I would hope so.
A British Columbian man has learned the hard way that you don't ask a U.S. border guard to be polite when he asks you to turn off your vehicle's engine.I have to say that in many years of crossing the border, my experienced with U.S. border guards has been consistently good. This is more emblematic, I think, of how the use of devices like TASERS and pepper spray have become perceived by many law enforcement officers as acceptable means of obtaining compliance with their orders, or possibly enforcing their authoritah, even when there is no risk posed to anybody's safety, life or property.
Desiderio Fortunato, of Coquitlam, B.C., asked the guard to say please and instead received a face full of pepper spray.
“I just said please,” Mr. Fortunato explained Thursday. “He said 'get out of the car or I spray you' and ... I thought he was just trying to scare me off or something and I was pepper sprayed from a foot or two away.”