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A Culture of Cruelty: Abuse and Impunity in Short-Term US Border Patrol Custody (2011)

A Culture of Cruelty: Abuse and Impunity in Short-Term US Border Patrol Custody (2011)

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Published by: CEInquiry on Jul 08, 2013
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 A Culture of Cruelty
 Abuse And ImpunIty In short-termu.s. border pAtrol Custody no more deAthsno más muertes2011
A Culture of Cruelty
No More Deaths / No Mas Múertes
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4 Introduction5 Border Patrol Short-erm Custody Conditions5 Border Patrol’s Apprehension Methods & Border Deaths6 Changing Demographics7 Existing Standards or Custody and Repatriation8 Recommendations & Conclusions
1 PEE11 13 P E: E S  E
13 Documentation Methodology14 Demographics and Characteristics o Sample15 Areas o Concern15 Psychological abuse17 Failure to Provide and the Denial o Water in the Field and Processing Centers19 Failure to Provide and the Denial o Food in the Field and Processing Centers20 Failure to Provide Medical reatment and Access to Medical Proessionals21 Inhumane Processing Center Conditions24 Verbal Abuse25 Physical Abuse26 Dangerous ransportation Practices28 Separation o Family Members29 Dangerous Repatriation Practices29 Failure to Return Personal Belongings32 Due Process Concerns33 Impact o Deportation on Tose Who Have Lived in the U.S. or Many Years
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 A Culture of Cruelty
33 Border Patrol Apprehension Methods and Border Deaths33 Intentional unneling o migrants to deadly regions and the dispersal o groups as a tactic to apprehend migrants34 Undermined Search and Rescue Eorts34 Interering with medical proessionals who are providing aid to patients
3 P : ES SS  PES  BE P S
39 Hold Rooms & Short-erm Custody Memorandum, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, June 2, 200840 Memorandum o Understanding Regarding Local Arrangement or Repatriation o Mexican Nationals April 2, 200940 Conclusion41 Current Border Patrol Custody Policies: Shortcomings and Violations
 P EE: E P  S E  BE P BSE
42 Policies that Contribute to Border Patrol Abuse42 Border Militarization and the Failure o Deterrence42 Te Criminalization o Immigrants43 Recipe or Abuse: Te Economic Incentives or Border Militarization44 Weak Oversight Mechanisms and an Institutional Culture Hostile to Accountability44 Border Patrol Resistance to Accountability45 Limitations o the Oce o Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL)46 Conclusion
7 P : EES  S
47 Overall Standards Regulating Short-erm Custody50 Independent, Non-Governmental Oversight50 Conclusion
51 SS53 EEES5 PPE7 EES
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Memorial for Carlos La Madrid, age 9, shotfour times and killed by Border Patrol onMarch , 0.Knee injury sustained from a fall while beingchased by Border Patrol, subsequentlydenied medical care. This man wasdeported having only received newspapersto bandage what agents called “just ascratch” to mock him, laughing.Slashed water bottles left by No MoreDeaths for people crossing the desert,demonstrating the destruction of life-savingaid supplies.Photo from November, 009 in Naco,Sonora. Injuries sustained when a BorderPatrol agent shoved this man several timesinto the side of a vehicle.

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