Checkpoint refusals

| March 22, 2013 | 4 Replies

These drivers really know the law, to the consternation of these border patrol agents.

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Category: Civil Rights, Law, law and order, Law Enforcement Abuses, Videotaping law enforcement

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich and his wife, Anne Jay, live in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where they are raising their two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Ben says:

    These were great, please more stuff like this.

  2. NIklaus Pfirsig says:

    Who else noticed in the second video, that Agent Soto, a Latino speaking with a noticeable Spanish accent, was insisting a declaration of citizenship from someone with no accent.

    • Erich Vieth says:

      That is a role reversal. The irony didn’t occur to me. I was focused on how hot the law enforcement officers would get, and whether they would take the cameras. Then I was thinking that you shouldn’t try anything like this regarding many municipal cops, or else your camera might disappear and you’ll get slammed up against the hood of the car and then arrested for “trying to reach for the officer’s weapon” regardless of the truth. So in the end I was thinking that these officers were regular folks caught up in a rather embarrassing job in an attempt to make a living. Some of them probably tell their friends what a waste of time their job is. Or maybe not. Maybe it’s incredibly easy to convince yourself that you are “protecting and defending” the United States no matter what you are actually doing.

  3. NIklaus Pfirsig says:

    If you have Google Earth installed put in these coordinates:
    32° 3’52.95″N, 111°22’29.93″W
    to see just how ridiculous and silly this check point is.

    BTW, During the occupy rallies, someone came up with a video recording smartphone app that recorded directly to an internet site. Even if the rogue cops take your phone, the video evidence will be accessible from the web.

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