This should make you angry:
But, if this is as it appears, then I’d also like to see the officers charged. And terminated. and jailed.
Realize that this was not a port of entry, but an “internal checkpoint”. I dislike the idea of the internal checkpoint, but once the officer had asked the question regarding citizenship, then the rest is an illegal search. They had no cause to stop anyone, and just because the dude didn’t
grovel cooperate is no reason for any of the treatment shown on the videotape.
Anyone got more details?
And lest you say, “gee. all he had to do was answer a few questions”…..remember, he was inside the borders, at an illegal checkpoint, and that pesky Constitution says he DIDN’T have to answer.
It is a short step from here to “Your Papers Please”. And a very sharp slope downward.