-away from border crossings & ports of entry.


State and local law enforcement agencies do not conduct suspicionless checkpoints in Washington State.


Border Patrol checkpoints came to Jefferson County, WA in 2008.

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.


Elsewhere in the US:


“DHS Checkpoint Blog Entry 14: Obedience Training”

“K9 can sniff you’re not American”

Yellowstone Vehicle Safety Checkpoints


State & local checkpoints-

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