Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Shooting to Kill on the Border

By Sharon Smith in counterpunch

"On the afternoon of May 18, 22 year-old Oscar Abraham Garcia-Barrios was shot and killed at close range by U.S. Border Patrol and Customs agents. Garcia-Barrios was just 50 feet north of the border crossing from San Diego to Tijuana. He and a teenage passenger were transporting four undocumented immigrants-back to Mexico.

Border Patrol agents told reporters that they began following Garcia-Barrios' black Dodge Durango after receiving a "tip" from a San Diego "citizen" that his car had picked up four undocumented Mexicans. (read entire article)


At 11:45 AM, Blogger brownfemipower said...

i've been hiding in a cacoon lately because i just don't think i can handle facing this--i can't even begin to tell you how sad and hopeless this country is for me lately...


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