July 30, 2015
Aug. 2 9:00 am “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” (in the Sanctuary)
Brian Erickson, with the ACLU of New Mexico’s Regional Center for Border Rights in Las Cruces, will join us to talk about the abuse, indignity, and discrimination that Border Patrol inflicts upon communities in southern New Mexico. The principle of fundamental fairness for all – one of our most cherished values – is enshrined in both the U.S. Constitution and international law. In many American communities, however, Border Patrol agents treat residents they encounter as “guilty until proven innocent.” Join this discussion to learn more about efforts to address militarization and racial profiling to promote community safety and trust.