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Juan Patricio Memorial Mass

At about 8:40 a.m. on February 22, 2003, Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada, a guest at Annunciation House, was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent. He was 19 years old. We will commemorate his life and death with a … Continue reading

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Join Director Ruben Garcia in Conversation on Race, Violence, and Authority

Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada, a 19-year-old guest at Annunciation House, was shot and killed by a Border Patrol agent while taking out the trash in February 2003. Since then, there have been far too many tragedies like this, where young men … Continue reading

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Who will defend us from the self-defenders?

An officer spots a young man with brown skin on the street. The young man is immediately believed to have committed a crime, although there is little to implicate him in the moment except for his skin color. When confronted … Continue reading

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JUAN PATRICIO Memorial Mass

Juan Patrcio – 1984- 2003 At about 8:40 AM on February 22, 2003, Juan Patricio Peraza Quijada, a 19-year-old young man staying at Annunciation House, found himself standing in the middle of San Antonio Street facing a semi circle of … Continue reading

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Annunciation House Documentary

A Place at the Table Camera by: Seth Donald, Joanna Heatwole, Maria Salazar Sound: Seth Donald, Chad Heatwole

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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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JUAN PATRICIO TRIAL

The civil trial against the United States filed on behalf of the parents of Juan Patricio started on Monday. The trial is a wrongful death trial that claims that as a result of negligence by Border Patrol, Juan Patricio was … Continue reading

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Civil trial in teen's Border Patrol death winds down

Illegal immigrant’s parents are suing the U.S. government over showdown with agent that left the 19-year-old dead By ALICIA A. CALDWELL Associated Press EL PASO A 19-year-old illegal immigrant shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent four years … Continue reading

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Juan Patricio Trial Summary Part 4

In the cross-examination Enrique Moreno again went over the list of things that VB didn’t know, and didn’t find out, when he arrived on the scene. He didn’t know the number of officers, their position, who was in charge, whether progress had been made, whether the subject had a means of escape…the list went on. And all of those things were important, weren’t they?

VB agreed that they were.

According to his training, a Border Patrol agent was required to assess these things before resorting to deadly force, was he not?

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