Part 6 of a 14 part video series highlighting a town hall meeting organized by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords appears above. The meeting was held on September 2, 2009 in Green Vally, Arizona to discuss/debate a recent GAO report on internal suspicionless homeland security checkpoints.
In this video, Tucson sector Border Patrol Chief Robert Gilbert finishes his response regarding the GAO report followed by questions from the audience.
Highlights from this video appear below:
In summary, Chief Gilbert attempted to artificially bolster the argument in favor of internal checkpoints by misrepresenting facts surrounding an increase in drug interdictions at checkpoints. Gilbert created the impression the increase was due to interdicting more dangerous drugs (in trafficking quantities) emanating from the border. The reality is much different however. The change is due to increased seizures of personal use medicinal or recreational marijuana from U.S citizens traveling inside the country.
The remaining videos will highlight additional questions from the audience and the responses from government bureaucrats.
Links to all parts of this special report appear below:
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