John Ladd and his family have approached the ACLU regarding the constant violations of Constitutional and property rights that the Border Patrol commit on a daily basis. Here is a video provided courtesy of the ACLU of Arizona.
KTVK reported last week that Arizona state Sen. Al Melvin (R) was pushing to purchase $18 million of equipment to build a sonic “virtual fence” from a company owned by American Border Patrol leader Glenn Spencer.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has classified the American Border Patrol as a “hate group,” calling it “one of the most virulent anti-immigrant groups around.”
On Friday, Spencer provided Raw Story with a letter that he said his attorneys sent to the SPLC threatening legal action.
“For the past several years, your organization has unfairly mischaracterized Mr. Spencer as a racist who hates the Mexican population based upon misinformation and misrepresentation that Mr. Spencer’s ideology is ‘anti-immigrant,’” the letter says.
As the number of deportations under President Obama approaches 2 million people and immigration reform lags under Republican obstruction, undocumented immigrants are fighting back through acts of civil disobedience. Hundreds have gathered at the U.S.-Mexico border this week to support a group of undocumented youths and families seeking re-entry into the United States.
The US Border Patrol has handed down new guidelines for use of deadly force after its agents killed 19 people in 67 shooting incidents between 2010-2012… Why did they fear for their safety? Because they put themselves deliberately in that position, according to a report commissioned by the CBP and written by law enforcement experts.
Juan Carlos Ruiz Olvera presenta La Batalla por la Plaza en Agua Prieta. Una intensa balacera que se escuchó por diferentes rumbos de la ciudad, se vivió los primeros minutos, dejando un saldo preliminar de por lo menos un muerto, 3 vehículos destrozados a balazos, un complejo de departamentos baleado y cinco heridos que están siendo atendidos por la Cruz Roja local.
Did you know that Cochise County and even Tucson is a land with a different interpretation of the Bill of Rights than the rest of the United States?
Within 100 miles of the border, the federal government has assumed extraordinary power to search and seize individuals without warrants, or probable cause.
Are you aware that nearly 2/3 of the entire US population (197.4 million people) live within 100 miles of the US land and coastal borders?
Congress has shut down much of the federal government, with the help of some Democrats. Southern Arizona’s Representative Ron Barber voted to shutter the federal government, angering many of his constituents. Arizona Legislator, Phil Lopes condemned the vote, while organizing a protest against the cuts.