I was recently stopped by authorities while driving through Arizona. An armed policeman, at a security checkpoint, demanded to know why I was in the state and asked to see my documentation. His colleague searched my car. Meanwhile, other vehicles â€“ driven by locals â€“ were allowed past with minimal interference. Eventually, after perhaps 15 minutes of questioning and searches, during which I remained under the gaze of several officers carrying machine guns, I was permitted to proceed. The entire process was entirely unnecessary and probably racist.There's more on Arizona.
Oh, wait. That didnâ€™t happen in Arizona. It happened in Mexico. [AUSTRALIAN RIGHTS THREATENED, Tim Blair â€“ Thursday, April 29, 10 (03:23 am)]