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Monday, March 21, 2011

Border Patrol Retaliating Against Americans At Work

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For those of you who've been following this blog for a while, you may remember a story I posted in March of last year involving a military field grade officer at a Border Patrol checkpoint near Uvalde, TX. That initial report was followed up with another post several months later containing additional video footage and commentary regarding the incident.

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In that incident, Border Patrol agents harassed and attempted to intimidate an active duty military officer, with multiple combat deployments, at a suspicionless checkpoint inside the country no where near an international border for over thirty minutes despite having no legitimate reason to believe he had violated any law.

The Border Patrol agents appeared largely uninterested in evidence of the officer's citizenship status despite being offered an active duty military ID, driver's license and U.S. Passport. Rather, the agents were much more concerned with whether or not the officer rolled his window all the way down then if he was 'legally' within the country.

To justify the extended detention, agents lied about the sequence of events at the checkpoint. They also demanded to know where the officer worked and who his commanding officer was - information completely unnecessary to determine immigration status at an immigration checkpoint. Indeed, throughout the videotaped encounter, it was pretty clear the Border Patrol agents (not actually patrolling the border) were using the 'immigration' checkpoint as an opportunity to condition the general public to be obedient to arbitrary interference in their right to travel inside the country absent individualized suspicion.

Given that I've already blogged about this incident twice, you may be wondering why I'm doing so again. It turns out the Border Patrol agents weren't content to limit their harassment of the officer to the checkpoint encounter. Rather, he needed to be punished much more broadly for failing to grovel before them while otherwise cooperating with the purported purpose of the suspicionless seizure.

As reported by Veterans Against Police Abuse (VAPA), the Chief Patrol Agent of the Del Rio sector, Robert L. Harris, took time out of his busy schedule saving us from the invading hordes to write a letter of complaint, full of falsehoods, to the officer's military command. Since it was obvious the officer hadn't violated any laws during the encounter, the letter was really nothing more than CPA Harris moaning about a military officer exercising the very rights the federal government allegedly sent him overseas to fight for in the first place.
[Robert L. Harris
Chief Patrol Agent
U.S. Border Patrol
Del Rio Sector]

Rather than parsing CPA Harris's letter myself, I encourage you to checkout VAPA's open letter response to Chief Harris. Their response is far more detailed and on point then anything I could have done. In the event the response disappears from VAPA's website however, I've replicated it at the bottom of this article.

What's of special note here is the fact that without video evidence directly contradicting CPA Harris's account, this would have been the officer's word against the highest ranking Border Patrol agent in the Del Rio sector. The video evidence also shows just how far a high ranking Border Patrol agent like Harris is willing to go to retaliate against individuals, at their place of employment no less, for doing nothing more than peacefully exercising their rights. This is one of the reasons why it's so important to videocord your entire encounter during such checkpoint seizures.

Another reason is to secure evidence to protect yourself against trumped up charges or to use in a lawsuit for such things as deprivation of rights & quite possibly tortious interference. Although I haven't seen the filings yet, it's my understanding that just such a lawsuit has been initiated regarding this encounter.

It's also my understanding the officer in this case has retained the services of Marc Victor, Attorney For Freedom, the same attorney who successfully represented Steven Anderson against false charges at a Border Patrol checkpoint last year along with a pending civil rights lawsuit.

I plan on following these cases closely as they develop & will write about them in greater detail as additional information becomes available. In the meantime, I encourage you to once again checkout VAPA's open letter response to Chief Harris's letter of complaint. If someone as high ranking as Chief Harris is willing to stoop so low knowing full well video evidence exists to contradict his assertions, is it any wonder why immigration checkpoints have morphed into general law enforcement dragnet operations that have little resemblance to the "minimally intrusive" checkpoint operations considered by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976?

A reprint of VAPA's open letter response to Chief Harris appears below:

Continue reading at Checkpoint USA link at top of page.

15 comments:

  1. I have to put up with CBP criminals as often as 5 times a day in TX, AZ and NM and I resent every second I must wait and despise every question I must answer. These CBP criminals are a large part of the reason I'll soon be leaving USA forever and will RENOUNCE my US citizenship.

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  2. You can run but you can't hide. The NWO is a planet wide epidemic. The plans they are making will affect every human being in the world. If we don't stop it here in the states, the last place where the citizens are still heavily armed and retain a semblance of liberty, then the rest of the world will fall like dominoes behind us. Either fight it here, or wait for it to follow you, and it will, but it will be too late to stop it by then.

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  3. The NWO is a myth. But Saladin is right. Don't run, bosunj. Stay and fight with us. It's the neo-fascists who must be put to flight.

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  4. A myth? I've heard it called many things but never a myth. It sure feels real.

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  5. The NWO is anything but a myth. As a Christian. knowing the bible was written centuries ago, it even talks of a one world government, a one world religion and a cashless society via the mark! And voila...we have the Vchip...right now...the RFID. If it WASN'T for the Bible itself, I would be one American they claim to still be asleep. It was the Bible that woke me up to all that was going to happen. As it was explained back in 1082...via preachers, my head snapped up in 2005.

    They are harassing our US Military. WOW! Then I am convinced that SOME will not follow certain orders and will fight with the people.

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  6. The die is cast and the plans are being realized. I'm old, sick and want to spend my last few years in peace. There is nothing here worth fighting for. Its broken beyond repair. Good luck.

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  7. I disagree bosunj, I have young grandchildren that I feel are worth fighting for, I will not be a person who has resigned to give up. If nothing else I have left a long and loud record of opposition, and just let them come after my girls. I will never be too old to fight back. You have given yourself over to them, and for that I am sorry. Peace and Blessings to you.

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  8. bosunj....

    You will find it wherever you go. The Bible said the whole world will be the same. They haven't taken down America YET although they are trying. If & when America goes, so does the rest of the world so you would be running for nothing because it all will catch up with you. Because of our constitution and freedom loving Americans, those who will resist and do what they have to do to fight what is happening, America will be hard to take down. The more people who fight for the constitution, the less chance they have to be above us and best us.

    I have 6 grandchildren and I teach them what the constitution is about, I have my daughter teach them what rights they have in school even as minors. They know they can call their mom and their mom and grandma will be behind them. Freedom...it is too precious to give up on. God gave it to us and no man can take it away!

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  9. This was wrong but not at all surprising. I'm sorry to have to say it but - although there are certainly exceptions - by and large, people in uniform are NOT your friends. The uniform is usually a sign of a conditioned "Us Against Them" mind-set. It also tends to stoke the ego and has been the basis of countless "power trips", particularly when a firearm is a component of that uniform.

    What we see here in this video is only the beginning...

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  10. >>.....The NWO is a myth.

    Well, if the "New World Order" is a myth then it seems that a lot of highly influential bastards never got that memo:

    "WITHOUT EXCEPTION, WE OPERATED UNDER DIRECTIVES ISSUED BY THE WHITE HOUSE. WE ARE CONTINUING TO BE GUIDED BY JUST SUCH DIRECTIVES, THE SUBSTANCE OF WHICH WAS TO THE EFFECT THAT WE SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO SO ALTER LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES AS TO MAKE POSSIBLE A COMFORTABLE MERGER WITH THE SOVIET UNION."
    ~ H. Rowan Gaither
    (President of the Ford Foundation) to Norman Dodd (Director of The Reece Committee, investigating Foundations) in 1953.

    The Council on Foreign Relations' aim is... "NOTHING LESS THAN TO CREATE A WORLD SYSTEM OF FINANCIAL CONTROL IN PRIVATE HANDS ABLE TO DOMINATE THE POLITICAL SYSTEM OF EACH COUNTRY AND THE ECONOMY OF THE WORLD AS A WHOLE.....I KNOW OF THE OPERATIONS OF THIS NETWORK BECAUSE I HAVE STUDIED IT FOR TWENTY YEARS AND WAS PERMITTED FOR TWO YEARS, IN THE EARLY 1960s, TO EXAMINE ITS PAPERS AND SECRET RECORDS."
    ~ Carroll Quigley
    (Georgetown University Professor and mentor to Bill Clinton) from his book, 'Tragedy & Hope: A History Of The World In Our Time'

    The Council On Foreign Relations has as a goal... "SUBMERGENCE OF U.S. SOVEREIGNTY AND NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE INTO AN ALL-POWERFUL ONE-WORLD GOVERNMENT."
    ~ Rear Admiral Chester Ward
    from 'Kissinger On The Couch' by Ward and Schlafly.

    "THE HOUSE OF WORLD ORDER WILL HAVE TO BE BUILT FROM THE BOTTOM UP RATHER THAN FROM THE TOP DOWN...AN END RUN AROUND NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY, ERODING IT PIECE BY PIECE, WILL ACCOMPLISH MORE THAN THE OLD-FASHIONED FRONTAL ASSAULT."
    ~ Richard Gardner
    (a top advisor to President Jimmy Carter; Ambassador to Italy) writing in the April 1974 issue of Foreign Affairs magazine, the official journal of the Council On Foreign Relations.

    "NATIONHOOD AS WE KNOW IT WILL BE OBSOLETE, ALL STATES WILL RECOGNIZE A SINGLE, GLOBAL AUTHORITY...NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY WASN'T SUCH A GREAT IDEA AFTER ALL."
    ~ Strobe Talbott
    (U.S. Deputy Secretary Of State; Council On Foreign Relations member) writing in Time magazine, July 20, 1992.

    “NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY IS NO LONGER A VIABLE CONCEPT.” We ought to be aiming for “THE GOAL OF WORLD GOVERNMENT.”
    ~ Zbigniew Brzezinski
    (Council On Foreign Relations member) from his own book 'BETWEEN TWO AGES' published in 1970.

    “WE DO NOT HAVE A NEW WORLD ORDER.” ... “WE CANNOT LEAP INTO WORLD GOVERNMENT IN ONE QUICK STEP.” ... Globalization will need to be built “STEP BY STEP, STONE BY STONE” ... “IN BRIEF, THE PRECONDITION FOR EVENTUAL GLOBALIZATION - GENUINE GLOBALIZATION - IS PROGRESSIVE REGIONALIZATION.”
    ~ Zbigniew Brzezinski
    (Council On Foreign Relations member) speaking at Mikhail Gorbachev’s 1995 State Of The World Forum in San Francisco.

    "NEW WORLD ORDER MEANS THE U.S. AND OTHER NATIONS AGREE TO BE GOVERNED BY A RULE OF LAW....APPLYING THIS ON A WORLD SCALE MEANS...GLOBAL LAW, BREACHES OF WHICH WILL BE PUNISHED SWIFTLY AND WITH CERTAINTY."
    ~ Caspar Weinberger
    (former U.S. Secretary Of Defense), writing in Forbes magazine, Feb. 15, 1993.

    http://xtremelyun-pcandunrepentant.blogspot.com/2009/03/blog-post.html

    When the sons-of-bitches come right out and publicly tell you that there IS a "New World Order" planned and just what the term "New World Order" means, what's left to question? What's left to call a "myth"?

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  11. Thank you Stephen, if you can't believe it when it comes straight from the horse's mouth what can you believe?

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  12. Thanks, BARB! :o)

    And right on, Saladin. I can't imagine what some people require when voluntary confessions aren't good enough.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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  13. I think some people need to be hit in the head with a 2x4. I really didn't think I would see this in my lifetime. So for years I didn't pay too much attention. Shame on me. I learned of this back in 1981-82. The preacher where I went to church would preach of a One World government. As I said, I didn't think I would ever see it in my lifetime, but I did warn others along the way.

    Voila...here it is. Being a strong Christian, and knowing it is in the Bible as well, everything that is happening right now, I am looking up waiting. I believe the Lord is setting the stage for His return. It is possible to escape things when it gets really bad by being ready for Him when He comes!

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  14. BARB ~
    Agreed. I have said it repeatedly over the years: There are certain things one can do to place themself in the best possible position and to take advantage of a limited-time window of opportunity.

    However, in the long run, your relationship with God, and nothing but your relationship with God, can protect and save you. Therefore, that's where the real focus of our energy needs to be directed.

    You understand it, Sister.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

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