human rights


Thursday, September 10th, 2015

Police will not face charges in Pasco shooting death of Mexican man

*It’s been seven months since the fatal shooting in Pasco, Washington. Franklin County prosecutor Shawn Sant says the police officers actions were “reasonable under the standards established in our state laws.” VL By James Lartey and Jon Swaine, The Guardian Three police officers in Washington state who shot and killed a Mexican man earlier this year

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Video Suggests Latino Suspect in San Antonio Shooting Had Hands Raised When Shot

*The sheriff’s version of the incident is that the victim, who they say had harmed an 18 month-old child and a woman, resisted arrest. VL By Ashley Southall and Many Fernandez, The New York Times The fatal...

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Newly Released Video Shows Police Officers Fatally Shooting an Unarmed Latino Man

*The victim’s family was awarded $4.7 million in damages. VL By Natasha Noman, News.Mic A federal court judge Tuesday mandated the release of police-recorded video showing three officers shooting and killing unarmed Latino man Ricardo Diaz Zeferino, 35, in...

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

‘Shot from behind’: man’s death reveals hidden horror of Latino police killings

* VL By Oliver Laughland, The Guardian Outside the Red Poppy Art House in San Francisco’s Mission district, a newly painted mural glows in the afternoon sun. Two of the men etched on the wall are instantly recognisable:...

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Prosecutor reviewing report on police shooting of unarmed Pasco man

*The report took nearly four months to complete, and the county prosecutor says he’ll release it after he’s reviewed it and concluded if the evidence warrants a trial. VL By Nicholas K. Geranios, The Seattle Times SPOKANE...

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Prosecutor expects police report on fatal police shooting of Pasco man

*There’s a pending coronor’s inquest which will determine the official cause and manner of Antonio Zambrano-Montez’s death. The inquest jury will also decide if the shooting was justifiable. VL By Seattle Times/Associated Press PASCO, Wash. (AP) —...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Chicago Public Schools valedictorian victimized by Chicago police

*There are many reasons I decided to publish this. It’s heart-breaking and real; it happens too often to young men of color; what we read about it is what’s written in official police reports; there’s another side...

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

California’s Plan to Deport our Heritage

*The recognition of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall, as well as Pope Francis’ plan to canonize the 18th century friar, have been the center of recent discussion and controversy. Native American groups oppose...

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

Attorney Says Dashcam May Be Doctored After Grapevine Officer No-Billed

*What’s the story?: The latest grand jury decision regarding the police shooting of an unarmed Latino. Why it’s important: Grapevine, Texas, police officer Robert Clark was no-billed for the killing of an unarmed Mexican immigrant based on...

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Racism as Evil

By Dr. Henry Flores, NewsTaco I’ve been contemplating the sources of evil and how evil manifests itself in how we treat one another daily.  This curiosity comes on the tail of the recent spate of cop on...

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Latinos ‘in solidarity’ with African Americans in Baltimore

*The Latino commuity in Baltimore has doubled over the last ten years. Latinos are now roughly 5% of the population. VL By Nicole Acevedo, MSNBC The Latino community in Baltimore is responding to the unrest that has gripped the...

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015

Baltimore Latinos plan march to call for justice and end to violent protests

*There are roughly 26,000 Latinos in Baltimore, mostly immigrants. The march and vigil will begin at the offices of an immigrant aid organization, located in the area where the riots have taken place. VL By Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News...

Monday, April 27th, 2015

“Not Counting Mexicans or Indians”: The Many Tentacles of State Violence Against Black-Brown-Indigenous Communities

By Roberto Rodriguez, NewsTaco “They tried to bury us, but they didn’t know we were seeds.” – Popul Vuh Between my eyes, I bear a scar in the shape of a “T” that I received on March...

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Neo-Nazis Blitz Vigils for Immigrant Killed by Cops

*This is alarming, to a point. It’s also surreal, to another point. Nazi’s in Pasco? Putting flyers on windsheilds? Franklin Roosevelt said “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” VL By Bill C0nroy,...

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