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Brian Terry Murder & Investigation
Note: This article contains an exclusive phone interview with Brian Terry's brother, Kent Terry. A full transcript of this interview follows this article. Comments are welcomed at the bottom of this page.
Two years ago, a US Border Patrol BORTAC Team was responding to a sensor alert in the Peckwell/Rio Ricco sector of Southern Arizona. This region was known to have violent Mexican gangs known as RIP Crews. These RIP Crews would roam these mountains preying on other drug smugglers and human trafficking coyotes. Agent Brian Terry was a member of this elite BORTAC Team. Upon encountering the RIP Crew a gun battle ensued leaving Brian Terry dying in the desert sand and one of the bandit's wounded. Now, after two years of Congressional hearings and Department of Justice (DOJ) investigations, we know little more now than we did shortly after that night. Read more »
Statement from Family of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry About This Morning's Murder of Yet Another Agent
This morning, two US Border Patrol Agents station in Naco, AZ at the Brian Terry Border Patrol Station were shot. One of the agents was killed and a second was injured. I spoke this morning with Michelle Terry-Balogh, sister of Agent Brian Terry who was murdered nearly two years ago during a mission very similar in nature and location to this morning's shooting.
Michelle told me the following on behalf of her family,
With all of the talk about gun control coming from the left and particularly from Senator Dianne Feinstein, you would think they would also have some sense of outrage about Attorney General Eric Holder's refusal to cooperate with the investigation into the failed gunrunning program, Fast and Furious. The National Rifle Association (NRA) is outraged about this issue and you should be too. Why isn't Senator Feinstein? Let's look... Read more »
Hidalgo County Sheriff may have Killer of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in Custody - Fast and Furious Update
Update: ABC/Univision is reporting that the FBI has said that Cruz-Lozano lied about killing Agent Brian Terry in order to get attention. See details at ABC News.
As the debate of gun control crescendos across America, there are signs of a potentially major development in the murder case of US Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Yesterday, the Hidalgo County Texas Sheriff's Department arrested a Mexican national, Gustavo Cruz-Lozano, on charges of making terroristic threats against Sheriff Lupe Treviño on July 25th of last year. My sources said that Cruz-Lozano has told the sheriff's investigators that he was the shooter in the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
A Lawless Presidency - Part 5 - National Rifle Association Getting Furious Fast over Fast and Furious
Perhaps the most lawless act of the Obama Presidency has been its role in Operation Fast and Furious. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has been out front in keeping this story in the public's eye. While in Washington, DC, last month, I spoke with NRA Spokesperson Jacqueline Otto about Fast and Furious. Read more »
Congressman Ted Poe Discusses Supreme Court Arizona Immigration Law Decision, Contempt of Congress and More
This month has brought several clashes of Constitutional power, delegation of authority and ultra vires acts. Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder was cited for contempt of Congress by the House Oversight Committee, President Obama made up new law by creating a new guest worker program, and this week the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled on Arizona's fight with the Obama Administration over immigration enforcement, and it will likely rule on ObamaCare. Several conflicts where the showdown of federal authority and jurisdiction are testing the very bounds of our Constitution. Read more »
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) grilled Attorney General Eric Holder at a hearing Thursday in Washington, D.C. about whether White House officials were aware of ATF’s Operation Fast & Furious, which contributed to the shooting death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The Attorney General appeared before the House Judiciary Committee for an oversight hearing on the Justice Department’s activities. Read more »
The Nation's Largest Republican Gathering Kicks Off in Fort Worth - Republican Party of Texas State Convention
The nation's largest gathering of Republicans, the State Convention of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT), kicked off today in Fort Worth Texas with bagpipes blaring, patriotic songs, pledges to the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Texas, and inspiring speeches. RPT Chairman Steve Munisteri opened the convention followed shortly by speeches from the longest serving governor in the nation, Governor Rick Perry and our resolute Attorney General, Greg Abbott. Read more »
When President Barack Obama first took office, he promised “an unprecedented level of openness.” Instead, we have seen an unprecedented level of obstruction regarding the Freedom of Information Act.
Don’t take my word for it. Listen to Washington lawyer Katherine Meyer, who has filed Freedom of Information Act cases under six administrations, dating to the late 1970s. “This administration is the worst on FOIA issues,” Meyer recently told POLITICO. “The worst. There’s just no question about it.” Read more »