TV News LIES

Monday, Jul 28th

Last update06:04:47 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) U.S. undertakes review of border officers' use of force

U.S. undertakes review of border officers' use of force

E-mail Print PDF

border patrolCustoms and Border Protection has launched what it calls a comprehensive review of its officers' use of force amid a sharp increase in fatal confrontations along the Southwest border. The initiative, which appears to be the most far-reaching of its kind in recent years, calls for an assessment of current tactics and the participation of an independent outside research center.

Mexican government officials, who have condemned the shootings, also will be provided briefings on closed investigations involving force, according to a memorandum prepared for Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

The memorandum, dated Oct., 24, 2012, is from David V. Aguilar, the agency's deputy commissioner.

Since 2010, 16 people have been killed in fatal confrontations with Border Patrol agents and customs officers, prompting unprecedented levels of scrutiny and criticism from some U.S. Congress members and border activists. Agency guidelines permit agents to fire weapons against people suspected of throwing rocks, a practice that critics consider excessive.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Washington D.C. handgun ban ruled unconstitutional, again

DC hand gun lawWashington D.C. residents can now legally carry handguns in the streets of the District, according to...

Kids, guns and the American way

Kids, guns and the American wayn February, a nine-year-old Arkansas boy called Hank asked his uncle if he could head off...

Detroit not alone in shutting off water for unpaid bills

Cutting off waterDetroit has drawn fire from all over the world for shutting off water to customers delinquent...

Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions

Detroit shuts water to people not businessMore than 15,000 households have had their taps turned off for being past due. Yet the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!