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It’s A Start, I Guess

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

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.