Holding pen refusal?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Which got me thinking -- a good non-violent protest would be set yourself up to be directed into a holding pen but refuse to enter it.

    Everybody seems to step into those pens on command like good little sheep. Refuse!
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Seems if a TSA employee puts someone inside any form of enclosure that would be a detainment, an illegal act by TSA.
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  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    They'd come up with some BS along the lines of "you agreed to this when you placed your luggage on the conveyor belt."
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Double bingo! Well, maybe only 3/4 of a bingo for Frank.

    When you place your belongings on the conveyor belt, you agree to complete the administrative search. You do not agree to be detained, and they have no legal power to detain you. The position of the person declining to be locked up in the cage would be, "Of course I agree to complete the administrative search. Let's get on with it."

    The only other situation in the media that I associate with people in cages are Egyptian show trials.
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  5. I think they do it in Russia (and Ukraine, Belarus, etc.) too for show trials, possibly all trials. I think the Pussy Riot girls were always in a kind of penalty box when there were pictures of them in the news.
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