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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…

Obama admin. challenges Alabama’s harsh immigration law

Attorneys with the U.S. Department of Justice yesterday filed suit to block an Alabama law that’s been called the harshest attempt at an immigration crackdown anywhere in the nation. Alabama’s law, which was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley (R) in June, would have illegal immigrants jailed until their immigration status…

Exclusive: If we don’t fight, TSA-like security coming to ‘sidewalks,’ ‘football games,’ Texas Rep. warns

The lawmaker behind a bill Texas that would levy felony charges against overly-touchy security personnel may be staunchly Republican, but he truly believes his cause isn’t one tied to the political left or right. “We’re talking about what would be a criminal act in any other place,” Rep. David Simpson…

Texas Republican proposes criminal penalties for overly touchy TSA agents

From Republican majorities to corporate outrages, everything’s bigger in Texas. That even holds true when it comes to giving “the man” the finger, which is precisely what one conservative state representative has set about doing with a new proposal that would make airport security a much tricker business in the…

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