Canadian citizen, SF writer Dr Peter Watts, has been beaten and subjected to abuse while trying to leave the US. Apparently getting in the way of a border patroller’s fist counts as assault on a federal officer these days.
Boingboing story here,
Making Light comments here
Whatever comments here
Dr Watts’ description of the incident.
There is nothing worth seeing in the United States that justifies putting up with US border guards. Any of my American friends who wish to breathe free air are welcome to visit.
Dr Watts will require assistance with legal fees to fight this blatant abuse of authority. Citizens of the United States should consider if they really wish to live in a police state.
As well as supporting Dr Watts with money, I have commented on the White House forum.