"I want you to know beyond the shadow of a doubt that during my term as President, justice will be pursued fairly, fully, and impartially, no matter who is involved. This office is a sacred trust and I am determined to be worthy of that trust." -- Richard Nixon, First Watergate Speech, 30 April 1973
"He put service before self, which is a mark of heroism. We resolve, I resolve, to pursue swift justice for those responsible for his death." -- Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano at Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's memorial service, 22 December 2010.
Well, Senator, I guess we care about this much about getting to the bottom of Brian Terry's murder.
- The FBI is now defending its decision not to reveal information to the public regarding the murder investigation of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.
Normally, law enforcement releases information that involves the killing of an officer. But in Terry's case, the FBI has remained silent and will not say why it has yet to charge the suspects with Terry's murder.
When Agent Terry was shot to death the night of December 14th in Peck Canyon, the FBI chose to release only certain information, and not much at that. Nine On Your Side learned Agent Terry was fatally wounded taking part in an operation targeting border bandits. The FBI also revealed it had arrested four suspects caught near the shooting scene. But the FBI would not release the names of the people in custody.
Seventeen days later, KGUN9 reporter Steve Nuñez called the FBI again. This time the FBI did talk, but only to defend its policy of maintaining its secrecy.
And that story ran on the 31st of December last year! Here's a calendar so you can keep track of Janet Napolitano's definition of "swift."