The Tragic Story of a Texas Teen and the Marines Who Killed Him for No Reason

When Marines fatally shot an innocent 18 year old boy in West Texas in 1997, it raised serious questions about the War on Drugs and a militarized border that Americans are still asking. Many┬ádetails about Esequiel Hernandez’s┬ádeath also remain unanswered. What’s clear is that he was just tending his family’s goats, and the Marines’ stories don’t add up.

Source: Fusion
Published: May 24, 2017
Length: 13 minutes (3,465 words)