Among the revelations discussed by Ramirez is the news that border agents were forced to first use non-lethal weapons against the heavily armed criminals. Citing sources, Ramirez said the orders must have originated with disgraced former Tucson-area Border Patrol boss Victor Manjarrez and his superiors.
“Why would you send them out with non-lethal loads? … Why did we have to lose another agent in the line of duty?” Ramirez wondered.
He also attacked government arrest figures and the notion that the DREAM Act, a bill to allow the children of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, would help tighten border security. “It’s a lie,” Ramirez said. “And sadly, we have lost another agent in the line of duty as a result of these continued lies.”
Another topic mentioned in the video report is the issuance of cards to Border Patrol agents with instructions “to hide,” as Ramirez put it, in the event of an encounter with Mexican military personnel on the U.S. side of the border. “And by the way, one of the allegations in this case — in the murder of agent Terry — is that there were Mexican military personnel among the [attacking] individuals,” Ramirez said.
Anonymous sources inside the Border Patrol also told Ramirez “the word” is that Agent Terry was in pretty bad shape due to his gunshot wounds. However, reports he cited indicated that the alien got the first med-evac out while Agent Terry was moved by vehicle initially to a second location where he was then med-evac'd out, too.
Additionally, those same sources report that top Border Patrol management in Tucson Sector, as well as in Washington, D.C., at headquarters, have issued a gag order on all agents. Ramirez also reported that his sources claim agents will be fired if they are caught talking about the facts surrounding Terry's murder. He says this is a common tactic that has gone on at the Border Patrol under David Aguilar for years, as well as at Customs.
Agents, retired and active duty alike, are very angry about the events surrounding agent Terry’s murder and the alleged coverup. Ramirez said they are providing information to ensure the truth does get out to the American people.
Andy Ramirez is the founder and president of the Law Enforcement Officers Advocates Council, as well as founder and president of Friends of the Border Patrol. Liberty News Network is an affiliated news group of The John Birch Society.
Photo of Agent Brian Terry: AP Images