It’s A Start, I Guess

Finally, a politician has found the intestinal fortitude to stand up to the TSA and sue them for violations of a citizen’s right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. Well…”politician.” Well…specifically “a (singular) citizen’s right.”

[Jesse] Ventura is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to issue an injunction ordering officials to stop subjecting him to “warrantless and suspicionless” scans and body searches.

He had a hip replacement and now he will always set off a metal detector, and thus always get a pat-down. Okay, so it sucks that he’s doing this for himself and because of the TSA’s widespread abuse of power. That being said, it’s a step in the right direction. Legal precedence in this case would go a long way for the other American citizens that are offended and violated by these scans and pat-downs.

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7 Responses to “It’s A Start, I Guess”

  1. matt says:

    New favorite expansion of the TSA acronym: “Trouser Squeezing Agency”.

  2. Pitt says:

    This Sucks, Asshole

  3. matt says:

    From the Interesting People list this morning:

    Remember the old line about boiling the frog by raising the water temperature slowly? Looks like TSA does, at least at BWI.

    If you assert your right to decline being irradiated by them; they force you march though the machine anyhow; promising “Oh we won’t turn it on…”

    And I should trust them because?

  4. Dan says:

    There’s no reason not to trust them. They’re just an ill-defined body working within the government but above the Constitution that is able to sway the masses of scared sheep into any rights violations by saying, “It makes you safer.” Oh, also, they won’t allow the full body images to get leaked…again…

  5. Pitt says:

    Titty Scanning Agency

  6. Dan says:

    Terrorism Staying Alive

  7. Pitt says:

    Ah, Ah, Ah, Ah Stayin’ Alive! Stayin’ Alive!

    Tops at Scanning Anuses

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