VIDEO: Mexican Border Patrol Officer Impersonates Police Officer Harasses Mexican U.S. Doctor

By Aaron Kesel

A Mexican Border Patrol officer, Joel Lopez, impersonated a police officer and pulled over a Mexican Doctor, Christian Hernandez, an hour within the border without a radar detector present in his vehicle, claiming the man was speeding during what he claimed was an “immigration inspection.” Subsequently, Hernandez claims that he just passed him on the highway when the federal agent followed him and he started recording.

“Border Patrol following me after I pass them..,” the video opens up.

The abhorrent and shocking video of power abuse was published July 2nd, which shows Lopez pull over Hernandez,  claiming he was speeding doing 100 MPH and was “endangering the public” with his “reckless driving.”

“How are you doing today,” the two men greet each other.

“Sir I am just going to tell you I am recording you,” Hernandez tells the “officer of the law.”

“Yeah well, I am also gonna tell you, your fucking(?) endangering the public,” Lopez says.

“Do you have a radar detector sir?,” Hernandez asks the police officer, (border patrol agent).

“I have a GPS sir,” Lopez retorts in hilarious response.

Lopez then questions whether Hernandez has any identification on him, further acting as a law enforcement officer after likely illegally and falsely pulling him over.

“Why? You are border patrol you are not Highway Patrol J. Lopez, I am a U.S. citizen. Am I being detained?” Hernandez responds.

“Yes, you are sir, for reckless driving,” Hernandez returns.

“You are border patrol,” Hernandez adds again.

“Yes sir, I am a federal agent sir, do you have a driver license on your sir or some form of identification on you,” Lopez questions repeatedly.

“I do, I do,” Hernandez responds.

“Let me see it please,” Lopez asks the man.

“Why do I have to show you identification, am I being detained?,” Hernandez asks Lopez.

That’s when Lopez starts questioning Hernandez’s immigration status, because of Hernandez’s refusal to give him his ID.

“You are Border Patrol,” Hernandez repeats.

“What is your immigration status sir,” Lopez protests.

“We are about an hour into the border guys,” Hernandez speaks to the video.

“By law I don’t have to tell you who I am,” Hernandez states.

“By law which law? Are you an officer,” Lopez retorts.

That’s when the men start arguing back and forth, about his identification and the law and Hernandez states that Lopez is going to be on YouTube.

“Identify yourself, sir let me see some identification,” Lopez states again.

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“I am telling you who I am Hernandez,” retorts Christian Hernandez.

“Why do you have to see it,” Hernandez asks Lopez after falsely being detained.

“Because I don’t know who you are?,” Lopez says.

“OK are you Highway Patrol,” Hernandez asks.

“Do you want to be on your way sir?,” Lopez questions Hernandez.

“Do you want to be on YouTube? Really you gonna be on YouTube like this,” Hernandez responds to Lopez.

“Really?,” Lopez shrugs off and “who’s going to see that,” he adds.

“J. Lopez guys, a Mexican holding a Mexican U.S. citizen because he claims I was speeding and he says he’s on Highway Patrol when he’s really on Border Patrol amazing!,” Hernandez says.

“You think your recording is going to scare me off,” Lopez tells Hernandez.

“No, no this is what the U.S. is gonna see they’re gonna see,” Hernandez says.

Lopez then walks away and then comes back and asks once again for Hernandez’s identification. And then it takes a turn for even more comedy, Hernandez questions Lopez why he is pulling him over.

“Why are you fucking pulling me over dude,” Hernandez angrily responds.

The response is priceless it goes from speeding doing 100 mph to “you’re acting like you’re violating immigration law.”

Finally, after some more back and forth arguing, Hernandez does eventually hand over identification to officer Lopez proving he is a doctor and has patients to see. Hernandez was later approached in the video by a real police officer. The full video is below.

As a Border Patrol agent, Lopez’s vehicle is equipped with a license plate scanner according to the DHS so Hernandez could easily be known to him. Still, he questions the man for his identity instead of confirming the man’s identity he gave him by his license plate, which that database would show Hernandez’s driver license picture and information stored by the DMV.

Lopez might want to consider really becoming a law enforcement officer or a Highway Patrol officer because the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to develop advanced facial recognition technology that can scan the faces of travelers as they enter and leave the U.S. border on highways and that might put him out of a job.

The proposed program would allow Homeland Security to maintain a database of everyone who leaves and enters the U.S. that would now include pictures taken by A.I. surveillance cameras at every border checkpoint. The program is designed to catch foreign nationals who have “overstayed their welcome” as well as help “identify potentially dangerous individuals.”

Ideally, that system would allow Customs and Border Protection agents to scan people’s faces, even if they’re wearing sunglasses, hats or are looking away from the camera, without requiring them to slow down or exit the vehicle.

Last year the EFF called for a public end to the biometric border screening program, listing 6 reasons why to kill the technology identifying key problems.

The President’s executive immigration order on January 27th — best known for suspending visitors to the U.S. from seven majority-Muslim countries — also included an article expediting the biometric exit program. The order further stated that there will be three progress reports to be made over the next year on the program. Trump’s executive order in March built on that specifically limiting biometric scans at the border to “in-scope travelers” or those who aren’t U.S. or Canadian citizens.

This is an absolutely disgusting display of not only power abuse by an individual but a grand example of authoritative positions of power merging. A Border Patrol agent doesn’t have the authority to pull someone over for speeding, at least not to this writer’s knowledge of the law; the agent also couldn’t prove it as they aren’t equipped for the job, without radar detectors that can log a person’s speed.

This court case if it materializes will be one to watch as it will determine whether a Border Patrol agent can pull over a U.S. citizen for speeding. If it turns out that it’s ruled a Border agent can pull over someone, their vehicles will need to be equipped with radar detectors that show the speed someone is traveling.

However, currently what it shows is an authoritative figure that doesn’t know the law in its present form acting as an officer of the law to coerce a man into giving up his identity because he suspected he was an “illegal” human being with the excuse he was “speeding.” The irony of all this is just that they are the same nationality.

Happy “independence day” America! It’s the rise of the police state! Hernandez should have asked for Lopez’s badge and then pointed out one more time that it says Border Patrol agent, not Sheriff, not Highway Patrol, not Police Officer or Constable but BORDER PATROL.

Aaron Kesel writes for Activist Post. Support us at Patreon. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Steemit, and BitChute. Ready for solutions? Subscribe to our premium newsletter Counter Markets.


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11 Comments on "VIDEO: Mexican Border Patrol Officer Impersonates Police Officer Harasses Mexican U.S. Doctor"

  1. So was he issued a citation or not? Regardless he should file against the officer.

    • Why? For doing his job? I doubt that officer Lopez gets paid enough to deal with complete morons like Hernandez. Yet he still persisted in his attempts to verify citizenship, in spite of rude Hernandez’ attempts to threaten and belittle him! The officer deserves a RAISE! Hernandez who I doubt is a doctor, acts like a spoiled DACA princess, I mean BRAT, and he is OBVIOUSLY Mexican! An arrogant, entitled mexican who deserved a lot worse than he got! Disrespect for OUR border patrol is no different from disrespect FOR US!

  2. What is unbelievable here is that the author is defending an arrogant, uncooperative Mexican on the Mexican border (its CLOSE ENOUGH FOR ME!!), which we ALL KNOW is being overrun by….arrogant, uncooperative Mexican nationals! The author further believes that our border patrol has NO RIGHT to demand to see the ID of this presumptuous jerk from Mexico! The author seems to think that America MIGHT actually believe the border patrol agent is REMISS in his duties when in reality America IS GRATEFUL FOR THIS OFFICER! This “doctor” is a complete doofus with his stupid responses and sounds EXACTLY LIKE a border hopping, criminal invader! Threatening border patrol with YT exposure! How completely juvenile! Grow up, Hernandez! I doubt you are any doctor. Probably just an entitled DACA criminal BRAT, doing what you do best-breaking the law, and thinking it doesnt APPLY to YOU!
    Disgusting attempt to normalize the lawless invasion!

    • Actually Lopez was exceeding his authority. He was outside the border limits , they not allowed to pull over for speeding anyway , had no radar detector etc. Doctor was asserting his constitutional rights period. There are many examples of this overreach by border patrol that have been successfully prosecuted. So are you saying if he was white he had more right to protest? Are you prepared for this intrusion on you when getting off a train or bus because it is already happening. We are only steps away from “your papers please” Nazi mentality.

    • “uncooperative Mexican”

      That would be intelligent and aware Hispanic-American citizen. You can honestly forget democracy. This lose of democracy happened well before 9/11 too. You might recall when they closed off 1600 Ave in front of the White House to through traffic. It is barricaded now and open only to pedestrians, and even then those pedestrians are strictly monitored.

      What we live in now is the husk of a Republic which used Democracy as a weapon wielded by Communism & Socialism to produce a Fascist STATE. Do not think so? Wave and smile to the S.S./erm, NSA/erm Google/ erm Alphabet Corporation. You’re soaking in their whitewash here in these very electrons. “Move along, these are not the droids you seek.”

      I have began to think it boils down to “Soylent Green is people.” That noted, I also think you need to respect your fellow human being. As I said the doctor is a Hispanic-American. Merely looking like is no substitute for actual plausible and probable cause to pull someone over. I know what I do of it from having been around cops, retired cops, military, and so on in various circumstances over 40 plus years of living. Looking like is not a valid suspicion. You need more hard evidence than appearances to get suspicion, which leads to probable cause, ergo warrant to pull someone over.

      If the doctor was also more than 100 miles inland from any border, well, the border patrol agent has no jurisdiction. That would fall to local LEOs or Feebs (FBI) if it interrupts interstate commerce, involves children, abduction. The doctor was driving along on his merry business. I didn’t read where he was kidnapping any child, or growing more than 11 acres of wheat for selling over state lines. Doesn’t mean he wasn’t but it doesn’t imply any need of any LEO to pull him over just because it … “looks like he is doing something illegal.”

  3. “Morning/Afternoon/Evening sir/mam, Am I being detained?”
    “…”
    “I wish to assert the constitutional right to silence until such time as having spoken with an attorney. Please allow me access to an attorney now, thank you.”
    “…”

    Remain silent & still with a resolution. Give them nothing further.

  4. “looks like he is doing something illegal.”

    I was simply stepping on a mole tunnel, pushing them down to discourage moles from infesting the celery growing nearby. Suppose shuffle foot walking *might* ‘look like something illegal’. 😉

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