Mary Lou Byrd
Washington Free Beacon
Sept. 27, 2013
The border patrol union is condemning the decision announced yesterday by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) that video cameras will be tested to monitor agents to curb the use of excessive force.
“This is a knee-jerk reaction by CBP that will result in agents hesitating to use force to defend themselves, resulting in more injured and murdered agents,” Shawn Moran, vice president of the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC), said in a press statement. “It’s wrong to place these men and women in even greater danger than they’re already in to placate the demands of a few fringe organizations.”
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recommended the camera use.