Monday, January 24, 2011

Seattle Activist Wins Case Against TSA

The entire TSA security process is drawing a great deal of attention, and more so since the introduction of evasive patdowns and the so-called "naked" body scanners. While I certainly understand the need for security at airports, the TSA seems to be more out of control with each passing day. We do have a right to be free from unreasonable searches, and given the fact that there has not been any instance of a person attempting to bring a bomb on a plane in the US in well over 10 years, constitutional lawyers have to wonder whether the invasive pat-downs and the "naked scanners" are even remotely reasonable. They can't be, since there is no credible evidence that anyone is trying to get bombs on planes in the US, and no evidence that our existing security procedures are insufficient.

No court has ruled on this issue at the moment, but the day is approaching. The activist who was arrested for video-taping
TSA agent in a public space, and for not showing his papers, has been acquitted of all charges. More...

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