This story is freaking preposterous:
Man With Stained Chain saw Let in to U.S.
By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press Writer
BOSTON Jun 7, 2005 — On April 25, Gregory Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood. U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons and fingerprinted Despres. Then they let him into the United States.
The following day, a gruesome scene was discovered in Despres' hometown of Minto, New Brunswick: The decapitated body of a 74-year-old country musician named Frederick Fulton was found on Fulton's kitchen floor. His head was in a pillowcase under a kitchen table. His common-law wife was discovered stabbed to death in a bedroom.
Despres, 22, immediately became a suspect [in Canada] because of a history of violence between him and his neighbors, and [through no help from our crack Federal gov't] he was arrested April 27 after police in Massachusetts saw him wandering down a highway in a sweat shirt with red and brown stains. He is now in jail in Massachusetts on murder charges, awaiting an extradition hearing next month.
At a time when the United States is tightening its borders, how could a man toting what appeared to be a bloody chain saw be allowed into the country?
Unless Jason and Leatherface are Arabs, the teens at Crystal Lake'll be screwed again this summer. Feel safe now? What a fucking joke this whole "national security" crap is.
Bill Anthony, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said the Canada-born Despres could not be detained because he is a naturalized U.S. citizen and was not wanted on any criminal charges on the day in question.
[...] "Nobody asked us to detain him," Anthony said. "Being bizarre is not a reason to keep somebody out of this country or lock them up. … We are governed by laws and regulations, and he did not violate any regulations."
Anthony conceded it "sounds stupid" that a man wielding what appeared to be a bloody chain saw could not be detained. But he added: "Our people don't have a crime lab up there. They can't look at a chain saw and decide if it's blood or rust or red paint."
Bizarre? That's putting it mildly. Take a look at his freaking mugshot! [no, seriously, look] I mean, come on, if that guy wasn't chopping people up it'd be news! And no crime labs? How about eyes and fucking brains? Jesus. As far as the "we're a country of laws and due process" line of bullshit. Tell it to the US citizens with brown skin and beards swept up in the "War on Terrorist-Resembling People"