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Man strips at Va. airport checkpoint in protest

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posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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Man strips at Va. airport checkpoint in protest


www.rawstory.com

Airport police said the man took off his shirt and pants at Richmond International Airport on Thursday. He had scrawled across his chest a reference to the Constitution's 4th Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.

Police identified the man as 21-year-old Aaron B. Tobey of Charlottesville, Va. He told police he was a student at the University of Cincinnati.

Tobey was interviewed by airport police and federal authorities, issued a citation for disorderly conduct
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posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:23 PM
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Gotta love it, guy exersizes his rights ( which are becoming more and more supressed by the day ) of protestation against violation of the 4th amendment of the constitution, and he's FINED and faces charges for it! For 'disorderly conduct'.

What about the conduct of TSA goons molesting and feeling up untold amounts of innocent civilians?

I'm just wondering exactly WHAT needs to be done here?

I posted the follow thread yesterday:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

Which shows Russian civilians conducting a very large and noisy protest just adjacent to the screening room. Now this was for a different purpose, but it got me thinking that if enough people gathered the courage up and all went in at once, this may be an effective way to fight against this tyranny and criminality.

Thoughts?



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posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:28 PM
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Why don't we just get bunch of people who are going to fly soon on one flight and just show up naked.

That will save the TSA
some time and effort.

They'll probably still come up with some bogus excuse to frisk though.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Lmao... Was wondering when someone would do that ... They should have a group of nudists all book a flight then all show up nude at the airport...



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:33 PM
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Good for him for expressing himself. We are supposed to have the freedom of expression. I once got convicted of disturbing the peace for protesting over the telephone only; a bank's procedures of closing a person's checking account and trying to keep all their money if they don't agree with a certian customer.
What a f ed up society/world we live in now. Honestly they can take back their HDTVs and all their fancy technology I would rather have my freedoms anyday.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:39 PM
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LOL!!!

I think you may have just found a way to protest. Perhaps we can combine what the Russians are doing with a mass naked crowd, chanting, whistling and banging things on the ground. haha.

But like you said, the gropester goon squad would probably just enjoy the fact that they don't have to even have folks REMOVE their attire to molest them.

Still, I think even individuals such as this DO help bring awareness to this issue, particularly where our constitutional rights are being very flagrantly violated by these entities.

Sad that one can be punished for standing up for their basic rights.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:56 PM
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I feel sympathy knowing that the 4th amendment does not apply when you're on someone else's private property.

He gave it a shot, though.

edit: The only way to stop companies from violating the constitutional rights we as citizens of a country have, is to stop paying them to do so.
edit on 31-12-2010 by againuntodust because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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Protests don't change anything. Not that people shouldn't.. just that they don't really have an effect.
I don't have a solution. Boycotts are more effective, but you have to get a very large population to actively disrupt their own lives to do so, and most won't.

There really is nothing that can be effectively done until the entire system collapses.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 06:47 PM
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Originally posted by againuntodust
I feel sympathy knowing that the 4th amendment does not apply when you're on someone else's private property.


The opposite of "private" used to be "public."

Now by virtue of giving corporations more rights than real people, public places are now apparently considered "private," despite being used on a daily basis by the public, as a public system of transportation. That's not to say the government should control this system, but just that we should recognize the distinction between a private individual and a corporate public service.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 06:51 PM
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Although boycotts are indeed the most effective solution, the problem is that people just don't get involved... Remember the thanksgiving boycott/pat down frenzy that was supposed to happen?

When the people will truly want change, it will come.

Magnum



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 06:53 PM
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In a purely unregulated capitalistic place like the US, everything is "owned" by someone or something (company/corporation)... Purely public domains are extremely rare...



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 07:13 PM
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What if we could organize a couple dozen men to pop some Viagra like 30 minutes before hitting the pat down lines, everyone would have to wear sweats or some form of loose fitting pants, or hell everyone in their boxers would be even better. At any rate a line of aroused men for the screeners to pat down should be pretty uncomfortable for them, at the very least everyone involved could get a good laugh at their expense. A nice peaceful protest where no one is hurt and good fun is had by all.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 07:46 PM
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So .... stripping you naked is only bad if you do it yourself.

If someone takes you in the back room and orders you to do it....that's freedom?

Interesting.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 07:50 PM
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Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

Man strips at Va. airport checkpoint in protest





Tobey was interviewed by airport police and federal authorities, issued a citation for disorderly conduct



So they arrest you if you refuse to strip and then when you do strip they also arrest you.

I'm surprised they didn't charge him with indecent exsposure.

THis whole TSA thing is like watching the three stooges meet the keystone cops.



edit on 31-12-2010 by In nothing we trust because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 07:51 PM
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Originally posted by Aeons
So .... stripping you naked is only bad if you do it yourself.

If someone takes you in the back room and orders you to do it....that's freedom?

Interesting.


Oh didn't you know, it's always ok if the government does it, do as I say not as I do and all that, sheesh where have you been.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 08:44 PM
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Should be interesting when they have the first terrorist whos shoved a bomb up his ass TSA will then have to hire 10,000 proctologists across the country.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 08:48 PM
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Originally posted by anglodemonicmatrix
Should be interesting when they have the first terrorist whos shoved a bomb up his ass TSA will then have to hire 10,000 proctologists across the country.





I would rather take my (very, very small) chances of getting blown up on an airplane than have to go through that to ever get on a plane.

As it stands, I'm already not planning to ever fly on a plane again, as long as these searches / radiation doses are required.



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 08:50 PM
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Us younger dudes DO NOT NEED VIAGRA!!



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 09:02 PM
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reply to post by thecinic
 


Uh, I don't know about you but if I know some dude is going near my junk ahead of time, I think I might need one...



posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 09:04 PM
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The question remains: Was that young lad even remotely "hot" to reveal his "birthday suit"? My bad! All it takes is one person to make waves. Then again, wouldn't it be a "hoot" to have many more brave men and women, who would dare to disrupt "business as usual" by "bearing one's soul" in this manner? Bravo!



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