Tag Archives: San Ysidro

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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San Diego Border Patrol Agent Thomas P. Silva Pleads Guilty to Human Smuggling and Insurance Fraud

Looks like another one of Nappy’s finest is headed to the big house … Government Security News:  CBP officer pleads guilty to fugitive, fraud charges (Oct 3 2012) A Customs and Border Protection officer who had been charged with helping … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Agent Marcos Gerardo Manzano, Jr., Hid His Twice-Deported Father in Secret Underground Bunker (sentenced Dec 2011)

Busted for methamphetamine possession two years earlier — you’d think they’d already be rid of him?  Not the Border Patrol.  Also had a DUI that he’d managed to keep secret … Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release:  Border Corruption Task … Continue reading

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San Diego Border Patrol Agent Thomas Silva Busted for Human Smuggling and Insurance Fraud

Border patrol agent Thomas Silva is charged with allowing his brother-in-law, Julio Cesar Landaverde Valdez, a wanted fugitive, into the country along with another man concealed in his dashboard. He’s also charged with defrauding Farmers Insurance Company of $7,329 in … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Arrestees Can Wait a Week or Longer Before They Are Arraigned

This is a gross violation of the Constitutional rights of those arrested by the Border Patrol. Only reported in the San Diego Union Tribune at this point  … San Diego Union Tribune:  Delays in getting before federal judges questioned  (Aug … Continue reading

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Update on Arrest of Border Patrol Agent Hector Rodriguez for Human Smuggling

San Diego Union Tribune:  Border agent latest of several to face charges in S.D.:  138 across the country have been arrested, indicted on corruption accusations since ’04 (July 22 2012) In what is becoming an increasingly familiar sight, a Customs … Continue reading

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Update on the Murder of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas & Increasing Public Awareness of Border Patrol Violence

PBS Need to Know Web Exclusive:   Grand jury to investigate death at the border (July 20 2012) Watch Web exclusive: Interview with Andrea Guerrero on PBS. See more from Need To Know. In May, 2010, a grainy cellphone video captured … Continue reading

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Update on arrest of Border Patrol agent Hector Rodriguez: Smuggling ring brought in hundreds of illegal immigrants

U.S. Attorney Press Release:  Customs and Border Protection Officer Arrested by San Diego Border Corruption Task Force Agents  (July 13 2012) United States Attorney Laura E. Duffy announced today the filing of a complaint charging Hector Rodriguez, a Customs and … Continue reading

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Another Border Patrol Agent Busted: Hector Rodriguez Arrested for Taking Bribes from Smugglers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry

NBC San Diego:  Feds: Border Agent Took $$ to Let Smugglers Drive into U.S. – U.S. Border Patrol inspector charged with letting smugglers drive right into the U.S. (July 13 2012) A U.S. border inspector, accused of taking bribes from … Continue reading

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