It Appears That They Don’t Have A Leg To Stand On

I have seen a few of these videos of citizens refusing to accomodate federal or state agents at checkpoints. This video is a compilation of several of them. In it you see that by resisting the citizen is allowed to pass. That appears to mean that these check points rely on voluntary compliance. In the absence of acceding to their request some become belligerent.

The need for you to volunteer to a search or a detention is apparent in the questions the offices ask. They are all requests. They are confounded when they get non-compliance. If the citizen is patient and insistent he is allowed to continue.

Some of these agents appear to be professionals while others look like retards. This is going to be OK until non-compliance becomes widespread. Then they will have to either let everyone go or they will ratchet up the pressure.

It’s interesting how this has become a ‘We vs They’ discussion.

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6 Responses to It Appears That They Don’t Have A Leg To Stand On

  1. notamobster says:

    Police use public ignorance all the time, to their advantage. If your rights aren’t important enough for you to learn and exercise, why would I care what happens to you?

    I do care, obviously, but only because the likelihood of losing my own rights increases, as more people let theirs atrophy.

  2. James says:

    The border patrol thinks what they are doing is innocent enough.
    They aren’t quite smart enough to understand what their superiors are asking them to do is illegal. Or maybe they don’t care.

  3. reboot says:

    It’s like shaking your head “yes” and telling them “no”. Smiling and saying “no Officer”, and then another big smile. It throws them off balance. I’ve found this works well here in Guam with the po-po, most of the time they won’t arrest you or give a ticket if you kiss ass.

  4. locke n load says:

    Ya know, as fun as that was to watch…I don’t think I’ll be trying it anytime soon.
    With the number of checkpoints I go thru I think I might get a name for myself,lol. I’m going to HAVE to ask them about this next time tho

    • notamobster says:

      These aren’t border checkpoints Locke! These are random roadblocks within a 100 miles of the border. They are completely illegal and/or “voluntary compliance” points. Try this mess at a border crossing and you’re getting a bunghole check-up!

      • BigJimTX says:

        Here in Texas, we have permanent secondary border checkpoints that are 40-60 miles into the state. The random roadblocks happen too, but these are large permanent facilities that are asking for citizenship status.

        I’m really not sure what they do if you tell them you are illegal though. Aren’t they supposed to let them pass anyways? If so, why are these stations manned anymore. Why are we still funding a department that has been Executive Ordered out of relevance?