Border Patrol agents vilified as killers by AZ Republic

Sunday’s edition of the Periódico de la República de Arizona (Arizona Republic) newspaper has outdone itself in demonizing law enforcement as it elevates criminals with Hispanic surnames.  The latest in the agendized news coverage is a series referred to as an “investigative report.” Hustling with front page coverage that meanders for three additional full pages, it begins with the saga of Antonio Elena Rodriguez whose image, the daily tells its dwindling readers, is on posters, murals and graffiti plastered on walls in the Mexican border town of Nogales, Sonora. He was shot by border agents as he was with a pack of thugs hurling deadly rocks at them. His family contends he was merely walking to the store.

The República article titled, “Wall of silence surrounds killings by border agents,” contends similar victims dot the landscape of border towns. In this saga, the border agents are the heavies. No notice is given to those who have been killed in the line of duty. Click on this link and check the officers who “have lost their lives serving and protecting the citizens of this great nation,” going back to 1919. Many are Hispanic. The complete history of Theodore Newton and George Azrak, BP agents who were abducted and executed by drug dealers, can be read here.

During Christmas week in 2007, Seeing Red AZ wrote that George W. Bush’s White House spokesman shut down questions from a reporter inquiring about a year-end pardon for imprisoned BP agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.

December 2008, just before he left office, we noted that as president, George W. Bush pardoned or commuted sentences of 32 drug dealers, 12 thieves, seven embezzlers, an arsonist, an armed bank robber and eight Thanksgiving turkeys, among many others – but U.S. Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean remained in prison for Christmas — serving disproportionately harsh 11- and 12-year prison sentences, respectively, for shooting at a fleeing illegal alien drug dealer smuggling nearly 750 pounds of marijuana across the border.

U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton gave the smuggler, Osbaldo Aldrete-Davila, full immunity from prosecution for agreeing to serve as the government’s star witness and testify against the border agents.

Grant Woods, who began his erstwhile political career as Chief of Staff for John McCain is a former AZ Attorney General and dedicated RINO, who is invariably on the wrong side of issues. Woods prosecuted U.S. Border Patrol agent Nicholas Corbett charging him with second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide in the fatal shooting of an illegal alien during a border altercation. Corbett, who said he acted in self-defense, was tried twice, with both cases resulting in a hung jury as Woods did not prove the case. Debbie Schlussel got it right as she wrote about the “doctrine of prosecuting border agents.”

As to charges in the death of Arizona Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, we turn to Breitbart News.  Relying on much emanating from the Periódico de la República de Arizona regarding that horrific murder—- committed with a weapon from the Obama Justice Department’s botched AZ gun-running scheme known as “Operation Fast and Furious” —- qualifies as a fool’s errand.


11 Responses to Border Patrol agents vilified as killers by AZ Republic

  1. LD 23 PC says:

    Border agents risk their lives providing security to US citizens even as the feds tie their hands. This insanity ia a liberal scheme to enhance the Democrat voter base. The AZ Repulsive is solidly onboard.

  2. Army Of One says:

    This pro-illegal series tells me one thing. The newspaper is gearing up for another large scale assault against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He has the temerity to take his duties to provide public safety seriously, and not ignore the invading hordes. For that, in the warped mentality of the left, he and the Border Patrol Agents deserve to be drawn and quartered.

    • ZOO says:

      I smell it too Army of One. They will be joined by their TV arm KPNX and others. I’ve also noticed KSAZ FOX 10 has been getting awful cozy with Paul Penzone lately, running to him for on-camera opinions on anything law enforcement related. It is an obvious face-time relationship and a lame connection for the sake of “news.”

  3. Maggie says:

    I am so sick of this radically liberal newspaper. Looking forward to the day (SOON) when it folds like the limp noodle it is.

    • Saguaro Sam says:

      Snowbirds are the ones who buy this trash.
      I’ve given up on trying to bring them out of the darkness.

      • Kimball says:

        The local readers are mostly senior citizens, which is why hearing aid company ads account for numerous pages in the newspaper. My mother still subscribes and the first thing she turns to is the obits to see if any of her friends have died.

  4. East Valley PC says:

    The Arizona Republic is fixated on illegals. It matters not that we are a sovereign nation with enforceable borders or that 3000 people were slaughtered by non-citizens on September 11, 2001. The costs involved in providing education and health care benefits to these invaders is colossal, but really beside the point: We have a right to our own country!

    Conservative icon Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to an underestimated 3 million illegals and the foolish generosity only served to encourage more to sneak across our border with the willing assistance of the Mexican government, that doesn’t seem to mind losing its own young citizens. Mexico is a crime filled nation, rich in resources but even richer in thuggery. It’s time we take control of our own borders. America can’t be responsible for caring for the world. We already have billions of taxpayer dollars going out in foreign aid each year, even as we are deeply in debt.
    Now they talk about 12 million illegals when that number is old and worn out for decades of use. A more accurate number is closer to 35 million.

    Arizona’s poor excuses for US Senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake are on board BIG TIME in helping the Democrats increase their numbers of registered voters. I don’t trust the rest of our GOP 4 either, since talk of “piecemeal legislation” is now all the rage with the Republican establishment.


  5. Steve says:

    What kind of country do they want to leave their own children? We can’t take in the entire world. We can’t combat the criminality that floods across the border. We are being inundated with drugs, murders and crimes of all manner that are part and parcel of the illegal menace. There are educated people, waiting in line to legally enter the United States and contribute as citizens. Hispanics bring their illiteracy and crime with them and have no desire to even speak English or absorb our culture once here. My wife and I moved from our (finally) mortgage free home we had watched being built as one neighbor after another sold to illegals. Before long the grass lawns were dirt and junk heaps (bottles and cans, old tires etc) with cars and trucks parked on the former lawns while the driveways remained mysteriously empty. The neighborhood school programs were conducted in Spanish with English interpreters!! I kid you not!! Our well tended home lost value BEFORE the bottom fell out of the market due to the new look brought in by these new illegal “immigrants.. One block over my neighbor surprised me by putting his house on the market. He said the turning point for him was looking out of his upstairs window and seeing his new neighbors roasting a goat in the back yard over an open pit they had dug. He was alerted not just by the smell, but also by the earsplitting music which played throughout the night. The police were called and did not respond!! Once these fine folks moved here, their 3 young teen sons never went to school.

    • Kent says:

      Terrible story, Steve, but unfortunately one that is repeated in older neighborhoods around the valley. Our elected sell outs live in gated or high end communities and are untouched by the realities you describe.

  6. Capt. Marvel says:

    For the AZ Republic to come out against law enforcement isn’t a surprise. They despise Sheriff Joe Arpaio and love the concept of ‘sanctuary’ cities. Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, his jerkwater police chief Jack Harris and now Mayor Greg Stanton have all been the darlings of the newspaper for being lame on enforcement of illegals in the city of Phoenix.

  7. rocquedog says:

    What did you all expect from this liberal rag? I quit buying their garbage 8 yrs. ago because of their slanted bias to reporting. They’re just an extension of the socialist MSM<