Another Man Shot and Killed by Border Patrol, Another Case of “Rock Throwing”

February 19, 2014 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | In yet another case of “death by Border Patrol,” an unnamed agent stationed along the San Diego-Tijuana border shot and killed an undocumented immigrant last Tuesday, February 18. Once again, in common fashion, agents claim the victim “threw a rock.”

The Global War on Journalism: U.S. Border Edition

October 1, 2013 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | A journey through a “rights free” zone is, on its face, ripe for abuse. Particularly within the last few years, the “border search exemption” has become a convenient tool for government officials to target those whom they consider to be a threat to the national security state.

Failure to Obey: Checkpoint Refusal Activism and the CBP Backlash

September 17, 2013 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | As more internal checkpoints spring up within the CFZ in places like California, Arizona, Texas, and even the northern states of New York and Maine, a public wary of the encroaching police and surveillance state has taken notice, and not everyone is going along with it.

Fourth Amendment Void Within 100 Miles of U.S. Borders, Electronics May Now Be Seized Without Reasonable Suspicion

February 9, 2013 in News

David Kravets Wired February 9, 2013   The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders may have their electronics seized and the [...]