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DHS Secretary: Border Patrol Force Policy Needs Reform

March 03, 2014  | 

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson stressed the need to reform the Border Patrol's use-of-force policies during a House Homeland Security Committee hearing Feb. 26, FierceHomelandSecurity reports.

Customs and Border Protection began a comprehensive internal review of use-of-force policies in 2012. Agents have killed more than a dozen people since 2010

The revised policy will be made public "any day now," Johnson said.

Tags: Department of Homeland Security, Border Patrol, U.S.-Mexico Border, Use-of-Force Policies


Comments (7)

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MNMarshal @ 3/3/2014 4:28 PM

DHS Sec. is only doing what Obama has directed him to do: to Transform America's border security so that more illegals can enter easily with less consequence. Just because Jeh Johnson was called byObama to be his selected top fund raiser in 2008 doesn't make him stupid but this statement of his, does.
“An earned path to citizenship for those currently present in this country is a matter of, in my view, homeland security to encourage people to come out from the shadows,” Jeh Johnson, speaking at the United States Conference of Mayors.
So, who is looking out for the safety of our CBP people? It sure is not_ the Progressive Democrats.

DEADMAN @ 3/3/2014 4:47 PM

Put a fence around D.C.don't let the politicians out,don't let them breed.

Retired NY Boss @ 3/3/2014 7:08 PM

Let's just take away the pistols and long arms and replace them with TASERS and bean bag rounds.

On the border @ 3/3/2014 8:20 PM

This is because another agent shoot a drug runner who was hitting the agent with rocks... again. For everyone who thinks deadly force should not be an option when being hit with rocks, then stand there and let me throw a few at you. Notice that the article does not say why 12 people were killed. They aren't for illegal entry into the US. It's for attacking agents. 2 this year were for rocks and 1 for vehicular assault, that I can remember offhand. The policy does not need to change. Let's stop protecting the criminals who use deadly force. Let's educate the public about what things constitute deadly force. Remember, before there were guns, people were stoned to death.

Capt. Crunch @ 3/3/2014 8:32 PM

What is next are they going change the name of the Border Patrol to Border Greeters' and have them in candy stripe uniforms and direct the illegal's to where they can find free room and board.

Marshal Fine @ 3/4/2014 6:17 AM

Let's start with the understanding that this administration and all liberals LOVE the poor criminal.. It is everyone else's fault they are criminals. They have no culpability in their actions! It is big business, Republicans, blah , blah. If YOU cross the Mexican border illegally, you've committed a felony, punishable by prison. In some countries it is death. What this is all about is 12 million new Democrat voters. PERIOD. It is the END of the Republican party PERIOD. It is a new beginning of socialism taking over our country. PERIOD.

TERRY F. ZECH @ 3/4/2014 7:38 PM

It's time for a change in the administration otherwise we are not going to have any armed forces or law enforcement left. Transport all the illegal aliens and their born in America children back to Mexico and have them build up their own country.

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