Retired Cop Sues Border Patrol After They Said “Stop Resisting” While Beating Him
Nov30

Retired Cop Sues Border Patrol After They Said “Stop Resisting” While Beating Him

By: Rebekah Kearn SAN DIEGO (CN) – Border Patrol agents assaulted and Maced a retired police officer, then arrested him on bogus charges of assaulting a federal agent, the retired cop claims in court. Donald Lumb sued Border Patrol Agent Alejandro Martinez and his supervisor Pete Burgos on Friday in Federal Court. “He used to like the Border Patrol before all this happened,” Lumb’s attorney Mary Prevost told Courthouse News in an...

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Arizona Republic Editorial: Border Patrol’s ‘move along’ act is old
Nov11

Arizona Republic Editorial: Border Patrol’s ‘move along’ act is old

Our View: Law enforcement along the border should be transparent, but it’s not. And that’s hampering good police work. Cops and the public should demand high standards from law enforcement. Why? Because high standards foster community confidence and cooperation. Both are necessary to good police work. That’s especially important for Customs and Border Protection, which is charged with protecting the integrity of our ports...

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“A Devastating Decision”: No Charges for Border Guards in Beating, Taser Death of Mexican Immigrant
Nov09

“A Devastating Decision”: No Charges for Border Guards in Beating, Taser Death of Mexican Immigrant

The Department of Justice has announced no border agents will be prosecuted for their role in the killing of a Mexican immigrant near San Diego even though eyewitness video showed him being beaten and tasered. The incident occurred in May 2010 when 32-year-old Anastasio Hernández-Rojas was caught trying to enter the United States from Mexico. He had previously lived in the United States for 25 years and was the father of five...

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Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder
Nov06

Border Patrol agent charged with capital murder

By: CBS 4 NEWS STAFF Investigators have linked a Border Patrol agent to the headless body found on South Padre Island in March and have charged him with capital murder, among other charges. The Cameron County Sheriff’s Office detained Joel Luna on Thursday night. Luna, who worked with Border Patrol for about six years, was formally charged Friday with capital murder, engaging in organized criminal activity, tampering with...

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Should noncitizens be protected from excessive force at border? Supreme Court to consider case
Nov06

Should noncitizens be protected from excessive force at border? Supreme Court to consider case

By: Joseph Tanfani, Brian Bennett and David G. Savage The Supreme Court will consider Friday whether the family of a Mexican teenager shot and killed just across the border can sue the U.S. Border Patrol agent who pulled the trigger. If the justices agree to hear the family’s appeal, they ultimately could decide whether U.S. constitutional protections against unreasonable force stop at the U.S. border or extend to noncitizens on...

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How Tasers Became Instruments of Excessive Force for the Border Patrol
Oct30

How Tasers Became Instruments of Excessive Force for the Border Patrol

By: Joseph Tanfani, Brian Bennett and Matt Hansen Searching for a way to curb fatal border shootings, Border Patrol leaders decided in 2008 that their agents needed a new weapon on their belts. The agency began to supply Tasers, a hand-held device that delivers a paralyzing electric charge, as a way to end confrontations quickly and safely. But in scores of cases along the border, the Tasers became instruments of excessive force, a...

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