posted on Jul, 23 2014 @ 04:33 AM
And no, this is not at the Southern border
This happened when a group of Boy Scouts were on a 3 week trip and on the way going from the Canadian border into Alaska, when one of the Boy Scouts
took a picture of a Border Agent
Well, evidently not
According to the Agent who's picture the boy took, it's against the law to take pictures of Federal Agents
So, they harassed the B.S. Troop for about 4 hours before letting them go
DES MOINES, Iowa —A central Iowa Boy Scout troop just returned from a three-week trip they will likely never forget.
About 10 days into the trip, an innocent action by one of the nearly two dozen Scouts at the Canadian border into Alaska set off a chain of events
that lead to a U.S. border official pointing a gun at a scout’s head.
Boy Scout Troop 111 Leader Jim Fox spelled out what happened to him and the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111 as four van-loads of Scouts and adult
volunteers tried to drive from Canada into Alaska.
Fox said one of the Scouts took a picture of a border official, which spurred agents to detain everyone in that van and search them and their
“The agent immediately confiscated his camera, informed him he would be arrested, fined possibly $10,000 and 10 years in prison,” Fox said.
Fox said he was told it is a federal offense to take a picture of a federal agent.
The Troop leader said he didn't complain because he didn't want to make the situation worse
But when one of the boys went to reach for the luggage off the top of the van to be searched, that's when one agents pointed the gun at him:
“He hears a snap of a holster, turns around, and here’s this agent, both hands on a loaded pistol, pointing at the young man’s head,” Fox
No one was hurt or arrested, just harassed and shook up, and they were let go about 4 hours later and they were able to continue their trip into
But what Fox said made him really furious was.....
When he thinks about what happened to them and the fact there are people streaming across the southern border illegally
Pretty bad when Americans get harassed, but illegals get a free pass at the borders
edit on 23-7-2014 by snarky412 because: (no reason given)