Bad Border Technology?
No, bad politics at CBP
|Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol -- October 9
While questions remain regarding the death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Ivie, there is no question that the tragic event was triggered by an alarm sent out by a ground sensor installed and maintained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection. These sensors detect the vibrations made by things striking the ground. While they are intended to detect people walking, other things such as animals, or wind oftentimes set them off. In fact, one study by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security found that ground sensors had a false alarm rate of more than 90%.
Over the past few years there have been a series new technical "fixes" on the border. Most notorious was the Customs and Border Protection's SBInet - AKA the virtual fence. Just as I predicted, it failed.
My organization has been demonstrating technology on the border for ten years. Despite significant accomplishments, we have been vilified by the Southern Poverty Law Center and ignored by the media and the government.
On a directive from the SPLC, CBP even blocks access to ABP's Web site.
When I attempted to demonstrate new ground sensor technology for an Arizona State Senate committee, two Hispanic senators walked out, and U.S. Border Patrol officials ignored it.
The problem on the border isn't bad technology; it's bad politics at Customs and Border Protection. A complete housecleaning is needed.
|David Codrea -- The Examiner sc
Obama website shows gun control never really went under the radar
A "tweet" sent out today by Gun Talk Radio host Tom Gresham reminded gun rights activists that, despite partisan rhetoric to the contrary, draconian gun control remains a stated goal of the Obama administration. -- "Finally! The smoking gun!" Gresham posted. "Campaign confirms Obama wants to BAN GUNS, kill gun shows. Scroll down to 'Crime.'"
|KOLD-TV -- Tucson
Report: Sheriff Dever intoxicated at time of crash
The acting sheriff of Cochise County has just released a statement regarding the recent report about long time Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever. -- Dever was killed in a rollover accident last month in northern Arizona. An autopsy showed Sheriff Dever was drunk when he crashed. The medical examiner's report shows Dever had a blood alcohol level of 0.29, which is more than three times the legal limit...
|Ronald W. Mortensen -- CIS.org
DREAM Act: Rewarding illegal behavior to build the new American utopia
Advocates for illegal aliens have discovered the solution to our economic woes --- the DREAM Act. If everyone would just stop complaining and praise President Obama for his efforts to stimulate the economy by legalizing illegal aliens, we would take another great leap forward toward utopia. -- According to a study by Juan Carlos Guzman and Raul C. Jara of the Center for American Progress, if Congress would just...
The SPLC is at it again
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit today against the Alabama State Department of Education, saying it refused to release school data showing the impact the state's immigration law has had on Latino students' access to a public education. -- The SPLC requested data on student enrollment for kindergarten-through-12th grade students enrolled in Alabama's public schools before and after the immigration law was enacted...
Suspect in Falcon Lake murder case arrested in Mexico
The Mexican Navy announced Monday that it detained an alleged leader of the Zetas drug cartel who is suspected in the 2010 killing of American David Hartley on a lake near the U.S.-Mexico border, KDVR.com reported. -- "If this gentleman, this suspect does have involvement, we want to know where David is at. Let's get some evidence of his remains and let us as a family two years later be able to have some closure..."
Invader arrested on way to festival to see immigration film he's in
An illegal [alien] was arrested by Customs and Border Protection agents while he was on his way to a movie festival to see the immigration film in which he stars. -- Praq Rado, 31, and [illegal alien] from Albania, was escorted off a train in Buffalo by federal agents Sunday. Rado was heading to the East Hampton Film Festival to take part in a screening of the movie "Dreaming American."
35 terror training camps now operating inside U.S.
A radical jihadist group responsible for nearly 50 attacks on American soil is operating 35 terrorist training camps across the nation, but the U.S. government refuses to include the organization on the State Department's list of foreign terrorists. -- Jamaat ul-Fuqra, known in the U.S. as "Muslims of America," has purchased or leased hundreds of acres of property --- from New York to California...
|Jim Kouri, CPP -- The Examiner
Obama general destroys career of Army officer to appease Muslims
During a press briefing, Army General Martin Dempsey, President Barack Obama's Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, publicly lambasted Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Matthew Dooley, a 1994 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a highly decorated combat veteran. His reason: The course on Islamic Radicalism which LTC Dooley was teaching at the Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) of the National Defense University...
|Laurie Roth -- Renew America
Obama has given America an STD
It was a hot relationship with a new lover. Obama was mysterious, handsome, black, and would give us hope and change. We were sick of Bush and talk of Iraq. Here was John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King --- a dazzling reformer. We were boldly standing against the ravages of racism now and moving forward. -- Barack Hussein Obama boldly seduced over half our country, dripping with sound bite lies and deception...
Slain US Border Patrol agent remembered at Arizona funeral
Sierra Vista -- U.S. Border Patrol agents on horseback led a public funeral procession in Arizona on Monday for an agent shot dead near the Mexico border in an apparent friendly fire incident, as his family said it sought healing for all involved. -- Nicholas Ivie was killed before daybreak on Oct. 2 as he responded to a tripped ground sensor in a well-known smuggling corridor near Naco, Arizona...
|Ruben Navarrette Jr. -- CNN
Obama hits a foul by honoring Cesar Chavez
...Chavez earned many titles in his life, but "champion of immigrants" was not one of them. He was primarily a labor leader who was concerned about illegal immigrants undercutting union members, either by accepting lower wages or crossing picket lines. He never pretended to be anything else, and he resisted attempts by others to widen his agenda. When he pulled workers out of the field during a strike, the last thing he wanted...
|Anthony Wile -- LewRockwell.com
Obama spin reveals elite roots
We track power elite dominant social themes large and small. As part of this effort, we've uncovered what we believe to be patterns of "directed history" leading toward ever-bigger government at both national and international levels. -- Elites love government because they control society via mercantilism, the use of public power to enhance private advantages...