6 officers dead in November; 3 killed in the last 4 days

Let’s turn that headline around.

Let the headline now read:

6 blacks killed by police in November; 3 black men killed in the last 4 days

by Leftist Journo

In a veritable landslide of death, a hail of continuous, burning gunfire, law enforcement officers throughout the nation have taken it upon themselves to attempt to instigate genocide against the entire American black race, particularly young black males.

If anyone thought the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Freddie Gray was indicative of racist hatred by cops on a national scale, then these naked assassinations of innocent, strong, proud, young black men cut down prior to even realizing anything of their destiny and goodness in just a few days simply confirms the open war declared against blacks by US cops.

What do you think the response by Leftists, Demorats, the American Media Maggots and the Race & Poverty Pimp Industrial Complex would be if that headline were true?

Could you not envision riots in every major Leftist-run American city for days? Protests, violence, destruction, injuries, block after block burned and ransacked, perhaps even deaths?

Of course you could. People would go out of their way to make it so.

The fact is: it’s true with regard to law enforcement officers in the US. The top headline is 100% accurate.

On Thursday, November 16th, Baltimore Police Department Detective Sean Suiter was killed. From ODMP.org:

Detective Sean Suiter succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to interview a person during a homicide investigation in the 900 block of Bennett Place.

He and his partner were canvassing the area when he observed a man attempting to hide in an alley. He notified of his partner and then approached the man to speak to him. The subject produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Detective Suiter in the head.

Detective Suiter was placed in a patrol car to be transported to University of Maryland Medical Center. During the transport the patrol car was struck by another vehicle. Detective Suiter was then transferred to another vehicle and transported to the hospital where he remained on life support until succumbing to the wound the following day.

The man who shot him fled the scene and remains at large.

Detective Suiter, a U.S. Navy veteran, had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Homicide Unit. He is survived by his wife and five children.

There is also an update on this case, from the BaltimoreSun.com:

Baltimore police return to scene of detective’s killing, say new evidence found

by Justin Fenton

Armed with new autopsy findings, Baltimore Police investigators returned Monday to the scene where Det. Sean Suiter was fatally shot last week and said they had found “additional, significant” evidence.

“I’m very encouraged by the recovery of this evidence,” Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said Monday, declining to elaborate on what was discovered. “I think it’s going to help us identify the killer.”

Davis said the new findings were the result of an autopsy completed over the weekend, which formally ruled Suiter’s death as a homicide by shooting.

The commissioner appeared upbeat about the progress of the case, despite the investigation’s taking longer than usual for an agency accustomed to quickly identifying killers of its own. Since at least the 1960s, the city police department has never gone so long without identifying a suspect in the killing of a police officer.

Police have said Suiter, 43, was investigating a still-unsolved homicide from December of last year when he saw a suspicious person in a vacant lot in the 900 block of Bennett Place. Suiter was shot once in the head, rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead the next day.

The very next day, New Kensington Police Department Officer Brian Shaw was killed. Again, from ODMP.org:

Police Officer Brian Shaw was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Leishman Avenue at approximately 8:00 pm.

The driver fled on foot during the stop, then opened fire on Officer Shaw as he pursued him. Officer Shaw was fatally wounded in the chest during the foot pursuit. The subject continued to flee and remains at large.

Officer Shaw had served with the New Kensington Police Department for only five months. He had previously served as a part-time officer for three years with the Cheswick Police Department, Frazer Police Department, and Springdale Township Police Department.

He is survived by his parents, brother and grandmother.

Who killed Officer Shaw, a Caucasoid? Yes. A black man.

There is good news on this case, however. From ValleyNewsDispatch.com:

Suspect in New Kensington officer’s death arrested in Pittsburgh, held without bail

by Megan Guza and Matthew Santoni

Rahmael Holt, the man accused of shooting and killing New Kensington Police Officer Brian Shaw, was arrested Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh.

Holt, 29, of the Natrona neighborhood of Harrison, was charged with murder of a law enforcement officer, murder of the first degree, illegal firearm possession and carrying a firearm without a license. He was transported to New Kensington for arraignment, where District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. ordered him held without bail.

Westmoreland County Det. Ray Dupilka said a SWAT team arrested Holt at a home on Ladora Way in the Hazelwood section of Pittsburgh, along with several associates and family members — including his mother, Sherry Holt — who were being charged with hindering his apprehension during the several days he spent as a fugitive.

Police said Holt fled a traffic stop Friday night on Leishman Avenue in New Kensington and fatally shot Shaw, 25, after a foot pursuit. The alleged driver, Tavon Harper, 27, was arrested Sunday .

I cannot help but wonder what links there may be between this suspect and organizations such as Black Lives Matter and/or Antifa. A few years ago this would not have been my default question, but I have been disabused, having been dragged kicking and screaming into thinking this way via the identity politics foisted upon everyone by Demorats, Leftists and the American Media Maggots.

The very next day, Sunday, November 19th, a USBP agent was killed. From ODMP.org:

Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez was killed in the line of duty while he and his partner were on patrol near mile marker 152 on I-10, in the area of Van Horn, Texas.

They were patrolling in rugged terrain when both agents suffered serious injuries. Agent Martinez’s partner was able to notify dispatchers and requested assistance. Responding units and rescue personnel transported them to a hospital where Agent Martinez succumbed to his wounds.

Several federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are investigating the cause of Agent Martinez’s death.

Agent Martinez had served with the United States Border Patrol for four years and was assigned to the Big Bend Sector. He is survived by his fiancee and son.

Please note that ODMP is indicating the cause of death is “unidentified,” as per the US Border Patrol administration.

The first reports were sketchy, as per Breitbart.com:

We do know that two Border Patrol agents working as partners in the Van Horn Station area of responsibility of the Big Bend Sector responded to “activity.” Whether the activity was an activated sensor or something else is currently unknown. This occurred on the morning of Sunday, November 19, 2017.

One of the Border Patrol agents later radioed into the communication center saying that he needed assistance and that he was injured. Other Border Patrol agents responded and found one agent injured and unconscious with injuries to his head and body. That agent, Rogelio Martinez, was later pronounced dead. Breitbart has learned that the agent’s family has been notified.

The responding agents also found the partner who had radioed for help. The agents transported the injured agent to the hospital where he is in “serious condition,” according to the official.

The FBI, conducting the investigation, would only say that the two agents involved were not “fired upon,” yet did not identify the specific manner of attack.

The FBI had taken over the investigation into the death of Martinez, 36, and the injuring of his partner, who was not identified. The two were patrolling the Big Bend Sector of Texas when the attack occurred.

“They were not fired upon,” said Jeanette Harper of the FBI’s El Paso office. “There are so many different agencies working together that we need to come together and develop a timeline.”

This was when the hairs on the back of my neck began to stand up.

Then from FoxNews.com:

Border Patrol agent appeared to be ambushed by illegal immigrants, bashed with rocks before death

by Katherine Lam

Illegal immigrants appeared to have “ambushed” two U.S. Border Patrol agents near the Texas border with Mexico and bashed their heads with blunt objects — possibly rocks — killing one agent and sending another to a hospital in serious condition Sunday, a National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) official told Fox News.

Rogelio Martinez, 36, was killed and another agent, who has not been identified, was injured while they were patrolling the Big Bend Sector, leading authorities to scour West Texas for the attackers, officials said. Although few details about the incident have been released, Brandon Judd, the president of the NBPC, told Fox News on Monday it appeared Martinez and the second agent were “ambushed” by a group of illegal immigrants.

“We don’t know exactly what happened because we weren’t there. However, just from agents that were working in the area, reports are saying it was an attack and it would appear to be an ambush,” Judd said.

He added: “There’s a high likelihood this was an assault on the agents.”

Then note this from Breitbart.com:

Images Show Where Border Agent was Found, Cast Doubt on AP Source’s Knowledge

by Brandon Darby and Ildefonso Ortiz

Images obtained by Breitbart Texas show the reported exact location where one Border Patrol was found with fatal head wounds and broken bones and another found who also had severe head injuries. Contrary to the report of an Associated Press (AP) source, the “14 foot culvert” the source claimed the agents may have fallen into is clearly not 14 feet deep. The drop, if they had both fallen, would be no greater that 8-9 feet and the culvert has a soft, sandy bottom with few, if any, objects to fall upon.

Well yes, the hairs on the back of my neck were completely straight now. Of course, my first thoughts were: “why the hesitancy and the discrepancies?”

In a world where details matter, the AP source clearly did not have them. The source did, however, properly state that the surviving Border Patrol agent was struggling to remember details of what occurred. This fact was known to many in media, but most did not report it out of concern for possibly damaging an investigation.

Breitbart Texas first reported that an agent had been killed and that another was hospitalized with serious injuries on the morning of November 19, 2017. Later in the day, the National Border Patrol Council echoed what agents on the ground where expressing and asserted that illegal aliens had attacked the agents. The word “attacked” became very controversial as many from President Trump to the Texas Governor used the term, and federal officials began insisting that such details were speculation as the FBI had taken over the investigation and that they were releasing no new information.

Want to know the real reason for hesitation on the part of the FBI and reticence to provide information by the USBP? I happen to have a memory, so I refer to these next articles.

From this 2012 CSMonitor.com story:

Bullets vs. rocks? Border Patrol under fire for use of deadly force.

by Lourdes Medrano

An Oct. 10 incident, in which a Border Patrol agent fired his gun in response to rock-throwing, leaving a 16-year-old dead, is drawing attention to the Border Patrol’s use-of-force policy.

“The disproportionate use of lethal force in the exercise of immigration control functions is unacceptable under any circumstances,” the Mexican Ministry of Exterior Relations said in a statement. “These kinds of acts, especially because they are recurring, have been rejected by Mexican society and all of the country’s political powers.” 

It has pressed the US to make its investigations “exhaustive, timely and transparent.” Mexican officials plan to release José’s autopsy and the ballistics report before year’s end, says Parra. Reports suggest José was shot several times.

Let’s begin to tie things together.

Ms. Gaubeca echoes Mexico’s concerns about the Border Patrol’s use of force, noting that no agent has died in a rock attack.

“The reality is, it’s not equal force,” she says. “The damage a rock can do is not the same as the damage a bullet can do.”

Then this from SplinterNews.com in 2014:

Border Patrol told to avoid shooting at moving vehicles and rock throwers, but they won’t listen

by Ted Hesson

In recent years, Border Patrol has come under increased scrutiny from immigrant rights groups for how the agency uses deadly force. And a new internal report commissioned by Border Patrol shows that there are clear areas for improvement, even if the agency isn’t willing to take the advice.

Moving vehicles aren’t the only controversial instance where Border Patrol agents are authorized to use deadly force. Agents can also respond to thrown rocks by firing a weapon.

Of the 24 people killed by Border Patrol agents in the last four years, eight of them were alleged rock throwers, according to The Arizona Republic. One Mexican teen was fatally shot twice in the head and eight times in the back after an alleged rock-throwing incident in 2012.

There was also this situation regarding bean-bag shotguns vs deadly force.

Acting off of Hernandez v Mesa, my guess is that the USBP agents were either ambushed and/or were hesitant to utilize deadly force against a rock attack.

Further, realizing the death of one agent and serious injury to another stemming from a rock attack won’t play well with the families of the agents and line officers themselves, USBP admin in concert with the FBI are attempting to tamp things down until a firm handle and strategy can be crafted.

Folks, it’s plain and simple. The Ferguson Effect in action, with the result that hesitancy on the part of law enforcement officers is now costing lives.

It’s a war on cops, make no mistake.

BZ

 

Texas: we’ll do what the federal government won’t

What’s that?

Obey the law.

From Breitbart.com:

Texas House Passes Bill to Jail ‘Sanctuary’ Sheriffs, Police Chiefs

by Bob Price

The Texas House passed a tough anti-sanctuary bill containing provisions making it a crime for sheriffs and chiefs of police to refuse to cooperate with immigration officials. They could also be removed from office for providing “sanctuary” for the criminal illegal aliens in their jails.

How did this come to be such an issue? Predominantly when Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez (D) proclaimed her jurisdiction lawless insofar as her nestling arms became a sanctuary for illegal aliens, mostly from Mexico. Straw, meet camel’s back. Shake hands and come out legislating. So Texas did.

Senate Bill 4 finally passed the Texas House Thursday afternoon by a vote of 94-53 along party lines.

Following the bill’s final passage in the House, the Texas House Republican Caucus sent out a statement saying the bill ensure federal immigration laws that are on the books will be followed and enforced in Texas. The caucus stated the bill prevents local entities from creating policies that threaten public safety.

“The purpose of this legislation is to protect Texans from criminals who are here illegally. We are trying to make sure those bad actors are detained until we can determine their status, ” said House Administration Committee Chairman Charlie Geren (R-Fort Worth). “This bill will not affect law abiding citizens, only those that are in trouble with the police.”

Of particular gall to Leftists and lawbreakers is this aspect of SB4, which provides penalties for those in law enforcement who fail to comply.

SECTION 5.02.  Chapter 39, Penal Code, is amended by adding
  Section 39.07 to read as follows:
         Sec. 39.07.  FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH IMMIGRATION DETAINER
  REQUEST. (a) A person who is a sheriff, chief of police, or
  constable or a person who otherwise has primary authority for
  administering a jail commits an offense if the person:
               (1)  has custody of a person subject to an immigration
  detainer request issued by United States Immigration and Customs
  Enforcement; and
               (2)  knowingly fails to comply with the detainer
  request.
         (b)  An offense under this section is a Class A misdemeanor.
         (c)  It is an exception to the application of this section
  that the person who was subject to an immigration detainer request
  described by Subsection (a)(1) had previously provided proof that
  the person was a citizen of the United States.

Caucus Chairman Tan Parker (R-Flower Mound), said, “House Republicans have proven time and time again that we are committed to protecting the rule of law and keeping our communities safe. We will continue to work tirelessly to pass legislation that ensures the safety of Texans, such as Senate Bill 4.”

The crime imposed would be a Class A misdemeanor for not complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers.

The measure was passed by the Texas Senate in early February.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has steadfastly said that he would sign the bill and has pushed for its passage. It would go into effect on September 1.

So what was happening in Travis County at the behest of and with the support of Sheriff Sally Hernandez? From the TexasTribune.com:

Report: Travis County released dozens of undocumented inmates wanted by feds

by Julian Aguilar

Travis County officials declined dozens of requests from federal immigration agents to hold inmates in the days leading up to the county’s recent showdown with Gov. Greg Abbott over its new “sanctuary” policy.

And people say law enforcement isn’t politicized? Locally? Federally? Alphabet agencies?

The White House’s first-ever report on local governments that don’t cooperate with federal immigration agents shows Travis County officials declined dozens of requests to hold inmates in the days leading up to the county’s recent showdown with Gov. Greg Abbott.

Between Jan. 28 and Feb. 3, Travis County sheriff deputies declined more than 140 requests – known as detainers – from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers to hand over undocumented immigrants for possible deportation, according to the report from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Travis County was far and away the Texas leader in declining ICE detainers, according to the report, which mentioned only two other Texas counties. Williamson County declined four recent detainers and Bastrop County declined three.

Last month, Abbott pulled state grant funding for Travis County programs after Sheriff Sally Hernandez, a Democrat, said after her 2016 election victory that she would only honor detainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on a limited basis.

This is Sheriff Sally “Sanctuary Sally” Hernandez. She thinks the law is flexible and only a mere suggestion or hint.

Isn’t it odd that all the law enforcement officials who take the greatest umbrage to the enforcement of laws on the books and cooperation with federal law enforcement all have Mexican last names? I don’t see, for example, very many officials with the last name of “Martin” or “Washington” or “Vang” or “St George” or “Jackson” or “Nguyen.” I wonder why that might be?

Sheriff Sally Hernandez. Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Sheriff Lupe Valdez. Chief Art Acevedo. Anyone besides me start to sense something of a theme here?

Yet: a recent poll reveals that Texans overwhelmingly support (by 93 percent), a police officer being able to check a person’s immigration status when they are arrested for a crime.

What is it with law enforcement in Leftist cities and some courts who seem to think the law does not apply to them, and that they may either selectively choose to flaunt it entirely or interpret it in a fashion that is not in keeping with precedent or the letter of the law itself?

What happens to a nation when those tasked with upholding the law are now those who break the very statutes they are sworn to obey?

What, then, becomes the true purpose of law enforcement or the judiciary?

To pick and choose? To tick off boxes on a sheet as if you were ordering a sandwich? “I’ll have ham but no pickles”?

“I’ll enforce rape laws but I won’t enforce drug laws or those having to do with illegal aliens”?

Gonzalez reportedly told those gathered at the rally that Senate Bill 4 will make local communities more dangerous and is bad public policy.

Bad for illegal Mexicans. Bad for illegal aliens. Bad for breakers of our laws.

When the enforcers of our laws decide which laws they will selectively enforce, how long will it be before the populace decides which laws it will obey?

Oh, right. That’s happening already, albeit on a smaller scale. I’m suggesting a national scale. A scale far, far beyond that of any law enforcement response. You are pushing, Leftists, for a Second Civil War.

What happens when citizens individually — like the government — arbitrarily decide what laws they will or will not obey? Then en masse?

I am watching American law enforcement disintegrate right before my very eyes. These so-called “law enforcement officers” dishonor their oaths and dishonor myself and those who put in years of service to our communities. They dishonor those who fought and died behind those laws and for those laws, from the soldier to the beat cop.

If you don’t care for laws, stay out of law enforcement.

But that would be too judgmental now, wouldn’t it?

BZ

 

Does Mexico want a war?

If they keep on this path, they may well be on their way.

USBP HelicopterResultingly, you won’t see information like this portrayed on the nightly news or splashed across the front page of any newspaper.  it’s poor form, you see, for the American Media Maggots to say anything against itinerant Juan Valdez — who only wants to feed his suffering family in Mexico.

With one exception: Juan Valdez likely works for a major Mexican drug cartel.

From the WashingtonFreeBeacon.com:

Los Zetas Drug Cartel Linked to US Helicopter Downing

Border patrol helo hit by gunfire

by Bill Gertz

A shooting incident last month that forced a U.S. border patrol helicopter to make an emergency landing near Laredo, Texas, was the work of Mexican drug traffickers, and analysts say the attack highlights growing narcotics trafficking across porous U.S. borders.

According to U.S. officials familiar with an investigation of the June 5 incident, members of the Los Zetas drug cartel were crossing back into Mexico from the United States when they were spotted by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) helicopter along the Rio Grande River near Laredo.

The traffickers had finished delivering a shipment of drugs and were returning to Mexico when they were spotted by U.S. agents and opened fired with automatic weapons.

The helicopter, part of USCBP’s Office of Air and Marine, was struck by gunfire on its side and on the rotor blade. The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing.

Let me remind you, if I may, that this is something Hamas does to Israel.  Some people call that terrorism.

Who are the Los Zetas, you may ask?  They are the persons responsible for handiwork of this type in Mexico.

Los Zetas Handiwork

These are the people the Demorats and many Republicans are refusing to combat.  These are the people who plague our border states but few wish to read or hear of, because it is disturbing and makes Leftists uncomfortable.  Play the video.  You are about to become even more uncomfortable.

This is the kind of handiwork that Leftists wish to import with a greater rapidity into the United States because, after all, the Zetas will certainly vote Demorat.  But will Los Zetas be satisfied with picking fruit, mowing your yard or lugging drywall for your construction company as the Republicans apparently don’t mind?

Uh, no.  I don’t think so.

BZ

P.S.

Let’s take this time to thank the federal government and the BATF for ensuring that, via Fast and Furious, USBP Agent Brian Terry was killed and that a good number of firearms are currently being put to pleasant use by Mexican drug cartels.  Thanks so kindly, Mr Obama and your fellow Leftists.  You fully realize that, sometimes, sacrifices have to be made for the better overall political good.

 

A USBP cop with guts: “this is amnesty”

Illegal Kids Cross US Border“We don’t have control of the border.”

And that is clearly purposeful.

Mr Obama, the deaths of Mexican and South American men, women and children are on you, sir.  The coming spread of disease from illegal immigrants to lawful Americans is on you, sir.  (It is already occurring with Border Patrol agents and in shelters.)  Forcing local and state economies to take on the extra fiscal and infrastructural strain (and possible bankrupture) is on you, sir.

It is your laissez-faire attitude regarding our southern border that is responsible for these terrible things.  And I submit that, behind the scenes, your actions — and mostly inactions — are plotting and intentional.

You are very aware, sir, of the Cloward-Piven Strategy, having been schooled at the feet of such luminaries as Saul Alinsky, William Ayers, Reverend Wright, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.

Congressman Chris Collins (R-NY).said, regarding the forced transportation of illegals from the southern border all the way up to the state of New York:

“It is unacceptable the federal government is trying to force the hardworking taxpayers of New York to foot the bill to house undocumented immigrants,” said Congressman Chris Collins. “The President’s actions have fueled the current crises along the southern border, and now New York residents are being directly impacted by his irresponsible actions. If President Obama was committed to enforcing the immigration laws currently in place, this would not be an issue. Instead, the President has decided to pick and choose which laws he wants to enforce, creating an environment where wrongdoing goes unpunished.”

Then there is the USBP agent:

Border Patrol Agent: ‘If the Administration Says This Isn’t Amnesty, Don’t Believe Them’

by Brittany M. Hughes

(CNSNews.com) — Albert Spratte, the sergeant-at-arms of the National Border Patrol Council, Local 3307 in the Rio Grande Valley, said the Obama administration is largely to blame for waves of  illegal immigrants that have been flooding the Southwest U.S. border since February, saying the government opened the door for the crisis by making it “clear they’re not going to deport people.”

Spratte, who was speaking with CNSNews.com as a representative of the union, further said “we don’t have control of the border,” and if the Obama administration claims it is not in effect giving amnesty to the illegals, then “don’t believe them.”

Also, by allowing so many young illegal aliens to be released into this country, “the U.S. government has become a part of the smuggling business,” he said.

And that is the incredible truth: America has now deliberately become a part of the smuggling business.  The US Spite House as Mexican coyote — taking its “La Mordida” in terms of votes and lives.

Please read the rest of the article.

BZ

 

The Mexican situational straw that broke the camel’s back?

Mexican-Army

The above incident occurred in March of this year, involving the Mexican military.

From CBSLasVegas.com:

Report: Mexican Military Chopper Crosses Into US, Shoots At Border Agents

TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS Las Vegas)Border Patrol agents in Arizona were reportedly fired upon by a Mexican military helicopter that traveled across the border.

KVOA-TV reports that Mexican authorities were conducting a drug interdiction operation when the incident happened early Thursday morning on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The Mexican chopper fired at the agents and then flew back into Mexico.

Art del Cueto, Border Patrol Tucson Sector union president, tells KVOA that they called and apologized for the incident.

“The incident occurred after midnight and before 6 a.m. Helicopter flew into the U.S. and fired on two U.S. Border Patrol agents,” del Cueto said in a statement to KVOA. “The incident occurred west of the San Miguel gate on the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation. The agents were unharmed. The helicopter went back into Mexico. Mexico then contacted U.S. authorities and apologized for the incident.”

Andy Adame, Border Patrol spokesperson, said that Mexican authorities fired two shots at the border agents.

“Two shots were fired from the helicopter but no injuries or damage to U.S. property were reported,” Adame told KVOA.

The incident is under investigation.

America, have we finally had enough?

BZ