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Border Patrol Chief: Agents Are ‘Most Assaulted Law Enforcement Personnel’ in U.S.

border patrol 3By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Mark Morgan, the Border Patrol’s new chief, said his agents are “the most assaulted law enforcement personnel in the country.”

“I’ve learned that the United States Border Patrol agents are among the most assaulted law enforcement personnel in the country,” Mark Morgan, the new chief of the Border Patrol, told a House Homeland Security subcommittee panel on Tuesday, the Washington Examiner reports. “There have been 7,542 assaults against agents since 2006 and 30 agents have died in the line of duty since 2003.” 

Morgan also said agents are distracted from their mission to keep the country safe because of unaccompanied minors crossing the border.

“What we’re being asked to do right now, I think you could phrase it a little bit, is a humanitarian mission,” Morgan said.

Border Patrol Agent Punched by Suspect, But Still Apprehends Him

border patrol 3By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Honduran man punched a Border Patrol agent in the face, but that wasn’t enough to stop the agent from capturing him.

The FBI said Ssahil Jose Lainez-Fugon was hiding under a bush near the Rio Grande in the La Paloma Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

The agent saw the suspect’s legs poking out of the bush.

Lainez started running, but the agent was able to grab his short. That’s when authorities said Lainez punched the agent in the jaw, cutting the inside of his mouth.

Nevertheless, the agent was still able to capture and apprehend the man.

Lainey has been charged with assaulting a federal officer and is in the custody of U.S. Marshals.

Other Stories of Interest

Border Patrol Agent Charged with Felony Assault After Nightclub Fight

border patrolBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent who is a trained mixed martial arts fighter has been charged with felony assault after he allegedly punched a man in the face numerous times at a nightclub in Arizona.

Yuma police said Chance Farrar punched a man in the face six or seven times, breaking his cheekbone, after an argument over dancing with a woman, KYMA reports. During the attack, the victim’s head struck a woman in the nose.

 “The punch that was thrown to male subject caused his head to go back and strike her in the face,” said Lori Franklin of the Yuma Police Department.

Farrar, who has been an agent for 15 years, told police he acted in self-defense because of the victim’s tone of voice and body language.

Farrar was suspended without pay.

Secret Service Agent: Reporter Made Unwanted Contact with Trump Before Alleged Assault

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Secret Service agent is claiming that the journalist who was allegedly assaulted by Donald Trump’s campaign manager first made unwanted contact with the Republican frontrunner.

The agent, who is a member of Trump’s security detail, told DailyMail.com that Breitbart journalist Michelle Fields twice made physical contact with Trump and was even warned by agents to distance herself before the campaign manager grabbed her arm.

‘She crossed in between agents and our protectee after being told not to,’ said the agent, who was present that night in Jupiter. 

Trump defended his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

“The easiest thing” to do, he said, would be to say: “Corey, you’re fired. I can’t do that. Can’t do it.”

“He’s got a beautiful wife and children,’ Trump said of Lewandowski, “and I’m not gonna destroy a man for that.”

Lewandowski was charged with simple battery.

Time Expresses Concern Over Secret Service’s Tussle with Photographer at Trump Rally

Photographer Chris Morris

Photographer Chris Morris

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Time has contacted the Secret Service to express concerns over the aggressive nature of an agent who grabbed a news photographer by the neck and slammed him to the ground at a Donald Trump rally Monday.

Chris Morris, a veteran White House photographer who was covering the presidential campaign for Time, said he’s never had problems with the Secret Service.

“I’ve worked for nine years at the White House and have never had an altercation with the Secret Service,” Morris said in a statement. “What happened today was very unfortunate and unexpected. The rules at Trump events are significantly stricter than other campaigns and make it very difficult to work as a photographer, as many others have pointed out before me. I regret my role in the confrontation, but the agent’s response was disproportionate and unnecessarily violent. I hope this incident helps call attention to the challenges of press access.”

The Secret Service issued a statement after the incident: ““The Secret Service is aware of an incident involving an employee of the Secret Service that occurred earlier today in Radford, VA. At this time, our local field office is working with their law enforcement partners to determine the exact circumstances that led up to this incident. The Secret Service will provide further details as warranted once additional facts surrounding the situation are known.”

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The incident appeared to happen when Morris stepped outside of the press box to shoot Black Lives Matters protesters, who were told to leave the rally.

When told to stand in the restricted area, Morris responded, “Fuck you.”

That’s when the agent choke-slammed the photographer.

Secret Service Agent Slams Photographer to Ground at Trump Rally

Time photographer is slammed to the ground by a Secret Service agent.

Time photographer is slammed to the ground by a Secret Service agent.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Secret Service agent grabbed a Time photographer by the throat and slammed him to the ground during a rally for Donald Trump in Virginia today.

The violent incident was captured in numerous videos as the photographer was trying to document a crowd of Black Lives Matters protesters, who had disrupted the event, Mashable reports. 

The agent stopped the photographer, who responded, “Fuck you.” The agent then choke-slammed the photographer.

Watch the bottom half of the gif to see what happened.

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The photographer, Christopher Morris, defended himself while on the ground, kicking the agent.

As the crowd witnessed the attack, Trump told supporters, “Are we having a good time?”

Morris said he was arrested.

“I never touched him,” he told WSET reporter Annie Andersen while he was being escorted away. “I tried to show the press lead what he did to me, and I said he choked me, so I put my hand on him, and that’s when I was arrested,” he said.

Border Patrol Agent Recovering After Being Struck by Football-Sized Rock

border patrol 3By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

In the latest attack against the Border Patrol, an agent was injured when he was struck by a football-sized rock near Nogales, Ariz., the Tucson News Now reports. 

The attack last week happened as agents were investigating a report of five people smuggling drugs across the border.

The group broke up in different directions as the agents converged.

The agent was attacked when he was just 10 feet from one of the suspects.

Despite bring injured, the agent still was able to arrest the suspect.

An estimated 150 pounds of marijuana was seized.

FBI Agent Spared Jail After Assaulting 15-Year-Old Boy Because of Stellar Career

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An FBI agent captured on video shoving a Maryland teenager was spared a jail sentence Wednesday because of what a judge called a stellar career.

The Washington Post reports that Gerald Rogero, a unit chief in the FBI’s counterterrorism division, likely will continue his duties with the bureau.

Montgomery County Circuit Judge Steven Salant placed Salant on two years’ probation and ordered him to undergo anger-management classes.

“Would it be in the best interest of the defendant — as a result of this isolated and unfortunate mistake of judgment — to deprive him of his employment, of his livelihood?” Salant asked from the bench, speaking to a courtroom packed with FBI agents supporting their colleague as well as friends and family supporting the teenager. “To impact upon his children? To impact upon the service that he can bring to the community? I think not.”

Rogero, 46, shoved a 15-year-old boy, sending him to the pavement.

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