Tag Archives: Sonora

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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Update on Child Shot by Border Patrol at Nogales

The murdered child was 16: ABC News:  Source: Mexican Teen Killed by US BP Agent (Oct 12 2012) The Sonora state attorney general’s office in Mexico said in a statement Thursday that Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, 16, from Nogales, Sonora, … Continue reading

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The Border Patrol Cowboys Never Seem to Get the Message: Another Cross-Border Shooting at a “Rock Thrower”

This time at Nogales, Arizona — no word yet on casualties. Spoke too soon — it appears (my Spanish isn’t the best) that a child under 14 was killed. El Imparcial:  Balea a joven la Patrulla Fronteriza en Nogales (Oct. … Continue reading

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Guilty: Abel Canales, Accused in Civil Suit of Shooting Jesus Enrique Castro Romo in the Back, Pleads Guilty in Bribery Case

Has Border Patrol corruption become so ordinary that the media no longer notices when one of the most notorious recent cases results in a guilty plea? Abel Canales, recently charged in a bribery case dating to 2008 and also the … Continue reading

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Border Patrol Agent Jose Carmelo Magaña Accepted Bribes to Allow Illegal Aliens to be Smuggled Through His Checkpoint, Sentenced to Minimum 37 Months in Prison

Law Fuel:  Arizona Customs Officer and Others Indicted for Conspiracy to Bring Illegal Aliens into US (June 4 2008) A federal grand jury returned a 22-count indictment yesterday against Jose Carmelo Magana, 44, of Yuma, Ariz.; Ana Calderon, 28, of … 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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Border Patrol Agent Luis Carlos Vasquez Busted for Pot Smuggling

Allowed 547 kg. of marijuana to pass through his check point at the Douglas border crossing. Trial date is now set for Aug 21 2012. KVOA:  Border officer indicted (Sept 26 2011) A federal grand jury returned a four count … Continue reading

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Corrupt Border Patrol Agent Abel Canales Shoots Jesús Enrique Castro Romo While He Lay Face Down on the Ground

This is incident #2 for Border Patrol Agent Abel Canales.  Incident #1 was blogged here:  Border Patrol Agent Abel Canales Charged with Accepting Bribe to Allow Smuggler to Pass Through Checkpoint. This second incident occurred MORE THAN TWO FULL YEARS … Continue reading

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ICE Agent Jovana Samaniego Deas Sentenced to 30 Months in Prison for Leaking Info to Relatives with Connections to Mexican Drug Cartels

ICE Officer Jovana Samaniego Deas was sentenced on Friday to 30 months in prison for passing confidential information to her relatives, a sister (Dana Maria Samaniego Montes) who is a corrupt Mexican law officer and another relative (Miguel Angel Mendoza … Continue reading

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