Patterico's Pontifications

6/11/2005

Border Follies

Filed under: Humor,Immigration,Morons — Patterico @ 1:39 pm



Pretend you are a U.S. Customs Officer and you see this guy trying to enter the country with a bloodstained chainsaw, a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, some pepper spray, a bulletproof vest, and some brass knuckles. What do you do?

Make sure to click on the link and look at the picture before you answer.

11 Responses to “Border Follies”

  1. Awe C’mon! You can’t be leaping to judgement because a wild-eyed man carrying an assortment of blood stained weapons enters the country. If we start doing that, where will it end? We might even start paying special attention to Middle Eastern men aged 17-35!

    Besides, in this day & age of Canada lecturing us about the immorality of the death penalty, he has done what I have allways suggested.

    [I’m removing a sentence here. I’m not trying to say that Bob’s comment was necessarily inappropriate, since Bob was just making a joke, but even jokingly advocating violence will generally be edited out of comments here. I’m just hypersensitive that way. You can read the linked story to see what Bob has always suggested. — Patterico] That way, you will never face the death penalty.

    Bob (3fe508)

  2. My question is who decided to allow bail for someone was an obvious flight risk and was currently accused of assault with a deadly.

    I’ll quote a Canadian I know:

    “If you people knew anything about Canada, you’d just be shrugging and going “it figures”. New Brunswick is the stand out example of have-not province, some people call it the armpit of Canada. Frankly I think if you’re even going to use an anatomical metaphor, you should call it Canada’s Gangrenous Toes, because the only cure for tissue necrosis is to saw the whole fucking appendage right off.

    If this guy had been wearing a turban and a mumu they would’ve football tackled his greasy inbred ass before he got within 20 feet of the border. But my concern isn’t with people like him getting into the U.S as much as it is with people like him getting into anywhere other than New Brunswick.”

    blueeyes (85e0cf)

  3. In California, the brass knuckles constitute a felony (12020 CA Penal Code). Not that the outcome necessarily would have been any different here, but depending on the alertness and concern of a real cop, he could have booked the guy for the felony and his chainsaw quickly checked for human blood & tissue. A police officer is empowered to arrest for suspicion of a crime, regardless of whether one has in fact been committed. This is almost a textbook example found in police academy training.

    Book him, Dano!

    This is a case for common sense to prevail. Instead, it reads like a modern horror flick.

    Rick Wahler (eb351e)

  4. Seems to be an obvious situation here. You let him go, and strip search the granny carrying the basket of cookies behind him.. SHE would be the real threat!

    Bob (d77a1d)

  5. Rick:

    Instead, it reads like a modern horror flick.

    Yup. And a bad one.

    Bob:

    Seems to be an obvious situation here. You let him go, and strip search the granny carrying the basket of cookies behind him.. SHE would be the real threat!

    Don’t forget the body cavity search!

    Patterico (756436)

  6. Hey Bob,

    Thanks for not getting annoyed about the editing.

    Patterico (756436)

  7. I am curious as to what proof of citizenship this guy had. Does anybody know?

    James B. Shearer (fc887e)

  8. oops…I forgot that there was another Bob. I am the Bob who made the granny comment, not the one whose comment was edited. I am not speaking for Bob, but speaking as Bob, I can say that I was not annoyed by the editing. As for Bob, you will have to ask him! (Ok, so how do I prevent this problem in the future? Use my blog name?)

    Bob (d77a1d)

  9. He’s a Canadian who became a naturalized US citizen.

    You keep your deranged Democrats and draft dodgers and we’ll keep our nutbars. Fair deal?

    Fred Z from Canada.

    Fred Z (83acf5)

  10. Proper procedure for anybody who looks like this: First you taser him, several times. Then you ask for ID. If he answers or moves, taser him again because anything this guy does will look threatening. If he doesn’t move, he’s resisting… You can probably guess the next step.

    HD Wanderer (3a3b66)

  11. […] To answer Patterico’s question Proper procedure for anybody who looks like this: First you taser him, several times. Then you ask for ID. If he answers or moves, taser him again because anything this guy does will look threatening. If he doesn’t move, he’s resisting… You can probably guess the next step. […]

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