Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Border Patrol Agents Handcuffed By New Use-Of-Force Restrictions
The surge of illegal aliens openly crossing the border has coincided with brand new use-of-force restrictions that not only keep them from doing what they're supposedly being paid to do but actually endanger them physically.
Agents are now mandated to avoid any situation where deadly force might come into play. "Examples include refraining from blocking moving vehicles' paths" or shooting at rock-throwers unless the agents can prove that they were in imminent danger. "Additionally, agents will be trained on how to carry and use lighter weapons, while also facing restrictions on taser use."
So if a coyote with a van full of sex slaves in the process of being trafficked across the border steps on the gas instead of stopping when ordered to, the Border Patrol has now been ordered to simply step aside and let them pass. And rest assured, whose whose intent is to cross our border illegally are well aware of the new restrictions.
Assaults on Border Patrol Agents by rock throwers on the Mexican side of the border are becoming increasingly common. The image, of course is of harmless kids committing mischief, but the reality (h/t, Breitbart) is that these assaults are far more serious than that:
Zack Taylor, Chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO), told Breitbart Texas that agents must have a way to defend themselves against threatening immigrants armed with rocks.
"If you don't throw rocks at the border patrol agent, they're not going to shoot you," Taylor told Breitbart Texas. "If you threaten the life of the officer, you then put the officer in a position where he has to protect his life. What do people not understand about that?"
Aside from putting their lives and safety at risk, the new rules appear to be aimed at sending a message to Border patrol Agents from the Obama Administration: 'Don't take your job of apprehending
illegal aliens and protecting the border seriously. Sit back, get paid and enjoy the scenery.'