Thursday, March 15, 2012

Canadian Women Sue Over U.S. Border Strip Searches

Criminal "Homeland Security," TSA pedophiles still getting their jollies; coward Americans now except sterilization by radiation in killer X-ray machines designed by perverts

Detroit Free Press
By David Ashenfelter
03/14/2012

The last thing Leslie Ingratta expected when she drove through the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel on a shopping trip was a hassle.
But within minutes of arriving at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint in Detroit, the 33-year-old Windsor woman said, she was groped and fondled by a female agent in an unjustified strip search. It left her embarrassed, humiliated and reluctant to return to the U.S.

"It was horrible. It was degrading -- they treated me like a criminal and I have never been in trouble with the law," said Ingratta, one of three Canadian women who sued four unidentified CBP agents in U.S. District Court in Detroit on Tuesday for violating their Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable searches.

U.S. Customs officials declined to comment on the lawsuits, the third filed in federal court since last year alleging improper strip searches of Canadian women by female agents in Detroit.
85 year-old Lenore Zimmerman suing TSA
Ingratta said the incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Jan. 30, 2011, when she was on her way to a shopping center on Woodward to buy discount vitamins and other items.

She said the first agent she encountered refused to believe where she was going and insisted that the shopping center was closed at that hour, which Ingratta said is untrue. He also accused her of lying, saying she wouldn't look him in the eye.

At a secondary inspection, Ingratta said, female agents placed her in a holding cell and ordered her to disrobe.


The suit said one of the agents reached inside her bra and fondled her breasts and then groped her genitals.

Afterward, another female agent asked her whether she was going to Detroit on a "booty call," the suit said.

"I wasn't dressed provocatively. I was wearing jeans and a jacket," Ingratta said.

She said she was so traumatized, she drove back to Windsor, crying.
An obviously excited Gestapo Chief Janet "Butch" Napolitano
Ingratta said she contacted attorney Thomas Wienner of Rochester after learning about a lawsuit Wienner filed last year on behalf of Loretta Van Beek of Stratford, Ontario, who said she was forced to endure a similar unwarranted strip search at the Ambassador Bridge in 2010. The suit is pending in federal court in Detroit.

Wienner filed a second lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of two other Canadians, Lisa Bhatt and Meera Sidhu, both 30. Bhatt lives in Windsor; Sidu lives in Milton, Ontario.

The suit said they were forced to submit to an improper strip search -- more invasive than Ingratta's -- in March 2010 on their way to an Alicia Keys concert in Detroit.

Wienner said CBP policy permits agents to conduct strip searches only if pat-down searches reveal evidence of contraband, which didn't happen in any of the three cases.

Bhatt and Sidhu declined to be interviewed.

Ingratta said she travels to Detroit less often these days and only with a friend.

"I'm just afraid of what might happen," she said.

Contact David Ashenfelter: dashenfelter@freepress.com 


Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The 5th Estate.

Images:  Google royalty free unless otherwise attributed.


This news site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc.  We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.




-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

ANDREW KREIG: EXPERTS REJECT FIRE AS CAUSE FOR 9/11 WTC COLLAPSES

The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

 photo
Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of

READ MORE >>

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

The Geopolitics Of The United States, Part 1: The Inevitable Empire

The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

 photo
STRATFOR Editor’s Note: This installment on the United States, presented in two parts, is the 16th in a series of STRATFOR monographs on the geopolitics of countries influential in world affairs.

Like nearly all of the peoples of North and South America, most Americans are not originally from the territory that became the United States.

READ MORE >>

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Geopolitics Of The United States Part 2: American Identity And The Threats of Tomorrow

A look back at 2011 predictions for the future in order to put events of today into perspective

 photo capitalism_zpsah78uy5p.jpg
We have already discussed in the first part of this analysis how the American geography dooms whoever controls the territory to being a global power, but there are a number of other outcomes that shape what that power will be like. The first and most critical is the impact of that geography on the American mindset.

READ MORE >>

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


By Robert S. Finnegan

This e-mail outlines and confirms the acts of espionage against Indonesia and Indonesians by Akiko Makino and the others involved both in Kobe University and in AI Lab at University of Airlangga, Surabaya; Bahasa Indonesia original follows English translation...

READ MORE >>

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : New Analysis Challenges Tamiflu Efficacy; Hong Kong Corona Virus Outbreak

UPDATED 01/07/2015 : FOX NEWS CORPORATE PHARMA SHILL MEGAN KELLY AND FOX NEWS QUACK DOCTOR NOW PUSHING TAMIFLU FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN;

 photo TAMIFLU_small_zpssojx6okt.jpg
THE 5TH ESTATE UNEQUIVOCALLY WARNS THE PUBLIC NOT TO TAKE OR GIVE THIS PROVEN DANGEROUS, INEFFECTIVE DRUG TO ANYONE

Obama criminals now resulting to biowarfare in quest to destroy Chinese and ASEAN economy; "novel virus substrain" points directly to a Kawaoka / Fouchier / Ernala-Ginting Kobe lab virus weaponized and genetically altered to specifically target and infect the Asian population: Ribavirin...

READ MORE >>

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


 photo WHO02_zpsplmhtlpr.jpg
The 5th Estate has just purchased a library on H5N1 "Novel" virus pandemics, there are dozens of PDF and Exel documents we feel will assist you in saving lives following intentional releases of the H5N1 and now MERS viruses; we will begin by printing those that appear to be extremely relevant here: H5N1 Kobe-Kawaoka-Ernala series continues soon with more "Smoking Gun" e-mails from Teridah Ernala to The 5th Estate . . .

READ MORE >>

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


By Robert S. Finnegan

On October 12, 2002 the Indonesian island of Bali experienced a terrorist attack that rocked the world. It was unquestionably well-coordinated and executed, the largest in the country's history.

READ MORE >>