Convicted for leaving water for migrants in the desert: This is Trump’s justice ~ The Washington Post

A man stands in front of a border fence that divides a beach near Tijuana, Mexico, this month. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

January 27 at 6:08 PM

A FEW weeks ago, federal prosecutors in Arizona secured a conviction against four humanitarian aid workers who left water in the desert for migrants who might otherwise die of heat exposure and thirst. Separately, they dropped manslaughter charges against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired 16 times across the border, killing a teenage Mexican boy. The aid workers face a fine and up to six months in jail. The Border Patrol officer faces no further legal consequences.

That is a snapshot of twisted frontier justice in the age of Trump. Save a migrant’s life, and you risk becoming a political prisoner. Kill a Mexican teenager, and you walk free.

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