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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

FEDS INVESTIGATING BORDER PATROL AGENTS' RACIST WEB POSTING

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One of the comments on my post earlier today about the killed Border Patrol agent seemed pretty harsh - accusing most BP agents of being restrictionists with bad motives. I still think that's harsh and most Border Patrol agents are honestly out to do the necessary job of protecting our country's borders.

But the timing of a major scandal involving Customs and Border Patrol certainly will make many people question just who the agency is hiring. According to the NY Times:

After federal border agents detained several Mexican immigrants in western New York in June, an article about the incident
in a local newspaper drew an onslaught of vitriolic postings on its Web
site. Some were racist. Others attacked farmers in the region, an
apple-growing area east of Rochester, accusing them of harboring
illegal workers. Still others made personal attacks about the reporter
who wrote the article.

Most of the posts were made anonymously. But in reviewing the logs of its Internet server, the paper, The Wayne County Star in Wolcott, traced three of them to Internet protocol addresses at the Department of Homeland Security, which oversees border protection.

Homeland Security started an investigation into the posts this month, according to the reporter, Louise Hoffman-Broach, and Richard M. Healy,
the Wayne County district attorney. A spokeswoman for the federal
agency's inspector general said she could neither confirm nor deny an
investigation; department rules prohibit the use of office equipment
for the personal transmission of material that could offend fellow
employees or the public.

If you want to see what kind of filth actually was written on the taxpayer's nickel, go to the Wayne County Star story.

Over the years, I've had some pretty inappropriate comments written by people from government agency servers, though none quite this bad. I hope they track down this miscreant.

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  1. George Chell's Avatar
    "drew an onslaught of vitriolic postings on its Web site. Some were racist. Others attacked farmers in the region, an apple-growing area east of Rochester, accusing them of harboring illegal workers. Still others made personal attacks about the reporter who wrote the article."

    These are the same people who will go to a grocery store stocked with cheap products and purchase them without blinking. Actually, a few days ago a colleague of mine caught a couple of people from CIS pruchasing groceries at a neighborhood shop stocked with cheap products complaining that Harris Teeter and Giant (high end grocery stores in the DC area) are too expensive. Obviously, in practice not interested in paying US workers higher wages which would result in higher prices! They want everyone else to pay higher prices though!
  2. Legal and no longer waiting's Avatar
    Dumb enough to post their mind's diarrhea from a work computer? Sounds like a model BP agent behavior to me.
  3. Federale's Avatar
    Hardly racist, but just ridicule. And it exposes the left again as enemies of free speech. Even government employees have free speech. The left labels as racist any thing that it opposes and the best definition of a racist is someone winning an arguement with a liberal. The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. affair has just exposed the left as racist to the whole country.
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