On May 25th, 2018, Patrick Eddington with Just Security posted an article regarding Checkpoint USA's recently filed civil rights lawsuit & federal tort claim. For those who aren't already familiar with the legal action, the lawsuit was filed against the Pima County Sheriff's Department & various Customs & Border Protection agents in their individual capacities while the tort claim was filed against Customs & Border Protection. According to the website, Just Security is an online forum for the rigorous analysis of U.S. national security law and policy and is maintained by the New York University School of Law.
The article summarizes some of the sixteen year history leading up to the present lawsuit, discusses how the Operation Stonegarden federal grant program is playing a role in the legal action and links the underlying issues with similar legal action taking place in areas like Arivaca, AZ.
For those interested, I recommend the article for the broader context it provides regarding these issues. It can be found online at:
More information about CPUSA's ongoing lawsuit and the issues leading up to it can be found at:
In addition to the Just Security article highlighted above, I was also recently interviewed by KOLD's Craig Reck in Tucson, AZ. The results of that interview are available at: