FC: Feds randomly stop drivers in downtown Detroit, Michigan

From: Declan McCullagh (declanat_private)
Date: Tue Nov 12 2002 - 22:00:07 PST

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    Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 10:08:37 -0500
    From: Kyle Jay Dupuy <al8726at_private>
    Subject: Random Federal Traffic Stops Begin Today in Michigan
    To: declanat_private
    This is disturbing:
    TRAFFIC CHECKS: Random stops begin today in Michigan
    November 12, 2002
    Federal agents will begin randomly stopping traffic today,
    looking for illegal immigrants, terrorists and drug or weapon
    Cars will be stopped at unannounced, rotating checkpoints
    within Michigan, including metro Detroit. U.S. Border Patrol
    agents at the checkpoints will ask passengers their
    citizenship and will have leeway to ask a host of follow-up
    The effort is part of President George W. Bush's attempt to
    increase security along the northern border, said Immigration
    and Naturalization spokeswoman Karen Kraushaar.
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