Real World Example
Building on the "coming out" tactics of the DREAMer movement, Jonathan Perez and Isaac Berrera (two undocumented youth), "walked into the Border Patrol office in Alabama to ask a few questions" on November 10, 2010. They used their phone cameras to document encounter. Both young men were detained as a consequence of their action. A campaign for their release was initiated by their allies and supporters. While both Perez and Berrera were eventually temporarily released, their strategy continues to raise questions about the balance between risk and benefit of their action. Was their action worth the risk? How did their documentation of the event help tip the balance of their civic action?