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Airport Scanners Sparking Litigation and Protests.
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-17-10 | Wall St. Journal Law Blog

Posted on 11/17/2010 1:24:16 PM PST by FS11

Yesterday, two airline pilots filed a federal suit alleging that airport scanners and aggressive pat-down procedures constitute unreasonable searches in violation of the Fourth Amendment.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: indictments; lawsuits; prosecution; tsa; tsapervs; tsascanners
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To: conservativegramma

They’re already practicing by doing the strip searches/pat-downs and X-Ray machines at random bus stations. Some news show featured one in Tampa the other day. I can’t remember which channel, but of course the spin was how wonderful it is that we’ll now be harassed at the bus stations.

And those of us who live and travel within 100 miles of the border are no longer free to drive our cars, without interrogation and obtrusive questions from the BP, dogs sniffing cars like we’re criminals, etc. All in the primary lines, mind you.

81 posted on 11/17/2010 6:11:22 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Yooper4Life

Thousands of miles of border are wide open, north and south end, anyone can cross over. But in the interior, we Americans must present papers at will, be groped and pawed, humiliated, subjugated, interrogated. The New World Order is a delight.

82 posted on 11/17/2010 6:13:22 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Borax Queen

Yep, exactly why we must fight this stuff tooth and nail. Isn’t living in a police state just wonderful? /s

83 posted on 11/17/2010 6:24:31 PM PST by conservativegramma
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To: Rio

“I wonder if hogs could be trained”

The Muslims would love that.

84 posted on 11/17/2010 6:38:20 PM PST by PastorBooks
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To: conservativegramma

I’ve been posting about this for years (here and other places), and although most people in general seemed receptive, I still felt like a lone voice. I am so proud of these people taking public stands (the pilots and others) — they are very brave. Gives me a teeny bit of hope....

I could see the police state coming ... but it was always just a little over the horizon. Now it’s completely here!

Hussein said that an illegal might get stopped in AZ for buying an ice cream cone... he’s awfully quiet now that this is about Americans being harassed and monitored (AND WITHOUT PROBABLE CAUSE!!)

85 posted on 11/17/2010 6:38:40 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
Sean Hannity is a joke, he is an opportunist.

He had Ann Coulter and some commie lawyer on talking about the TSA molesters and the ACLU commie lawyer kept interrupting Ann Coulter not letting her get a word in and Sean just let it happen.

You can clearly hear Ann ask Sean "can you hit the mute button?". But Hannity let the left wing psycho lawyer go on and on.

I'll stick with Glenn Beck and Michael Savage. Hannity caters to leftists. He has Bob Beckel, Marc Lamont Hill and other commie pigs on his show.

What he did to Ann Coulter tonight is inexcusable.

86 posted on 11/17/2010 7:26:44 PM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bears!!!)
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To: FS11
So if I am giving up my 4th amendment rights when I buy the plane ticket and enter the airport why isn't everyone giving up their right to not be profiled? If it is OK to grope me in the name of security why is it not OK to profile me also?
87 posted on 11/17/2010 8:08:15 PM PST by 1FreeAmerican
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To: untrained skeptic

> you would justifiably be sued for many millions of dollars for people’s lost vacation and travel expenses.

You cannot be sued for exercising your rights, or they aren’t rights at all.

You have the right under the current regs to opt out.
Starting your argument with a dispositive negates your line of reasoning.

88 posted on 11/17/2010 8:16:59 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

“And why does Sean still have Karl Rove as a guest from time to time on his radio show? Rove betrayed conservatives.

Because Sean Hannity has extremely poor judgement, and is not the brightest bulb on the tree. He has Al Sharpton on and calls him a “good friend.” or at least he did the last time I heard him, which caused me to quit listening to him.

89 posted on 11/17/2010 8:32:49 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("Words that will live in infamy: 'This is not a time for ideological purity.'" - Michelle Malkin)
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To: FS11

“The shocking new Al Qaeda tactic involves radical doctors inserting the explosives in women’s breasts “

Much easier to implant an device into men’s abdomens. Shorter recovery time, larger volume, less people staring.

90 posted on 11/17/2010 8:46:47 PM PST by DBrow
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To: Lady Jag

LOL...Welcome back darlin’. How ya doin’?

91 posted on 11/17/2010 9:07:31 PM PST by afnamvet (Patriots Rising)
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To: FS11
The really BIG news that hardly anybody is talking about -- these scanners emit dangerous levels of radiation. I said so in an on-line survey a week ago. For long trips in the U.S., I plan to take the train.
92 posted on 11/17/2010 11:12:49 PM PST by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: potlatch
I flew again today and had some extra time on the way back so I sat and watched a security station for about 30 minutes in the Minneapolis airport.

It was disgusting.

I pity the women the most. As I sat there and there were 3 women in 30 minutes that set off the metal detector even after taking off all metal objects. All three were 55-65 year old white women that were full figured. My assumption was they were likely wearing underwire bras.

So under the new rules they get subjected to the “enhanced patdown”. This is the disgusting part. In full view of the entire frick’n airport a TSA agent stands in front of the victim and rubs the back of her hand in circles around each breast. Then the TSA agent rubs the back of hand up and down over the front surface of the victim's breast. Each of the victims turned bright red with embarrassment while this was happening. The TSA agents took their time and were in no hurry as they stroked the women's breasts. It was very disturbing to watch.

The look on the faces of the victims as they walked away was that of abject embarrassment. I really got the feeling they have never been treated like this before (having their breasts stroked repeatedly in public by a stranger).

This crap has to stop. These women were no threat to anybody and they have to groped in public according to the new rules? It is sick and twisted.

93 posted on 11/17/2010 11:50:41 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: mnehring
I wonder if perverts will start flying more just so they can be groped by TSA?

From what I understand, it's sort of the other way around: more perverts will be working for the TSA in order to perform the kind of groping for which they would otherwise be arrested.

94 posted on 11/18/2010 12:42:46 AM PST by GoodDay (Palin for POTUS 2012)
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To: Lazamataz
Gonna have to lose him on my radio dial.

I lost that whiny, liberal loving douche bag a long time ago.

95 posted on 11/18/2010 1:54:35 AM PST by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Vendome; july4thfreedomfoundation; Lazamataz

Hannity once almost had sex with Charlie Rangle on his show. After letting the criminal have free use of the airwaves for 10 minutes or so he then told him how much he respects him.

Hannity = POS.

96 posted on 11/18/2010 2:01:10 AM PST by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: potlatch
Welcome to the new world of Airporn!

Clothes......are see through, unless you object. Then there's the enhanced pat down....where you are the object of some gov't employee's gratification.

They swing both ways!
97 posted on 11/18/2010 2:05:02 AM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: ex-Texan; 444Flyer; Armaggedon

The scanners make an image of the outside of the body, making them essentially useless for bomb detection, so why the scans (besides the multiple levels of psychological warfare)? To inflict illness?

Or is this all going into a database... a full bodyprint identification system? Start with the airports, move on to the DMV, banks, etc.

98 posted on 11/18/2010 2:39:48 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: FS11

Those Amish grandmothers are so dangerous, they need a panty check..

99 posted on 11/18/2010 3:08:44 AM PST by Sir Francis Dashwood (Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???)
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To: Eaker

Hannity is a slobbering hack. He is a worthless piece of scum.

100 posted on 11/18/2010 4:36:47 AM PST by Luke21
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