Friday, July 22, 2011

The Murder Of Robert Rosas And Border Security

Tomorrow will be the second anniversary of the murder of Border Patrol Agent, Robert Rosas. On July 23, 2009, Rosas was lured to a spot near the border, and attacked, by three Mexican nationals who intended to rob him. It was established at trial that he was shot eight times in the head, neck and torso as he lay on the ground.

Since that time, two very different federal government employees have made divergent remarks:

Janet Napolitano, Director of the Department of Homeland Security:

Public warning near Organ Pipe Nat'l Monument in Ariz.
"We need to be up front and clear about what’s really happening along our borders. Our border communities are safe."

"There is a perception that the border is worse now than it has ever been.  That is wrong.  The border is better now than it has ever been."

Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council (statement made at the sentencing of one of Agent Rosas's attackers) :

Funeral for Agent Rosas
"The border, no matter what the agency or the Department of Homeland Security tells you, is not secure. This is a perfect example of what happens.  And people running this agency who say the border is secure ... it is not.  Robert Rosas would be alive if this border was secure."

Robert Rosas and some of the family he left behind

In fairness to Secretary Napolitano, it should be noted that she issued neither of the above statements at the funeral of Agent Rosas, nor at the sentencing of one of the illegal alien criminals by whom he was murdered.  

Of course, that probably had something to do with the fact that she was noticeably absent from both events.

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