TSA Tells Musician Nicki Minaj That Photography is a Crime

Discussion in 'Photography, Law & Travel' started by Carlos Miller @ PINAC, Jul 10, 2012.

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    The Transportation Security Administration continues to forbid passengers for taking photos at checkpoints despite their longstanding policy that allows passengers to take photos.
    This time they enforced their non-existent rules to a pop musician named Nicki Minaj, who took the photo anyway, tweeting it out to more than 13 million followers.
    According to her tweets, it all started when a TSA screener fondled her. When she attempted to take a photo of the screener, she was told she was not allowed.
    It is not clear from her tweets or Twitchy, the site that initially reported the incident, at what airport this took place, but her tweets indicate she ended up in the Philippines.
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  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    This is one thing that I have never understood about these TSA goons. We are supposed to be okay with them seeing naked images of us via the Nekid-O-Scopes, but when we take pictures of them fully clothed in their fake LEO blue uniforms with the cracker-jack prize badges, they go balistic. :rolleyes: Never has made any sense to me.
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  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    No different from crooked cops -- they are avoiding accountability, which is much easier to dodge when your actions are not recorded.
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  4. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm convinced it's because they don't want their families to know what they really do for a living.
  5. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Maybe it's time for a sequel to National Opt-Out Day: National Photograph a TSA Clerk Day.

    With photo apps that auto-upload/auto-share, and video programs like Ustream, Qik, and now TapIn and the NY and NJ ACLU programs, it should be easy to get a lot of good footage and images of TSCs even if they do manage to stop some people from recording them. Plus, if there are people back home who are standing by, ready to download and redistribute the pictures and videos as soon as they're uploaded (bonus points for archiving master collections and putting torrents up on The Pirate Bay, KickAssTorrents, or Torrentz.eu), there's zero chance in TSA ever getting rid of the pictures.

    Hey, there could even be a site for those who are trying to keep their dirty secret away from family: "Do You Know This T.S.O.?" Like a milk carton for identifying unknown smurfs.
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Be careful saying that I'd be more then willing to stir that pot. hmmm sounds like a nice little website idea ... Name and Shame...nice way to shine some light on skeletons in smurfs closests.

    I dare TSA to try anything they will land on the national evening news quicker then a fat kid on cake. I Double dog dare them to lay a hand on me as the video would cost TSA dearly not to mention a Level 1 (expletive deleted) whipping or a smurf DRT.

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