A private Facebook group frequented by current and former U.S. Border Patrol agents has become a hotbed of controversy after leaked images showed members sharing lewd pictures Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and suggesting a heart-rending photo of a drowned migrant and his toddler daughter was staged.
Screen captures of some postings include a Photoshopped image depicting the New York Democratic socialist congresswoman performing oral sex on a migrant man, and another portraying President Donald Trump forcing her head into his lap for another sex act.
The group, first noted by the center-left news website Pro Publica, has 9,500 members.
In one message thread, a member posted a now-famous Associated Press photograph of Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Angie Valeria, face down in the Rio Grande after drowning during a failed attempt to reach the United States.
‘I HAVE NEVER SEEN FLOATERS LIKE THIS,’ the person wrote, suggesting it could be ‘another edited photo. We’ve all seen the dems and liberal parties do some pretty sick things.’
New York Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez drew vicious attacks in a private Facebook group from current and past U.S. Border Patrol agents who depicted her in sex acts with President Trump and with an arrested migrant man
The nonprofit news service Pro Publica published this image, which it said was posted to the Facebook group and depicted Ocasio-Cortez being forced to engage in oral sex with President Donald Trump
One member of the ‘I am 10-15’ group – it’s named for the radio code used when an illegal immigrant is detained – suggested that a news photograph of a man and his toddler daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande was staged
But most of the outrage Monday from news of the secret Facebook page focused on Ocasio-Cortez, who planned to visit a border shelter Monday afternoon near El Paso along with Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar, a fellow congressional freshman.
‘Let’s start a go fund me for one CTX agent brave enough to thrown a 10-15 burrito at one of these b***hes,’ one member wrote. ‘Who ever does it takes the pot of $$.’
’10-15′ is the law enforcement radio code that refers to the apprehension of an illegal immigrant. The Facebook group is called ‘I’m 10-15.’
Another group member, who Pro Publica reported was ‘apparently a patrol supervisor,’ wrote, ‘F**k the hoes.’
A third wrote: ‘There should be no photo ops for these scum buckets.’
When Ocasio-Cortez and Texas Rep. Veronica Escobar announced a visit to a border station near El Paso, a group member proposed a bounty collected on GoFundMe for any agent willing to throw a burrito at them
The ’10-15′ group is described as a home for U.S. Border Patrol (BP) and Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents
Ocasio-Cortez, a far-left lightning rod, angered Border Patrol agents last week by comparing their lockups to Nazi concentration camps.
The computer illustration of Ocasio-Cortez fellating a migrant man was captioned: ‘Lucky Illegal Immigrant Glory Hole Special Starring AOC.’
The second image, which portrayed Trump forcing her to perform a sex act on him, was posted along a comment that read: ‘That’s right b***hes. The masses have spoken and today democracy won. I have returned. To everyone who knows the real me and had my back I say thank you. To everyone else? This is what I have to say.’
The New York lawmaker, 29, responded on Twitter.
Ocasio-Cortez erupted with anger after seeing herself made the butt of lewd jokes by the border agents she was traveling to oversee
‘This isn’t about “a few bad eggs.” This is a violent culture,’ she said, insisting that she would still visit the border patrol station Monday afternoon.
‘They’re threatening violence on members of Congress. How do you think they’re treating caged children+families?’ she wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez said in a separate tweet that the reported 9.500 members of the ‘racist & sexually violent’ Facebook group represented ‘almost half’ of the Customs & Border Protection agents in the United States.
Pro Publica reported, however, that the group was also open to former agents. It’s unknown how large that group might be.