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Border Patrol sees spike in suicides

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posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 01:25 PM
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Border Patrol sees spike in suicides




After a bad day on the job as a Border Patrol agent, Eddie DeLaCruz went home and began discussing with his wife how to celebrate her upcoming birthday. Then he casually pressed his government-issued handgun under his chin and pulled the trigger.

After nearly four years without a single suicide in their ranks, border agents are killing themselves in greater numbers. Records obtained by The Associated Press show that at least 15 agents have taken their own lives since February 2008 — the largest spike in suicides the agency has seen in at least 20 years.


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[edit on 16-8-2010 by boondock-saint]




posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 01:27 PM
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though the article does not state what the cause
of the suicides are. I will not believe that it has
nothing to do with Obama's lack of support
for border enforcement and also for giving
the illegals amnesty. Why do they risk their lives
stopping these illegals if Obama just grants them
citizenship? Kinda waste of time is it not?



posted on Aug, 16 2010 @ 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
though the article does not state what the cause
of the suicides are. I will not believe that it has
nothing to do with Obama's lack of support
for border enforcement and also for giving
the illegals amnesty. Why do they risk their lives
stopping these illegals if Obama just grants them
citizenship? Kinda waste of time is it not?


I understand that it might be a real struggle to actually read a source article before hitting "send" but if you had you might have seen that it could not have possibly been anything to do with Obama when the suicide spike began, which was a freaking year before he took office. So what now?? They knew what the result of the election was going to be and just couldn't take it? Is that it, Mr. psychological expert?



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:08 AM
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But the article did state
that there have been the most suicides since 2008 than
in the past 20 years so that
does include Obama

since he was president for 2 of those 3 years



[edit on 17-8-2010 by boondock-saint]



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 01:13 AM
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shall I also post statistics for military suicides
while Obama was in office as well to make my point??



posted on Aug, 17 2010 @ 07:49 AM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
reply to post by 4nsicphd
 

But the article did state
that there have been the most suicides since 2008 than
in the past 20 years so that
does include Obama

since he was president for 2 of those 3 years



[edit on 17-8-2010 by boondock-saint]


And that means that every one of those suicides fell within the period from 2000 to the present. Guess who was president most of that time. Learn the difference between correlation and causation.



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