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US Border Patrol Terrorizing Mexican Communities

The US Border Patrol in Arizona opened fire on a teenager alleged to have been throwing rocks in Nogales, Mexico, killing him and leading to outrage in border communities over the latest fatality in the Border Patrol’s shoot to kill strategy.

In Tucson, Coalición de Derechos Humanos denounced the shooting of 16 year-old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez in Mexico, by US Border Patrol agents in Arizona, who fired across the international border. The teen was shot at least six times.

“The incident, which occurred on October 10th, is the latest in a series of shootings that have raised serious questions as to the use of deadly force by the largest police agency, the U.S. Border Patrol,” Derechos Humanos said.

“The community deserves an immediate halt and review of their ‘use of force’ policies, and an independent, objective, and thorough investigation of the incident, which may include the possible prosecution of the Border Patrol agent to stand trial for the murder of this young man.”

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