Tag Archives: Customs

“Have you reached your breaking point yet?”

Our government in action! An American citizen has sued and won almost a half a million dollars from the federal government for subjecting her to a random strip search upon her return to the states from Mexico.

Read the article. Customs agents essentially raped her. Worse, the agents won’t pay the bill, it will be you, the taxpayer.

U.S. Customs destroys a musician’s 11 flutes, declaring them to be agricultural products.

We’re here to help you: U.S. Customs destroys a musician’s 11 flutes, declaring them to be agricultural products.

A Canadian citizen, based in New York and with a green card employment permit, Bouzemaa was flying home from Marrakech, Morocco, when his baggage was opened by Customs at JFK.

‘I told them I had these instruments for many years and flew with them in and out,’ he said. ‘There were 11 instruments in all. They told me they were agricultural products and they had to be destroyed. There was nothing I could do. The ney flute can be made with bamboo. Is that agricultural?’

Ain’t you glad that the healthcare industry is now in the capable hands of this government?

It appears that Homeland Security and Customs teach their officers that pilots have “no right to refuse a search” of their planes.

The law is such an inconvenient thing: It appears that Homeland Security and Customs both train their officers to believe that pilots have “no right to refuse a search” of their planes.

To put it another way, these agencies think that they don’t need a warrant to search the private property of pilots.