June 13, 2013
A flawed federal law enforcement agency?
The federal government maintains a bewildering number of armed law enforcement agencies, including the 295 armed Social Security special agents, for whom 174,000 .357 Sig 125 grain bonded jacketed hollow point bullets were recently put up for bid. A much larger armed police force consists of about 2000 agents in the State Department's Bureau of Diplomatic Security. According to the New York Post, that police force is seriously compromised because numbers of people with hidden criminal backgrounds have been hired. This makes them unable to participate in criminal prosecutions. S.A. Miller and Geoff Earle report: The State Department has hired an alarming number of law-enforcement agents with criminal or checkered backgrounds because of a flawed hiring process, a stunning memo obtained by The Post reveals. The background problems are severe enough that many of the roughly 2,000 agents in State's Bureau of Diplomatic Security can play only limited roles in agency efforts to...(Read Full Post)