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Gil Kerlikowske

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  • New guidelines issued to Border Patrol on use of deadly force

    New guidelines issued to Border Patrol on use of deadly force
    Homeland Security officials on Friday released revised instructions for when Border Patrol agents can use deadly force, but questions remained over how rigidly the new rules would be enforced by agents in the field. The guidelines are intended to...
  • Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain

    Customs to review how it tracks private planes after pilots complain
     U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing their practice of tracking private planes after receiving complaints from law-abiding pilots who say they were detained and their aircraft searched without adequate justification. The agency&...
  • Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction

    Budgets raided to address border crisis amid Congress' inaction
    Surveillance drones that hunt drug smugglers along the Mexican border could soon be grounded. Installation of pole-top cameras and ground sensors to intercept illegal crossings might be delayed. About $44 million has already been diverted from the...
  • Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk: 'Killing Daddy' and more

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 6 - 12, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- MOVIES The Best Man Holiday Writer-director Malcolm...
  • 57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1

    57,000 migrant children picked up at U.S. border since Oct. 1
    Senior Obama administration officials told Congress on Wednesday that they were struggling to keep up with the growing influx of young migrants from Central America who are illegally crossing the Southwestern border. The number of unaccompanied children...
  • Internal effort announced to investigate Border Patrol abuses

    Internal effort announced to investigate Border Patrol abuses
    In an effort to speed up inquiries into Border Patrol agents, the agency overseeing them will criminally investigate officers suspected of excessive use of force and other abuses, its leader said Thursday as he announced changes to the agency's response...
  • Related story: Border Patrol's use of deadly force criticized in report

    Related story: Border Patrol's use of deadly force criticized in report
    WASHINGTON — Border Patrol agents have deliberately stepped in the path of cars apparently to justify shooting at the drivers and have fired in frustration at people throwing rocks from the Mexican side of the border, according to an independent...
  • OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors

     OxyContin maker closely guards its list of suspect doctors
    Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
  • Uruguay's marijuana experiment

     Uruguay's marijuana experiment
    The United States' take-no-prisoners (or, perhaps more aptly, take-too-many-prisoners) approach to drug control has few fans in Latin America, long the most violent battleground in the U.S. war on drugs. Uruguay, the smallest country in the region, has...
  • Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents

    Mexico confirms confrontation with Border Patrol agents
    WASHINGTON — Two heavily armed, camouflaged Mexican soldiers crossed 50 yards inside Arizona in January and drew their guns against U.S. Border Patrol agents who confronted them in a tense standoff, according to documents obtained by The Times/...
  • Obama's drug czar confirmed as border chief

    WASHINGTON – The Senate confirmed Gil Kerlikowske on Thursday to be the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, allowing the White House "drug czar" to take on his new post overseeing the Border Patrol. Kerlikowske came to the White House as...