injection sites

Seattle TV station: Find out how Heroin Hits Home

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Heroin crisis: A situation involving illegal product moved from outside the US into local communities. The US Dept. of Homeland Security has jurisdiction at the border, border crossings & ports of entry.

With a budget of $41.2 billion– how is the US Dept. of Homeland Security doing at keeping heroin out of the Puget Sound area?

 

Heroin continues to move past a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security and into Seattle.

Newspeople ask zero questions about local Homeland Security/CBP staffing & their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area:

On death’s door: The fight to save a heroin addict’s life

 

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US:

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Welcome Home Troops

2015-

DEA:

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

 

Clallam County, WA

Forks newspaper features a three-part series on the “heroin epidemic.”

“The students at Forks High School care a lot about their community and are frustrated and saddened by the effects of substance abuse in their neighborhoods.”

 

Clallam County, WA

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

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

 

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

Newspeople,

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

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?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

More here: Welcome Home Troops – A Land of Make Believe Success Awaits

 

Find us on facebook:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

DSC_0015Welcome Home Troops

In the news: As Seattle eyes supervised drug-injection sites, is Vancouver a good model?

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

More here:

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

No K-9s at border crossings and ports of entry?

 

Find us on facebook:

High levels of reverence for the flag?

Groupthink Alternative

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-

South entrance- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

dsc_0006-2 Snohomish- No word on how “large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine from Sinaloa, Mexico” made it past federal agents massed at border crossings & ports of entry while looking for passports/enhanced & Real IDs.

Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US:

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Tacoma-

Charge: Heroin-using mom injected small kids with ‘feel good medicine’

 

Whidbey-

Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press

 

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

Related:

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA- News tip/story idea

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

Discuss on facebook here:

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

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Photos- Oak Harbor Image

News tip/story idea: Maybe the local paper could go & interview the owner of the van in the photo above, the owner of the lot where the van is parked, local business people, local law enforcement agencies, the South Whidbey Homeless Coalition, local churches & charities, civic groups, etc. Make a real news story of it.

 

DSC_0005 3Dec. 2016-

Island County OK’s $85.7 million budget for 2017

Whidbey heroin:

“Many of those struggling with opioid abuse started out using prescription pain pills, then turned to heroin after being cut off from the legal high.”

Heroin must get past past a $41.2 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security before it arrives in Island County.

Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.

What part of the story is missing?

Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?

 

2014-

Island county to purchase new patrol boat to help with Puget Sound security:

Federal grant money goes to “…gain a better grasp on cross border activity and to prevent illegal crossings.”

“Funding for the boat was issued through the Homeland Security Grant Program under Operation Stonegarden.”

If public meetings were held on Whidbey Island & people were asked to state their top law enforcement priorities- would a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat show up anywhere on the list?

If the Sheriff was interviewed & asked for his wish list- is there any possibility that it would include a Homeland Security-funded patrol boat?

Took a quick look on the web to see if there is a post 911 history of maritime “cross-border activity” on Whidbey & could not find anything. If anyone has info, please post in comments.

Recommendation-

Let the Sheriff & the people he serves set funding priorities for the Island County Sheriff’s Department.

 

Oct. 2016-

News video: Whidbey Island town fighting growing heroin problem

Drug use has Clinton in fume; Police aren’t doing enough, residents say

Langley City Council OKs Seawall Park hours

“Police Chief David Marks recommended the city council close parks in Langley at a Sept. 5 meeting after collecting 40 syringes in two weeks at Seawall Park.”

Welcome Home Troops

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

More here: More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press

 

Related: Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

Instead of showing up to ask any questions- Newspeople play the role of federal public affairs personnel.

Q13 Fox-

‘We need that power’: New Interceptor vessels designed to stop smugglers built in Puget Sound

KPUG-

Smugglers beware: new patrol boats are coming

Have these Homeland Security-funded patrol boats been able to intercept any heroin headed for Puget Sound?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Port Angeles-

Here is a town with a large Homeland Security presence.

Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca has failed to keep heroin out of Port Angeles.

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

PA police to carry heroin overdose antidote

Clallam commissioners asked to consider heroin problem in next year’s budget

“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.”

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Newspeople remain silent.

Frequent updates here.

Related:

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA- News tip/story idea

 

Still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

DEA:

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

 

Newspeople,

Please let us know what the US Dept. of Homeland Security is doing to keep heroin away from the Puget Sound area.

Nov. 2016-

Snohomish- Any word on how “large quantities of heroin and methamphetamine from Sinaloa, Mexico” made it past federal agents massed at border crossings & ports of entry while looking for passports/enhanced & Real IDs?

Welcome Home Troops

 

Boondoggle alert-

Federal grant money to go after heroin in Frederick County, Virginia after product moves past federal agents massed at border crossings & ports of entry:

Comstock announces HIDTA designation for Frederick County, continues leadership in combating drug epidemic

Newspeople,

Please schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping heroin out of local communities?

Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

 

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

891 Heroin Overdoses, 60 Deaths: Manatee County’s Year So Far

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your many years of service in Iraq & Afghanistan

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

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

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

 

 

 

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DSC_0006_006 In the news: Barely half of illegal border crossers from Mexico caught

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US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

Gov. Inslee acts to fight abuse of heroin, painkillers

“Prescription opioid drug deaths have gone down, but fatalities from heroin overdoses are rising, particularly among young people.”

Newspeople,

Please let us know what the US Dept. of Homeland Security is doing to keep heroin away from the Puget Sound area.

 

Port Angeles, WA

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

Heroin-

Question for newspeople:

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

2011-

“… 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.”

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

PA police to carry heroin overdose antidote

Clallam commissioners asked to consider heroin problem in next year’s budget

“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.”

Frequent updates here.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

 

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DSC_0123 Port Angeles- 41 opioid overdoses, five fatalities in Clallam in six months; Jefferson begins reporting

“Seventy-three percent of the known overdoses between Jan. 1 and June 30 were caused by heroin.”

When it comes to keeping heroin out- most communities don’t have the advantage of a new, $11.9 million, 50 agent US Border Patrol facility.

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

 

‘Homeland security’ has received $791 billion since 9/11

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping meth & heroin out of the US?

Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

 

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US-

Seattle media: Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Feds Target Mexico-Based Heroin Smuggling Ring

“This five-year-plus investigation has already been responsible for removing illegal drugs from our communities and prosecuting some of the criminals involved.”

Translation: For more than 5 years- a “major” Mexican-based heroin smuggling organization operated inside the US while being monitored by the Dept. of Homeland Security.

 

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DSC_0123 copy In the news:

Port Angeles emergency responders warn of potential for dangerously strong heroin

Frequent updates here.

 

More troops to stay in Afghanistan while heroin traffickers move product past the US Border Patrol & into Port Angeles.

 

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

Newspeople, please be in the habit of asking questions. Too often- what we see are the posting of press releases from whatever agencies are involved in local events and incidents.

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

More here: News tip/story idea

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DSC_0061 Port Townsend disaster preparation update:

“During a real disaster, the agency would “embed” a local professional news reporter who would volunteer to broadcast information about the event, Hamlin said.”

“The content of that person’s news reporting would be restricted.”

“Everything that goes out will go through me,” Hamlin said.

“We have a list of rules as to what information goes on the air and what does not, and we won’t allow a reporter to broadcast what is happening in real time.”

 

Re: Information suppression protocols-

The Port Angeles Border Patrol would approve.

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.

More here: US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA- News tip/story idea

The Press has been Neutralized

 

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

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Rent yourself a State Parks buoy at Fort Worden

Voted best consumer value in weekend recreation.

 

DSC_0213 In the news:

Feb, 2016-

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer calls for greater rural access to opioid overdose antidote

“…Clallam County’s opioid overdose death rate is nearly twice the state average…”

“While opioid use has no boundaries, limited public transportation, a lack of treatment facilities and long distances between health care providers can make it difficult for those who live in rural communities to access necessary drug treatment,” Kilmer wrote in his letter.”

Limited public transportation does not seem to slow down the folks who move heroin across US borders and into local communities.

 

May, 2016-

Kilmer co-sponsors $1 billion bill to fight opioid epidemic; could aid Peninsula towns

Congressman Kilmer,

Please let us know if the Port Angeles Border Patrol has been able to intercept any inbound heroin.

Could a larger US Border Patrol force keep heroin out of Port Angeles?

More manpower, gear, enhanced facilities? Bigger budget?

More here:

Port Angeles Border Patrol – Newspeople Remain Silent

Troops Risking Their Ass For What?

News tip/story idea

The Press & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

 

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DSC_0014 Propaganda in motion-

In the news: Educators go through Marine Corps boot camp to help students

These are the same teachers who stage Veterans Day assemblies each November and promote the idea that The Troops are in distant lands- fighting for American rights and freedoms.

Teachers are also on hand to instruct small children about the magic of voting.

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Hey school teachers,

The people who run both major parties & the conventions that nominate presidential candidates are OK with ongoing, undeclared/unwon wars overseas, the drug war racket, & a secretive, wasteful and ineffective Dept. of Homeland Security.

Ditto for the TV networks that host presidential debates & ask scripted questions of candidates.

The majority of voters will align with one of these two parties.

Any plan to tell the students about all this?

More here: Voting Myths

 

Defending the Homeland-

Was sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things?

The Marines thought so:

We fight over there, so we don’t have to fight here

Still unable to see how this works.

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.

Seems like post-911 security protocols & the War on Terror would be a drug cartel’s worst nightmare. What does the US Dept. of Homeland Security have to say about all this?

The press is nowhere to be found when it comes to asking any questions here.

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

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

In the news: heroin epidemicheroin crisis

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping heroin out of the US?

Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

 

Hey school teachers- when you attended the USMC boot camp publicity stunt- did the drill instructors explain any justification for The Troops risking their ass in Iraq & Afghanistan while heroin-trafficking cartels are moving product into US cities?

NBC News video: “The Philadelphia area has some of the cheapest and purest heroin in the country and the drug is fueling an epidemic that’s claiming dozens of lives a day.”

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US-

Seattle media: Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

DEA:

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

Welcome Home Troops- thanks for your service.

 

Port Angeles has a heroin problem:

2012-

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Frequent updates here.

Could a larger US Border Patrol force keep heroin out of Port Angeles?

More manpower, gear, enhanced facilities? Bigger budget?

Project manager Mike Sangren of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-

“It’s just the direction the Department of Homeland Security has been given, to expand and allocate money to build stations, and we are just executing their plan,” he said.

Imagine a school district providing this explanation to the public Re: expanding staff & facilities.

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

More here: News tip/story idea

 

Washington State Ferries-

Another round trip ferry crossing last weekend. No security at either terminal.

If the Oklahoma City bomber rolls onto the ferry- how does the SWAT team help out an hour later?

Newspeople asking any questions? Not a chance.

More here: Washington State Ferries Security

 

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A symbol of the free press & federal government credibility

 

 

DSC_0123 Love to see newspeople ask:

What role does the Port Angeles Border Patrol play in keeping heroin away from the Olympic Peninsula?

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

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?

Why did the Blaine Sector Weekly US Border Patrol blotter go extinct?

Are fraudulent overtime claims still the norm at Port Angeles?

Border Patrol whistleblower pays price for refusing overtime pay

 

If you run a government operation- these are the reporters you want to see on interview day:

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

 

2012-

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Seattle media:

DEA-

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

2016-

Heroin epidemic at root of Seattle’s homeless crisis

“Another element is a flood of high-potency heroin pouring in from Mexican cartels.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

More here:

Troops Risking Their Ass For What?

News tip/story idea

The Press & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

 

Discuss on facebook here:

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

 

 

 

Photo- Vancouver Island from Crescent Beach

 

DSC_0084Was sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan meant to keep bad people from coming here & doing bad things?

 

US Marines-

“We fight over there, so we don’t have to fight here”

 

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

Love to see newspeople schedule an interview with the US Dept. of Homeland Security & ask:

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping heroin out of the US?

 

Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

 

2012-

Border Patrol cuts ribbon for new $11.9 million facility in Port Angeles

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Seattle media:

DEA-

“James said western Washington might as well be the backyard for three Mexican drug cartels.”

2016-

Heroin epidemic at root of Seattle’s homeless crisis

“Another element is a flood of high-potency heroin pouring in from Mexican cartels.”

Welcome Home Troops

Thanks for your service

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe-

State-run media update:

US Department of Homeland Security-

“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”

 

More here:

The Press & the Port Angeles Border Patrol

News tip/story idea

Port Angeles Heroin Boondoggle

Hurry and Buy More Passports

Making a Mockery of the War on Terror

 

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Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.