WHAT: The Border Patrol faces increasing criticism for its alleged policy of ordering frontline agents to fire beanbags at suspects before responding with deadly force — even against those armed with AK-47s.
WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: Agent Brian Terry was killed in a Dec. 14 shootout north of Nogales. Newly released court documents reveal his unit shot beanbags to stop a group of five illegals, who fired back with automatic weapons.
WHAT’S BEING DONE: The FBI is investigating the incident that left Terry dead. Border Patrol officials have pledged to cooperate with the investigation.