Murder of Anastacio Hernandez Rojas: Chilling video ‘reveals moment 12 border guards tasered and beat Mexican illegal immigrant to death’

Little piggies rampaging completely out of control …

 

UK Daily Mail: Chilling video ‘reveals moment 12 border guards tasered and beat Mexican illegal immigrant to death’ (20 April 2012)

A video has emerged that appears to show an illegal immigrant from Mexico being beaten and tasered by more than a dozen border patrol agents just hours before his death.

In a new video taken from an overpass the night the attack occurred, [Anastacio Hernandez] Rojas appears to be lying on the ground surrounded by a group of officers. He is apparently struck and tasered repeatedly.

On the second video reportedly taken by the compound, Rojas cannot be seen, yet his screams of ‘Please!’, ‘No!’ and ‘Help!’ can be heard in Spanish as he pleads the officers to stop.

Eyewitness accounts add that Rojas was not fighting back as he was beaten, PBS said. One told Need to Know she felt as if she was watching someone being ‘murdered’.

The death was ruled a ‘homicide’ by the San Diego medical examiner and was investigated by police, yet no border control agents were charged for their part in the incident.

An autopsy report noted Rojas had had a heart attack. The coroner said it was not clear whether it was the result of the taser gun, a heart condition or his use of methamphetamine, found in his blood.

Hispanically Speaking News: Have U.S. Border Agents been Using Excessive Force to Curb Illegal Immigration? New Video Emerges (21 April 2012)

In June of 2010, [Anastacio] Hernandez-Rojas was struck with a baton by one border patrol officer and tased with a stun gun with another, after resisting deportation on the U.S.-Mexico border. He died shortly after the incident.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) insisted that Hernandez-Rojas’ behavior necessitated the use of a baton and stun gun. CBP reports maintained that he became combative and the baton and stun gun were used to subdue the individual and maintain officer safety.

But new footage has prompted some to ask if the federal agents used excessive force.

KGO AM 810: Report: New Video Prompts Questions in Border Patrol Killing

A new video, along with an eyewitness account, has emerged that appears to show the beating and repeated tasering of an illegal immigrant by a group of border patrol agents just hours before the immigrant’s death, according to a report airing Friday night on PBS.

The PBS Need to Know report, which was the result of a joint project with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute and has been reviewed by ABC News, features what PBS calls new video of the May 2010 beating of Anastacio Hernandez Rojas. Rojas, an illegal immigrant, was being transferred back to Mexico when the Customs and Border Protection said he became combative and officers had to use a taser to subdue the individual and maintain officer safety.

But the new video, taken from an overpass, appears to show a group of more than a dozen border patrol agents surrounding Rojas, who is already on the ground, as he is struck repeatedly by some officers and then tasered multiple times. Rojas would later die in a nearby hospital. According to multiple purported eyewitnesses featured in the PBS report, it was clear Rojas was not resisting as he was beaten. In another video that captured the incident, a man identified by PBS as Rojas can be heard screaming for help in Spanish.

San Diego Union-Tribune: Local viewing for documentary on Taser death at border (20 April 2012)

The brutal death of undocumented immigrant Anastasio Hernandez Rojas while in Border Patrol custody in San Diego and new video footage showing him on the ground surrounded by a throng of agents before he was Tased has gone national.

Leave it to the CBP spokeshole to respond with a bunch of self-serving BS about honor and integrity and distinction when the subject is beating a man to death — also from the San Diego Union-Tribune:

“CBP stresses honor and integrity in every aspect of our mission. CBP employees and officers perform their duties with honor and distinction, working tirelessly every day to keep our country safe. We do not tolerate abuse within our ranks, and we fully cooperate with any criminal or administrative investigations of alleged misconduct by any of our personnel, on or off duty.”

May there be a special place in hell for each & every one of you.

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