I am appalled at how our government has become so power hungry and abusive to the common people in America, it has become a real nightmare..
I know these kind of things have been happening to many different people everywhere, but this latest incident of abuse of power affected a friend of
my Wife and myself last night..
Our family friend from Shanghai China came to Vancouver , BC this week only for a vacation, but ended up having all his cash seized illegally by our
corrupt US customs and Immigration officials.
He was coming to Bellingham, Washington to visit us as a side journey, and having all the correct documentation and claiming upon arriving that he had
$9,000.00 dollars for buying some fancy clothes and electronics, which are now more expensive in China's big cities than the USA..
But the US Customs decided that no normal person brings 9,000 cash accross the border, so they took his money, held him and interrogated him for 10
hours yesterday without food or anything, and then finally because he had done nothing wrong, and did not commit any crime, they took his money
anyways, and sent him back to Canada... He was taking a Greyhound bus to Bellingham, so he then called some of his friends in Vancouver who came and
picked him up at the border.
He reported to us today that they treated him quite abusively and tried to accuse him of having some unknown criminal intent in coming to the USA..
Some of them laughed and thanked him for the free money as they told him to go back home. (This was before they strip searched him while he was
This is just outrageous and corrupt behavior by our officials.
I told him he should call a lawyer in Vancouver today and file a lawsuit against them..
I think all stories like this need to be exposed by alternative media as much as possible and somehow these rotten officials need to be dealt
Has anyone else on ATS had friends treated like this recently?
edit on 1-6-2012 by alienreality because: spl