VAPA founder Rick Rynearson is appealing a recently dismissed lawsuit against Border Patrol agents who detained him for thirty-four minutes, despite his offering of a military ID, driver's license, two passports and despite answering their questions. The incident was captured by five video cameras and you can view it here.
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Help us stuff the DHS Border Patrol genie back in its judicially designed bottle!
"I am not a lawyer but I read through your entire brief to the 5th Circuit in the matter of Rynearson v. United States of America. I felt your arguments were concise and clearly stated and I wanted to thank so very much for your efforts. I am a retired former police officer and teacher and son of a military officer. I love my country. I feel what you and your brave client are doing by challenging the questionable behavior exhibited at the border checkpoint is patriotism in its most pure form. Please accept my gratitude and thank your client for his bravery. If there is anything I can do to aid you in your efforts, please feel free to let me know. I am not a rich man but what you and your client are doing is so important and I'd be willing to contribute to his defense if necessary. Thank you very much."
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Police abuse doesn't require bruises or blood. It often comes in the form of unlawful arrest or an arrest for victimless or petty crimes charged only to justify the physical display of state sponsored power. The keys to police abuse are insecurity and a lack of respect for American freedom and principles. Police abuse is both cowardly and un-American.