Friday, May 25th, 2018

Esequiel Hernández, Jr. – 15 years later

Every year on or about May 20th I remind readers: "In 1997, U.S.
Marines patrolling the Texas-Mexican border as part of the war on drugs
shot and killed Esequiel Hernández, Jr.   Mistaken for a drug runner, the
18 year old was, in fact, a U.S. citizen tending his family's goats
with a .22 rifle.   He became the first American killed by U.S. military
forces on native soil since the 1970 Kent State shootings."   This PBS DVD
is a must-view for all who care about our border policies. – http://www.pbs.org/pov/ballad/