Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Yes, It Is

'Say please' at U. S. border nets pepper spray: "A Canadian who demanded courtesy from a U.S. border security guard says he was pepper sprayed and held in custody for three hours for asking the disrespectful officer to 'say please' when ordering him to turn his car off during a search.

'I refused to turn off the car until he said please. He didn't. And he has the gun, I guess, so he sprayed me,' said Desiderio Fortunato, a Coquitlam, B.C., resident who frequently crosses the border to visit his second home in the state of Washington. 'Is that illegal in the United States, asking an officer to be polite?'"

3 comments:

Gerard said...

'Is that illegal in the United States, asking an officer to be polite?'

Sometimes it feels like it.

steve said...

Clearly, he hasn't been paying attention. The twit(substitute your own word) ratio in law enforcement used to be pretty small, but more unchecked power has changed that, I believe. Mostly from my observations during the RNC in St. Paul last year.

sas

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

If the guy wants a polite border guard he should have been leaving the country. The Canadians are usually very nice.