December 7, 2017
Texas: Killing of agent Martinez... Ingrahm nails fake CNN News
The Ingrahm Angle - Dec. 6 - Laura Ingrahm: Yesterday we told you about a tragic situation in west Texas with one Border Patrol agent dead and another critically injured. According to Border Patrol union officials, the agents were attacked by rocks --- with illegal aliens throwing them --- but over on CNN, they're introducing other theories // Brandon Judd, president of NBPC: "The highway's shoulder measured 9 feet 2 inches. From the shoulder to the edge of the culvert is another 20 feet 8 inches, according to the NBPC's measurements. Based on those figures, the agents would have to be standing on the pavement and the truck would have had to significantly veer off the interstate to push them into the culvert." Fox News -- December 6, 2017
Border Patrol agent's mysterious death was no accident, union chief says
The National Border Patrol Council blasted a Texas sheriff's claim a border agent's mysterious death last month was caused by a passing tractor trailer --- and the union chief gave Fox News pictures and details from the scene he says proves Rogelio Martinez's death was no accident.
Martinez was found dead of a traumatic head injury in a culvert Nov. 18, lying near another injured agent, who hasn't been identified. Since the incident, few aspects of the case have been released by authorities.
"Nothing makes sense," Brandon Judd, the president of the NBPC, told Fox News.
Culberson County Sheriff Oscar Carillo said the two agents could have sustained their injuries -- which included broken bones ---- when a tractor trailer's mirror sideswiped the agents and pushed them into the culvert, which was about 8 feet 8 inches high, the Dallas Morning News reported. Carillo added there had been several accidents reported on Interstate 10.
“From the beginning we were radioed to assist in the incident as an injury, not an assault," he said. "That's the way it was communicated to us."
Martinez was patrolling the Big Bend Sector near the Texas border with Mexico just after 11 p.m. on Nov. 18 when he and his partner suffered the injuries, FBI El Paso said in a news release. Both agents were rushed to the hospital, where Martinez died.
Judd, however, said the accident theory doesn't add up. He sent agents to the scene where the supposed sideswipe would have occurred and said the evidence isn't there to suggest a traffic accident.
“We sent agents out to the scene where Agent Martinez was found and measured to see how far off the shoulder was to the pavement, then to the grass and culvert,” Judd said.
The highway's shoulder measured 9 feet 2 inches. From the shoulder to the edge of the culvert is another 20 feet 8 inches, according to the NBPC's measurements. Based on those figures, the agents would have to be standing on the pavement and the truck would have had to significantly veer off the interstate to push them into the culvert.
The FBI suspects it was a violent assault. The FBI does not suspect a sideswipe. The FBI does not suspect an accident,” Judd said, citing a Nov. 21 FBI statement.
FBI spokeswoman Jeanette Harper also told Fox News on Wednesday that, though the bureau was looking at all scenarios, its main focus was investigating "an intentional assault on the officers."
"With the leads that come in, [an accident is] one of the many scenarios that we are looking at, but the primary focus of the FBI is an intentional assault on the officer," Harper said. "All the leads and tips that come in, we have to aggressively look at those."