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Tue Jun 22, 2021, 11:03 PM

Critics call for transparency in Nebraska state troopers' border deployment

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Sara Gentzler

About 25 Nebraska state troopers will deploy this week and start work in Texas on June 28, according to the State Patrol, in response to a request for assistance at the U.S.-Mexico border. Critics who consider the deployment political want more transparency about costs and what the troopers will be doing.

Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Saturday that the state would send troopers to Texas “in response to a request for support in managing the ongoing crisis in communities” along the border.

In a press release, the governor referenced “the disastrous policies of the Biden-Harris Administration” as creating “an immigration crisis on the border.” Ricketts on Tuesday told The World-Herald that “Biden has taken many actions that have weakened enforcement of immigration policies, leading to a significant reduction in enforcement actions.” He noted that arrests decreased by more than 60% in February compared with the last three full months of the Trump administration.

“President Trump was addressing an ongoing crisis on the border, and dramatically reduced illegal border crossings, while President Biden reignited the crisis,” Ricketts said.

Read more: https://omaha.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/critics-call-for-transparency-in-nebraska-state-troopers-border-deployment/article_2a4a63b8-d372-11eb-b796-dfe09a78a7fa.html

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Omaha Steve Jun 22 OP
Karadeniz Jun 23 #1
Grins Jun 23 #2
mpcamb Jun 23 #3
stopdiggin Jun 23 #4
OldBaldy1701E Jun 23 #5
Wuddles440 Jun 23 #6
OldBaldy1701E Jun 24 #7
TheFarseer Jun 24 #8

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 12:11 AM

1. Trump addressed the border crisis by making it worse.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 01:02 AM

2. Hey!! Huskers!!!!

1.
When you call 911 and the response is delayed by 30 or more minutes for lack of responders, will you be OK with that?
2.
Re: your answer to #1: For how long?
3.
Are you OK with paying the salaries, per diem, lodging, vehicle fuel and maintenance - and WHOPPING overtime - for services not in Nebraska?
4.
Re: your answer to #3: For how long will you be OK with that?
5.
In the end, what do you think 25 corn-fed Huskers spread over hundreds of miles will accomplish? (Assuming 2 officers per vehicle, what can officers in 12 cars accomplish over that distance? And remember, they have to eat and sleep so their real effectiveness may be that of eight 2-man cars. Eight!)
6.
Assume you are von Clausewitz;
(a) what is the objective,
(b) define victory (what is winning, and what have you won if you do?)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 07:31 AM

3. Critic's first question: What's it gonna cost, Pete??

Start there.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 07:56 AM

4. taking individuals with expertise and training in a significant area

and placing them in a position where they completely unfamiliar and untrained (systems, procedure, legal, terrain ...) and are essentially no more than warm bodies.

You could have essentially sent them 25 Starbucks employees, or bus drivers. Same level of assistance.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 07:56 AM

5. The first step towards another insurrection?

States colluding to operate in opposition to the Federal government? Sure looks like it to me! I hope the Biden team is watching this one closely!

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Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 23, 2021, 09:27 AM

6. Agree...

but unfortunately I'm beginning to sense a 'deer in the headlights' type of reaction. Hope I'm proven wrong though.

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Response to Wuddles440 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 07:50 AM

7. Me too. (n/t)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Jun 24, 2021, 10:36 AM

8. Pete is a master

At wasting small sums of money showboating how conservative he is.

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