Illegal Immigrant Living In The U.S. For 25 Years Was Brutally Beaten To Death By Border Agents In Horrific Video (VIDEO)

Quit resisting

PBS has released a documentary showing the savage death of an illegal immigrant near the California border. 42-year-old Anastasio Hernández-Rojas was beaten with hands, feet, police-issue batons and tazed for 30 minutes, ending in death for the 25-year United States resident and father of five. His children are all U.S. citizens.

Anastasio Hernández-Rojas had lived in the United States since the age of 15. When he was detained for living here illegally, instead of being deported, he was killed. That is not justice. That is criminal.

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Here’s the video:

The agents say they confronted Hernández-Rojas because he became hostile and resisted arrest. But previously undisclosed videos recorded by eyewitnesses on their cellphones show a different story. “All eyewitnesses that we spoke to basically tell the same story of a man hogtied and handcuffed behind his back, not resisting, being beaten repeatedly by batons, by kicks, by punches, by the use of a taser, for almost 30 minutes until he died,” says reporter John Carlos Frey, whose exposé aired in a national television special last Friday night as part of a joint investigation by the PBSbroadcast, “Need to Know,” and the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute. We also speak with Hernández-Rojas’s widow, María Puga. “My husband was tortured. He was severely beaten. And they’ve destroyed an entire family,” says Puga, speaking through a Spanish-English translator. “All we want is justice. And we need your help to get that justice.”

For a full transcript, visit Democracy Now.

Incidents like this illustrate the deep need for change in both immigration law and enforcement, especially in oversight. Most people watching this video do not understand what could cause a group of people to inflict this on another human being, and it stands to reason that the culture of law enforcement in this area could have something to do with it.

There is no reason for this to ever have happened.


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