The gauntlet has been thrown down. In testimony before the House Appropriations committee, Commissioner Kerlikowske had harsh words for the NBPC and any Border Patrol agents that dared to disagree with him or the administration.
Shawn and Thane have plenty to say about this as they take issue with some of the Commissioner’s claims.
The winner of the knife give-away is announced. The NBPC also thanks Senator John McCain for his support and introduction of a bill that would provide financial incentives to agents in hardship locations.
Activists in California are still calling for body-worn cameras for all BP agents. Shawn and Thane explain why this is misguided.
They also get into the debacle that is the Swanton Sector of the Border Patrol. Kuhnanigans abound and it is time that someone does something to stem the recklessness.
All of these topics and more are included in this week’s episode.
The Green Line
March 3, 2016
[2:00] 577 days since murder of BPA Javier Vega, no LODD classification from CBP
[3:10] Social Media Update
[4:26] Knife give-away results
[6:04] San Diego legislator sends tweet disparaging BP agents
[8:34] Commissioner Kerlikowske’s testimony before House Appropriations Committee
[11:27] Shawn and Thane challenge the Commissioner’s comments
[25:30] Commercial Break
[28:50] Thanks to Sen. McCain for his support of BP agents and his fight to gain incentive pay for hardship locations
[33:55] Two Minute Drill with Jason Anderson, President of Local 2499 in Detroit, MI
[41:12] Failure of leadership in Swanton Sector
[44:31] Activists again calling for body-worn cameras for all CBP agents and officers
[51:54] Congrats to agents involved in Falcom Lake rescue
53:00 Get a patch by emailing name and address to firstname.lastname@example.org
57:58 Disclaimer and BPUDN Stinger