Thursday, October 30, 2014
THE GREEN MONSTER: How the Border Patrol became America’s most out-of-control law enforcement agency
THE GREEN MONSTER: How the Border Patrol became America’s most out-of-control law enforcement agency” by POLITICO Magazine’s Garrett Graff paints a scary picture of the Border Patrol:
"The United States today spends more money each year on border and immigration enforcement than the combined budgets of the FBI, ATF, DEA, Secret Service and U.S. Marshals—plus the entire NYPD annual budget. Altogether, the country has invested more than $100 billion in border and immigration control since 9/11. . . . . [T]he Border Patrol has also become one of the nation’s deadliest law enforcement agencies over that same period, involved in more fatal shootings—at least 46—since 2004 than perhaps any other such agency."