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Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:31 PM

Why is the us border patrol in tactical gear at the el Paso shooting ?

I would expect police swat teams, ATF, FBI and the like but why is the border patrol involved ? Are they trying to arrest people while they are evacuating the mall ? I would not put it past them. They have done that at the exit of courthouses, schools, churches. Etc..

The shooting is tragic enough not to have these goons also terrorize poor people of Hispanic descent that are in the area.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:33 PM

1. They have an excuse to practice their gestapo techniques. Heil Trump.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:36 PM

2. Oh come on! If I was an officer responding to a mass shooting, I would put on everything I had.

I'd want to get home to my family after the situation was taken care of.
All officers from all departments, respond to shootings like this. Sheriff, local, state patrol, etc.
Would you feel better if they showed up in shorts and flip flops?

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Response to zackymilly (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:38 PM

3. They are the fucking border patrol.

Why are they responding to that ? That's my point. not that they wear gear.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:41 PM

6. Like I said, EVERYONE responds to a situation like this.

Everyone! A call goes out to all departments. Reserve police, rescue personnel, fire personnel, etc.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:38 PM

4. Are you kidding?

Apparently you don't expect border patrol to show up at an active shooter situation. Well, you obviously don't know anything about how law enforcement agencies are trained to respond to these situations.

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Response to onenote (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:40 PM

5. No I dont.

What I do know is that these goons have been hard at work terrorizing the local population and use every opportunity to do so. I'm sure we have enough swat teams, FBI, ATF , etc to respond adequately. It's actually what they are trained for.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:42 PM

7. FFS, it is what they are trained to do.

Border patrol works alongside a long list of law enforcement agencies in situations such as this as they are trained to do.
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/us-border-patrol-law-enforcement-conduct-active-shooter-response

You really should delete your OP since was based faulty information on your part.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:43 PM

8. You can never have too many respond.

Who's to say "We have enough people here trying to save innocent lives. The rest of you can go back to what you were doing."
I want the National Guard there if they are close enough to respond.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:44 PM

9. This is some ignorant shit. BP is made up of tons of armed federal agents in that sector.

They're not my fav people in the world but you DO want armed cops to show up at incidents like these.

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:55 PM

10. That is what First Responders do

And I imagine they have orders to wear what they have on. Active Shooter? That means he is still trying to kell.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 03:56 PM

11. I can tell you one of my thoughts.

Since the shooter appears to be another angry rightwing White man, he could have walked past those border people with a fully loaded AR15 slobbering from the mouth and they would likely have done nothing.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 04:01 PM

12. Border Patrol has a very large presence in that area. They send everyone available in the area

to respond to a situation like that

local, state, federal

not surprising at all

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 04:05 PM

13. Don't be moronic.

Jesus fuckiní Christ.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #13)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 04:43 PM

14. It appears that the OP no longer is choosing to defend his/her post.

The right thing to do would be to delete it.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 04:45 PM

15. Guess aliens will take advantage

Of the chaos to cross the borders illegally.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Aug 3, 2019, 05:08 PM

16. just a guess but: responding to reports of active shooter(s) with tactical gear sounds logical

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