Note: group actually facilitating drug/human smuggling. This area
very active for smuggling and related violence.
Border Patrol responds to allegations in wake of video
Posted: Feb 25, 2012 2:59 PM MST
Updated: Feb 25, 2012 7:18 PM MST
Posted by James Bennett - email
By Philip Franchine / Green Valley News
GREEN VALLEY, AZ - A video of a Border Patrol agent dumping water
placed in the desert by a humanitarian group has officials defending
agents while promising to address a report detailing thousands of
incidents of abuse.
The seven-minute video shows an agent confronting members of No More
Deaths, a Tucson-based advocacy group whose goal is to stem illegal
immigrant deaths in the desert. It was posted online in September
2011, in part to illustrate the group's contention that the culture
of the Border Patrol leads to problems it detailed in a 72-page
report released that month.
The footage was shot in spring 2010 off of Ruby Road near Arivaca,
according to No More Deaths volunteer Adam Aguirre, who said he
witnessed the incident.
Read more on the Green Valley News website at: http://www.gvnews.com/