Monday, May 10, 2010

Couple Arrested At U.S. Border For Asking Questions

I was just listening to this audio on another blog. A Canadian couple are stopped at the U.S./Canada border crossing for asking a question. Let me know what you think.

Couple Arrested At U.S. Border For Asking Questions


tshsmom said...

#1-Infowars is FAR from a legitimate source. Alex Jones is a first class fruitcake! This "covertly recorded" interview makes me instantly suspicious. WHO recorded it? I suspect that the "victim" recorded it himself; his voice is the loudest on the recording.

#2-I've lived on the Canadian border most of my life. It's a well-known fact that you NEVER challenge a Customs agent. I've seen cars, campers, and private planes stripped to the floorboards and personal property stacked on the pavement, just because the occupants of the vehicle got uppity with the agent. Customs doesn't have to put anything back together, even if they don't find anything. Always carry sets of sockets and screwdrivers when crossing the border. You never know when you'll have to put the seats back in your vehicle.

#3-This happens on BOTH sides of the border. The last time we went to visit SME, we were asked a LOT of ridiculous questions by Canadian Customs. Just stay cool, and answer all the questions politely.

#4-People tend to forget that they're crossing an international border. Customs agents in every country in the world have the same powers; don't take it lightly!

Vancouver Voyeur said...

Tshsmom, I was suspicious about the recording too. I went to Snopes and poked around on the Internet but couldn't find out how this was recorded, by whom, or who released it. A thought I had was, create a distraction so the real criminal can sneak through while border control is focused elsewhere. I'm not saying this is what happened or why, but I did think, if they're so focused on this couple and the commotion caused by them, who else is getting through unnoticed?

tshsmom said...

I wouldn't worry about that. This situation is routine for Customs agents. A new agent was probably sent out to the line while the couple was escorted to the building and questioned. Meanwhile, a 3rd agent moved their car to the search area.
My guess is this guy was trying to make a point about how powerful the "evil" gov't is. He obviously recorded this himself, as the conversation is recorded at the car, as well as in the building.