120 of them are from a special tactical border patrol unit and have zero experience quelling violence, their specialty is being violent. Fine when they are performing drug raids with probable cartel connections, not so much dealing with civilians. Even in Portland, the vast majority of protestors are peaceful, not to suggest there isn’t serious violence there. Basically, they are the Navy SEALS of the border patrol and should not have ever been there.
The specially trained officers are the “biggest guys, like the jocks in a football team,” Budd told The Guardian. “They live in tight groups like the Navy Seals, spending their time in military-style training,” she said.
Budd added: “They don’t exist within the realm of civilian law enforcement. They view people they encounter in the military sense as enemy combatants, meaning they have virtually no rights.”