NBC Evening News for Thursday, Oct 11, 2012
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(Bisbee, Arizona: Mark Potter) Concern that President Obama’s administration is downplaying the drug-related violence along the border with Mexico examined; scenes shown of smugglers carrying bales of marijuana, holes in the border fence; photos shown of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and rancher Robert Krentz, who were murdered 2 years ago. [Arizona rancher John LADD– says our government doesn’t want to admit we’ve been invaded.] [Cochise County acting Sheriff Rodney ROTHROCK- says we’ve got chunks of this country we’ve ceded control to armed foreign thugs.] [Former DEA supervisor Anthony COULSON- says government officials don’t want this story to be told because it’s not convenient for a political election.] [NBC News analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY- says the Customs and Border Protection people are being told to not support the message that the border is increasingly lawless.] [Customs and Border Protection commissioner David AGUILAR- says there is no way we would downplay the reality.]
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