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Border Patrol Agents Rescue 15 Undocumented Immigrants in Open Mine

border patrol 3By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Border Patrol agents rescued 15 undocumented immigrants after the tried to hide in an open pit mine south of Tucson.

The rescue happened after agents were tracking illegal immigrants who had entered the mine in Green Valley, Tucson.com reports. 

Search-and-rescue agents used ropes to help the immigrants, who were adult males from Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala.

No one was injured.

FBI Confirms Agents Are Sworn to Secrecy in Hillary Clinton E-Mail Case

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The FBI took the unusual step of demanding its agents never peak about the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation.

The agents also are subject to lie detector tests.

Agents signed a “Case Briefing Acknowledgment,” which forbids disclosure of information, Fox News reports. 

“The purpose of this form is to maintain an official record of persons knowledgeable of a highly sensitive Federal Bureau of Investigation counterintelligence investigation,” the agreement attached reads, “….I (FBI agent) also understand that, due to the nature and sensitivity of this investigation, compliance with these restrictions may be subject to verification by polygraph examination.”

Fox News wrote:

The measures show the extent to which the bureau has gone to keep additional details of the politically sensitive case from going public. While Comey has provided some information ‎on why the FBI did not opt to pursue charges, Attorney General Loretta Lynch repeatedly ducked questions on specifics of the case at a House hearing Tuesday. 

A recently retired FBI agent, who declined to speak on the record, citing the sensitivity of the matter, said a “Case Briefing Acknowledgement” is reserved for “the most sensitive of sensitive cases,” and can have a “chilling effect” on agents, who understand “it comes from the very top and that there has to be a tight lid on the case.” 

The former agent said the agreements can also contribute to “group think” because investigators cannot bounce ideas off other agents, only those within a small circle.

Senator: FBI Is Down 6,000 Agents Despite Increasing Threats of Terrorism

Sen. Lindsey Graham

Sen. Lindsey Graham

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Budget cuts have left the FBI with too few agents to properly address the terrorism threat, Sen. Lindsey Graham said.

“The FBI has lost 6,000 agents due to budget cuts. The Army is going to be at 1940 levels – the Navy at 1950 levels. I want to restore our defense cuts and our intelligence cuts so we can fight a war we can afford to win,” he told the FOX Business Network’s Stuart Varney

On Monday, House Democrats supported legislation that would give the FBI authority to reject gun purchases to people on the terror watch list. The GOP rejected the measure in December.

Hillary Clinton called on a national ban on assault-style weapons, while Donald Trump proposed a ban on Muslims entering the country.

Secret Service Disciplines 41 Agents Who Disclosed Personnel Files of Rep. Chaffetz

secret serviceBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

More than 40 Secret Service agents were disciplined stemming from the disclosure of the personnel files of Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

The agent who leaked the information has resigned, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said.

The investigation led to 41 agents being disciplined, from receiving letters of reprimand to suspensions without pay for up to 45 days, ABC News reports. 

“Like many others I was appalled by the episode reflected in the Inspector General’s report, which brought real discredit to the Secret Service,” said Johnson.

Agents searched the confidential personnel file of Chaffetz, who was investigating a number of security lapses and scandals at the Secret Service.

2 FBI Agents Shot, Suspect Killed in Shootout at Suburban Chicago Home

fbigunbadgeBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A gun battle left two FBI agents injured and the suspect dead in suburban Chicago on Tuesday.

The Chicago Tribune reports that an FBI SWAT team swarmed the Park Forest home of Melvin Toran, a reputed high-ranking member of the Black P Stone Nation gang.

The FBI didn’t release details about the shooting, but the agents suffered non-life threatening injuries.

An autopsy on Toran is expected today.

Authorities arrested at least 10 suspects as part of a crack down on narcotics trafficking by gang members.

Native American Sentenced to Killing FBI Agents in 1977 Asks for Clemency

Leonard PeltierBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A group of prominent lawyers is trying to win the freedom of Leonard Peltier, a Lakota tribe member who was convicted of murdering two FBI agents in 1977.

Mother Jones reports that Peltier, who has served 40 of his 71 federal prison sentence, is appealing for clemency and requesting that President Obama make it happen.

“[T]he time has come for the interests of the law enforcement community to be balanced against principles of fundamental fairness, reconciliation, and healing,” the lawyers wrote in a five-page letter to the president. 

“Mr. Peltier has exhausted all appeals and is next eligible to apply for parole in 2024, in the unlikely event that he lives that long,” the letter to Obama states. “The Parole Commission has yielded to the objections of the FBI and DOJ in denying Mr. Peltier’s applications for parole at every turn. Effectively, this Petition represents the last chance in Mr. Peltier’s lifetime for the Government to take curative and/or reconciliatory action.”

To some, Peltier has become international symbol the justice system’s mistreatment of Native Americans. His trial was fraught with irregularities, including witnesses who said they were coerced by the FBI.

FBI Agents Save Emaciated Puppies Dumped Along a Road in Michigan

One of the saved puppies.

One of the saved puppies.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Two FBI agents from Michigan saved three emaciated puppies who were dumped along the side of the road on Mother’s Day.

Special Agent Kara Pepper and her husband, who also is an FBI agent, began feeding the little black lab mix puppies. Both work for the Jackson office.

“I’m a dog mama myself, so I became an adoptive dog mom of triplets,” Pepper told the Clarion-Ledger. “We took care of them and bathed them and fed them. Seeing those puppies emaciated and thirsty and hungry just broke my heart, and as a law enforcement officer it’s my job to take care of everyone around me, including these little puppies.” 

A family friend adopted one of the pups, and the Peppers named the other two “Socks” and “G.I. Joey.”

They are hoping to find one home for the two dogs so they can stat together.

Claustrophobic? Exploring Underground Drug-Smuggling Passages Probably Not for You

Cross-border tunnel discovered by authorities this year.

Cross-border tunnel discovered by authorities this year.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Someone with claustrophobia should not work with Border Patrol’s Entry team, which explores underground drug-smuggling passages near the border with Mexico.

The Los Angele Times reports that prospective members of the team must prove they can handle tight spaces by wiggling through a two-foot wide pipe for about 20 yards.

“You know right off if it’s playing with someone’s mind,” said Lance LeNoir, who leads the five person squad. “It takes some psyching up, to say the least, to do the job.”

The job is getting more difficult because team members are finding longer and tighter underground passages.

The average tunnel of the past two years was 2,450 feet.

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