Thursday, October 23, 2008

ACLU: 100-mile 'Constitution-free zone' surrounds border

The ACLU says a "Constitution-free zone" exists within 100 miles of the US border, where DHS claims the authority to stop, search and detain anyone for any reason. Nearly two-thirds of the US population lives within 100 miles of the border, according to the ACLU, and the border zone encompasses scores of major cites and some entire states.

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video testimonial from Vince Peppard, another San Diegoan who faced trouble
from border agents. Peppard said he was stopped at least 20 miles inside the
border on a return trip from Mexico. He refused to open his trunk "on a matter
of principle" and was detained for about 30 minutes."I didn't feel like I was in
the United States," he says. "I felt like I was in some kind of police

The ACLU posted a video of Peppard on YouTube:

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