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Friday, June 4, 2010

Border Patrol agent beats undocumented immigrant in custody, Eduardo Moreno guilty of civil rights violation


U.S. Border Patrol Agent Eduardo Moreno is in hot water.  He will likely get a date with “bend-em-over-bill” when he is sentenced to prison for beating a defenseless undocumented worker who was in custody.

Nogales Processing Center

NogalesSouth processing center

According to court records and admissions during a plea agreement, on May 10th, 2006, Moreno was escorting the undocumented person at the Border Patrol Processing Center in Nogales, Arizona.  For reasons not disclosed, Moreno attacked the victim.  He punched the man in the stomach with a baton, then threw him to the floor.  To finish the assault, Moreno kicked the defenseless man.  Needless to say, the undocumented immigrant “suffered bodily injury”.


To cover up his tracks, Moreno falsified his report or made a false statement to investigators.  That has earned him an additional charge of making a false statements. 



Eduardo Moreno pled guilty today to a federal civil rights charge.  The guilty plea carries a sentence of up to 10 years in bend-em-over-Bill’s cross bar motel.  The sentencing will occur on August 12th, 2010.

The border fence has sensors in it



“We place a great deal of trust in federal law enforcement officers, and the Civil Rights Division will aggressively prosecute any officer who violates the rights of others and abuses the power they are given to perform their critical duties,” said Thomas E. Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division.


Most of our law enforcement agents break their necks to get it right in a dangerous environment.  Once in awhile a bad apple pokes through.  Eduardo Moreno has left a black eye on the Border Patrol because he beat the hell out of a defenseless Mexican National. 


According to the World Socialist Web Site, the un-named victim got off easy.  Anastasio Hernández Rojas died in a San Diego hospital Monday, June 1st, 2010.  He was in the custody of Border Patrol Agents at the San Ysidro border crossing when an incident broke out.  The agents reportedly tazered Hernández Rojas and beat him.  He was declared brain dead as the result of a homicide. 


On May 28th, John McCain failed to show at a community meeting.  Immigration rights activist protested at his office.  The conservative right refuses to entertain discussion about comprehensive immigration reform.  ( cir ).  With Cir, we can avoid ugly confrontations like that of anastasio Hernandez Rojas, and frustrated brutes like border patrol agent Eduardo Moreno.  Let’s pass comprehensive immigration reform now!


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