In March, a Honduran woman, her 14-year-old daughter and another teenage girl crossed the border in Texas. When they turned themselves into border patrol agent Esteban Manzanares, he should’ve taken them to a holding facility. Instead, he raped all three women. Manzanares had already been flagged for misconduct before the assaults. Why wasn’t he punished? A new story in Politico Magazine says his story speaks to systemic problems within the Border Patrol.
Is the Border Patrol Out of Control?
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