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Detailed reporting and meaningful comments here:

Gamble backfires as Mariners lose to Angels 4-3 in 10 innings

“It was a risky play made by a desperate team that is well aware of its run-scoring issues over the past month and the current fight for a postseason spot that felt like an inevitability in June.”

What to do about Felix Hernandez after the Angels thrash the Mariners 11-5?

Reporters are free to ask hard questions and write stories about teams, players, managers and coaches in sports.

After each game, the press has access to coaches and players. All sorts of information is available all of the time.

In government, it is fully understood that people will not have access to complete information through everyday channels.

Ever hear of a Freedom of Information Act Request in sports? How about a denied FOIA request?

Ever see a pro football coach or quarterback refer reporters to his press secretary for answers? Presidents do so on a daily basis. Professionals are hired to provide only the desired version of answers to questions.

Ever see a pro football coach or quarterback refer reporters to a public information officer for answers to questions?

The open attitude about sports reporting does not cross over to stories about the US Dept. of Homeland Security, big drug busts, The Troops, the War on Terror or local water quality.

Big drug busts

News video:

I-Team Exclusive: Inside Coachella Valley raid Operation ‘Narco Navigator’

The story is always reported as a big success. Zero questions asked about why cartels are somehow able to move product past National Guard Troops, strict post 911 security protocols and federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security- before the drugs end up in Hometown, USA.

US Dept. of Homeland Security

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

2011-

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.

2013-

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Has Port Angeles CBP been able to intercept any inbound meth or heroin? Even one time?

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

Secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community, no cross-border USBP arrest in more than 8 years, and zero questions from the press.

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:

More here: News tip/story idea

Each year, at the Super Bowl, the US Dept. of Homeland Security promotes their own image Re: preventing criminal activity. Why do these impressive capabilities fail to keep meth and heroin trafficking cartels from moving product into the US?

The Troops

Local paper in a military town-

About two years ago, hometown pride was running high when they posted:

“For the past couple of years, the Whidbey News-Times paid the insurance for the Veterans Day Parade, about $200, because it was a small way of saying thank you to the men and women who sacrificed so that we may have our liberties, including our Freedom of Speech.”

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?

War on Terror

The people of Connecticut need services in Kuwait and Afghanistan:

CT National Guard Members Deployed to Kuwait and Afghanistan

The people of Arizona need services for a year in “…Kuwait, which is near Iraq…”

Girl who cried ‘dada’ reminder of sacrifice at ceremony for 400 soldiers deploying to Kuwait

Did any newspeople show up to ask questions about undeclared/unwon wars that never end?

If The Troops were an NFL team, sports talk radio would feature comments like:

The Dept. of Defense was nowhere to be found on 911. We haven’t won a war since.

 

17 years after 911- we see that life wasn’t meant to change after the big Saddam Hussein/Osama bin Laden takedowns.

September 1st, 2018 The Washington Post:

Why you might soon undergo a body scan to ride the subway or bus

“An added layer of protection like this makes terrorists think twice about strapping a bomb to themselves,” Denver-based security consultant Autumn Harris said.

Ms. Harris has the final word. Zero follow up questions from the press.

Newspeople fail to ask:

What stops suicidal bombers from blowing themselves up just short of the crowded screening checkpoint?

Local water quality

June 15, 2018 South Whidbey Record:

“Mucking about in clamming class”

“Last year, signs went up closing the waters around Penn Cove to any shellfish harvesting because testing revealed high levels of paralytic shellfish poison. The biotoxin can potentially lead to fatal paralytic shellfish poisoning in humans if consumed.”

“The Penn Cove ban has since been lifted.”

South Whidbey Record, which Penn Cove beach would you recommend for clam digging?

Image above:

Washington State Dept. of Health image updated June 16th, 2018.

Source: Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife

View Penn Cove water quality for clam digging using the Dept. of Health map at the bottom of this page.

Love to see newspeople get out and ask questions about why:

“This beach is within the closure area for a sewage treatment plant outfall and is unsafe for recreational shellfish harvesting.”

Sounds like the sewage treatment plant is sending unsafe product into Penn Cove?

“State Dept. of Health cautions that Clams,Oysters and Mussels from this beach are not fit for human consumption at any time.”

More here:

Temporary Kitsap Wastewater Spill

NW Beach Water Quality

 

Sports has tended to be a more honest part of American culture. Lately, well known players are involved in a marketing campaign featuring Salute to Service TV ads to fix the glorification of military service messages in our minds.

Undeclared/unwon wars that never end?

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The purpose is to protect our freedoms:

 

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Photo- Port Townsend Ship Canal

 

In the news: Washington driver’s licenses change July 1 to comply with REAL ID

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

Are passports/enhanced/Real IDs effective in keeping cartel-sourced heroin and meth out of the US?

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

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 8 years.

New, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility is unable to keep heroin away from local communities:

Federal, local officers make drug arrests in Port Angeles

Forks Father and Son Arrested For Heroin Sales

What role does Port Angeles CBP staffing and infrastructure play in keeping heroin and meth away from the Olympic Peninsula? (Not asking if they react after product arrives in local communities.)

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been able to intercept any inbound meth or heroin? Even one time?

 

If special ID works to keep bad guys out- how are cartels moving product into US communities in 2018?

Seems like strict post-911 security protocols & the War on Terror would be a drug cartel’s worst nightmare. What does our a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security have to say about all this?

The REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, enacted the 9/11 Commission’s recommendation that the Federal Government “set standards for the issuance of sources of identification, such as driver’s licenses.”

So critical to the safety of America- the badass terrorists we are supposed to stay scared of have until Oct. 1, 2020 to make use of a weaker standard:

Homeland Security Establishes Enforcement Date for Real ID

 

Ohio

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Forced separation of migrant children from their parents, National Guard troops, strict post 911 security protocols and a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fail to keep meth out of Ohio:

June 20th, 2018 NPR: A New Wave Of Meth Overloads Communities Struggling With Opioids

“…Congress enacted the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act in 2006, which regulated the sale of certain over-the-counter drugs, like pseudoephedrine, used in cooking meth.”

“What everybody is doing now is buying the cheap Mexican meth, and not cooking anymore,” says Vinton County prosecutor Trecia Kimes-Brown.

“They are more violent,” says Ryan Cain, the lead detective on counternarcotics for the county. He says in a rural county with a culture of hunting, it’s not uncommon to encounter meth users who are hallucinating — and carrying a gun.

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.

 

West Texas counties:

San Angelo Car Salesman Pushed a Pound of Meth a Day

 

Minnesota:

Immigration is not the only border issue

“Commander Jody Gladis told the Marshall Noon Rotary Club that the Mexican drug cartel is flooding Minnesota with methamphetamine.”

 

Fayette County, Texas:

Local authorities swing into action after $2.1 million worth of methamphetamine moves past National Guard troops, strict post 911 security protocols and a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, then, on into Fayette County.

Fayette Co. K9 sniffs out major meth bust

 

Western Wisconsin:

‘Beyond An Epidemic’: Meth Abuse Skyrocketing In Polk County, Wis.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe:

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

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, mass casualty shootings, etc.

State-run media update:

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Photo- A symbol of federal government credibility and newspeople asking questions.

 

“Turmoil inside KOMO News as conservative owner Sinclair mandates talking points”

I’d have more respect for local TV news stations if there was more in the way of investigative reporting & newspeople asking questions.

Examples:

Zero questions asked Re: the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area. Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when the US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep heroin out of the US:

KOMO News “Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish”

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 7 years.

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

News links:

News tip/story idea

 

Whidbey Heroin:

“The 29-year-old is homeless and has been a heroin addict for the past six years.”

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.”

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

More here:

Puget Sound Heroin – Newspeople Remain Silent

 

Meth:

The script says opiod crisis.

The news tells us that various states cracked down on the availability meth ingredients several years back.

Now- cartels are moving meth into the US:

“Meth’s evolution in Tenn.: From homemade labs to Mexican super drug”

“They are filling the void, Jordan said with super-strength crystal meth produced in super labs in Mexico.”

“Ohio’s largest meth bust: 140 pounds of methamphetamine seized from warehouse in Summit County”

The script tells us that we’re seeing a big law enforcement success story when federal agents swing into action to nab 140 pounds of methamphetamine after product moved past strict post 911 security protocols and federal agents staffing a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security.

Do the good guys who made the local bust notify the good guys at the border about the weak links in their process? Check the script.

Dec 2, 2017

Meth-related overdose deaths hit record number in WV

“…crystal meth from Mexico has become the preferred choice among users.”

“We’re seeing a lot more meth, and it’s a different kind of meth than we were seeing five or six years ago,” Gupta said. “There’s a push from the cartels to get these drugs out there.”

More here: CBP Human Resources update

 

War on Terror:

The US Dept. of Homeland Security “stops an average of 7 known or suspected terrorists a day – 50 a week- trying to come to our country.”

Question for newspeople: With such an impressive handle on US Dept. of Homeland Security performance- why do Heroin-Trafficking Cartels continue to move product into local communities?

Any newspeople available to ask where the “…7 known or suspected terrorists a day – 50 a week…” statistic comes from? Do we need to look for the script?

More from The US Dept. of Homeland Security:

 

The Troops:

TV networks may be prone to emphasize the idea that everyone who shows up is a hero. They’re not about to ask any questions about the Department of Defense track record for winning undeclared wars since DOD was established in 1949.

Tearful reunions and spreading the idea that it’s for your freedoms helps to normalize failed wars that never end.

“These folks paid the price when they go off and defend our freedoms all over the globe. It makes me feel very good to be able to say thanks to the people who will still step up and get the job done and fight for the freedoms that we enjoy here in the united states.”

Undeclared/unwon wars that never end?

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The purpose is to protect our freedoms:

TV newspeople around to question any of this? Not a chance.

 

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Port Angeles quality of life update:

“We know there are beds available at night, but I think people for whatever reason, be it mental health issues, opioid addiction or other addictions, people would rather camp out,” he said.

Indiana meth:

Strict post 911 security protocols and a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fail to keep meth out: “…meth is flooding into the United States from cartels south of the border.”

Border Wall update:

“…none of the officers WFIU/WTIU spoke to believe President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall would have a large effect on the amount of methamphetamine, or other drugs, entering the US.”

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.

Tried to have your back with strict post-911 security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, federal agents at border crossings & ports of entry & passports/enhanced & Real IDs to keep us all safe.

We’ll try harder next time.

 

Did newspeople and politicians swear an oath to call it opioids instead of heroin?

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?

Interesting that the heroin problem seems to have grown after 911, the addition of The US Dept. of Homeland Security and the requirement for passports/enhanced & Real IDs.

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

More here: Puget Sound Heroin – Newspeople Remain Silent

 

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Photo- Skagit Valley

 

Special IDs and background checks-

In the news: Mexican migrant, 37, worked as US Border Patrol agent for SIX YEARS after falsely claiming he was born in Texas

More from several sources here.

How many other botched background checks are in the system?

The rest of us need to have special IDs to go have lunch in Canada and return home. Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.

Cato podcast: “Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is imbued with vast powers, and evidence shows those powers are used without many of the checks that exist in other federal agencies. Alex Nowrasteh and Matthew Feeney comment.”

 

Indiana:

Strict post 911 security protocols and a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fail to keep meth out of Indiana.

“It’s a common mode of transportation of illegal narcotics from the southwest border directly to Central Indiana,” Westfall said. “The majority of our methamphetamine now comes from the southwest border.”

“Last year, the DEA alone seized 191 pounds of meth in Indiana. Nationwide, nearly 41,000 kilograms, or 90,000 pounds, of meth was reported seized by law enforcement agencies.”

 

California:

Ventura Combined Agency Team swings into action after US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to keep more than 90 pounds of methamphetamine and more than 2 pounds of both heroin and cocaine out of local communities.

 

Wisconsin:

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence

“The meth that now comes into the state mainly originates in Mexico and is transported from California and other major states in the Southwest, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.”

 

Washington State:

$40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security fails to prevent monthly delivery of about 60 to 70 pounds of meth from Mexico north to Eastern Washington, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.

Welcome Home Troops

 

More here:

Whidbey Heroin

Puget Sound Heroin – Newspeople Remain Silent

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 7 years.

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

 

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Please Dispose of Properly

 

In the news: CACI keeps $60M Army National Guard media support contract

“$60 million contract to help the Army National Guard develop and deliver marketing messages across media markets…”

 

More from the press: Sequim man sentenced in drug, gun case

Sorry- no time for newspeople to ask what sort of drugs were involved here.

Why does it matter?

The Drug War is based on public policy.

What methods are working?

What methods are failing?

 

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In the news: “Langley cop saves man from opiate overdose”

“Evan Thompson / The Record — Langley Police Officer Charlie Liggitt used Narcan to save a Langley man from overdosing on heroin.

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?

More here:

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

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.”

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.

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

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 7 years.

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

News links: News tip/story idea

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

Newspeople remain silent.

 

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

KOMO News Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

On the national scene:

Cartels are OK with prescription painkiller restrictions, because a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security can’t keep heroin out of local communities.

Cartels are OK with restrictions on supplies needed to make meth because a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security can’t keep cartels from moving product into local communities:

New York Times: Meth, the Forgotten Killer, Is Back. And It’s Everywhere.

Reno Gazette-Journal: Oregon meth deaths soar as opioid deaths decline

Welcome Home Troops

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

 

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Photo-

Homeland Security grant money at work – Port of Anacortes

 

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?

In the news:

Kitsap Heroin

“One heroin-related death was reported in Kitsap each year from 2004 to 2010. From 2011 through 2016, the county averaged seven heroin deaths per year (statistics for 2017 were not yet available).”

 

Whidbey Heroin

“The 29-year-old is homeless and has been a heroin addict for the past six years.”

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.”

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

 

Snohomish County Heroin

Sheriff’s Office: Up to 90 percent of Snohomish Co. inmates battling heroin withdrawl

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

KOMO News Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Port Angeles Heroin

Port Angeles man found with two pounds of heroin sentenced

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 7 years.

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

News links: News tip/story idea

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-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

Welcome Home Troops

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.”

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

Love to see the press ask a few questions:

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

Newspeople remain silent.

 

Whatcom, Skagit, King and Snohomish County Heroin

$40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security unable to keep heroin away from local communities:

They did ‘business’ at a car wash. Now they’re on their way to federal prisons

 

DHS “stops an average of 7 known or suspected terrorists a day – 50 a week- trying to come to our country.” With such an impressive handle on US Dept. of Homeland Security performance- why do Heroin-Trafficking Cartels continue to move product into local communities?

Love to see newspeople ask:

When additional restrictions are placed on prescription drugs- what will prevent heroin-trafficking cartels from moving more product into local communities?

The Opioid Crisis Is Really a Heroin Crisis

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 border crossings and ports of entry since 2009.

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

 

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Maybe the good news from 911 is that it brought enhanced crime fighting abilities into local communities?

State-run media update:

“The fusion center focuses on gangs, terrorist groups, sex-trafficking groups, extremist groups, any criminal activity you can think of,” Sentino said. “The fusion center collects information from different agencies around the state and around the country.”

Welcome to the Washington State Fusion Center

Several times each year, we’ll see a statement like this:

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

Homeland Security: No credible threat against other public venues

NYC mayor: No credible threats against marathon or city

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, mass casualty shootings, etc.

Look for another of these press releases just prior to the upcoming Super Bowl.

Real World of Crime-

Everett WA Gang Activity:

Enhanced background check update: “There were 198 gang-related offenses reported in Everett between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31, 2017 – a 75 percent increase over 2016.”

Back in Nov of 2014, Washington voters said Yes to enhanced background checks for guns:

“Legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers in Washington state passed overwhelmingly…”

May 30th, 2017

Everett residents fear neighborhood becoming unsafe

June 13th, 2017

South Snohomish gang problem gets worse

“During the last two years, there have been 56 gang-related shootings in Snohomish County.”

 

Heroin:

Elected officials like to call it an Opioid Crisis, then file lawsuits against big pharmaceuticals manufacturers.

Love to see newspeople ask:

When additional restrictions are placed on prescription drugs- what will prevent heroin-trafficking cartels from moving more product into local communities?

September 19th, 2017

Telling sign of heroin epidemic: Snohomish County runs out of needle cleanup kits

October 9, 2017

A Look At A Heroin Camp In Everett With Jake Whittenberg from KING5

November 15, 2017

Agents find a lot of heroin and meth in Everett apartment

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?

 

Snohomish Heroin Racket:

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

 

We’re more safe after 911?

Why require special IDs to go have lunch in Canada- then return home- while heroin-trafficking cartels are able to move product into the Seattle area?

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 border crossings and ports of entry since 2009.

 

Port Angeles, WA-

A heavily fortified small town is unable to keep heroin out.

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

The local paper likes to brag about how the US Coast Guard leaves town to go find cocaine:

June 16th, 2017

Coast Guard’s Active returns to PA after seizing cocaine

Sept 24th, 2016

State-run media: Coast Guard Cutter Active interdicts two tons of cocaine during recent deployment

Meanwhile back home:

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Welcome Home Troops

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.”

Love to see the press ask a few questions:

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

Newspeople remain silent.

 

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

January 12th, 2018

Port Angeles man found with two pounds of heroin sentenced

 

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Photo- Slow speed mayhem

 

Americans still do not have access to files related to the 1963 President John F. Kennedy assassination: ABC News: Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?

In a free society, people should have an honest relationship with their government.

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

The American sports culture is a good example of open access to information.

After each game, the press has access to coaches and players. All sorts of information is available all of the time.

In government, it is fully understood that people will not have access to complete information through everyday channels.

Ever hear of a Freedom of Information Act Request in sports? How about a denied FOIA request?

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.”

Is anything like a Public Records Request needed to learn more about how your favorite team is doing this season?

Ever see a pro football coach or quarterback refer reporters to his press secretary for answers? Presidents do so on a daily basis. Professionals are hired to provide only the desired version of answers to questions.

Ever see a pro football coach or quarterback refer reporters to a public information officer for answers to questions?

Maybe there would be less in the way of conspiracy theories related to government, if there was an attitude change about keeping people properly informed.

More here: Information Suppression Update

and here: Land of Information Suppression

 

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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

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The press wants you to tangle over political brands instead of noticing what doesn’t change no matter what political party or personality is in power.

Letter to the Editor: AP story focusing on Aberdeen failed to tell the whole truth

Original article: Trump Won Towns Drowning in Despair — Can He Save Them?

Aberdeen WA Heroin-

Hey newspeople: There’s a large US Border Patrol station 143 miles up the road.

Have they been able to intercept any inbound heroin? Even one time?

As always- zero questions from newspeople about how heroin continues to move past strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- then, on into local communities.

Welcome Home Troops

Whidbey Island: Whidbey Paper Offers Contained Choices on Heroin

 

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 7 years.

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

News links here: News tip/story idea

 

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:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Lazy Newspeople and the Opioid Crisis

 

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Too early for Halloween decorations?

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

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

Oak Bay Starfish

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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

 

South Whidbey Record asks in their Facebook news feed:

“What do you think about vigilantism and its popular new weapon, public shaming?”

No thanks on this contained choice.

I reject vigilantism, public shaming or violence as answers to this situation.

 

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

What part of the story is missing?

Newspeople who are allowed to ask questions about the heroin racket.

 

Whidbey newspapers-

It’s clear that local papers are no fans of social media. Here are a couple of examples:

Reject the ‘fake news’ lie, support local journalism

Opinion: Vigilantism isn’t the solution to opioid abuse problem

Whidbey News-Times has not posted on Twitter since 19 Jan 2016.

People turn to social media because they are frustrated. They may feel that they have gone through all proper channels and allowed a reasonable amount of time for things to get better. Things are not better.

Comment sections in the local papers seem to be dying out.

Festivals, high school sports, honoring The Troops & other safe stories seem to be the priority.

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

 

Questions for newspeople:

Is the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat a boondoggle?

Has local homeland security grant money been used effectively?

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

Has the Island County Homeland Security-funded patrol boat been involved in any arrest or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border? Even one time?

Newspeople remain silent.

Local heroin comes from Mexico not Canada. We follow this issue here.

 

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol ever (even one time) been able to intercept any inbound heroin?

Love to see some reporting on this.

Overdose Awareness Walk returns next Thursday in Port Angeles

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 7 years.

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

News links: News tip/story idea

 

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-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin among drugs driving up Peninsula home burglaries, law enforcers say

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

Welcome Home Troops

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?

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

We follow this issue here.

 

Have strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- been able to keep heroin out of local communities?

When additional restrictions are placed on prescription drugs- what will prevent heroin-trafficking cartels from moving more product into local communities?

If drug dogs are effective at the border- how are large quantities of heroin, cocaine & meth moved into US communities?

Have highly successful drug operations created any shortage of heroin, cocaine or meth anywhere in the US?

Why are local law enforcement agencies rewarded 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

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

More here:

Lazy Newspeople and the Opioid Crisis

Lazy Newspeople and the Drug War

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

Whidbey Heroin – Local Papers Suppressing Comments?

 

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High levels of reverence for the flag?

Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State

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Oak Bay Starfish

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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

and Sound of Freedom

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Photo- Oak Harbor Traffic Patterns

 

A big story on an important topic:

Whidbey News-TimesWhidbey struggles with confronting opioid use
Aug 22nd, 2017 2:23pm

Whidbey News-Times: Opinion: Vigilantism isn’t the solution to opioid abuse problem
Tue Aug 22nd, 2017 2:30pm

South Whidbey RecordWhidbey’s war on drugs
Wed Aug 23rd, 2017 6:00am

As of 6:00am on Thursday, Aug 24th- these three articles display a total of zero comments. Neither paper shows these articles on their Facebook news feed.

Whidbey News-Times has not posted on Twitter since 19 Jan 2016.

Later in the day- Aug 24th, 2017

South Whidbey Record asks in their Facebook news feed:

“What do you think about vigilantism and its popular new weapon, public shaming?”

No thanks on this contained choice.

I’ve had comments blocked/deleted/censored in the past by Whidbey papers.

My comments contained no hate speech, insults, threats, foul language, attacks on other commenters, etc.

Wonder how many other comments were deleted? Some details here.

Love to see local papers encourage more discussion on important topics.

Love to see more in the way of newspeople asking questions and doing investigative stories.

 

More here:

Lazy Newspeople and the Opioid Crisis

Lazy Newspeople and the Drug War

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

Find us on facebook:

Underbelly of Oak Harbor

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

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

Oak Bay Starfish

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 Traffic Patterns

 

In the news: From Alaska To Florida, States Respond To Opioid Crisis With Emergency Declarations

Let’s get away from the politician talk-

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?

The basics:

Strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- are unable to keep heroin out of local communities.

Prescription drugs may become more restricted, but cartels will ship more product.

Meth is a good example here. It used to me made with ingredients people could obtain locally. Those ingredients became restricted- now cartels move meth in from Mexico:

As meth arrests dropped in Mobile County, ice moved in

“A July 2015, intelligence report released by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency showed the connection of Mexican Drug Cartels in each U.S. state. The report linked the Sinaloa Cartel, Cartel Jalisico Nueva Generacion-Los Cuinis and the Beltran-Leyva Organization with drug trafficking ties in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.”

Police: meth seizures climb in Springfield

“Police said the Mexican drug cartel is bringing in a purer form of meth which is why officers said people in Springfield are making less meth at home.”

Welcome Home Troops

 

We’d like to see more from newspeople who are up to asking questions. Get away from posting the press release handed down from whatever agency was involved in the latest big bust.

More than 52 kilograms of cocaine and 45 kilograms of heroin:

Feds Bust Giant Fentanyl, Cocaine, And Heroin Ring In Chicago And Western Suburbs

Federal agents swing into action after more than 52 kilograms of cocaine and 45 kilograms of heroin move past federal agents manning a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security- then on into Chicago and western suburbs.

Questions that go unasked:

When additional restrictions are placed on prescription drugs- what will prevent heroin-trafficking cartels from moving more product into local communities?

If drug dogs are effective at the border- how are large quantities of heroin, cocaine & meth moved into US communities?

Have these highly successful drug operations created any shortage of heroin, cocaine or meth anywhere in the US?

Why are local law enforcement agencies rewarded 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

Has local homeland security grant money been used effectively?

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

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-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin among drugs driving up Peninsula home burglaries, law enforcers say

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,

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.

 

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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

Oak Bay Starfish

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 Traffic Patterns

 

In the news:

There was a gunfight, car chase and SWAT standoff. They found him in the attic

“Police said they found a large amount of drugs and two rifles inside the vehicle.”

Sorry- no time for newspeople to ask what sort of drugs were involved here.

Why does it matter?

The Drug War is based on public policy.

What methods are working? What methods are failing?

Some “drugs” are domestic, such as marijuana and maybe meth.

Some drugs, like heroin or cocaine must get past strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs before they arrive in local communities.

Welcome Home Troops

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?

More here:

Whidbey Homeland Security Grant Money- Newspeople Remain Silent

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

Heroin Racket Rolls On

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

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

Find us on facebook:

Underbelly of Oak Harbor

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

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

Oak Bay Starfish

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 for the Coupeville ferry

 

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.

 

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

Heroin Racket Rolls On

Puget Sound Coastal Patrol Boats

 

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

Find us on facebook:

Underbelly of Oak Harbor

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

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

Oak Bay Starfish

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

 

 

Same country that made a big deal of celebrating freedom & independence earlier this month.

In the news:

Coast Guard to enforce U.S. pot laws on water

“Federal law says it’s illegal, in any quantities.”

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.

 

The freedom talk is just for federal holidays & overseas military operations.

Suspicionless boat boardings:

Coast Guard Boardings And Your Fourth Amendment Rights, Part 1

Coast Guard Boardings And Your Fourth Amendment Rights, Part 2

Coast Guard Boardings And Your Fourth Amendment Rights, Part 3

 

Suspicionless boat boardings and 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats fail to keep heroin away from Port Angeles:

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Frequent updates here.

 

Lee Greenwood-

“And I’m proud to be an American
Where at least I know I’m free
And I won’t forget the men who died
Who gave that right to me”

People in uniform give rights?

 

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

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

Oak Bay Starfish

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-

Path to the beach – Deception Pass

 

Questioning failed programs and wondering why newspeople remain silent.

In the news:

19 charged in Mexican Mafia prison gang takedown

Same country that put a man on the Moon in 1969- unable to keep drugs out of prison.

In the case of heroin & meth from Mexico– we’re still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq and Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.

Pretty weak.

Newspeople play along by not asking questions.

Imagine yourself at a Marine unit at Camp Pendleton, or Camp LeJeune, NC. Every so often- drug dogs are run through the barracks at 0330, or vehicles moving on or off base are sniffed by drug dogs. A zero tolerance policy in place.

Love to see newspeople go and ask the people who run prisons why all this works on a Marine base- but not in their facilities.

A Navy or Marine CO would be removed if Mexican Mafia drug trafficking was taking place in their unit. Ditto for any person of any rank found to be involved in using or trafficking illegal drugs.

Any high-ranking authorities getting yanked over at the prison for failing to effectively screen for drugs entering the facility? Looks like the three-year investigation may be seen as some sort of success story.

 

Heroin Racket Rolls On-

Local law enforcement agencies may benefit when strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- fail to keep heroin out of the US.

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

Heroin busts could finance police construction in Snohomish

 

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

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

Oak Bay Starfish

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 & government credibility

 

In the news: Overdose antidote added to county opioid outreach team

Editorial: Life-saving Narcan should be available far and wide

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?

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?

Any word on how heroin continues to move past strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- then, on into local communities?

Newspeople remain silent.

Welcome Home Troops

 

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.

 

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 or seizure related in any way to the US/Canada border?

Newspeople remain silent.

 

More here:

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

Heroin Racket Rolls On

 

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

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

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

Oak Bay Starfish

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 towards the Bluff Trail

 

In the news: Lone Clallam County code enforcement officer juggles cases

“But there are some properties in the county McFall said are so bad she can’t even touch them. The most difficult cases typically include mental health issues, drug use issues or both, she said.”

Recommendations:

Stop funding ineffective agencies. Tell everyone to try to get along and to keep enforcement expectations low.

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

More here:

Failing Drug War Update – Island County

Local Money Wasted on Federal Programs?

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

 

Find us on facebook:

Veterans Against the Glorification of Military Service

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

Oak Bay Starfish

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, a message from the Sheriff:

Guest editorial: Property tax revenue cap for counties needs to change

“Over the last five years, we’ve seen a significant increase countywide in substance abuse. Particularly in the age 18-24 population, chemical addiction has led to an increase in both homelessness and property crimes. Substance abuse greatly impacts how we handle 911 calls and arrests. We need systems in place so when people with addiction issues get out of jail, they can seek inpatient treatment to get well. If we don’t implement long-term changes, we’ll continue to see the same people return to jail again and again.”

 

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.

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

 

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

More here:

Local Money Wasted on Federal Programs?

Coast Guard comes home to Heroin at Port Angeles

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

 

US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-

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.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 7 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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo-

Keystone ferry- inbound

Coupeville/Penn Cove is on the eastern shore of Whidbey Island- no ferry link to Port Townsend exists there.

 

In the news: Coast Guard’s Active returns to PA after seizing cocaine

“The 75-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Active returned to homeport in Port Angeles this month after seizing more than 3,500 pounds of cocaine during a two-month deployment off the coast of Central and South America.”

Have these highly successful drug operations created any shortage of heroin or cocaine anywhere in the US?

Meanwhile, back at Port Angeles-

Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin-trafficking cartels from moving product into town:

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-

Homeland Security Vote of Confidence:

Heroin among drugs driving up Peninsula home burglaries, law enforcers say

Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles

2015-

Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem

 

Welcome Home Troops

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.

More here:

Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

Heroin in Washington’s 6th District – Welcome Home Troops

 

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.

No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 7 years.

News links: News tip/story idea

 

Don’t worry-

The Super Bowl and public affairs will be safe.

State-run media update:

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-

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-

Congressman Kilmer addresses the media & a reader’s question:

Has the Port Angeles Border Patrol been at all relevant in keeping heroin out of local communities?

“Kilmer said both the Border Patrol and Coast Guard have made drug arrests.”

Peninsula Daily News,

When is the last time your newspaper reported a Port Angeles Border Patrol arrest of any kind?

Any Port Angeles Border Patrol arrests reported by any news outlets anywhere in the Puget Sound area?

 

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.

More here: Operation Macho Swagger & Port Angeles Heroin

 

Seattle PI-

“Citing University of Washington statistics, prosecutors note that Clallam County – the rural timber-and-fishing community where Jackson overdosed – has seen a 200 percent increase in heroin fatalities since 2004.”

 

Kitsap County:

Suspected heroin dealer crashes into Safeway during robbery

Bremerton cab driver caught smoking heroin while on the road

 

Newspeople, reporters and journalists,

Please consider doing a story/asking questions about why heroin continues to move past strict post 911/War on Terror security protocols, a $40.6 billion US Dept. of Homeland Security, and verification of passports/enhanced & Real IDs- then, on into local communities.

 

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:

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 7 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

Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.

 

 

 

Photo- Extinct ferry at Kingston

 

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 7 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?

 

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 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

 

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- Big driftwood at West Beach