This is definately what a police state looks like.posted by The Vidiot @ 4:14 PM Permalink I mean, damn. A Baptist pastor was beaten and tasered at an internal border patrol checkpoint. First, I was only vaguely aware that they were even talking about doing internal checkpoints. I hadn't heard confirmation any checkpoints had actually been set up. Second, a Baptist pastor? Really? How power stupid do you have to be to pick on a Baptist pastor? And third, those police dogs may look all cute and furry, but at the end of the day, a cop can interpret whatever the dog does in any way he sees fit. Creating probable cause with a police dog is pretty damned easy.
I found it on boingboing and I hope they'll follow up on it. The guy's court hearing is tomorrow, Friday the 17th of April.
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