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Arizona Engineer Challenges "Constitution-Free" Border Checkpoints After Being Stopped 400

•, by Aaron Kesel

Just before July 4th, Terry Bressi filed a revision to his complaint against the Pima County Sheriff's Department (PCSD.)

In April 2017 Bressi was detained for hours at the CBP SR 86 checkpoint, located halfway between Tuscon and the Kitt Peak National Observatory where Bressi works.

Bressi is no stranger to both CBP and PCSD, both having stopped and detained him on multiple occasions since 2002.

Despite the fact that Bressi is known to both organizations as a U.S. citizen with no history of smuggling or other criminal activity, they continued to detain the man over and over again.

Why the random constant stops and harassment? Because Bressi has dared to challenge the legality and legitimacy of domestic "Constitution-Free" checkpoints on American citizens like himself.

Bressi first filed a lawsuit in 2002 against the Tono O'Odham tribal police and CBP for a stop that turned into a multi-hour detention without any probable cause. The tribal police eventually settled the case for $210,000.

However, Bressi's victory came with pitfalls through the efforts of the CBP union to get him fired from his job.

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