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Though relatively few in number, extrajudicial killings by U.S. officers along the border with Mexico reverberate with the force of longstanding patterns of racial violence in the borderlands. In this short meditation, Yeh considers a cellphone video of one such killing to ask how the threat of sovereign violence spreads at the border: how it makes itself visible in obfuscation, what can pierce the opacity that envelops it, and how, ultimately, it can disturb the vision of those who view it both in the moment and via the video.  

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