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who can we really trust? a decorated federal immigrations officer has been arrested on drug distribution charges.

if we can't trust our law enforcement agents, who can we trust?

WASHINGTON – Government officials say a decorated federal immigrations officer has been arrested on drug distribution charges.

The officials tell The Associated Press that Special Agent Kevin Merkel is accused in a secret indictment of possession and intent to distribute crystal methamphetamine. They spoke on condition of anonymity because charges have not been unsealed. It is not clear if Merkel has been cooperating with authorities since his arrest.

Merkel is a veteran officer who won the Attorney General's Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement — one of the highest honors bestowed on law enforcement personnel.


Asked by Anonymous at 3:11 AM on Nov. 20, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

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  • i ditto the annoy ... i lived in choctaw oklahoma and more than once i remember hearing on the news how air force gusy like older ones were arrested for stuff like that i even remember one that said he was "giveing her a ride home" but he was parked out at lake thunderbird with a 15 year old and he was in his 40s as sad as it is to say it happens and there was no reason to attack her like that i can see why she didnt want to post her pic ieman you even attacked her and it is a true statment

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 3:24 AM on Nov. 20, 2008


    Answer by MammaMia72 at 3:11 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • He was arrested by the FBI on Oct. 29 in the Washington, D.C. area. Immigration and Customs Enforcement declined to comment Wednesday, as did an FBI spokesman. ICE's Office of Professional Responsibility and the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general were part of the probe.

    A Department of Justice Web site details a July 2000 ceremony in which Merkel was one of five officials honored with the attorney general's award for launching a "breakthrough" undercover operation into an illegal immigrant smuggling ring.

    In recent years, Merkel has worked on a major homeland security initiative called Secure Communities, working with local law enforcement agencies to deport illegal aliens in police custody.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • there is always a bad apple so to say i mean do you know how many military men raped children from my home town ? but i dont say all are bad ..

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:14 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • I see you can't even post your name while accusing the military of raping children. What a coward you are!

    Answer by Scorpio359 at 3:18 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • it aint just accuseing in oklahoma ove rhte past 3 years wheni was in high school 6 military men were arrested and charge with rape of minors ... and i didnt want emails from B****s liek you .. my husband in marines and my whoel family is miltary its was just may damn point!

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:19 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • && as for the OP i think it is sad when we cant trust anyone almost makes me scared to tell my son its ok you can trust them they are cops or anything its a sad scarey world we live in now its really sad how things are working out .. i hope for a real change in things soon

    Answer by iloveyall2008 at 3:27 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Trust?! What is it?! We will argue a point online with faces we never meet, we don't help if someone is involved in domestic violence or child abuse, and we can't/don't trust the politicians. Drug dealing and prostitution are the leading employment/occupations. What is trust and where do we find it? In the church? Oh...priests and little boys and ministers that abuse...School...teacher preggo by student...and don't attack anonom because she pointed out that the military...OMG!!! What are we to do?

    Answer by QueenAdeela at 6:18 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • there are bad apples in every profession. I think teh majority of law enforcement and military are awesome.

    Answer by ny.chica at 8:15 AM on Nov. 20, 2008

  • Some cops are just as dirty as the criminal's they chase... Around here, they will illeagally search you and if they find anything they will take it and let you go and keep it for themseleves... my younger brother who is 16 got caught with some weed on him... they never arrested him or nothing just took it and let him go... never even contacted a parent/guardian... always happens around here

    and as for the military thing... thats sad thats happening and disrespectful that u just say military my husband serves and i know TONS of mil. people NONE WOULD EVER DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT! but if ur 15 yr old daughter is getting into a car with a grown man then you messed up somewhere as a parent...they should know not to do things like that and how dangerous it is... my parents were never around (never met dad) mom just didnt care...and i still knew what was safe and what was not!!!

    Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 9:40 AM on Nov. 20, 2008