Revitalize Not Militarize

Revitalize Not Militarize Updates

March of the Quilt

Posted by on 2:24 pm in News, The Border Quilt | 0 comments

Inspired by the AIDS Quilt, The Border Quilt  expresses how militarization has resulted in losses for border residents. On 2’ x 4’ cloth panels, border residents  tell stories of lives lost, loss of civil rights, loss of security, and loss of humanity. The Border Quilt will start its pilgrimage in Arizona on March 30 and will continue to travel in New Mexico, Texas, and northern border communities. Follow its journey by visiting this website regularly.   EVENTS: MARCH 30 – 4th Avenue & 6th Street, Tucson, Arizona Justice Sí,...

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KPBS: Border Agency Brings Face Scanning To Otay Mesa

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The next time you walk across the Mexican border, an agent might ask to scan your face. In a pilot program rolling out this spring and summer, Customs and Border Protection will be testing biometric technology at the Otay Mesa pedestrian crossing. Face and iris scanning kiosks will capture biometric data on non-U.S. citizens walking across the border. According to slides from a presentation on the agency’s plans for biometrics, the program is designed to “test the viability of facial and iris image capture in an outdoor land exit...

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Department of Homeland Security: CBP Drones are Dubious Achievers

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After spending eight years and hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has yet to prove the value of its Unmanned Aircraft System (drone) program while drastically understating the costs, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Inspector General (OIG). Based on its findings, OIG recommends that CBP abandon plans to spend $443 million more on additional aircraft and put those funds to better use. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Unmanned Aircraft...

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Reuters: Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report

Posted by on 10:38 am in News | 0 comments

By Carey Gillam (Reuters) – Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a report released on Friday. The Amnesty International report said law enforcement officers should be investigated by U.S. authorities for the abuses, which occurred during weeks of racially charged protests that erupted after white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed...

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Group finds racial profiling at Amado border checkpoint

Posted by on 8:50 am in News | 0 comments

By Perla Trevizo, Yoohyun Jung An Arivaca residents group called for an investigation of alleged racial profiling by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint on Arivaca Road outside of Amado, based on a report it produced on volunteers’ monitoring of the checkpoint. The new report from People Helping People in the Border Zone, which has called for an elimination of the checkpoint since 2012, showed that Latinos are more likely to face prolonged stops and secondary inspection than white people. The group documented vehicle and motorist...

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