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In the courts: Lawsuits on behalf of Border Patrol murder victims Sergio Hernández-Güerec and Juan Pablo Perez Santillán

The lawsuit regarding the 2010 murder of 15-year-old Sergio Hernández-Güerec at the hand of the Border Patrol’s thugs might not be as dead as many had thought.  The San Antonio News-Express reports that it is headed for the appellate courts, … Continue reading

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ACLU: Border Patrol Must Stop Hiding the Truth About Its Uses of Force

Copied and pasted from here.  I can’t say it any better.  The suggestions regarding “best law enforcement practice” and “officer, hold room, and dashboard-mounted cameras” are especially important.  The Border Patrol must be held publicly accountable for its actions. Border … Continue reading

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Convicted: Border Patrol Agent Manuel Eduardo Pena Guilty in Gun Buying Scheme

Convicted of being a straw buyer in two transactions, sentencing is set for November 19, 2012. U.S. Dept. of Justice Press Release:  CBP Officer Arrested for Lying to Buy Firearms (May 25 2012) Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer Manuel … Continue reading

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Another Anonymous Border Patrol Death Squad Slaying on the Rio Grande: Victim’s Brother Allegedly Told to “Let the Dog Die”

Since the coward or cowards responsible for this murder are hiding behind cloaks of government secrecy, I’m adding this murder to the Border Patrol’s roster of anonymous death squad killings:  Border Patrol: Anonymous Death Squads, Public Victims KRGV:  New Details … Continue reading

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American Citizen Brenda Vazquez Stranded for Months in Mexico after Abusive Seven-Hour Interrogation by CBP Agent

Brownsville Herald:  Woman fights to assert citizenship  (June 2 2012) Though she was born in Weslaco in 1982, Brenda Vazquez swore to a Customs and Border Protection officer that she was born in Mexico and is not a U.S. citizen. … Continue reading

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