Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Corruption On The Boarder
The corrupt ties between drug, gun and people smugglers and government officials on the Mexican side of the border has been widely reported of late as rival gangs murderously fight over turf and the federales clamp down. Now the NY Times reports that such ties exist as well on this side of the border -- between the smugglers and personnel of Custom and Border Protection of Homeland Security. It comes as the Border Patrol is stepped up recruitment. Corruption along the border is not entirely new, but it has been growing in frequency and scope over the last few years.