Indicted -- Guilty

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by AndreaAbbott, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    It would be hard to let all these lies go without trying to set the record straight.
  2. Agreed. Especially since the checkpoint video tells a very different story.
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  3. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    As leery as I am of juries, part of me says that the very fact that the police report varies so dramatically from the video means that no jury in America would convict. It would be just like Phil Mocek: the cop says one thing, but the video played in court shows that he was blatantly LYING. That would be very gratifying indeed.

    But as we've discussed, juries simply can't be counted on to exhibit anything resembling rational behavior or decision-making. :(
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    It takes every member of the jury to convict but just one hold out to not convict. I don't see how all 12 jurors could announce a guilty verdict in this case. But it is a risk and an offer has been made to walk away with a clean record.
  5. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    By the same token, you could get a judge with a brain and honor, who orders a directed verdict.
  6. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    I hope the media picks up on this. It needs wide distribution. People need to see (more) evidence of how contemptible this organization is (and the puppet cops who do their bidding).

    One can hope!
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  7. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    By the way, I just watched the video that I've read the fabricated police report, I wanted to see just how much what he wrote diverged from the truth. It's unfortunate there's no sound, but just from the body language I made these observations:

    1. The only people who looked belligerent and out-of-control are the (expletive deleted) cop who arrested her (Officer Jeff Nolan, I believe?), and the thuggish TSA screener who molested her daughter.

    2. Throughout the video, Officer Nolan looks belligerent, aggressive, pointing and gesticulating at Andrea in a threatening manner.

    3. At the end of the video, right before Andrea was arrested, the TSA screener was obviously shouting at her, pointing at her aggressively, all while Andrea clearly appeared to be trying to go about her business.

    4. While Andrea looked agitated several times, she NEVER, not once, appeared out of control, aggressive, or belligerent. Her gesticulations were more questioning - you could tell several times she was asking questions - and defensive as the others got aggressive and threatening with HER.

    5. Andreas daughter was sexually molested. Twice you could see the screener shove her hand right into her crotch. It's unmistakable. There is no doubt that the screener touched her genital area through her clothes. No doubt at all.

    Seeing this, and reading Officer Nolan's report, makes me think that unless the jury is made up of TSA employees, there is no WAY she would be convicted. What I saw was a mother trying to protect her daughter, asking questions of threatening, aggressive people in uniform who are ostensibly there to PROTECT her, trying to watch her daughter as she was molested by a thug in a uniform, and then attacked by an angry, out-of-control screener and arrested by a belligerent cop. I don't see how anyone could see anything different.
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  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Officer Nolan is a real menace to his department and his municipality. His blatantly false report is going to cost them money. If he's done it once than he's done it before and will do it again if not disciplined firmly.

    Testilying is a big problem. Cities are crazy to keep backing lying cops.
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  9. AndreaAbbott

    AndreaAbbott Original Member

    At the end of the video, the screener, female TSA person, said we could go. As we walked away I paused and told her how messed up it was that she felt up my child and didn’t screen me. We went to get our stuff the female TSA agent then I guess by the video went and chatted about the situation, then yelled at me where did you come from? I did respond with what do you mean where did I come from? She was referring to the detectors/scanners; I said I came with my daughter from the one detector. That was when I was told I needed to be screened and I said this is BS.

    [coached by barbell to change font and make easier to read. You're welcome!] :)
  10. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    LeeAnne's assessment is spot on.

    It is so blatantly obvious from the video that the reason Andrea was arrested was for daring to be a decent human being.

    I honestly don't understand how these TSA "people" and the thug cops who do their bidding look at themselves in the mirror.

    Andrea, I know you'll do what is right for your family. This undertaking, I'm sure, has taken a huge toll on you and your family. Keep your chin up.
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  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Perhaps lacking a soul they don't cast a reflection to look at.
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  12. AndreaAbbott

    AndreaAbbott Original Member

    I spoke with my attorney just a few minutes ago. I have made my decision.....I will be going to trial on the 22nd of Oct.
  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Andrea, best of luck to you. You are doing this for all the other people who are abused at checkpoints on a daily basis. I am grateful and I hope others are also.
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    Caradoc Original Member

  15. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    You're a hero, plain and simple. No matter what the court finds, you are right and TSA is wrong.
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  16. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    wow. that is a brave decision. would that we would all be this courageous. Nothing but the best wishes to you Andrea. Regardless of how the court case turns out, I think you have already won in the only way that matters in the long run.
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  18. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Charges will be dropped Oct 19.
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  19. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Personally, I also think the odds are in favor of that outcome!
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  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    No one on the government side wants that video played in court. I believe once the jury sees the Freedom Fluffer going into her daughter's pants (TWICE!) it will be game over. I kinda hope that particular Freedom Fluffer shows up in court. As the Tom Lehrer song goes, I haven't seen a good lynching in years.

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