Arizonans Stage Sit-In to Halt Inland Immigration Checkpoints

June 3, 2015 in News, Preview

Guillermo Jimenez | Arivaca’s had enough, and residents of this rural Arizona border town are letting the US Department of Homeland Security know that their inland immigration checkpoint has got to go. Some 100 concerned citizens and like-minded supporters descended upon the Border Patrol checkpoint on Arivaca Road…

April Fool’s: Checkpoint Refusal in the Land of the Free

April 1, 2014 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | (VIDEO) This is what a “checkpoint refusal” would look like in a free country. Produced by Reason, this video serves as a hilarious reminder that you are not free. April Fool’s? For TOR’s coverage of suspicionless Border Patrol checkpoints, check out the following links…

Dispatches from the Constitution Free Zone

September 2, 2013 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | Beginning today, September 2, 2013, I will be keeping a biweekly column at titled Dispatches from the Constitution Free Zone, where I will examine and catalog issues the border, the war on drugs, checkpoints, and the various ways liberty is threatened within the CFZ.

Another Man Arrested at a Checkpoint for Doing Absolutely Nothing Illegal

July 15, 2013 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | In yet another example of how the Border Patrol, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security, operates in an area near the border known as a “Constitution-Free Zone,” the video below illustrates the ways in which CBP routinely exceed their authority and harass motorists.

Wake Up DREAMers: “Immigration Reform Bill” is the Latest Attempt to Militarize the Homeland

July 2, 2013 in TOR Blog

Guillermo Jimenez | The continued militarization of the United States will come under the guise of battling “drug war” villains and achieving so-called “meaningful immigration reform.” The blanket, round-the-clock surveillance of the people of the borderlands should be a deep concern to anyone who takes their right to privacy seriously—but it doesn’t end there.

TOR Radio: June 1, 2013 – Jacob Hornberger

June 3, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio | Download TOR Radio: June 1, 2013 | Guest: Jacob Hornberger | We discuss the nature of the national police and surveillance state, the public’s general acceptance and approval of their enslavement, the indoctrination that occurs within the public school system, the issue of internal checkpoints and much, much more.

TOR Radio: May 18, 2013 (Lucy Steigerwald and Marc Victor)

May 19, 2013 in TOR Radio

TOR Radio | Download TOR Radio: May 18, 2013 | Guests: Lucy Steigerwald (1st Hour) and Marc Victor(2nd Hour) | Topics: MOVE Bombing, Philadelphia 1985, comparisons to Waco and all manner of police state madness. Plus, checkpoint tyranny along the border, the arrest of Cosme Cortez Jr., and much more.

TOR on Local FOX News: “Checkpoint Inspection Controversy”

May 17, 2013 in TOR Blog, TOR TV

Traces of Reality | Guillermo Jimenez, host of Traces of Reality Radio, on local FOX 39 Laredo regarding the arrest of Cosme Cortez Jr. for refusing to cooperate with agents at the internal checkpoint on IH35 north of Laredo, Texas.

Defiant Texan arrested for third time at Border Patrol checkpoint

May 16, 2013 in News

Houston Chronicle | An American citizen was arrested apparently for the third time by U.S. Border Patrol agents at the highway checkpoint on Interstate 35, but this time the only thing he was smuggling was attitude. Cosme Cortez Jr., of Laredo, is in the custody of the federal government…

U.S. Citizens Arrested at Airport for Refusing Border Patrol Questions

March 28, 2013 in News

Democracy Now | Two Ithaca, New York, residents have been released on bond after refusing to answer questions about their immigration status as they attempted to board a domestic flight in Texas. Omar Figueredo and Nancy Morales…