Friday, June 10, 2005

Actual Caption of the above photo:

Gregory Despres is shown in this image from television. On April 25, 2005, Despres arrived at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing at Calais, Maine, carrying chain saw stained with what appeared to be blood, a homemade sword, a hatchet, a knife, and brass knuckles.

U.S. customs agents confiscated the weapons, fingerprinted Despres, and then let him into the United States.

Despres ... was arrested in Mattapoisett, Mass. and is being held in a jail there, charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Memo to U.S. Customs and Border Protection:

Putting aside, for the moment,
  • the blood-stained chain saw,
  • the sword,
  • the hatchet,
  • the knife and
  • the brass knuckles,
  • was there anything ... anything at all ... about this guy which might have cause you to think twice about letting him into the country?