The nooses are tightening on citizens.
From all the research I have done the Customs and Border Protection has been conducting interior or what some call Internal checkpoints many miles within the United States of America even though border patrol agents already search cars and conduct inspections at the border. . . .
. . . I found out that these checkpoints are provided by the Department of Homeland Security (What a surprise? Janet Napolitano runs the DHS) for one of their divisions called the U.S. Customs and Border protection. Even Wikipedia confirmed that these border inspection stations completely independent from the regular border patrol searches and Passport ID checks, are located between 25 and 75 miles of the Mexico – United States border along major U.S. highways. Wikipedia even is pushing the anti-terrorism propaganda as to why Americans need to go through internal inspection checkpoints 25 to 100 miles within the continental United States.
The boder patrol is moving inland.
From what the document shows these checkpoints are permanent and will require more U.S. tax payers dollars to set these up all for our protection and safety within violation of the 4th and 1st Amendment since they aren’t at the border but internally within the country where anyone could just be going to the grocery store and forced to go through these so called checkpoints.
The government does not want us shooting videos of these sites.
No Federal Employee whether on a public tax paid highway/interstate or in any public street corner can forced you to turn off your camera and tell you not to film any public event or events going on in public space. Even on private property as long as the property right allows you to film cops cannot tell you to stop filming on public or private property unless the private property owner specifically doesn’t want you to film on his property but you can film on a public sidewalk.
If any CBP officer arrests you for filming the inspection make sure he/her knows you will sue him/her in Federal or state court for violation of the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitutional rights which give us the right to report the news (Freedom of the Press) which also includes filming police officers, DHS or ICE inspection officers conducting searches, TSA officers, or any government officer on public property. Even the Federal Appeals court ruled that we have a right to film police officers in public. Read the PDF here (mirrored on USWGO). You have every right to sue a government official for improper conduct and violations of the U.S. Constitution as they all swore an Oath to Protect and Defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic.
Also since the searches are not conducted on the border but close to the border this means tons of regular Americans are forced to be searched against their will thus violating their 4th Amendment which protects people against search and seizure.
The trouble is, the Feds have deep pockets. We don’t.
Then these is this question.
If these checkpoints are a great thing and will only stop illegal immigrants and other criminals then why is the Federal Government allowing the Mexican Drug Cartels the freedom to do as they please? Why are guns illegally being shipped from the U.S. the Mexican through Operation Fast and Furious?
Answer: because these bureaucracies are not coordinated. They do all sorts of inconsistent and stupid things. They spend money. They increase their power. Consistency has nothing to do with it.