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  • Boat owners say they were fearful during Coast Guard search

    09/22/2005 2:42:37 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 674 replies · 11,953+ views
    The Monterey Herald ^ | September 18, 2005 | VIRGINIA HENNESSEY
    Two of the Moss Landing Harbor residents who were the subjects of random boat searches during Labor Day Weekend say their experiences were closer to armed invasions than the friendly "safety inspections" characterized by U.S. Coast Guard officials. Both residents said search crews entered the harbor in inflatable boats with machine guns mounted on their bows. Then, carrying M-16 rifles, they approached residents and boarded and searched their boats in the name of safety and "homeland security." One resident, who asked not to be identified for fear or retribution, said his experience was "very intimidating, very frightening." "To me it...