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Border Patrol Shooting

2010 Border Patrol Fatal Shooting Comes Under Renewed Scrutiny

Andrew Becker | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Andrew Becker

After a U.S. Border Patrol agent in 2010 fatally shot a fleeing teenage drug smuggler twice in the back, a review by the Justice Department deemed the shooting death justified. But now that conclusion has been called into question by law enforcement officials.

Roque Planas

Mother Sues Border Patrol Over Death Of Child Shot Multiple Times | Roque Planas | Posted 09.22.2014 | Latino Voices

The mother of a 16-year-old Mexican national shot at least 10 times is suing the Border Patrol agents responsible for his death, the American Civil Li...

Border Agency Blocks Release of Independent Report on Use of Force

Andrew Becker | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The Police Executive Research Forum, a Washington-based think tank and consultant, prepared the report last year following a spate of deadly shootings by Customs and Border Protection agents and officers. Overall, Customs and Border Protection agents and officers have killed nearly 30 people since 2010.

Border Patrol Restricts Shooting At Rock Throwers

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.07.2014 | Latino Voices

Border Patrol agents will face new restrictions on its ability to shoot at people who throw rocks, the agency’s chief said Friday. The new polic...

Investigation Reveals New Evidence In Border Patrol Shooting

Fusion | Posted 11.10.2013 | Latino Voices

Sixteen-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, a studious Mexican boy, dreamed of becoming a soldier to fight the violence that plagued his hometown o...

Questions Linger Over Teen Killed At Border

Arizona Republic | Bob Ortega | Posted 10.11.2013 | Latino Voices

NOGALES, Sonora One year ago today, on Calle Internacional, under the shadow of the border fence, a teenage boy was riddled with bullets by one or mor...

Why Is The Border Patrol Shooting Into Mexico?

Washington Monthly | John Carlos Frey | Posted 05.09.2013 | Latino Voices

Until moments before U.S. Border Patrol agents shot him dead on the night of October 10, 2012, Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez had passed a pleasant even...

Shocking Autopsy Result For Mexican Teen Shot By Border Patrol

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 02.08.2013 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- An autopsy report indicates a Mexican teen who apparently was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in October was struck by at least...

Border Patrol Under Scrutiny For Deadly Force

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 01.14.2013 | Latino Voices

NOGALES, Ariz. — A pair of Mexican drug smugglers in camouflage pants, bundles of marijuana strapped to their backs, scaled a 25 foot-high fence...

Border Patrol Blasted At United Nations

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.26.2012 | Latino Voices

The U.S. Border Patrol is facing criticism at the United Nations for killing Mexicans. On Thursday, The American Civil Liberties Union brought a ...

Border Patrol Shooting Highlights U.S.-Mexico Tensions

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 10.17.2012 | Latino Voices

The latest killing of a Mexican national by the U.S. Border Patrol sparked a public protest during the boy's funeral this weekend. José Antonio E...

Border Patrol Sued After Woman Shot by Agent On Hood Of Her Car

AP | Posted 10.14.2012 | Crime

CHULA VISTA, Calif. -- The family of a 32-year-old mother of five shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent as he rode on her car's hood in suburban Sa...

Mayor Says Teen Was Shot Seven Times By Border Patrol Agent

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 10.13.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX -- A teenage boy apparently killed this week by a U.S. Border Patrol agent was hit seven times by gunfire and died on a sidewalk just across t...

Teen Throws Rocks, Is Shot Dead

AP | BRIAN SKOLOFF | Posted 12.12.2012 | Latino Voices

PHOENIX — A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and e...

Connect the Dots

Dan Kowalski | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics
Dan Kowalski

How many border deaths -- American-on-American shooting deaths -- will it take for us to wake up to the fact that we have militarized our border with Mexico beyond all reason?

Arrests Made In Fatal Border Patrol Shooting Case | Posted 10.04.2012 | Crime

MEXICO CITY — Federal police have arrested two men who may be connected with the fatal shooting of a U.S. Border Patrol agent just north of the Mexi...

Border Patrol Agent Killed In Arizona Shooting

Posted 10.02.2012 | Crime

Two U.S. Border Patrol Agents were shot, one fatally, in a morning gunfight in southern Arizona, according to Fox News. The names of the agents we...

U.S. Investigating Reported Fatal Border Shooting

AP | JUAN CARLOS LLORCA | Posted 11.06.2012 | Latino Voices

EL PASO, Texas — The FBI and Border Patrol are investigating after the Mexican government said a Mexican citizen was killed when a U.S. agent pa...

Andrea Stone

The Slain Border Agent Whose Death Exposed Fast And Furious | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.23.2012 | Politics

Christmas was 11 days away, and Brian Terry was eager to fly home to Michigan for his first family holiday in three years. He couldn't wait to see the...

Getting Away With Murder at the Border

Michelle Brané | Posted 07.31.2012 | World
Michelle Brané

It's been two years since Sergio Hernandez-Gueraca was killed by Customs and Border Protection agents. It is problematic that firing into Mexican territory at children throwing rocks could ever be considered an appropriate use of force consistent with U.S. policy.

Latino Community Remains Silent On Anastasio Hernandez Rojas

John Carlos Frey | Posted 07.01.2012 | Latino Voices
John Carlos Frey

But if we cannot pressure media to play the video of Anastasio Hernandez Rojas on a loop or force the Department of Justice to investigate a two-year old case then we have no power at all.

Mexico Border Patrol Shooting: Holder Calls Teen's Death 'Extremely Regrettable'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder says the fatal shooting of a Mexican teenager by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the banks of the Rio Gr...

Border Patrol Shooting Video: Footage Emerges Of Moments Before Teenager Was Shot

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CNN obtained video Thursday that shows the build-up to the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican boy, Sergio Adrian Hernandez Guereca, by a US border agen...

FBI: Mexican Security Chased Away U.S. Border Patrol Agents After Shooting

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

EL PASO, Texas — Mexico condemned the shooting of a 15-year-old boy by a U.S. Border Patrol agent Thursday through diplomatic correspondence and...

The Gaza-fication of the US Border

Justin Hudnall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Hudnall

Mass is being held tonight for Anastasio Hernandez Rojas, the 42-year old father of five who was killed when border patrol agents shot him with a stun...