Letter To The Editor: When Vigilante Militias Patrol the Southern Border
Jan02

Letter To The Editor: When Vigilante Militias Patrol the Southern Border

To the Editor: Re “A Do-It-Yourself Tack on Border Patrol” (news article, Dec. 22): Vigilante militia groups patrolling the southern border are unnecessary because we already have the largest law enforcement agency in the country — United States Customs and Border Protection — excessively deployed here along with thousands of other federal and state agents. The vigilantes threaten everyone’s safety. Some militia members are fueled not...

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A board set up to investigate Border Patrol shootings and deaths has cleared agents every time
Nov28

A board set up to investigate Border Patrol shootings and deaths has cleared agents every time

By Joseph Tanfani In rural Arizona, a border agent shot at and missed a migrant who had cocked his arm to throw a rock. At a California border station, a man died after being hit with a Taser three times. Neither time did agents breach Customs and Border Protection policy, according to a board set up this year to provide accountability and oversight for how agents deploy force in their often dangerous border confrontations. So far,...

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Hearing Reveals Ongoing Civil Rights Abuses at Border Patrol Checkpoints
Sep15

Hearing Reveals Ongoing Civil Rights Abuses at Border Patrol Checkpoints

By: Cassie Estassi Under current law, the Border Patrol is allowed to conduct certain enforcement activities within 100 miles of the U.S-Mexico border that it isn’t permitted to in areas further interior. In fact, some have dubbed this 100 mile radius a “constitution-free zone” because of the broad authority Border Patrol exercises there. One example of their activities in this zone is the operation of permanent and temporary interior...

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Border Report: Sanders Visit ‘Could Be a Turning Page’
May24

Border Report: Sanders Visit ‘Could Be a Turning Page’

By Brooke Binkowski As California’s presidential primary draws near, candidates are visiting the state and making the rounds to press the flesh and talk to voters. Former President Bill Clinton appeared in San Diego on Saturday to stump for his wife, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Donald Trump, the sole remaining Republican candidate, will be in San Diego on May 27. But Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s also trying to...

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Crowds Welcome Bernie Welcome Sanders in San Diego
May24

Crowds Welcome Bernie Welcome Sanders in San Diego

May 22,2016 (San Diego) — The Democratic presidential candidates’ campaigns both held rallies and other events in the San Diego region over the weekend in anticipation of California’s June 7th primary. Senator Bernie Sanders drew about 10,000 people at a rally at Kimball Park in National City on Saturday, the San Diego Union-Tribune estimates. On Sunday, he held a second rally at a high school in Vista.  Earlier, he toured...

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ACLU alleges ‘unchecked abuse’ at U.S.-Mexico border
May18

ACLU alleges ‘unchecked abuse’ at U.S.-Mexico border

By Catherine E. Shoichet and Madison Park A complaint filed Tuesday accuses U.S. officers of “unchecked abuse” at the border. Several Mexican women claim they were arbitrarily detained and strip-searched, and never told why they’d been singled out. A U.S. citizen alleges that an officer yanked his 11-year-old son’s arm, causing a hairline fracture. A legal permanent resident of the United States says an officer...

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