Tag: Border Patrol

ATF Gunwalking Dates From 2006 – Mad Dawgs, Prosecutors and Smugglers

Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton represents the family of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, slain last year in a firefight near Arivaca. He is preparing legal action concerning the incident.

Tim Stellar, of the Arizona Daily Star, interviewed Mr. Charlton concerning the discovery of a Bush era ‘gunwalking’ operation that allowed hundreds of firearms to be smuggled into Mexico.

Major Phoenix ATF Shakeup after ‘Gun Walking’

Top agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosiveshave been replaced in Phoenix, following the ‘Fast and Furious’ and ‘Operation Gunrunner’ capers that helped armed Mexican drug gangs. CBS News reporter Cheryl Attkisson continues to report on the “Fast and Furious” ATF operation, also known as Operation Gunrunner.

Crime in Arizona Decreased During Last Four Years

Crime statistics from the FBI confirm that the drug violence occurring in Sonora is not spilling over into Arizona.

In fact, violent crime rates in Arizona have decreased in the last four years. Violent crime rate per 100,000 people dropped 7 percent from 2007 to 2008 and more than 15 percent from 2008 to 2009, according to the FBI.

Border Patrol Agent Terry Killed by Single Shot After Firing Bean Bags

An FBI report contains new information confirming that Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed by a single shot, with a bullet matching the caliber of an AK-37 rifle.

Agent Terry was a killed in a gun battle last December 14th, in a canyon near Arivaca. He was a member of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) in the Nogales, Arizona area of operations, having served at the Naco Station before joining BORTAC.