Man arrested at Border Patrol checkpoint for refusing to answer questions

March 28, 2013 in News

Valley Central | Nancy Morales screams hysterically and keeps her camera rolling as Brownsville Police haul away her boyfriend Oscar Omar Figueredo in cuffs, from the Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport Tuesday.

Unconstitutional Checkpoints in Bordertown of San Juan Get Pushback from Civil Rights Group

March 22, 2013 in News

The Monitor | The San Juan gang checkpoints that fall between the balance of civil liberties and public safety are at the center of a lawsuit filed by the South Texas Civil Rights Project on Wednesday.

Marine Forced to Remove Prosthetic Legs During “Humiliating” TSA Screening

March 20, 2013 in News

The Washington Times | Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point…

Checkpoint Tyranny Along the Border

March 15, 2013 in News

Jacob G. Hornberger | Most people have come to accept these checkpoints as part of life on the border. Since they have been born and raised under this system, they honestly think that it’s part of what living in a free society is all about.

TOR Radio: March 9, 2013 (Marcy Wheeler)

March 12, 2013 in TOR Blog, TOR Radio

TOR Radio | Download TOR Radio: March 9, 2013 | Guest: Marcy Wheeler

Jacob Hornberger: Domestic Passports for Hispanic-Americans (1998)

March 7, 2013 in News

Jacob Hornberger | All of us have become accustomed to traveling with our passports when we leave the United States. But how many people realize that Hispanic-Americans must carry their passports when they travel domestically?

TOR on Local NBC News: “Challenging Border Patrol”

March 6, 2013 in TOR Blog

Traces of Reality | Local NBC News affiliate KGNS-TV (Pro 8 News) ran a story this evening covering “a new trend hitting YouTube” of concerned citizens posting videos of their encounters with border patrol agents at internal checkpoints, featuring a clip of my video…

MUST SEE: Top DHS checkpoint refusals

March 1, 2013 in News

YouTube | From video description: Checkpoints (some would say illegal checkpoints) have been popping up quite frequently in the USA. As you see in this video, you DO NOT have to comply with their questions or demands. Don’t forget, you have rights.

Fourth Amendment Void Within 100 Miles of U.S. Borders, Electronics May Now Be Seized Without Reasonable Suspicion

February 9, 2013 in News

David Kravets Wired February 9, 2013   The Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights watchdog has concluded that travelers along the nation’s borders may have their electronics seized and the [...]

Mexico’s “Operation Armor” Sets Up Mobile Checkpoints in Scramble to Secure Major Roads Near Capital

February 1, 2013 in News

Agence France-Presse (via Terra Daily) February 1, 2013   Less than two hours away from Mexico City, 50 marines and police officers manned a checkpoint, pulling over trucks, cars and [...]