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Judge: BP agent's shooting of fleeing teen justifiable

A federal judge rejected a civil lawsuit by the family of a teenager killed by a Border Patrol agent during an incident in Douglas along the U.S-Mexico fence. Carlos LaMadrid died after he was shot by Agent Lucas Tidwell, who said he hit the teen accidentally while shooting at men who were throwing rocks at the agent. ... Read more»

Border Patrol releases report critical of agency's use of force

The focus of lawsuits and public pressure, a report highly critical of the use of force by U.S. Border Patrol agents was released Friday on the agency's own website. "In some cases," the report noted "agents put themselves in harm’s way by remaining in close proximity to the rock throwers when moving out of range was a reasonable option." ... Read more»1

Photos: Nogales border vigil

Friday night, a newly formed group of activists began a 48-hour vigil and fast in Nogales to call for justice for those killed or injured by U.S. Border Patrol agents, organizers said.... Read more»3

Border roundup: Politicians tour Nogales, mayors travel south

McCain and other 'Gang of Eight' members toured the border, Rothschild took Arizona mayors to Sonora, Brewer defended policy banning driver's licenses for young immigrants and Napolitano said officials will review solitary confinement policy for immigration detainees... Read more»