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More CBP (“Border Patrol”) checks in Vermont after years of none. No explanations offered. @vtdigger reports at least 7 near S. Hero, VT — netting *1* person, not a criminal. Why VT? Possibly because it’s a blue state w/ GOP governor critical of Trump?
There have likely been many more checkpoints throughout VT & NH, including 1 I wrote on last week. CBP refuses to release numbers w/out foot dragging FOIA requests. VT ACLU: “checkpoints designed to terrorize.” Maybe; they sure aren’t catching anybody.
A sheriff who supports the new Border Patrol checkpoint regime sez “If nothing else it’s sending out a message that u need to be careful when yr coming thru VT, that we are watching.” Great! We used to be the Green Mt State. Now we can be the We’re Watching You State.
VT GOP state senator who supports the at least 700% increase in Border Patrol checkpoints says “You can’t let everybody do everything they want to do.” Right-o — no more of this decadent “going to work without being pulled over by armed men demanding papers.”
Here’s the @vtdigger story (I read it in my local paper, @VNewsUV): vtdigger.org/2019/09/15/ram…
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