Crime is Up, Time to Cut Agents

Today, the Obama administration threw the state of Arizona under the bus by cutting the number of Border Patrol agents that are stationed at the troubled US/Mexico border.

( – Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest countries” were intercepted at Border Patrol checkpoints last year, the administration is nonetheless now planning to decrease the number of Border Patrol agents deployed on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Border Patrol Director of Media Relations Lloyd Easterling confirmed this week that his agency is planning for a net decrease of 384 agents on the U.S.-Mexico border in fiscal 2010, which begins on October 1.

A Department of Homeland Security annual performance review updated by the Obama administration on May 7 said the Border Patrol “plans to move several hundred Agents from the Southwest Border to the Northern Border to meet the FY 2010 staffing requirements, with only a small increase in new agents for the Southwest Border in the same year.”

So in a bold and daring move, we are going to move agents from the Southern border where crime run rampant, to the Canadian border.  (There must be a lot of bad guys smuggling in Canadian bacon, I’m not sure).  This contemptable move takes place in spite of reports that Phoenix Arizona has become the “Kidnapping Capital of the United States”.

In what officials caution is now a dangerous and even deadly crime wave, Phoenix Arizona has become the kidnapping capital of America, with more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City and over 370 cases last year alone.

Some local authorities say Obama’s administration is too obsessed with al Qaeda terrorists to focus on these problems in the southwestern United States.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown warned that as the U.S. government focuses so intently on Islamic extremist groups, other types of terrorists – those involved with the same kidnappings, extortion and drug cartels that are sweeping Phoenix – are overlooked.

Janet Napolitano, who heads the Department of Homeland Security, is the former Governor of Arizona. One would think that she would have firsthand insight into the major problems we face here in Arizona. But she has swallowed the Kool-aid, and with the rest of the Obama administration, she blindly marches lockstep to the destruction of the United States.

Interviewed by Larry King earlier this year she said;

KING: A lot of Democrats in Congress want to you investigate [Joe Arpaio]. They think he is over the line. He says he is just enforcing the law and the problem is the federal government.

NAPOLITANO: Well, you know, Sheriff Joe, he is being very political in that statement, because he knows that there aren’t enough law enforcement officers, courtrooms or jail cells in the world to do what he is saying.

What we have to do is target the real evil-doers in this business, the employers who consistently hire illegal labor, the human traffickers who are exploiting human misery.

And yes, when we find illegal workers, yes, appropriate action, some of which is criminal, most of that is civil, because crossing the border is not a crime per se. It is civil. But anyway, going after those as well.

And that is a very interesting point of view considering this,

ENTRY WITHOUT INSPECTION IS A CRIME: In fact, pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1325, crossing the border illegally is a crime–a misdemeanor for the first offense and a felony for the second and subsequent offenses.

Now, let us assume for a minute that what California Attorney General Jerry Brown says is true.  Janet and friends are SO busy catching al Qaeda terrorists that they cannot focus on these pesky problems at the border.  So what is recently appointed Border Czar Alan Bersin doing about this rising problem?  In a recent interview Sultan Bersin said this:

“It’s better to think of the border as a thermostat for the larger, long-term issues that both our countries are dealing with”.

So there you have it.  Janet says the real problems are up on the Canadian Border and Alan dances around these problems with “Can’t we all just get along”?  At least Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Phoenix police chief Andy Anderson understand what the hell is going on here.

“We’re in the eye of the storm,” Phoenix Police Chief Andy Anderson told ABC News of the violent crimes and ruthless tactics spurred by Mexico’s drug cartels that have expanded business across the border. “If it doesn’t stop here, if we’re not able to fix it here and get it turned around, it will go across the nation,” he said.

At least Janet has her own self-serving priorities in place. This story never really made a big splash in the news,

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Washington notables broke ground on the future home of the Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday, symbolically starting construction on the biggest federal building project in the Washington area since the Pentagon 68 years ago.

The project will bring together more than 15,000 employees now scattered in 35 offices in the region, placing them on a 176-acre campus strewn with historic buildings in a long-neglected corner of Washington, five miles from the Capitol building.

Department leaders hope the $3.4 billion consolidation will help the department fulfill its core mission — protecting the homeland — in ways big and small.

“It will help us hold meetings,” Secretary Janet Napolitano said. “It will help us build that culture of ‘One DHS.’”

We’re screwed.  Time to go buy more bullets…


  1. Rosco P Coltrane says

    Well, they’re not removing border patrol agents from within the USSA. Checkpoints along highways far from the border are growing unabated:

    All this terrorism BS is not about Islam, it’s about controlling We the People.

  2. Time to go buy more bullets. The idiot’s answer to everything.

  3. “All this terrorism BS is not about Islam, it’s about controlling We the People.”

    To quote Stewie Griffin:

    “Bravo, Lois. The last course finally crosses the finish line.”

    Guess you started drinking your tea about 6 years too late, eh there, Sparky?

  4. And that “course” is a “horse”, of course, of course.

  5. Tucson Vice,
    So you’re cool with losing agents at the border, Phoenix being the Kidnapping Capital of the US and billions being spent on a new DHS building in DC? That’s fine, but one tiny little snarky comment at the end of the article gets your panties in a bunch. I see that you ignore all of the facts about this article and go right to the insults. Pretty much what I expect.

  6. I say it is about time that we get to share with the rest of America our Police State. Since Border patrol won’t stay on the border, and they “patrol” the state line between Cal. and AZ, (but not NM, CO, UT, or NV) (I wonder when CA became another country?)with a permanent checkpoint, How effective can they be? I would think every illegal in the world knows where the checkpoints are (i do) and will find a way around them.
    Now all the canadians states can feel the same police state action we feel.
    As far as Phx being the kidnapping crime scene, what do we pay local and state police for? They should step up thier game and do thier job.?

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