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  • Contempt of cop is not a crime and much more importantly contempt of fake cop is not a crime
  • Good. I'll be flying in April and I plan on doing this.
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  • He didn't win the case. He survived a motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity.
  • He's not a man subby, he's a young, toned, impressionable youth with a drive and some admirable shoulders.
    I would make his liberties less than civilized if you know what I mean.
    Mentoring and such.
    /fap
  • ZAZ: He didn't win the case. He survived a motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity.


    Well, he didn't win damages but he did win the right to continue his suit and therefore has won a moral victory over the TSA, whose lawyers must surely be gnashing their teeth, writhing in agony and contemplating suicide over their failure to prove that the Bill of Rights is not valid when say it isn't.
  • ZAZ: He didn't win the case. He survived a motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity.


    according to the TSA (and our authoritarian lovers of security theater), lawsuits like this shouldn't have gotten even this far.  if we don't gate rape EVERY passenger who gets on a plane, then the ENTIRE WORLD will come crashing down around us.  if we ask questions, we're terrorists.  if we protest - we are mocked, derided and our names are added to watch lists.
  • FTFA:

    In dissent, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson wrote:

    Had this protest been launched somewhere other than in the security-screening area, we would have a much different case. But Tobey's antics diverted defendants from their passenger-screening duties for a period, a diversion that nefarious actors could have exploited to dangerous effect. Defendants responded as any passenger would hope they would, summoning local law enforcement to remove Tobey-and the distraction he was creating - from the scene.


    Perhaps if the TSA agents hadn't been small minded douches having to prove how "important" they were, they would have just had a chuckle, patted the guy on the back for being snarky, and sent him on his way to his flight. Then there would have been no diversion of the "defendants" from their passenger-screening duties. THEY caused their "distraction", not some harmless kid.
  • Weaver95: ZAZ: He didn't win the case. He survived a motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity.

    according to the TSA (and our authoritarian lovers of security theater), lawsuits like this shouldn't have gotten even this far.  if we don't gate rape EVERY passenger who gets on a plane, then the ENTIRE WORLD will come crashing down around us.  if we ask questions, we're terrorists.  if we protest - we are mocked, derided and our names are added to watch lists.


    mhmm
  • Weaver95: according to the TSA (and our authoritarian lovers of security theater), lawsuits like this shouldn't have gotten even this far.  if we don't gate rape EVERY passenger who gets on a plane, then the ENTIRE WORLD will come crashing down around us.  if we ask questions, we're terrorists.  if we protest - we are mocked, derided and our names are added to watch lists.


    Meanwhile there are some people (mostly Freepers) who would be fine with the TSA if it only gate raped Muslims.
  • themindiswatching: Weaver95: according to the TSA (and our authoritarian lovers of security theater), lawsuits like this shouldn't have gotten even this far.  if we don't gate rape EVERY passenger who gets on a plane, then the ENTIRE WORLD will come crashing down around us.  if we ask questions, we're terrorists.  if we protest - we are mocked, derided and our names are added to watch lists.

    Meanwhile there are some people (mostly Freepers) who would be fine with the TSA if it only gate raped Muslims.


    You've got that wrong.

    Meanwhile most people are find with the TSA because they are irrationally scared of Muslims.

    The islamophobia we have is akin to walking around on a clear sunny day absolutely petrified with fear that lightning is about to strike you... and it's the reason the government gets away with making things like the TSA and DHS.
  • The kid created a scene in a security-screening area and was detained. Did he need to be handcuffed for 90 minutes? No. Should they have just searched him and got him on his way? Yes. In any case, he made the flight.

    I doubt he'll win the case, and even if he does, the damages will likely be minimal. Hopefully this will lead to the TSA having some common sense. Hopefully passengers will also refrain from creating unnecessary distractions in security screening areas, and do something useful, like protest in front of their Congressman's office.
  • FTFJudge: Tobey's antics diverted defendants from their passenger-screening duties for a period, a diversion that nefarious actors could have exploited to dangerous effect.

    What's the line, again? "Shouldn't you be out catching bad guys?"
  • FTFA: According to the suit, while under interrogation, the authorities wanted to know "about his affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations, if he had been asked to do what he did by any third party, and what his intentions and goals were."

    Really? Writing an Ammendment to the US Constitution is now grounds for suspicion that you belong to a terrorist organization?

    That's really....odd.
  • I always opt out of the scanner. It is somewhat comical what a big deal some TSA agents make of it.
  • ExcaliburPrime111: The kid created a scene in a security-screening area and was detained. Did he need to be handcuffed for 90 minutes? No. Should they have just searched him and got him on his way? Yes. In any case, he made the flight.

    I doubt he'll win the case, and even if he does, the damages will likely be minimal. Hopefully this will lead to the TSA having some common sense. Hopefully passengers will also refrain from creating unnecessary distractions in security screening areas, and do something useful, like protest in front of their Congressman's office.


    He didn't cause a scene. The TSA agents did. They should have searched him, and finding him harmless, let him continue on his way.
  • AbbeySomeone: He's not a man subby, he's a young, toned, impressionable youth with a drive and some admirable shoulders.
    I would make his liberties less than civilized if you know what I mean.
    Mentoring and such.
    /fap


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  • Article just says he has sued. Not won anything. With a quote from a judge about how he created a public disturbance. Doesn't sound promising for him.

    Oh, and the fourth amendment doesn't let you dictate the conditions under which you go in/on other people's private property.
  • Kraftwerk Orange: He didn't cause a scene. The TSA agents did. They should have searched him, and finding him harmless, let him continue on his way.


    THIS

    Instead, they broke the law and falsely arrested him. The TSA/government will settle out of court, unless the kids sticks to wanting 250k, hell they might even pay that is they can get him to sign an NDA.

    YAY, TSA wasting more of our tax payer dollars.
  • Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.
  • No Catchy Nickname: FTFA: According to the suit, while under interrogation, the authorities wanted to know "about his affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations, if he had been asked to do what he did by any third party, and what his intentions and goals were."

    Really? Writing an Ammendment to the US Constitution is now grounds for suspicion that you belong to a terrorist organization?

    That's really....odd.


    Yeah, writing it on your body is a little odd. And taking your clothes off and making a scene when they didn't ask you to get naked is also a bit odd.

    From what I gather from the story, he wanted to make a scene. And since they weren't going full anal probe on him, he made the scene by taking off his clothes. Manufactured outrage. I would probably take him in back to and make sure that we are dealing with a balanced individual. After they verified he wasn't a threat but rather an aw, they should have let him go.
  • He only did it just to show off his hot bod.
  • No Catchy Nickname: Really? Writing an Ammendment to the US Constitution is now grounds for suspicion that you belong to a terrorist organization?

    That's really....odd.


    There have been Federal law enforcement manuals exposed recently that point to possession of a copy of the Constitution as an indicator.
  • tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


    fark you?
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