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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Vigilant Border Patrol Agents Stop Dangerous....Boy Scouts!

Border Patrol Points Gun at Boy Scout's Head

Simply unbelievable! While agents change diapers and make formula in response to the invasion in the south,
agents on the U.S./Canada border are vigilantly protecting us from home-grown Boy Scouts! If this doesn't make you outraged, you're brain dead.

What did the scouts do to merit so much attention from the Border Patrol? A scout took a picture. The agent said that was a felony. But the ACLU says no:
But according to the American Civil Liberties Union, federal buildings and police in plain view fall under the definition of “public spaces” and can therefore be photographed when someone is “lawfully present.”
This kind of police action is what happens in militarized countries. When I was in Mexico back in the early 90s there were armed soldiers in fatigues everywhere. At the president's palace they made it clear to all the tourists that no photos were allowed. But in the U.S.?

According to the story:
"There is a widespread, continuing pattern of law enforcement officers ordering people to stop taking photographs from public places, and harassing, detaining and arresting those who fail to comply,” the ACLU wrote in a guide to public photography rights updated earlier this month. “Taking photographs of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is a constitutional right – and that includes federal buildings, transportation facilities, and police and other government officials carrying out their duties.”
Know your rights and don't be afraid to stand up for them! In fact, maybe we should put some flyers together with citizens' rights to hand out to out-of-control agents who think they can trample the Constitution at will! 

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