Category: Privacy

2010-11-18

Permalink 21:06:07, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, TSA, 171 words   English (EU)

TSA Opt-Out Day Should Be Only The Beginning

As National TSA Opt-Out Day quickly approaches, the Identity Project over at Papers, Please have some interesting thoughts on what should be done with the TSA.

They rightfully point out that the latest outrage from TSA, as exemplified by this incident, is only the most recent in a long list of outrages. They also point out that while a full-body naked-scan National Opt-Out day is a good start, for real change to take place much more needs to be done.

=> Read more!

Permalink

2010-11-17

Permalink 22:14:17, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, TSA, 126 words   English (EU)

TSA Opt-Out Day

Time to put the TSA on the no-fly list.

On November 24, 2010, the busiest travel day of the year, We Won't Fly is sponsoring National Opt Out Day.

Checkout the links provided above for more information regarding the project along with invaluable information on additional actions you can take to reclaim the skies from the groping hands of bureaucratic busy-bodies.

If you want to reclaim your right to travel unmolested by government goons inside your own country, remember that:

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."

- Frederick Douglass

I opted-out years ago when it became obvious the TSA was out of control. Now that even the main-stream media can't ignore this fact any longer, I'm looking forward to the company.

2010-11-16

Permalink 21:52:12, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Checkpoints, TSA, 261 words   English (EU)

TSA Agents Harass Cancer Survivors At Airport Checkpoints

Just when you thought the arrogance, callousness and depravity of the TSA couldn't get any worse, the agency manages to sink to another all-time low.

As reported in the main-stream media, several news stories show that even recent cancer survivors aren't safe from the groping hands of clueless agents. In fact, due to their medical conditions, such individuals are more likely than members of the general public to be flagged for extra-special TSA attention.

=> Read more!

2010-11-15

Permalink 23:49:20, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, TSA, 2400 words   English (EU)

TSA Threatens Lawsuit & $11,000 Fine For Asserting One's Rights

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” - Fredrick Douglass

And so it begins. Early in the morning on November 13, 2010 at San Diego International Airport, John Tyner peacefully, respectfully and intelligently exercised his right not to be virtually strip searched nor sexually groped by TSA agents as a condition of travel on a common carrier within the boundaries of the United States.

=> Read more!

2010-11-06

Permalink 22:10:31, Categories: Privacy, News, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, Immigration, 493 words   English (EU)

Refusing To Answer Questions At The Border

Paul Karl Lukacs is an attorney who travels the world practicing law. In and of itself, this wouldn't be all that newsworthy for the pages of Roadblock Revelations but Mr. Lukacs is definitely an exception. What makes him an exception is his documented encounters with Customs & Border Protection agents while re-entering the United States from abroad.

During these encounters, Mr. Lukacs practices his right to remain silent. His signature statement in defense of this practice appears to be:

“I’m not going to be interrogated as a pre-condition of re-entering my own country”

=> Read more!

2010-10-10

Permalink 16:00:00, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, Immigration, 3487 words   English (EU)

Indefinite Detention By Border Patrol Agents Inside the Country?

In late September of this year, a California college student and a friend decided to go on a road trip to California's picturesque Anza-Borrego State Park. Little did they know before leaving on their trip that they would be subjected to arbitrary stops, seizures, interrogations and indefinite detentions under threat of lethal force from armed men whose primary job was to protect their rights, not violate them.

The highwaymen who seized them so during their travels wore the green uniform of federal Border Patrol agents even though the only border the students had crossed was that of the state park itself. A state park whose borders are located completely within the boundaries of the United States and North of a major interstate highway to boot:

=> Read more!

2010-09-10

Permalink 23:27:49, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, Immigration, 3939 words   English (EU)

Harassment of Domestic Travelers Continues Expanding to the North

Two recent articles appearing in the New York Times highlight the burgeoning American police state compliments of the Department of Homeland Security.

It seems that the Border Patrol has as much difficulty finding the Northern border as its Southern counterpart, choosing instead to harass domestic Amtrak train passengers traveling between Chicago and New York City with nary a stop near anything resembling an international border.

=> Read more!

Permalink

2010-08-30

Permalink 23:38:31, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, Immigration, 628 words   English (EU)

Unexpected Border Stop and Presumption of Guilt

For those of you who still think it's easier to roll over & just answer their questions than exercise your fundamental rights while being detained & interrogated by armed Border Patrol agents at suspicionless checkpoints inside the country, the letter to the editor reprinted from Freedom's Phoenix below shows the fallacy of this reasoning:

=> Read more!

Permalink

2010-08-20

Permalink 00:06:56, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Checkpoints, Immigration, 880 words   English (EU)

A Deja Vu Moment. Anderson Found Not Guilty - Again


As reported on this blog several months ago, all charges against Steven Anderson were initially dismissed with prejudice in Ajo Justice court in December 2009. The story however did not end there.

During court proceedings in 2009, it became obvious a Border Patrol agent lied to Anderson's attorney(s) regarding the existence of checkpoint guidelines:


=> Read more!

2010-07-31

Permalink 11:29:27, Categories: Privacy, Right to Travel, Homeland Security?, Checkpoints, Immigration, 1181 words   English (EU)

More Border Patrol Harassment at Internal Immigration Checkpoints


Update: 17FEB2011 - YouTube has once again removed the video for unknown reasons. Most likely because Border Patrol agents don't like being held accountable in a public forum. We'll see what we can do to remedy that situation...

Update: 17DEC2010 - Looks like the video has been reposted. I've updated the embedded link accordingly.

[Update: 25OCT2010 - Looks like Youtube & the Border Patrol are busy censoring videos again. The videographer reported Youtube banned the video depicted in this blog entry without explanation. A similar incident occurred to 3 of my videos a while back. See here for details.]

The checkpoint depicted in the video above is the interim checkpoint located near kilometer post 45 on I-19 in Southern Arizona and championed by Congressional Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona's 8th District. Like so many other Border Patrol checkpoint encounters, the video above documents harassment of the traveling public by agents who take advantage of their limited authority in an attempt to intimidate individuals into waiving their fundamental rights.

=> Read more!

<< Previous Page :: Next Page >>

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.

< Previous | Next >

April 2014
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
<<  <   >  >>
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30        

Search

Categories


Misc

Syndicate this blog XML

What is RSS?

powered by
b2evolution