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Cops in shoot out with Mexican drug gang across Rio Grande

(Reuters) – U.S. Border Patrol agents and Mexican drug traffickers fought a gun battle across the Rio Grande river in south Texas, authorities said on Friday, the latest of a spate of cross-border shootings in recent months. The Border Patrol said gunfire erupted on Wednesday after agents confronted a group…

Two border patrol agents accused of abusing suspects

PHOENIX (Reuters) – Two Border Patrol agents were indicted on Thursday on charges of forcing accused drug smugglers to eat marijuana and flee barefoot and nearly naked into the chilly Arizona desert. Dario Castillo, 23, and Ramon Zuniga, 29, were charged with five civil rights violations by a federal grand…

Fact check: US border violence actually on the decline

Arizona’s Republican governor, Jan Brewer, would have you believe that Arizona is the repeated victim of terrorism at the hands of marauding illegal immigrant gangs. “Arizona has been under terrorist attacks, if you will, with all of this illegal immigration that has been taking place on our very porous border,”…

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