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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Border Patrol protesters not guilty, new action targets Wackenhut profiteers

Article and photo by Brenda Norrell
Censored News
Photo: Wackenhut bus at Three Points, Ariz.

O'odham and Navajo lockdown protesters were found not guilty today in city court Tucson! In a separate action, today 16 people were cited for trespass at Wackenhut, the company that profiteers from transporting migrants from the border in buses.

O'odham and Navajo protesters locked down in Border Patrol Headquarters in May of 2010, demanding an end to the militarization of the border and a halt to the abuses of Indigenous Peoples by border agents.

Wackenhut split into two companies earlier, one to profiteer from the transport of migrants at the border with the buses, and another, GEO, to profiteer from imprisoning migrants and all people of color, in private prisons in the US. Wackenhut security is now owned by G4S based in London and profiteers from the misery of migrants and people of color around the world.

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