Above the Tearline: U.S. Corruption on the Mexican Border
April 20, 2011 | 1400 GMT
Click on image below to watch video:

Vice President of Intelligence Fred Burton looks at the increase in corrupt U.S. agents working on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Editor’s Note: Transcripts are generated using speech-recognition technology. Therefore, STRATFOR cannot guarantee their complete accuracy.
Last week, Margarita Crispin, a female officer working on the border, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for taking $5 million in bribes for allowing vehicles with marijuana to come through her point of entry. Today we’re going to look at the increase in corruption cases along the U.S. and Mexican border.
In the last five years, nearly 80 U.S. border patrol and customs and border protection officers have been arrested for corruption. The up tick in the arrests along the border are in parallel to the enhanced physical security measures that have been put into place with the laser focus on border security efforts. For example, walls and fences had been built along the border, along with unmanned surveillance vehicles such as drones. On the technology front, very sophisticated license plate readers, which can very quickly identify cartel suspects or stolen automobiles, as well as the enhanced SIGINT capability, which is the intercept of text messages, cellular telephone calls and email between cartel suspects in Mexico and the United States. As a result of the enhanced physical security measures along the border, the cartels are operating as a foreign intelligence agency, utilizing the exploitation of human capital, human assets, people, to provide intelligence to their organizations.
From an exploitation perspective, cartels are utilizing the principle of MICE. The “M” in MICE stands for money, and as we look at the corruption cases on the border, clearly the bulk are as a result of money: paying bribes to law enforcement officers throughout the border. “I” is ideology and we don’t see that being used along the border. “C” is compromise, and we have seen evidence of that surfacing, primarily using sex as a tool to compromise law enforcement officers. “E” is for ego and in that case it is the promotion or looking at individuals that think they deserve a better position and haven’t gotten that inside their police department or government agency, but we haven’t seen a lot of ego being used along the border.
To recap, looking at the acronym of MICE, money and compromise are the primary drivers for the border corruption. The Above the Tearline aspect is there really needs to be an aggressive background investigation process engaged with any law enforcement personnel working the border, with routine and thorough updates. The polygraph can also play an important part here with a line of questioning focusing on finances, extravagant lifestyle, multiple vacations, as well as other kinds of suitability issues that could surface. The use of an updated background investigation process, combined with the polygraph, can be used to help stem the tide of corruption that appears to be increasing along the border
Click for more videos

After reading this article it is clear America need’s bounties on Illegal Aleins.Getting Illegals into the country has become big business the only way to combat this is to make getting them out big business as well. Americans need to be financially rewarded for rating out illegals and should be empowered to enforce our laws on the border even to the point of shooting those who run or resist arrest. Any citizen of the USA who contributes to aiding illegal aliens should lose their citizenship and be deported.


Tags: , , , , , , ,


  1. countryboy Says:

    I agree this is a serious problem and we need more action on the matter like putting the military on the border and deporting all illegals but would not go to the extreame of having citizens empowered to shoot illegals unless they were protecting themselves from the drug cartel on the border and then I say shoot away..even then mistakes will be made..

    • middleclassmessenge1 Says:

      Well said Countryboy I agree with you on that issue as we do not need everyone shooting randomly. Law enforcement and border patrol are the ones that should make these decisions but Obama will not put them on the border.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: