Knock knock, it's Homeland Security

This is an astonishing read. In Idaho, an outspoken Veterans for Peace leader, and federal employee Dwight Scarbrough, was harassed for having an anti-Bush bumper sticker on his truck parked on federal property. Fortunately, he had the knowledge to respond and the wherewithal to tape it. From Nicholas Collias' article in the Boise Weekly:


Officer: Step back here please.



Dwight Scarbrough: Let's have a seat.



O: I'd like to talk to you.



DS: Let's have a seat.



O: Sir, come over here please.



DS: I don't want to come over there. I want to sit down.



O: Let me tell you what's going on here. OK, there's a violation of the code of federal regulations.



DS: For what?



O: The CFR. 41, CFR, 102, 74, 415. Posting or affixing signs, pamphlets, handbills or flyers on federal property. Do you understand that?



DS: I'm not doing anything on federal property.



O: Yes, sir, you've got signs posted on your vehicle. I'm informing you that you're in violation.



DS: That's not illegal. That's not illegal.



O: You're posting ...



DS: I ... All right.



O: Would you like to listen to me before ... sir...



DS: [To his co-worker] Would you go get [their supervisor]?



O: I need you to listen when I'm talking, sir.



DS: [To co-worker]. Would you go get [him] please? [To officer] I'm listening.



O: Okay.



DS: You're at my place of work, first of all. And you're harassing me.

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