Thursday, December 13, 2012
Border Patrols agents will no longer be allowed to translate for cops at motorist stops.
[Why are federal agents like Border Patrol even doing that 100 miles from the Canadian border? To save the Spokane Police Department time and money, of course.]
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has announced it will stop letting its officers serve as translators for local law enforcement. At least one federal office has called the practice discriminatory, since it has been used against motorists of Hispanic descent, which has sparked official complaints to the U.S. government.
No word yet on when the Border Patrol will quit scanning and responding — without being asked — to police calls in Spokane.
City Hall Eyeball persists.