Feds Issue Threat: No Fly Zone for Texas
By Connor Boyack
With Brian Roberts and Michael Boldin
Tenth Amendment Center
[On May 23rd], the U.S. Department of Justice upped the ante in a high-stakes political game of chicken. Lobbying against pending legislation in the Texas legislature which would criminalize any searches conducted without probable cause, U.S. Attorney John E. Murphy sent a letter to a few high-ranking members of Texas’ government warning against promoting the bill and threatening a complete closure of all flights to and from the state.
“If HR [sic] 1937 were enacted, the federal government would likely seek an emergency stay of the statute,” Murphy wrote. “Unless or until such a stay were granted, TSA would likely be required to cancel any flight or series of flights for which it could not ensure the safety of passengers and crew.”
No doubt written with the threatening intent one reads into it, Murphy added: “We urge that you consider the ramifications of this bill before casting your vote.”
[The next day, on May 24, HR 1937 was withdrawn.]
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Obama and Company, Privacy
Tagged 4th amendment, montana, napolitano, oklahoma, probably cause, rhode island, sexual assault, tennessee, Texas, tsa, tsa perverts, tyranny
By Lee Tien
Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Transportation Security Administration is feeling public heat these days over its combination of whole-body-image scanners and heavy-handed pat-down searches, and deservedly so.
There’s no question that reform is needed to curtail TSA’s excesses. We especially applaud the Electronic Privacy Information Center’s efforts to increase public awareness about the body scanners. But will the heat now being generated produce the kind of light we really need?
By George Donnelly
We Wont Fly.com
Thanksgiving travelers opted out of commercial air travel in large numbers across the country on Opt Out Day as reports came in of eerily quiet airports, shorter than usual security lines, swamped bus and train stations and 94 per cent of travelers opting to drive instead of fly.
We Won’t Fly has received multiple reports of the federal government’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shutting down full body scanners, selecting fewer people for secondary screening, using less invasive patdowns and being unusually friendly and helpful to flyers.
Strip search preceded execution in Nazi Germany
By Paul Craig Roberts
Foreign Policy Journal
It doesn’t take a bureaucrat long to create an empire. John Pistole, the FBI agent who took over the Transportation Security Administration on July 1 told USA Today 16 days later that protecting trains and subways from terrorist attacks will be as high a priority for him as air travel.
It is difficult to imagine New Yorkers being porno-screened and sexually groped on crowded subway platforms or showing up an hour or two in advance for clearance for a 15 minute subway ride, but once bureaucrats get the bit in their teeth, they take absurdity to its logical conclusion. Buses will be next, although it is even more difficult to imagine open air bus stops turned into security zones with screeners and gropers inspecting passengers before they board.
Posted in 911, Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, NWO, Obama and Company, Privacy, Transportation
Tagged 4th amendment, 911, civil liberties, fake terrorism, false flag, human rights, police state, Privacy, sexual assault, tsa, tsa gestapo, tsa perverts, unreasonable search
“Is that a Pistole in your pocket, Nappy, or are you just happy to see us?”
By Rady Ananda
In response to public and pilot outrage at sexual assault by transportation security authorities and to the carcinogenic x-ray machines used to scan flyers, New Jersey lawmakers announced on Monday the introduction of several resolutions banning such practices. Additionally, the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security is holding a Transportation Security Administration Oversight Hearing today (10 AM Wednesday).
While Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano seems deaf to public outrage, New Jersey lawmakers are not. Below is the video of the press conference held on Monday:
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Privacy, Transportation
Tagged 4th amendment, airport body scanners, janet napolitano, john pistole, john tyner, New Jersey ACR160, New Jersey AR127, new jersey bucks tsa, New Jersey SCR135, New Jersey SR91, pat down search, Privacy, sexual assault, tsa, tsa perverts
And More Reasons to Hate the TSA:
Posted in Constitution, Human Rights Civil Liberties, Military, Obama and Company, Privacy, Transportation
Tagged 4th amendment, airport scanner videos, Backscatter X-ray scanner, chertoff, napolitano, tsa perverts
Big Sis turns up the heat: new super-enhanced pat down more invasive
By Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones
The TSA’s invasive new screening measures include officers literally putting their hands down people’s pants if they are wearing baggy clothing in a shocking new elevation of groping procedures that have stoked a nationwide revolt against privacy-busting airport security measures.
Self-respecting John Tyner refused to be sexually molested at San Diego International Airport.
Be sure to go to the Tribune and vote in their poll. As of 4:30 pm ET, 59% of respondents said yes:
By Robert J Hawkins
San Diego Union Tribune
The Transportation Security Administration has opened an investigation targeting John Tyner, the Oceanside man who left Lindbergh Field under duress on Saturday morning after refusing to undertake a full body scan.
Tyner recorded the half-hour long encounter on his cell phone and later posted it to his personal blog, along with an extensive account of the incident. The blog went viral, attracting hundreds of thousands of readers and thousands of comments.
TSA accused of sexual molestation of passengers and pilots
By Mike Adams
When I recently wrote about opting out of the TSA’s naked body scanners and then being patted down by a TSA agent, that pat-down was conducted by the agent using the back of his hand. As of today, that technique is no longer in place. The TSA’s new guidelines call for agents to use their “palms and fingers” to “probe” your body for hidden weapons. This means TSA agents will now be feeling up your crotch, palming your breasts and fingering your testicles as part of their increasingly humiliating “X-rated pat down” technique.