White supremacists at the Arizona border

By Brenda Norrell

The media has a short memory and a select agenda concerning white supremacists at the Arizona border. JT Ready of the border militia ultimately killed himself and his family, including a baby, in Mesa, Arizona.

In another case, a home invasion near the border, Shawna Forde was convicted of the first-degree murder of a child in Arivaca, Arizona, 9-year-old daughter, Brisenia, and her father Raul Junior Flores, in 2009. 

Instead of the media pointing out that the border militias have murdered children in recent years, the media has attempted to make folk heroes of criminals. This same media has attempted to make a folk hero of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, instead of exposing the acts of racism.

While reporters distanced from the reality of this hatred sit in newsrooms and enjoy their laughs, their irresponsilbe reporting fuels the hatred that is ultimately carried out in murders and tortures at the US Mexico border.

In Arizona, police have routinely ignored the threat of the heavily-armed militia and endangered the public. Both the media and the police play roles in fueling the hatred and violence that has resulted in the murder of children.

Read more in this 2012 article: http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2012/05/arizona-ignored-threat-of-border.html

In 2014 in Juarez, Indigenous migrant girl, 12, from Ecuador found hanged 

http://indigenousresistancejuly2014.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-cover-up-in-young-migrants-death.html

About Brenda Norrell

Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.

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Brenda Norrell has been a news reporter in Indian country for 34 years. She is publisher of Censored News, focusing on Indigenous Peoples, human rights and the US border. Censored News was created after Norrell was censored, then terminated, by Indian Country Today after serving as a longtime staff reporter. Now censored by the mainstream media, she previously was a staff reporter at numerous American Indian newspapers and a stringer for AP, USA Today and others. She lived on the Navajo Nation for 18 years, and then traveled with the Zapatistas. She covered the climate summits in Cochabamba, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.