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United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie was shot and killed on Monday and a second agent was wounded. Governor Jan Brewer politicized the tragedy and used it as an excuse to attack President Obama and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano on border security. Today it has been revealed that it was an accidental shooting that involved only the two men who were shot.

"While it is important to emphasize that the FBI's investigation is actively continuing, there are strong preliminary indications that the death of United States Border Patrol Agent Nicholas J. Ivie and the injury to a second agent was the result of an accidental shooting incident involving only the agents," said James L. Turgal Jr., FBI spokesman, in a statement to NBC News. "At the appropriate time further information will be provided, but while the investigation continues it would be inappropriate to comment any further at this time."
Will Jan Brewer apologize to Ivie's family for using his death as a platform for her own agenda?

The answer is, apparently, no:

After a meeting of border governors Friday in Albuquerque, N.M., Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer stood by the criticism she leveled earlier this week in response to the shooting in which she said a political stalemate and the federal government's failures have left the border unsecured and Border Patrol agents in harm's way.

Originally posted to Posh (and not so Posh) Thoughts on Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 04:46 PM PDT.

Also republished by Baja Arizona Kossacks and Headwaters.

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