Watch John Stossel’s ‘Policing America: Security vs. Liberty’ Checkpoint Segment

As I blogged about the other day, investigative journalist John Stossel aired a special segment on Fox News this weekend titled:

Policing America: Security vs. Liberty
The segment dealing with internal Border Patrol checkpoints appears above and a brief writeup regarding the segment from one of the guys interviewed by Stossel is available at Pick Your Battles

John Stossel Talks About Checkpoints This Weekend

The Fox News Stossel show (with John Stossel) has a good piece coming together this weekend on Policing America: Security vs. Liberty. Among other things, it will be featuring a segment on the rise of warrior cops and SWAT teams across the United States along with a segment on checkpoints.

The checkpoint segment will feature Richard Rynearson and his 5th circuit lawsuit against the Border Patrol for an illegal detention at an inland checkpoint several years ago. The show will air Saturday and Sunday night at 2200.

5th Circuirt CBP Checkpoint Lawsuit Appeal Scheduled For Oral Argument

Good news regarding Major Richard Rynearson’s lawsuit against the Border Patrol has recently surfaced. After having his case dismissed by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas in Del Rio in September of last year, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to review the case and hear oral argument sometime in the next few months.

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Checkpoint USA Back In Court On Friday For Honking Horn At Roadblock

[Update: Friday's hearing lasted about an hour at Pima County Justice Court with hearing officer Holguin. Deputy Avila showed up in person & testified for about five minutes or so. I cross-examined him for about twenty minutes and then testified for another twenty to twenty five minutes with a 14 page written statement and ten exhibits. Hearing Officer Holguin allowed my testimony & entered my exhibits into the record despite objections from Deputy Avila. Holguin hasn't ruled yet but will sometime in the next few weeks]

Yep, you read that correctly. On April 30, 2014 I was ticketed by a Pima County Sheriff’s Deputy for beeping my horn at the CBP checkpoint after a CBP agent threw a spike strip down in front of my vehicle. I was stopped at primary and I asked the agent what his name was since his name tag was obscured by a tactical vest. The agent told me that he was the one asking questions, not me. When I pointed out that I was asking questions as well that’s when the hot headed agent spiked the roadway in front of my tires.

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