The killing of Carlos Lamadrid, a US citizen youth, at the hands of the border patrol in March 2011 reflected a horrible fact of life in that thin strip of land that separates two nations. No one is safe in this no man’s land, where communities linked by culture and commerce are starkly divided by a militarized wall. LaMadrid’s family has launched a campaign to demand justice, and to raise awareness of the numerous violent border deaths that have not been adequately investigated.
Pan Left and Tucson Grassroots Campaigns put out a short film about the campaign in April:
“Every murder or other injury, no matter for what cause, committed or inflicted on another is a crime against humanity.” — Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
As of the date this video was posted, US Border Patrol Information Office did not respond to the video producers request for comments.
Articles have been printed with conflicting information, regarding this incident. The investigation of the events that took place March 21, 2011, that lead to the death of 19-year-old Carlos Lamadrid, were taken over by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
After one year, Carlos Lamadrid’s family is still waiting for answers.
For more information please visit: http://www.derechoshumanosaz.net/
Derechos Humanos has more on the family’s campaign: