U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

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U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by sanfordandson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:25 pm

https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-border-pat ... 49756.html
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died three months ago in what President Donald Trump said was an attack was likely killed by an accidental fall into a deep culvert, a newspaper reported, citing a federal agency memo.

The memo from the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to agency staff suggests agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, and another agent fell into the culvert on a moonless night on Nov. 18 near the town of Van Horn, Texas, according to the El Paso Times, which said it obtained a copy of the memo.

Border Patrol officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Last week, the FBI said that after conducting 650 interviews and analyzing evidence it had determined there was no attack on the two agents.

Shortly after Martinez's death, Trump tweeted: "Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!"

An autopsy report released last week showed Martinez died of blunt-force trauma. The FBI said it found no evidence that any "scuffle, altercation, or attack" had occurred.

According to the El Paso Times, the memo sent by CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said the other agent, Stephen Garland, fell about 22 feet from where Martinez fell, "landing on his back and sustaining significant injuries to his back and skull. His resultant injuries have impaired the agent’s ability to recall the events of the incident."

In late November, the U.S. Department of Justice offered a $25,000 reward for information related to a "potential assault on a federal officer" in the case.

Some 33 border agents have died on duty since the CBP was created in 2003, the libertarian think tank Cato Institute said in a report after Martinez' death. Of those, about half were from auto accidents and four were murdered, the institute said.
More fake news by trump. [-X

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Re: U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by RevTheory » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:03 pm

Likely this and possibly that from yahoo =D>

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Re: U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by sanfordandson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:13 pm

RevTheory wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:03 pm
Likely this and possibly that from yahoo =D>
Rueters...

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Re: U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by j-c-c » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:30 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:25 pm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-border-pat ... 49756.html
A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died three months ago in what President Donald Trump said was an attack was likely killed by an accidental fall into a deep culvert, a newspaper reported, citing a federal agency memo.

The memo from the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to agency staff suggests agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, and another agent fell into the culvert on a moonless night on Nov. 18 near the town of Van Horn, Texas, according to the El Paso Times, which said it obtained a copy of the memo.

Border Patrol officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Last week, the FBI said that after conducting 650 interviews and analyzing evidence it had determined there was no attack on the two agents.

Shortly after Martinez's death, Trump tweeted: "Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt. We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!"

An autopsy report released last week showed Martinez died of blunt-force trauma. The FBI said it found no evidence that any "scuffle, altercation, or attack" had occurred.

According to the El Paso Times, the memo sent by CBP Commissioner Kevin McAleenan said the other agent, Stephen Garland, fell about 22 feet from where Martinez fell, "landing on his back and sustaining significant injuries to his back and skull. His resultant injuries have impaired the agent’s ability to recall the events of the incident."

In late November, the U.S. Department of Justice offered a $25,000 reward for information related to a "potential assault on a federal officer" in the case.

Some 33 border agents have died on duty since the CBP was created in 2003, the libertarian think tank Cato Institute said in a report after Martinez' death. Of those, about half were from auto accidents and four were murdered, the institute said.
More fake news by trump. [-X
Nobody cares, that news cycle has passed, deflection accomplished. DT base never requires "due process", except when its useful for their typical deflection narrative.
Better build padding on that great wall, to soften the impact.

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Re: U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by RevTheory » Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:55 pm

What's funny and sad, actually, is the lengths you lefties will go through to downplay what the majority of America knows what's going on along the Southern border.

MAGA!

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Re: U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by sanfordandson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:01 pm

RevTheory wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:55 pm
What's funny and sad, actually, is the lengths you lefties will go through to downplay what the majority of America knows what's going on along the Southern border.

MAGA!
Nobody is downplaying what happens on our borders. Some folks just like to call out liars like trump. :mrgreen:

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Re: U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by 1989TransAm » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:49 pm

sanfordandson wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:01 pm
RevTheory wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:55 pm
What's funny and sad, actually, is the lengths you lefties will go through to downplay what the majority of America knows what's going on along the Southern border.

MAGA!
Nobody is downplaying what happens on our borders. Some folks just like to call out liars like trump. :mrgreen:
When President Trump cited that incident everyone thought it was an attack including myself. Troll. [-X

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Re: U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by sanfordandson » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:50 pm

1989TransAm wrote:
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:49 pm

When President Trump cited that incident everyone thought it was an attack including myself. Troll. [-X
Everyone that believes what trump spews did anyway.... #-o

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Re: U.S. border patrol agent cited by Trump, wasn't attacked...died from fall.

Post by engineczar » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 am

The article never confirms it one way or the other so you're just projecting again. [-X

650 interviews? One guy died and the other doesn't remember anything. How do you get that many interviews?

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