Filmmaker Laura Poitras Sues US Over 'Kafkaesque' Harassment | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Filmmaker Laura Poitras Sues US Over 'Kafkaesque' Harassment

"I'm filing this lawsuit because the government uses the U.S. border to bypass the rule of law," Poitras said. "This simply should not be tolerated in a democracy. I am also filing this suit in support of the countless other less high-profile people who have also been subjected to years of Kafkaesque harassment at the borders. We have a right to know how this system works and why we are targeted."

Poitras has spoken openly about her harassment at U.S. borders, which included reportedly being placed on the government's No Fly List after returning home from filming My Country, My Country, a 2006 documentary which profiled Iraqi critics of the U.S. occupation.

She has also had her laptop, camera, mobile phone, and reporter notebooks seized and their contents copied, according to the suit. On one occasion, Poitras was allegedly threatened with handcuffing for taking notes during her detention, as border agents said her pen could be used as a weapon.

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But all those NSA people who violated the highest laws of the land, the Bill of Rights, got raises and promotions, even though the NSA can't actually find any real criminals or terrorists!

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