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The following was asked, "Why the FBI and not the locals"? Most local, state, and federal agencies work together in either regional task forces or federal agency proprietary task forces (ie HIDTA, Jttf, & etc.). These task forces help LE agencies by overlapping or removing gaps in jurisdiction, so that laws can be enforced more efficiently. Everyone is equally important in the taskforces. This is especially important in areas that have seen an increase in certain crimes, or simply do not have the man power to handle special law enforcement activities. My guess is the FBI was used because they had the best means to respond. This, from a Law enforcement officers prospective, isn't a bad thing. Bad guy gets killed, things are good. The locals still got to play! Someone also commented that "if the FBI shot up your house, you wouldn't be able to sue". That is just not true, Fed Agents get sued in Civil court all the time. Feds are not the military. Agencies provide agents with legal representation when actions are conducted during the course of official duties. Each fed agent is responsible for his / her actions, and if they are acting outside of their agency policies, they will be liable on a personal level. Some people get spun up too quick with comments! Lets wait to see what happened and then judge. The only bad part of this story was the unfortunate loss of APE, May he RIP. Good job to all involved!

1 year, 5 months ago on SOFREP Exclusive: FBI’s HRT Kill New York Shooter

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@ArcticWarrior. Great point! Take for instance the Juarez Cartel under Carillo Fuentes, had few turf wars because things were settled via taxation. Bring your dope through my states, but pay up. After he died, there was a huge rift between two factions of the cartel. Those that were loyal to Vicente Carillo stayed and the others became la Gente Nueva, a faction of the Sinaloa Cartel (let's not forget they were all friends). Naturally taxation for use of the routes ceased and guys started to shoot each other in broad daylight. They also lost alot money immediately after 911 due to increased security on the border. AQ is bad for their business and they know that if they go that route, it will heat up the border even more.

1 year, 6 months ago on The other Dirty War: Danzon

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@Coriolanus Interesting that we seem to share upbringing and taste in music.

1 year, 6 months ago on The other Dirty War: Danzon

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@cakeeater It is interesting how immigration has changed, most people in the past came here and settled. Most Mexicans we hear about are here to make money to support their families back home, or to save money to go back and start a business. These are generally low income workers / farm laborers that for the most part cannot afford a visa, so their lives in the US become purely temporary. Most others that do decide to stay, generally get visas or decide to stay because their kids are born here and have very little to go back to.

1 year, 6 months ago on The other Dirty War: Danzon

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The Mexican people are very political in their thoughts. The second band (maldita vecindad) in the thread is a perfect example of this. Maldita wrote songs about surviving everyday life in Mexico with little education and honest low income jobs; without using the drug trade to get across to people. Not every Mexican listens to the narco corrido, as the stereotype goes. Corruption has created a society of distrust and conspiracy theories. The Mexican people know their government is corrupt and normally vote for who they believe will take the least of their money. They believe every Mexican president has become even richer in their six year term, and who can blame them when you have examples like Carlos Salinas de Gortari. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Salinas_de_Gortari#section_5 Gortari's brother is rumored to have received cartel money for his presidential campaign, and allegedly became the link between the cartels and the Mexican government. Molotov "give me da power". is a good example of the mindset most people have in that country.

1 year, 6 months ago on The other Dirty War: Danzon

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Ha! When I was a coastie we had a running joke about the elite Coast Guard Sea Donkeys! We were the Swiss army knife of the mil. One moment you were on a lawn mower, the next you were plucking a guy out of the water! Unlike other services, most coasties maintain their own facilities regardless of rate / mos.

1 year, 6 months ago on Successful HRT Hostage Rescue in Alabama: SOF Breakdown

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The febes get a pretty bad rap from other agencies because they keep to themselves, but in my experience, they have been nothing but professional. Here's an interesting incident HRT was rumored to be involved in back in 05 in Puerto Rico. I can tell you it was very hush until the raid. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filiberto_Ojeda_R%C3%ADos

1 year, 6 months ago on Successful HRT Hostage Rescue in Alabama: SOF Breakdown

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 @Sharon Friedman Agreed good sir.  I also make my tension tools from wiper blades, but like to add a 45 degree twist on the handle, so they have varied tension as you slide your finger up and down.  Only apply as much torque as needed to set the pin.  marks on the finger are a good indicator for too much torque. 

2 years, 3 months ago on The “Sneak and Peek” Kit

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diamond lock pick and tension tool insert would be nice! 

 

2 years, 3 months ago on My New Massif-BW Multi Tool Belt Buckle

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 @BrandonWebb We had a guy in one of our units (FEDERAL LE) that was claiming to be an ex PJ, law enforcement SRT member, and other high speed jobs.  The stupid fuck couldn't even shoot at the range! He was a huge hunk of shit, and got his ass fired.  Guys like that need to be outed and taken care of.  As a Law Enforcement Officer all you have is your trust.  Once you're pegged a liar,  you're done and chances are you will be fired; as you will be useless in court against any decent defense attorney.  Great job fellas! keep  them phonies in check!

2 years, 5 months ago on The Scourge of Navy SEAL Imposters: Part One

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There's some film that you can install on windows called "3M safety and security ultra film", it won't keep the S!#t heads from breaking your window, but will keep it in one piece so that they have to work at it a little harder.  If they want to get in they will, so prepare and figure out what the weakest entry point is and fix it. 

2 years, 6 months ago on Take Charge of Your Security - Part I

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