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Canadian sci-fi author claims US customs’ ‘assault’

Toronto science fiction author Peter Watts claims US customs officials assaulted him last week, punching him in the face, pepper-spraying him and and then throwing him in jail overnight. A huge debate is raging across the blogs and various authors are helping with Watts’ legal fees. If past records are anything to go by, then this is another example of US customs officials being out of control. It’s been this way since 9/11. They think they’re on a mission.

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