Investigation finds dozens of corrupt border officers
Jul11

Investigation finds dozens of corrupt border officers

By Daniel Wheaton A new database by Texas Tribune and Reveal News compiles 140 corruption cases at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, many of which involved bribes and the smuggling of immigrants. Of the 140 cases, 30 were identified as from California, and 19 were from San Diego. Read the full story...

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Case of San Diego Man Beaten to Death by CBP to be Reviewed
Mar09

Case of San Diego Man Beaten to Death by CBP to be Reviewed

Responding to calls for accountability, CBP implements Use of Force Review Board Washington D.C./Southern Border Region – This Thursday, March 10, the Use of Force Review Board (UFRB), convened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will review the investigation of CBP’s lethal beating of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas. Maria Puga, widow of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, and Christian Ramirez, Director of the Southern Border...

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Police Chiefs Say Scrutiny Over Videos Has Radically Changed Their Work
Dec08

Police Chiefs Say Scrutiny Over Videos Has Radically Changed Their Work

By: Timothy Williams Anthony W. Batts, Baltimore’s police chief, was fired in July when rioting broke out after video footage emerged of the police arresting an African-American man who later died in police custody. Garry F. McCarthy, the police superintendent in Chicago, was abruptly dismissed last week amid civil unrest and rising public discontentment after video footage was released showing an officer shooting an African-American...

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Homeland Insecurity
Dec08

Homeland Insecurity

By: Melissa del Bosque and Patrick Michels Special Agent Gus Gonzalez leaned back in the front seat of his truck to get a better angle with his camera. It was December 5, 2011, a chilly day for a stakeout in subtropical South Texas. He’d been waiting for hours in the parking lot of an Academy sporting goods store in Brownsville. A few miles away, across the river in Mexico, a war over drugs and money raged. U.S. residents, paid by the...

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Border Patrol agents accused in May Taser incident with Ogdensburg woman won’t face criminal charges; lawsuit still pending
Dec07

Border Patrol agents accused in May Taser incident with Ogdensburg woman won’t face criminal charges; lawsuit still pending

By: Jimmy Lawton Two United States Border Patrol agents involved in the Tasing of a SUNY Canton criminal justice student from Ogdensburg in May remain on active duty and will not face criminal charges. “(Customs and Border Protection) recently received a declination from the U.S. Attorney’s Office regarding the use of an electronic control weapon (Taser) May 7, 2015, at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint in northern New York. No criminal...

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More than 100 immigration detainees are on a nationwide hunger strike
Dec07

More than 100 immigration detainees are on a nationwide hunger strike

By: Huizhong Wu There are at least 130 men who did not eat breakfast Friday morning. They also did not eat lunch and will not eat dinner. These individuals, scattered in at least six different U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention facilities across the country, are refusing to eat as part of the #Freedomgiving hunger strike to protest what they see as their prolonged detention. They launched the strike on Nov. 25 in a...

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