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 TSA’s 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:
“If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested.”
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Obama and Company, Privacy, Resistance
Tagged air travel, airport scan, Backscatter X-ray scanner, defense contractors, explosive trace detection portal, general electric, john tyner, l-3 communications, lockheed-martin, pat down airport, Privacy, sexual assault, tsa
By ANNIE YOUDERIAN
Defense contractors Titan and CACI narrowly avoided liability over claims that their agents abused detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The D.C. Circuit ruled 2-1 that the contractors, as wartime agents of the U.S. military, can’t be sued under state tort laws.
The ruling affirms dismissal of claims against Titan, but reverses a decision to allow Iraqi detainees and their relatives to sue CACI.
Posted in Human Rights Civil Liberties, Neoliberalism, NWO, Region: Middle East, Torture, War and Peace
Tagged abu ghraib, accountability, defense contractors, human rights, mercenaries, middle east wars, resource wars, Torture