Remember 'Opt Out and Film Week' November 19-26

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

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Digital Journal: Showdown with TSA set for 'Opt Out and Film Week' November 19-26

    The National Opt Out and Film Week, a new campaign designed to expose the abusive policies of the TSA, is set to launch during Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year -- and the TSA might not be able to stop it.
    The peaceful protest, conceived by activist Ashley Jessica and Infowars reporter Paul Joseph Watson, is a direct response to the implementation of potentially harmful body scanners, invasive pat-downs and other objectionable TSA policies that have led to public outcries for change. Supporters of Opt Out and Film Week are encouraged to film TSA activities at their local airport -- even if they are not flying -- and upload the videos to Youtube and other sites. According to the TSA website, filming TSA agents and security checkpoints is not illegal, as long as it does not interfere with security procedures. In addition, the Facebook page for the event suggests three ways that people can participate:

    1) Fly within the United States, opt out of the body scanner and have someone film your pat-down.

    2) Go to your nearest U.S. airport and hand out flyers to travelers to spread the word about the event.

    3) Film TSA personnel at non-airport locations, like subways, train stations and bus stops, and peacefully re-assert your rights when faced with random bag searches and other unreasonable security procedures.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Boing Boing: Campaign to opt out of pornoscanners & video TSA checkpoints at Thanksgiving

    Dave sez, "The National Opt Out and Film Week, a new campaign designed to expose the abusive policies of the TSA, is set to launch during Thanksgiving, one of the busiest travel times of the year -- and the TSA might not be able to stop it."



     
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Unfortunately I doubt it will happen.

    Most people have surrendered their rights and many of the hard core opponents have simply stopped flying. Most of the folks in airports these days are sheep who will do whatever they are told including submitting to a cavity search if that enables to catch a flight to Cancun.
     
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    "Opt Out and Film Week" only needs the participation of a small minority to be successful. It doesn't matter what "most people" have (or haven't) done.

    It's also innaccurate to say that they have "surrendered" their rights. Most people probably aren't fully aware of what those rights are.

    Last year's opt-out program last year was a quiet success because the threat of it forced TSA to shut down the scanners.
     
  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I hope this estimate is correct ...

    CBS 42: Thousands to videotape TSA pat downs in protest

    A Birmingham man is among many who say the Transportation Security Administration's tactics are aggressive and invasive. Chris Key will take part in "Opt Out and Film Week." It's a national effort where people who share his views will voluntarily undergo pat downs at airports. They will videotape the encounters and post them online. "People don't realize when they give up a little bit of liberty for security, you lose both," Key said.

    Grab a :td: bag for the next paragraph:

    "TSA takes its mission to protect the safety of the traveling public seriously and our officers will continue to uphold our high standards of professionalism during the busy holiday season and every day throughout the year," TSA said in a written statement.
     

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