Wall built on the US-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona. Photo by bobistraveling on Flickr
07 Aug 2018

Appeals Court: No Reason Why US Border Patrol Officer Should Have Shot And Killed Mexican Boy

An Appeals Court ruled a US Border Patrol agent could be sued for violating the Fourth Amendment, when he shot across the border and killed a boy in Mexico.

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09 Sep 2014

CBP Requests Federal Court Keep Identity of Border Patrol Agent Who Killed Teen Secret

United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has asked a federal court in Arizona to keep the name of a Border Patrol agent, who killed a 16-year-old, secret. Mexican Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez was on the Mexican side of the US-Mexico “border fence” on October 10, 2012, when a border

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15 Dec 2013

Self-Serving Myopia, and Then Some

Self-Serving Myopia, and Then Some… A few days ago, I interviewed two brothers from Hermosillo, Mexico, and who own a second-hand store, and subsequently, have, for the past several years, come to Arizona twice monthly in search of “used” furniture to sell in their store in their hometown of Hermosillo. 

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17 Sep 2013

DHS Inspector General Unable to Identify Total Number of Excessive Force Allegations Against Border Patrol

The Office for the Inspector General (OIG) for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report on “use of force incidents” by border patrol agents. The report indicates US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been keeping records that contain incomplete data, making it difficult to assess the

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03 Aug 2013

Nine DREAMers Detained in Eloy, Arizona

On Monday July 22nd, nine DREAMers, six of whom had been previously deported or had been forced to leave the United States, presented themselves at the Nogales [AZ] port of entry demanding to re-enter the United States on humanitarian parole. Three of the participants had returned to Mexico just a week prior as an act of solidarity with the 1.7 million people deported by the Obama administration.

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02 Aug 2013

Nine DREAMers Detained in Eloy, Arizona

On Monday July 22nd, nine DREAMers, six of whom had been previously deported or had been forced to leave the United States, presented themselves at the Nogales [AZ] port of entry demanding to re-enter the United States on humanitarian parole. Three of the participants had returned to Mexico just a week prior as an act of solidarity with the 1.7 million people deported by the Obama administration.

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23 Jul 2013

Over Easy Tuesday

Good morning, Over Easiers! So, what’s good to talk about today? I thought Box Turtle might bring up this. I keep wondering if the pilots – probably young – actually knew that the Great Barrier Reef is endangered? Or a World Heritage Site? Have you all heard about the group

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12 Oct 2012

The Roundup for October 12, 2012

{!hitembed ID=”hitembed_1″ width=”400″ height=”225″ align=”right” !} Here’s your Friday news. Have a great weekend! International Developments ?  “Turkey: Syrian jet was carrying ‘Russian-made munitions‘”. Update: “Russia says the Syria-bound plane intercepted by Turkey amid reports it was carrying cargo which could aid government war efforts was transporting a legal shipment

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10 Apr 2011

The Fog of Obamawar in Hi-Def 1080p

David S. Cloud has an amazing piece in today’s Los Angeles Times on the sobering reality and cold-hearted bloodlust of remote drone warfare. Cloud’s story tells, in gripping, fully fleshed from all angles, detail the story of an United States killer drone operation gone awry.

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10 Apr 2011

The Fog of Obamawar In Hi-Def 1080p

Today, David Cloud portrays the vignette of the cold, detached remote killing in the Afghanistan countryside. Tomorrow it will be open ground in the vicinity of Nogales, Ciudad Juarez, Tijuana or Key West. Hammers like this, once set in motion and cravenly unrestrained by the men in American political leadership and White House, always find more nails. Stay tuned, drone life and remote enforcement is coming to a city and town near you.

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