Thursday, April 16, 2009

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.



At 6:47 PM, Blogger JayV said...

Sure, Anderson may be a right-wing bigoted pastor, but that doesn't mean his rights should be violated (or "reviled," as he says in the clip). There'll be a whitewash;
the oinks who did this may be moved to other jobsites, but they'll keep their jobs.

Over at the Examiner website

was listed more info from the Anderson family blog

At 7:22 PM, Blogger The Vidiot said...

not even rush limbaugh deserves that treatment, though, honestly, i'd at least have gotten a bit of a chuckle out of it.

At 9:21 PM, Blogger The Sailor said...

You're kidding right!? The 'extra' border patrols have been going on for decades. Every time I would drive equipment from LA to San Diego and back I'd get stopped twice.

Get anywhere near El Paso, that's a stopping.

The bigger problem is you get a beatdown by cops anywhere in the US if you try to use 'that worthless piece of paper' the Constitution as an excuse not to be searched.

We all know you have to consent to a search, no matter how illegal, invasive and degrading, because only 'bad guys' would refuse.


Post a Comment

<< Home