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Man strips at Va. airport checkpoint in protest

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posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 09:30 PM
Pre-flight screening in the not-too-distant future:

-Remove all clothing, place it in the tray to your right. It will be electronically "sniffed" for hidden explosives and returned to you after your flight (unless one of the human screeners has a "Victoria's Secret" or Joe Boxer fetish, in which case you may file a lost article claim at the customer service counter after your flight).

-Men will face the screener and upon command, turn your head and cough. Manual examination for testicular cancer is complimentary: tipping your screener is not required (but flowers are a nice gesture!).

-Women will lie face up on the counter, as instructed, and place their feet in the stirrups. Please remember: Good passengers practice Good Hygene! (And a fresh waxing is always appriciated!)

Before boarding the plane, All passengers will bend over and spread the cheeks of the buttocks for examination and insertion of the approved security "Plug". Do Not remove the security plug until you are instructed to do so at the end of your flight! Premature removal of the Security Plug, without approval of an authorized flight attendant or security official, may result in immediate arrest and prosecution!

"Preperation H' is available to those with pre-existing medical conditions. Ask your TSA officer for assistance.

Enjoy your your flight! We love to make you "crack" a smile!

posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 10:05 PM

Originally posted by SLAYER69
reply to post by DimensionalDetective

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.

Well like they say: "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush".
I think that the TSA clowns should be forced to work in the buff.
That would hurry people through the lines.

posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 10:38 PM

Originally posted by thecinic
reply to post by bigern

Us younger dudes DO NOT NEED VIAGRA!!

Lol, that's awesome, I'm getting up there but I don't feel old yet, any day now. Anyway the Viagra thing was to keep it up with no effort, even when I was 18 I don't think I could have maintained in my underwear at the airport. Great reply though I'm still laughing my ass off.

posted on Dec, 31 2010 @ 10:41 PM

Originally posted by DimensionalDetective

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.


The word IF in your sentence above...

posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 05:48 AM
It would be enough if loads of people worse T-Shirts in airports saying something like 'Stop Perverted TSA Molestation". They news crews would love that. People could organize mass T-shirt protests inside the airports and people could sell these t-shirts outside the airport for travelers who wanted to participate.

No need to get naked.

Just relentlessly embarrass them.
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posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 07:13 AM
Sounds like this demonstration was very brief.

posted on Jan, 4 2011 @ 05:33 PM

Before heading to the airport, the University of Cincinnati architecture student wrote a reference to the Fourth Amendment, which protects against unreasonable search and seizure, on his chest. "Upon being directed there, I took off my T-shirt and my sweat pants and stood there in my running shorts waiting for them to proceed with the screening," Tobey told WTVR-TV.

CBS picked up the story & includes video with an interview of Aaron Tobey.

Airport Stripper: TSA Violates Civil Liberties

Tobey was arrested for disorderly conduct. I had considered wearing a bathrobe & boxer briefs in the future. Perhaps everyone will start to do this.

So, is it disorderly conduct by wearing your running shorts in an airport or having the Forth Amendment written on your chest or something else left unsaid here?

I would think that the TSA wouldn't mind if we all just went to the airport in bathrobes & underwear at this point. Seems like a control issue to me rather than just letting us prove we don't have anything to hide.

Sort of like if a woman knew she was going to be raped and just decided to undress herself and take over the process. The rapist may likely lose interest if it is a control issue or become angry by proceeding with a more forceful violent attack.

In this case we see the Police behave more like the angry rapist, by having their control openly challenged even though the passenger seemingly went along with all other requested procedures. The fact that Tobey questioned the lawfulness of TSA behavior, caused Tobey to be arrested as a sort of punishment to that protest.

Regardless it will be interesting to follow up and the story after Tobey sees the judge on this matter.

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posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:18 AM
Story Update: 14th March 2011

RICHMOND, Va. (CN) - A man who wrote the 4th Amendment on his chest and stripped to his shorts so security officers could read it at an airport checkpoint claims the Homeland Security Department arrested him and maliciously prosecuted him for his protest.
Aaron Tobey, 21, was a student at the University of Cincinnati when federal officials arrested him at Richmond International Airport on Dec. 30, 2010, he says in his federal complaint.
Tobey, who was trying to catch a flight to Wisconsin to go to his grandfather's funeral, had prepared for the airport search by writing on his chest in black marker: "Amendment 4: The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated."
Tobey says he did it to object to the Transportation Security Administration's search policies: "Under TSA's enhanced secondary screening policy, passengers are offered a choice of submitting to either an Advanced Imaging Technology scan (AIT), which produces a highly detailed picture of the passenger's unclothed body; or a full-body pat-down search, which involves TSA agents using the front of their hands to feel the passenger's body," the complaint states.
Tobey says that TSA agent John Smith ordered him to go through an advanced imaging technology unit, where Tobey stripped down to his socks and running shorts, "to express his view that enhanced screening procedures were not constitutional."
He says he stripped down despite Smith's telling him "that removal of clothing was not necessary."
"Smith then suspended all screening in the area, directed plaintiff to stay where he was in front of the AIT unit, and radioed for assistance."
Tobey claims that another officer "immediately seized plaintiff from behind and forced him through the AIT unit, escorting him to a side area where the plaintiff was handcuffed with his arms behind his back and was informed that he was being placed under arrest for allegedly 'creating a public disturbance.'"
Tobey says he was taken to the airport police station and was "questioned concerning his age, residency, and education, and in the process the interrogators sought to intimidate plaintiff, accusing him of being inconsiderate of other travelers, suggesting that his conduct would blow up in his face and have repercussions, and informing him that they would make sure that he would have a permanent criminal record as a result of his actions."
When the officers learned he was a student at the University of Cincinnati, they "contacted the University of Cincinnati Police and informed them of plaintiff's arrest and prosecution and suggested that the university police notify the Dean of Students in an attempt to defame the name and good reputation of plaintiff in his academic pursuits and within the university community," Tobey says.
During his 90-minute interrogation, during which Tobey wore just his shorts and socks, an officer told him "that by purchasing a ticket and commencing the screening procedures, he had surrendered his Fourth Amendment rights and consented to a search of his person," according to the complaint.
Tobey adds that a federal air marshal asked him "about his affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations, if he had been asked to do what he did by any third party, and what his intentions and goals were."
Finally, Tobey says, he was allowed to get on a flight to go to his grandpa's funeral.
The Henrico County Commonwealth's Attorney dropped the charges against him insufficient evidence on Jan. 10.
Tobey claims he was unconstitutionally arrested and questioned, and that the rhubarb also was "contrary to rules and regulations" at Richmond International Airport.
He also sued the Capital Region Airport Commission, which operates Richmond International Airport.
Tobey seeks declaratory judgment and $250,000 in compensatory damages and legal fees.
His lead counsel is James Knicely with Knicely & Associates of Williamsburg, Va.

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 05:48 AM
Wonder if this woman was protesting ???

posted on Mar, 15 2011 @ 06:22 AM

Good and I hope he gets the $250,000 in compensatory
damages and legal fees.
Especially considering that>
TSA Records:
Some Scanners Emit Ten Times Expected Radiation

News Source

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