A Scalp for the Mexican Government: Border Agent Jesus Diaz Jr.

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A drug smuggler caught by a Border Patrol agent had a complaint filed on his behalf by the Mexican consul in Eagle Pass, Texas. It seems Agent Jesus Diaz Jr. raised the handcuffed wrists of a resisting smuggler above his head. The horror! The Washington Times has the story:

Diaz was sentenced last month to two years for violating the constitutional rights of a 15-year-old suspected drug smuggler. He was accused of lifting the teenager’s handcuffed hands above his head while placing his knee in his back. The prosecution was sought by the Mexican government.

During trial, defense attorneys argued there were no injuries or bruises on the teenager’s arms where the handcuffs had been placed nor any bruising resulting from a knee on his back. Evidence presented at trial showed only marks from the straps of his backpack, which authorities said contained the drugs.

Border Patrol agents found more than 150 pounds of marijuana at the arrest site.

Let’s see now, an investigation by the Department of Homeland Defense found no wrongdoing, but the Mexican Government wasn’t satisfied. So internal affairs for U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a conflicting report that led to Diaz being jailed.

Diaz is also facing a $7,000 fine. His wife, also a Border Agent, has been notified that the fine must be paid within 60 days or the debt may be collected through the Treasury Offset Program.

The Obama administration said recently that the southern border is safer than ever. Safe for whom?

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Texas native. Conservative small businessman with 31 years experience. Government should roll back the nanny state. No country can tax its way to prosperity. The question isn't who will let me but who will stop me?

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Queen Hotchibobo
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December 6, 2011 9:43 am

To misquote a famous blogger/card shark: Obama is a stuttering clusterfark of a miserable failure.

If the coverup is worse than the crime (which is always the case if we’re talking about a Republican) the media is complicit in his failures, because they never fail to cover for him.

bobmontgomery
December 6, 2011 1:15 pm

Whose Constitution? Oh, that’s right, US citizenship is a meaningless anachronism these days. Enemy combatants captured on foreign soil have US Constitutional rights. Mexican drug smugglers have US Constitutional rights. The Mexican Consul has standing to sue in US Courts. We are so very sorry if we have in the slightest inconvenienced any “honorary” US citizens. In the future, please assure all world governments that we will no longer impede their citizens’ attempts to kill us, blow up our buildings, breach our borders, import illegal drugs to poison our children with, kidnap our people, rob our banks, squat in our… Read more »