Oh lookie here Mike, I was just doing a little fact checking to support a statement I’m typing out and look at what’s hot off the wire;
Published on Friday, July 12, 2019
by Common Dreams
News That Border Patrol Chief Was Part of Racist Facebook Group ‘Not Surprising’: Critics “The agency’s culture is violent and racist for a reason.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Carla Provost, the chief of the Border Patrol, was a member of racist, abusive Facebook groups that were publicized in June by ProPublica and The Intercept.
Provost, according to reporting by The Intercept’s Ryan Devereaux, is "one of several Border Patrol supervisors The Intercept has identified as current or former participants in the secret Facebook group.
When news of the Facebook groups first broke, Provost said that the content of the groups was “completely inappropriate and contrary to the honor and integrity I see—and expect—from our agents day in and day out.”
“Any employees found to have violated our standards of conduct will be held accountable,” Provost added.
In a statement to The Intercept’s Devereaux, CBP said the agency took action against the offenders in the group:
CBP does not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will hold those who violate our code of conduct accountable. Several CBP employees have received cease and desist letters and several of those have been placed on administrative duties pending the results of the investigation. These posts do not reflect the core values of the Agency and do not reflect the vast majority of employees who conduct themselves professionally and honorably every day, on and off duty.
Provost did not return a request for comment from Devereaux and The Intercept. But it appears that the chief will have to answer for her involvement in the group soon. Lawmakers expressed their anger over the reporting on Twitter and called for Provost to step down. … "
Oh but that’s Common Dreams, more of your bad guys, so ignore it all, fake news, crisis what crisis???
BORDER PATROL CHIEF CARLA PROVOST WAS A MEMBER OF SECRET FACEBOOK GROUP https://theintercept.com/2019/07/12/border-patrol-chief-carla-provost-was-a-member-of-secret-facebook-group/ Ryan Devereaux
July 12 2019,
Evidence of Provost’s participation in the secret Border Patrol group comes as Ocasio-Cortez, along with Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas;, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., head into a hearing with the Committee on Oversight and Reform and the inspectors general of DHS and the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday to discuss their recent visit to detention centers along the border.
As both ProPublica and The Intercept have reported, the lawmakers visit was a hot topic among “I’m 10-15” members, who discussed throwing burritos at the members of Congress or, in the case of one El Paso-based agent, staging a “bang in” to relieve stress from their presence. In a statement to the press Wednesday, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, chair of the oversight committee, said the Facebook group would be a topic of discussion at the hearing. The Maryland Democrat has opened an investigation into the group and, in a letter to Mark Zuckerberg, requested that the Facebook executive see to it that his company “preserve all documents, communications, and other data related to the ‘I’m 10-15’ group” including “log files and metadata.” …
Now back to the counter-productive insanity of what Trump has done at the border, there is always tomorrow, and these kids always grow up, and once again there will be hell to pay back.
Remember the days when terrorists against American’s where a fringe of wild-eyed crazy people. Then came America/Cheney/Bush thumping their chests supported by transparent FAKE FACTS. Transparent as cling wrap, yet pretty much everyone lined up. We do love our wars.
SHOCK’N AWE war for prime time Americans lathered up to suck blood - thus proving to the home town crowd that Americans actually were every bit the Great Satans the crazies had been screaming for years. What it achieve??? Now terrorism against America became mainstream - why, because we showed so much contempt for their innocents and their neighborhoods and towns/cities, we bombed them to hell with glee in ‘our’ eyes*.
- Well okay, way the heck too many of ‘them’ so the ‘we’ are just as culpable for not standing up and being able to talk them down. For our inability to defend basic humane principles; and point out the universal rights and wrongs. Nah, we’re so fucking entitled, if they don’t jump to our every command, heap bombs, hell and damnation upon them, just like the Good Book says.
Here we go again, this time it’s different, but the same old shit at the border. You can be sure that the blow back will come. Who needs global warming to destroy our Earth, when our business leaders and their political pets are doing such a dang good job purely with today’s global ME FIRST political/business power-games that will ensure the situation will continue spiraling our society towards an utter catastrophe of disfunctionality.