Concern over Border Patrol involvement during standoff
April 16, 2014
I live in a small town in northwestern Montana, close to the Canadian border — 7 miles — and I saw a picture in The Daily Interlake of an incident that happened in Havre Monday, April 7, with a picture of a federal Border Patrol officer holding an automatic rifle on a suspected citizen.
Why are there federal police doing local city, county and state police duties? Are the local and state police in fear of harm or that someone may stand up, may not be afraid of them? Are there so many or too many federal police that they have nothing in their own jurisdiction to uphold?
Kind of frightening and alarming that this is happening. Picture proof.
With this much noticeable law enforcement, why is it we are always asked to increase taxes to add additional police? What are our and your local law enforcement really up to?