Call TSA's Office of Strategic Communications when threatened with arrest for photography

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Call the TSA’s Office of Strategic Communications when you’re threatened with arrest for airport photography
    Go on, Rugape, Ron, and late lamented SATTSO. Tell us about how "highly trained" your minions are.
     
  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    You're being terribly unfair. It's impossible to fit all that information on the back of one pizza box.
     
  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    An apology is not good enough. There needs to be severe corrective (legal) action taken against all airport workers involved in these acts. The action will have to hurt badly enough that others will take notice and not make the same mistake.
     
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The Flying Fish has a lot of balls when it doesn't cost him anything. He turned his laptop over to DHS & got it back damaged rather than spend a few bucks to have an attorney object to a bogus subpoena.

    Calling TSA's Office of Strategic Communications just let's them avoid lawsuits and minimize bad publicity when they're dealing with people who know which end is up. They will continue to abuse the other 95-99% of the flying public with impunity.
     
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  5. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    A few months ago, I considered doing a documentary whereby I would go to airports and film and see what happened. Would have been interesting. ;)

    --Jon
     
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ah, I wasn't sure if this was the same "Flying Fish." This blog person doesn't say. So you think it's Steve Frischling?
     
  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Jon if you reconsider it I'm game, although to do this right probably need some additional equipment.

    Let see these two clowns need to be hit civilly for civil rights violation and criminally for knowingly making false statements, unlawful detainment, assault (add battery if applicable), abuse of authority and anything that could apply in that jurisdiction. They'll live and (the hard way) or not live long.
     
  8. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Lisa - I think it is steve as I don't know of any other blogs that are named close to that, and are based out of the Hartford area.
     
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    True enough that the OSC is to avoid lawsuits, but publicity about how TSA knows it's in the wrong is good too. I think it would be fun to buy ad space in the airports with alternative messages for the public, but imagine how expensive that would be.
     
  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    TSA agents would just say they changed their rules in the meantime.
     
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    One & the same!
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The ad vendors won't sell them to you -- We Won Fly tried & got rebuffed.
     
  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Whoa. Interesting. Afraid of pissing off the powers-that-be.
     
  14. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Is that legal? Unless the ad is overtly offensive it seems like a lawsuit waiting to happen. Otherwise they could refuse any ads from Coke and only advertise Pepsi.
     
  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Private individuals & companies have every right to do just that.
     
  16. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    True, but isn't this publicly owned space? Seems there would be some requirement to provide equal access to these spaces provided the advertiser can pay the bill.

    Of course lots of restaurants only serve Coke or Pepsi products but you have a choice whether or not to eat there.
     
  17. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I don't think so, and it might not even matter if private companies are involved. Here's a Seattle Post-Intelligencer article regarding restrictions on advertising on Seattle transit:

    http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlepolitics/2011/04/08/new-metro-bus-ad-policy-bans-political-ads/

    However, I do seem to recall a lawsuit lost by Minneapolis St-Paul MetroTransit forcing them to accept advertising they didn't want. It's been a while (as in years), and I can't remember of find the details.
     
  18. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Well they could always quote two difference prices, "Coke" gets $2 per year while "Pepsi's" rate is "$14.75 trillion per day to weed and deter.
     

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