Skip to comments.Customs Agents To James O’Keefe: You’re Being Detained For Investigating The Federal Government
Posted on 06/25/2015 3:51:33 AM PDT by markomalley
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents who detained conservative filmmaker James OKeefe at the airport specifically asked him about the work hes done investigating the federal government.
OKeefe was detained by U.S. customs agents Monday after arriving at the airport in Nassau, Bahamas en route to Miami. Agents told OKeefe that he was being detained for crossing back and forth across the U.S.-Mexico border while dressed as Osama bin Laden in a video that was published by The Daily Caller. Agents marked his passport with an X and explained that he would be detained every time he enters U.S. territory henceforth.
OKeefe was not allowed to videotape the encounter as he wished. The below transcript, provided to TheDC, was written by OKeefe as closely as possible to the actual conversation that he had with the customs agents during the standoff at the airport. Here is the dialogue that went down:
James: Well, each and every time I go back into the country you guys do this, and its because Im a journalist and you dont like my journalism, so lets just get this over with, heres my ticket with the X, just tell what room you want me in.
Customs: (Looking at computer for 15 seconds). Its not because youre a journalist. (Turns towards me). What type of journalism do you do?
James: I do like 60 minutes, hidden camera work, investigative, sort of like the guy who catches the predators on NBC Dateline you know?
Customs: But what specific type of journalism have you done investigating the federal government?
James: Well, first ACORN was shut down because I posed as a pimp.<-- Mobile_Inline -->
Customs: Not the prostitution, the other one involving the federal government.
James: You mean the Obamacare navigators, where many were fired counseling to commit fraud?
Customs: No not that one, what did you do involving the federal govenrnment at the borders?
James: Well clearly you know which video that was. Why dont you tell me?
Customs: No, I need you to tell me.
James: That was the one where I legally waded into the Rio Grande dressed like Osama bin Laden and embarrassed the federal government. DHS secretary was grilled under oath. Are you telling me this is retaliation for that?
Customs: Im telling you that each time you go through here you will need to give an extra hour because we will do this each time. You have a prior criminal record and broke the law crossing into the United States unlawfully.
James: It wasnt unlawful, I did nothing but wade back and forth. Millions of Mexicans cross and you dont detain them for unlawful entry
Customs: You broke the law!
James: I broke the law? Im a journalist who is trying to expose something important. Deep down in your heart when you set the burocreacy aside you have admit it needed to be exposed.
Customs: Come with me.
James is truly doing the Lord’s work.
The Federal monstrosity needs to be brought down.
WOW. Where have all the Americans gone?
if there is no law, then there is no law
since there is no law, crossing the river broke no law
Ironically I just went through Nassau airport twice last week....those were some laid back Customs and immigration guys. I guess not so much for James......
I can’t wait to see how this unfolds.
Most are working for various governments anymore.
Jack booted thugs.
“Next time” there will be some rough handling, or worse.
O’Keefe needs to work with a team, so that his body won’t turn up masked as if attacked by “Mexican gangs”.
After the last few elections, especially the last 2 POTUS elections, that’s a valid question.
Endless leftist corruption everywhere. These people are vying for absolute take over. They will control what you say, where you go, what you see, what you read, what you hear, where you live, what you own, how you behave, who you gather with, what you eat, and how much to pay. They will even determine if you live or die. Leftists are fascists. In their minds, they are god and know better than everyone else.
Where’s the due process here? The “Rio Grande” in the video could have been the Colorado River or another river completely within US borders if they never apprehended him while he was in the act.
So O Keefe is going to have trouble entering US territories? He should pose as a young Hispanic orphan. He’ll have no trouble at all.
that is a good point! Altho I don’t know if Customs/Immigration is subject to due process.
Is this on video????
James O’keefe should be given AT LEAST his own monthly segment on The Blaze or Fox News. AND a major budget.
CNN is too much of a coward to show anything he does.
MSNBC would spend the time calling him a liar
I thought there was no effort to enforce America’s borders. The Obamunists aren’t harassing him because of doubt of his citizenship or to aid Mexico for his crossing into their country or to investigate possible smuggling.
He made the President look bad so he’s been politically persecuted.
Government hypocrisy is thick these days. One of these days that last straw will break and hell is going to be unleashed. I think this is the plan. To keep agitating the right to get them to react violently so the government will be “forced” to intervene and declare martial law. If we don’t react or do anything he wins too. Mqybe its !time to agitate a little ourselves to force the beast to show his ugly face.
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