Justice for Jose Antonio: Emergency Community Briefing


    Hosted by Border Patrol Victims Network Red de Victimas de la Patrulla Fronteriza and 2 others

    “Donald Trump’s continued fear-mongering of border communities and asylum seekers are unfolding amidst the courtroom proceedings of the second federal trial of US Border Patrol officer Lonnie Swartz, who shot into Mexico through the militarized border wall in Ambos Nogales, killing 16-year old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez on October 10, 2012. Join the Border Patrol Victims Network to listen the latest updates on the case and demand the prosecutor assigned to the case to include important information and witnesses.

    At 4:30, we invite you to join the Troops Off the Border! Asylum for the Caravan! and demand an end to further militarization of the border and to stop violence at the hands of security forces, including Border Patrol and the recently deployed 5,200 troops. A successful prosecution in José Antonio’s case would set a precedent of accountability for future cases of human rights abuses in the borderlands.”


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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).


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