Monthly Archives: August 2008

Response from Annuncation House to the ruling in the Juan Patricio wrongful death civil trial

in places like El Paso, where the harsh realities associated with grinding poverty and immigration are a lived experience for most, and where the ubiquitous presence of the Border Patrol figures prominently in daily life, it is of the utmost importance that matters pertaining to both are treated with meticulous care.

It is nevertheless clear that, in Juan Patricio Peraza’s case, this did not occur. Continue reading

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The Legal Decision on the Juan Patricio wrongful death civil trial

Ruling in full – PDF Judge RICHARD P. MESA’S legal decision in the case of CESAR PERAZA BARRAZA and, RAMONA IRENE QUIJADA-SOTO, Statutory Death Beneficiaries of JUAN PATRICIO PERAZA, Deceased, Plaintiffs, v.s. THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendant

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In the 2003 Border Patrol shooting of Juan Patricio Peraza, the investigation was questionable

statement from Annunciation House When law enforcement officers — the very individuals entrusted to uphold peace and safety — shoot and kill members of the community, a rigorous investigation into the origins of such an incident must be conducted. The … Continue reading

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