Archives for: July 2014

2014-07-27

Permalink 23:48:07, Categories: News, Checkpoints, 57 words   English (EU)

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

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2014-07-23

Permalink 10:59:32, Categories: News, Checkpoints, 32 words   English (EU)

Justice Court Rules in Favor of Checkpoint USA

More will be posted on this hearing and its outcome when time permits.

For more information about this case and previous cases Checkpoint USA has been involved in, follow the links provided.

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Permalink 08:15:21, Categories: News, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, 86 words   English (EU)

John Stossel Talks About CheckpointsThis 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.

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2014-07-22

Permalink 22:50:52, Categories: News, Checkpoints, 214 words   English (EU)

Checkpoint USA In The News

Since early June, Checkpoint USA has been referred to in two mainstream media news articles. The first article, written by Bob Ortega with the Arizona Republic, was picked up by several national newspapers such as USA Today as well. The article is available online at:

Border Patrol checkpoints stir public backlash

=> Read more!

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2014-07-13

Permalink 22:07:54, Categories: News, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, Immigration, 634 words   English (EU)

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.

=> Read more!

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2014-07-05

Permalink 22:26:46, Categories: Privacy, News, Right to Travel, Checkpoints, Immigration, 1086 words   English (EU)

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.

=> Read more!

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Roadblock Revelations

Welcome to Checkpoint USA's blog. Here you'll find general information and discussions regarding growing threats to our right to privacy & travel.

While I refer to court cases along with state and federal law frequently in this blog, nothing written here should be construed as legal advice. I am not an attorney. Rather, I'm someone concerned about the growing disregard for individual rights present at all levels of government.

My conclusions are my own based upon personal experience and research. The law is made purposely complex however and varies significantly from place to place and circumstance to circumstance.

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