Border Patrol Shoots, Kills Rock Thrower

ACLU Calls on FBI to Investigate the Recurring Disproportionate Use of Force SAN DIEGO – In another disturbing incident, a U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed a suspected border crosser on the Mexican side of the border who was throwing rocks at agents. This shooting is the latest in a series of incidents over the past six years. The ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, citing legal and humanitarian problems with recurring instances of disproportionate use of force, called on the FBI to investigate and an agent confirmed this morning that the agency would do so. “We simply cannot allow our law enforcement agents to use lethal force when confronted with rock throwers,” said Kevin Keenan, executive director of the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties. “We’re still waiting to hear all the facts, and there are numerous versions of the incident being recounted, but regardless, our law enforcement agents need to find new ways to deescalate such situations. Shooting someone accused of throwing rocks should not be part of the U.S. policy playbook.” This latest incident took place last evening, when a Border Patrol agent shot Jose Alfredo Ya