The Tucson winter sun mixed with a cool breeze hit my face as I rode my bike to work on Sunday February 17th. Suddenly I come across three Tucson Police Department vehicles used to pull over a family. Arizona’s police state had René Meza Huerta in handcuffs. His wife did not know what to do; their six children were scared and crying for their father. Border Patrol was then called by local police enforcing SB 1070. Once they approached the scene to take René into custody, I spontaneously ran up to the Border Patrol vehicle and crawled beneath it to prevent his detention.
I did this to protest racial-profiling and to impede a family separation from taking place due to unjust state and immigration laws.