TSA Watch: “Because of your attitude you have earned a trip into our body scanner!”

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by CelticWhisper, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    http://www.elliott.org/blog/tsa-wat...you-have-earned-a-trip-into-our-body-scanner/
     
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Organizations like EPIC & Rutherford need to start doing what civil rights organizations & authorities learned to do decades ago -- start sending trained testers through the checkpoints to document the interactions.
     
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Absolutely. Depending on the complaint process, and FOIAing that, is not an accurate sampling of the abuse. Much more likely findings are those from the story's poll:
     
  4. LeeAnne

    LeeAnne Original Member

    That 17% is probably mostly made up of TSOs, voting and re-voting.
     
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Isn't Seattle a contract screening facility?
     
  6. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    No.
     
  7. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    No it's not and I'm not surprised by the attitude either. Needless to say I treat the treason support association(worse then DFW which was a surprise that it was possible) at seatac with the same attitude they give me. They act all shocked when someone stands up to them and doesn't back down; it's quite comical.
     
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  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I'll volunteer pro bono. John Rutherford, are you listening?
     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I'm curious why ACLU and other such groups have not taken a more aggressive stance on TSA issues. Do they already know they can't win?
    Seems EPIC is in the lead in this area and deserves our support.
     
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  10. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    If this is the case, then they owe their members an explanation as to why. I donate to ACLU and I'd be pretty pissed off if they knew something they weren't telling me about why they can't or won't fight TSA. Every NPO wants to keep collecting donations but it's a matter of integrity to inform your contributors if you cannot represent them for their contributions. They need to be able to make a fully-informed decision on whether to take their contributions elsewhere.
     
  11. Bungnoid

    Bungnoid Original Member

    Not quite a definitive statement, but not very encouraging:

    Chris Calabrese, legislative counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union, concedes the scanner flap is “a difficult Fourth Amendment issue because the case law is so bad.” The ACLU has refrained from challenging the scanners in court.

    From here: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/02/scanners-part1/
     
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ACLU tends to pick its battles very carefully.
     
  13. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Sorry to necro this thread, but I'm getting prepped to do some mailing and true to my word, I'm making all my letters available for reuse.

    Of course, constructive criticism is welcome, invited, and appreciated.

     

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