Politely refusing Department of Homeland Security requests

The DHS sets up road blocks inside the US without any legal right to detain citizens.  Some Americans are making a stand by politely refusing to answer the officers’ questions.

Here is a compilation of some of the betters encounters.


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  • Orange

    That looks like a fun game

  • Pete George

    Polite defiance can be very effective, people often don’t know how to deal with it.

  • Michael

    Good one them, more people in the US need to make a stand (polite refusal is great) against their govt. continued encroaching on their civil rights.

    People need to remember they hold the power, not the govt.

    • Patrick

      & we need to fight to retain that power – check out the extraordinary powers the UK local councils have assumed, they are unelected judge & jury. Absolutely disgraceful what has happened over there in the last 10 years

  • Greg

    Pays to know the law, according to the law they are unclear.

  • Phar Lap

    About time.That lot is over the top.More worried about innocent tourists than what goes on in their own backyard.Most of them are from non American ethnic immigrants who like the power over travellers who appear to be caucasion,not muslem.

  • Bunswalla

    Just don’t try it in an airport…

  • RightOfGenghis

    I once had the misfortune to be pulled over by a smoky in Nevada who had clearly had a bad day. I would say these guys were lucky the cops never arrived. They do not fuck around!

  • Troy

    Yup, the US lives in a state of paranoia. I’ve been to the USA about 6 times, 6 times too many and I don’t intend to go there again. Loud yankee voices that complain about every little fucking thing, sueing each others asses and faking emotion… its a plastic country with plastic people.

    • maninblack

      i agree.. they are the most scared people on the planet.

  • Hazards001

    I don’t give a rats nonnu about the USA’s rights but in this country by law if a Police Officer asks you then you ARE required to give your NAME AGE ADDRESS and they do NOT need a reason to ask. This is one of the criteria that make NZ fall into the catagorory of a police state. The orher is our congregation laws or so I was led to believe, I’m sure the lawyers amoung you can correct me.

    On the up side the only person you have to give that information to is a cop..as a few fuckwits over time have discovered, including council officers baliffs probation officers, parking meter maids, health and safety auditors…lol the list is endless. Only a cop can demand your personal details in NZ..and seriously..you DO have to give them!