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Man beaten to death in Border Patrol custody

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posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 07:27 PM
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The DHS is investigating after a man Border Patrol was trying to deport ended up beaten to death while in their custody.

DHS investigates after man beaten to death in Border Patrol custody


Crowley said both the US Department of Homeland Security and police in the southern California city of San Diego are investigating the case.

Hernandez Rojas, 42 and a father of five, died on Monday after a beating at the hands of US Border Patrol agents who were seeking to deport him, according to a spokesman at the Mexican consulate in San Diego.

Hernandez Rojas, who had lived in the United States for more than 20 years, died of cardiac arrest after doctors said he had already sustained severe brain damage in the beating.


I've not been able to find much more on the story than this. Hopefully the truth, whatever it is, will come out in this case.




posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 07:49 PM
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Smells fishy. San Diego actually deports people. Wow, I've never heard of such a thing. I learned something today.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 07:54 PM
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I just found a little more on it. His death has been ruled a homicide.

Man's stun-gun death at border ruled homicide


SAN DIEGO - The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the death of a Mexican national a homicide, five days after he was shot with a stun gun by a U.S. immigration officer.

The coroner also said Wednesday that methamphetamine abuse and hypertension contributed to the death of Anastacio Hernandez, 32, who died from cardiac arrest around 6 p.m. Saturday at a Chula Vista hospital.

Hernandez-Rojas signed papers agreeing to be returned to Mexico. At the gate leading to Mexico, agents removed the man's handcuffs and he became violent about 9:15 p.m., Collins said.

"The agents and the subject all fell to the ground during the fight, and the agents radioed for assistance,'' Collins said. Customs and Border Protection agents joined the struggle, and a CBP agent fired a Taser at Hernandez-Rojas, he said.

Hernandez-Rojas stopped breathing, police said. Agents began cardiopulmonary resuscitation and called paramedics.


I also found an earlier article that confirms the brain damage they found in the hospital.

Man dies after being shot with stun gun


A short time later, Collins said, the man stopped breathing. Agents began CPR and called paramedics. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, and San Diego police were called in when it became apparent the man had a brain condition that was terminal.

The National Human Rights Commission in Mexico accused Border Patrol agents of beating Hernandez-Rios, and the foreign ministry in Mexico City has demanded an explanation from San Diego and federal authorities, according to Tijuana newspapers.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 08:19 PM
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Gosh I hate to say this but the best thing to do while under custody of the authorities is to just comply and end every sentence with "sir".

Don't start none and there won't be none.



posted on Jun, 2 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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said Wednesday that methamphetamine abuse and hypertension contributed to the death of Anastacio Hernandez

Pardon my lack of sympathy..

Meth head fights officers.. officers stun him .. he dies because his heart has been pumped full of drugs for so long it just gave out.

And last I checked, the coroner did not make the judgments of homicide.. However, it is a typical Californian Progressive city .. So I wouldn't be entirely surprised if they crucify the officers who did it. IMO, it's not much of a loss. And if he really did have 5 kids, they much better off without him.

lmao.. you have to laugh at this:

At the gate leading to Mexico, agents removed the man's handcuffs and he became violent about 9:15 p.m., Collins said.


Deporting in California = walking 5 miles to the border, putting them on the other side, say "don't come back now, ya hear??" ... the fugitive then walks around the gate and back into the city.


[edit on 6/2/2010 by Rockpuck]



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