TSA now claims illegal to say if they're suing you.

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Cartoon Peril, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Check this out. A blogger over at Daily Kos (yes, those Leftist/Occupy/Radicals) actually read the 4th amendment (in a loud voice, allegedly) at a TSA checkpoint in Alberquerque NM, and now they are trying to sue him in their little Kangaroo administrative court. Anyway, they send him a letter which says:

    Now, this blogger, one TPau, believes that 49 C. F. R Parts 15 and 1520 apply to him, and not just to employees of the agency. If so, then it appears that TSA is attempting to enforce a gag order on people whom it sues.
  2. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    Anything that happens to a member of the public, while in public, can't be SSI. The author is taking TSA threats too seriously.

  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I thought TPau was female.
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  4. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    You may be right, now that I recall the previous postings. In my defense, this was posted on Daily Kos, where we're all confused leftists.
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    All leftists are confused. It comes with the territory.

    This was the retired Army doctor (rank somewhere around Lt. Col.) who was arrested at Albuquerque for reciting the 4th amendment. Now it seems that TSA is fining her for excercising her 1st amendment rights.

    I really wish she would engage an attorney & quit rambling about it on KOS for the the time being.
  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Surely it's a short step from "domestic extremist" to "domestic terrorist" to "you can't talk about it." What's a little free speech curtailment when The Security Of The Country Is At Stake?!
  7. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Seriously. Methinks this would be a slam-dunk case for even a small-time Constitutional lawyer.

    At the same time, though, I'm glad it's getting attention at Kos. From what I'm seeing, anti-TSA sentiment is largely coming from the right for the time being (whether that's because Obama is a Democrat, because Republicans are historically more pro-individual-liberties (which is doubly weird given the left-leaning alignment of the ACLU right now) or because of something else, I don't know for sure) and it's good to see that they (you?) are being supported by the left as well. We've all said TSA is a trans-partisan, trans-political problem, so the more recognition it gets at all points of the political spectrum, the better.

    Now if TPau would both hire a lawyer AND keep the heat on at Kos, that'd be choice.
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