LATINO VOICES

U.S. Police Killings Of Unarmed Mexican Men Enrage Latino Community

In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, pedestrians view a memorial in Pasco, Wash., on the sidewalk where Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an u
In this Feb. 18, 2015 photo, pedestrians view a memorial in Pasco, Wash., on the sidewalk where Antonio Zambrano-Montes, an unarmed man who was running away from police at a crowded intersection, fell after being fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Nicholas K. Geranios)

Grieving and bewildered, the relatives of Antonio Zambrano Montes gathered Friday in western Mexico and prayed over his body 3 1/2 weeks after he was shot dead by police in Washington state.

Zambrano is one of three unarmed Mexican nationals killed by police in the United States in less than a month, enraging the Latino community there and the government and fellow Mexicans here. Where similar shootings of unarmed black men have galvanized an angry public and brought federal scrutiny, the killings of the Mexicans have attracted less attention.

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