Police State:Couple Unlawfully Jailed at US-Canada Border
A Canadian couple attempting to cross the border at Niagara Falls to go shopping in New York State were detained, interrogated and intimidated as if they were terrorists. You can hear the man who is definitely aggravated by the whole situation conversing back and forth with the border guards. All the while the undertone of this boarder guard is one of arrogance and a sense of power abuse in his use enforcement tactics. The Officer insists that the man give the exact address of the store he and the man's wife will be visiting. The Canadian man being interrogated is trying to explain the simple fact he and his wife wanted to go shopping in contrast to the boarder guards position that these people are terrorists. Pretty absurd accusation and request by a boarder guard. .Eventually in a obvious show of power at one point the man is told that these boarder guards arrest up to and as many as 3 potential terrorists a day. Further questioning elevate the situation wherein the man makes a gesture (head shake) and asks "what are you going to do shoot me"? Somehow that question gets turn around into a act of aggression by the Officers who claim he threatened them with bodily harm. This is a clear case of abuse of power, the Canadian couple both end up being arrested and detained for this unfortunate situation.