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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…
Cardinal, bishops say Mass at Nogales border fence, urge changes in immigration law

Cardinal, bishops say Mass at Nogales border fence, urge changes in immigration law

NOGALES, Ariz. — Typically when a priest gives his sermon, he stands at the pulpit before his congregation, with a depiction of Jesus on the cross behind him.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

GAO report raises doubts about successor to ‘virtual fence’ in Arizona

Some members of Congress are skeptical of a new border surveillance system being rolled out in Arizona, citing a lack of specific measurements for its success and the $1 billion already spent on the failed program it replaces.

March 13, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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…
Tunnel shut down in Nogales; 3 arrested

Tunnel shut down in Nogales; 3 arrested

Three men were arrested and a 481-foot drug tunnel in Nogales, Ariz., was shut down by federal authorities Monday night.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am

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.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

2 Border Patrol agents get prison for violating smugglers' rights

Two suspended Border Patrol agents have each been sentenced to 24 months in prison as a result of their convictions for civil rights offenses.

November 12, 2013 1:22 pm
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…

Pair whose traffic stop prompted immigration protest released

The two men detained last week after a traffic stop escalated into an immigration-policy protest have been released from the custody of federal immigration authorities.

October 16, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Attorney says border-crossers at center of Tucson protest were deported

Up to 70 detainees who were on the buses blocked by a Tucson protest Friday have now been deported through Calexico, Calif., and Del Rio, Texas, said Margo Cowan, a Tucson attorney and activist.

October 12, 2013 4:31 pmLoading…
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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Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

Arizona ACLU seeks probe of 'roving' Border Patrol stops

The ACLU of Arizona was to file a complaint today to the Department of Homeland Security requesting an investigation of what it calls unlawful roving patrol stops by Border Patrol agents in Southern Arizona.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Related

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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.

September 24, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Customs air crew helps find missing family near Willcox

Customs air crew helps find missing family near Willcox

A Customs and Border Protection air crew helped find a missing family early Friday in a dry lakebed southwest of Willcox.

September 06, 2013 12:30 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…

5 arrested, 1 wanted in human-smuggling ring that left 1 dead northwest of Tucson

Five suspects have been arrested and a sixth is wanted in connection with a human-smuggling ring that left one illegal border crosser dead.

August 16, 2013 12:00 am

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