TSA Agent Threatens Woman With Defamation, Demands $500k For Calling Intrusive Search 'Rape'

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Does Amy have (need) a legal defense fund? I'd love to see her counter sue the groper after her case disintegrates. The CauseWay site seemed to work well for Ms. Miyamae.
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Fisher, I don't know. She's going to blog about it in more depth tomorrow or shortly thereafter.
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I'll check her site tomorrow. Let us know if you learn anything.
    I donated to Ms. Miyamae and the Cause Way site was as easy as it gets.
  4. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Oh, a can of something will be opened up, but I think it may consist of equal parts "whup" and "(expletive deleted)".
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  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    584 hits on her name! :cool:
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Is it presumptuous to assume that TSA put her up to this and is bank rolling it?
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I doubt it. Her lawyer sounds incompetent. Read her letter -- doesn't seem to know the difference between "tortious" and "tortuous." I think Magee was looking for money. She got more than she bargained for.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member


    Enough said, eh?
  9. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    I just read Amy's lawyers response. Oh my. I loved reading every second of it.

    How can we get him involved in the larger cause? He's articulate, yet can throw a verbal right hook when needed, and clearly intelligent on the subject.
  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    He regularly tells the TSA to shove it on his blog. Other than that, I think he's constantly busy representing clients.
  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Amy has a new post up, just started reading it:

  12. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

    Marc Randazza is representing her pro bono; a champion for liberty!
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  13. darwin76

    darwin76 Original Member

    The Techdirt article was covered on Slashdot, which will strongly amplify the publicity given to this horrible situation.

    To think that the TS&S mods told me not to use terms like groper and smurf, because it might hurt somebody's feelings. Too bad now they've hit a wider audience.

    Anything totally outrageous involving the TSA or new findings on the safety of the backscatter machines can be submitted anonymously at slashdot.org. Although it is a tech blog/aggregator, they love to run civil liberties stories from time to time.
  14. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Awesome! A principled and smart lawyer is a great asset to our effort.
  15. Superguy

    Superguy Original Member

    You haven't seen TSA's General Counsel then, Francine the Googling Lawyer®
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  16. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Welcome to TUG, Superguy! :)^
  17. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

  18. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

  19. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I dropped by Amy Alkon's site and saw that she now has a LDF. Contributions can be made to:

    Randazza Legal Group
    PO Box 5516
    Gloucester, MA 01930
    Note on memo line, Alkon LDF

    Also, if I recall her original story correctly, when the screener saw her trying to read her name tag she volunteered her name, saying "Magee, Thedala Magee". So if she gave Amy her name why is she now suing for defamation when she could have remained at least somewhat anonymous?
  20. gojirasan

    gojirasan Original Member

    Just used up 15 mod points at slashdot modding the AFSers down. 10 years ago slashdot was at least 50% libertarian. It was an historical anomaly. I've never seen anything like it before or since. It was somewhat explained by the fact that the Libertarian Party used to be mostly computer programmers, but it was still weird. An article like this would have been overwhelmingly pro-freedom and anti-TSA. It's sad to see how it has changed. Now it is mostly democrats vs. republicans and overwhelmingly mainstream views. (expletive deleted), even Linux users are probably in a minority there now. A high percentage of the comments are pro-TSA and anti-Amy. Amazing. I can only hope that that is only a reflection on Americans and not on the rest of the world population. For those of you who think that this problem can be solved politically think again. It's not going to happen. Not ever. At least not here. The only way to change this country for the better is through violence. Anything less and you will just have to live with the continually eroding freedoms until we truly are living in a full-on police state 'tyranny of the majority'. For now it is mostly our freedom to travel that is being 'revoked', but that won't last. Tyranny spreads like virulent disease.
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