This just broke: a secret Facebook group of 9,500 CBP officers discussed making a GoFundMe for officers to harm myself & Rep. Escobar during our visit to CBP facilities & mocked migrant deaths. This isn’t about “a few bad eggs.” This is a violent culture.
EXCLUSIVE: Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants and posted a vulgar illustration depicting engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant
NEW: We got access to a secret, 9,500-member FB group where current and former Border Patrol agents make explicit and derogatory remarks and “jokes” about migrants, female lawmakers and more. hasn't responded to our requests for comment.
A fun thing about America is how our law enforcement and immigration enforcement services are hotbeds of white supremacism and xenophobia.
NEW: We got access to a secret, 9,500-member FB group where current and former Border Patrol agents make explicit and derogatory remarks and “jokes” about migrants, female lawmakers and more. Comments like this one are just scratching the surface.
This is disgusting and disturbing! This is the agency we trust to address the migrant crisis at the border? This only confirms our worst fears. We cannot continue to give blank checks to ICE and CBP.
if you ever wondered what SS officer chat would be like, well
"Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes." Border patrols' vile, shocking posts about and migrants, uncovered by
This behavior is appalling and must be investigated. Those involved must face consequences.
"Another is a photo illustration of a smiling President Donald Trump forcing Ocasio-Cortez’s head toward his crotch. The agent who posted the image commented: 'That’s right bitches. The masses have spoken and today democracy won.’"
A sick law enforcement culture stems not only from unchallenged racism of the employees themselves, but the racism demanded of them daily. If their actual job is to commit bigotry, they’ll probably spend much of their free time justifying it to themselves.
Vulgar, vile, hateful... not a good look for federal law enforcement agents.
"One member encouraged Border Patrol agents to hurl a 'burrito at these bitches.'" ("These bitches" being Reps. Ocasio-Cortez and Escobar.)
border patrol agents have a facebook group where they post racist and sexist memes and joke about migrant children dying
These racist and sexist comments are completely unacceptable. We need answers—and the agents involved must be held accountable.
This is disgusting—those involved should be fired.
Members of a secret Facebook group for Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility and posted a vulgar illustration of Rep. , ProPublica reports.
Congress must hold hearings on these camps. The hearings need to include testimony from the agents and supervisors who posted these vile messages, so the hatred fueling the atrocities can be exposed. Most of all, new laws are needed!
The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”
This culture of dehumanization has been enabled by Trump's anti-immigrant agenda. These agents should be fired.
9,500 current/former Border Patrol agents (20,000 current agents) are members Facebook group with racist posts mocking migrants and graphic images depicting member of Congress being sexually assaulted by President. Border Patrol may well be irredeemable.
It’s not just a few bad apples. “Agents made wisecracks about the death a 16-year-old migrant who died at a Border Patrol station. One posted a GIF of Elmo with the quote, “Oh well.” Another responded with an image & the words “If he dies, he dies.”
CBP is a part of DHS. Here's the really ironic part: when you pass legally through US borders or when you apply for a job with the government, DHS can demand access to your social media accounts. 1/
New: The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.”
These are federal agents — emboldened by Donald Trump’s violent rhetoric — gleefully talking about sexual assaulting members of Congress and celebrating the deaths of migrants.
This is absolutely disgusting!! Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes
Finally, evidence from a Facebook chat group of CBP officials expressing indifference to the death of migrants, and posting derogatory and sexualized messages about members of Congress. The culture of the organization appears deeply broken.
Horrifying from Of 20,000 agents, 9500 are part of a FB group that mocks the deaths of migrant Christians, advocates violence against , & makes sexually explicit jokes about women Why no accountability? Why did allow it?
In August, we got our hands on screenshots like these from a secret FB group for current and former Border Patrol agents. They joked about migrant deaths, and posted racist, explicit and sexist memes about migrants and congresspeople.
3 year old Facebook group 9,500 members including Border Patrol agents If this is what they are saying about immigrants, just imagine what they are doing to them... Very serious question: is it time for massive civil disobedience at detention facilities?
This is gross - the rot is deep. Call your reps. Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes
Inside a 9,500-member secret Facebook group, current and former Border Patrol officers called Latina lawmakers visiting a Texas detention facility "scum buckets" and "hoes." From h/t
One agent joked about hurling a “burrito at these bitches" — & . Another mused if photo of dead migrant & kid face-down in water was faked. "We’ve all seen the dems and liberal parties do some pretty sick things" By
Democrats just voted for $1.3 billion in additional funding for CBP
You're wrong if you think this isn't careening toward genocide. The coldness toward the humanity of migrants doesn't stop with the denial of basic human needs--it extends out to actual violent fantasy.
This is what it looks like when humans stop seeing other humans as human. Vile, terrifying stuff, but important reporting from
Racist and sexist behavior on the part of those who wear a uniform of the United States is completely unacceptable. must investigate and take strong action against those found guilty of this vulgar behavior.
When immigrants are dehumanized from the very top, it shouldn’t be the least bit surprising that they’re treated as sub-human by armed agents on the ground. Prediction: Nothing will happen b/c of this. This the CBP immigration hawks want.
Just the worst of humanity: Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes — ProPublica
If any of the agents in this group are on the job tomorrow, we have simply lost America.
This is sick, and reveals how these atrocities are happening--CBP officers dehumanize migrants, which allow them to feel comfortable torturing them. No one who contributes to this group should retain their job (or pension)
Why are we not naming these monsters?
Take a look... Notice that the group was created during the Obama administration - our country has been commuting egregious violations of human rights at the border for 20 years.
What is wrong with these people?
Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes / This is what we confront.
“Reporting on a secret Facebook group with 9,500 Border Patrol members. They share memes about and joke about kids dying, use racist slurs to refer to...
How far we've fallen. Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes
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CBP agents behaving badly...
Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes — ProPublica
Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes
nearly 10k employees were recently caught sharing sexist and racist memes in a secret facebook group. so this runs deep.