Border patrolman charged with assault...

Border patrolman charged with assaulting girlfriend

There are 41 comments on the Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal story from Aug 19, 2013, titled Border patrolman charged with assaulting girlfriend. In it, Ogdensburg Courier-Observer/Journal reports that:

A United States Customs and Border Protection agent was thrown in jail after an alleged drunken domestic dispute with his live-in girlfriend Sunday.

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shocking

Bedford, MA

#1 Aug 19, 2013
Amazing the paper got it wrong again. This guy is a Customs Officer, not a Border Patrol Agent. If you are going to report a story make it accurate.
oops

Massena, NY

#2 Aug 19, 2013
shocking wrote:
Amazing the paper got it wrong again. This guy is a Customs Officer, not a Border Patrol Agent. If you are going to report a story make it accurate.
OOps
Correction

Auburn, NY

#4 Aug 20, 2013
The article accurately states that he is a "customs and border protection agent", not to be confused with a border patrol agent.
shocking

New York, NY

#5 Aug 20, 2013
I was more referring to the heading off the article.

However, the title they gave him is not accurate either. He is a Customs and Border Protection OFFICER, not agent ( there is no such thing as a Customs and Border Protection agent) This is beginning to become way too routine for these local papers. If they are going to report the news, report it accurately. Learn the titles of those you are reporting on, law enforcement or otherwise, and report it correctly. By not doing so, you could actually cause a negative impact to people and/or businesses.
shocking

New York, NY

#6 Aug 20, 2013
For example if I report in the paper that an employee was fired at Jrecks for spitting in the food when in fact it was at Subway and discussed it because I said well they both make subs, that would cause a serious issue. I know its not a big deal they got his title incorrect, but its about reporting the correct facts, something that seems to not matter locally.
ao then

Auburn, NY

#7 Aug 20, 2013
any more particulars about the incident?
Shocked

Auburn, NY

#8 Aug 20, 2013
shocking wrote:
Amazing the paper got it wrong again. This guy is a Customs Officer, not a Border Patrol Agent. If you are going to report a story make it accurate.
what is shocking is the assault on his girlfriend. What his title is not the issue. He is a Federal employee. Conduct?
shocking

New York, NY

#9 Aug 20, 2013
I agree 100%, my only issue is if they are going to report it, report it accurately. I think he deserves the strictest punishment and I hope the woman recovers quickly.
Amish Saul

New York, NY

#10 Aug 20, 2013
Why are there so many violent mentally unstable meatheads in law enforcement and Federal agencies like TSA, BP, and customs?

Code of Silence

Massena, NY

#11 Aug 20, 2013
she was asking for it
Appointed Official

Massena, NY

#12 Aug 20, 2013
shocking wrote:
For example if I report in the paper that an employee was fired at Jrecks for spitting in the food when in fact it was at Subway and discussed it because I said well they both make subs, that would cause a serious issue. I know its not a big deal they got his title incorrect, but its about reporting the correct facts, something that seems to not matter locally.
Good job fellow appointed official. Let's divert the attention from the overall misfortune of one in our ranks to mundane issues of identification. You will get a nice quarterly performance review bonus for sticking up for the beleaguered federal employee. I see that you following our training quite well. Keep up the great work. This story will quickly go away, given the short attention span of the tax paying public. You have successfully circled the wagons.
Hmmmm

New York, NY

#13 Aug 20, 2013
Awesome how you use one douchebag to categorize an entire career. Makes me question your mental capacity....
abuse stats

Massena, NY

#14 Aug 20, 2013
Info regarding domestic abuse in police families

•Domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more common in police families than in the general population. In two separate studies, 40% of police officers self-report that they have used violence against their domestic partners within the last year. In the general population, it's estimated that domestic violence occurs in about 10% of families.
• In a nationwide survey of 123 police departments, 45% had no specific policy for dealing with officer-involved domestic violence.
• In that same survey, the most common discipline imposed for a sustained allegation of domestic violence was counseling. Only 19% of departments indicated that officers would be terminated after a second sustained allegation of domestic violence.
• In San Diego, a national model in domestic violence prosecution, the City Attorney typically prosecutes 92% of referred domestic violence cases, but only 42% of cases where the batterer is a cop.

Special Problems for Victims
•Her batterer always has a gun (often many guns and other weapons) and is trained to use it.
• He knows how to inflict pain and leave no marks or bruises.
• He's trained to intimidate by his presence alone, and to use his body as a weapon.
• He lets her know he has the power to harm or kill her and get away with it, or have others do it for him.
• How can she call the police? He is the police!
• He tells her that if she does call police, the officers (his colleagues and friends) will believe him and not her ... and he's right.
• He often threatens that if she reports to police he'll lose his job, and if that happens, she's dead.
• He has access to surveillance tools like phone taps, police scanners, vehicle tracking devices, and audio and video recording equipment to stalk or monitor the victim's activities.
• The batterer or his fellow officers will often "patrol" the victim's house, work place, children's school or daycare center.
• Friends, family and service providers are afraid of the batterer and thus afraid to get involved.
• Domestic violence advocates may share her information with the police.(Other than Purple Berets and Women's Justice Center, all domestic violence advocates in Sonoma County work for either the police or district attorney's office.)
• He knows the location of battered women's shelters.
• He knows the court system, often testifies in court, and knows district attorneys, judges and bailiffs personally.
• Jurors assume police officers would not lie in court.

If Your Batterer is a Cop

Even more than other battered women, when you decide to leave or prosecute you need to move strategically and get good advice from the outset.
• Find an advocate who is independent from police agencies and experienced in working with police officer violence.

• Make a comprehensive safety plan: put money aside he doesn't know about, identify where you can flee with your children, etc. Domestic violence shelters can help you with this anonymously.
• While the tendency is to take "baby steps" so as not to enrage him, once you make your move, the more power you can muster, the more likely you can stand up to the power you'll be up against. Report to police or district attorney, get a restraining order and report to his police agency all at once.
• If police and DAs are unresponsive, go to the press.
• Contact Purple Berets for "Police Domestic Violence: A Handbook for Victims."

http://www.purpleberets.org/violence_police_f...

too many meatheads they need to be eradicated from the ranks.
dont date a cop

Massena, NY

#15 Aug 20, 2013
Individuals who are the victims of domestic violence at the hands of police officer-batterers are often in a unique and particularly vulnerable situation. Unlike most victims of domestic violence, where the success of protective efforts depends on the cooperation of law enforcement, those subject to abuse from a member of the law enforcement community may, for a variety of reasons, be unable to secure the assistance they seek. And, studies indicate that police families are 2-4 times more likely than the general population to experience domestic violence, making the potential for disparities in protective success particularly troubling. From Police Family Violence Fact Sheet, National Center for Women & Policing.

http://www.stopvaw.org/officer-involved_domes...
Brian Lewis

Massena, NY

#16 Aug 20, 2013
The paper has it all wrong!!! She burnt dinner
Code of Silence

Massena, NY

#17 Aug 20, 2013
next time the dishes better be done!!!!
shocking

New York, NY

#18 Aug 20, 2013
Appointed Official wrote:
<quoted text>
Good job fellow appointed official. Let's divert the attention from the overall misfortune of one in our ranks to mundane issues of identification. You will get a nice quarterly performance review bonus for sticking up for the beleaguered federal employee. I see that you following our training quite well. Keep up the great work. This story will quickly go away, given the short attention span of the tax paying public. You have successfully circled the wagons.
If pointing out an error in the "facts" of the article diverted your attention of the seriousness of the act than you might want to seek professional help.

HEY LOOK A SQUIRREL!!
duh

Syracuse, NY

#19 Aug 20, 2013
If convicted, he will lose his job. He will not have carry privilege.
jreck sub employee fired

Massena, NY

#20 Aug 20, 2013
shocking wrote:
For example if I report in the paper that an employee was fired at Jrecks for spitting in the food when in fact it was at Subway and discussed it because I said well they both make subs, that would cause a serious issue. I know its not a big deal they got his title incorrect, but its about reporting the correct facts, something that seems to not matter locally.
The employee at jrecks was fired for stealing money and food supplies NOT for spitting in the food,tho personally I wouldn't put it past her

Since: Nov 10

Utica, NY

#21 Aug 21, 2013
jreck sub employee fired wrote:
<quoted text> The employee at jrecks was fired for stealing money and food supplies NOT for spitting in the food,tho personally I wouldn't put it past her
That whooshing sound was the point rushing past you.

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