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Border Patrol under scrutiny for deadly force

In this Aug. 9, 2012, photo, vehicles are parked along the border fence as pedestrians cross the street in Nogales, Mexico. The location is near the site where a U.S. Border Patrol agent being pelted with rocks opened fire toward Mexico, killing a 16-year-old boy. The shooting has prompted renewed outcry over the Border Patrol’s use-of-force policies and angered human rights activists and Mexican officials who believe the incident has become part of a disturbing trend along the border _ gunning down rock-throwers rather than using non-lethal weapons. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

The Oct. 10 border shooting has prompted renewed outcry over the Border Patrol's use-of-force policies and angered human rights activists and Mexican officials who believe the incident has become part of a disturbing trend along the border — gunning down rock-throwers rather than using non-lethal weapons.

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Fast and Furious report faults Justice Department (access required)

Fast and Furious report faults Justice Department

The Justice Department's internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

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