On the afternoon of February 1, 2008, I was stopped for a fifth time at a suspicionless internal Homeland Security checkpoint on SR86 in Southern Arizona near mile post 146.
The location is over 40 miles North of the border and this was the fifth time in three weeks I had been stopped & seized at this checkpoint absent reasonable suspicion.
Normally, there are three or four agents manning the checkpoint with two patrol vehicles parked nearby. This time the scenario were dramatically different.
Present were no less than twelve agents visible at any given time along with six Homeland Security vehicles lining the entry to the checkpoint. There was also a large United States flag flying over one of the trailers - something that hasn't been present in the past. Perhaps the agents were hoping the large American flag would somehow mask their un-American activities.
As I first came t
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