Community groups demand justice for Jose Antonio and charges dropped for No More Deaths humanitarian aid worker

A coalition of community organizations will hold a joint press conference calling for a retrial of Border Patrol Officer Lonnie Swartz and dismissal of the felony charges against aid worker Scott Warren on Friday May 11th at 9 am (PST) in front of the DeConcini U.S. Courthouse, Tucson, AZ. That day, there will be a …

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Commentary: Verdict in Nogales Border Patrol Shooting

By Norah Booth The shooting death of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez on October 10, 2012, was the U.S. Border Patrol’s sixth cross-border killing of an unarmed Mexican citizen. The Mexican government requested, routinely, that the accused be extradited to Mexico for trial. Routinely, the U.S. government denied this request. Would this be the first …

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Reporter’s Notebook: US Agent on Trial for Nogales Cross-Border Shooting

An anonymous graffiti artist painted Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in a bulletproof vest near the spot in Nogales, Sonora, where he died

[A series of reports giving updates and details about the ongoing court trial of Border Agent Lonnie Ray Swartz for his shooting of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in Nogales in 2012 — Eds.] 4/24/18 Statements from three stakeholders seeking justice for the Elena Rodriguez family The faculty and staff of the Center for Latin …

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Building the Wall (a Review)

PIcture from the production of the play, showing the two protagonists

Logic is the brick and mortar of Borderlands Theater’s current production, Building the Wall. Only two actors are on stage for the 90 minute show. Fittingly, the pressure this puts both under adds to the tension required for this drama. Gloria, played by T. Loving, is a professor allowed to interview Rick, a maximum security …

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DEATH ON THE LINE: Supreme Court Kicks 4th Amendment Cross-Border Shooting Decision Back to Appeals Court (Commentary)

An anonymous graffiti artist painted Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez in a bulletproof vest near the spot in Nogales, Sonora, where he died

U.S. Border Patrol agent Lonnie Ray Swartz shot through the Nogales U.S. border fence on October 10, 2012, leaving ten bullets in the back of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez. The trial of Agent Swartz on second degree murder charges, delayed six times, is rescheduled for next October 12. Border Patrol withheld video of the …

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