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“Borderline Cruelty”

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Oct 14, 2011

The following op-ed on the No More Deaths report by Randy McGuire ran in the Binghamton, NY Press and Sun Bulletin, the Ithaca Journal, and the Elmira, NY Star-Gazette.

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Op-ed Press and Sun

2 Responses to ““Borderline Cruelty””

  1. Gary Gletty says:

    Border Patrol officers are supposed to be screened to make sure that they are not xenophobes from anti-immigrant groups. A very high percentage are not.

  2. George Rappolt says:

    You don’t have to be a xenophobe when you join the Border Patrol to be corrupted by the internal culture of cruelty after you join. This is a well-known social psychological phenomenon: anyone in a prison-guard-like role is extremely likely to begin abusing the people in his/her care, especially if the other people in the organization are doing it too.

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