The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers issued a strong statement after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The association criticized the leadership in Washington for its mishandling of the border violence issue and is calling for the immediate elimination of restrictions that prohibit border patrol on public land.
Below is the full statement issued by the NAFBPO...
During the late evening of 12-14-10, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was performing his duty in the area of Peck Canyon near Rio Rico, Arizona, when he was murdered by armed bandits.
This is the latest in a long series of incidents in which foreign bandits and thugs have shot, assaulted, robbed and otherwise preyed upon U.S. law enforcement officers and citizens.
Our leaders in Washington, D.C. have chosen the path of "crisis management" instead of resolving the crisis through concise and immediate remedial action.
U.S. law enforcement officers have been murdered in major U.S. cities by illegal aliens. U.S. citizens have been kidnapped and murdered by foreign nationals.
U.S. Border Patrol Agents have long been at the forefront in this war on lawlessness generated by our leaders' failure to secure our borders, and to do so in reality
Now, Agent Brian Terry has become the latest sacrifice on the altar of political correctness.
We call for immediate implementation of our Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement proposal.
We call for eliminating all restrictions that impede or hinder Border Patrol operations along the U.S./Mexico border on public lands.
We call for the deployment of U.S. military units to help secure the border and thus eliminate the violence generated by drug cartels for control of drug routes into the USA.