Video Code Bravo @ ATL - March 2011

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FriendlySkies, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    This video was taken from the TSA Dragnet in ATL. Posted to YouTube on 3/31.

    I really want to know what the thugs would do if I decided not to play along with the Code Bravo Exercise. Would they try and fine me for interfering in the screening process? After all, they can't stop me. I don't recall seeing anything that says that they can hold pax. If I want to just start walking, what's going to stop me?

  2. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    some morbidly obese clerk most probably...

    I guess they are relying on the element of surprise - most people would just stop without thinking about it. There is probably very little they could do if you were to walk on or even join in by adding SIERRA after their BRAVO shout.
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  3. GE90

    GE90 Original Member

    No, they can't hold you or get in your way. All they can do is follow you if you walk away.
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  4. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    LOL. When at an airport I am on the clock. TSA can play their silly @ssed games on some other person's dime. Got a plane to catch and equipment to fix. Couple that to hard hearing and BS exercises get ignored.
  5. cardiomd

    cardiomd Original Member

    They most definitely will get in your way, but they won't lay a finger on you. I describe in detail on another forum my refusal to stop during this nonsense. They kept on getting in my way like a "basketball screen", so I had to constantly zigzag around them. They wouldn't touch me though, but would do annoying things like put a gloved hand in front of your face.
  6. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    To my mind, while one can certainly question the wisdom or the propriety of shutting down the check point for a drill, I see no legal or constitutional objection that can be made. How is this any different than a fire drill? I don't think anyone would question the need for fire drills and the need to comply with instructions during the same.
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member
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  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    When was the last time you had a fire drill at a place of business open to the public? It doesn't happen.

    Physically forcing someone to do what you want them to do is known as kidnapping.
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  9. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Bolding mine: The big difference is that a fire drill is useful in that it prepares the building tennants for something that might actually happen. What is the Code BRAVO drill preparing airline pax for, anyway? If you asked one of the TSOs this question, I would bet a fortune that they would say "That information is SSI!"
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  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    The only time I can think of was when I worked at the library, and it was during a staff training day when the library was closed to the public.

    So, practically speaking, never.
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  11. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    By now everyone here knows what I feel about TSA. Still, I can't get too amped up about this one.

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