Op-ed: TSA should follow the law

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by CelticWhisper, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2012/07/op-ed-tsa-should-follow-the-law/

    I'm really hoping this will be enough to piss off someone in Congress, or some judge, or someone SOMEWHERE who can put the hurt on TSA enough for them to want to put the hurt on TSA.

    Isn't this blatant contempt of court? Violation of a court mandate? They're effectively saying "F-U" to the Court of Appeals by not having this public review period. Don't people go to JAIL over this kind of thing?
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I signed, hope others do also. Might be a good use of the twitter feed CW.
     
  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Good call. Done and done.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I haven't logged in to the twitter acct yet but will try to get in there and figure out how to post.
     
  5. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I did note one minor detail regarding the login - should have shown in your inbox yesterday.

    Posting is actually pretty easy once you get used to Twitter's bizarre syntax. Preceding a word with a "#" will linkify it and associate it with other posts containing that same string (they call it hashtagging). To direct a post (tweet) to another account, preface the account name with "@" and it will appear in their feed.

    I suffer from verbosity so Twitter had a bit of a learning curve (to say nothing of the fact that their tagging/account syntax doesn't match any markup or coding language I've ever used before), but make a few posts and it gets easy quick.
     
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  6. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    I signed the petition as well. Also, the comments on the Ars article are great, some are calling for ditching the TSA altogether.
     
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Signed....
     
  8. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Maybe send the link to the FlyRights app or Sikh Coalition.
     
  9. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Lawless. The TSA is the exception to any law we may have, may have had or ever might write. Until someone manages to enforce a law with respect to the TSA, we can expect them to get worse and worse.

    Note their open defiance to the court's mild mandate that they open a period of public comment with respect to scope n' grope. Hasn't happened yet, doubt it will.

    Then there's scope n' grope itself, the stealing, the smuggling and all the other criminal activity.

    Lawless.
     
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    There are a little over 8400 votes so far. Need 25,000 so send the link to all your friends and other contacts.
     

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