By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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A group of House Democrats is calling on the State and Justice Departments to investigate the possible involvement of Drug Enforcement Administration agents in the murder last May of four villagers in Honduras.
A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent shot and killed a suspected drug trafficker during a raid near a tiny Honduran town, U.S. officials said Sunday.
The gunfire from a U.S.-backed Honduran anti-drug mission that appears to have targeted civilians by mistake wasn't the only terror that night more than a week ago, villagers say. They describe heavily armed commandos storming into homes and manhandling residents, and they think American agents joined in.
People in Honduras' predominantly Indian Mosquito coast region burned down government offices and demanded that U.S. drug agents leave the area, reacting angrily to an anti-drug operation in which they say police gunfire killed four innocent people, including two pregnant women.
In a statement last month, DEA spokeswoman Dawn Dearden told The Times that the investigation conducted by Honduran authorities "concluded that DEA agents did not fire a single round" and that "the conduct of DEA personnel was consistent with current DEA protocols, policies and procedures."
DEA spokeswoman Dawn Dearden said it is the first time a DEA agent has killed someone during an operation since the agency began deploying specially trained agents to accompany local law enforcement personnel on drug raids in Latin America several years ago.