Tacklings, Tasings, and Beatings, As Well As Dogs Dragging Them to the Ground / by Karie Luidens

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My personal experiences with law enforcement officers have been rare, brief, and mild. Which makes sense, given where I’m from and how I look.

Others are not so lucky. The authorities don’t consider it their duty to serve and protect everyone, after all. In their view, certain people need to be tracked and chased, arrested and detained.

Nowhere is that reality so stark as in the rugged deserts of the U.S.-Mexico border.

In its fifteen years of operation in Arizona, No More Deaths has not only offered humanitarian aid to people in need, it’s witnessed and documented the behavior of the Border Patrol. Below are two short videos that illustrate their findings. (Click here for the full written reports.)