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Archive for August 1st, 2019

Border Patrol Agent Remains Hospitalized After ATV Crash in Maine

Photo via Border Patrol

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent is recovering in a hospital from injuries he sustained during an ATV crash in a remote area of western Maine.

The unidentified agent, who was wearing a helmet, crashed the ATF on Monday afternoon in northern Franklin County along the Quebec border.

His partner, who was driving another ATV, helped stabilize this partner while waiting for help. Because of the area’s remoteness, it took emergency personnel about an hour to arrive to the scene, CBP said.

He was airlifted to a hospital in Bangor.

“Responding to assistance calls is something we do on a regular basis,” Jason D. Owens, the chief border patrol agent in Maine, told the Bangor Daily News. “When it hits so close to home, when one of our own agents is the injured party, it really makes us thankful for the training, equipment we have available and for the first-rate response from our local partners who respond quickly to calls for assistance.”

Comedian Kathy Griffin: FBI Saved My Life Following Death Threats from Trump Fanatics

Kathy Griffin on Jimmy Kimmel show.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Comedian Kathy Griffin credited the FBI for saving her life after receiving death threats from President Trump supporters.

The threats came after Griffin posed for a photo in May 2017 holding a mock “decapitated” head of Trump.

“I will say this, I am not anti-government at all after this experience. I think the FBI saved my life,” the comedian said on the Jimmy Kimmel show Tuesday night. “I was not only on the MAGA bomber’s list, but … the FBI did something they call a ‘no-knock’ to my house, where it’s such an imminent threat, they don’t even call, they came right over.”

The FBI made an unannounced visit because she was on the kill list of “MAGA bomber” Cesar Sayoc, the Trump fanatic who mailed 16 explosive devices to the president’s critics and other prominent Democrats in 2018.

“They said during the interrogation of Cesar Sayoc, he admitted that he shared the kill list, which I’m on, with like-minded people,” she said. “So it’s an ongoing thing, and it’s just part of my new normal.”