posted on May, 14 2013 @ 09:10 PM
First, the post w/video after the OP should be removed by the mods. It does not belong on this thread.
Second, My wife and I traveling in south Texas in 1977 was stopped by one of those "border" check points as we were vacationing. Actually, we
stopped about a mile shy of the checkpoint to check our map. Very soon an officer came along and asked some civil questions. We gave him civil
answers. We went on our way.
Police check points are not unusual in some states and they have been going on at least ever since states passed their seatbelt laws back in the early
1960s. Indiana for one had road blocks to check for bad tires and mufflers back about that time. (They drew a lot of flack and maybe were
discontinued for that reason.)
Yet abuses of power do occur. Two friends and I were going into Mexico four years ago and as we crossed the US checkpoint, the officer asked how much
cash we had. My friend, an American, non-Hispanic but long-time Mexico resident said, "Less than $10,000." The officer insisted on how much, my
friend said that we only needed to declare anything over 10k and we didn't have that much. Without a further word, we were waved over for a full
inspection of the car including a dog sniffing. We lost about an hour by refusing to be intimidated by what was an unlawful "order." Such as it
I maintain that we all, men and women should stuff plump sausages into our underwear as we undergo DHS pat downs at airports. --But then, you'll
probably miss your flight!