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Border Patrol raids No More Deaths camp

Border Patrol agents have once again raided the No More Deaths camp, detaining at least person Thursday at the group's permanent desert aid camp south of Arivaca. The humanitarian aid group called the raid an "escalation" from the agency after the release of documents surrounding a similar raid more than three years ago.... Read more»

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Update

Feds drop case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren

Prosecutors dropped the only remaining charge against Scott Warren, ending the misdemeanor case against the No More Deaths volunteer just months after the government's attempt to charge him with two felonies case collapsed in November. ... Read more»

Judge reverses convictions of 4 No More Deaths volunteers

A federal judge reversed the convictions of four members of No More Deaths, finding that they successfully established they were exercising "sincere religious beliefs" when they placed water and food for migrants in an Arizona wildlife refuge in 2017.... Read more»2

Prosecutors: Scott Warren 'harbored, concealed & shielded' 2 men from Border Patrol

The second trial of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren began Tuesday, with prosecutors asserting he harbored two men in the country illegally, while defense attorneys argued that the government’s case was built on “false assumptions” about his intent.... Read more»

Defense: Trial ban on talking about Trump would violate Scott Warren's rights

Defense attorneys for Scott Warren, the No More Deaths volunteer who faces a second trial next week, argued that a proposed prohibition on speaking about President Trump would violate his constitutional rights.... Read more»

Scott Warren trial

Mentions of Trump, administration policies 'unfairly prejudicial' argue prosecutors in harboring case

Federal prosecutors filed a motion Thursday asking the court to block Scott Warren—a No More Deaths volunteer charged two counts of human smuggling–from talking about the Trump administration or its policies during his trial, arguing that allowing him to do so would be "unfairly prejudicial." ... Read more»

As Scott Warren retrial nears, judge orders lawyer for volunteer nurse in migrant harboring case

As Scott Warren — a No More Deaths volunteer charged with two counts of human smuggling — again faces trial, the judge has assigned a lawyer for a volunteer nurse who works with the humanitarian group, in one of several rulings issued Monday morning. ... Read more»1

Judge orders Scott Warren trial docs unsealed after media lawsuit

A federal judge ruled that documents filed in the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren must be unsealed after media organizations sued to make them public. ... Read more»

Scott Warren to be retried on 2 migrant harboring charges

Federal prosecutors will pursue two harboring charges against Scott Warren after announcing in federal court Tuesday morning that they would drop the charge of criminal conspiracy to transport and harbor illegal aliens. ... Read more»2

Retrial looms for Scott Warren as prosecutors consider launching new case

Three weeks after a jury declared they were unable to reach a decision in the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren, federal prosecutors will announce Tuesday whether they will again pursue criminal charges. ... Read more»

Scott Warren trial: Hung jury in case of No More Deaths volunteer

After deliberating for three days, the jury in the case of No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren is deadlocked and unable to reach a decision on the three federal felony charges against him. The judge declared a hung jury.... Read more»1

Warren trial: Deadlocked jury given 'Allen charge' by judge, told to keep deliberating

The jury reviewing the case against No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren will continue to deliberate for a third day, after the judge in the case issued an "Allen charge" and instructed them to try to reach a verdict.... Read more»

No More Deaths trial: Warren waits after case sent to jury

Federal prosecutors and defense attorneys made their closing arguments in the Scott Warren trial Friday, sending the felony case against the humanitarian aid volunteer to a jury, which deliberated all afternoon without reaching a verdict.... Read more»

No More Deaths trial: Warren testifies, prosecutors call final witness

Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer on trial after his arrest by Border Patrol in 2018, wound up his testimony Thursday as his defense finished their case, and prosecutors questioned a final witness. ... Read more»1

No More Deaths trial: Warren testifies in defense, says he's 'compelled' to help migrants in desert

No More Deaths volunteer Scott Warren testified in his own defense, telling jurors Wednesday that that his spiritual values compel him to help those who "stumble" out of the desert and that doing so is "good and right, especially in a place that feels like a low-intensity conflict."... Read more»5

Warren trial: BP agents testify NMD volunteer prompted raid with gestures

Border Patrol agents testified against Scott Warren, a No More Deaths volunteer facing harboring and conspiracy charges, as the trial entered its second day Thursday.... Read more»

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