Eta: I seem to remember an item in the bill of rights stating I have the right to speak freely and to be able to express my views in any verbal manor I choose...including blatenly offensive ones...hence why the westborugh people can piss off everyone and still be protected. But I guess in the new Reich that acrticle I quote doesn't carry water anymore...I truly wonder if I should refer to our country as the United States of America or come up with a new name to represent our country not being the same country...least we won't be confused about what parts of the basically defunct constitution still apply (if any)edit on 12-10-2013 by RickyD because: (no reason given)
Eta: I seem to remember an item in the bill of rights stating I have the right to speak freely and to be able to express my views in any verbal manor I choose...including blatenly offensive ones...hence why the westborugh people can piss off everyone and still be protected. But I guess in the new Reich that acrticle I quote doesn't carry water anymore...I truly wonder if I should refer to our country as the United States of America or come up with a new name to represent our country not being the same country...least we won't be confused about what parts of the basically defunct constitution still apply (if any)
I seem to remember something that also said you can not go into a theater and scream "fire" as well. That is the equivalent to what you are doing by saying "bomb" in an airport. Or did you forget that part of it?
I also seem to remember something about businesses being able to limit what you can say, and an airport is the airline's place of business.
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I think people voicing their concern are criticizing the policy more for the open endedness and subsequent abuse of power that may result i.e. being arrested or detained for saying something the TSA agent doesnt like as opposed to an argument against the incitement of panic ruling by the Supreme Court.
You know what? Screw it. You guys sit and scream about old laws that have been on the books for decades. Have fun with that.
edit on 10/12/2013 by Zaphod58 because: (no reason given)
Amr Sherin Osman, an Egyptian national, was only "joking" with a stewardess when he told her he had a bomb in his suitcase high in the skies near Philadelphia last April 8, his attorney says.
Osman was released on bail three days later after he agreed not to travel on airplanes while awaiting disposition of his case. He will be allowed to fly home, Ainslie said.
Chen, 23, is a native of Taiwan and a student at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, gave a handwritten note to a flight attendant.
According to the Broward County Sheriff`s Office, the note said this:
"Captain, yes. The thing that you fear the most is happening right now. Yes, I do have a bomb. My demands are simple. After we arrive in Fort Lauderdale, I wish to have some pictures taken in the cockpit with you guys for the school paper."
The flight landed at 11:05 a.m., Chen was arrested and he spent the rest of his birthday, and that night, in the Broward County jail. Neither the airplane`s crew nor the sheriff`s detectives thought it was funny.
One man, a computer technician, had a bag full of tools, equipment and wires. He told ticket agents the bag contained a bomb. He was charged with one count of a false report of placing a bomb.
That is a second degree felony carrying a sentence of up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Any part of that maximum sentence would be a stiff price to pay for a stupid remark.
A college student from Brooklyn and a 36-year-old Lauderhill woman also got into the act.
The student said the carry-on luggage she placed on an X-ray conveyor belt contained a gun and a bomb. She told deputies she was just joking. The arresting officers told her she was not funny.
The Lauderhill resident was arrested as she prepared to board a Delta Air Lines plane for LaGuardia Airport in New York after telling a security person that she had a bomb in her carry-on bag.
A man who said his airplane hijacking note had been a joke was sentened Tuesday to 30 years in prison.
A Wellington property developer who sparked a bomb scare at Auckland Airport when boarding an Air New Zealand flight has been ordered to pay the airline $1000 for causing a half-hour delay.
Hayim Nachum, aged 42, caused a bomb alert on March 3 when he boarded a flight to Wellington and told the flight attendant: "My friend has a bomb in his bag."
Nachum pointed to his friend's bag and then took his seat but the pilot called in airport security and a bomb dog handler to check the aircraft before taking off.
No bomb was found and Nachum was taken off the flight and charged with providing false information relating to the safety of an aircraft.
A 40-year-old Lake Worth woman was arrested on Thanksgiving Day for making a
wisecrack about taking a bomb onto a plane at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood