[Yuma County Assistant Prosecutor William Katz during Steven Anderson's December 16, 2009 Pre-trial hearing]
The full video from Steven Anderson's pre-trial hearing on December 16, 2009 has been released and appears below. For those who haven't been following this case, Steven Anderson is the individual tazered and beaten by Arizona DPS Officers and U.S. Border Patrol agents at an internal suspicionless checkpoint East of Yuma in April of last year.
Inspired by the lucrative practice by local, state and federal agencies of shaking down the traveling public at suspicionless checkpoints around the country, armed and dangerous individuals unaffiliated with said government gangs are starting to break in on the action as well.
[Newspaper article highlighting the opening of the new Uvalde, TX Border Patrol checkpoint]
As a followup to my earlier post titled, Border Patrol Harass Military Field Grade Officer At Internal Checkpoint, additional video footage regarding the Uvalde Border Patrol checkpoint incident has been released. This footage appears below in four sections and shows the entirety of the checkpoint encounter.
Angry Border Patrol agents riot in the streets after charges against Anderson were dismissed with prejudice]
Steven Anderson was beaten and tazered by U.S. Border Patrol agents and Arizona DPS officers at a suspicionless Homeland Security checkpoint East of Yuma in April of 2009. The reason for the beat down was because Mr. Anderson chose to peacefully exercise his right not to be searched absent probable cause and a warrant signed by a federal judge.
To add insult to injury, after beating Mr. Anderson, he was also charged by Arizona DPS officers with several violations of state law even though he had been seized at a federal checkpoint by federal agents allegedly enforcing federal law.
[Update - The Identity Project's scheduled interview on the Jay Lawrence Show later today has been postponed. An updated schedule will be provided when it becomes available]
I want to send my thanks to Representative Russell Pearce who was the primary sponsor of Arizona's S.B. 1070 along with David Gowan, Chuck Gray, Linda Gray, John Kavanagh, Frank Antenori, Carl Seel and Ray Barnes.
In one fell swoop, these eight politicians have clearly shown the rest of the world what a burgeoning American police state looks like along with invalidating Arizona's stop and identify statute that overzealous authorities will surely attempt to use in conjunction with the illegitimate police powers created in this new law.
A representative from Papers Please will be a guest on the Jay Lawrence Show hosted by Phoenix's KTAR (92.3 FM) radio station this Sunday (May 2nd) to discuss the recent passage of Arizona's SB 1070.
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