Border Patrol killed my husband. Help bring justice to my family.
UPDATE from Presente.org: We have a partial win. The Department of Justice has opened a general investigation, but no information has been released, and no one has been held accountable. Sign the petition to demand that Anastasio’s killers be brought to justice.
In 2010 near San Diego, Border Patrol beat and tasered my husband Anastasio while he was hogtied and face down on the pavement. They tortured him to death, despite his repeated pleas for help.
Over the last two years, Border Patrol has refused to release the names of the agents responsible or to reveal whether those involved have been disciplined. Anastasio was not their only victim. Since the year Anastasio was killed, Border Patrol agents have killed or seriously injured at least 9 people from San Diego, California to Brownsville, Texas.
My family is demanding that the Department of Justice conduct an open and thorough investigation of all the killings committed by the Border Patrol since 2010. Will you join me in bringing justice to my family and the other families who have been victimized?
Maria Puga, widow of Anastasio Hernandez-Rojas