Wednesday, October 31, 2012

This is Valeria "Munique" Tachiquin

"This is Valeria "Munique" Tachiquin, an American citizen and young mother of five children who was shot and killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on September 28 in a suburb of San Diego several miles north of California’s border with Mexico. Valeria is one of an increasing number of fatalities who have been killed at the hands these agents — which has prompted an investigation by the Department of Homeland Security. In an emotional interview, Democracy Now! speaks with her father who says he still knows little about the circumstances of his daughter’s death. Watch the interview: We also speak with Christian Ramirez, Director of Southern Border Communities Coalition, who was at the scene soon after the shooting." Published on 25 Oct 2012 by democracynow Visit for the complete transcript, additional reports on this topic, and more information. Watch the independent, global news hour live weekdays 8-9am ET. In the wake of a dramatic increase in deaths at the hands of U.S border patrol agents, the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to launch a long-awaited investigation into the agency's use of force. Since 2010, border agents have killed at least 18 people, including Valeria "Munique" Tachiquin, slain by a Border Patrol agent on September 28 in broad daylight several miles north of California's border with Mexico. Tachiquin was a U.S. citizen and mother of five children. Her family is now brings a wrongful death lawsuit against the Border Patrol. We're joined by Valeria's father, Valentin Tachiquin, and by Christian Ramirez, Director of Southern Border Communities Coalition and Human Rights Director of Alliance San Diego. Tune in to Democracy Now! for our upcoming Election Night broadcast on November 6: To watch the entire weekday independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, search our vast archive, or to find more information about Democracy Now! and Amy Goodman, visit FOLLOW DEMOCRACY NOW! ONLINE: Facebook: Twitter: @democracynow Subscribe on YouTube: Listen on SoundCloud: ; Daily Email News Digest: Please consider supporting independent media by making a donation to Democracy Now! today, Thank you Welcome To MY World For This Information.... Welcome to my world
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