U.S. Border Patrol goes Big Brother in Washington State – Boing Boing

By , April 22, 2008 9:37 pm

U.S. Border Patrol goes Big Brother in Washington State – Boing Boing
J. T. Glover says: “This is an article from the Seattle Times about how the U.S. Border Patrol is questioning U.S. citizens traveling within the U.S. (from island to mainland) on the grounds that some of them might be terrorists. When pressed, a deputy chief patrol agent for the area admitted that anyone stopped who refuses to answer questions–as is their legal right–is let go. Clever terrorists escape, citizens are inconvenienced, and an unknown amount of drug smuggling or illegal immigration is halted.”

Just a matter of time till the old “Your papers please” won’t be a joke. And it doesn’t catch terrorists.

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