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  • An infuriating search at Philadelphia International Airport (latest TSA abuse)

    08/19/2010 10:16:10 AM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 55 replies
    Philadelphia Enquirer ^ | 18 Aug 2010 | Daniel Rubin
    At what point does an airport search step over the line? How about when they start going through your checks, and the police call your husband, suspicious you were clearing out the bank account? That's the complaint leveled by Kathy Parker, a 43-year-old Elkton, Md., woman, who was flying out of Philadelphia International Airport on Aug. 8. A female Transportation Security Administration officer wanded her and patted her down, she says. Then she was walked over to where other TSA officers were searching her bags. That same screener started emptying her wallet. "He was taking out the receipts and looking...
  • Man's Comment On Check Could Land Him In Jail

    06/27/2006 11:50:03 AM PDT · by beezdotcom · 122 replies · 3,899+ views
    KIRO 7 TV ^ | Jun. 27, 2006 | Associated Press
    BERKLEY, Mich. -- The parking fine was $10. But the comment Robert Militzer added to the check could land him in jail for 30 days. The computer programmer from Allen Park got the ticket May 29. When Militzer wrote the check to Berkley District Court, he scribbled on the memo line, "BULL (expletive) MONEY GRAB." That got Militzer an in-person court appearance -- on a contempt of court charge. He's scheduled to go before a judge Wednesday, accompanied by an American Civil Liberties Union attorney who will argue Militzer's remark is protected by the First Amendment.