DHS: Keep in mind the Border Patrol immigrant whippers? Er … by no means thoughts


A leftover from yesterday however a must-note growth within the border disaster … and the credibility and integrity of the Biden administration. Keep in mind again in September when Joe Biden pledged that Border Patrol brokers who had whipped unlawful immigrants from horseback patrols would pay for his or her abuse? The agents that DHS assigned to desk duty regardless of document numbers of tried unlawful entries throughout the border?

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Yeah, never mind:

The horseback Border Patrol brokers who had been wrongly accused of “whipping” Haitians illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border final September have reportedly been cleared of wrongdoing within the months-long investigation that was initially promised to solely take just a few days.

Fox Information reported on Wednesday they realized “officers” have cleared the brokers of any wrongdoing. Within the time the brokers had been falsely accused of whipping the Haitians and the investigation from Homeland Safety that adopted, the brokers had been placed on desk obligation, taking away desperately wanted manpower in the course of the persevering with border disaster.

Effectively, it’s a very good factor that our political leaders saved a cool head and suggested everybody to attend for an investigation earlier than leaping to conclusions. Proper? Proper? Nope:

“We had been certainly horrified by the photographs. That isn’t who we’re,” Homeland Safety Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas mentioned shortly after the outrage.

“In fact they need to by no means have the ability to do it once more…It’s clearly horrific,” White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki mentioned in September.

President Joe Biden promised the brokers concerned would “pay” and there would “be penalties.” Vice President Kamala Harris in contrast the brokers’ actions to slavery.

In case nobody remembers, this was Biden final September, leaping to conclusions and throwing the Border Patrol brokers firmly underneath the open-borders bus:

Will Biden “take accountability” for smearing his personal workers?

It’s not even clear why it took seven months to “clear” these brokers. Even the photographer who took the image that began the non-scandal scandal advised the media that everybody had misinterpreted the shot — the day before Biden’s remarks above:

The images, which had been taken Sunday, seem to indicate brokers on horses with a whip in hand. The images triggered outrage as a result of from sure angles, it seems to indicate Border Patrol whipping migrants, however photographer Paul Ratje mentioned he and his colleagues by no means noticed brokers whipping anybody.

“A number of the Haitian males began operating, making an attempt to go across the horses,” Ratje mentioned.

Ratje is a photographer primarily based in Las Cruces and has been in Del Rio since Friday. He mentioned took the pictures from the Mexican facet.

“I’ve by no means seen them whip anybody,” Ratje mentioned. “He was swinging it, however it may be misconstrued while you’re trying on the image.”

As had been defined on the time and advert infinitum since, the Border Patrol’s mounted items don’t have whips in any respect. They’re skilled, nonetheless, to guard themselves and the horses by swinging the reins to stop suspects from grabbing the horse or the deal with in makes an attempt to unseat the brokers. That’s what the image depicts, not “whipping” anybody. And it shouldn’t have taken DHS seven months to determine what its personal coaching and coverage is for mounted brokers, both. It shouldn’t have taken seven hours.

Will Biden and Alejandro Mayorkas apologize for his or her remarks and actions? Not until the media whips them into some accountability for his or her smears, so … nicely, let’s simply say that the White Home and the administration aren’t the one establishments with a credibility downside.


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