This shit is not over. Just saying. Stay tuned.
— Coalition for The Arizona 3 (@CoalitionAZ3) April 22, 2019
Just off the phone w/ @prolpo: What about building a network of solidarity between universities in every border state, echoing the demands of NO ICE and NO BORDER PATROL on campus? Like the border itself we’d form a ring around the imaginary circumference of the nation pic.twitter.com/g9Ax9ryqOA
— Coalition for The Arizona 3 (@CoalitionAZ3) April 15, 2019
Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall’s office has dropped the misdemeanor charges against three students who were involved in harassing and stalking two Border Patrol agents on the University Of Arizona campus, in March. The agents had been invited to campus by the university’s Criminal Justice Association.
Judicial Watch, a conservative government watchdog group, filed a complaint with the University of Arizona days after the attack, in which the group demanded that President Robert Robbins “do his job” by enforcing the student code of conduct.
According to Judicial Watch, the student at the center of the controversy, Denisse Moreno Melchor’s “behavior appears in conflict with and in violation of Policy 5-308,” which is the University’s code of conduct.
The group also argued that Moreno Melchor’s behavior violated Arizona Revised Statute (ARS) 13-2904. That statute addresses disorderly conduct, “the unlawful behavior practiced by Moreno-Melchor,” said the Judicial Watch complaint.
The ADI reported at the time that Moreno Melchor “livestreamed her hysterical reaction to the presence of two Border Patrol agents who were invited to speak to a group of criminal justice majors.”
“I don’t know who allowed the murder patrol,” said Moreno Melchor while filming the agents through the doorway. “They allow murderers to be on campus where I pay to be here. Murderers! On campus. Murderers! On campus.”
In April, a small group of instructors and professors demanded in a letter that the University of Arizona Police drop the charges. Radical students also held a rally in support of the students: