Say Please, Please


A Canadian who demanded courtesy from a U.S. border security guard says he was pepper sprayed and held in custody for three hours for asking the disrespectful officer to a€oesay pleasea€A when ordering him to turn his car off during a search.

a€oeI refused to turn off the car until he said please. He didna€™t. And he has the gun, I guess, so he sprayed me,a€A said Desiderio Fortunato, a Coquitlam, B.C., resident who frequently crosses the border to visit his second home in the state of Washington. a€oeIs that illegal in the United States, asking an officer to be polite?a€A

The incident occurred on Monday at the Aldergrove border crossing, east of Vancouver, shortly after 12 p.m. Mr. Fortunato, a dance studio director, was travelling to his home in Blaine, Wash., to retrieve a wallet his wife had left during their most recent visit.

He said he was questioned by a border officer who demanded he turn off his car and, when asked to make the request more politely, threatened to spray him with his pepper gun if he did not comply.

a€oeI just felt I should stand my ground about it. I should not be treated like that. No matter what kind of position you are in, if you want respect you have to show respect,a€A he said yesterday. a€oeI asked him three times and when I didna€™t turn the car off, because he didna€™t say please, he pepper sprayed mea€¦. It was terrible. For half an hour or so I couldna€™t see anything.a€A

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Posted: March 13th, 2009
at 2:22pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,crime,not ninja-worthy,mnp is for the children,"ninja"

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  1. US border guards are DICKS. Me and two friends were interrogated for 4 hours, fingerprinted, photographed, completely searched, cell phones confiscated, and held in a locked room. We asked for a phone call and were not allowed one…what happened to the one phone call deal?? We asked if we were being detained, responded by a swift NO, of course not! even though we were in a locked room and were not allowed out even for a bathroom visit. We were then escorted back to Canada. If we choose to return to USA we OWE $550 USD for a filing fee, need 2 letters of recommendation from community members on our reputation, Criminal record checks/RCMP finger prints, waivers, and are not even guaranteed access after all that. If we try to enter USA for any other reason than to deliver said items, we will be arrested and all our possessions will be confiscated..including our vehicle.

    Why did this happen you ask? We truthfully answered their question if we had EVER smoked weed in Canada…. Is that the penalty for being truthful? since when did our parents bring us up to lie.

    That’s BULLSHIT. Even Obama admitted to smoking weed, and trying COCAINE. F**k that. If they wanna play like that, he shouldn’t be allowed in my country.


    14 Mar 09 at 10:06 pm



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