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Border Patrol Agent Charged with Assaulting Detained 14-Year-Old Boy

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent has been charged with assaulting a 14-year-old immigrant for having a cellphone in detention, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Aldo Francisco Arteaga of Tucson was arrested Thursday on felony charges of assaulting a minor.

CBP officials said Arteaga surrendered Thursday after Jan. 3o video showed him assaulting the boy.

“The officer … sees the juvenile with a phone, a prohibited item, takes the phone from the juvenile and proceeds to punch him in the stomach,” Silva told the Los Angeles Times.

Arteaga couldn’t be reached for comment.

Two Honduran Nationals Face Federal Charges for Allegedly Assaulting Border Patrol Officer

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Two Honduran nationals are accused of violently assaulting a Border Patrol officer near the Rio Grande City in Texas, the Brownsville Heralds reports.

Marco Tulio Avelar-Gomez, 45, and Nelson Dionosio Chavarria-Ramos, 25, face federal charges after the alleged assault.

The Border Patrol agent, whose identity is not being released, approached the men when Chavarria-Ramos punched the agent several times in the face while Avelar-Gomez held the agent down.

The men were spotted and arrested.

Border Patrol is reporting a rise in the number of violent crimes because of an influx of immigrants.

FBI Agent Who Combats Child Porn Charged with Assaulting Teen at Missouri Home

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

An FBI agent who works on a task force to combat child porn in Missouri has been charged with assault for allegedly choking a 13-year-old boy until he became unconscious, the Riverfront Times reports.

Special Agent Scott Armstrong, 37, is due back in court Tuesday after pleading not guilty to misdemeanor third-degree assault charges.

Armstrong works with the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force to combat child porn.

It’s unclear why the child was at Armstrong’s home, but police said Armstrong strangled  the boy until “temporary unconsciousness.”

In his probable cause statement, Armstrong admitted to “placing his arm around” the teen’s neck until he lost consciousness.

Boone County Sheriff Dwayne Carey said the FBI never contacted him about the assault.

“The FBI never did contact me,” Carey said. “I wasn’t happy about that.”

Border Patrol Agent Assaulted by Suspected Illegal Immigrant Carrying 45-Inch Stake

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent pursuing two men suspected of entering the country illegally was assaulted by one of them carrying a 45-inch wooden stake in the San Diego community of Otay Mesa, the U-T San Diego reports.

Agents spotted two men leap out of bushes and run. While one surrendered, the suspect with the wooden stake did not.

As one of the agents caught up with the fleeing suspect, a fight ensued. The man kicked the agent in the face and swung at him with fists.

Other agents caught up with the suspect and arrested him.

Middle School Gang Suspected of Mob Violence in Downtown Louisville Last Month

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Three hours of mob violence in downtown Louisville last month was perpetuated by a gang of middle school students who call themselves “Young ‘N Off that,” or YNO.

Louisville Courier-Journal reports that the students are “armed in a major way” and belong to several different schools after it started at Frost Middle School.

The gang of students showed up to Waterfront Park on March 22 to fight another local gang, Trill Young Savages, or TYS, according to an FBI memo.

“TYS members apparently didn’t show, which is when the ‘mob violence’ ensued,” the agent wrote.

The teens committed at least 20 robberies assaults and acts of vandalism.

Border Patrol Agent Shoots 2 U.S. Citizens After He Is Injured in Attack

Tohono O'odham Indian NationSteve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A Border Patrol agent opened fire, shooting two U.S. citizens, after a truck tried to ram him, KVOA.com reports.

The incident happened shortly after 12:15 a.m. Monday at the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation in Arizona.

According to the agency, the agent was standing near his marked car when the driver of a truck tried to strike him. The agent responded by opening fire, striking two of three people in the truck.

They were tribal members.

The agent, whose name was not released, was injured and taken to a local hospital, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

The FBI is investigating and is pursuing assault charges.

Should Border Patrol Agents Wear Body Cameras? ACLU Says Yes

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

The ACLU is urging CBP to require its agents to wear body cameras to improve accountability and transparency, Valley Central reports.

In the past four years, CBP agents have killed about 19 people.

“We know there is a lack of oversight, accountability and training at the same time and that should be taken care of”, ACLU Advocacy Coordinator Astrid Dominguez said.

The call comes less than a week after a Border Patrol agent killed himself after assaulting three immigrants.

“When this type of incident happened, like everybody just keeps on asking questions,” Dominguez said. “In this case you know the agent is not here anymore, but what about the solutions to avoid or to prevent this type of incidents in the future.”

Ex-Border Patrol Agent in Texas Charged with Murder in Death of Wife’s Alleged Lover

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A former Border Patrol agent accused of killing a man for allegedly having an affair with his wife has been indicted in the fatal shooting in Texas, the Associated Press reports.

Adam Garibay was lodged in the Medina County Jail on Wednesday on charges of murder, assault and evading arrest. He is being held on a $3.1 million bond.

Garibay quit his job as an agent after his Jan. 2 arrest.

Garibay is accused of beating her wife to identify a man with whom she was having an affair. Garibay then drove 160 miles to shoot Keith Martin, prosecutors allege.