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 Civil Rights: Hernández v. Mesa

Sergio Hernández, a 15-year-old Mexican national, was playing with his friends in the concrete culvert that separates El Paso, Texas, from Juarez, Mexico. A U.S. border officer, Jesus Mesa, arrived on the scene and caught one of Hernández’s friends. Hernández, who was unarmed and not trying to gain entry into the United States, ran behind a bridge pillar on the Mexican side of the culvert. Mesa shot Hernández in the head as he peered out from behind the pillar, and Hernández died on the spot. Hernández’s parents sued Mesa for violating Hernández’s rights under the Fourth and Fifth Amendments. Read more >>

By Steven D. Schwinn

February 2017
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