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Monday, February 14, 2011

Stratford woman sues U.S. border guards

From The Beacon Herald:
A Stratford woman has filed a lawsuit against two American female border guards alleging she was subjected to an unjustified strip-search and groped by one guard as the other watched.

Loretta Van Beek, 46, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday with the Detroit federal court stating the search violated her Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure.

Van Beek has a property in Georgia and crosses at the Ambassador Bridge several times a year. When she attempted to cross last March, she was taken aside when raspberries she didn't declare were discovered in her car by border protection agents.

1 comment:

  1. UPDATE Lying Canadian citizen had her day in US Federal Court...and lost. It took the jury about 90 minutes to clear the US Customs and Border Protection officers of all charges. Lying because you don't get your way at an international border crossing doesn't appear to have worked in this case.