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In a complaint filed Monday morning in the U.S. District Court for Minnesota, Ventura is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its secretary, Janet Napolitano, as well as the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and its administrator, John Pistole.
Ventura accuses the agencies of violating his "basic rights to privacy and dignity, and his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures," after he received a pat-down by a TSA agent at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in November 2010.
"He's made a decision that someone needs to make a stand and he's not one to back down from a fight," said Olsen. "He sees the erosion of civil liberties here and he's willing to stand up not only for himself, but for others."
Originally posted by theclutch
He's right to take this stand! I for one do not fly, as I'm not going to even try to put myself in there hands! If everyone chose not to fly for a week, they would be BEGGING to have people come back with no searches and they'd drop there prices and make you a sandwich!
On its website, the T.S.A. says "Pat-downs are one important tool to help T.S.A. detect hidden and dangerous items such as explosives."
In 2001, in the days after the September 11th terrorist attacks, then-Governor Ventura said increased scrutiny would be acceptable. "We're at war and we're at war inside our own country," Ventura said on Sept. 27, 2001, "something we've never seen or heard of before inside the United States of America. I don't think you can be too careful and people are just going to have to accept a little bit of inconvenience."
Originally posted by _BoneZ_
As we've said for a long time now, VENTURA FOR PRESIDENT!!!
Thanks for posting this. Although it may not get anywhere in the courts, at least it will welcome some media attention for a short time.
Originally posted by stealthyaroura
reply to post by cluckerspud
I'm with you on this one clucker jesse is a man beast who you don't wanna mess with
good for him. be really interesting to see where this goes.
And the award for bestest everest avatar goes to you to.love it.