Law enforcement resources should be used to go after individuals who are harming others- not for policing arbitrary pre-crime scenarios.
The people who run both major parties & the conventions that nominate presidential candidates agree on the Drug War.
Ditto for the TV networks that host presidential debates & ask scripted questions of candidates.
Tennessee Cop Robs Driver Of $22,000 After Traffic Stop
The drug war places us all at risk-
Drug raids at the wrong address
Student left in Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell for nearly five days
Guilty until proven innocent roadside searches-
“While testifying under oath, Officer Michael Reichert admits to planting drugs or drug scents on cars in hotel parking lots for K9 “training” without notifying the owners. He then lets unsuspecting motorists drive away with drug scents still on their vehicles.”
Local media video promotes the Drug War-
Serious subject matter- covered like an elementary school field trip down to the fire station- except- students might come up with some intelligent or interesting questions at the fire station.
Possibly of interest-
We are told the #1 US Border Patrol objective is to stop terrorists.
The US Border Patrol explains this objective at a local public forum- this YouTube video covers Border Patrol objectives at 3:50
At that same forum a lady asked:
“What is the penalty for not identifying oneself to federal agents at an internal, suspicionless checkpoint?”
US Border Patrol said they would call in the Sheriff when a person refused to identify themselves.
Sheriff says they will not respond to a non-emergency situation involving a person peaceably refusing to interact with federal agents.
Question about providing ID is at 0:35
Checkpoints ended here in 2008- possibly due to well informed citizens and local protests. Looks like they weren’t vital to national security after all.
War on Terror- credibility squandered.
Las Vegas DUI Checkpoint 05/01/2010 1of2
DUI Checkpoint Refusal
Video collection- DHS checkpoints
Photo- The Pacific Coast at Westport, WA