September 7, 2014 2:28 pm -

After a militia member with a rifle almost got killed by a border patrol agent doing his job, the feds are asking militias to back off.


…the thick brush is teeming with hundreds of state troopers, National Guardsmen and civilian militia members, all heavily armed and often wearing tactical vests and camouflage.

Since illegal immigration spiked in the Rio Grande Valley this summer, the Border Patrol has dispatched more agents, the Texas Department of Public Safety has sent more troopers and Gov. Rick Perry deployed as many as 1,000 guardsmen to the area. Officials have refused to release exact numbers, but Texas is spending $1.3 million a week on state troopers and about $12 million a month on the guardsmen.

Field communication among the various armed agents is fragmented, and a recent friendly fire incident involving a militia member prompted the Border Patrol this week to urge that law enforcement be left to the professionals…

“Sometimes it can be dangerous, because you have all these (non-law enforcement) people out there running around the border,” said Kevin Oaks, the Border Patrol’s chief in the Rio Grande Valley. “There are cartel members that carry assault weapons and camouflage, and then there’s others that may be under the auspices of whatever group, may look very similar, and we have no idea who those people are. My fear is that these things clash and eventually there will be a very bad outcome.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

26 responses to Border Patrol To Militias: Leave Law Enforcement to Pros

  1. Obewon September 7th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    If militia members with a rifles get killed by border patrol agents doing the job of Darwinian evolution, then that sounds like a great victory for real Americans!

  2. Carla Akins September 7th, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    The only surprise here is that it took this long to happen.

    • Mainah September 7th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Well, look at the Bundy situation. You had citizens scoping in on BLM agents. But, if they are unarmed protestors … bet your ass they’d be locking them up. Especially, the folks protesting Mickey D’s wages, or say African American in Ferguson … or that human rights attorney who was arrested outside a Ruby Tuesday’s waiting for her family, and because she looked Palestinian they tell her leave and when she says “I’m waiting” they book her and hurt her while doing it. There had been a pro-Palestinian rally going on in the area.
      That alone pisses me off. It’s ok for Bundy to break the law, the crazy gun nuts but not anyone else who is legally doing what they’re allowed to do. Now before I get someone saying “looters”, they those people should be arrested. Pretty simple stuff yet it seems lost on so many and they say we have a mental disorder? ugh.

    • M D Reese September 7th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      I wonder what they’ll do if the Border Patrol does shoot one of them.

      • mea_mark September 7th, 2014 at 8:31 pm


        • M D Reese September 9th, 2014 at 11:36 pm

          That would be a shame.
          Kidding aside, I’ll bet that we-the-people would end up paying for the medivac and treatment..
          (I was thinking more like “what would that do to their movement”, but I like your answer better)

  3. juicyfruityyy September 7th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    the feds are asking militias to back off.

    They are asking? How about jailing their butts if they don’t stay away from the area?

  4. Reconmarine7 September 7th, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    The PROs aren’t doing such a great job having to follow Obama’s orders of “doing nothing” Militias need not follow such orders. Deal with it Libs.

    • mea_mark September 7th, 2014 at 3:38 pm

      {Obama’s orders of “doing nothing”} — can you provide a link verifying that or are you just making stuff up because DERP.

      • Suzanne McFly September 7th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

        Recon claims it so it must be so.

    • Mainah September 7th, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      “Deal with it Libs and Independents.” Fixed it for you.

    • ChrisVosburg September 7th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      What this has to do with asking militia morons to stop being stupid is anybody’s guess.

    • Red Mann September 7th, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      • M D Reese September 7th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

        Thank you. These people are flipping idiots. This President has put more effort into border control and has deported more illegal immigrants than any other recent Pres. But hey–why let facts get in their way? Facts, to them, are just opinions.

        • Red Mann September 7th, 2014 at 8:15 pm

          More like roadblocks on their fantasy highway.

    • Anomaly 100 September 7th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      We don’t have to deal with anything. The feds will take care of that. We pay them to take care of domestic terrorists.

  5. Foundryman September 7th, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Asking them??? These people are a threat and a menace, they should all be arrested for obstruction…

    • Suzanne McFly September 7th, 2014 at 4:04 pm

      How does this conversation go? “You stay home and continue living your life, you let us patrol the border since we are the ones you government spent money to arm and train to secure this area”. Can’t believe someone has to be told this, this is nothing less than common friggin’ sense.

    • Wayout September 7th, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      It’s a free country. If illegal Central Americans and Mexicans can be allowed on our side of the border, so should American citizens.

      • ChrisVosburg September 7th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

        If it was just a matter of feeding militia morons to the cartel to make housepets of, I’d have no problem, but the morons are hindering the border patrol’s performance of its duties.

        I’d like to think that an anti-immigrant type such as yourself might appreciate this fact, and be all for getting the militias out of the BP’s hair, but then again, some people are simply immune to good advice.

      • M D Reese September 7th, 2014 at 7:34 pm

        It’s not a lawless country. Well, except for Texas, which of course is like a whole other country…

  6. Denise September 7th, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    don’t ask them to leave. just pretend they are briwn or black skinned and start shooting.

    • greenfloyd September 8th, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Yup… that’s exactly where all this is heading. To wit:

      About 50 people gathered Thursday at the San Juan offices of La Union del Pueblo Entero, a labor advocacy group. A woman took the microphone and asked the crowd how many of them were worried about the intensified DPS patrols. Nearly everyone in the room raised their hand.

      Among them was Isabel Barbosa, of La Joya, who said she was riding in a car with her mother and four siblings last month when a state trooper pulled them over, saying her mother had crossed the white line on the shoulder of the road.

      Barbosa, 21, said her mother was initially told she would receive only a warning. But she was taken into custody after a Border Patrol agent arrived and determined she was in the country illegally. She was deported the next day after living in the U.S. for 18 years, leaving behind a sick husband and five children, the youngest of whom is 3.

      “People are afraid to go out even to the store. They can’t take their children even to the clinics. They can’t do anything,” Barbosa told The Associated Press.

      The border is Ferguson on steroids, racial profiling rampant. It should make Liberals’ hair stand on end. Corrupt Border Patrol gang now facing new competition, where once they had a monopoly on all those sweet payoffs from cartels, other gangs, and the human-traffickers, all with inside connections.

  7. M D Reese September 7th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    The border situation sounds like a Saturday afternoon at the local Walmart. It’s such a fun game to play with your children, guessing which camo-wearing, assault-style rifle-carrying person is the good guy with a gun and which is the bad guy with a gun!

  8. greenfloyd September 7th, 2014 at 11:10 pm

    Anybody who trust Border Patrol or any of the federal, state or local law enforcement along the border are fools!

  9. whatthe46 September 8th, 2014 at 2:46 am

    “asking militias to back off.” to hell with that! you fuckin’ TELL them to BACK OFF. these bitch asses have weapons, will aim them at anyone and risk certain death to the innocent. a kid with his arms in the air and no weapon, is more of a threat to the point of military action. kiss my ASS!