In what appears to be yet another case of the Mexican Government orchestrating a counterfeit crime against one of their drug smuggling criminals hauling dope into the U.S., Border Patrol Agent Jesus Diaz, a 7-year Border Patrol veteran, was convicted in Federal Court of one count of excessive force (under color of law) and 5 counts of lying to Internal Affairs. He is facing a maximum of 35 years in prison when he is sentenced. Meanwhile, he’s been in jail since the verdict nearly two months ago. He’s in solitary confinement 23 hours per day for his safety. So far, the judge has refused to allow bond while Diaz awaits sentencing. Agent Diaz’ wife is also an agent, Field Operations Supervisor (FOS) Diana Diaz, and she is now speaking out about what she calls a travesty of justice. This case was brought by the infamous U.S. Attorney in West Texas, Johnny Sutton, known for his extremely aggressive and controversial prosecution of Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean back in 2006. Sutton left office in 2009, but his chief deputy took over and prosecuted this case, once again at the demands of the Mexican Government
The United States Border Patrol is a federal law enforcement agency within U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The United States — Mexico border is the international border between the United States and Mexico. The border’s total length is 3,169 km (1,969 miles), according to figures given by the International Boundary and Water Commission. It is the most frequently crossed international border in the world with approximately three hundred fifty million (350,000,000) crossings per year. Their job, the most difficult in the world, has been complicated by undue political pressures from Washington DC and Mexico City.
In the past and as current as a week ago, Mexico has demanded investigations of border incidents that have created a stir among those living along the border. Confused on our immigration policy as it has been dead in the water for over a decade now, citizens are worried about Mexican influence on American law as these laws are being used to prosecute American citizens doing their job to protect and defend those who live in the crime infested borders. Calderon using the effective tools of his political machine has activated all his consulates within the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to use local judicial officials to do their dirty work for them by filing criminal complaints regarding alleged abuses or illegal acts that the American administrations in the justice department appears to be eagerly accepting and processing. Using border patrol agents such as Jesus Diaz as pawns in this political game, he is single handedly destroyed the integrity of the border and all efforts to stop illegal smuggling and trafficking along that invisible line separating domestic and foreign soil.
Mexican President Calderon has clearly demonstrated who is in charge with his frequent outbursts reported in the media in the last several years by who controls the United States and Mexican border. His criticism of our Border Patrol and their activities along the border has been the focus of this foreigner through his impetuous and disgusting accusations that we are a nation of abusers and accuses border patrol agents of irresponsible and illegal acts pointing the finger vigorously while ignoring his own genocide inside his not so perfect country. Eager to show President Obama how to do his job, he has taken a position to mentor our president on foreign policy teaching Mr. Obama how to intervene and control the political actions of a meddler and confuse, deceive and corrupt the very systems that protect our border through internal sabotage that has demoralized our Border Patrol lawmen and women. Our president, focusing on his trials and tribulations in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan has allowed Calderon to run the business of controlling the border on both sides. This has, I am sure put our government squarely in an adversarial role with the vast majority of American Citizens who resent foreign influence on our domestic policies and exposing our border agents to greater threats.
Reuters News reports Mexican citizens are “Frustrated by tighter security on the U.S.-Mexico border, illegal immigrants and drug traffickers regularly pelt U.S. agents with rocks, take shots and even throw gasoline bombs. Border Patrol agents are wary of using their weapons as shootings of illegal immigrants have raised tensions between the United States and Mexico in the past. In June, the fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, provoked anger in Mexico and the Mexican government sent a formal complaint to Washington, demanding answers.” Again, the Mexican president is quite clever as he spends his energy by focusing on the American side of the border and not on what is happening on his side of the border. Perhaps the mass killings in Juarez as well as many other border towns of innocent people don’t require the same vigor and energy to resolve the violence as it is more difficult to get Mexican authorities to do their jobs than American. Finding allies in our government, Calderon has effectively “handcuffed” the border patrol agents from doing their jobs by intimidation and fear tactics that has resulted in our government backing off on policies and focusing on prosecution of border patrol agents who face constant threats of being charged by a foreign country leader of abuse and illegal acts supposedly color of law violations.
Mexicans are sensitive about the border since the U.S. built a 650-mile (1,046-km) border fence to prevent illegal immigration between 2006 and 2010. Many Americans feel equally passionate that Border Patrol agents should be able to defend themselves, especially as raging violence from Mexico’s drug war makes the border a very dangerous place. Up to 500 people die every year crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, according to U.S. immigration experts and the Mexican government, a sharp jump from a decade ago. In the meantime CNN reported in February that “Fifty-three people were killed in a 72-hour span in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, making it one of the deadliest three-day periods in recent memory, state attorney general’s office spokesman Arturo Sandoval told CNN Sunday. Among the dead were four police officers from three different agencies, Sandoval said. The Mexican Drug War is an ongoing armed conflict taking place among rival drug cartels, who fight each other for regional control, and Mexican government forces who seek to combat drug trafficking. Although Mexican drug cartels, or drug trafficking organizations, have existed for a few decades, they have become more powerful since the demise of Colombia’s Cali and MedellÆ’†'” ‘Æ”’n cartels in the 1990s. Mexican drug cartels now dominate the wholesale illicit drug market in the United States. Arrests of key cartel leaders, particularly in the Tijuana and Gulf cartels, have led to increasing drug violence as cartels fight for control of the trafficking routes into the United States. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that the wholesale of illicit drug sale earnings range from $13.6 billion to $48.4 billion annually. Mexican drug traffickers increasingly smuggle money back into Mexico in cars and trucks, likely due to the effectiveness of U.S. efforts at monitoring electronic money transfers.
Grandstanding and making this a spectator’s sport while telling the Mexican citizens that America is abusing them holds no water as he has grossly failed to quell the chaos inside his own country and with appearances of futile efforts to control his own corrupt government, he has chosen to point the finger at the American government and presently through reasons unknown controls the actions of the border patrol agents through indirect efforts to pressure the U.S. Government http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2708532/posts with intimidation tactics that have demoralized many as they are no longer the good guys but in Calderon’s eyes, the bad guys.