Valerie Lim 
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Re: “How To Foil a Border Patrol Checkpoint

How do you know I'm not brown? In fact, my grandmother was born in Guaymas. Does that allow me to have an opinion? I am not disagreeing that the BP was acting badly. I am calling BS labeling her "snarky" because she's white. She just knew her rights. Brown, white, green - she knew her rights and exercised them. Good for her. I've been treated badly by "authority" figures in the past. I wish people would quit escalating the wrong point. It dilutes the power of legitimate and appropriate actions and remarks that are called for when there is a good reason.

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Posted by Valerie Lim on 09/25/2013 at 11:59 AM

Re: “How To Foil a Border Patrol Checkpoint

I don't think she was snarky at all. She knew her rights, asserted them, and was very patient with the officers who are obviously used to overstepping their authority. If anything, the officer at the end of the vid who was telling her to shut up and trying to intimidate her without first finding out the status of the situation, was the one who was worse than snarky. As for her being white and not used to being threatened with detainment, I'm not white and I'm not used to being threatened with detainment. I wouldn't be any less unhappy with the non-answers she was being given. Just like the BP in the video, I don't think you really have a reason to relate this to being detained for being, what? Brown? Black? Doesn't this vid really just show how the BP relies on people not knowing their rights in order to intimidate them?

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Posted by Valerie Lim on 09/25/2013 at 10:23 AM

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