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Why Aren't Police Shootings Of Mexican Immigrants Sparking Protests?

Agapita Montes-Rivera, right, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015, sits with interpreter Fabian Ubay, left, as they talk with the media in Kennewick, Wash., Tuesday, Feb. 24. Agapita Montes-Rivera viewed her son's body for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, and said she hopes for justice in the case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco was captured on video by a witness. (Nicholas K. Geranios/AP)
Agapita Montes-Rivera, right, the mother of Antonio Zambrano-Montes, who was shot and killed by police in Pasco, Wash., on Feb. 10, 2015, sits with interpreter Fabian Ubay, left, as they talk with the media in Kennewick, Wash., Tuesday, Feb. 24. Agapita Montes-Rivera viewed her son's body for the first time Monday, Feb. 23, and said she hopes for justice in the case that has sparked protests and calls for a federal investigation. The killing of Antonio Zambrano-Montes in Pasco was captured on video by a witness. (Nicholas K. Geranios/AP)

In the last three weeks, three unarmed Mexican immigrants have been killed by police officers in the United States. This comes months after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, both of which spurred nationwide protests and federal investigations around the use of excessive force.

There has been little public condemnation or media coverage around the deaths of these three Latino men. Some say it’s because undocumented immigrants simply cannot speak up. Enrique Acevedo is a Fusion contributor and the anchor of Univision’s late edition. He recently wrote a commentary on this topic and joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson.

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