20170420 - Photo Journalist Assaulted by FBI Agents - El Paso, TX
Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right
of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
"Injustice Anywhere Is A Threat To Justice Everywhere" Martin Luther King Jr.
April 20, 2017 - El Paso, Texas
El Paso FBI Agents assault Photo Journalist from News Now Houston:
Keith A. Byers (Field Supervisor) Phone: 210-650-6340 Email: Keith.Byers@ic.fbi.gov
Robert F. Casper Phone: 915-832-5026 Email: Robert.Casper@ic.fbi.gov
Edward Dominguez Phone: 915-832-5122 Email: Edward.Dominguez@ic.fbi.gov
Martha Terrazas Phone: 915-832-5348
Jeff "Doe" (Holding Walkie) Anyone have his last name? Would like to complete this record.
D. Scott Brunner (Present off Camera) Phone: 915-832-5000
FBI Agents are NOT considered Peace Officers in the State of Texas and so had no
authority to order the journalist to do anything, search his person, confiscate
equipment or arrest/detain him because he was on Texas public property. They
did not have any legal authority over him.
When agent Byers deprived the Journalist of his camera and phone, it constituted
an unlawful taking.
When agents Byers and Dominguez touched the Journalist without his consent, each
When agent Byers continued increase pressure on the Journalists arm his intention
was to delibrately cause pain, suffering and perhaps injury to the Jouralist.
Agent Byers words spoken while doing assaulting the Journalist are meaningless in
face of his violating the Journalists constitutional rights and legal protections.
When agents Byers and Dominguez handcuffed the Jouralist they deprived him of his
freedom, illegally placing him in the custody of the Federal Government as they
knew he was on Texas public property and that he had not violated any federal law
which is the only law they have authroity to exercise in the State of Texas.
Each FBI agent that participated, watched and stood by as Federal and Texas laws
were violated are co-conspirators as defined by law.
Full and heavy redress (fines, damages, termination of employment) from the
Federal Government and each conspirator should be persued to the fullest
extent of the law. It is only through such redress that citizens of the United
States can once again place trust in the United States Government to
safegaurd the Constitutional rights of the people.
FBI Broke these laws:
18 U.S. Code Chapter 73: 1512 and 1513
18 U.S. Code Chapter 31
18 U.S. Code Chapter 113
18 U.S. Code Chapter 7: 113
5 U.S. Code 4121
18 U.S. Code 3052
18 U.S. Code Chapter 205: 3102, 3115, 3110, 3114
18 U.S. Code 3285
8 U.S. Code Chapter 3
28 U.S. Code 2680 and 25 CFR 11.404
TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS
ARTICLE V. PRIVILEGES: Rule 501 and Rule 401
14 Amendment, 5th Amendment, 4th Amendment, 1st Amendment
Texas Penal Code 38.02
Texas Penal Code Sec. 42
Texas code: Sec 42 (4), part B, Subsection (a)(4)
Texas code: TITLE 5. CHAPTER 22
Texas Code: Sec. 22.01; Section A parts 1 2 and 3
Texas Penal Code CHAPTER 37
Texas Penal Code Sec. 20
FBI Director James Comey 202-324-3444 or email at James.Comey@ic.fbi.gov
FBI HQ in DC 202-324-3000
DoJ Office of Inspector General DC 202-514-3435
DoJ Civil Rights Div 202-514-3847/4609
As for the charge of disorderly conduct, the Journalist should seek dismissal.
If the Judge will not dimiss, plead not guilty and proceed to trial asking for
trial by jury if allowed for that charge. Given the audio and visual evidence
the defendant can produce, no prosecuting attorney would touch this case. It is
very doubtful that a jury of his peers would vote to find the journalist guilty
given the egregious violations of his consitutional and legal rights. Then there
is the matter of who the complaintant is given that the El Paso police have no
direct knowledge of the journalists conduct prior to their arrival.