David Kermes is a real piece of work.
He first surfaced in the news in the PBS Need to Know documentary Crossing the Line, Part 2, where he was shown destroying humanitarian water supplies that had been left in the desert.
PBS Need to Know also brought to public attention David Kermes racist and since-removed Facebook postings, which have since resulted in an internal affairs investigation:
And as for border patrol agent David Kermes, just last week Need to Know was contacted by customs and border protection’s office of internal affairs, which is now investigating the agent’s conduct.
The department watchdog wanted to know more about agent Kermes’ Facebook page, which we reported had photos of migrants in the desert. These photos include a photo of undocumented immigrants with the caption, “Run, you little bastards,” and cartoons insulting the President of the United States.
David Kermes still has an active Facebook page, where he masquerades as a thinly-veiled American expatriate in Thailand, claiming to:
- Be from Mombassa, Kenya
- Have “studied at Nysmith School in Herndon, Virginia for the gifted” in Herndon, Virginia
- Reside in Bangkok, Thailand
Perhaps overlooked by PBS Need to Know and internal affairs is David Kermes’ profile at Reunion.com, where he brags about how much fun it is to hunt people:
This man carries a gun and a badge?
I wonder if his colleagues on riverine patrol on the Rio Grande earlier this week were also having a lot of fun hunting people?
The Crossing the Line documentaries by PBS Need to Know were previously blogged here (David Kermes is introduced to us in Part 2):
- In case you missed part 2 of the PBS Need to Know documentary “Crossing the Line” … (July 21 2012)
- PBS Documentary on Border Patrol abuse to be broadcast Friday July 20: Crossing the Line, Part 2 (July 19 2012)