California Mayor Forced to Hand Over Electronics and Passwords at Airport – Compares U.S. to Nazi Germany

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

Screen Shot 2015-10-05 at 11.03.23 AM

“I think the American people should be extremely concerned about their personal rights and privacy. As I was being searched at the airport, there was a Latino couple to my left, and an Asian couple to my right also being aggressively searched. I briefly had to remind myself that this was not North Korea or Nazi Germany. This is the land of the Free.

– Anthony Silva, Mayor of Stockton, California

Just in case you’re still under the infantile illusion that you reside in a free country.

From ArsTechnica:

Stockton, California Mayor Anthony R. Silva attended a recent mayor’s conference in China, but his return trip took a bit longer than usual. At the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this week, agents with the Department of Homeland Security detained Silva and confiscated his personal cell phone among other electronics. According to comments from the mayor, that may not even be the most alarming part.

“Unfortunately, they were not willing or able to produce a search warrant or any court documents suggesting they had a legal right to take my property,” Silva told SFGate. “In addition, they were persistent about requiring my passwords for all devices.”

The mayor’s attorney, Mark Reichel, told SFGate that Silva was not allowed to leave the airport without forfeiting his passwords. Reichel was not present for Silva’s interaction with the DHS agents, either. The mayor was told he had “no right for a lawyer to be present” and that being a US citizen did not “entitle me to rights that I probably thought,” according to the paper.

Evidently, Silva was well aware of the situation and only had his concerns heightened by first-hand experience. Talking to SFGate, he briefly compared the government battle on privacy to notorious dictatorships worldwide.

“I think the American people should be extremely concerned about their personal rights and privacy,” Silva told the paper. “As I was being searched at the airport, there was a Latino couple to my left, and an Asian couple to my right also being aggressively searched. I briefly had to remind myself that this was not North Korea or Nazi Germany. This is the land of the Free.”

This is not what freedom looks like.

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmail
This entry was posted in Politics / World News. Bookmark the permalink.
  • ClubToTheHead

    Homeland Security operates extra-Consitutionally within 100 miles of U.S. borders. That is likely to be tightened in the future, like a noose.

    http://www.allgov.com/news/top-stories/homeland-security-approves-seizure-of-cell-phones-and-laptops-within-100-miles-of-border-report-remains-secret-130211?news=847030

  • We have gone full Fascist for sure!

    Police Have No Duty To Protect Individuals

    *All of the court rulings are included in this link*

    Self-Reliance For Self-Defense — Police Protection Isn’t Enough! All our lives, especially during our younger years, we hear that the police are there to protect us. From the very first kindergarten- class visit of “Officer Friendly” to the very last time we saw a police car – most of which have “To Protect and Serve” emblazoned on their doors – we’re encouraged to give ourselves over to police protection.

    https://www.firearmsandliberty.com/kasler-protection.html

    March 4, 2015 You’re *55* Times More Likely to be Killed by a Police Officer than a Terrorist

    Police Killings Grossly Underreported We previously reported that Americans are 9 times more likely to be killed by a police officer than a terrorist.

    http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/03/youre-55-times-likely-killed-police-officer-terrorist.html

  • Sep 1, 2015 Police Accountability Will *NEVER* Happen

    Police accountability will never happen. Why? It all comes down to what it means to be accountable. Unpack the words “police accountability” and it will be clear to you why it’s an impossibility.

    https://youtu.be/lRstVjUeOpE

  • Mar 27, 2013 Civil War And The Litmus Test – “Will you shoot Americans?”

    Dr Garrow was recently contacted by a high ranking military official who implored him to reveal the truth about a “litmus test” that is being proposed by the Obama administration to the military asking the question “will you shoot Americans if they won’t give you their guns?”

    https://youtu.be/cNuiLJHejKM

  • Feb 12, 2015 Military Train Abrams Tanks

    https://youtu.be/F6c_ZxMSVSM

  • Aug 28, 2014 Pentagon Has ‘Everything Must Go’ Sale

    After protestors in Ferguson, Missouri, were met with a militarized police force, new attention was brought to the Pentagon’s 1033 program, a program that supplies military-grade equipment to local police departments, often for free.
    http://youtu.be/HcvyHMyhpaA

    May 21, 2014 7 law enforcement agencies receive MRAP vehicles LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)

    Five city police and two sheriff’s departments are to receive Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles, provided through the military surplus program. The armored vehicles, now demilitarized, are part of the Defense Department’s 1033 program that allows domestic law enforcement agencies to apply for and obtain the excess military equipment.

    http://www.thv11.com/story/news/local/2014/05/21/arkansas-law-enforcement-mrap-vehicles/9379623/

Navigation