Tag Archives: airport security

Former Governor Jesse Ventura sues the TSA over airport patdown

(excerpt from) UPI
Ventura sues TSA over airport patdown

Published: Jan. 25, 2011 at 1:18 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is suing the Transportation Security Administration for allegedly violating his privacy rights during an airport patdown…

The suit names the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano, the Transportation Security Administration and TSA Administrator John Pistole, the newspaper said.

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[LP Blog:] TSA: Airport Security is Impossible says William Stone III

Posted by Mark Hinkle at LP blog:

The concept of “airport security” is actually Access Control.  ”Access Control” is a catch-all concept that basically boils down to the idea of controlling who can’t get into a particular area and who can’t. Being stuck at airport security is something that everyone goes through.… Read more ...

The ultimate update: Naked scanners, TSA, National Opt-Out Day, and the third party point-of-view

Lists at top. Expanded excerpts below.

For information on the Wednesday, November 24, 2010 (day before Thanksgiving) National Opt-Out Day: Optoutday website, Wewontfly website, or Fedupfliers website.

What are the latest incidents alarming the public about these new security procedures?:

-A child whose pacifier set off the machines at the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport was taken out of sight of his mother to be screened.… Read more ...

Nader: TSA is delivering naked insecurity

Excerpt from an opinion piece published in USA Today, and sent out to Nader’s e-mail announcement list:

TSA is delivering naked insecurity
by Ralph Nader

To airline passengers: Get ready for naked insecurity.

To the Department of Homeland Security: If you thought this week was bad, brace yourself for a tsunami of protests in the days ahead.

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NJ Libertarian Party plans Opt-Out demo at Newark Airport

(excerpt from) Newsday
Holiday travelers’ choice: body scan or pat-down?

by Keith Herbert / November 17, 2010

The New Jersey Libertarian Party is planning a demonstration at Newark Liberty International Airport, Terminal B, on Wednesday evening and will hand out literature explaining that people may choose pat-downs rather than go through body scanners.

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Pirate Party in Germany: Nude protest against scanners

The Pirate Party’s nude protest. (As posted at All FaceBook Against Airport Full Body Scanners)

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