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Jenn Budd ✊🏻
THREAD: I recently spent some time talking privately with a former Washington DC CBP senior management official. This is what stuck with me: Border Patrol does not believe they are a civilian law enforcement agency. They believe they are kin to the Marine Corps.
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Jenn Budd ✊🏻 Feb 12
Replying to @BuddJenn
2) They do not believe they are accountable to Congress, which is why they have no issues lying to them even while under oath. They believe they are only accountable to the President and even then, only to presidents like Trump.
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Jenn Budd ✊🏻 Feb 12
Replying to @BuddJenn
3) Border Patrol believes it is not required to answer to local police, FBI, CIA or any other law enforcement agency. They claim to be to β€œpremiere” law enforcement agency, superior to all others. They say they will become a β€œnational police force.” To be used by a president
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Jenn Budd ✊🏻 Feb 12
Replying to @BuddJenn
4) to enforce laws even among citizens. They know their forces are larger than is necessary, that is why they created this fake crisis. They know they have more gear than they need, that is why they stress emergency response, so they can get more.
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Jenn Budd ✊🏻 Feb 12
Replying to @BuddJenn
5) And I am telling you, this comes from as high as you can get. This is why they have amassed such a force. Bookmark this.
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Kethry1313 Feb 12
Replying to @BuddJenn
From the stories my mom told me about how different Customs pre-DHS was from CBP, I can totally confirm this. She loved working for Customs but couldn't wait to leave CBP. She only stuck around because she was so close to retirement. She hated what it became.
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Jenn Budd ✊🏻 Feb 12
Replying to @Kethry1313
Yeah I was under INS. 9/11 changed everything
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RR Seattle Feb 12
Assessment of this thread?
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Katiemay Feb 12
Replying to @BuddJenn
I'm curious about the standards CBP uses in it's hiring practices? What does it take to get a job at CBP?
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Jenn Budd ✊🏻 Feb 12
Replying to @Katiemay70
A heartbeat
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