DHS Checkpoint Blog Entry 7: 'Cruzing' Right Along

On March 21, 2008 I was briefly stopped at the same internal suspicionless Homeland Security checkpoint I've been stopped & seized at many times before.

This checkpoint has been in continuous operation, day & night, since January 2008. It's located over 40 miles North of the border along SR86, near mile marker 146, in Southern Arizona.

While this particular checkpoint stop is relatively unremarkable as far as suspicionless seizures by armed federal agents go, I post it for its historical significance.

Agent Cruz, the stopping agent, allows me to pass with minimum fuss. This isn't the case a month later when Agent Cruz along with Agent Villa stop and seize me again at the same checkpoint (see Blog Entry 9).

As such, this video in comparison with future ones, show how arbitrary these seizures really are and how impossible it is to predict how you will be treated.