"Failure to Obey" Documentary on Checkpoint Refusal

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Mindgrinder, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    According to current federal law, border patrol agents currently have the authority to stop and conduct searches on vessels, trains, aircraft, or other vehicles anywhere within “a reasonable distance from any external boundary of the United States.” This “reasonable distance” is defined as 100 miles from any border, including coastal boundaries.

    In this 100-mile zone, the US Border Patrol has claimed certain extra-constitutional powers, such as, claiming the authority to operate inland immigration checkpoints.

    In practice, Border Patrol agents routinely ignore or misunderstand the limits of their legal authority, violating the constitutional rights of innocent people. Although the 100-mile border zone is not literally "Constitution-free," it is frequently treated as such by the Border Patrol.

    As a result, two-thirds of the U.S. population, or approximately 200 million people, are potentially subject to detention and warrantless searches by Border Patrol agents.

    This film documents the story of Pastor Steven Anderson being being beaten, tasered, and jailed for refusing a warrant-less search of his vehicle. The film also covers his trial and subsequent border patrol encounters.

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  2. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart,Deadman Walking, Snow Monkey Moderator

    Actually, those ICE & Border Agents only have authority on LAND, and should they find themselves on Navigable Waters, they would need the assistance of a USCG Officer, who have absolute Jurisdiction on Navigable Waters. Also that 100 Mile Limit has never been tested in Federal Court, and therefor is NOT a Hard Limitation, and is subject to a Court Challenge.
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  3. Mindgrinder

    Mindgrinder Karma Pirate Ninja|RIP 12-25-2017

    I know it's a long watch....but worth it.
    Around 45-50 minutes in he gives them a DVD of his preaching as ID....
    AND THEY LET HIM GO after all the hastles....

    The vid - worth watching YES or NO?
  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Maritime Law was brought onto land since the 1930's. Officially, and "technically", and under the Constitution, it isn't "supposed" to be that way, but I digress.
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