Thursday, October 17, 2019

MixedTimes - Bob Price

Feds Bust 'Largest Dark Web Child Porn Marketplace'

Feds Bust 'Largest Dark Web Child Porn Marketplace'

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia announced charges against the operator of the world's "largest child sexual exploitation market" and hundreds of others in the U.S.

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted near Texas Border

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted near Texas Border

A previously deported Honduran migrant assaulted a U.S. Border Patrol agent at an immigration checkpoint near the Texas border. The agents sustained minor injuries as the driver of the vehicle attempted to drive off during an apprehension attempt.

Video: Border Wall Crews Migrate Protected Cacti

Video: Border Wall Crews Migrate Protected Cacti

Border wall construction crews in Arizona are seen migrating Organ Pipe and other protected cacti in a video released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. A 30-foot bollard wall is replacing a five-mile segment of the border that is now separated only by a vehicle barrier.

61 Retired Judges Back Peer Who Allegedly Helped Criminal Alien Avoid ICE

61 Retired Judges Back Peer Who Allegedly Helped Criminal Alien Avoid ICE

A group of 61 retired Massachusetts judges filed an amicus brief in support of a peer charged with obstruction of justice and perjury. The charges against the judge stem from an incident where she allegedly allowed a criminal alien to avoid arrest while in court.

Deported Guatemalan Man Who Killed NFL Player Faces 20 Years in Prison

Deported Guatemalan Man Who Killed NFL Player Faces 20 Years in Prison

A federal court in Indianapolis sentenced the twice-deported Guatemalan man who killed NFL linebacker Edwin Jackson to 42-months in prison for illegal re-entry after removal. The Guatemalan also received 16 years in state prison for his conviction related to the fatal drunk driving crash.

Deported Sex Offender Apprehended Crossing California Border

Deported Sex Offender Apprehended Crossing California Border

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents continue to arrest previously deported sex offenders trying to make their way into the sanctuary state of California. So far this year, agents in the sector arrested and removed 21 illegal immigrants who were either convicted or wanted for sexual assault charges after they re-entered the U.S.

Border Patrol Disrupts Human Smuggling Efforts near Texas Border

Border Patrol Disrupts Human Smuggling Efforts near Texas Border

Rio Grande Sector Border Patrol agents disrupted multiple human smuggling incidents--including the rescue of 26 migrants from stash houses. They are frequently raped, beaten, and further extorted by groups often connected to Mexican cartels.

Deported Sex Offender Busted After Illegal Re-Entry

Deported Sex Offender Busted After Illegal Re-Entry

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported child sex offender after he illegally re-entered the U.S. in far West Texas. The man now faces 48 years in prison for an early release violation and federal prosecution for illegal re-entry after removal as a sex offender.

Migrant Charged for Alleged Sex with Cow Arrested Again in Texas

Migrant Charged for Alleged Sex with Cow Arrested Again in Texas

A Mexican migrant arrested earlier this year after Border Patrol agents saw him allegedly having sex with a cow was arrested again in South Texas. Police in the Rio Grande Valley arrested the man on allegations of intoxicated driving.

39 'Human Rights Abusers' Arrested in National ICE Roundup

39 'Human Rights Abusers' Arrested in National ICE Roundup

Immigration officers rounded up at least 39 foreign nationals suspected of human rights violations in their home countries. Offenses include forced abortions, kidnapping, murder, civilian torture, massacres, mutilations, recruitment of child soldiers, and more.

600 Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in 2019, Says CBP

600 Border Patrol Agents Assaulted in 2019, Says CBP

More than 600 Border Patrol agents were assaulted in the line of duty so far this fiscal year. They remain among the most assaulted of all federal law enforcement officers.

Enough Fentanyl to Kill 14 Million Seized in Mulit-State Investigation

Enough Fentanyl to Kill 14 Million Seized in Mulit-State Investigation

Federal authorities seized enough fentanyl to kill more than 14 million people following an investigation that covered Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia. The busts resulted in the arrests of 35 people and the seizure of distribution quantities of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base.

52K Chinese Gun Parts Seized at California Seaport

52K Chinese Gun Parts Seized at California Seaport

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers assigned to the San Diego Sector seized more than 53,000 gun parts being smuggled from China. The incident occurred at the Los Angeles/Long Beach Seaport.

Three Large Migrant Groups Apprehended Crossing Arizona Border

Three Large Migrant Groups Apprehended Crossing Arizona Border

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three large groups of migrants after they illegally crossed the border near Sasabe, Arizona. Officials report human smugglers use the large groups of mostly Central American migrants to tie up Border Patrol agents while they smuggle drugs elsewhere along the border region.

Firearms, 10K Rounds of Ammo Seized at Texas Border Crossing to Mexico

Firearms, 10K Rounds of Ammo Seized at Texas Border Crossing to Mexico

Laredo Sector Customs and Border Protection officers seized a load of firearms and ammunition allegedly being smuggled into Mexico through a port of entry. The officers seized a total of seven firearms, eight magazines, and more than 10,000 rounds of ammunition.

Bangladeshi Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Countrymen into U.S.

Bangladeshi Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Countrymen into U.S.

A Bangladeshi national pleaded guilty in a Texas federal court Tuesday to smuggling numerous fellow countrymen into the United States. The smuggling network moved the Bangladeshi nationals, mostly men between the ages of 18-35, to South America where they made their way through Central America and Mexico.

African Migrants Protest Denial of Passage Through Mexico to U.S.

African Migrants Protest Denial of Passage Through Mexico to U.S.

Hundreds of African migrants are finding themselves trapped in Mexico's southern border region after new immigration rules no longer allow them safe passage to the U.S. The rule changes now say they must naturalize in Mexico or exit through its southern border.

Smugglers Charge Migrants up to $9K Each, Says El Paso Border Patrol

Smugglers Charge Migrants up to $9K Each, Says El Paso Border Patrol

Human smugglers in Mexico are now charging Central American migrants up to $9,000 each as increased border security makes crossing more difficult. Some of the fee is paid to Mexican cartels while other parts are paid to local smugglers near

GRAPHIC: Remains of Two Dead Migrants Found on Texas Ranches near Border

GRAPHIC: Remains of Two Dead Migrants Found on Texas Ranches near Border

Brooks County Sheriff's Office deputies recovered the remains of two dead migrants on South Texas ranches located about 80 miles from the Texas-Mexico border. The summer heat is taking its toll on migrants attempting to circumvent the Falfurrias Border Patrol Checkpoint with six deaths in August alone.

WATCH: Migrants Fail to Scale New Border Wall Section

WATCH: Migrants Fail to Scale New Border Wall Section

Border Patrol security video captures a failed attempt by a pair of migrants to cross a new border wall section near San Diego, California. The migrants attempted to scale the new bollard wall section but could not reach the top.

200 Migrants Apprehended After Crossing New Mexico Border

200 Migrants Apprehended After Crossing New Mexico Border

El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended nearly 200 mostly Central American migrants in a remote area of the New Mexico desert. They crossed illegally near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry.

Mexican Man Extradited to U.S. for Alleged Child Sex Trafficking

Mexican Man Extradited to U.S. for Alleged Child Sex Trafficking

Mexican law enforcement officials extradited a man to the U.S. where he faces multiple felony charges connected to sex trafficking of minors and other women. An 18-count indictment connects six men to the trafficking, human smuggling, and money laundering conspiracy.

Child Rapist, Homicide Fugitive Arrested by Border Patrol

Child Rapist, Homicide Fugitive Arrested by Border Patrol

Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported Mexican child rapist who illegally re-entered the U.S. in Arizona. In a separate incident, Border Patrol agents in Texas arrested a French citizen wanted in his home country for murder.

Four Migrants' Bodies Found in Texas near Border

Four Migrants' Bodies Found in Texas near Border

Officials in Texas report that four more migrants died recently after being abandoned by human smugglers on ranches near the Mexican border. At least 155 migrants have been found dead while or shortly after crossing the border from Mexico into Texas in 2019.

Four More Migrants Fall Victim to Summer Heat in Texas near Border

Four More Migrants Fall Victim to Summer Heat in Texas near Border

Officials in Texas report that three more migrants died recently after being abandoned by human smugglers on ranches near the Mexican border. At least 155 migrants have been found dead while or shortly after crossing the border from Mexico into Texas in 2019.

Shootings at Two Texas ICE Facilities Were 'Targeted' Attacks, Says FBI

Shootings at Two Texas ICE Facilities Were 'Targeted' Attacks, Says FBI

Officials from the FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) say that Tuesday's shootings at two federal facilities were each a "targeted attack." A shooter fired multiple rounds at two ICE facilities in San Antonio, Texas, early on Tuesday morning.

Eagle Scout Charged in Utah Opioid Distribution Scheme

Eagle Scout Charged in Utah Opioid Distribution Scheme

The trial for a former Eagle Scout accused of making millions of dollars in an online opioid distribution scheme faced a Utah jury on Monday. He is accused of importing fentanyl from China and then making knockoff oxycodone and Xanax pills.

Contract Awarded for New 11-Mile Border Wall in South Texas

Contract Awarded for New 11-Mile Border Wall in South Texas

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials awarded an $80 million contract last week for the construction of 11 miles of new border wall. The project, scheduled to start in September 2019, will build new barriers and security roads in the Rio Grande Valley Sector where none exists today.

EXCLUSIVE: 3-Time Deported Migrant Arrested in Houston Homicide

EXCLUSIVE: 3-Time Deported Migrant Arrested in Houston Homicide

Police in Navasota, Texas, reportedly arrested a previously deported illegal immigrant on charges connected to a Houston homicide. Immigration officials deported the Mexican national on at least three separate occasions.

More Funds, Fewer Crossings Re-Open Inland Border Stops near El Paso

More Funds, Fewer Crossings Re-Open Inland Border Stops near El Paso

El Paso Sector Border Patrol officials re-opened all six of its inland security checkpoints following a decrease in illegal crossings and more Congressional funding. The checkpoints provide a substantial backstop to reduce human smuggling and the flow of drugs further into the continental U.S.

El Paso Sheriff 'Outraged' After 'Anglo Man Came Here to Kill Hispanics'

El Paso Sheriff 'Outraged' After 'Anglo Man Came Here to Kill Hispanics'

El Paso County Sheriff Richard Wiles says he is "outraged" after "this Anglo man came here to kill Hispanics." His comment came in a Facebook post after a man from Allen, Texas, traveled nearly nine hours to El Paso where he is now accused of killing 20 people and wounding 26 more.

Deported Sex Offender Caught Crossing California Border

Deported Sex Offender Caught Crossing California Border

El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents arrested a previously deported sex offender after he illegally re-entered the U.S. near Calexico, California. The Mexican national has a conviction from Utah on charges of Sexual Abuse of a Child.

Texas House Speaker Flatly Denies Unsubstantiated Bribery Accusation

Texas House Speaker Flatly Denies Unsubstantiated Bribery Accusation

The Texas Speaker of the House flatly denied an unsubstantiated allegation of bribery made by a political blogger last week. The accuser quickly responded and doubled down on his allegations of misconduct by the speaker and the chairman of the House Republican Caucus but offered no proof.

Dead Migrant Found on Texas Ranch 80 Miles from Border

Dead Migrant Found on Texas Ranch 80 Miles from Border

Officials in Brooks County, Texas, recovered the body of a migrant who appears to have died while attempting to circumvent the immigration checkpoint located about 80 miles from the U.S.

Trump Raises Bar for Asylum Seekers at Southern Border

Trump Raises Bar for Asylum Seekers at Southern Border

The Trump administration announced changes in asylum regulations Monday morning that will "add a new bar to eligibility for asylum" for those migrants who appear at, or illegally cross the U.S.

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