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Trey Radel (R-FL) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Huffington Post

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A Florida congressman has been charged with misdemeanor drug (COCAINE) possession in Washington.

District of Columbia court records show charges against Congressman Henry “Trey” Radel were filed Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Radel, a Republican, was elected in 2012. Telephone and e-mail messages left with Radel’s spokeswoman, Amanda Nunez, were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.

Radel is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday morning.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/trey-radel-arrested-cocaine_n_4304790.html

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November 20, 2013 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Amy Winehouse

 

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July 9, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Corrupt U.S. border officials

via: MSNBC

In El Paso, Texas, a major embarrassment for American law enforcement: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer Margarita Crispin is sentenced to 20 years in prison for selling out to Mexican drug traffickers.

“It was amazing to us to find out that Margarita Crispin received $5 million for her services to allow loads of marijuana to come through her checkpoint along the border,” assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division of the FBI, told NBC News.

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In the Mexican drug war, U.S. authorities are finding a disturbing trend: an increase in American law enforcement officials corrupted by wealthy Mexican criminals who pay them to look the other way as illegal drugs and immigrants flow north into the United States.

“It is the single most debilitating factor in successful law enforcement on the border, and we do a horrible job of weeding that corruption out,” says retired DEA supervisor Anthony Coulson.

In the last five years, nearly 80 U.S. Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection officers have been arrested along the Mexican border, and according to federal authorities, hundreds more officials are under investigation.

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There was also testimony that during a hiring push that began five years ago to add thousands of Border Patrol and CBP officers, only 10 percent of the initial applicants were given polygraph tests.

Of those, 60 PERCENT FAILED, raising concerns about the integrity of the others hired without screening.

“A VERY LARGE PERCENTAGE of those they don’t test run into trouble within a year or two of being hired,” says Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark..

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42061290/ns/world_news-americas/

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A good FIRST STEP:

To try to stem the corruption, President Obama recently signed a law requiring polygraph tests for all border patrol and customs law enforcement job applicants. Additionally, thirteen FBI anti-corruption teams now keep an eye on the 2,000-mile-long border, policing the police.

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personal opinion:

I have no way of knowing of course; but since there’s so much money involved, I wouldn’t be surprised if the corruption goes way up to imclude judges, and elected officials.

I also supect the corruption isn’t limited to border states.

April 12, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment