The US spends about $41.2 billion each year on the US Dept. of Homeland Security.
If the State Patrol was awarded many additional millions of dollars each year to go after drunk drivers- & the problem got worse- would newspeople ask questions?
Would any investigation take place?
Recovery, rehab, treatment, & addiction are important parts of this story.
What part of the story is missing?
Has anyone ever seen the press question the US Dept. of Homeland Security/CBP on their role in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?
Puget Sound Heroin-
The heroin problem has grown since 911.
911 was the big turning point- in the aftermath, troops were sent to Iraq and Afghanistan, the US Dept. of Homeland Security was created and the requirement for passports/enhanced & Real IDs was put in place. Standard driver’s licenses have not been accepted at the border since 2009.
All this to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things, or to attempt another 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?
US Department of Homeland Security-
“…a department with more than 20 different agencies, a budget of more than $45 billion and a staff of hundreds of thousands of civilian, law enforcement and military personnel.”
Americans are constantly praising & thanking The Troops for keeping us safe.
Still trying to figure out how sending US troops to Iraq & Afghanistan was meant to keep bad people from coming here to do bad things.
No word on how heroin trafficking cartels continue to move product past strict post-911 security protocols & the US Dept. of Homeland Security at border crossings and ports of entry.
Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows
Meth from Mexico blamed for 4 recent Missoula-area high-speed chases
Welcome Home Troops
Clallam County, WA
News tip/story idea
US Border Patrol, Port Angeles, WA-
A new, $11.9 million, 50 agent facility, secret arrest statistics, denied FOIA requests, heroin in the community & a Border Patrol whistleblower investigation Re: fraudulent overtime that resulted in further suppression of information- keep the focus on asking questions in these areas.
No cross-border USBP arrest has happened here in more than 6 years.
News links here: News tip/story idea
Massing US Border Patrol agents at the southern edge of the Strait of Juan de Fuca fails to keep heroin out of Port Angeles.
Question for newspeople:
What role do 1,200-horsepower Border Patrol Interceptor boats play in keeping heroin away from the Puget Sound area?
“… 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.”
Heroin epidemic gripping Port Angeles
Port Angeles residents fed up with heroin problem
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
Welcome Home Troops – We’ll try harder next time
Welcome Home Troops – A Land of Make Believe Success Awaits
Border Patrol/DHS Irrelevant in Seattle Heroin Reporting?
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
Whidbey Heroin Boondoggle – Zero questions from the press
More Puget Sound Meth & Heroin – Zero questions from the press
Puget Sound Meth-
Meth – We had to destroy the village in order to save it
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Meanwhile, Heroin-Trafficking Cartels Move Product into Washington State
Newspeople will not question the US Border Patrol at Port Angeles?
Our free and independent press has stopped asking questions.
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