Border agents detain Boy Scout troop for taking photo, troop leader says


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Washington Times:

Border agents detain Boy Scout troop for taking photo, troop leader says

U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents along the Alaska–Canada border detained a Boy Scout troop and pulled a firearm on a child during a search after one of the scouts snapped a photo of an agent, the troop’s leader says.Jim Fox, the leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, said the incident occurred earlier this month on the troop’s trip from Iowa to Alaska. One of the scouts had snapped a photo as their caravan was traveling through a checkpoint into the United States, Fox News reported.

One of the agents must have seen the photo being taken, because they stopped the vehicle and ordered everyone out, the troop leader said.
“The agent immediately confiscated his camera, informed him he would be arrested, fined possibly $10,000 and [be given] ten years in prison,” Mr. Fox told an Iowa CBS affiliate.
“The agent in charge informed me of the potential charges against (the) scout and informed me git is a violation of federal law for any American to take a picture of a federal agent or any federal building,” Mr. Fox wrote on his Facebook page, Fox News reported.

“The agent in charge informed me of the potential charges against (the) scout and informed me it is a violation of federal law for any American to take a picture of a federal agent or any federal building,” Mr. Fox wrote on his Facebook page, Fox News reported.
During the search, the troop leader said a different boy tried to grab a bag from the top of the van when one of the agents drew a gun on him.
“He heard a snap of the holster, turns around, and here’s this agent, both hands on a loaded pistol, pointing [it] at the young man’s head,” Mr. Fox said.

Well, I don’t want another infraction so I’ll just say polite language is insufficient to express my anger.


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See this thread: forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=899346


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