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Man detained and harassed at airport for carrying CASH!
Youtube ^ | 2 April 2009 | EconomyCollapse

Posted on 04/02/2009 10:04:55 AM PDT by Errant

Must see video... Know your rights!


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KEYWORDS: donutwatch; freedom; liberty; lping; policestate; tsa; tyrany
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1 posted on 04/02/2009 10:04:55 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant
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2 posted on 04/02/2009 10:05:59 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

I’m lazy. how much was he/she carrying?


3 posted on 04/02/2009 10:09:29 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Who is EveningStar?)
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To: Errant

This is nuts. An outrage. Why is it the gov’s business why he has money? Out of control idiot thugs. Wake up, folks
Thanks for posting video.


4 posted on 04/02/2009 10:10:06 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Errant

absolutely outrageous.


5 posted on 04/02/2009 10:10:20 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: GQuagmire

$4700


6 posted on 04/02/2009 10:10:57 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: all the best

Don’t sweat it. He justs explains it and moves on.


7 posted on 04/02/2009 10:11:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

Ha! Probably the profits he made on a shipload of cocaine or something /sarcasm


8 posted on 04/02/2009 10:12:22 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

$4700, well within the legal limit you don’t have to declare it. I believe $10k is the current minimum you have to declare.


9 posted on 04/02/2009 10:14:45 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Errant

Wow..just simply wow. How in the world did we get to this point? Do we have to carry our lawyers around with us now? FReeping unreal.


10 posted on 04/02/2009 10:17:50 AM PDT by graywaiter (You can't multiply wealth by dividing it.............Dr. Adrian Rogers)
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To: mnehring

He’s too rich! Too much money ON him... sarc


11 posted on 04/02/2009 10:18:05 AM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: mnehring

I think the Patriot Act requires reporting anything over $5,000.


12 posted on 04/02/2009 10:18:11 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Errant

bump


13 posted on 04/02/2009 10:18:50 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
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To: Errant
Do they keep a rubber hose in their offices for the very difficult ones who actually believe the are protected by the Constitution?
14 posted on 04/02/2009 10:19:13 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: Errant
At first I thought why didn't he just tell them and then move on. I am so glad I watched the entire video and I understand why he did not offer an explanation.

I appreciate posts like this because it furthers my education in how to deal with government thugs....

add this to list of things that just piss you off......

15 posted on 04/02/2009 10:19:43 AM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Errant

The wrong way to handle a traffic stop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaCe6nQUX5c&feature=related

The correct way to handle a traffic stop:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDJrQBwJpqk

Know your rights!


16 posted on 04/02/2009 10:20:19 AM PDT by nralife (Sarah doesn't know it's a damn show! She thinks it's a damn fight!)
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To: Errant

Something similar happened to my husband when we lived in Michigan. We were flying out to England and some thug agents stopped my husband, told me to stand back while they asked him some questions, like if he was carrying $10,000.


17 posted on 04/02/2009 10:20:27 AM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!")
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To: Errant

Lucky his $$$ wasn’t confiscated under the rico act as have been many cases on the nations hiways and byeways!


18 posted on 04/02/2009 10:20:27 AM PDT by gunnyg
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To: Daveinyork

I think the Patriot Act requires reporting anything over $5,000.


I understand that some transactions must be reported if above a certain threshold. But how is having money, and taking it to another state a “transaction”?


19 posted on 04/02/2009 10:21:22 AM PDT by Atlas Sneezed (Security sucks. I want my freedom back.)
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To: graywaiter

What is the world coming to?

My daughter went to buy a new house and I went to help her with the down. The bank had an affidavit I needed to sign stating under oath the money I provided was not drug money.

I wanted them to do the same for their portion.

My wife talked me out of it.


20 posted on 04/02/2009 10:21:52 AM PDT by Sundog (The founding fathers understood what would happen when all three branches of government failed.)
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To: AppyPappy

But you agree, of course, that he ought to be able to move on whether he chose to explain it or not, right?


21 posted on 04/02/2009 10:22:22 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: GQuagmire

He was carrying $4700 in proceeds from book t-shirt and merchandise sales from a libertarian political rally in St. Louis. His fear was that Missouri had published guidelines that included Ron Paul supporters as profiled domestic terrorists. The TSA dudes had also seen and read political literature he had in his posession and knew his political affiliation. The harassment stopped when an FBI agent stepped in and whispered to the TSA agents to let him go. They did.


22 posted on 04/02/2009 10:22:53 AM PDT by x_plus_one ("Salvation comes about though change in individual lives, not through the ending of unjust society")
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To: GQuagmire

$4,700 or so. Gee could have been winnings from a casino!


23 posted on 04/02/2009 10:22:57 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: graywaiter
How in the world did we get to this point?

The failed drug war.
24 posted on 04/02/2009 10:23:37 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Errant
Unbelievable!
25 posted on 04/02/2009 10:24:07 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: dragonblustar

I’m sure this happens to Soros all the time.S/


26 posted on 04/02/2009 10:24:14 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: Kimmers
Try taking 10k or more out of your own bank account. You will have to fill out forms that go to the Feds.

The same thing happens if you try to cash a check for 10k or more.

The Fed now has the right to track everyone with 10k in cash. Where you got it, and what you spend it on!

27 posted on 04/02/2009 10:25:43 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: swain_forkbeard

$4700 isn’t that much money.


28 posted on 04/02/2009 10:26:24 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Errant
It's a wonder they didn't take the cash and "spread the wealth," as Obama wants everyone to do.

This was a brave man. With five men questioning him, cursing, and being abrasive, it is a wonder he held his temper. This was outrageous, they had no right to hold him and question why he had that money. It wasn't their business - they had no cause to know as thre was no prior connection with drug running or anything. Even if he told them, they probably would not have believed them and kept holding him until that FBI guy told them to let him go. Meanwhile, probably other thugs passed by who they should have been worried about.

29 posted on 04/02/2009 10:27:12 AM PDT by CitizenM ("An excuse is worse than an lie, because an excuse is a lie hidden." Pope John Paul, II)
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To: Errant

Typical police attitude and actions. Nothing to see here, move along.


30 posted on 04/02/2009 10:27:49 AM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: mnehring

“I believe $10k is the current minimum you have to declare.”

Only if you are leaving the country.

I took over 10 times that when I flew to Phoenix to pay the balance and pick up an airplane I bought.


31 posted on 04/02/2009 10:28:09 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Errant

Land of the free indeed.


32 posted on 04/02/2009 10:29:17 AM PDT by kenth (Obama - One Big Ass Mistake, America)
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To: nralife

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzFEzzXbzso

I like this version - NOT SAFE FOR WORK OR KIDS

Its Chris Rock


33 posted on 04/02/2009 10:29:18 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Coulda been drugs, surprised they didn’t confiscate it.


34 posted on 04/02/2009 10:30:01 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: mnehring
"$4700, well within the legal limit you don’t have to declare it. I believe $10k is the current minimum you have to declare."

Look up laws on structured transactions or "smurfing." It's completely Orwellian. The Bank Secrecy Act requires banking institutions to report (to the fedgov) transactions over $10,000 through a CTR or currency transaction report. On the flip side of that coin, they are also required to report the suspicion of transactions that appear to be structured to avoid the reports...so if you're providing a goods or services that result in repeated transactions of $9K or so, you will be reported for suspicion of attempts to avoid the $10,000 reporting threshold!

35 posted on 04/02/2009 10:30:51 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dalereed

You’re lucky you weren’t stopped for carrying drug money. You’d still be trying to prove your innocence to get your money back.


36 posted on 04/02/2009 10:31:18 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Beelzebubba
"But how is having money, and taking it to another state a “transaction”?

It's not. But, that's the unintended (or perhaps intended) war on drugs has left us with. I'm not one for legalizing or even decriminalizing drugs, but some of these laws that have been passed to fight drug trafficking only hamper honest citizens who are engaging in no criminal activity.

In some states, transporting large sums of cash can be used as prima fascia evidence of a drug transaction - just cash, no drugs. And as such, the money can be confiscated and the car impounded as part the "forfeiture" laws. It then becomes the citizens obligation to prove the money isn't dirty, rather than the other way around. How this isn't unconstitutional, I have no idea.

37 posted on 04/02/2009 10:31:45 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Beagle8U
When our banker first mentioned this I really did not think much of it. Then I got home and thought “What business is if of the Feds?”

another thing to piss me off......

38 posted on 04/02/2009 10:32:17 AM PDT by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Errant

bump


39 posted on 04/02/2009 10:33:21 AM PDT by doodad
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To: Errant
WOW !

If I had the nerve this guy did, I would have tried to determine the IDs of the people holding him and then sue them under all the Civil Liberties laws that the left uses to imprison us all.

ML/NJ

40 posted on 04/02/2009 10:35:03 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: bamahead

Take a look at this BS.


41 posted on 04/02/2009 10:35:28 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: driftdiver

Not at all, I would just tell them to call my bank since I had withdrawn it that morning from my checking account.


42 posted on 04/02/2009 10:35:54 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: AppyPappy

It’s a lot of money to me, but I don’t see the relevance of that.

When he refused to answer questions about the money, he was not free to go. Does that seem right to you?

When he asked the agents to inform him of his rights, they refused to do so. Does that seem right to you?


43 posted on 04/02/2009 10:37:58 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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“Not at all, I would just tell them to call my bank since I had withdrawn it that morning from my checking account.”

Yes you withdrew it for a drug transaction. (their position)

You would be required to prove it was not drug related in a court of law. The standard is pretty darn high since a high percentage of the money is kept by the dept confiscating the money.


44 posted on 04/02/2009 10:38:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kimmers
I sold some timber ( about 12k I think ) and when I went to his bank to cash it they said I had to fill out federal forms. I told them to give me the damn check back!

I called the timber buyer and told him to bring me the cash in $50’s $100’s or stay off my property.

I had the lean green the next morning! ( No fed forms either)

45 posted on 04/02/2009 10:38:35 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I saw someone win $1500 on a slot at the MGM in Vegas. They will pay out, usually in a check, not cash for larger amounts like that. First you have to sign tax forms for the $, so the IRS knows. If you are a foreign visitor, the casino will take out the taxes first.


46 posted on 04/02/2009 10:39:12 AM PDT by Wacka
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To: mnehring
I believe $10k is the current minimum you have to declare.

I doubt it. Maybe if you want to leave the country. What do you think happens at McCarran?

ML/NJ

47 posted on 04/02/2009 10:39:17 AM PDT by ml/nj
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“When he refused to answer questions about the money, he was not free to go. Does that seem right to you?”

Not for $4700. That’s chump change.


48 posted on 04/02/2009 10:39:56 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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“What business is it of the Feds?”

well they also need to know what charities you donate to on your tax form. What interest you pay on your house, what kind of car you drive to depreciate it and if you are blind... It's their business to know... if you aint doing anything wrong then...

49 posted on 04/02/2009 10:40:22 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: AppyPappy

$4700 isn’t that much money.
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Speak for yourself. That’s very arrogant on your part.


50 posted on 04/02/2009 10:44:19 AM PDT by unkus
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