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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Group Demands Border Patrol Stop Teaching Children How to Shoot

Statement by Arturo Carmona, Executive Director of Presente.org

Feb. 3, 2014

The recently released images of Border Patrol agents teaching children to shoot targets that look like immigrants are disturbing and unacceptable. The Border Patrol should not even be teaching kids in our communities how to shoot guns at all. Border Patrol officials denying that these targets are images of immigrants is insulting.

We call on the Border Patrol to stop using children for shooting exercises. We also call on the Department of Justice to investigate shooting deaths by Border Patrol agents.