Agents intimidate journalists who were investigating hotspot of illegal border crossings
June 17, 2014
Instead of searching for illegal aliens, several Border Patrol agents, seemingly acting as a domestic police force, followed and surveilled Infowars reporters who were investigating a hotspot of illegal border crossings near McAllen, Texas.
The agents kept an eye on Infowars reporters Jakari Jackson, Jon Bowne and Adan Salazar as they filmed their reports and tailed them for several minutes as they drove down a main road.
Even when the reporters turned around, the agents turned around as well and continued following.
They eventually stopped the intimidation and drove off without ever telling the reporters to pull over.
“They are more concerned with what we’re doing as journalists and are not as concerned about what the illegal immigrants are doing,” Jackson said. “I’m saying to these guys, if you really want to catch these illegal immigrants, why are you out here worrying about what we’re doing?”
“Why don’t you go to some of these military bases and other facilities that are housing these people illegally?”
South Texas church groups in particular are transporting thousands of illegals to temporary shelters in and around McAllen before letting them go “wherever they want to go,” as we exclusively reported yesterday.
While there are well-meaning Border Patrol and Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents who really do want to stop illegal immigration – and are currently overwhelmed in their attempts – the agencies overall are being used by the Department of Homeland Security to target everyday Americans.
“On orders from the DHS, the government’s efforts along the border have become little more than an exercise in police state power, ranging from aggressive checkpoints to the widespread use of drone technology, often used against American citizens traveling within the country,” John W. Whitehead wrote. “Border patrol operations occur within 100 miles of an international crossing, putting some 200 million Americans within the bounds of aggressive border patrol searches and seizures, as well as increasingly expansive drone surveillance.”
“With 71 checkpoints found along the southwest border of the United States alone, suspicion-less search and seizures on the border are rampant and border patrol agents also search the personal electronic devices of people crossing the border without a warrant.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at 1:12 pm