Obama Administration Used Tear Gas, Pepper Spray at Border Dozens of Times, CBP Data Shows

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Where was all the breathless reporting from the MSM? Where were the Dims. Where were the PH regressives.


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However, the data also showed that the substance was deployed nearly the same number of times in fiscal years 2012 and 2013 under former President Barack Obama, with CBP using the substance 26 times in fiscal year 2012 and 27 times in fiscal year 2013.

CBP's use of tear gas appeared to decline in the following years, with 15 uses in fiscal year 2014, eight in fiscal year 2015 and even fewer in fiscal year 2016, with three recorded instances.

As Trump took office, the numbers began to rise again in fiscal year 2017, climbing to 18 deployments of tear gas, before reaching fiscal year 2018's record high of 29 uses.

CBP also noted in its statement that in addition to using tear gas, the agency also "regularly uses" Pava Capsaicin, or pepper spray.

In terms of pepper spray use, deployments appeared to soar under the Obama administration, with CBP personnel using the substance 95 times in fiscal year 2012, a number that climbed to 151 in 2013, before dropping to 109 in fiscal year 2014.


Obama Administration used tear gas, pepper spray at border dozens of times, CBP data shows
 
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Glad to see you admit that Obama did a much better job of border control than the Orange Shitgibbon.
 
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Glad to see you admit that Obama did a much better job of border control than the Orange Shitgibbon.
You think the talking point of "Trump using pepper spray" against border crossers is about to go away?
Yeah, it is, and this is why.
Nice job pretending not to get it.
 
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Republicans had two years to come up with an immigration bill, they sucked donkey dick and did nothing...and here we are...