Category: Human Rights

Cold Hard Facts Concerning the Case of Andrew Paul Tahmooressi – Caught in Mexico with Illegal Firearms

The moment the mother of inactive Marine Sgt.Andrew Tahmooressi decided to take the case of her son’s lawful arrest and imprisonment to Fox News and the internet through social media to arouse the ire and anger of the right wing bigots and Obama haters, the chance for his quick release disappeared. Just a few minutes

Murder of Mexican citizen by US Border Patrol in Laredo, quickly escalating into international incident

A Mexican citizen, enjoying a quiet afternoon with his wife and two young daughters in a riverside park, was murdered by agents assigned to a US Border Patrol Marine unit. On September 3, 2012, Guillermo Arevalo Pedraza, 36, a bricklayer by trade, had taken his wife and two young daughters to Viveros park on the

Arpaio’s Amerika

It has come to this: In Phoenix on Wednesday, more than 200 men in shackles and prison stripes were marched under armed guard past a gantlet of TV cameras to a tent prison encircled by an electric fence.   They were inmates being sent to await deportation in a new immigrant detention camp minutes from

World Court says US defied order in death row case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands—The International Court of Justice has ruled that the United States defied its order when authorities in Texas last year executed a Mexican convicted of rape and murder. The U.N.’s highest court said the U.S. is still obliged to review the cases of about 50 other Mexicans on death row because they were

A win for Isabel Garcia and First Amendment Rights

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry has found that Pima County Public Defender Isabel Garcia didn’t violate any policy by protesting at a controversial event. Garcia was present at a protest over Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s July 10 book signing at a local store. Video of Garcia holding the severed pinata head with Arpaio’s face