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The fury over new security measures at airports apparently hasn't died down by the end of the holiday season.
At least, not in Richmond.
On Thursday afternoon, Richmond International Airport Police responded to an incident outside of Security Checkpoint B when a man reportedly stripped down to his underwear and socks.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
The Fourth Amendment applies to governmental searches and seizures, but not those done by private citizens or organizations who are not acting on behalf of a government. The Bill of Rights originally only restricted the power of the federal government. However, in Wolf v. Colorado, the Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment is applicable to state governments by way of the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Moreover, all state constitutions contain an analogous provision.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of 9/11 to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. Within a year, TSA assumed responsibility for security at the nation’s airports and deployed a Federal workforce to meet Congressional deadlines for screening all commercial airline passengers and baggage. In March 2003, TSA transferred from the Department of Transportation to the Department of Homeland Security.
RELEVANT LAW: Virginia State Code
Title 18.2: Crimes and offenses generally
Article 2: Disorderly conduct
Section 18.2-415: Disorderly conduct in public places
Henrico County Municipal Code
Section 13-32: Disorderly conduct
A brief definition of "disorderly conduct" is contained in the opening lines of Section 13-32 of the Henrico County
"A person is guilty of disorderly conduct if, with the intent to cause public inconvenience, annoyance
or alarm, or recklessly creating a risk thereof, he:
(1) In any street, highway, public building or while in or on a public conveyance or public place engages in
conduct having a direct tendency to cause acts of violence by the persons at whom, individually, such
conduct is directed."
The TSA, Transportation Security Administration, is an agency that was created after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, and since it's inception, it has pretty much had it's work cut out for it. It was created by the 107th Congress on November 19, 2001, with the Transportation and Aviation Security Act, to strengthen the nation’s transportation security system. The Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush, on November 19, 2001.