John BurnettJohn Burnett is the Southwest Correspondent on the National Desk.
In order to reduce shootings, all Border Patrol agents are now required to train in a simulated environment complete with immigrants threatening rocks. Agent Aaron Sims trains on the simulator at the CBP National Training Center in Harper's Ferry, W.V.
The Justice Department says racketeering convictions have "decapitated" the leadership of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas and "decimated" its ranks. Here, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer announces in 2012 the arrest of dozens of Texas members of the white supremacist organization.
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Realistic-looking wooden pistols carved and painted by an inmate at the Walls Unit prison in Huntsville, Texas, in 1964. They were intended to be used in an escape attempt but were discovered by employees of the prison.
Courtesy of Texas Prison Museum
Lupe Dempsey, a retired federal agent, brings her Glock 9mm with her when she goes down to the Rio Grande. She believes the border is too wide open, evidenced by this unguarded metal walkway across the river in far West Texas.