Thursday, June 3, 2010

Fear the Brown People For Nothing

This comes as no surprise.

AP via Huffington Post:

It's one of the safest parts of America, and it's getting safer.

It's the U.S.-Mexico border, and even as politicians say more federal troops are needed to fight rising violence, government data obtained by The Associated Press show it actually isn't so dangerous after all.

The top four big cities in America with the lowest rates of violent crime are all in border states: San Diego, Phoenix, El Paso and Austin, according to a new FBI report. And an in-house Customs and Border Protection report shows that Border Patrol agents face far less danger than street cops in most U.S. cities.

The Customs and Border Protection study, obtained with a Freedom of Information Act request, shows 3 percent of Border Patrol agents and officers were assaulted last year, mostly when assailants threw rocks at them. That compares with 11 percent of police officers and sheriff's deputies assaulted during the same period, usually with guns or knives.

In addition, violent attacks against agents declined in 2009 along most of the border for the first time in seven years. So far this year assaults are slightly up, but data is incomplete.

"The border is safer now than it's ever been," said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman Lloyd Easterling.

We need bazookas! We need drone attacks! Too many brown people! The fact that the administration appeases this kind of paranoia is despicable. Arizona, Gov. Jan Brewer and the rest of America apparently needs to grow up and quit pissing their pants. By the way I saw Bobby Jindal, Marco Rubio and Ricky Martin on the teevee and I want to see their papers! *Headslamondesk

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