How A Black Woman Shut Down Racist Border Patrol Agents

Tiana Smalls' story has gone viral.


When possible, we all have to find ways to resist. Whether it is filming police assaulting an unarmed man, peacefully protesting by kneeling, or what a young woman did on a Greyhound bus — shutting down some clearly racist border patrol agents.

On June 7, Tiana Smalls wrote on her Facebook that she was on a Greyhound bus from Bakersfield, California to Las Vegas, Nevada. When crossing the state line over to Nevada, the bus driver made an announcement,  “We are being boarded by Border Patrol. Please be prepared to show your documentation upon request.”

“Show us your documentation” sounds very much like “Show us your papers” — Tiana was not here for it. According to her, she stood up loudly and said, “This a violation of your Fourth Amendment rights. You don’t have to show them sh*t. This is illegal. We are We are not within 100 miles of an international border so that (sic) have no authority to ask you for anything. Tell them to f*ck off!”

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  1. Story is fake. There is no checkpoint on this route except at Yermo, which is not on the border. Its about 102 miles inward from the California/Nevada Border. Not to mention the closest Federal Border Control checkpoint is about 300-400 miles away. The story was made up.

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