Border Agent Sent To Prison For “Violating Rights” of Drug Smuggler

Obama’s DOJ demonstrates once again where its priorities are…not in protecting American citizens, but bowing to the interests of foreign powers.

Via Katie Pavlich of Townhall, this story will infuriate you:

In a prosecution sought by the Mexican government and obtained after the suspected smuggler was given immunity to testify against the agent, Diaz was sentenced last week by U.S. District Judge Alia Moses Ludlum in San Antonio. The Mexican consulate in Eagle Pass had filed a formal written complaint just hours after the arrest, alleging that the teenager had been beaten.

Defense attorneys argued that there were no injuries or bruises on the suspected smuggler’s lower arms where the handcuffs had been placed nor any bruising resulting from an alleged knee on his back. Photos showed the only marks on his body came from the straps of the pack he carried containing the suspected drugs, they said.

The defense claimed that the smuggling suspect was handcuffed because he was uncooperative and resisted arrest, and that the agent had lifted his arms to force him to the ground – a near-universal police technique – while the other agents looked for the drugs.

The allegations against Diaz, 31, a seven-year veteran of the Border Patrol, initially were investigated by Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Office of Professional Responsibility, which cleared the agent of any wrongdoing. Despite being cleared of any wrong doing by the I.C.E.  Office of Professional Responsibility and the DHS Inspector General, the Obama Justice Department went forward with prosecution against Diaz. Considering the Obama Justice Department is full of former ACLU lawyers, this situation is extremely disappointing but not surprising.

Read her full report.

The mission statement of the Dept of Justice is as follows:

To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Where’s the part about prosecuting frivolous lawsuits on behalf of foreign governments to benefit criminal illegal immigrants?

Hat tip: Brian B.



8 thoughts on “Border Agent Sent To Prison For “Violating Rights” of Drug Smuggler

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  2. Since when do CRIMINAL ALIEN INVADERS (who also happen to be drug smuggles) have ANY rights? Civil rights are for civilians, not criminal alien invaders! It has long been abundantly clear to me whose side 0bama and company are one, and it ain’t that of the American people!


  3. Yet another (not the first!) message to Border Patrol Agents: enforce the law, go to jail.

    You may remember this, from 2006:

    Border Patrol agents sentenced to prison
    11-12 years for shooting drug-smuggling suspect in buttocks as he fled across frontier.”

    “Department of Justice”??? That is a horrifically twisted name.

    Obama and Holder need to be retired. Immediately would not be too soon. We just might have time to wait till 2012. By then it may be too late.


  4. This is another example of a distorted justice system that must be corrected. This is a veteran law enforcement officer that is doing his job to stop drug smuggling. If the story is correct the criminal is the drug carrier.The witnesses are agents and other officials and an investigation was completed which cleared the agent of all charges. The DOJ took it on themselves to bring charges and prossecute. They should give this officer a metal. He put his life on the oline to capture this criminal. The DOJ must decide they support these agents and not the people who are bring drugs into this country. We have a drug problem and we have the border agents that are protecting US citizens. Criminals do not have the right to commit crimes. Officers need to have the support of others in the law enforcement business. This agent was convicted and sentenanced to prison. What the hell is going on??. What an injustice!! Someone in authority must step in and clear this officer and reward him for his valor. What happened to Texas and the State attorney general. Why hassen’t Gov Perry taken a stand? Does he approve this conviuction and imprisonment of a state border patrol agent. This is all screwed up. Someone with authority to protect this agent must take action. This is not the USA I am confortable with.


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