Press Conference:Border Patrol Abuse Must Stop!

Border Patrol Abuse Must Stop!
PBS Documentary Demonstrates an Agency Out of Control

Monday, July 23, 2012
Southside Presbyterian Church
317 W. 23rd Street
Tucson, Arizona

Tucson-Tucson and Southern Arizona communities will come together on Monday, July 23, 2012, at noon at the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson to denounce the continued abuse by the largest law enforcement agency in the country, the United States Border Patrol.  The PBS documentary, the second of a series, “Need to Know,” aired on Friday, July 20, 2012 to a national audience.

From sexual abuse and harassment to physical beatings and outright destruction of humanitarian efforts to save lives, the U. S. Border Patrol actions demonstrate what thousands of migrants have suffered for many years. As No More Deaths has documented in their recent report, “Culture of Cruelty,” the Border Patrol is out of control, with no meaningful accountability for its actions.   Continuing their pattern of denial, the Department of Homeland Security issued a statement minimizing any problem, without investigating the massive number of cases of abuse at the hands of U. Border Patrol agents.

Join the community on Monday in Tucson, to state loud and clear that we will not allow the dehumanization and cruelty against migrants and U. S. citizens exposed by this important video.