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Gary Meinert: Use of force

Gary Meinert: Use of force

Almost daily I read comments regarding the Border Patrol by those who profess knowledge but  whose inaccuracies are taken as truths by readers.

April 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Nogales port officers seize 4 tons of pot

Nogales port officers seize 4 tons of pot

A Mexican man was arrested Wednesday at the Port of Nogales for attempting to smuggle more than 8,000 pounds of marijuana into the United States.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Border Patrol chief: Agents unfairly criticized

Border Patrol chief: Agents unfairly criticized

PHOENIX — The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol defended his agency Wednesday against criticism that agents are too aggressive in using deadly force, telling the audience at a conference that he takes the issue very seriously.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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More must be done to stop unneeded killings at border

Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher’s directive clarifying existing guidelines on use of force is yet another step in the agency’s slow march in the right direction. Unfortunately, this deliberate approach to policy change falls far short of the needed action to halt unnecessary killings by agents.

March 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Nearly $4M in pot found in shipment of tomatoes at Nogales port

Nearly $4M in pot found in shipment of tomatoes at Nogales port

Nearly $4 million worth of marijuana was seized in a shipment of tomatoes on Wednesday at the Nogales commercial port of entry, officials said.

January 23, 2014 12:16 pm Photos

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Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

Homeland Security chief says border security is a priority

The new secretary of homeland security stressed alertness along the U.S.-Mexico border, but during his first official visit to Southern Arizona he did not address recent cartel-related violence in Sonora.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Man killed in brawl with Border Patrol agent

A man was shot to death Thursday night during a struggle with a U.S. Border Patrol agent near the Arizona-Mexico border, officials said Friday.

January 18, 2014 12:00 am
Congress seeks to meet with Border Patrol over use-of-force policies

Congress seeks to meet with Border Patrol over use-of-force policies

Members of Congress want to meet with the chief of Customs and Border Protection to talk about the agency’s use-of-force policies after it chose not to implement key conduct reforms.

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Steller: Transparency, not rock policy, is CBP's problem

Steller: Transparency, not rock policy, is CBP's problem

When Border Patrol agents shoot at rock throwers, some argue it’s an unnecessary, disproportionate response: Deadly force against a mild threat.

November 08, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Call for a solution to civil rights standoff

A serious civil-rights crisis is taking place in Tucson under the watch of Police Chief Robert Villaseñor. What will City Manager Richard Miranda, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and the Tucson City Council do to remedy this monumental civil-rights standoff?

October 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Dozens confront Border Patrol agents in Tucson traffic stop

Dozens confront Border Patrol agents in Tucson traffic stop

Just more than a year after SB 1070’s divisive show-me-your papers provisions came into effect, Tucson marked the occasion with capsules of pepper spray.

October 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Proposed changes at Customs and Border Protection don't go far enough

Customs and Border Protection’s recently proposed changes to training policies and its incident-tracking system are a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done to curtail reported abuses by the largest law-enforcement agency in the United States.

October 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona border shootings

Border Patrol agents shot three people in Southern Arizona between October and December last year.

September 26, 2013 12:00 am
Fugitive in border agent killing unlikely to be turned over to U.S. soon

Fugitive in border agent killing unlikely to be turned over to U.S. soon

Mexican police, aided by American investigators, recently arrested one of the fugitives wanted in the slaying of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, but it may be years before he’s brought to the United States.

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2 arrested at Nogales port in smuggling attempts

Two people were arrested in separate incidents at the Nogales Port of Entry last week in connection with trying to smuggle drugs across the border.

August 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Arpaio: Armed militias beware or be shot

PHOENIX — Tough-talking Sheriff Joe Arpaio is warning civilians who embark on armed patrols in remote desert terrain that they could end up “seeing 30 rounds fired” into them

August 20, 2013 7:30 pmLoading…

Mexican government objects Justice Department's decision on BP shootings

The Mexican government objects to the Justice Department’s decision not to charge the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed a teenager at the border in Nogales, Sonora, in 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a written statement.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am
Mexico objects to lack of charges in Arizona border shooting

Mexico objects to lack of charges in Arizona border shooting

The Mexican government objects to the Justice Department’s decision to not charge the Border Patrol agent who shot and killed Ramsés Barrón Torres at the border with Nogales, Sonora in 2011, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says in a written statement.

August 15, 2013 11:24 am

Teen migrant dies in desert near Sells

A young man from Mexico is dead after a group of border crossers got lost in the Arizona desert, the U.S. Border Patrol says.

July 22, 2013 11:11 am

Border officers in Douglas arrest 4 on drug charges

Arizona border officers arrested four people over the weekend on suspicion of smuggling drugs in unrelated incidents at the Douglas border crossing, officials say.

July 08, 2013 4:44 pm Related Loading…

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