Your Papers, Please: Man Deals with “Immigration Checkpoint” 350 Miles Away from Border

Your federal dollars at work: A Homeland Security/ICE checkpoint apparently checking passers-by for proof of United States citizenship. As the fellow in this video points out, it is more than likely a pretense to snoop for drugs. Remember the magic phrase: “Am I being detained? Am I free to go?” Oh! Also remember to have a camera and witnesses. DISCLAIMER: This is not to be construed as legal advice, and your own your own success implementing this strategy may – and probably will – depend on your gender, ethnicity and the color of your skin. Exercising your rights may result in side effects up to and including: Ass-beatings by thugs with badges, indefinite detentions, trumped-up charges, placement on watch lists and even death.

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  • Jhams

    I lol’d at the supervisor’s, “Well, you are obviously a citizen of the United States.”

    • Breshvic

      Partly because he’s white.

  • Will Coles

    To quote a great man “You’re free to do as we tell you.”

    It’s like boiling a frog, it doesn’t notice the gradual change so it doesn’t jump out of the pot & dies not realising it was always going to be killed.

    • rtb61

      Well, that is a pretty bloody blatant loss of freedom. That’s way beyond boiled, that’s crumbed and deep fried.

  • Len

    Watch out for your freedoms, boys and girls. They will be taken away if you let it.

  • Sir Legendhead

    I used to run into random searches when I lived in the shitty neighborhood across town. They straight up told me one night, “look man, we’re looking for drugs. Lots of them. We got a dude with 47g the other night.” They didn’t even look for my little personal stash of should-be-legal herb and to be honest, I kinda wonder if they would’ve given a damn if they had found it. These guys wanted to move up in their world, Ol’ Hippie Sir ain’t nothin’ for them to bother with.

  • emperorreagan

    The government is comically ineffective at both drug and immigration interdiction. The uniform for ICE/DHS/DEA/whatever should be a Snidely Whiplash mask & top hat.

  • Hadrian999

    next it will be 350 miles from any airport

  • BuzzCoastin

    China is so repressive

    I hope that someday America will free the Chinese from this kind of oppression.
    God it’s great to be an American and live in a free country that respects civil rights.
    See folks, this is why it’s called the Land of the Free
    because this couldn’t happen to a free people like us.

  • http://twitter.com/CharliePrimero Charlie Primero

    That checkpoint is 22 miles west of Las Cruces, NM. I drive through it frequently going from Austin to L.A. I never tell the thugs to pissoff because I’m exhausted at that point in the drive. It’s actually within the 100 mile “Constitution-Free Zone” near U.S. borders.

  • swabby429

    I understand the principle of the complaint, but the the driver is being a complete asshat.

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