Jul 25, 2014 1:17 PM GMT
Art_Deco saidI also found this quote online: "Charles Vonderheid with the Mid-Iowa Council Boy Scouts of America says Troop 111 learned a valuable lesson: that it's important to abide by the law."
When I've passed through US customs at the Canada border I recall signs that say no photographs may be taken while in the checkpoint itself. Presumably for security purposes.
I also note that this story has gone viral on extreme Right Wing and other wacko sites, like teaparty.org, policestateusa.com, wnd.com, patriotrising.com, infowars.com, theburningplatfrom.com, and of course foxnews.com, the story linked by the OP.
Yet oddly, major news outlets (and no, they're all not liberal Left Wing) are not giving the story much attention. Could it be this story lacks creditability, and authentication? So that only the "National Enquirer" types of the Radical Right are spamming it?
tazzari saidIt's a sad truth that anyone who travels much will have stories of rude, brutal or vindictive border guards. I have friends in Europe who say they will never visit the US again - one was the Head Coach of his country's ski team. What a great welcome to have your children separated and interrogated!
There are some very good guys at the border. But the badge and the uniform give tough-guy wannabes the power to be Big Men. TSA is even worse.
I've traveled all over Europe and in the old days into communist countries (try East Germany!) and never met with the rudeness and testosterone that is almost routine at the US border.
Rudeness does NOT = security.
tazzari said"A great lesson in civics"? More like a great lesson in how guys in uniforms can over-react. A disgraceful display of brute force than should NEVER have happened.