Death on the Border
Posted on Apr 24, 2012
In May 2010, Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas, a 32-year-old Mexican immigrant, was handcuffed, hogtied, kicked, beaten and tased five times before he died in the custody of U.S. Border Patrol officers, who justified their actions by claiming he resisted arrest. New eyewitness video says otherwise.
The footage aired nationally last Friday as part of a joint investigation by the PBS program “Need to Know” and The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund.
Below, Amy Goodman speaks with PBS reporter John Carlos Frey; Maria Puga, Hernandez-Rojas’ widow, and Humberto Navarrete, a former National Guardsman and eyewitness to the beating. —ARK