Watching the Watchers: Arizona Residents Monitor Border Checkpoint

"Border-area residents, upset with what they called an increased militarized presence in their community, began an effort Wednesday to monitor Border Patrol actions at a federal immigration checkpoint about 25 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona.  Organizers with a humanitarian aid group called People Helping People in the Border Zone have called on the Border Patrol to remove the checkpoint in Amado, a town of about 300 people.  Some residents say they have to deal with unnecessary delays, harassment and sometimes abuse at the checkpoint." - Cindy Carcamo, L.A. Times, Feb. 26, 2014.