American bloke hauls US govt into court after border cops 'cuffed him, demanded he unlock his phone at airport'

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      sonofspy777
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      Haisam Elsharkawi, a US citizen, claims he was cuffed, hauled away, and grilled by border officers until he agreed to surrender his smartphone. The unlocked device was then inspected by officials, it is alleged, and is believed to have been imaged, aka a copy of its files taken, as he waited to fly out to the Middle East.

      Attorneys for Elsharkawi on Monday issued a summons against Uncle Sam, and earlier this month sought to haul into court Homeland Security, and the Customs and Border Protection agency as well as the CBP officers who allegedly detained him at Los Angeles International Airport in 2017.

      https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/12/18/american_citizen_border_smartphone_search/

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      retired liberal
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      That is just a display relic in a museum somewhere, not worth the parchment it’s written on.

      We are an arrogant species, believing our fantasy based "facts" are better than the other person's fake facts.
      If you are wrong, it will be because you are not cynical enough.
      Both major political parties are special interest groups enabling each other for power and money, at the expense of the people they no longer properly serve…
      Always wear a proper mask when out and about. The life you save could be both yours and mine.

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