MARFA, TX — A Texas teacher has filed a complaint against Customs and Border Patrol, citing multiple instances of being searched and harassed at domestic checkpoints for no reason.
LAREDO, TX — A long-haul truck driver was arrested and detained for 19 days after invoking his rights at an internal federal checkpoint on a highway in Texas.
SUMMERVILLE, SC — Fans were startled by the heavy presence of police officers, drone surveillance, and warrantless checkpoints upon entry of the local football game.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Secret Service is considering pedestrian checkpoints and bag searches on sidewalks of the district outside the White House.
FERGUSON, MO — Following the homicide of a teen in a controversial police shooting, the town of Ferguson has seen a mixture of emotional prayer vigils, peaceful protests, wanton property damage, violent riots, and suppressive police tactics. The disorder has elicited disturbing imagery that has been likened to a “war zone.”
ARMADA, MI — Long lines of traffic formed as travelers attempted to enter or leave the Village of Armada; government agents roadblocked all routes around town and put every driver under scrutiny as part of a massive murder investigation.
ALASKA-CANADA BORDER — A group of boy scouts on a back-country excursion were detained, searched, and threatened with arrest after one scout took a photograph of a border patrol agent. The Scoutmaster says that one of his scouts had a gun pointed directly at his head during the 4-hour ordeal.
MORRISON, CO — Police took extraordinary steps to attempt to locate a suspect at a concert, searching thousands of vehicles at a mandatory checkpoint.
FLORIDA — A U.S. court has made a disturbing ruling in favor of abusive and invasive federal checkpoint procedures. The ruling established that TSA agents may read travelers’ private documents, threaten arrest for noncompliance, and lie about surveillance video without recourse.
BOSTON, MA –This year’s Boston Marathon was the subject of unprecedented levels of policing. The 26.2 mile track from Hopkinton to Boston was enclosed in a “ring of steel” — where public streets were littered with checkpoints, cameras, and police dogs. Military helicopters whirred overhead as soldiers, federal agents, and local cops scrutinized anyone carrying a purse or a bag.
BOSTON, MA — Warrantless bag searches at have become commonplace at travel checkpoints in Boston as concerns for Homeland Security have overridden citizens’ right to be free of unreasonable searches. Travelers are forced to “security inspections” of their handbags, briefcases, and other personal possessions.
LOS ANGELES, CA — Federal checkpoint agents refused to let a woman board her flight when they interpreted her disabilities and inability to speak as a sign of terrorism.
ROCKVILLE, MD — Thousands of motorists were brought to a standstill when police conducted a massive roadblock to find three crime suspects. Twelve lanes of traffic were shut down and swarms of armed government agents combed through a giant traffic jam performing warrantless vehicle-to-vehicle searches.
A former employee of the Federal Bureau of Prisons describes how the United States is implementing tactics perfected on prisoners out in the non-incarcerated “free world.”
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Attendees to Super Bowl XLVIII will witness yet another exposé of excessive security and infringements of civil rights.
While some “journalists” would have you believe the biggest stories of 2013 were about twerking celebrities and over-hyped real-life courtroom sagas, much bigger events were happening with far more lasting national significance. The foundation of an American police state is already laid and making its existence known, while most of the country remains blissfully focused on sports, reality shows, establishment pseudo-news, and other distractions.
CLEVELAND, OH — City officials invited residents to bring in the new year in a hyper-controlled gathering in Cleveland’s Public Square. People were told that for entering the square they would be subjected to a “full inspection of your person” and “a complete pat down.” Checkpoints were conducted to detect a list of prohibited items so long that would make a prison guard blush.
LOS ANGELES, CA — As drivers prove their innocence at warrantless police checkpoints this New Year, they will not only be scrutinized over their potential consumption of alcohol. A new technology will enable the police to detect and arrest drivers for having marijuana, narcotics, and “other drugs” in their bloodstreams.
In an effort to condition children to accept the police state, the TSA has released a cartoon depicting an animated family enduring a warrantless federal checkpoint at an airport.
EL PASO, TX — An American woman was humiliated and sexually assaulted for hours when she tried to re-enter the United States at a checkpoint manned by U.S. border patrol agents. Suspecting she had drugs inside her orifices, the federal agents detained her, chained her to a table, and subjected her to a series of invasive and traumatic cavity searches, finger penetration, scans and X-rays… all without a warrant. She was then billed for the “services.”