Tag: Excessive Force

Bartletti, Don –– – MARCH 19, 2009. RODEO, NEW MEXICO. Veteran U.S. Border Patrol tracker Rogelio Villa and other agents move smugglers through the desert. The marijuana backpack on his ATV has blue shoulder straps fashioned from blankets. Villa and his team tracked the suspects for 6 hours before surrounding …

Family Argues Mexican National Killed by Border Patrol Had Constitutional Rights

A Mexican family whose son was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday that the agent violated their son’s constitutional rights by using unnecessary deadly force. A preliminary issue is whether the Constitution applies to someone who is not a citizen of the U.S. and was standing on Mexican soil at the time of the shooting.

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Topless Woman at Bernie Sanders Rally Sues L.A. Police

One of two women who was arrested for going topless at a Bernie Sanders rally in Los Angeles in March has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Police Department for $3 million for using excessive force.

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Austin Police Department Faces Criticism over YouTube Video

On June 7, online video gamer Jericho Tucker published via YouTube a confrontation between police officers and Sixth Street party-goers in downtown Austin. The clip has been cited by many viewers as an example of police brutality.