Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Feb 3, 2012.
That looks like BNA. Isn't BNA awesome?
Notice also all of the terrorists going through the metal detector while TSA morons hold up the checkpoint.
I wonder if, like me, this guy will be levied a fine because the police show up and the checkpoint had to be shut down due to TSA's actions?
They were so searching that guy for drugs.
Obnoxious. Just obnoxious. They pulled his pants down, then berated him, then (expletive deleted) arrested him.
Rugape? Ronnie? SATTSO or whatever your name is? Hello?? "Proper procedure was followed"??
I didn't see a date on this video. Wondering where you got it (well, besides YouTube) and if you know anything more about it. They targeted that guy. They abused him.
And as the text says, look at all the sheeple walking by, ignoring what's going on right in front of their faces. "Hey, it's okay. As long as it doesn't happen to me!" They're almost as obnoxious as the smurfs.
It would be interesting to keep numbers on how many "incidents" there are at checkpoints that are directly caused by TSA procedure or abuse.
Read the description at YouTube -- very informative.
What a story. Can someone invite him to TUG? I tried to leave a comment doing so but kept getting an error message. Story of my internet life.
Sorry to have been so cryptic earlier but I was on my 'droid at a rest stop. Here is the entire text from YouTube with the key details & the perps' names highlighted:
Besides Andrea Abbott last summer, wasn't there another recent incident at BNA?
Vics need to follow through with law suits regarding psychological trauma caused by "enhanced pat downs." Susie Castillo, Andrea, Miyumae, the grannies, each and every victim of the TSA intrusive, degrading pat downs is suffering psychological trauma of some sort. Personal injury lawsuits against the individual screeners.
As Mike suggested in another thread, get one of those law firms that encourages people to sue for damages due to the use of certain drugs or from certain diseases, to begin to focus on personal injury suits against individual TSA screeners.
I don't have a YouTube account. Perhaps one of our members who does can post an open invitation to this gentleman to join us.
Surely you jest, Mr. Mike!
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Oh, and yes.
Good luck with that.
Was that "suggestion" the thread with the reference to The Bimbo Lawyer?
I think the gist of it was: justice ain't so hot, if you ain't got the do re mi.
The view counter and comments on this video haven't changed since I first saw it. Doesn't that sometimes happen with subversive youtube videos, or is that a conspiracy theory? Anyway, I found this man's personal site and sent him an invite to TUG.
I'm also doing a post on it for TSA News. Every little bit helps.
I would just like to say thanks to the forum for your support. I have been preparing for the perfect release party for the video, but have realized suing before the statute of limitations is probably more important.
Thanks to phoebepontiac for the invite and thanks to the re-posters like Mike, Lisa Simeone and Fisher1949. You all saw the video. There is no justification for the grab and pull. I just went through a similar search at the same airport and those same pants were not pulled down, January 31, 2012. Again, my incident happened on June 19, 2011.
And to barbell, yes, i was subject to a fine but I spoke with Natalie Marranelli(sp/memory?) and my $500 ticket was turned into a warning that I have yet to receive in the mail.
I am absolutely signed on for the battle to rid our lives of the injustices of the TSA. I will be posting songs I have made on the incident very soon. My lawyer, Bryan Stephenson, is not prepared to take the TSA on, but he may have a media outlet.
Glad to have found you all.
Welcome to TUG, Jayve! I wish you the best of luck against these federal off....er....THUGS! I hope after all is said and done (in a court of law), that these Thugs Stripping Americans will realize that there are consequences to their actions! Thank you for standing up for your and our rights to travel without the government interfering with their unreasonable search and seizure procedures at the airports (or anywhere else for that matter)!
Welcome to TUG, Jayve. It's important in these battles to have moral support, and you will find plenty of that here. We understand how important it is to fight these injustices and how hard it is, especially when so many people out there just don't get it.
Let me extend my welcome also, Jayve, although I wish you'd not found us under such circumstances. Thanks also to phoebepontiac for great detective work.
Although it might take a while, I truly believe that some day all who have been degraded by the TSA will get justice.
Welcome to TUG, arrested_at_BNA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please don't take this this wrong way, I mean nothing ignorant by it, but we have had a long-running discussion throughout this forum about these searches being more about dragnets for contraband (namely drugs and cash) and sometimes about weapons. Ironically as an aside it strikes me that nothing NOTHING found on the infamous weekly "good catch" list of the dangerous explosives variety we are told is such an imminent threat.
Do you think you were targeted for additional search because of the way you look? Consider that the TSA seems to be made up primarily of 2 types of people (yes, I'm going to stereotype here. In some situations it makes sense to do so.): black people who have no other reasonable job prospects, and morbidly obese gung-ho white people who are outright losers. There are others, but that is my observation when passing through a checkpoint. You put that type of person in charge of security with no accountability, limitless power, and here we are.
You are obviously an articulate, smart person who, based on the video, doesn't strike me as anyone with an ax to grind or violent in any way. However, you put you (black! dreads! comfortable clothing!) in front of someone who has been told they are the last line of defense and if they don't do everything within their limited mental capacity to stop every terrorist coming through the checkpoint another 9/11! will happen and therefore everyone they see at an airport is likely a terrorist until proven otherwise, I mean what other outcome is there? To these mental midgets you likely look like a drug dealer, and therefore must have some kind of contraband on you. So they search you. They search you aggressively. And in the process they pull down your pants.
At the end of the day, I'm sadly not surprised by this video in the least. TSA is all about submission to command and control. One must go through the scanner. One must hold one's hands up in a position of surrender. One must submit to a follow-up "pat down". When TSA pulls down one's pants, or bursts one's colostomy bag, or pushes into one's genitals, it is not the TSA that is at fault, it is our fault for having too loose clothing, it is our fault for surviving cancer, it is our fault for having balls. You were arrested likely not because you stood there with your pants down, but likely because after TSA pulled your pants down, you were unable to pull them back up because TSA refused to tell you if the search was complete or not.
Kafka would have a field day with what this nation's airports have become.
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