Wednesday, June 08, 2005

WTF?: "Sir, could you please remove the hockey mask?"

"Ah, never mind... Welcome to the United States, go right ahead..."

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"


Roximoon said...

Oh my god.. I just recently went to canada and was suprised at how hard it was to get there and back and this shit happens?? wtf???? How come a litle tiny girl like me wearing what is obvioulsy clubbing atire has to go through everything but an anal probe and he just waltzed across??? again... WTF!!!

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap! He is the freakiest looking guy I have ever seen. Scary stuff. You are so right about the brown skin and beard--think of all of the men who have been detained for their ethinicity--who weren't trying to smuggle piles of weapons stained with blood...We don't feel compelled to let them go even though they do not have outstanding warrants...

Yo' Sista!