Sunday, July 15, 2012


Military and Law Enforcement Officials understand that desertion of your post is a serious and severely punishable offense.  Yet new FEMA and DHS are officially sanctioning desertion and dereliction of duty by instructing agents to run and hide from danger.

The DHS' new mandatory class, "Active Shooter" for Customs and Border patrol agents, instructs it's on and off duty personnel to literally "run away" and "hide" and only engage dangerous suspects if all attempts to "Run and Hide" have been exhausted.

From the mandatory FEMA-administered computer course, entitled "IS-907- Active Shooter: What You Can Do,"

* Evacuate: If there is an accessible escape path, attempt to evacuate the premises.

* Hide out: If evacuation is not possible, find a place to hide where the active shooter is less likely to find you.

* Take action: As a last resort, and only when your life is in imminent danger, attempt to disrupt and/or incapacitate the active shooter

Customs agents themselves are disgusted with new Federal instruction.  Brandon Judd, leader of Arizona's Customs & Border Patrol Union # 2544 wrote "We are now taught in an `Active Shooter' course that if we encounter a shooter in a public place we are to `run away' and `hide' If we are cornered by such a shooter we are to (only as a last resort) become `aggressive' and `throw things' at him or her. We are then advised to `call law enforcement' and wait for their arrival (presumably, while more innocent victims are slaughtered)."

CBP Agents know they are obligated to protect the whether they are on duty or not. Given the new instructions, some are worried they will be punished should they do their job and take down a gunman as in the cases of Ft. Hood or Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. 

Another post by a CBP agent on the local Union #2544 website goes on to say "It is always comforting to know that for those of us who carry a weapon when we are off-duty, if we should encounter such a situation, stop a shooter and save countless lives, we can look forward to being disciplined or fired by the Border Patrol because we should have run away to hide and then maybe thrown objects at the deranged killer instead of taking action and stopping him with a firearm,".

THIS IS THE AMERICAN BORDER and the force that keeps the bad guys out.  Yet now our own Department of Homeland Security, ostensibly charged with keeping America safe, is telling enforcement officers to "run away".

This isn't the first time DHS has issued boneheaded and downright dangerous policies. In fact, the night Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed, his team of BORTAC agents was following DHS policy when they fired bean bag warning shots at AK-47 armed Mexican bandits.  Not surprisingly, the bandits fired back with live ammunition and Agent Brian Terry was killed. 

Right here, right now, we have armed Gangs, Drug runners, illegal Aliens and even Muslim terrorists coming across our borders.  Apparently DHS would just as soon let the bad guys in than do anything to stop them.

This sort of insanity MUST STOP.  Our borders need to be protected, running and hiding or throwing bean bags won't cut it.  We need an active, engaged policy to protect America and her people!

Received by email from Ameripac

British border desks still not manned despite peak hour promise

Passengers have faced huge delays at Heathrow because the Border Force has failed to deliver ministerial promises to man all immigration desks at peak times over the summer, it can be disclosed.  At some of the busiest times, just over half the desks were in operation.

This is despite a promise earlier this year by Damian Green, the immigration minister, that desks at key ports would be fully manned at peak times “over the summer".

A series of internal BAA documents documents seen by The Daily Telegraph have revealed how the chaotic deployment of staff in recent weeks has heaped more misery on the travelling public.

Even last month’s maximum queuing time of just over two hours recorded by Heathrow’s operator, BAA, is an underestimate after it emerged that the figures do not take into account people waiting in the corridors outside the arrivals hall.

Additional staff are due to be deployed at ports from this weekend to avoid the run up to the Olympics being overshadowed by the chaos which has engulfed Heathrow in particular, with MPs describing some of the queues faced by passengers as “appalling”.

But the hit squads of additional immigration officers already sent in by the Home Office are proving ineffective .

The longest queue at the airport last month was just over two hours at Terminal 4 at 7.30pm on June 18, But only 12 desks were manned.  During quieter times, when the queues for non EU passengers were only 15 minutes, all 20 were covered.

A similar pattern emerged at Terminal 3 on June 29, which handles a large number of long haul international flights during the morning peak between 7 and 8.30am.

On at least one busy day last month more than half the desks were unmanned at this time, but then staffing levels increased later in the morning at the same time as the number of flights dwindled.

This is understood to have been commonplace during the month reflecting, according to the Immigration Service Union, the way in which the mobile teams drafted in to provide reinforcements have been deployed.“Most contingency staff are not sent to the desks until around 10am,” said Lucy Moreton, the union’s deputy general secretary.

The Daily Telegraph has learned that members of these hit squads spend much of their time drinking tea, sitting in offices waiting to be sent to terminals and being transported from arrivals hall to another

On one occasion last month a team was unable to provide reinforcements for more than an hour because of a delay in finding the yellow high visibility jackets they needed to move across the airport.

Home Office ministers and the Border Force have repeatedly disputed reports that passengers were frequently spending more than two hours to get into the country.

However such reports were given added credibility with BAA saying there were occasions when it was unable to count everybody in the queue.  “We measure from the last person in the queue, even if the queue stretches out of the immigration hall. On some occasions the queue has stretched to the point where non-EEA and EEA passengers become mixed,” a spokesman said.

“On these occasions we measure from the point at which the queues are separated into EEA and non-EEA passengers. We acknowledge that this means there may be occasions on which passengers wait longer than the measured time.”

Yvette Cooper, shadow home secretary, rounded on the Government. "These latest figures confirm what passengers already know – the immigration minister doesn't even know what is happening at our airports and the borders fiasco continues,” she said.

Damian Green promised everyone in April he was going to sort the queues and staff all the immigration desks at peak times in the summer.

“Despite the weather summer is here, the Olympics are days away and yet the Home Secretary and Immigration Minister still haven't sorted this out.

"Theresa May is in danger of turning the Borders Force into a borders farce. First the Home Secretary cut over 900 border officers then the Home Office re-employ them in a panic or put undertrained new recruits onto the front line wasting extra taxpayers money too.”

However this was disputed by a Home Office spokesman.

“This is simply not true. The Immigration Minister said we would provide extra staff for busy periods this summer and ensure all desks are fully manned during the peak Olympic arrival period and during the Games. That’s exactly what we’re doing.”


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