Friday, June 10, 2005

Give us your tired, sick, sword & chainsaw wielding maniacs

I don't mean to turn my posts into Canada vs. USA rants. This will be my last one of this ilk. I promise.

Canada has long been seen, in the mainstream American media, as a safe-haven for terrorists. The problem is that somehow they get into these United States. How? Well through a lax border crossing. Perhaps it was easy to get into Canada. Apparently, if they are gaining entry into the US, then US Customs is at fault, no? The media ignores this point. For example:

This dude:

hitchhiked to a New Brunswick-Maine border crossing with "a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, brass knuckles and a chain saw stained by what appeared to be blood". Bring him on in, he looks like good people!

To make matters even worse, he was skipping out on sentencing for assaulting his neighbour. Right before his jaunt into Freedom, he allegedly killed said neighbor and his common-law wife.

Eddie Young, some old-hippie, waiting in line beside the crazy guy described the scene:

"I watched the Customs guys fling the swords around in the back room," Young
said. "I mean, wouldn't the evidence be ruined with their fingerprints?"

Grissom & the Gang would be pissed. (btw, Mr Young was denied entry for smoking some pot some 20 years ago)

It all worked out in the end, as crazy dude was found walking along a highway in MA wearing a brown and red stained sweatsuit. He's now awaiting extradition back to Canada.

What US Customs has claimed is that they really had no reason to hold this guy back. From their perspective, he had committed no crime, which is true. After all, America never detains people that haven't commited a crime? Oh wait, Guantanamo Bay. If you ask me, this dude's skin is a bit too pasty to end up there though.


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