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Two Montana women asked by Border Patrol for ID for speaking Spanish in Havre [Video]

What do you think? Was this racially charged or was Agent Oneal just doing his job? Watch the video, read the article and comment below.

KTVH – GREAT FALLS – Two U.S. citizens were stopped and questioned by a U.S. Border Patrol agent early Wednesday morning for speaking Spanish at a gas station in Havre, and they caught the interaction on tape.

Ana Suda – who was born in Texas and now lives in Havre – stopped with a friend at a Town Pump store to buy milk and eggs.

They were speaking Spanish when the agent asked them for their documents.

Suda said she paid for her items, gave the agent her identification, and she started recording video of the incident in the parking lot.

When Suda asked why he wanted to see their identification, the agent said, “Ma’am, the reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here and saw that you guys are speaking Spanish, which is very unheard of up here.”

Suda says they are still in shock that this happened.

Suda told MTN News: “My family was asking me, because my family is still in Texas, and they were asking me, how is Montana about this? I said I have never had a problem before. I say Montana is perfect. I love the people here, the people are so nice. It is nicer than other states. I cannot believe this happened.”

Suda said that the officer let them leave after about 35 minutes.

The officer identified himself as Agent O’Neal in the video, and said that his actions were not racially-motivated.

U.S. Customs & Border Protection sent the following statement to MTN News: “Although most Border Patrol work is conducted in the immediate border area, agents have broad law enforcement authorities and are not limited to a specific geography within the United States. They have the authority to question individuals, make arrests, and take and consider evidence.”

Poll: 94% so far believe basic firearms safety training should be taught in public schools

Although there is no way of knowing for certain, it is believed that from 60-90 percent of homes in Montana have firearms. The likelihood that a child will at some point come in contact with a gun is very high. Should children be taught in schools about basic firearms safety, whether they have guns in their homes or not? At what age should we begin teaching our kids about gun safety? Take the polls, comment and share below.

Fundamental firearms safety training should be taught in Montana public schools.
At what age do you believe basic firearms safety training in Montana should begin?

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Poll: 80% of Montanans so far believe recreational marijuana should be legalized

As of 4/20/2018, 80% of voters in the local poll attached believe Montana should legalize recreational marijuana useage. What do you think? Take the poll and leave your yay or nay comments below.

Should Montana Legalize Recreational Marijuana Usage?

WYWIWYG: What You Want Is What You Get – What REAL “Complete User Control” Looks Like

In his recent testimony to congress, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook claimed the users of his website have “Complete User Control” over their content and what they see at his site.

Those of us who use Facebook know this isn’t completely true. They change things regularly without even telling us. And the more people actually look into it, the more they find enormous amounts of evidence contradicting that.

Between selling your data, categorizing you politically into Very Liberal, Liberal, Moderate, Conservative or Very Conservative, adjusting your timeline to suit their advertising agenda, limiting conservative and even some liberal posts and pages, tracking user browsing even after you log out and allowing trolls to dictate who gets blocked, the secrets just seem to keep on coming and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon. Is it time for more options? Maybe even a locally owned, operated and administered option with privacy we deserve and options you can’t get at Facebook?

A huge reason for the re-development of this site and the addition of the social networking system, is to give users back what they’ve lost at other sites and allow them to re-take control of their feed and content at a made in Montana alternative to Facebook. Not only do we have a secure social networking system, we also have an alternative to Craigslist in our Classifieds Marketplace, which is better than Craigslist for Montana in that it is firearms friendly and they are NOT! It can also be used by non-members. although ads cannot be managed without membership.

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