Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie was killed by friendly fire – ABC news and other media report Mexican troops arrest 2 in killing of U.S. border agent on wednesday. Does anyone see the problem here?
President Barack Obama vowed the killers will be caught. ABC news reports later that day two suspects were arrested. Actually ABC news just repeated what “Unnamed Army Man” told them. ( Remember how the Media repeated Government lies about Pat Tillman ? And Weapons of Mass Destruction?)
Was Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie not a game player in corrupt border patrol deals with drug smugglers?
Was the weapon that fired the killing shot, a weapon from the Fast and Furious gun give away from the Feds? If so, what was the border patrol doing with them?
Did President Obama pressure DOJ to get this off the front pages, for political reasons?
Does ABC news just make shit up? Most reporting from Main Stream Media is really not reporting. It’s repeating. Since the 80’s Corporate Media almost across the board have stopped any investigative reporting. This is what you get.
By Brady McCombs, Arizona Daily Star – Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie was killed by friendly fire, federal investigators confirmed today.
“While it is important to emphasize that the FBI’s investigation is actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents,” the FBI said in a short news statement released Friday afternoon.
“The FBI is utilizing all necessary investigative, forensic, and analytical resources in the course of this investigation.”
Word that investigators were looking into whether friendly fire caused the Ivie’s death started to spread Thursday. By early Friday, some news organizations were reporting that the FBI would confirm the speculation.
The Cochise County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that it is continuing to work with the FBI on the investigation. It said based on the work by the federal agency “We are faced with the reality that this event was a tragedy for the United States Border Patrol and all law enforcement agencies nationwide.
The statement by sheriff’s spokeswoman Carol Capas continued, “The FBI completed the ballistic testing and came to the indisputable conclusion that this was an instance of ‘Friendly Fire.’ ”
Cochise Sheriff’s Chief Rod Rothrock said in the news release, “This event is tragic and the conclusions of the investigation, make it no less so.”
Border Patrol officials held a brief news conference Friday evening to make a statement. Read more…