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Not for a minute

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“A mother who asked TSA agents at DFW International Airport for alternative screening for her son with special needs said they were “treated like dogs” and forced to miss a flight during an extensive security check, according to her Facebook post that has since gone viral.

But the Transportation Security Administration said in a prepared statement that it followed approved procedures to “resolve an alarm of the passenger’s laptop.”

Jennifer Williamson wrote Sunday morning that her son has a sensory processing disorder and that she asked agents to “screen him in other ways per TSA rules.”

An accompanying video shows a TSA agent patting down her son. The agent pats down his backside before moving to his front. She writes in the post they were kept for more than hour in the “horrifying” incident.

TSA disputed Williamson’s account, noting in its statement that the passengers were at the checkpoint for about 45 minutes, including the time it took to discuss screening procedures with the teen’s mother and the inspection of three carry-on items.  The pat-down took about two minutes, according to the agency.”

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/2017/03/27/mom-says-tsa-agents-dfw-airport-traumatized-son-horrifying-security-check

I will not be subjected to what happens at airports

Not for one fucking minute

And now they are leaving the airports and free ranging

Bus stations, train stations and in one instance social security building

Think this is over because Trump one?

Not for a second

You still need to decide where the line is drawn

And make a stand at that line

It all accelerates from here

The prize is in sight

They will not give up

 

 

Judge Reinhold arrested after TSA freak out

“Reinhold was arrested Thursday afternoon at Dallas Love Field for disorderly conduct.

Dallas police say they were called to the airport at 1:15 p.m. after Reinhold refused to submit to a screening.

According to a source at Dallas Love Field, Reinhold became belligerent when chosen for a second TSA screening. The source said he took his shirt off and used explicit language

Reinhold was charged with disorderly conduct and booked into the Lew Sterrett Justice Center.

As he was escorted by police into the jail, he talked to media.

“Thanks for the exposure guys,” he said. “Glad you’re here.”

http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/actor-judge-reinhold-released-from-jail-after-love-field-arrest/366476199

Good for you Judge

Every bit counts

By any means

undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials at airports

“An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.

The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.

According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.

In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.

Officials would not divulge the exact time period of the testing other than to say it concluded recently.”

And who the hell is it that decides what to flag people for?

The SPOT Referral Report, which stands for “Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques,” was obtained a week ago by The Intercept, which claims the unclassified report is a “closely held” Transportation Security Administration (TSA) document detailing what Behavior Detection Officers look for when observing suspicious travelers and possible terrorists at the nation’s airports.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/yawning-whistling-flagged-airport-security/story?id=30010685

Is this freedom?

“Over the course of my six years with the TSA, the leveraging of rules and surveillance tools to abuse passengers was a daily checkpoint occurrence. Has the TSA screener searching your luggage suddenly decided to share with you the finer points of official bag-search procedure just as your final boarding call is being announced? There’s a good chance that he or she just doesn’t like you. Or in some cases, as we’ve seen, it may be that the screener finds you attractive and wants to use the TSA rules as an excuse to get his or her hands on you.

Amid all the jokes in comment sections, it’s easy to forget that the groping of these dozen or more male passengers by two conspiring TSA screeners is sexual assault, plain and simple. And while it’s easy to focus all the blame on the two unsavory screeners who are now no longer with the agency, perhaps the bigger issue here is a systemic one: There are far too many federal hands on people’s private parts in airports.

Just a few weeks ago, the TSA reached an agreement with the American Civil Liberties Union after a flurry of complaints from African-American women whose hair was too-frequently inspected after passing through the scanners. The reason? The scanners single out areas on passengers’ bodies for pat-downs for just about anything, from the hair of people with braids or barrettes, to the crotch areas of people whose pants are slightly sagging (usually due to the fact that the TSA makes people remove their belts).

The scanners even misidentify perspiration as a potential concealed weapon (have you ever walked into Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in July without a slight perspiration problem?) When I worked the millimeter wave scanners, we averaged false head-area anomalies on what I’d estimate was about 1 out of every 8 passengers.”

4th Amendment to the constitution (Excerpted)

” The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, ”

Think that this is the end of abuse? Not a chance; this is only the beginning. Just remember it is all being done in the name of safety and the greater good.

The greater good, that jives with the 4th amendment quote above right? All in the name of greater good?

It is obvious when you read it that the greater good is the individual’s rights. That is after all why it was written, for what greater good is there, if the rights of all the individuals that make up that body of “Greater” are gone?

We are getting back to special rights for special people. Instead of lords we have bureaucrats and those that insure their position and power. Instead of a King we have a body elect that instead of representing us, acts like lords and kings and send diktats to the bureaucrats below.

The greater good has come to represent not, the body of individuals that comprise our society, but instead the self perpetuating bureaucracies that now rule it.

We are now living in a bureaucratic tyranny imposed on us at both the state and federal level and it is the petty tyrants of the police state that will beat us into submission if we don’t comply.

But compliance comes at a price; compliance makes everything they do easier, less dangerous and less costly. Compliance not only furthers their tyranny  but in their eyes justifies it.

There is much worse coming if history is to be a teacher. And when it comes do you comply and further it?

Or resist it, by any means necessary?

Yes, this is me still behaving myself.

Just because….

Edward Snowden statement

“One week ago I left Hong Kong after it became clear that my freedom and safety were under threat for revealing the truth. My continued liberty has been owed to the efforts of friends new and old, family, and others who I have never met and probably never will. I trusted them with my life and they returned that trust with a faith in me for which I will always be thankful.

On Thursday, President Obama declared before the world that he would not permit any diplomatic “wheeling and dealing” over my case. Yet now it is being reported that after promising not to do so, the President ordered his Vice President to pressure the leaders of nations from which I have requested protection to deny my asylum petitions.

This kind of deception from a world leader is not justice, and neither is the extralegal penalty of exile. These are the old, bad tools of political aggression. Their purpose is to frighten, not me, but those who would come after me.

For decades the United States of America have been one of the strongest defenders of the human right to seek asylum. Sadly, this right, laid out and voted for by the U.S. in Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is now being rejected by the current government of my country. The Obama administration has now adopted the strategy of using citizenship as a weapon. Although I am convicted of nothing, it has unilaterally revoked my passport, leaving me a stateless person. Without any judicial order, the administration now seeks to stop me exercising a basic right. A right that belongs to everybody. The right to seek asylum.

In the end the Obama administration is not afraid of whistleblowers like me, Bradley Manning or Thomas Drake. We are stateless, imprisoned, or powerless. No, the Obama administration is afraid of you. It is afraid of an informed, angry public demanding the constitutional government it was promised — and it should be.

I am unbowed in my convictions and impressed at the efforts taken by so many.”