UPDATE: digitaljournal.com covered this in May 2010–so the story isn’t recent. Also, it is apparently unverified, and therein lies the rub. Are these stories the tip of the iceberg? Why don’t we hear about the three terrorist the USA arrest at Niagra border crossing each day (cf. audio)?
Please, somebody tell me that this audio, which has had 181 thousand views, is not real. It all starts with the couple’s cheeky response to the question which “stores” they were going to visit at a mall.
This Youtube audio came with the following text:
A Canadian couple arrive at the Niagara Falls border crossing. They are asked where they are going and they mention a Niagara Falls shopping mall. The immigration official asks what shops they plan to visit and they ask why they need to answer such questions. They are ordered out of their car and taken inside for further interrogation. When the Canadian man points up the ridiculous nature of this interrogation by asking, what are you gonna do, shoot me? the officials claim he is threatening them and assaulting them because he backed away while being arrested. The officials say everyone is required to submit to whatever order they give, no questions allowed. The man and his wife are thrown in jail, at which point the audio ends.
We subject law-abiding Canadian visitors to this kind of treatment while allowing mass illegal immigration across our southern border. This is no mistake; it is a perfectly designed system that reveals what sort of tyranny we are under.
I think we can expect more and more of this treatment in the future. What do we learn from this audio? 1. The United States is very paranoid about Canadians who travel across the border to shop in the failing retail outlets in their country. 2. Backing away from a Federal officer is “assault”. 3. Border officials respond to cheeky answers with disproportionate force. 4. When traveling to a US border station, Canadians have no rights. 5. You may not raise your voice to a federal officer–I guess because they belong to the royal elite and no mere pleb dares do that.