Skip to comments.San Diego Traveler Says Touch My Junk Ö Iíll Have You Arrested. UPDATE: Video added
Posted on 11/15/2010 9:34:42 AM PST by Biggirl
Well, it was only a matter of time. But people are pushing back because
for the most part they dont think this makes them safer. This is just one of the stories on the new TSA pat downs. Steve has posted on it here. But the push back from travelers, flight attendants and pilots continues. HS Secretary Janet Napolitano has asked for cooperation from travelers
but thats easier said than done. Witness the push back from a San Diego traveler.
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So pedophiles can grope children in the name of airline safty. I bet NAMBLA is drooling at this new job created just for them.
Travel is a RIGHT. Flying included. Travel by Common Carrier — which all airlines are — is a more protected right.
Some who don’t know this from that say it is not a right. They claim it is a “privilege”. That is incorrect, it is a fundamental right.
you may be right, unfortunately
I refuse to fly or do business with anyone who treats people like criminals.
Well, the scanner would likely have picked up the Panty Bomber’s explosive.
But, he didn’t have to go thru TSA. He got on the plane in Nigeria & never had to be screened again.
Are we in the middle of a GROWING REBELLION against TSA?
We’ll know for sure on November 24.
(National Opt-Out Day. And yes - it is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. And yes - it is the busiest flight day of the year.)
It’s also a choice job for potential muslim terrorists.
Sorry, too late to go back. Islamists have determined how we must behave (less freedom) and now Big Government is taking advantage of the “crisis”—instead of killing the bad guys.
I believe the TSA “no video policy” is to cover their incompetence and not secuirty.
If anything, the no video will be stepped up even more.
Perhaps the Obamaloon should have hired someone with greater than room temp IQ, and we might give more credence to their statements.
Big Sis is an idiot.
But....so is Obama.
I’ve never had a time when I’ve held our government in such contempt.
I would like to see every person on a flight refuse to be screened either way. If they all get kicked out, then the airline has no passengers......this will be stopped asap.
Talk about fascist.
I am surprised no one has mentioned the rest of the story.
On the way OUT of the airport, after his airfare had been refunded, some other federal agent comes up to this guy and says . . .
HE HAS TO GO BACK TO THE SECURITY AREA AND COMPLETE THE BODY SCAN OR ELSE BE FINED UP TO $10,000.
Did anyone know that once a body scan or grope is initiated you have no right to go back home without being threatened with a fine ?
Two things on the whole TSA-pat down affair:
1) Where’s fat-boy Moore on this one? Sounds like the greatest mock-u-mentarian in history would do great with this problem.
2) If I were subjected to a pat-down like this (luckily I avoided it last week when I was traveling), I’d be tempted to do a little reverse psychology and make like I ENJOYED the invasive pat-down. Can you imagine the reaction of the TSA folks if you made out like it was pleasurable, rather than invasive???
Fourth Amendment: 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 panty bomber’s father is a prominent citizen in Nigeria.
This man contacted the American authorities and told them his son was a possible terrorist and a threat to flights headed for the United States. What did the American authorities do with this information? They stuck it up their collective behinds which, by the way, is a place where explosives can’t be detected by the TSA’s strip search machines.
"Don't start something you don't intend to finish." :)
Well, there are these:
And ten people with cell phones recording a pat down. The TSA cannot cope with a persistent populace any more than you can stop a persistent Squirrel from getting in the attic.
House to house searches for guns, bombs and drugs would make us “safer”. They still don’t do it, for the same reason they should not be able to do this.
It’s all about unreasonable search. And it’s a constitutional thing. No probable cause, so search.
Even headline writers use the most newly minted ghetto slang — “junk”? My junk sits out at the curb every Tuesday night. Not that I want to “disrespect” my “junk” or anything.
By Rady Ananda
At the San Diego International Airport yesterday, about one-fifth of the travelers were selected for sexual assault by transportation security agents. Though TSAs website did not list SAN as one of the airports employing the carcinogenic naked scan or a full body rub down, one man was told his refusal to submit would result in a civil law suit and a $10,000 fine. Under 49 CFR Sec.s 1540.105 and 1540.107, as summarized in these 2004 TSA Sanction Guidelines, apparently TSA has Congressional support to fine people for refusing to submit to molestation.
John Tyner posted his video of the incident and described in detail the experience. At about 3:50 into the first video, Tyner tells TSA agents:
Upon buying your ticket, you gave up a lot of your rights, said one TSA agent (~8:34).
The government took them away after 9/11, he countered.
Great suggestion, but I’ve already got one;)
Several years ago, a woman had a cake server from her wedding reception in her carry on baggage. The TSA made a fuss, but allowed her to keep it.
Some time later, she received a fine in the mail from the TSA. I think the fine was $2,500 or thereabouts.
Also, you’re not allowed to withdraw from the screening process once you start. Fascist, like you said.
Especially if you were packing a prosthetically enhanced “junk” package for them to grope. Yeah baby!
The machine should pick up the residue somewhere on his person.
But, the bigger question is how the hell did this guy get a Visa to enter the US?
I bet you these clowns on CNN defending the TSA in this video were also vocal critics of the Patriot Act. The hypocrisy is palpable (no pun intended).
Rush briefly mentioned this San Diego incident at the start of his radio show today.
You do realize that the airlines & TSA will have extra staffing that day anyway?
It may not be all that much of a disruption in some airports.
Well even for me, the word term “junk” is new. Had just learned about it today from my friend and mid-morning talkradio show of “Sound Off CT” Jim Vicevich.
That’s my point; it’s one thing for slang to creep into headlines, another thing entirely for slang that’s fresher than the milk in my fridge to do so.
Sorry, but you are incorrect, travel is not a right. Rights are those actions that you can conduct on your on without dependance on others. For example, you have the right to speak your mind. You do not have the right to have your opinion published in your local news paper because that is owned by someone else.
While you do have the right to move about this country, you do NOT have the right to demand that your neighbor, a local taxi or some other commercial enterprise transport you.
Freedom of Association includes the freedom FROM association, and should a commercial enterprise decide NOT to carry you, on their private property, then they have the right to refuse you service.
***I bet NAMBLA is drooling at this new job created just for them.***
No doubt KIKO the CLOWN would just love this job!
We should all ask for a line up of the TSA personnel and ask for the best looking ones to pat us down. There used to be a cute brunette at Denver. I wonder if I could request her?
What are the chances the new “discreet” pat-downs are just a ploy by Big Sis to get us to conform to the body scanners? After all, which one is more humiliating? Being fondled in public or having someone in another room see your “junk”? Both are incredibly offensive, but perhaps this is a calculated tactic.
If your junk outside the curtilage , it can be searched without a warrant.
Boy just wait till the reverse prev shows up with a woody!
I wonder if this guy will be placed on the no-fly list?
If he is fined we need to start a legal defense fund for him. He sounded in an interview this AM that he was already legally briefed, but he will need a lot of mullah to fight the USG.
HE HAS TO GO BACK TO THE SECURITY AREA AND COMPLETE THE BODY SCAN OR ELSE BE FINED UP TO $10,000.
Yes, this is very disturbing. What it means is that once you start the sceening process, you are their prisoner and you can't leave. So let's say you consent to go through the scanner and it doesn't show a good enough image, they may send you to be patted down and you can't refuse. You can't change you mind and leave the area.
They allowed this brave man to leave the area and then they changed their mind and went after him and tried to force him to complete the scanning, since he had started it.
The rationale being that a real terrorist could try to get through with a real bomb, refuse to consent to a pat down, leave the airport and try again another day.
This is why we need to profile based on behavior, appearance, ethnicity, religion, country of origin, type of payment (i.e. cash), prior flying history, profession, etc.
Let’s body scan all members of the administration, Congress, czars and their staffs. But first submit them to the genital grope. See how they like it.
Or are they all exempt?
I predict that this will become one of those memorable quotes for the ages . . . along the lines of such other noteworthy quotes such as: "Don't tase me, bro!" With my apologies for my blatant use of this phrase without proper attribution, I have now made it my new tagline:
"If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested."
Not if you're a minority, a woman, a homosexual, or a muslim. That part of the Constitution applies only to white males. /s
This whole issue has nothing to do with whether or not you have the right to demand that a common carrier transport you or not (although, contrary to what you wrote, you generally have that right as well). This has to do with whether or not the federal government has the power to restrict you from getting the service that you and the common carrier agreed to. That power is nowhere in the constitution.
By the way, the fact that the common carrier has already accepted payment for the service, and that the traveler, in his or her capacity as a taxpayer, has already paid for whatever part of the air travel system is funded by government, are just gravy, and serve to point out that the government is not only restricting you from making a deal, but they are preventing unsuitably obsequious persons from getting the benefit of whatever deal the traveler already paid for.
How times have changed. What used to be referred to as “family jewels” is now called “junk”.
"Uh, excuse me, ladies... which line has the extra-large scanner?"
We are in agreement. It is government interfereance with a private contract that is the problem here. In fact, this is just a further errosion of the freedom of association due to government regulation. It has nothing to do with a “right” to travel on a commercial carrier.
It would seem to me that the air carriers should be doing this themselves, perhaps under some kind of Federal oversight if it is deemed necessary as a legitimate function related to interstate commerce.
This man will be on Fox News: America Live with Shannon Bream this hour. (Megan’s on vacation.)
Prior to 9/11 the screening was subcontracted out. I believe TSA agents became federal employees as part of the Patriot Act. Somebody correct me if I’m wrong.
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