Border Patrol seizes 700 pounds of ma...

Border Patrol seizes 700 pounds of marijuana near Alamogordo

There are 5 comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News story from Apr 16, 2008, titled Border Patrol seizes 700 pounds of marijuana near Alamogordo. In it, Las Cruces Sun-News reports that:

Border Patrol agents at the checkpoint near Alamogordo seized nearly 700 pounds of marijuana Monday and arrested two Jamaicans.

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WASTE

Las Cruces, NM

#1 Apr 17, 2008
What a waste of tax dollars, product, and time!
Bubba Naess

Rochester, MN

#2 Apr 17, 2008
In the first place, they were probably searched just because they were black. I've had that experience every time I go through them checkpoints, in NM and AZ...they see a dark-skinned black man, let the searching begin! Secondarily, these two young men are already being assumed to be guilty until proved innocent, by the biased statements about their past criminal records. And tertiararily, the goverment is covering up something by not releasing information about these legal residents names or other information.

Border Patrol checkpoint is a cover-up for goverment harrasment station - of anyone black, hispanic, or that is a unique individual who looks/acts different than a white, middle-class person!
JIMNNM

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Apr 17, 2008
Bubba Naess wrote:
Border Patrol checkpoint is a cover-up for goverment harrasment station - of anyone black, hispanic, or that is a unique individual who looks/acts different than a white, middle-class person!
Sorry buddy, you've got that last statement all wrong! I'm white and middle class, and believe me, I've been stopped just like you, pulled into secondary, and harrassed by the check point personnel plenty of times. So don't give me this crap about "skin" color - it isn't. BTW, I grew up here in Cruces, you want to talk who's prejudice against who? NOT!
Trey B

United States

#4 Apr 17, 2008
Bubba Naess wrote:
In the first place, they were probably searched just because they were black. I've had that experience every time I go through them checkpoints, in NM and AZ...they see a dark-skinned black man, let the searching begin! Secondarily, these two young men are already being assumed to be guilty until proved innocent, by the biased statements about their past criminal records. And tertiararily, the goverment is covering up something by not releasing information about these legal residents names or other information.
Border Patrol checkpoint is a cover-up for goverment harrasment station - of anyone black, hispanic, or that is a unique individual who looks/acts different than a white, middle-class person!
I agree with your comment. Read my story on the Alamogordo TOPIX regarding the Jamaicans being busted. There is NO doubt in my God D*** mind BP profiles.

The other guy who says its "crap"? How does it feel? Well, minorities get this crap not only from BP, but cops and others law enforcement.
Mike

Los Lunas, NM

#5 Apr 17, 2008
JIMNNM wrote:
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Sorry buddy, you've got that last statement all wrong! I'm white and middle class, and believe me, I've been stopped just like you, pulled into secondary, and harrassed by the check point personnel plenty of times. So don't give me this crap about "skin" color - it isn't. BTW, I grew up here in Cruces, you want to talk who's prejudice against who? NOT!
Just because you have been stopped doesn't mean there's not racial profiling going on.

I'm white, sometimes I get stopped at Border Patrol, sometimes I don't. My Hispanic friends *always* get stopped.

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