“… their main interaction with the boating public: Boarding boats and checking for ID, getting a “vibe,” as Jeff P. called it, for what’s up.” 

What sort of ID is required to prove innocence away from border crossings and ports of entry?


Police State volunteers:

“Do you want to board us?” the skipper called over. “We’re going fishing and we wanted to proactively pull over so we don’t get stopped later.” 


“But another audience member noted that her husband, while fishing, was checked out in one day by the Coast Guard, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Sheriff’s Department and Border Patrol.

“That seems ridiculous if all you’re doing is fishing,” she said.”


Federal grant money puts Clallam County Sheriff’’s Office into the fishing regulation enforcement and border security operations business.

This year, the Clallam County Marine Patrol increased its inspections-per-hour ratio from 1.5 to 3.3.

Marine Patrol made more than 1,000 on-water inspections.

How many of the stops were initiated based on any appearance of wrongdoing?