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Civil rights suit filed against U.S. officials: Young mother murdered in Mexico after wrongful deportation

7 Jun

BROWNSVILLE, Texas – June 5, 2013 – A civil rights lawsuit against agents of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been filed on behalf of three minor children. Their mother, “Laura S.” was brutally murdered in Mexico after she was wrongfully deported by the Defendants. The attorneys and concerned members of the community will discuss the case and the serious issues it raises at the June 6, 2013 press conference, and a moment of silence will be held in memory of Laura S. and all victims of U.S. immigration abuse.

Laura S. was twenty-two years old and the mother of three small children when she was stopped for a minor traffic violation and turned over to a Border Patrol agent in 2009. For many years she had been severely battered by her abusive boyfriend, “Sergio H.” and she had recently obtained the protection of the local police and courts of law. Enraged, Sergio had returned to Mexico, threatening to kill her.

According to the complaint, Laura S. begged ICE and/or CBP officials not to return her to Mexico. She explained that she would be killed by her violent ex-boyfriend, that she had protective orders from the courts, and that she had three small children at home. Although she was eligible for relief from the immigration courts, she was given no hearing. Instead, the agents forced her back into Mexico within hours. She continued to weep and plead all the way to the bridge.

Within days Sergio H. found Laura S. in Reynosa and attacked her, nearly biting off her ear. He then abducted and strangled her, leaving her body in a burning car.

“This tragedy represents a grave and growing problem for our community in the border area. Immigration and Border Patrol officers have long been reported to take improper ‘short cuts’ in processing locals. In the era of the drug war, this can have fatal results,” said TRLA lead counsel Jennifer Harbury.

“We hope that this case will prove a catalyst for needed change in the conduct of Border Patrol officers and compensation for the three children left motherless and traumatized by this incident,” said Joseph Martin, attorney for STCRP.

The lawsuit was filed by Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) and the South Texas Civil Rights Project (STCRP).

Established in 1970, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc. (TRLA) is a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services to low-income and disadvantaged clients in a 68-county service area. TRLA’s mission is to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency, safety and stability of low-income Texas residents by providing high-quality civil legal assistance and related educational services. For more information, visitwww.trla.org.

For over 30 years the South Texas Civil Rights Project has provided free legal services to lowincome persons in the Rio Grande Valley. The mission of the South Texas Civil Rights Project is to promote racial, social and economic justice through education and litigation.

“That stupid bitch got what she deserved” from Texas Police Chief Emails

1 Sep

The group anonymous has released some information the group has obtained from the Texas law enforcment. Among the information are address, internal documents, and emails.

The leaks “was in retaliation for the arrests of dozens of allegedly anonymous supsects.”

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Following is excerpt from Gizmodo article http://gizmodo.com/5836741

Unsurprisingly, there’s some damaging stuff in there—beyond the fact that this was all supposed to be private law enforcement dialogue.

 

Exhibit A, an email from Robert Wieners Chief of Police, Friendswood, Texas Police Department. Subject line? “Stupid Bitch”:

That stupid bitch who started that stolen car chase at Yale and 610 got what she deserved (I’ll bet she was fat and black too). Same with that pervert that got shot by the county. Fuck that guy, see ya. That all sounds like good police work to me. Those folks got the criminal cure. It’s guaranteed, they will never commit a crime again.

Literally, the first email in the leak is racist.

Exhibit B, this bigoted chain message regarding “Muslim inbreeding.” Yeah.

Subject: 1,400 years of inbreeding among Muslims
Attachments:
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GUYS,
I DO BELIEVE THAT THIS GUY IS ONTO SOMETHING!!

JESS

Subj: 1,400 years of inbreeding among Muslims

Read the article and make up your own mind. JHB
Hi everyone, this very interesting one came in tonight maybe it explains some of why the radical Muslims act so unreasonably brutal. Are the fact true? Don’t know but if it is true that they have as a common practice of marrying first cousins, all kinds of problems can erupt. OK, I looked at all my “hoax sites” but couldn’t find anything. But, just typing “1,400 years of inbreeding among Muslims” on Google results in a large number of articles discussing this topic. Is Bryan Fischer for real? Yep, See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bryan_Fischer and other sites about him.
Doc <°)))><

Anyway, here’s the article that came in:

 

I admit that I have not studied the Koran or Quroan or whatever it is, nor do I intend to !! I was subjected to enough of of their total nonsense as only a casual observer in their part of the world 😦 …. I only forward this for your reading pleasure and to add to our understanding of the Muslim world. Sharing my opinion that they need to stay in their own sandbox instead of trying to inflict their insane beliefs and religion upon civilized people. (Shucks, now they will call me an infidel)
….. JD

Other questionable content includes the use of homophobic language, and this request for the Texan chiefs to investigate an officer’s affair with a married woman. Tax dollars at work:

From: Doug Lauersdorf Sent: Thu 9/16/2010 10:06 AM
To: Bob Wieners; Luke Loeser
Cc:
Subject: Complainant
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Chiefs:

I conducted a preliminary inquiry into information received from Detective Price who received a call from Mr. Clements wanting us to know that one of our officers on midnight shift was having an affair with his wife. He also complained that the officer had run his criminal history. I asked KC to contact DPS to research their database to ascertain any person(s) that had ran his information to obtain information from any of the following: CCH, TDL, NCIC, TCIC, SETCIC, etc. The search revealed that the only person with the Friendswood Police Department that had run him was Elaine who had ran the information at KC’s direction at my request. This matter is mute until the time comes when he initiates the complaint process and provides us with the officer’s name.

Seargent Douglas E Lauersdorf

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The website where #Anonymous posted the leak information is below.

They also explained more in detail why they are going after Texas Police Dept.

Check it out here http://www.texaspolicechiefs.org/

 

 
The information is apparenlty postes on paste bin here:  http://pastebin.com/9CPCjN9D
 There is a lot of stuff to go through and share with the rest, so check it out.

OpFullerton Protest Live, Now!

20 Aug

[Update: Protest has ended. You can search the hashtag #OpFullerton on Twitter to look at some of the tweete by participants]

Live Streaming of Protest in Fullerton, California in memory of Kelly Thomas killed by local police. 

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Anonymous – Operation Fullerton #OpFullerton

16 Aug

[Update] 20 Aug,  2011 2pm https://ismaelmelendez.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/opfullerton-protest-live-now/

Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/od9w43
Posted on 8/16/2011

Police Beating of Kelly Thomas in Fullerton, CA [Video]

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Anonymous and the world hereby make the following demands:

1) We demand the prosecution of Officers Jay Cicinelli, Kenton Hampton, Manny Ramos, Joe Wolfe, James Blatney, and anyone else involved in the gruesome beating, torture, and murder of Kelly Thomas.

2) We demand the immediate resignation of the Chief of Police in Fullerton, California.

3) We demand that the City of Fullerton immediately pay a lump sum settlement of no less than 5 million dollars to the legal survivors of Kelly Thomas.

We are your neighbors
We are your lovers
We are your friends
We Are Anonymous
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget
Expect Us.

Police Beat Homeless Man To Death (Graphic Warning)

5 Aug

Several Fullerton California police officers are being investigated after they allegedly beat and tased a homeless man to death. Ana Kasparian and Majority Report host Sam Seder discuss.

 

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